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December is always associated with holiday celebrations such as Christmas and the coming of the New Year. December, being a winter month, is an excellent time of the year to plant, grow, find, and cut winter flowers. Similarly, this is the time where the birth flower if December, the narcissus, is abundant.

Narcissus' Meaning and Symbols

The flower narcissus is the flower that represents the month of December, the same way the gem stone turquoise represents this month. The meaning behind the narcissus flower is respect and faithfulness, as well as humility and modesty.

The Narcissus Flower and Romance

During the ancient times, expressing one's feelings was totally prohibited. The culture then did not allow one to show the feelings and affection to the other, and it was at this time where giving of flowers was done to express ones feelings. By giving narcissus flower, it was the giver's way of expressing to the recipient ''you are the one'', or ''I have found you'', or ''I have found my true love in you.'' Suffice it to say, giving narcissus flowers means a love found.

Narcissus Flower Facts

The Narcissus flower comes in a variety of colours, and the most common ones are the varieties of white, yellow, and orange. This flower is native to the Mediterranean region and in some parts of Asia, particularly the country China. Over the years, it has increased the areas where it can grow. The US, for instance, is abundant with the narcissus flowers.

Other Flowers That Bloom in December

Cassia:

This flower has about 500 varieties. It is also known by the name Golden Shower Tree. This flower is a native to the Indian subcontinent and can be found as well in the south-eastern part of Asia. Through the years, it has broadened its area of cultivation, and now, it can even be seen in different parts of the US. In India, the flower cassia plays an important role in their traditional and cultural events.

Cyclamen:

This flower serves as a house plant and its beauty can instantly liven up any area of the house. The winter temperate benefits this plant, and so it is also excellent to grow outdoors. Despite its ability to grow in the month of December, high humidity is important when growing this flower. The most common shades of cyclamen are pink, white, and red.

Gerbera:

One of the famous varieties of daisy flower, the Gerbera is also one of the flowers that can grow in the month of December. Though gerberas are always seen in pots, in floral arrangements, and in lovely bouquets, blooming gerberas in the garden can also be very pleasing to the eyes. However, one must be very keen on getting rid of caterpillars, one of the insects that get attracted with Gerbera.

Winter Camellias:

If the weather is not too cold, winter camellias bloom during the early days of the cold months. Protecting winter camellias from strong winds is actually one of the challenges a gardener faces when maintaining winter camellias.



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SNO Flowers Name Flowers Common Names Flowers Description
1 Agapanthus African lily Tall stem with umbel of funnel shaped flowers on a leafless
2 Alpinia ginger prawn-like flower will open in
3 Alstroemeria peruvian lily miniature lilies‚ with spotted or striped markings‚ shaded colour‚ or
4 Amaryllis knight star Amaryllis have large flamboyant starry trumpets which Spring from huge papery bulbs.
5 Ammi queen Anne's lace Ammi has the same flower shape as
6 Anemone windflower Anemone flowers managed to produce in the last few years‚ are remarkable‚ and
7 Anigozanthos kangaroo paw Anigozanthas has long furry‚ velvety buds that open the tip of the stems
8 Anthurium flamingo flower Their unmistakable glossy heart-shaped flower
9 Bouvardia Bouvardia Bouvardia are certainly not common flowers. If you study them closely‚ you find
10 Carnation Carnation The carnation isone large flower per stem‚ or a spray carnation with lots of
11 Cattleya Orchid corsage orchid The leaves are sold as Orca
12 Chincherinchee Chincherinchee Their flowers‚ bell and star-shaped‚ are showy and sometimes very
13 Chrysanthemum ox-eye daisy The chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapon and
14 Craspedia drumstick Craspedia is Small‚ golden globular head tightly packed with florets on long‚
15 Cymbidium Orchid Cymbidiun hybrid Sprays of 8 -10 large broad-petalled flowers on long
16 Dendrobium Orchid King orchid Sprays of 10-12 dainty flowers on slender stems‚ often like daffodils in
17 Eryngium sea holly The plant has deepy-cut leaves shaped like holly‚ and sometimes just as
18 Eucharis amazon lily Each stem bears at least two flowerheads and often up to
19 Euphorbia fulgens scarlet plume Euphorbia has long‚ elegantly curved branches with tiny pointed leaves along the
20 Forsythia Forsythia Forsythia is well known as a garden plant‚ but is also available as a cut flowering
21 Freesia Freesia Freesias are among the most popular and widely grown cut flowers in the world‚ with
22 Gerbera transvaal daisy Gerbera are little hairs on the stem act as gerbera?s leaves‚ so if they are put
23 Gypsophila baby's breath Gypsophila has many slender branching stems‚ each bearing many tiny button-shaped
24 Heliconia species lobster claw The variety shown here has upright facing flowers; some forms‚ called hanging
25 Hellebore christmas rose The flowers' translucent petals and dotty stamens‚ combined with delicately pointed
26 Hyacinth hyacinth Nowadays the cut flowers are sold with roots intact at the bottom to make the flowers
27 Hydrangea Hortensia Hydrangea are small‚ star-shaped flowers packed closely together to form a rounded
28 Hypericum st john's wort Remove the leaves as these fade quickly and are not as ornamental as the
29 Iris Bearded The popularity of irises over the centuries has been demonstrated in the still life
30 Kniphofia red-hot poker The downward-pointing flowers open from the bottom of the stem upwards‚ revealing
31 Leucospermum pincushion protea Leucospermum are very strange looking flowers‚ almost like plastic pan
32 Lilac lilac The cut flower is far more glamorous than the shrub with long branches laden with
33 Lily lilium The lily was the holy flower of the ancient
34 Limonium sea lavender Limonium flowers look stunning en masse‚ by themselves or as an ideal
35 Lisianthus eustoma Lisianthus has been one of the most popular flowers exhibited by the Flowers & Plants
36 Moluccella bells of Ireland Moluccella is bell shaped calyxes enclosing the tiny real white fragrant flowers inside
37 Narcissus tazetta narcissus have sap which is toxic to other
38 Nerine guernsey lily The nerine is an elegant and dainty flower with long stems showing off the slender petals
39 Oncidium Orchid golden shower orchid Delicate sprays of tiny flowers‚ shaped like skirted dancing
40 Paphiopedilum Orchid lady's slipper orchid One or two flowers per stem‚ shaped like helmets with moustaches
41 Phalaenopsis Orchid moth orchid Sprays of up to 15 large waxy flat oval-shaped flowers on long
42 Phlox Garden Phlox Phlox are very thirsty flowers so keep the water topped
43 Protea sugarbush The flower is surrounded by colourful
44 Ranunculus turban buttercup Ranunculus was so good-looking that he was loved by
45 Rose rose The red rose is the symbol of England and is worn on St George's Day. It is also the
46 Rudbeckia coneflower Large yellow daisy-like flower head with a domed
47 Strelitzia bird of paradise Purchase Strelitzia when the first flower bud is fully
48 Sunflower Common Sunflower Sun flower is large flower head with usually a big dark centre and bright yellow
49 Tuberose tuberose Tuberose is therefore more commonly used in bridal
50 Tulip tulip Tulips are the third-biggest selling flower in Holland and are also very popular in the
51 Vanda Orchid Vanda Orchid Vanda orchid is Elegant five petalled flowers‚ several to a
52 Zantedeschia arum The petals are fleshy and very easily bruised‚ take care when transporting or