Winter Flowers To Add A Colours in Your Garden
After the colours of your fall flowers fade, you may think you need to have patience till spring to enjoy beautiful flowers again. Most of us might think this way. But not quite! A variety of flowers in a range of colours bloom amid winter’s cold and also even all winter.
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No matter which period of the year it is, Flowers bring colours, fragrance, and exude the joy of life. As the peak winter is around you might be looking for some beautiful winter flowers. They will bring a touch of colour to dark winter days and are ideal for dining tables, study and event decoration.
Flowers are also the best gifts to express all your deepest love and care to your near and dear ones. Then why leave them behind during winters? Not every plant in your garden settles down for a long winter’s nap.
Let’s grow some winter-blooming plants. Here we present to you the list of Best winter flowers that you can grow in your home garden.
Bring A Touch Of Colour To Your Garden On Dark Winter Days
Pansies And Viola
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The bushy perennials look like they have tiny faces in the centre. Pansies and violas are colourful, often bicoloured flowers with heart-shaped leaves. These winter flowers can handle light frosts.
Spring planting roughly coincides with the planting season of early spring vegetables.
Pansies grow well in space with full, direct morning sun, yet shield them from intense afternoon rays.
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These winter flowers come in a variety of colours, shapes, and sizes.
The multiple-colored flowers are super easy to grow, as they just require well-draining, and sandy soil and sunlight for their seeds to germinate.Soil should have well-composted organic matter.
Regular watering and sunlight are essential for multiple blooms.Weekly watering is best for irrigation and partial shade is best suitable during the flowering period.
The low-growing winter flowers will spread their flowers like a carpet in your garden.The sleek white colour adds a peaceful touch, and the honey-fragrant further increases the calming fervour of your garden.
Allysum is a very low-maintenance plant and can survive low water conditions as well. Sweet alyssum prefers moist soil with good drainage. Their versatility allows them to thrive in a variety of soils.
Sweet alyssum enjoys full sun but not extended dryness. This plant prefers midday shade in hot, dry climates. Plant your sweet alyssum where it gets six to eight hours of sun per day.
Queen of the Night tulips usually bloom in spring but it’s worth planting these for a late winter/ early spring bloom.The dark hue makes these the perfect moody winter flowers.
They are pretty resilient and can withstand cold temperatures.It thrives best in both full and partial sunlight.
Black tulip flowers from mid to late spring and grow up to 28″ to 30″. Soil should be well-drained soil without any waterlogging.
Love roses? No worries as long as you plant Christmas Roses.The stunning white, bowl-shaped flowers bloom around Christmas.
These dainty-looking winter flowers thrive in chilly winters pretty well. They just need some sunlight and balanced watering. So, plant these winter flowers by a window, patio, or walkway.
Well-drained soil in partial shade is most appropriate for Christmas roses.Cut back the old leaves as flowers and new foliage appear and don’t replant it once established.
These delightful perennial winter flowers provide a burst of beautiful pink, white, lavender, and fuchsia during dark and gloomy winter.
Cyclamen gives spectacular ground cover in your home garden. It prefers winter sun and summer so planting them under the deciduous tree is the best option.Water when the soil seems dry. Drain any surplus water.
Cyclamen don’t need much feeding or they’ll develop foliage instead of flowers. If you plan to maintain your plant for more than a year, feed it every two months with a house plant fertiliser.
These bright-white winter flowers often start blooming when snow is still on the ground, thus it’s got its name.Snowdrops are also known as Galanthus or flowers of hope.
For the best bloom plant the bulbs of darling droopy-headed winter flowers in autumn or spring. A light shaded area with well-drained soil is ideal for snowdrops. Adding sand or grit to the planting hole will help drainage in heavy soil.
Plant snowdrops at the exact depth they were before being lifted – look for a soil mark. Water the snowdrops well and let the foliage fall naturally.
These sunshine-yellow winter flowers boldly pop up through the snow.The buttercup-yellow blooms are like the sun in a frost-laden garden. They give a sensational view if you plant them in masses.
Plant them with a space of 10 cm to ensure proper airflow and prevent fungal diseases and insects.
Aconite is adaptable to different lighting conditions from full sun to partial shade but blooms best in the area that receives about six hours of sunlight.
The frilly foliage blooms in late winter. The only thing with aconite is they are harmful if ingested so keep out of reach of children.
These spiny-leaved evergreen shrubs’ dramatic sprays of bright yellow flowers are quite remarkable in the winter months. These winter flowers commonly bloom in late fall or early winter.
You can plant them in both full and partial shade.Mahonia prefers moist and well-drained soil.
Frequent watering is essential once you plant them and once established it becomes drought tolerant. It is important to protect these winter flowers from the wind.
The star-shaped winter flowers bloom in early January, creating charming sights at the beginning of the new year. The fragrant flower heads are irresistibly appealing.
It thrives best in just well-drained soil and full sun. You can plant them in both full and partial shade. Mahonia prefers moist and well-drained soil.
It requires regular watering during summers and fertilization in spring.Do not throw Fallen leaves during winters that act as mulch.
The lush white, pink, or red flowers of camellia that jump out from its leathery leaves will sparkle your garden.
These dynamic shrubs with bright flowers are also known as the Rose of Winter.It has evergreen foliage that assure that there is always something to look at in the garden.
The bees and butterflies love the extravagant blooms of this Asian winter hero.
These delicate-looking perennial winter flowers are extremely resilient and cold-hardy.Many different varieties are depending upon the place you live.
Primrose blooms in late winter to early spring. Plant these winter flowers on the well-drained soil with organic matter and in lightly shaded areas.
It requires weekly and biweekly watering in summers and occasional watering in winters.Regularly prune dead flowers and spent blooms.
Red Twig Dogwood
Though not exactly a winter flower these bright red shrubs will add a vibrant punch of colour to your otherwise colourless winter garden.
It last all winter long and looks bold silhouetted against a carpet of serene white snow.Dogwood is no maintenance plant except annual pruning.
Every year Remove about a third of the stems from ground level.Also keep pruning dead, discolored and dpoorly growing shoots.Water weekly during summer months and occasionally when soil is very dry in winters.
These bell-shaped winter flowers are commonly known as spring snowflakes.The flower is dainty and looks good at the front of borders or in rock gardens.
Leucojum blooms when there’s still snow on the ground in late winter or early spring.It prefers moderate to heavy watering depending upon the dryness of the soil.
These winter flowers bloom well in both sunlight and partial shade.Plant bulbs in the fall between late September and late November. Regularly remove dried and yellow foliages.
Few Tips To Take Care Of Your Winter Flowers
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- Be cautious not to over-water your winter flowers and take care of the measurement of water you apply. Make proper drainage channels to remove excess water which otherwise rots the roots.
- Don’t expose your plants to extreme temperature variations. Keep plants away from vents, drafty windows, or heaters or induction ovens.
- As growth is not so vigorous during peak winters so it’s wise to cut down the supply of fertilizers.
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Even though it’s a chilling winter that does not mean the gardening season is over. There are plenty of winter flowers to grow, from spreading plants such as allysum to shrubs like mahonia and bedding plants like pansies. Whether it’s on the ground or pot there’s some winter flower for every spot in every garden. So forget that there is no life in the garden and grow bright and beautiful winter flowers that are hardy enough to bloom in even the chilliest weather.
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