So many flowers to choose from and so little space in which to grow them, such is the gardener’s dilemma. The best way to solve this dilemma is to use seasonal plants (annuals and perennials) that will bloom throughout the year.
Gardeners are anxious to get quick bloom color in the spring after a long, bleak winter and these 5 flowers will deliver. As soon as the ground thaws, plant these 5 flowers for vibrant spring colors.
Camellias (Camellia japonica)
If you’re looking for a shrub that will add color, texture, fragrance, and flowers to your landscape year-round, consider planting easy-to-grow camellias.
Camellias are evergreens, grow into small shrubs and are also known as the Rose of Winter because they produce a fragrant rose-like bloom in late winter and early spring.
Plant camellias in partial shade and slightly acidic soil. Water the shrub sparingly.
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Daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus)
This is an easy to plant spring-blooming perennial that requires no after-care, is fragrant, self-spreading, long-lasting, and deer-repelling. All these characteristics make the daffodil a spring favorite.
Daffodils love the sun and will always turn to face the sun, so select a sunny location when planting. Plant bulbs 3-inches (7 cm) deep in early spring. Plant early, mid, and late blooming varieties to prolong the spring blooming time.
You may also like to check out my other article, How to Grow Crocus, a Spring time Perennial.
Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientails)
Once established, the colorful hyacinth blooms will arrive before spring when snow is still on the ground. Hyacinths are very easy to grow; just plant bulbs once in the spring and enjoy the fragrant beauty for years to come.
Select a sunny location that receives at least 6-hours of direct sun each day. Choose bulbs that are firm and unblemished. Wash hands immediately after handing hyacinths bulbs to prevent any allergic skin reaction.
Primroses are flowering perennial beauties that thrive in the cool weather of spring. Plants are low-growing but send up tall flower stalks, making the overall plant height 20-30 inches (50 – 75 cm).
Plant in partial shade in well-draining soil and feed primroses twice a year – once in the early spring and again in mid-summer. Pinch off the spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
They come in many colors and varieties, including single, double, early, late, fringed and parrot blooms. Tulip bulbs should be planted at the first sign of spring. They will quickly grow and produce colorful spring blooms.
Plant tulip bulbs with pointy end facing upwards 3-inches (7 cm) deep in soil. Feed bulbs after tulips have finished blooming in late spring.
You may be interested in my other post, 5 Flowers to Grow for Spring.