UK flowers in bloom in the winter

In the UK, January is commonly associated with post-holiday madness and some pretty bad weather. Even if there is no significant snowfall, temperatures are low enough to suggest that fresh UK flowers are not as plentiful as in June. In most cases this is true, but it doesn’t mean your UK florist will skimp on your order. Although the flowers cannot be grown locally due to the climate, they can be imported from other, warmer locations.


Some of the top options

There are literally dozens of flowers to choose from. Some are best suited as focal flowers, while others are mass flowers or fillers. Of all the UK flowers available this time of year, the following are some of the most popular:

  • Acacia
  • Alstroemeria
  • Anthurium
  • Aster
  • Amaryllis
  • Bouvardia
  • Calla Lily
  • Calendula
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Delphinium
  • Freesia
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris
  • Helleborus (also known as the Christmas Rose)
  • Gerbera
  • Narcissus
  • Liatris
  • Rose (a staple in any flower shop)
  • Protea
  • Tulip
  • Wax flower

Where to show them off

When choosing your UK flowers, it’s important to consider where you plan on displaying them. During the winter, harsh outdoor conditions can make the windows in your home quite cold. As a result, the air near the windows may also be cold, and your flowers may not like it. Take a moment to consider the type of climate best suited to growing roses. They love warmer weather and so you should keep the flowers in a comfortably warm (not hot) part of your home.


Not all of the UK flowers listed above bloom during the winter. However, due to the constant demand for flowers such as roses, it is important for florists to always keep them in stock. If you’re unsure about the types of flowers available during a particular season, check the seasonal flowers section of your favourite online florist. Here you will have quick and easy access to some of the best options if you are looking for cheap flowers without sacrificing the all-important aesthetic appeal.