Traditional blooms for the holiday season

If you enjoy the holidays and traditional festive décor, you will be happy to know that there are a number of amazing traditional blooms that will make your home feel like Christmas. If you are not quite sure where to begin, here are some of the top choices.

Mistletoe and holly

While they may not technically be traditional blooms, mistletoe and holly berries along with their distinct foliage can be seen in various holiday designs as well as printed on festive wrapping paper. Remember, both of these plants can be toxic if ingested so you should make sure that you take care if you have pets or young children.

Festive foliage

Traditional blooms are not just about flowers. Foliage is important too. The most popular types of Christmas foliage are fir and pine. Ivy can also help you create some amazing table displays. They can be used to create a cascading effect and they stay green for a considerable amount of time even when not in water.


One of the most popular traditional blooms around this time of year is not a bloom at all – the poinsettia. What looks like flowers are actually modified leaves. The red variety are the most popular but there are white ones too. These plants can be set in various parts of your home, including around the base of your Christmas tree.

Christmas rose

The Christmas rose is another lovely choice for this time of year. According to legend, a shepherdess found this flower beneath the snow with the help of an angel. She presented these blooms to the baby Jesus to celebrate his birth.

Christmas cactus

Contrary to the name, this plant is not actually a cactus at all. It is actually a tropical plant which means that it will enjoy moderate temperatures, higher levels of humidity and regular watering. This plant will produce beautiful blooms provided these basic needs are met.

As you can see, there are several wonderful choices if you are looking for traditional blooms for the holidays. Don’t feel limited to a single plant either. You can invest in multiple plants to spruce up several areas in your home.