When you picture a season filled with gorgeous blooms, spring is probably the first season to come to mind. That doesn’t have to be the case, though! Even in some of the colder winters, there are some flowers that will show off their beautiful blooms.
After all, what season could we use a little pop of color and life more than cold, dreary winters? With one of these winter flowers, you’ll be fighting the winter blues with fresh blooms. If you are in need of some fresh colors and shapes in your garden, try planting one of these flowers that bloom in the winter!
Winter pansies are one of the best winter flowers, they’re so good they have the word ‘winter’ in their name. These blooms can sometimes even last through a few sporadic hours of single-digit temperatures, however their ideal temperature is somewhere between forty to sixty degrees, so keep that in mind when you’re picking out winter flowers.
You have probably seen witch hazel used as an ingredient in a few different things from skin care products to herbal teas. That’s because this winter bloom has anti-inflammatory properties. Witch hazel is a popular choice amongst flowers that bloom in the winter for many reasons, one big one being you don’t have to worry about pests. They stay pretty pest and insect free naturally. Witch hazels yellow ribbon petals will bloom from early January to March and eventually turn orange in the fall.
Snapdragons come in such pretty pinks and colorful yellow, they look like they belong in spring. However, these flowers love the cold weather so they are a great option for winter flowers to add to your garden. If you are sure to trim the dead flowers off the plants regularly (a process also known as deadheading), these plants will have really long bloom periods. They can bloom from fall all the way into the cooler spring months.
Lenten Roses or Hellebores
This winter flower’s nickname is the Christmas rose, and doesn’t that just scream winter? The hellebore blooms come in varying colors from a light pink, to a merlot purple, from a dark red, to an almost black colors! If you live in a climate with a warmer winter, you can expect these flowers to bloom in January. However, if you live in colder climates you can expect to wait until sometime in February or March. If you see some dead leaves on this plant before they have bloomed- don’t worry. They can stay on the plant until the flowers bloom. They act as a sort of sweater during the cold temperatures!
If you need to add some bright, sunshiny color to your garden in the winter, the Calendula is your flower. This vibrant flower likes the sunshine in the cold winter. Be advised- if you live in a climate that gets a particularly hot summer, plant it somewhere where it also will get a bit of shade. They don’t fare well in the heat of the summer sun all day. If you dry these flowers, they can be used to make a cream, salve, or tincture for its anti-inflammatory properties.
These pretty white and yellow flowers scream spring, but they are a good option for flowers that bloom in the winter too! English daisies like mild temperatures and will likely bloom less in the heat of the summertime. The hardest thing when it comes to caring for English daisies is removing them if they grow to parts of your garden you did not want them. Unless you remove the daisies from the root, they’re likely to return. Other than that, these flowers are low maintenance and just need watering and the occasional deadheading.
Snowdrop Flower Bulbs
If you are looking for the best winter flowers for even the coldest of winters, you are looking for snowdrops. These flowers are so winter friendly, they have the word snow in the name. Since these flowers like cold winters, they aren’t well suited for places like Southern California where the winter only gets down to a really chilly 60 degrees. They prefer to be planted in the shade because though they lay dormant in the winter, they are still there.
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