December Pink Flowers

116 varieties of pink flowers blooming in December

There were 116 varieties of pink flowers that bloom in December (as of December 1, 2022) in the Kagiken Hana Zukan. Of these, the most prominent are sasanquas, camellias, orchids, early-blooming plums, primrose flowers, and orchids, which bloom steadily throughout the year.

(1) Sasanqua and camellia

In early winter, when cold weather sets in, sasanquas and camellias come into their own. Both are members of the camellia genus.


Camellia japonica (camellia japonica), such as Utamaro (Camellia japonica 'Utamaro') and Momoware (Camellia japonica cv. Momoware), are in full bloom.


Sasanqua (Camellia sasanqua), including Camellia sasanqua 'Egao' (spring sasanqua) and Camellia sasanqua 'Shishigashira' (second group of camellia varieties), are in bloom.

(2) Ume plum and primrose

Plum blossoms

The extremely early plum blossoms, Primula malacoides comonly called as Fairy primrose or Baby Primrose (scientific name: Primula malacoides) and other primrose species begin to bloom.

(3) Orchids bloom almost all year round

In the orchid genus, orchids such as Moth orchid or Phalaenopsis aphrodite ( scientific name: Phalaenopsis aphrodite) and cymbidium (scientific name: Cymbidium sp.) continue to bloom in greenhouses and warm rooms at home.

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