Spring, the season of colors, the season of flowers. After passing the shimmering bone-cold of winter, your garden also becomes restless to be ornamented with beautiful flowers.
Which flower does not bloom in spring? Almost every beautiful is ready to bloom in this season. Innumerable flowers you can plant in your spring garden. This season is not so choosy like the Fall or Winter garden.
Many plants can be planted, but without the proper gardening idea, it is not possible to give the garden a decorative look as the gardener wants.
The plant list you are going to plant must be a proper list combined with colors, size, and type. The combination should be a mix up of little, middle and tall plants to make the garden a meditative one.
Only with the proper decorative idea, your Spring garden would become an actual beauty. The number of plants is so many that you could get confused about which one to plant.
Here, we set up a list of plants, including perennials, shrubs, trees, spring bulbs, and also with dwarf beauties, to cover the ground to give you a proper plan for your Spring garden.
- 1. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis)
- 2. Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
- 3. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia Virginica)
- 4. Japanese rose (Kerria Japonica)
- 5. Daphne Shrubs (Daphne)
- 6. Creeping Phlox (Phlox Subulata)
- 7. Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster Horizontalis)
- 8. Tulips (Tulipa)
- 9. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
- 10. Redbud (Cercic Canadensis)
- 11. Star Magnolia trees (Magnolia Stellata)
1. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis)
Amazing flowers that carry emotions by their names. Their extraordinary heart-like shape with the blood drop like texture and beautiful reddish color can take your garden to another level.
These flowers are very much attractive and can attract everyone’s attention to them. Not just the flowers, but their leaves are also attractive.
They are the flowers need to be planted as earlier as possible the spring starts. Because, as fast as the weather starts to warm, these flowers get faded and change their color.
In the warm weather, they lose their beautiful bright reddish color and become yellowish. Like other Spring Ephemerals, they disappear entirely in the summer.
These are real early spring flowers. They grow better in the USDA Hardiness zones 2 to 9 during Spring. These flowers need partially shaded places to grow.
The soil must have to be moist, rich and Well-drained one to get better results.
2. Lungwort (Pulmonaria)
Another beautiful flower that blooms early in the spring. This one is a flower bloom in different color variants like pink and violet.
Not only the flowers grab the attention of their beautiful color variants, but their leaves are also very much attractive with colorful dots on them.
Like the bleeding heart, these also need to be planted as fast as the Spring starts as the color of these flowers gets faded in warm condition.
One interesting fact that makes these more amazing is, they change colors from time to time. They bloom white then become pink and, when older, become blue.
With these, you can enjoy the beauty of different colors in one plant. They grow better in the Hardiness zones 4 to 8.
In the partially shaded or fully shaded places, they grow better. To get better results from them, the soil you are going to plant them must have to be rich and well-drained.
3. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia Virginica)
Bluebells are known as the ambassadors of Spring. They are one’s blooms as the spring comes. Like the Lungwort’s, these also change color as they grow up.
They born pink and by the time, grow blueish. With these, you can have the beauty of two colors just in one plant, which can add more charm to your Spring garden.
Bluebells like earlier discussed ones. They need to be planted as earlier as the spring comes. The color of these flowers fades as the temperature rises high.
These plants grow better in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8 during winter. They can be fount in three different color varieties white lavender and pink.
Like other Ephemerals, the partial or fully shaded areas are best to grow bluebells, the soil needs to be evenly moist, well-drained, and sandy one.
4. Japanese rose (Kerria Japonica)
Japanese roses are just roses by name, but they do not belong to the Genus Rosa. These bushy plants with their beautiful yellow colors can take your garden at the peak of beauty.
They are not rose but called by the name of the rose by the natives. They are one of the members of the large rose family.
When they start blooming, they bush changes it’s color green to yellow with the bedsheet of flowers. They grow for 4 to 6 weeks during April and May.
These plants spread very early, so they need regular attention and pruning if you want to have fun with other beautiful plants.
These plants grow better in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. Mostly they are found in yellow colors. They need partially shaded areas.
The soil has to be the well-drained and medium moisture one.
5. Daphne Shrubs (Daphne)
With their beautiful smell and color combination of pink and white, these are ready to catch everyone’s mind and heart.
These Shrubs grow up to 3-5 feet in height. They are early Spring ones. The flowers of these shrubs start blooming in the late winters and flowers till early spring.
In this plant, not only flowers bloom, but they also grow beautiful bright red berries. Their leaves are also very beautiful, with light yellow borders in green.
One interesting fact about them is, they are beauty with danger. Their flowers and berries are not edible and extremely intoxicated.
Better to plant these out of the reach of your kiddies and pets. These plants grow better in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9 in partially shaded areas.
