Outdoor Winter Plants

Jan 02, 2023

For most gardeners, winter is hardly a favorite season, because instead of pink, yellow or purple flowers, they see either a white blanket of snow or the brown soil that is about to freeze. It doesn't have to be that way. There are plants that bloom even in cold weather and often precede spring. Read this blog post to find out who they are.

Winter Garden Image

Winter Garden Image

5 Plants To Make The Garden Colorful Even in Winter


  • Hellebore - It is often called the Christmas rose because it blooms from December to March. The plant is not at all pretentious - it withstands both shade and sun. Almost any soil is suitable for it. Breeding the plant is a more labor-intensive job. The flowers of the plant are usually white, pink or dark red. It has been known since ancient times. People planted it next to the front door of their home because they believed it would protect it from evil forces and the thought of unfriendly guests. In the Middle Ages it was believed to have great healing power. That's why they planted a lot of cornflower around the monasteries, where the monks used it to help the sick.
  • Cyclamen - The pink, red or white colors of cyclamen turn your garden into a colorful picture even in winter. This plant does not like too much light, so do not place its pot next to a south-facing window. Temperature is also important. Cyclamen do not like heat. If the degrees in the room stay above 20, it can die. It begins to bloom in December, and this can last until April. And keep in mind that the overgrown flowers must be removed.
  • Lilac - the wild lilac, will also make your garden colorful in the cold months. It is an evergreen small shrub with dark green leaves. Its flowers are mainly pink or white and appear in late winter and early spring. If the weather is warmer than usual, they overtake this period. Keep in mind that the fruits of the plant are poisonous and if you have overly curious pets, it can harm them.
  • Mahonia - this is also an evergreen shrub that reaches around 60 inches. Its leaves are deep green and it can withstand sub-zero temperatures. There may be a problem for the plant if negative degrees persist for at least 7 days. You will notice that something is wrong with the mahonia leaves because they will start to darken. They may even brown. The plant has small yellow flowers. To have a greater visual effect in your garden, it is recommended to plant it in groups. Usually the flowers appear at the beginning of spring, but if the winter is mild, they can be seen from December.
  • Japanese andromeda - this plant is also an attractive evergreen shrub that begins to bloom in white or pink in late winter. The plant can reach up to about 80 inches. It is also resistant to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. It prefers to be planted in places with dappled shade. There are no whims about watering and soil. You will notice when it is suffering from disease or is attacked by pests on its leaves - dark spots usually appear on them.

And if you feel like the mentioned flowers are not enough, you can always get yourself fresh flowers online - whether they are seasonal or not. Have the beauty of flowers both indoors and outdoors!


Author: Alice Dover
Alice Dover
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