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Flowers to Plant in Spring
After the dreariness and cold of winter, everyone wants to see a riot of colorful blooms in their garden. In this Gardenerdy article, we give you some of the best flowers that you can plant to make your garden come alive this spring.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017
Everybody loves spring, with its crisp cool air and colorful flowers that seem to bloom everywhere. However, to enjoy spring's bounty, you should have planted your flower bulbs in fall when the weather was still a little cold. Tulips, daffodils, and peonies are some of the most popular flowers that bloom in spring, and have to be planted at fall. When you plant flowers in spring, it ensures that you can enjoy them during early or late fall. It can instantly transform your dull landscape into a wonderful display of blooms, and provide you with so much joy during fall.

List of Flowers to Plant in Spring

To enjoy beautiful blooms in early fall, you need to know about which flowers to plant.
  • Dianthus: These flowers bloom during fall and are available in red, pink, and white colors. They should be planted where they can get sunshine during early spring.
  • Chrysanthemum: There are myriad varieties of chrysanthemums available in different colors. They should be planted in early spring and should be well-watered.
  • Autumn Crocus: Autumn Crocus are larger in size than those that bloom during the spring. They grow very close to the ground and come in colors like white, lavender, and pink. These bulbs should be planted in late spring, as the flowers bloom in late September to October.
  • Helenium: Helenium is also known as sneezeweed, and is similar in appearance to that of daisies. They grow in profusion and are quite tall, from 3 to 5 feet. They are planted in spring and they bloom in early fall.
  • Lilies: Lilies are the most popular flowers to plant and they come in a lot of varieties as well as colors.
  • Daffodils: Daffodil is a very hearty flower that can be grown indoors as well as outdoors. It is planted late so that you can enjoy their beauty in spring.
  • Gladiolus: Gladiolus are available in pink, white, red, yellow, and some of them can be even multicolored. The best way to plant gladioli bulbs is in clusters in a spot where it receives plenty of sunshine.
  • Dahlia: Dahlias grow up to six feet in height, and they bloom into huge blossoms. Dahlia bulbs need to be planted in soil that is well drained; they grow indoors as well. Dahlias should be planted in the shade during late fall so that you can see full blooms in early spring.
Some other flowers to plant in spring are:
  • Achillea
  • Allium
  • Calamintha
  • Brugmansia
  • Heliopsis
  • Gaura
  • Fragaria
  • Iris
  • Hydrangea
  • Hibiscus
  • Linaria
  • Lonicera
  • Veronia
  • Lilac
  • Wood Anemone
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Balloon Flowers
  • Peach leaved Bellflower
  • Russian Sage
  • Yellow Wax Bells
  • Pansies
  • Forget me Nots
  • Primroses
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Columbines
  • Aster
  • Foxglove
  • Goldenrod
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Pussy Willows
  • Persian Buttercup
  • Spring Snowflake
While buying bulbs for flowers to plant in spring, purchase only those bulbs that are healthy and fresh, free of any blemishes or discolorations. Strictly avoid buying any bulbs that are wrinkly or damaged. Make sure that you plant the bulbs in a place where they are sure to receive a lot of sunlight and also make sure that there is good drainage of the soil. There are many bulbs that can be planted in pots and kept indoors. Planting flowers in spring is a good way to ensure that you have a beautiful garden full of different flowers in their full glory in fall. Choose an assortment of flowers to plant in your flowerbeds and enjoy their fresh blooms.
Summer Snowflake flowers
Pussy Willows
Lily of the Valley
Goldenrod flowers
Foxglove Flowers
Red Bleeding Heart Flowers
Russian Sage
Balloon Flower
Black-eyed Susan
Wood Anemone
red hibiscus
Iris Flowers
Calamintha flower
planting gladiolus bulb
Canna Lily flowers
autumnale flowers
chrysanthemum flower
dianthus flower