The soil in which you are going to plant them must have well balanced moist, and reliable drainage.
6. Creeping Phlox (Phlox Subulata)
Beauties with a variety of colors. Perfect for covering your garden with satisfaction. Phlox are the ones who get you the message with their beautiful blooming that Spring is just here.
Phlox have both ground and taller kinds. These are ground covering ones available in different colors like red, pink, blue, lavender, purple, rose, and white.
Either you can plant one color in a portion or can make a mix of colors to give your garden a funkier look. These are very easy to grow.
All you have to do is regular pruning and watering, and they will grow and spread by themselves. They grow better In USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9.
They are sun-loving plants and can easily grow in full sunlight. They need rich in nutrition and well-drained soil to grow better.
Because they come with a variety of colors, only with these different colors you can cover your whole garden.
7. Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster Horizontalis)
Another beautiful variety of Shrubs. Not so famous for its flowers, but it’s extraordinary looking bright red berries and dual-tone leaves.
They are shrubs, but because of their horizontal growing much above the ground. As they grow above the ground, they give a beautiful pattern to the garden and do not get mixed up with other shrubs.
Flowers do not bloom all the time in these. In Spring, the red berries give birth to beautiful flowers. These don’t need much pruning as they grow more gives a better look.
They need much amount of water supply and partial shade in their growing period. These flowers grow better in the USDA hardiness zones 5 to 7.
They are mostly found in pink and white color varieties. Only in the growing period, they need partial afternoon shade. Once grown up, they can survive in full sunlight.
These plants need soil rich with moist enough, loamy texture, and well-drained one, so the water surpasses easily.
8. Tulips (Tulipa)
Which garden looks complete without tulips in the Spring? There is no competitor of tulips in comparison with Tulips.
The Queen of bulbs with beautiful bright color varieties. If planted safely and cared properly, they can be the best companion to your other Spring garden flowers.
These flowers of heaven are sun-loving ones. They can be grown in full sunlight. You can also plant them also in partially shaded areas, but remember that they need full sunlight to bloom.
Tulips are early spring blooming ones. They bloom in the march verily. They can be found in plenty of color variations like white, yellow, red, orange and many more.
The mixing of different colors gives a better look. They need well-drained and slightly acidic soil to grow. The need to be pre-chilled before plantation.
They are verily loved by wild animals like deer’s, so plant them in a safe area. They are better surviving in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 6.
9. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
The best companion for the Tulips and one of the most famous and gorgeous looking bulbs without which the Spring gardens look unfulfilled.
These had been part of any poet’s imagination. Like the Tulips, the Hyacinths also come in different color variations like white, yellow, pink, red, lavender, blue, and purple.
They grow up to 6-12 inches tall and grows straight. The flowers grow together at the top of the plant. They are perennial types of flowers.
They are also sun-loving plants and can grow easily in full sun exposure. They are good to grow in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8.
These flowers need loamy soil at the Ph level of 6 to 7. If planted in the perfect time, they bloom in the time, matching with the tulips and adds heavenly looks to the garden.
10. Redbud (Cercic Canadensis)
These are not planting you can reach with your bare hands standing on the ground. These are trees that produce beautiful pink flowers in the Spring.
If you have a big lawn and garden space, then besides other plants, you should go for some trees like this one. Flowers bloom almost for the whole spring in this tree.
Other flowers have less life span. But if you go for a tree, you have to plant it once. For the entire life, you can enjoy its beauty.
In this tree, little pinkish flowers bloom and cover almost the whole tree. They grow from 20-30 feet in height. As they are not plants, they are trees sun, shade or rain is not a matter with them.
They are counted as one of the best Spring flowering trees in the country. These can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9 easily.
11. Star Magnolia trees (Magnolia Stellata)
Another one old age beautiful companion to yours with beautiful white flowers. These trees grow pussy willow-like buds and beautifully fragrant flowers.
These trees grow from 15 to 20 feet in height. They have a star in their names because of the texture of the flowers. The flowers of these trees bloom in March or April.
These trees are the belongings of the Japanese region. They grow better in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8 in well-drained and balanced acidic soil.
To grow them in full sun or partially shaded places is quite ok. With their beautiful white flowers, they make a good companion with the Redbuds.
They have another one variety named Saucer Magnolia. After the trees are grown up, you don’t need to think much about them. Just keep pruning them regularly.
Katie L. Brown is a garden writer with many years of experience. Writing about gardening and over years of experience working in nurseries. She uses her land and skills to working on new ideas, tips, and tricks to inform you. Currently, Katie L. Brown is the Founder Editor of gardenhubs, leading Garden coverage blog specifically.