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Creating Warm Winter Arrangements with Radiant Red Flowers

The winter months can often feel drab and dreary, especially once all the holiday décor has been packed up and stored away for another year. However, the cheer brought into our homes during the holiday season doesn’t have to end once January begins. The beauty, joy, and comfort we find in seasonal flowers may come from Christmas centerpieces, lovely poinsettia plants, and holiday arrangements sent by far-away loved ones, all of which can include rich and radiant red blooms and even those mimicking Pantone’s 2023 Color of the Year, Viva Magenta. Although red is a festive hue, it can also lift our spirits through January, symbolize love in February, and remind us in March of the warmth that is coming soon in spring. This winter, send homemade red flower arrangements to friends and family or brighten your home with your own creations with fresh red blooms from Cascade Floral Wholesale.

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The Symbolism of Winter’s Best Red Flowers

  • Amaryllis – A symbol of radiant beauty, the tall and sturdy red amaryllis also represents strength and determination. 
  • Anemone – Simple yet striking, the red anemone symbolizes love.
  • Anthurium – Exotic and tropical, the red anthurium bloom represents happiness and hospitality.
  • Aster – a symbol of undying devotion, this daisy-like bloom is a popular flower in Greek mythology.
  • Carnation – Soft, subtle, and pretty, the red carnation is a symbol of admiration.
  • Dahlia – A natural statement flower, the red dahlia symbolizes commitment.
  • Rose – The ultimate symbol of love and romance, the fragrant rose comes in various red hues, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Adding More Seasonal Favorites

When curating the best collection of red flowers for a winter arrangement, be sure to collect variations of red hues that will add stunning dimension. Accenting your seasonal red flowers with bundles of refreshing greenery and white winter blooms will also help bring your arrangement to life. Incorporate hints of blue, purple, or burgundy flowers to create a serene, relaxing, and moody feel, perfect for a cold winter’s evening. For a romantic Valentine’s Day surprise, include red, white, or pink lilies, especially stargazer lilies, and sweet pink flowers that add a touch of grace, femininity, and adoration.

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Incorporating a Touch of Winter

As December’s end nears, the winter season is only beginning. This means seasonal elements and accessories, like pinecones, winter berries, cinnamon sticks, dried oranges, dried cranberries, and even white flocking, are still “in!” Add these winter touches to your arrangements and bouquets for extra warmth, coziness, and texture. Get creative by thoughtfully placing these items among seasonal blooms in arrangements, inside a clear vase for decoration, or on the same shelf you display your winter flowers for a put-together winter look.

If you’re looking for a great way to spruce up your home and banish the winter doldrums, you can’t go wrong with rich red flowers! After the Christmas tree, stockings, Santa Clauses, reindeer, and other holiday items are put away, your home can feel quite empty, bare, or simply cold. Brighten it up with your favorite warm red flowers. Check out our selection of gorgeous winter blooms here at Cascade Floral Wholesale.