Alphabetical Plant Listing

Pretty Flowers for your Winter Garden

Winter Garden, Early Spring Garden


Winters may be long and cold, but your garden can allay that dreariness and be transformed into a place of natural beauty with visually arresting textures or colors. While flowers are usually associated with spring or summer, they can also contribute to the beauty of the winter garden. Adapted to endure harsh winter conditions, they bring the garden to life with their bright, showy colors and attract the eye.

Most people celebrate daffodils as the harbingers of spring, without being aware that many other plants flower much earlier, such as Witch Hazels, Hellebores or Snowdrops.

Here is a list of shrubs, trees and flowering bulbs that will help you create beautiful winter scenes and let you enjoy the winter season in a beautiful new way.

Guide Information

Plant Type Bulbs, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Forsythia, Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces, Chimonanthus - Wintersweets, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erica and Calluna, Galanthus - Snowdrops, Hamamelis - Witch Hazels, Helleborus - Hellebores, Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises
Season of Interest Winter
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
Compare All Forsythia Compare All Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Compare All Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Compare All Crocus Compare All Cyclamen Compare All Erica and Calluna Compare All Galanthus - Snowdrops Compare All Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Compare All Helleborus - Hellebores Compare All Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Forsythia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Great Plant Combination Ideas with Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cyclamen Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erica and Calluna Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helleborus - Hellebores Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises Guides with Forsythia Guides with Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Guides with Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Guides with Crocus Guides with Cyclamen Guides with Erica and Calluna Guides with Galanthus - Snowdrops Guides with Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Guides with Helleborus - Hellebores Guides with Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Plant Type Bulbs, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Forsythia, Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces, Chimonanthus - Wintersweets, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erica and Calluna, Galanthus - Snowdrops, Hamamelis - Witch Hazels, Helleborus - Hellebores, Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises
Season of Interest Winter
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
Compare All Forsythia Compare All Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Compare All Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Compare All Crocus Compare All Cyclamen Compare All Erica and Calluna Compare All Galanthus - Snowdrops Compare All Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Compare All Helleborus - Hellebores Compare All Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Forsythia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Great Plant Combination Ideas with Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cyclamen Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erica and Calluna Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helleborus - Hellebores Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises Guides with Forsythia Guides with Chaenomeles - Flowering Quinces Guides with Chimonanthus - Wintersweets Guides with Crocus Guides with Cyclamen Guides with Erica and Calluna Guides with Galanthus - Snowdrops Guides with Hamamelis - Witch Hazels Guides with Helleborus - Hellebores Guides with Iris Reticulata - Dwarf Irises

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