Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Mark Brian
Winters are gloomy, and the frigid chilly winds and dull white surroundings make the winter night and days even more sad and depressing. Winter would be better with some colours and a pleasant smell. But how can you bring colours in this freezing season? Gladly, nature has its own wonders! You can enjoy blooming colourful flowers even in the winter season.
Most of us spend the winter days feeling gloomy and waiting for spring to come to enjoy nature’s beauty and colours of nature but what most of us don’t know is that so many annual, perennial, and flowering plants can grow bloom in the cold winter season. You just need to plan so that when you can no longer take the gloomy days, your flowers will bloom out to make you happy.
If you wish to make your winter colourful and happy, you are at the right place to know which flowers and plants you can plant. Just plan before the cold sets in the ground so that you can enjoy a bountiful and colourful garden in the freezing cold breeze. Here are some flowers that you can enjoy in the winter season:
These perennial flowers will bring freshness in the late winter and early spring. These flowering plants can be planted at the end of the fall season; then, you can enjoy the flowers in the winter season when the grounds are still covered in snow. Snowdrops grow better in clumps, and it is better to plant at least ten snowdrops in an area. Throughout the season, the flowers will spread out by themselves, and by the spring season, you can have a field of snowdrops. These are small delicate white flowers that grow individually on each stem that can grow as tall as six inches. They grow well in shaded areas; in fact, it is recommended to grow them in areas with shade so that they do not get harmed by the sun’s rays.
This is the most popular perennial flower family to grow throughout the year and in winters. This family of flowers has more than 500 species that will make your winters bright. They are usually small-sized flowers that can be as wide as an inch and a half. The best part about these flowers is that they are edible, which means that they will not only make your winters colourful, but your cakes, salads, and desserts look stunning and bright.
3. Winter Jasmine:
These butter-yellow coloured flowers will brighten up your winter days by adding a nice touch of colours to the snow-white landscapes. These flowers bloom at the beginning of the year and will give you a fresh start to the year. They are easy to take care of and will climb up on surrounding structures to add beauty to surrounding areas. There are no special requirements for the soil, so for lazy people, winter jasmines are a great choice of winter flowers to grow.
4. Lenten Rose:
Although the name is rose, they nowhere resemble rose and are much alike ranunculus. These perennial flowers need to be sown at the end of the fall season. The seeds should not be sown very deeply; otherwise, the flowers will have difficulty blooming. These flowers then bloom out at the end of the year and stay till early spring. The flowers bloom well in shady areas with partial sun. The flowers and plants cannot survive in summers, so make sure to plant them in shaded areas for longer life.
5. Algerian Iris:
These flowers bloom on evergreen perennials and are bright lavender and deep purple. They are perfect for winters because of the bright deep colours they bloom in. These colorful flowers can be seen from late fall when the days start to become gloomy and can be seen till spring season. The soil quality they require is nothing special and can even thrive well in drought conditions.
These are great flowers to choose from for your winter garden as they come in a vast variety of species and many beautiful colours like red, white, purple, pink, blue, etc. Some species are smaller, while some can grow as high as three feet. These flowers are beautiful in color and smell great, particularly the longer ones. They need to be panted in airy spots for air circulation and can nicely grow in full sun-exposed areas.
Winter gets better when you see clusters of colourful flowers on small shrubs. Mahonia is a lovely winter flower if you like a cluster of flowers. These grow on evergreen shrubs as yellow flower clusters. You can see these flowers from the end of the fall season till the start of the winter season. These are tiny flowers, but they offer a pleasant view because they grow in clusters.
8. Witch Hazel:
Witch hazel is another flowering plant that brings life to the white gloomy winter days. They are present all around the year in light green foliage. As fall approaches, the foliage changes, and branches bloom out with spider-looking flowers initially yellowish-green in color. As the colder season approaches, the colour of the flower changes into dull orange bringing colour into the white winter landscape.
9. English Primrose:
Primroses are usually a spring variety, but English primroses are a perfect winter bloom as they come in a huge variety of colours. These flowers will start to do their magic from mid-winter when one just cannot take on one more whit gloomy day and will last till early spring season. The flowers can bloom well in shaded areas and full sun-exposed regions. They are a perfect addition to your garden boundaries or walkways.
10. Winter Heath:
Pink blooms on a dreary white landscape are a blessing you would not want to miss. Winter heath is a great winter flowering plant to bring life to your garden. It would be best if you were careful to choose the winter variety of heath as you can find many summer varieties. You can see them blooming as clusters of tiny pink flowers from the beginning of the year till the early spring season.
The winter season no longer needs to be passed out, seeing white and gloomy days. You can now enjoy colourful and lively winter days by planting the best winter flowers and enjoying the colours of nature, even during the dreary winter days. Just plan well and sow the seeds at the right time to enjoy a colourful winter. Make sure to take proper care of your winter flowers to bloom to their fullest and take away all your gloominess and sadness.