The 30 best spring flowers you can grow in your garden or garden

The 30 best spring flowers you can grow in your garden or garden

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Spring flower: daffodil

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These cheerful yellow flowers are a sure sign of spring. Their bright, swaying heads come in many different heights and shapes, including single and double flowers. You can also grow them in many other beautiful colors such as white, pink or orange. Best of all? Rodents do not like daffodils so they are less likely to dig them, unlike other flowers that bloom in the spring. That, and they require a little care. Plant it in the fall in a place that gets plenty of sunlight.

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Spring flower: tulip

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Tulips come in many colors and shapes, including singles, multiple flowers on a stem, and double flowers – whichever you choose, they're sure to be stunning! They are usually treated as annuals because the second year's blooms can be a bit faded. For this reason, new bulbs are often planted every fall. They are also delicious to rodents, so if this is a problem in your garden, plant them in pots or under less tasty bulbs such as daffodils. Full sun is ideal when deciding where to plant the colorful flowers.

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Primrose: grape hyacinth

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A small but sturdy bulb, grape hyacinth forms easily, so you'll have more and more of these charming purple or white flowers each year. This means that the flowers clustered in a star shape can easily become the star of your garden! Plus, they smell a little reminiscent of, yes, you guessed it: grapes! Plant in the fall for spring flowers and make sure they are in a location where they will get full sun. It is toxic to pets, so make sure the planting area is away from your furry friends.

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Spring flower: saffron

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These colorful, cup-shaped flowers are the first to appear in the spring. Don't be surprised if you find pleasant-smelling saffron somewhere other than where you planted it, such as under bushes. This is because rodents like to dig them up and bury them somewhere else! Plant them in pots or under bulbs that rodents tend to ignore, such as lilies and daffodils. Be sure to put them in the ground during the fall to watch them bloom in the spring. Crocuses need full sun to thrive.

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Spring flower: lily of the valley

Lily of the valley spring flowers
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Lily of the valley is an old-fashioned perennial that is no longer very popular because it can become too aggressive, and lily of the valley is still a beloved spring flower. Its small white bells hang on long stems and have a sweet, mid-spring scent. Although the flowers will only bloom for three weeks before developing into small red fruits. Plant it in a mostly shaded area where it has room to spread as a ground cover, but not near other perennials.

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Primrose: iris

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Irises, which come in a variety of shapes and colors, have striking sword-like foliage and dramatic-looking flowers. It will make a beautiful statement on the garden border. In addition, they reproduce and return year after year. The shortest varieties bloom as early as mid-March, but the taller irises bloom from mid-May to June. As for planting, don't bury it too deep as its roots should be close to the surface (about three inches). Irises will thrive in full sun exposure. It also attracts bees and hummingbirds but is toxic to humans and pets.

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Primrose: Forsythia

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The bright yellow color of forsythia is enough to add a cheerful splash of color to any garden as spring begins. The low-maintenance, fast-growing shrubs will begin blooming in early spring, but are best planted in fall in full sun. While some varieties grow to only a few feet tall, most can reach ten feet tall with arching stems—perfect for the butterflies and bees that love them. You can also cut the flower stems to make beautiful arrangements!

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Spring flower: azalea

Azalea
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It is one of the most popular flowering shrubs for a reason! Just look at the glowing and bright pink petals. You can also find trumpet-shaped flowers in lavender, white, salmon, and red. But no matter the color, they will be an attractive addition to your porch or patio when used as a hedge, potted plant, or even scattered throughout your landscape. Plant them in spring or fall, but make sure they get partial shade. You should also note that it is toxic to you and your pets.

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Primrose: purple

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The cone-shaped clusters of four-petaled flowers that make up lilacs are immediately reminiscent of magical, cottage-style gardens. What's more magical? They are exceptionally hardy, low-maintenance, and long-lasting. Choose from shades of white, purple, pink, blue or yellow, then plant them in early spring or fall before they freeze – in a place with full sun. Because they are excellent pollinator flowers, the fragrant flowers are more likely to bring bumblebees to your garden in the spring.

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Spring flower: magnolia

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Depending on the variety, magnolia can bloom from late winter to mid-spring. So, if you want a strong start to the season, look to these trees for their big, beautiful flowers. You'll find a variety of species, including evergreen and deciduous, so be sure to choose one that will thrive in your hardiness zone. Because they spread so widely, you'll also need to choose a place in your garden that has plenty of room for their branches and flowers to form.

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Primrose: Diacea

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These delicate flowers are ideal for use in hanging baskets due to their late growth habit. They come in a variety of beautiful shades of pink, including mauve, pink and coral and flower non-stop from late spring to fall.

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Primrose: Snowdrop

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This cheerful flower is the first to bloom in the spring. It is very easy to care for and can be planted in different places in your garden. Plant snowdrops in early to late fall, depending on where you live.

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Primrose: Wallflowers

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These fragrant flowers are easy to grow and will make wonderful additions to any garden. Plant them 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost in your area, in a sunny location with well-drained soil.

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Primrose: bluebell

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You know spring is in full swing when you see these beautiful blue-violet flowers in full bloom. In addition to beautifying your garden, they also make wonderful cut flowers.

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Primrose: Don't forget me

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These sweet blue flowers spread on their own and will grow quickly in your garden. It is also known to attract butterflies, which adds to its beauty!

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Primrose: Foxglove

Spring foxglove flowers
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This stunning plant grows pink, white or purple tubular flowers with spots of colour, making it a standout in any garden. They usually don't flower until their second year but they are worth the wait!

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Spring flower: peony

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These spring bloomers are known as the “Queen of Flowers” in their native China, and it's easy to see why. With their lovely scent and showy flowers, they are sure to be the stars of your garden.

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Primrose: Columbine

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The unusual flowers and delicate foliage make these perennials a must-have for the garden in late spring. Columbines are available in many exotic shapes and saturated colors including pink, purple, coral and red. They thrive when given part sun.

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Primrose: snowflake

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These plants, also called leucojum, bloom profusely. They have a soft, baby-like effect and will normalize well. It is also pest resistant and tolerates a wide range of soils and exposures. They like partial shade to full sun.

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Primrose: flowering quince

Spring flowering quince flowers
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This flowering shrub features beautiful red, orange, white or pink flowers that bloom for 10 to 14 days and are followed by small fruits that can be used in jelly. Any plant that can go from beauty to fruit is fine for us! 😍

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