The Most Colorful Plants and Flowers for Spring

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After a long and gloomy winter scattered with grays and browns, it’s time to bring out some color during springtime. No matter where you live, spring means replenishing your garden with all its glory. Colorful flowering plants are just what your yard needs this time of year.

Regardless of your location, here are some of the best and colorful spring-blooming flowers and plants you can add to your couch turf or grass to brighten up your garden, helping you celebrate spring with flying colors.

Annual Phlox

The annual phlox is an uncommon plant that’s not the easiest to come across, but it’s well worth the search. Like its perennial counterpart, the annual phlox blooms in a rainbow of colors, ranging from purple, pink, red to salmon, alongside variegated specimens. This plant best thrives during the summer and spring seasons, standing at 6 to 12 inches tall and wide. Its trailing variety works best on plant containers, while the standard annual phlox works perfectly in garden beds.

Additionally, some annual phlox varieties are cold-tolerant, allowing them to strive even in the coldest environment.

Crocus

Crocus is a hardy bulb that often pops up even when there’s still on the ground, adding color to gloomy winters. These need to get planted in the fall to let them successfully grow during springtime. However, these are relatively challenging to grow and tend to as rodents favor crocus blooms, leading them to dig them up.

Flowering Kale

A popular foliage plant to consider adding to your garden this spring is flowering kale. These are hardy and extremely frost-tolerant as their vegetable counterparts. It consists of bright ruffled white, pink, and purple foliage heads. Flowering kales can grow anywhere between 12 and 18 inches tall and thrives best in rich garden soil and full sun exposure.

Lobelia

The lobelia is one of the most colorful and popular annual flowers during spring, providing electrifying blue and purple blooms. They’re slow-growing and may attract butterflies to your garden, adding more life to your gorgeous garden. However, they’re not as strong as other plants, as lobelias don’t do well in frosty conditions and can only withstand cold temperatures.

Pansy

The pansy or viola is a popular springtime plant that many homeowners most likely have in their yards. These flowers have gorgeous blooms alongside a tough nature, allowing them to withstand even the harshest and coldest environments. They can tolerate temperatures in the mid-20s and still thrive without any issues. Pansies or violas are available in various colors and can look great in either garden beds or containers.

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Hyacinths

Hyacinth is a fragrant flower that grows best during the fall and spring season, providing colorful blooms in the forms of bulbs, foliage, and flowers. The best part is they’re low-maintenance as pests and rodents typically don’t bother them due to their toxic substances.

Petunia

There’s no annual flower more popular than the petunia flow — and for good reasons. Petunias have big and bright blooms coming in numerous colors, making stunning displays when you plant them in masses. These plants love the sun and will bloom all summer long, but can also withstand the cold. They’re relatively easy to care for, giving you a hassle-free time of brightening up your garden.

Snapdragon

A common perennial plant that blooms during spring is the snapdragon. This plant can tolerate the cold well and has been known to withstand the harsh winter season. They have a unique ‘dragon’s mouth’ feature that blooms and adds a rainbow presence in your garden. There are many snapdragon varieties, with some ranging from 6 inches to 3 feet.

Forsythia

This gorgeous bright and yellow flower is a common sign that the lovely season of spring is here. Older kinds of forsythia shrubs can be ‘leggy,’ meaning if you don’t trim this vibrant shrub, it may take over your garden. So, do it right after flowering, or you may accidentally cut off next season’s buds.

Primrose

The primrose is a gorgeous flowering plant consisting of a rainbow of colors, including yellow, purple, pink, and white, and usually appear during very early spring. It’s relatively easy to grow and require minimal care. This perennial often blooms when snow is still on the ground, giving you an early view of the beautiful spring. There are several varieties of primroses, so ensure you buy one that’s a perennial and survive the long winters in your area.

With careful and proper care, the flowers and plants mentioned will bring a gorgeous splash of spring color to your garden, no matter where you live—starting spring with vibrancy, joy, and color.

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