A beautiful bouquet can easily help to brighten up your home at any time of the year. Of course, Christmas should be no exception. Make sure that you are taking full advantage of the extensive variety of festive flowers on display at this time of year, and brighten up your home with a burst of winter colour. Whether you are in Edinburgh itself or further afield, our Edinburgh flower delivery service can help you to take the stress out of your festive flower arrangements.
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Choosing the right flower arrangement to suit your Christmas can be tricky and rife with decisions. Should you go for holly or ivy? Which wreath design do you prefer? Must you stick to the classic poinsettia or can you go for something different this year? That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to all the best Christmas flowers out there, to help you decide which winter flower arrangement is right for you.
It goes without saying that this list wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include the humble poinsettia. Indigenous to Mexico, the poinsettia is widely renowned for its bright, colourful red and green foliage. It has been used in Christmas bouquets and floral displays for many years, supposedly originating with an old Mexican legend which details how the poinsettia first became interlinked with Christmas. With its striking colours and handy festive flowering, the poinsettia looks to continue being a sure-fire staple of Christmas bouquets for a long time to come.
Holly is an evergreen shrub with spiky, dark green leaves and bright red berries. Like the poinsettia, holly has become synonymous with Christmas, and the two even boast the same festive colour palette. Although it can be used to bulk out a floral display, holly is also the perfect ingredient for Christmas wreaths. Its durability, striking colours, and instant recognisability all work in its favour.
Another plant that people instantly associate with Christmas is mistletoe. Similar to holly, mistletoe is an evergreen plant, although this has white berries instead of red ones. Mistletoe also attaches itself to other trees and grows in their branches. Widely recognised as a symbol of romance at Christmas time, people have been honouring the old tradition of kissing under the mistletoe since Victorian times. Aside from the tradition of hanging mistletoe from the ceiling and in doorways, mistletoe can also be a great addition to a floral centrepiece.
Hippeastrum, or amaryllis as it’s more commonly known, is the perfect flower to bring some winter colour to your bouquet. Its trumpet-shaped flowers come in a variety of colours ranging from deep scarlet red to pure white, so it’s also easy to pick a variety to suit the colours of your bouquet.
The hellebore, or Christmas rose, is the perfect flower to add a little delicacy to a festive bouquet. Its pure white flowers often turn a dusky pink with age, creating a unique effect that will only improve as winter wears on. Its deep green foliage also fits in with the traditional Christmas colour palette, so it’s the perfect plant to match your flower arrangement.
So, there you go – five of our favourite picks for your festive bouquet or flower arrangement this winter. If you’re still searching for some Christmas gift inspiration, don’t despair. Take a look at our guide to the best Christmas chocolate hampers for some additional ideas!