The time for decking the halls might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still beautify your home. Every day is a good day to brighten your home with a beautiful floral arrangement. What better way to chase away the post-holiday blues than with a beautiful bouquet or a bright and colorful garden? The question is, what flowers make sense and are in season during the winter in California?
Here with all the answers are your professional florists in San Francisco, CA at The Delicate Daisy – House of Flowers. Since 1939, we’ve been your premier locally owned and operated floral destination. If there’s one thing we know, it’s flowers, particularly California flowers. Here’s everything you want to know about what’s in season in California in the wintertime:
- Calendulas: These daisy-like flowers come in a variety of colors. Choose from the classic bright yellow or orange or one of the subtler shades, such as cream, soft yellow and apricot. Calendulas offer bright color from late fall all the way until spring in California. Plus, they are long-lasting in a vase. Calendulas do need a lot of sun, but they can tolerate many soils as long as they have good drainage.
- English primrose: Most people associate primroses with the spring and summer months, but the English primrose (and a few other varieties) are hardy enough to last all winter. These flowers are circular and may grow alone or in clusters from a foliage rosette. The plants grow to be about 8 to 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide. You will find that the English primrose comes in just about every color, making it a versatile and beautiful addition to any winter garden.
- Winter jasmine: Winter jasmine, unlike its cousin, is an unscented flower, but it stands out beautifully in any winter garden. The stems are slender and willowy, with the bright yellow flowers appearing in winter through spring. Unsupported, this plant will grow to about 4 feet high, but if you train it onto a wall it can reach about 15 feet. Winter jasmine can grow well in the winter, but it will need plenty of sun and good soil.
- Pansy: These flowers may be small, but they are mighty. Pansies deliver lots of blooms for a long period of time, even in the winter. These flowers are low-growing (about 6 to 10 inches tall) and come in a wide variety of shades and colors, including bi-colors and solids.
- Viola: Violas are a relative to the pansy, but a bit smaller. They come in a variety of bright colors and have a sweet fragrance. The viola is a wonderful winter plant and self-sows quite easily. While rain can beat down pansies, violas bounce back very well. Violas typically grow in masses, which makes them perfect for borders, edging and covering for spring bulbs.
For more tips like these, and to see our winter selection of flowers, stop in at The Delicate Daisy – House of Flowers, your local florist in San Francisco, CA, today!