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Best Spring Flowers To Plant in 2022

Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Real Men Sow

Spring flowers are the best way to mark the end of winter. Gardeners use spring flowers as a way to mark the end of winter, from the first snowdrops to the first daffodils to the first hellebores and primroses to name the day.

Why Should You Plant Spring Flowers?

For pollinators, spring flowers are also important. Many pollinators, including some butterflies and bumblebees, hibernate in winter. They rely on spring flowers for nectar and pollen as they emerge from hibernation. The pollen and nectar of spring flowers provide pollinators with energy to fly, find a mate, or nest site, while the pollen and nectar from spring flowers help bumble bees lay eggs for their next generation.

Choosing Best Spring Flowers

It is important to consider the location where you will be planting spring flowers. Many flowers thrive in sunlight or dappled shade. In fact, they will bloom sooner if they are placed in sunny areas where the sun will warm the soil. You should also consider whether you are growing spring flowers in a container or in the ground. Also, think about whether you want to display them permanently or in a temporary setting. Bulb plantings, which are typically done in autumn, can also be considered.

Simple List of Spring Flowers

Primrose, Primula vulgaris

Description One of the most well-loved spring flowers, it has a pale yellow bloom and green crinkled leaves. 
Location To Grow Moist soil under partial shade, grown next to forget-me-nots, snowdrops, and other spring flowers
Bloom March to May
Height x Spread 20cm x 35cm

Snowdrops, Galanthus spp.

Description Earliest spring flowers to bloom. They gradually clump over the years, making them easier to dig up, divide, and replant
When to Grow In the green, after they’re flowered in March and aApril
Bloom January to March 
Height x Spread 12cm x 5cm

Crocus, Crocus tommasinianus

Description Cheeriest Spring Flowers and provides masses of pollen. Has purple, yellow, and white varieties. 
When to Grow Best Planted in Autumn
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun
Bloom February to April 
Height x Spread 15cm x 15cm

Daffodils, Narcissus spp.

Description Hardy and cheery yellow flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun (directly on the ground or in pots)
Bloom February to May
Height x Spread 30cm x 5cm

Hyacinth, Hyacinthus

Description Has purple, pink and white varieties that grows well in pots and offers a blast of spring color and scent early in the year
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun 
Bloom March to April
Height x Spread 25cm x 10cm

Tulips, Tulipa spp.

Description Most popular Spring flowers that comes in ranges of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun 
Bloom April to May
Height x Spread 45cm x 20cm

Forget-me-nots, Myosotis sylvatica

Description Cheery and low-growing blue flowers. They self-seed but would look tatty after flowering.
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under partial shade
Bloom April to June
Height x Spread 20cm x 15cm

Wallflowers, Erysimum cheiri

Description Biennial plants that comes in dark red and yellow
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun to partial shade
Bloom March to April
Height x Spread 50cm x 50cm

Lungwort, Pulmonaria

Description Perennial herbaceous plant with purple and pink varieties. 
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil, tolerates more shade
Bloom March to April
Height x Spread 35cm x 45cm

Snake’s head fritillary

Description Spring-flowering bulb that has chequerboard-patterned flowers in shades of mauve and pink but has white varieties. 
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under partial shade
Bloom March to April
Height x Spread 35cm x 45cm

Hellebores, Helleborus spp.

Description Has white to pink, and dark purple varieties. 
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under partial shade
Bloom January to April
Height x Spread 45cm x 45cm

Reticulata iris, Iris reticulata

Description Has delicate, fragrant purple flowers with yellow markings
Location to Grow Plant them in pots
Bloom January to April
Height x Spread 15cm x 15cm

Heather, Erica spp.

Description A bumblebee magnet because they provide pollen and nectar on early spring days
Location to Grow Plant in pots or in front of a sunny border
Bloom December to April
Height x Spread 50cm x 100cm

Winter aconite, Eranthus hyemalis

Description Perennials with bright yellow flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun or partial shade
Bloom January to February
Height x Spread 13cm x 10cm

Pasque flower, Pulsatilla

Description Beautiful late-spring flower with silku purple, star-shaped flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under partial shade
Bloom April to May
Height x Spread 20cm x 20cm

Grape hyacinth, Muscari

Description Small, Spring-flowering bulbs with bright blue flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in front of a border in grass or in pots. Remember that they spread easily
Bloom April to May
Height x Spread 20cm x 10cm

Bearded iris, Iris germanica

Description Tall-growing with flamboyan blooms and sword-like foliage
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under a hot, sunny bed
Bloom May to June
Height x Spread 90cm x 10cm

Foxgloves, Digitalis

Description Either perennials or biennials with pink-purple tubular flowers but have white and orange varieties. 
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun to partial shade
Bloom May to June
Height x Spread 1.8cm x 90cm

Alliums, Allium spp.

Description Bulbous perennials with globe-shaped purple flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under full sun along with foliage plants
Bloom May to June
Height x Spread 20cm x 15cm

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis

Description Low-growing, spreading perennial that has arching stems of bell-shaped white flowers
Location to Grow Grow them in moist but well-drained soil under partial shade
Bloom April to May
Height x Spread 25cm x 30cm

 

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