Planting a winter garden might seem like a challenge. Plants require a lot of care to reach their full potential at the best of times, and this is doubly true in the winter. But while some plants are delicate and thrive in the warmth, other plants are hardy and flourish in the cold. Although it is challenging, flowering plants are a great way to brighten any garden during the cold, winter months.
Here are seven flowering plants you can grow in your garden this winter. Add them to your garden, invest in an outdoor heater, and enjoy your winter wonderland with friends and family this year.
Pansies are the rainbows of the flower world. They come in a plethora of colours that will brighten any winter garden.
Winter pansies begin to blossom in the late autumn and thrive between November and March. That being said, they are rather precarious plants. To keep your pansies happy and healthy all winter long, place them in a raised flower bed and regularly feed them liquid fertiliser. You won’t regret it – they’re worth the effort!
Winter honeysuckle is a modest and fragrant plant. It requires little maintenance and thrives all winter. What more could you ask for?
The plants flower from December to February and enjoy the crisp winter air. They require sunlight and moist, fertile, and well-drained soil. In the right environment, winter honeysuckle shrubs can grow up to 10 feet tall. A sight to behold!
Winter jasmine, abundant in the colder months, is one our favourite flowering plants.
You can place this flower in a planter, on a wall, or in a hanger. Enjoy the beautiful blooms from December to April. Although it is a robust and self-sufficient plant, be sure to provide it with enough sunlight and protect it from the perilous winter winds. Overall, this is the perfect plant to keep your garden thriving with life throughout winter.
Sarcococca, also known as ‘Christmas box’ or ‘sweet box’, is a uniquely appealing plant with spouting flowers and leathery green leaves.
Sarcococca plants are hardy and can prosper in several soil types: moist, sandy, heavy, and well drained. Are you convinced? Stand out from the gardening crowd and enjoy the beautifully scented flowers from December to March.
Snowdrops are the mascots of the late-winter flowering plants. The name says it all!
If planted in the autumn months, these flowers will bloom between January to March and lay dormant in the summer. The snow-white petals match the winter ground and foreshadow the fruits of spring. They require regular watering, well-drained soil, and a healthy amount of shade. A welcome addition to any garden, don’t you think?
Christmas rose, also known as hellebore niger, is the perfect flowering plant to brighten a winter garden. Despite the name, it bears no resemblance to a traditional rose and belongs to the buttercup family.
The plant produces cup-shaped flowers that come in a number of colours, including pink, yellow, and purple. They thrive in fertile and moist soil from January to March. To avoid irritation, remember to wear gloves when handling these precious flowers.
Winter aconites are beautiful flowering plants with golden yellow petals. It can flower as early as February and lasts for just two weeks. That’s a short blooming season!
Once incorporated into your garden, they are a self-seeding flowering plant that flourishes in the sunshine and well-drained soil. It may irritate the skin and stomach; wear protective gloves when handling and avoid ingestion.
There you go – seven plants to grow this winter. These flowering plants will be a welcome addition to any garden.