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December Birth Flower: Narcissus

Even though it’s the holiday season, we can’t let you forget about the people in your life with December birthdays! The birth flower for December is the Narcissus. Keep reading to learn more about this gorgeous wintry flower.


There are a wide variety of Narcissus flowers that bloom in the spring, including the daffodil. However, there are a few that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite Narcissus, making them the perfect choice for December. Narcissus flowers originated in the Mediterranean, and eventually made its way to China and Europe. European colonists brought it along with them to North America. Today, Narcissus is mostly grown in Holland and Great Britain.

Flower Meaning

These flowers are available in several colors, including yellow, white, orange, and pink. The paperwhite Narcissus that is the most popular in December is widely associated with good wishes, hope, and wealth. It can also represent sweetness, purity, and simplicity. It is seen as a symbol of the new year in many cultures.

Interesting Facts

  • Their name comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, who was obsessed with his own reflection in the water and drowned because of it.
  • Narcissus are one of the earliest flowers to bloom, so they are often seen as a symbol of springtime.
  • An extract from the flower is used in Alzheimer’s medications.

Flowers are the perfect birthday gift to send in December! Find a local florist today to pick out something beautiful!

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