One of the things that can make the winter season beautiful is the stark snow coated landscapes, but there is no denying that after a month or two, that starkness starts to look rather bleak to most people. Traditional wisdom says that nothing grows, blooms, or blossoms in the winter, but the truth is that if you are will to look around there are several varieties of plants that can add a little greenery to your winter landscaping. Let’s get growing, Deco & Bloom style, with Flowering Plants that Bloom in the Winter.
Winter Aconites: These little yellow flowers provide a beautiful contrast to the stark white snow that lies all around them as they blossom, and with a 6 week blooming period they are a long lasting touch of color for those long winter months. Hardy, these plants enjoy a little shade during the day, and are a great choice for USDA zones 4 – 6.
Phlox: Whether you are looking for a pop of color in your yard, or a soft white that will blend into the snowy background, Phlox comes in many different varieties and is an easy to grow plant that thrives in winter conditions. Depending on the particular species you decide on, it may blossom as early as November, or as late as February. This will also vary with location somewhat, as Phlox has a wide range, from USDA 3 through 10.
Snowdrops: Snowdrops are an ideal plant for those looking for a hardy winter species that is simple to manage. Bulb grown, these greens can be planted in the fall in the spot where you would most like to see them pushing up through the snow. They grow a single long stem of bright green and a drooping floor that is white in coloration. These cute little plants are hardy from zone 4 on down, and even farther north for some species. They make a wonderful bouquet, especially when paired with the bright yellows of the Aconites.