15 BEST Beautiful Spring Flower Plants for Your Dream Garden!

Nothing more beautiful for a home than blooming spring flowers in a garden. Choosing the right spring flower plants is not just about the look, but also the characteristics and maintenance level. Here are 15 flowers you can consider before creating a dream flower garden.

 

1. Pansies 

(Viola)

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Pansies are popular spring flowers that can grow throughout summer. This flower plant come in bright colors such as purple, yellow, pink, and white (one flower type often has multiple petal colors). You need moist soil and this plant cannot withstand scorching heat, so it is best to plant them in pots or hanging planters. Another alternative is to plant them as companion flowers in the shades.

 

Zones

4 – 8

Height

5 – 7 inch (12cm-17cm)

Light

Full Sun to partial sun

Water

Moist. Water once a week ( don’t overwater )

 


2. Hellebores

(Helleborus)

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Hellebores are a group of flowers known as “Lenten roses,” and they have beautiful, delicate look. You can plant hellebores on flower beds or pots, with moist soil and partial shade. These flowers are among the “early bloomers” when spring comes. Avoid planting these flowers too deeply, and keep the crowns buried just slightly beneath the soil’s surface.

 

Zones

4 – 9

Height

1 – 4 feet (30cm-1.2m)

Light

Partial shade

Water

Drought-tolerant

 


3. Daffodils

(Narcissus)

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Daffodil is a popular spring flower plants because of its bright colors. The flowers come in yellow and white shades. They are resilient, and deer are less likely to eat them. Daffodils need moderate water, especially the ones that bloom late. When planting these flowers, make sure to avoid clumping by giving 3 to 6 inches of distance between each of them.

 

Zones

3 – 8

Height

6 – 30 inch (15-75 cm)

Light

Full Sun, Half Sun

Water

Moist ( 1/2 to 1 inch of water per week )

 


4. Tulips

(Tulipa)

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The iconic tulips have become staples of a spring garden. Their cup-shaped petals come in colors such as red, pink, yellow, purple, and white. They come in various sizes, perfect for flower beds, borders, and regular pots. Tulips need neutral, well-irrigated soil, although they also like slightly-acidic soil. Tulips love full sun, especially in the afternoon.

 

Zones

3 – 8

Height

6 – 30 inch (15-75 cm)

Light

Full Sun, Part Sun

Water

Moist (Water the soil only if it begins to dry out)

 


5. Pink Discovery azalea

(Azalea poukanensis)

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Pink Discovery is a popular spring flower plants with bright pink shades and large blooms. The flowers are eye-catching and will grow throughout spring and early summer. They enjoy partial light with well-watered (but not wet) soil. Pink Discovery azalea is also sturdy and low-maintenance. The flowers bloom in a short period, but they look spectacular in full glory.

 

Zones

5 – 8

Height

4 – 5 feet (120-150 cm)

Light

Full , Partial shade

Water

Average Water

 


6. Lily of the valley

(Convallaria majalis)

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Lily of the valley is famous for its small, delicate, white blooms. This plant is ideal as mass-planting, ground-covering garden flower. They bloom in late spring, particularly April and May. Lily of the valley also has a sweet scent, and perfect as a cut flower. These flowers prefer shaded place and partial light.

 

Zones

3 – 8

Height

Up to 10 in (25 cm)

Light

Low to bright light

Water

Keep soil evenly moist, not soggy

 


7. Blue star

(Ansomnia hubrictii)

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The blue star is a spring flower plants with small flowers that grow in beautiful clusters. They are great for flower beds or walkways, thanks to their elegant and soft stalks that sway with the wind. These flowers can handle slightly poor soil, although the one with neutral pH is preferable. Blue star needs moderate watering, and you can nip the tip after blooming period to prevent droopy flower.

