As fall changes into winter, you may think all the pretty flowers have stopped blooming. But that is not the case at all! During the fall and winter, many beautiful, bold, and vibrant flowers are still in bloom. So, if you are planning a special event or a wedding, rest assured you will have no trouble rounding up plenty of gorgeous flowers for your end-of-the-year celebrations. Keep reading below to discover some of Mother Nature’s most spectacular cold-weather blooms.
Gorgeous Flowers in Bloom at the End of the Year
Soft, spindly, and velvety, amaranthus flowers are striking for their long, tassel-like flowers that come in colors ranging from pale green to dusty orange to vivid magenta. Often seen elegantly cascading over the side of a vase, this bloom exudes elegance and flair. Once cut, the amaranthus can last for weeks. In Antiquity, the amaranthus symbolized long-lasting life and immortality and today represents love and beauty.
Anemones grow in bright colors of blue, pink, purple, white, and red. The most common variety is easily recognizable with its large dark center surrounded by delicate leaves. Loved by brides, florists, and event planners for its stunning beauty, the anemone symbolizes change, anticipation, and protection from harm.
Calla lilies are sweet, elegant, and sophisticated. Often, a bride will carry just a bunch of lovely calla lilies as her bouquet. Coming in a wide range of colors such as deep plum, burgundy, white, pink, and blue, a shade can be found that will work with any theme or color palette. Calla lilies are pretty sturdy and hold up well for indoor and outdoor events.
An ornate flower, the camellia has grown in popularity recently, for a good reason – it’s magnificent. The camellia is a winter-time gem with soft, layered petals in bright shades of red, pink, and white. Camellia flowers symbolize love, affection, and devotion, making them perfect for weddings.
Chrysanthemums come in a mind-boggling variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. From the always popular single bloom species to frilly spider mums, voluminous pompoms, and dazzling spoon blooms, you’re sure to find terrific mums that fit with any style.
The magnificent dahlia is a big, lavish flower with a full, round shape and numerous petals. They grow in various colors, such as creamy pinks and peaches, bright yellows and oranges, and bold reds and burgundy. Dahlias are popular event flowers because these large, fluffy blooms are a marvel to behold, plus they symbolize commitment and long-lasting union.
Larger than the traditional rose, the garden rose has many soft, ruffled petals densely packed together, creating a striking, voluminous bloom. Perfect for weddings and events, garden roses have a sweet, pleasant fragrance and come in a wide range of colors. The rose is universally recognized for representing love and romance, which is why they are popular on anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. With its high petal count, texture, and size, the garden rose makes an excellent substitute for the peony.
A bloom that has romance written all over it, the ranunculus flower is packed with paper-thin petals encircling each other, creating a wondrous design and texture when closed. When open, the numerous delicate petals expand into a soft, glorious bloom that is hard to believe is real. Growing in shades of creamy yellow, dark pink, soft orange, and deep burgundy, ranunculus flowers work well with bold or pastel palettes. Symbolizing attractiveness and charm, it’s no wonder this fantastic bloom is so prevalent in wedding decor.
The cute and trendy succulent has become popular in special events and wedding decor showing up in bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. Their thick, plump leaves and charming shapes add intrigue and organic beauty to any setting. Available year-round, light green and lavender-colored succulents work with any of the above florals nicely.
For filler, seek out cool fall and winter features that add texture and wild beauty, such as dried seed pods, craspedia, willow branches, hypericum berries, sea holly, and spiral eucalyptus leaves. For all your wedding and special event floral needs, contact Walter Knoll Florist – Weddings & Events.