The best time of the year to visit Cyprus to see nature in all her
glory is in Febuary and March. This is the time flower species make
the most of the moist winter conditions.The whole country side is
alive with fields of Poppies, Anemones and Buttercups.
Whilst higher up in the Troodos area 45 types of Orchids may be
found.One such Orchid is the Kotschys Bee Orchid which is endemic
On the higher slopes around Mount Olympus yellow and white Cyprus
Crocus are found, This flower is from the Iris family and as it
is an endangered species it is protected by law. The rare and delicate
dark red Tulip is also found in this area and it too is protected
Of the 127 different species of wild flowers growing in Cyprus,
67 can be found in and around the Troodos Mountain area.
Various fruit trees are in bloom at this time with the Cherry trees
giving a spectacular display.
Seasonal guide to flowers in Cyprus
January, February, March
Anemone, Astromeria, Apple Blossom, Bachelor Button, Carnation, Cherry
Blossom, Daffodil, Fern, Freesia, Iris, Ivy, Lilac, Lily of the Valley,
Peony, Quince, Roses, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Violet.
April, May, June
Aster, Astromeria, Bachelor Button, Bells of Ireland, Calla Lily,
Carnation, Dahlia, Kaisy, Delphinium, Fern, Fuchsia, Geranium, Gladiola,
Honeysuckle, Hydrangea, Ivy, Orange Blossom, Roses, Zinnia.
July, August, September
Aster, Astromeria, Bachelor Button, Bittersweet, Carnation, Celosia,
Chinese Lantern, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Fern, Fuschia, Hydrangea,
Ivy, Marigold, Montbretia, Roses, Zinnia.
October, November, December
Amaryllis, Astromeria, Bachelor Button, Camellia, Carnation, Daffodil,
Fern, Ginestra, Hyacinth, Ivy, mimosa, Orchid, Paperwhite Narcissus,
Roses Star-of-Bethlehem, Tulip
Year - round
Daisy, Delphinium, Gardenia, Lily, Orchid, Stephanotis.