 

Zones

4 – 9

Height

8 to 36 inch (20-90 cm)

Light

Full (Shade for best)

Water

Regular watering during dry periods

 


8. Common lilacs

(Syringa vulgaris)

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Common lilacs are beautiful spring flowers with a unique scent and bright colors. They grow in clusters and show off colors such as pink, light purple, yellow, blue, or white. Lilacs grow well on alkaline soil, and they need proper watering with enough sunlight. Lilacs often bloom in late spring, and they are great as cut flowers.

 

Zones

3 – 7

Height

5-15 feet (150-450 cm)

Light

Full / Part sunlight

Water

Watered thoroughly, not too often

 


9. Winter aconite

(Eranthis hyemalis)

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Despite being a popular spring flower plants, winter aconite grows in late winter. The best thing about this flower is the “surprise” because when the frost melts, you will be welcomed by emerging bright yellow flowers. They are small, so you can plant them in clusters on flower beds (give 6 inches distance between each seed). Winter aconite is low-maintenance, so it is perfect for beginner gardeners.

 

Zones

4 – 9

Height

4-6 inches (10-15 cm)

Light

Full sunlight / Shade

Water

Keep soil moist while growing

 


10. Grape hyacinths

(Muscari)

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Grape hyacinths are unique bulbous flowers with bright or purplish-blue color. Each of this spring flower plants consists of small bulbous buds that look like grapes. These flowers bloom in early spring and thrive under the generous light. They prefer alkaline, slightly dry soil.

 

Zones

4 – 9

Height

4-8 inches (10-20 cm)

Light

Sun or light shade

Water

Keep the soil evenly moist

 


11. Grand Maitre crocus

(Crocus vernus)

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Grand Maitre is a crocus variety that has light blue or purple petals, with an orange center. The flowers are small but fragrant, and they signal the beginning of spring. They love generous sunlight and well-drained soil. Grand Maitre crocus is easy to maintain, and resilient from most flower diseases. However, you must protect it from pests such as squirrels and mice.

 

Zones

3 – 9

Height

4-6 inches (10-15 cm)

Light

Full Sun, Part Sun

Water

Medium (Average water needs)

 


12. Sweet mock oranges

(Philadelphus coronarius)

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Sweet mock oranges are flowers that have small, white blooms. They got the name from the slight orange-like scent, and the wild species have bulbous flowers that look like oranges. These flowers provide pretty views on flowerbeds or walkways during spring, this makes gardeners choose to plant sweet mock oranges as parts of privacy hedges.

 

Zones

5 – 10

Height

6 to 10 feet (150 – 400 cm)

Light

Full sun, Part sun

Water

Moist soil, Drought tolerant

 


13. Primrose

(Primula vulgaris)

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Primroses are one of the easiest spring flower plants. You can find primrose perennials in garden centers or nurseries. Out of hundreds of primrose flowers species, you will often find are Polyanthus hybrids which range in color from white; cream and yellow to orange; red and pink planted as a house plant.

Zones

5 – 9

Height

8-12 inches (20-30 cm)

Light

Bright, indirect light

Water

Dry to medium

 


14. Dutch Iris

(Iris reticulata)

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Dutch iris is also known as Iris hollandica very popular in florists and home gardeners because easy to arrange, long-lasting and have a dramatic color. Unlike other types of iris that grow from thickened roots, this irises grow from bulbs planted in fall. You can find a purple, blue, or yellow flowers in early spring in zones 4 to 9.

 

Zones

6 – 9

Height

22-26 inches (55-65 cm)

Light

Full sun, Half Sun / Shade

Water

Light to Moderate

 


15. Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe

(Phlox)

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Candy Stripe is a creeping groundcover flower plants, they have distinct rose-pink and white stripes across the face of each flower. Terraced border or in rock gardens will be perfect for this plant. Floriferous and easy to grow this cultivar will produces hundreds of flowers in spring to early summer.

 

Zones

2 – 9

Height

4-5 inches (10-11 cm)

Light

Full sun

Water

Drought Tolerant

 

 

One spring flower plants is not enough to create a charming garden. Choose several flowers to adorn pots, walkways, and flower beds, and see them heralding the coming of a warmer season with bright colors. For other plant inspiration and ideas you can go to [ Homepage ]

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