What flowers are in bloom in january?

Updated February 21, 2017

Most plants, trees and shrubs bloom from early spring until late fall, making gardens, lawns and homes a dark and drab environment, as far as plant life is concerned. Fortunately, there are several flowers that do bloom in the middle of winter in the month of January, including the ones listed below.


Most pansies will bloom until heavy winter hits and will bloom again during the mild parts of winter, even in January. A winter variety of pansies can even withstand light snowfalls.

Witch Hazel

Witch hazel starts to bloom late fall to mid January and lasts until mid March or April. The blooms are red or yellow in colour giving gardens a splash of colour in the winter.


Hellebore blooms can start popping out of the ground as early as January. Their blooms are white, yellow, red or pink.


Winter cammellias bloom from January until April giving colour to the garden to an otherwise darker time of year.


Poinsettias' blooms respond to the shortened hours of daylight, making it a perfect indoor plant for January. To get poinsettias to bloom may take a little bit of work by keeping it in the dark 12 to 15 hours a day starting in October.

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Melissa Lewis is a former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist. She has also written for various online publications. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.