Top 10 Winter Flowers for a Cozy Home

Top 10 Winter Flowers for a Cozy Home

As the crisp air of winter settles in, there's no better way to bring the season's beauty indoors than with a stunning display of seasonal flowers or foliages.

Winter offers a natural palette of colours, fragrance and textures that can transform any space into a cozy, inviting home.

At Kate Hill Flowers, we specialise in curating exquisite floral arrangements, flower bouquets and vase designs that capture the true essence of each season. Here are our top 10 winter flowers that are perfect for house flowers, bringing warmth and elegance to your home.

1. Buddy Magnolia Branches

Magnolia Branches

Buddy Magnolia branches are a striking choice for winter decor. Their robust, sculptural quality adds a dramatic element to any arrangement. The large, velvety buds on these branches promise a beautiful bloom, providing a dynamic, evolving display.

Perfect for tall vases, Buddy Magnolia branches can stand alone or be paired with other winter foliage for a more complex arrangement. Their presence exudes a sense of sophistication and natural beauty, making them a favourite for those looking to make a bold statement with Melbourne flowers.

Flower Tip - Display the buddy magnolia in water if you would like the flowers to protrude. Alternatively, display in a vase without water and the buddy magnolia will last for months and stay budding. 

2. Magnolia Foliage

Magnolia Foliage

The glossy, deep green leaves of Magnolia foliage are a versatile addition to any winter arrangement. These leaves provide a lush backdrop that enhances the colours of surrounding fresh flowers.

Magnolia foliage is durable and long-lasting, ensuring your arrangements remain fresh and vibrant for longer. Its rich, earthy tones complement a variety of flowers, making it an excellent choice for adding depth and texture to your Melbourne flowers delivery. We love the little gem and teddy magnolia varieties in winter.

Flower Tip - Refresh the water every second day and your magnolia foliage will last for weeks and weeks. Add a hint of bleach to the vase water or clean the vase with a hint of bleach and this will help remove any bacteria in the vase.

3. Monsteria Foliage

Monsteria Foliage

Monsteria foliage, with its lush shiny green leaf, is a great long lasting leaf to use for house flowers. 

These leaves can be used to create stunning backdrops or to add a touch of simplicity to any vase. Monsteria leaves are great to feature by themselves or include as an edging foliage. And look amazing on mass.

Flower Tip - Monsteria foliage lasts for weeks, 2 to 3 weeks depending on care and the environment. Refresh the water every 3 days and recut the stem to maximise their longivity.

4. Tulips


Winter tulips come in a range of warm hues such as deep reds, pinks, and peach tones. Tulips are in an abundance in winter so all their varieties are in season and available. Their elegant, cup-shaped blooms add a touch of grace and simplicity to any arrangement.

Tulips are versatile and can be used in both minimalist arrangements or more elaborate bouquets, making them a beloved choice for fresh flowers in Melbourne.

Flower Tip - Only source tight and premium quality tulips that aren't showing too much colour in the bloom or that are quite closed. Tulips that are in full bloom, with long dandily stems and open flowers will only last a few days. Kate Hill Flowers only sources the freshest and finest flowers so you have peace of mind your Tulips will last 7-14 days (or more).


5. Erlicheer

Erlicheer Flowers

Erlicheer, a type of Narcissus, is known for its delightful and pungent fragrance and charming, multi-petaled little blooms.

These flowers typically bloom in clusters, creating a full, lush appearance. The creamy white and yellow tones of Erlicheer flowers add a soft, gentle touch to autumn arrangements. Their sweet scent is an added bonus, infusing your home with a pleasant, natural fragrance that evokes the freshness of a garden in bloom.

Flower Tip - If you don't like fragrant flowers in the home, don't opt for any variety of a Narcissus as they all have a very string scent to them which can trigger people's allergens. If you like or love fragrant flowers in the home but find it can be too much, move the vase around the home and place in the laundry or bathroom overnight so the vase of fragrant Erlicheer isn't irritating you during the night. They are a really cost effective flower variety to fill your home with so a great house flowers for the cooler months.


