Plants that bloom in winter: here are the flowering plants (evergreen, shrubs, bulbs ...) that produce flowers in winter.
With a careful and wise choice of plants, we have the opportunity to get a flowered garden during the whole year, winter including. Spring and summer flowers are a great classic: poppies, tulips, roses, mimosas, hydrangeas, orchids ... in summer and spring there is no shortageoutdoor flowering plants or fromindoor, ready to bloom. Less well known are the flowers that bloom in winter, when the cold paralyzes the vegetation of most shrubs, bulbs and evergreens. Still, theplants that bloom in winterthey are really numerous and often easy to grow.
Plants that bloom in winter
In this paragraph we will see what theplantsto be grown indoors or abroad, so as to have aflower garden even in winter.
Flowering tree to grow in a large garden.
Calicanthus is a very fragrant garden plant that thrives in summer andblooms in winter. It is extremely resistant to cold and does not need special care, so it is suitable for low maintenance gardens. For all the info: Calicanto
It can be grown in the garden or in flower boxes.
They are not edible and their cultivation is linked to the aesthetic factor. There are unicolor or bicolor ornamental cabbages. Two-colored ornamental cabbages are more difficult to find on the market, but the effect obtained by growing them in flower beds or on the balcony is really exciting. For all the info: Ornamental cabbages
Winter flowering camellias can be grown in pots or in the ground.
Winter flowering camellias are plants that give beautiful fragrant flowers braving the cold and frost of thewinter. For all the info: Winter flowering camellias
Green light to cultivation in pots, perfect for flower beds in winter.
These are extremely cold-resistant plants that give abundant blooms. For all the info: Cultivating thought violets
Indoor plant, it should only be taken outside in late spring.
Symbol of Christmas, this plant bears large red leaves that sprout in the winter. If you have a poinsettia at home, you might be interested in our guide article onHow to cure the poinsettia
Outdoor plant that blooms even in the snow!
The Christmas Rose does not require special care, it can be grown both in the ground and in garden pots: as long as they are in a cool place. The Christmas Rose blooms full winter. For all the info: Cultivating the Christmas Rose.
For those who wantplants that bloom from October to November forward, flower bulbs may be an ideal choice. Furthermore, there is no shortage of late varieties with flowering that goes up to the months of December and January and early varieties that anticipate spring flowering to February. For all the info, I refer you to the pages:
- Spring-flowering bulbous
- Summer flowering bulbous
- Bulbous in autumn flowering
- Winter flowering bulbous
Others plants that bloom in winter:
THE flowers in winterto admire are those of:
- Hellebore *
- Winter jasmine
- Christmas cactus
Hellebore, for the flowered balcony in winter
Winter flowering species with many ornamental varieties. Perfect for the garden or the flowered balcony in winter.
Hellebore is a plant also known asChristmas rose. This delightful plant finds the strength to bloom even under thick layers of snow. There are many species of hellebore, all delicious! Some species areevergreenbut, in any case, they are perfect for growing outdoors, in the ground or in pots.
THEhellebore flowersthey are very special: unlike other plants, the flower is not formed by petals but by sepals, that is, by showy modified leaves with a graceful appearance, these are the leaves that would normally protect the flower.
Among the most widespread species, on the market there are numerous varieties of the Helleborus niger and Helleborus orientalis species. The best equipped nurseries will be able to offer you varieties of Helleborus virdis, Helleborus pupurascens and Helleborus atrorubens.
For the care of hellebore I advise you to avoid any pruning that is not the removal of dead or damaged parts at the base of the plant.
The only drawback, for those who grow in pots, is that this requires acid reaction soil (5.5 pH), so it is necessary to avoid irrigating with tap water (calcareous). For those who grow in the garden, in the ground, make a 50 cm wide and 50 cm deep excavation. Incorporate 30% of soil taken from the same hole and add 50% of pumice and 20% of brown peat. If the soil tends to stagnate, at the bottom of the hole, incorporate a layer of expanded clay so as to allow a better flow of irrigation water in the summer months.
When and how to fertilize hellebores?
You can proceed in late summer and late winter. You can add specific fertilizer or mature manure (normal or pelleted).
The photos on this page show three different varieties of hellebore.