What Flowers Bloom in December?

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The Christmas cactus and the poinsettia plant are two of the most popular December bloomers. Both of these traditional holiday plants produce blooms that range in color from light pink to deep red. Other flowers that bloom in December include African violets and amaryllis. Amaryllis is a bulb that blooms salmon, pink, multicolored, orange and red flowers, and the bulbs are harvested and replanted in time for a December bloom.

African violets require a delicate blend of water, sunlight and humidity to thrive and bloom. These fragile plants flower several times per year and can bloom in the winter months. Camellias are slow-growing plants that produce a round, rose-like bloom in the winter months. These flowers can be red, pink, white or variegated. Snowdrops are bulbs that live under the snow. These delicate white flowers are small, white and bell-shaped. Snowdrops grow through the frost for a wintry display.

The crape myrtle is a hardy plant that blooms several times per year. These flowers grow in bunches that are similar to grape clusters, making the bloom much larger to the eye than the individual flower. The crape myrtle thrives in hot and humid climates and varies in color from shades of purple and red to pink and white.