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The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures

 
By Ameera Mills. Updated: December 26, 2018
The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures

With winter creping up on us, choosing the right plant for your garden may prove to be somewhat tricky. However, there are many plants able to endure the cold of winter. Calendus, winter pansies and English primrose are just some of these lovely winter flowering plants. Just because it's winter does not mean you have to neglect your garden. In fact, there are many colourful scented plants that can survive winter!

For more about which are the best winter flowering plants, keep reading here at oneHOWTO. With this plant list you can ensure that your garden remains just as colourful as ever during the winter season.

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Winter flowering plant: English primrose

English primrose, scientifically known as Primula Vulgaris, is a flower native to Western and Southern Europe, Northwest Africa and parts of Southeast Asia. English primrose blooms in the early hours of the morning, when the ground is colder and shade is more prominent. The flowers are both annuals and perennials, which means they grow both in colder and hotter months. These flowers range in various different colors including orange, pink, purple, cream and white. They flowers should be kept in shaded areas and pruned regularly, but are generally hardy and easy to care for.

So, if you're looking for a perfect colourful flower to keep your garden looking bright in the winter, English primrose is the perfect winter flower for you!

The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures - Winter flowering plant: English primrose

Winter plants for pots: Helleborus

Helleborus, Eurasian genus Helleborus, although known to appreciate winter sun, can also bloom in forest shade. This plant holds incredible tolerance when grown correctly in moistened but drained soil. Helleborus should be given sufficient amounts of water during their growing seasons, spring and fall.

The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures - Winter plants for pots: Helleborus

Hardy winter plants: Pansy

Pansies are considered both annual and perennial flowers. However, most plant enthusiasts treat the Pansy flower as an annual plant as they prefer cool weather. Pansies are known for being hardy in winter, surviving both frost and cold temperatures. The beautiful winter flowering plants need to be watered regularly and their dead flowers removed.

For more about plant care, take a look at our article on how to grow an indoor garden.

The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures - Hardy winter plants: Pansy

Outdoor winter plants: Viola

The colourful Viola flower (Violet) belongs to the genus violet family Violaceae. These flowers are commonly known as perennials, but many people also consider them to be annuals. These flowers bloom best in part sun and part shade among cool temperatures. These hardy flowers have been known to survive frost and should be kept in moist soil. Violas should only be watered in dry periods. Grow these beautiful plants in winter to give your garden a beautiful purple hue!

The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures - Outdoor winter plants: Viola

Winter flowering plant: English Marigold

English marigold, also known as Calendula, is a plant native to Southern Europe and forms part of the genus Calendula of the family Asteraceae. This easy-to-grow medicinal herb blooms easily in warmer Southern winters. These annuals are not only beautiful, but are also known to treat muscle spasms, reduce fever and bring on menstrual cycles.

For more on how to benefit from this plant, take a look at our article on how to make Calendula soap.

The 5 Best Winter Flowering Plants - With Pictures - Winter flowering plant: English Marigold

Best flowering plants for winter

In addition to the already mentioned best winter flowering plants, here is a list of other plants that bloom in winter:

  • Calluna (genus Heather)
  • Cyclamen (genus Primulaceae)
  • Maule's Quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
  • Winter Aconite (buttercup family of Ranunculaceae)

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