6. Stock

Stock Flowers

Stock flowers are a wonderful addition to winter arrangements due to their rich colours and spicy scent. Available in shades of pink, purple, white, and cream, stock flowers add a burst of colour and a delightful strong fragrance to your home.

Their tall, clustered blooms provide height and structure to arrangements, making them a versatile choice for both centrepieces and accent pieces. The longevity of stock flowers ensures that your displays will remain vibrant and fragrant throughout the season, perfect for flowers for the home.

Flower Tip - Stock vase water quickly changes to a mirky stagnant water so you must change the vase water every second day (or every day), clean thoroughly with bleach and leave a capful of bleach in the water. This might help the vase water. When throwing out the Stock, block your nose and run from the green waste bin as the smell of old Stock flowers is disgusting!

7. Freesias

Freesia Flowers

Freesias are beloved for their sweet, citrusy scent and delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers. These blooms come in a variety of colours, including white, yellow, pink, and purple, offering a versatile palette for autumn arrangements.

Freesias are perfect for adding a touch of elegance and fragrance to any room. Their slender stems and graceful blooms can be used in both mixed bouquets and as standalone arrangements, making them a popular choice for those looking to add a hint of refinement to their home decor with Melbourne flowers. 

Flower Tip - A beautiful and easy house flower to arrange. Always buy Freesias when they are tight and not in full bloom. Once they start to open, pluck off the most open first flower and this will allow for the other flowers to open.

8. Hyacinth


Hyacinth are a classic choice for winter arrangements, known for their petite, fragrant blooms and sweet style. Hyacinths are versatile and can be used in both traditional and contemporary designs, making them a timeless addition to your winter decor with fresh flowers.

Flower Tip - Do not cut the bulb end off the end of the stems. Keep the bottom of the stem on and your Hyacinth will last longer and not fall apart. Refresh the water every second day (do not cut the stems) and your Hyacinth last 7-14 days.

9. Orchids

Orchid Flowers

Cymbidium and Phalaenopsis orchids are a stunning choice for winter floral arrangements. Their exotic, long-lasting blooms come in a variety of colours, including white, pink, yellow, burgundy and green.

These orchids add a touch of luxury and sophistication to any arrangement. Orchids are perfect for creating striking centrepieces or adding a focal point to larger displays. Their unique appearance make them a standout choice for those looking to make a statement with Melbourne flowers delivery.


10. Banksia

Banksia Flowers

Banksia flowers are a unique and striking addition to autumn arrangements. Native to Australia, Banksias are grown predominantly in WA and SA and some parts of VIC.

These flowers are known for their bold, cylindrical blooms and vibrant colours, which range from yellow and orange to red and pink. Banksias add a touch of wild, natural beauty to any arrangement, making them perfect for creating a rustic, winter look.

Their sturdy stems and long-lasting blooms ensure that your arrangements will remain fresh and eye-catching throughout the season, ideal for house flowers.

Flower Tip - Display banksias in a heavy based vase and fill the water level high. Banksias look stunning just by themselves or with a hint of textural foliage. 



Embracing the beauty of winter at home through floral arrangements is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. At Kate Hill Flowers, we offer a wide selection of winter flowers and foliage that are perfect for creating stunning house flowers. From the bold presence of Buddy Magnolia branches to the delicate elegance of freesias, these top 10 winter flowers provide a diverse palette to suit any taste and decor style.

Whether you're looking to create a simple, understated arrangement or a lavish, opulent display, these flowers will bring warmth, colour, and fragrance to your home, making it a cozy sanctuary during the cooler months.

Let the Kate Hill Flowers team help you capture the essence of winter with our expertly curated floral arrangements. We welcome you to visit our website or stop by our florist shop in Southbank, Melbourne to explore our full range of winter flowers and discover how we can transform your home with the beauty of the season.

For flower delivery in Melbourne, you can always count on us to bring the freshest and finest right to your doorstep.

Kate x

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