Gardening

List of 10 winter flowers for the garden


Winter flowers brighten up the cool season with their colorful petals.

From trees to the first bulbs, discover our selection of plants that bloom in the heart of winter.

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Flowering shrubs in winter

Chimonanthe:

  • Variety: Chimonanthus praecox
  • Flowering period: december to march
  • Flower color: yellow cup-shaped flowers appear on bare twigs
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : fresh but drained
  • The little extra? : fragrant bloom which releases even more its bouquet scent in the house

Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise':

  • Variety: Hamamelis intermedia Arnold Promise (witch hazel)
  • Flowering period: january to february
  • Flower color: bright yellow petals in the form of small filaments
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh, neutral to acid
  • The little extra? : yellow foliage edged with red in autumn

Perennial winter flowers

Corsican hellebore or Christmas rose:

  • Variety: Helleborus argutifolius
  • Flowering period: from january to march
  • Flower color: pistachio green colored cup-shaped flowers tilted down
  • Exhibition: partial shade, shade
  • Ground : light, flexible
  • The little extra? : the color of its very light green flower which illuminates the shadow areas

Cyclamen:

  • Variety: Cyclamen coum ‘Album’
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Flower color: white flowers with a purple heart composed of 5 rounded petals
  • Exhibition: partial shade, shade
  • Ground : drained and light
  • The little extra? : develops and forms a flowery carpet

Flowering climbers in winter

Winter jasmine:

  • Variety: Jasminum nudiflorum
  • Flowering period: december to march
  • Flower color: small tubular yellow flowers open onto rounded petals
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich
  • The little extra? : bare wood is completely covered with bright yellow flowers

'Winter Beauty' clematis:

  • Variety: Clematis campanella ‘Winter Beauty’
  • Flowering period: december to february
  • Flower color: white flowers in the shape of small bells
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : rich, deep and drained
  • The little extra? : not very hardy, this clematis is ideal in a greenhouse or against a wall in the sun and sheltered from the wind

Flowering bulbs at the end of winter

Snowdrop:

  • Variety: Galanthus nivalis
  • Flowering period: january to march
  • Flower color: downward-facing flowers composed of three large white sepals covering small petals
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade, shade
  • Ground : drained
  • The little extra? : grows very well in pots

Chionodoxa:

  • Variety: Chionodoxa sardensis
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Flower color: small blue flowers with a white star shaped heart
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : light, fresh and drained
  • The little extra? : a bulbous perennial that forms carpets of star flowers at the end of winter

Winter flowering trees

Mimosa (Acacia dealbata):

  • Variety: Acacia dealbata
  • Flowering period: january to march
  • Flower color: clusters of fragrant flowers in yellow pompoms
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : drained
  • The little extra? : cut evergreen foliage just as decorative as the flowers

Willow marsault:

  • Variety: Salix caprea
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Flower color: her kittens covered with silvery hairs open tiny yellow flowers
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : ordinary, deep
  • The little extra? : nectar and melliferous at a time of the year when resources are scarce for pollinators

Video: Beautiful Winter Flowers for the garden (October 2020).