Yuletide & Christmas

Deck the Halls with flowers, herbs, and plants of the season.

December 25th

"The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown"

 

The flowers of Yule and Christmas are important parts of tradition and regional festive displays. Enjoy this floral "Fa la la la la" for the season!

Click a flower for more seasonal and holiday folklore!

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Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Pride, Splendid Beauty

Other common names

Belladonna Lily, Naked Ladies

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

"And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge." (non-traditional)

Other common names

Christmas Rose

Christmas Rose

Relieve my anxiety or Scandal/Calumny

Other common names

Hellebore, Clove-tongue, St. Agnes' rose, Christmas plant, Christopher's herb, Christ's herb, Bear's foot, Black hellebore, Brumal rose

Euphorbia (Tiny Tim)

Euphorbia (Tiny Tim)

"God bless us, everyone!" (non-traditional)

Other common names

Spurge, Snakeroot, Asthma Plant

Ginger

Ginger

Strength

Other common names

Lemon

Lemon

Zest

Other common names

Pincone

Pincone

Other common names

Rosemary

Rosemary

Remembrance

Other common names

Compass Plant, Compass Weed, Encensier, Herbe Aux Couronnes, Old Man, Polar Plant, Romarin, Romarin Des Troubadours, Romero, Rose de Marie

Artemisia

Artemisia

Absence

Other common names

Wormwood, Mary's Tree, Green Ginger, Old Woman

Chestnut Tree

Chestnut Tree

Do me justice, Luxury

Other common names

Bread tree, Sardian nut, Jupiter's nut, husked nut, Spanish chestnut

Coral Bells (Plum Pudding)

Coral Bells (Plum Pudding)

"Bring us some figgy pudding" (non-traditional)

Other common names

Bell Flower

Fir

Fir

Elevation

Other common names

Holly

Holly

Foresight, Domestic Happiness

Other common names

Mistletoe

Mistletoe

Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties

Other common names

Pinecone

Pinecone

Life/Fertility

Other common names

St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas

Be good! (non-traditional)

Other common names

Boswellia

Boswellia

Faithful Heart

Other common names

Frankincense

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Home for the Holidays (non-traditional)

Other common names

Dahlia (Santa Claus)

Dahlia (Santa Claus)

"Ho ho ho" (non-traditional)

Other common names

Frankincense

Frankincense

Faithful Heart

Other common names

Boswellia

Ivy

Ivy

Friendship, Fidelity, Marriage

Other common names

Bindwood, Lovestone

Myrrh

Myrrh

Gladness

Other common names

Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Be of Good Cheer

Other common names

Star Flower

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

Reconciliation, Purity

Other common names