Spring Flowers to Grow in the Garden

As winter slowly fades away to make room for spring we can start thinking about the warmer months ahead of us. It also means thinking about our gardens and once again transforming them into beautiful spaces for us to escape to. If you’re thinking about getting your garden ready for spring, but don’t know what to put in your garden at this time of the year, we have that sorted for you. All you have to do is pick your favorite flowers for a spring time garden.

1. Pansy

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Pansy’s prefer growing in cool weather, so it’s the ideal plant for gardener’s to turn to when they want to grow flowers in containers and window boxes where they will provide a wealth of color in their upturned petals.

Latin name: Viola x wittrockiana

Conditions: Sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

Zones: 4-8.

Buy your pansy’s here at Thompson & Morgan.

2. Lilac

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For a sweet smelling spring flower there is no sweeter smell around then the smell of lilac, which is often a cottage favourite.

Latin name: Syringa vulgaris

Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 20 feet tall and wide.

Zones: 4-8.

Buy lilac here at Suttons.

3. Crocus

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These flowers are the perfect flowers to plant in the spring time as they provide an abundant amount of colour that is pleasing to the eye.

Latin name: Crocus ‘Grand Maitre’

Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 6 inches tall and wide.

Zones 3-8.

Buy crocus flowers here at Crocus.

4. Daffodil

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Spring time wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t see daffodils on the list. This bright, happy, spring time flower comes in a range of shapes and sizes, from trumpet to large and small cupped to double. Despite their pretty appearance they can produce harmful reactions if they are consumed, so they should be kept out of the way of animals.

Latin name: Narcissus

Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 1 foot tall and wide.

Zones: 3-9.

Buy daffodils here at Narcissus Flowers.

5. Tulip

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The tulip is a cheerful flower that is often seen in many gardens during spring time. With its array of colours on offer it’s no surprise this pretty flower makes an appearance year after year.

Latin name: Tulipa

Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide.

Zones 3-7.

Buy Tulip flowers here at J Parkers.

6. Summer Snowflake

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This beautiful drooping bell is easily distinguishable by its small blooms making it the perfect flower to have in your garden at spring time. When there are several of these flowers in a flowerbed they create the ideal focal point.

Latin name: Leucojum aestivum

Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide.

Zones: 4-9.

Buy Summer Snowflakes flowers here at Spalding Bulb.

7. Lily of the Valley

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This delicate flower of snow-white, bell-shaped flowers has a powerful fragrant timeless smell that is set against a carpet of lush green foliage. It is a timeless classic that will look delightful at spring time in your garden. This is also a well-known poisonous plant and if ingested can affect the heart.

Latin name: Convallaria majalis

Conditions: Part shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 9 inches tall and wide.

Zones: 4-8.

Buy Lily of the Valley here at Naturescape.

8. Winter Aconite

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Once the snow has melted you can be sure to see Winter Aconite bursting through the soil to emerge in its full glory. Its growth time is limited as it dies back once the transition from spring to summer takes place, but its pretty, open blooms make it a show stopping flower for your spring garden.

Latin name: Eranthis cilicica

Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 3 inches tall and wide.

Zones: 4-9.

Buy Winter Aconite here at Plant World Seeds.

9. Iris

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Iris flowers are as much a late winter bloomer as they are an early spring time flower making them a wonderful sight to see in the garden. They also make a welcome contrast to many of spring’s pastel petal colours that are often seen around this time of the year.

Latin name: Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’

Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 6 inches tall and wide.

Zones: 4-9.

Buy Iris flowers here at Sarah Raven.

10. Grape Hyacinth

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Grape hyacinth is a striking flower to have in a garden trumpeting the arrival of spring. Clustered flowers hang from sturdy stalks, resembling bundles of delicious grapes.

Latin name: Muscari armeniacum

Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil.

Size: Up to 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

Zones: 4-8.

Buy Grape Hyacinth flowers here at Gardens 4 You.

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