There’s a common misconception that spring/summer is the most gorgeous time for flowers. And while it is true that beautiful blooms feature, winter flowers are not to be dismissed, as we prove...
89 Petals floral designer Megan says, “Always go for roses in the winter, in any colour. And hydrangeas; they actually change colour from autumn to winter, with pinks becoming reds and greens, so the tones are more muted. Beautiful.”
The brassica, also known as the cabbage plant to many, are also stunning green and purple hues at this time of year and are a wonderful addition to a floral arrangement or standalone flower.
“The hellebore Christmas rose is of course very timely and the amaryllis can also be seen everywhere during the festive season. They range from red to white and every shade in between.”
Chrysanthemum really come into their own during the winter as well, with beautiful large 'mop heads' and even 'incurve' varieties.
Megan also recommends eryngium, little blue thistle flowers, which are especially pretty this time of year and particularly long lasting.
Berry flowers and foliage are also a favourite of Megan’s at this time of year. Rosehips and viburnum berries are just a few you could choose from, and that feature in some of our seasonal bouquets.
Here at 89 Petals, we create new floral designs every two weeks, using only seasonal blooms. So why not treat yourself or someone special to our latest winter creation? It's sure to make their home look beautifully festive.
Caring for winter petals - Megan gives her top tips…
- You care for winter flowers in the same way, as they are a fresh, cut flower. Follow our step-by-step care guide for more advice.
- Heating is the biggest issue for winter blooms. Your radiators will be hot, so ensure you don’t place your vase near a radiator or fireplace as you want to keep them as cool as possible so they last.
- And remember, early spring flowers start coming in December, so be on the look out for those, to make you feel like the warm spring weather is just around the corner.