Top flowers that bloom in winter for an eyecatching look in your garden, yard and balcony

Winter is often a gloomy and dark season, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Why don’t you add colors to your garden by planting any of these top flowers that bloom in winter?

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 Cineraria 

Cineraria can add intense colors to even the darkest corners of your garden. The plant can grow to as much as 2 feet high and wide, with the daisies that range from white to pink, and purplish red to purple and blue colors. The plant requires full or partial shade with regular water and rich and loose soil.

 

Witch Hazel 

Witch Hazels can produce rich clusters of twisted and short flowers, with colors that range from orange-red to yellow. Yellow, however, stands out as the best since red and orange tones usually blend in with a barren landscape in winter.

 

 Winter Honeysuckle 

Winter honeysuckle can produce fragrant white flower clusters during late winter. It is a perfect winter plant for your garden; its mature size is as much as 10 feet wide with almost an equal height.

 

 Hellebore 

The lovely blossoms of hellebore, shaped like a cup, are a true staple in almost all cold weather gardens. Rich with colors, with a height of 2 inches to as much as 2 feet, you will surely find it hard to just stick with one variety of this plant that loves both shade and moisture.

 

 Candytuft 

This plant can grow to a height and width of 8 to 12 inches. Its shiny, dark, and narrow green leaves can look really well throughout the year. Its pure white flowers are carried by stems long enough for you to cut to form bouquets.

 

 Pansies 

Pansies are famous for being flowers with faces, producing colorful blooms when winter season comes. Hardy in majority of growing zones, pansies can reach a mature size height of 8 inches.

 

 Ornamental Cabbage 

When the lower temperatures take a plunge, the colors of this vegetable also become more vivid, while the large and lush leaves endow more texture. This one of a kind Ornamental Cabbages flaunt rich shades of green, blue, pink, purple, red, and even white.



 

 Snowdrop 

Once it pops up during late winter, the bright green leaves of snowdrop signal clear and loud spring, This is especially stunning when scattered under deciduous shrubs and trees. This green and stylish plant doesn’t only look gorgeous in gardens, for it also needs no maintenance.

 

 English Daisy 

The perky and plump English daisy makes a wonderful edging plant. You can also add this to your lawn for unexpected color bursts even when the cold months of winter set in.

 Flowering Quince 

It is probably the best plant poster child for the adage of not judging a book by its cover. It is a thorny shrub during summer which comes alive during winter when it gets covered in orange-red, pink or white flowers. This is something that can surely transform any dull garden to an instant color filled space.

 

Winter Jasmine

The cheery flower of Winter Jasmine is one of the first to bloom in January! While it doesn’t have the scent of the summer variety, it provides a welcome burst of color when the rest of the garden hibernates. It features white or yellow flowers on a shrub-like plant.

Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme is an evergreen subshrub with a typically aromatic foliage that you can use for cooking similarly to other Thyme varieties. In summer the plant will have clusters of purple blossoms that is very attractive to bees. This mat-forming plant, keeping low to the ground and spreading steadily can fill in areas as a ground cover as well.

Thymus serpyllum

Elephant Ears

The elephant ear is also known as chembu, dasheen, and tarul. While it can tolerate full sunlight, it will also do just as fine with partial shade. Growing elephant ears will result in clumps that can be characterized by their leaves resembling the texture of leather. Likewise, the leaves typically become yellow or orange as soon as the cold weather kicks in.

Cyclamen

While winter heaths appear early on in the winter, cyclamens only begin to bloom during the late stage of the season. These flowers might not be native to the United States since they originate from Europe and the Mediterranean region, but you don’t have to worry as they are not invasive plants.

​There are 23 species of this perennial flowering plant, and the flowers can appear purple, red, pink, or even white. Instead of looking like urns or cones, the cyclamen is similar to a lily pad. Since this plant can thrive in a partial shade, you can let it grow under the trees in the lawn.

 

 

Via: pouted

 

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