15 Popular Spring Flowers

When most people think of Spring, they picture snow fading away and flowers starting to bloom. We’ve put together our list of 15 popular spring flowers that are sure to make your garden or home look fantastic!

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The Allium comes in hundreds of spices and have a distinctive round shaped head. Because of their beauty and ornamental flowers they are often found in interior design and wedding arrangements.

  • Plant them in the fall
  • Full Sun
  • Available in late spring but can be available year round
  • Drought tolerant
  • Grows in rich, sandy to gritty, dry to medium well drained soil

Anemones

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The Anemone are perennials that have basal leaves with long leaf-stems. They produce flowers with 4-27 sepals in cymes of 2-9 flowers.

  • October-May
  • Well drained and moderately fertile soil
  • Light shade to partial sun

Azalea

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Azalea’s are a very delicate but beautiful flower. They stand for love, femininity, gentleness and fragile passion that is still developing.

  • Well drained and humus-rich soil
  • Mulch well
  • Plant in late spring or early fall
  • Partial shade with some wind protection
  • Available February through September

Bluebell

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Also known as Hyacinthoides non-scripta these are found covering woodlands in a carpet of blue. They are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act and because of this they can’t be picked with the purpose of selling them.

  • Need damp conditions
  • Can grow in both sun and shade
  • Water regularly
  • Available April-June

Crocus

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They are one of the first early spring flowers to bloom. They are called the light bulb flower because of their shape until they fully bloom. Saffron which is a spice used for cooking, an antioxidant and a fragrance in perfumes come from the Crocus.

  • Plant in fairly sunny spot
  • Well Drained Soil
  • February-April
  • Attracts squirrels and deer so you may need to cover with wire mesh

Daffodil

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A very well known early spring flower that symbolizes new beginnings and rebirth.

  • November-May with peaks in January-March
  • Their sap can be toxic to other flowers so let them stand for 24 hours alone before adding to a flower bouquet
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Fertile and well drained soil

Freesia

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Well known for their sweet fragrance and bright colors, Freesias are commonly grown for use as cut flowers. Their colors range from lavender, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, white, and bicolored.

  • Grow 12-18 inches tall
  • Full sun or light shade
  • Moist and well drained soil
  • April-November can can be available year round

Hyacinth

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Because of their scent these flowers are often used in perfumes. They come in a variety of colors and each one smells a little different.

  • Bloom from November-May
  • Well drained and moderately fertile soil
  • Sun to partial shade

Iris

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Regal flowers that have been linked to the monarchy since the medieval times especially in the French monarchy. This is their national symbol and it means faith, hope, wisdom and valour.

  • Peaks in January-May but can be commercially found year round
  • Full sun
  • Well-drained soil

Lilac

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They are named lilacs due to their purple color. They are an early spring flower and only bloom for about 3 weeks at the beginning of spring.

  • February-November but commercially grown year round
  • Their sap can be toxic to other flowers so let them stand for 24 hours alone before adding to a flower bouquet
  • Full sun for at least 6 hours a day
  • Well Drained soil
  • Do not over water

Pansy

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Pansy comes from the French word ‘penser’ which means to think. Because of its name this flower symbolises remembrance, love or admiration for another.

  • Early Spring/Summer
  • Mainly potted flowers
  • Full sun
  • Moist, hummus-rich and well drained soil

Peony

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The Peony is an absolutely beautiful flower that blooms from spring to summer. They are native to China and often referred to as the ‘king of flowers.’

  • Deep, fertile, humus-rich, moist and well drained soil
  • Full sun away from strong winds

Primrose

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When this flower blooms it is a signal that spring has begun. They naturally grow in woodlands but they can also make the perfect addition to your garden.

  • Early spring flowers that bloom from March-May
  • Plant in lightly shaded areas
  • Well drained soil
  • Use a little organic fertilizer for optimum growth

Snowdrops

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The Snowdrop is one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. That are often a first indicator of the season and sometimes can even bloom through snow.

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Moist and well drained soil
  • Do not add compost, manure, or fertilizer

Tulip

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Arriving in early spring the tulip is said to mean ‘perfect love’ and because of their beauty you can see why.

  • Full sun
  • Well drained, neutral to slightly acidic, fertile, dry or sandy soil

We hope you love these spring flower pictures as much as we do! And if you’re getting ready for summertime, check out our post about summer flowers.  Photos from pixabay.com.