Winter Blooming Plants for Southern U.S.

As the Fall season leaves and Winter approaches, the days are getting shorter, and much colder. You can still brighten up your yard with many Winter blooming plants. Here are some plants that can add fantastic colors to your existing or new garden. There is always a way to decorate your landscape or yard in the winter. These plants are for the Southern U.S.

As the Fall season leaves and Winter approaches, the days are getting shorter, and much colder.  You can still brighten up your yard with many winter blooming plants.  Here are some plants that can add fantastic colors to your existing or new garden.  There is always a way to decorate your landscape or yard in the winter.  These plants are for the Southern U.S. 

 * Crocus

Crocus, is a perennial, bulb-type plant, that grows up to 6 inches, spreads up to 3 inches, and thrives in zones from 3 to 8.  Colors available are yellow, white, purple, pink, and also tri-colored. They require full sunlight, in well drained soil.  Crocus are easy to grow and they don’t need a lot of maintenance.

They can be used as a ground cover, containers, or even borders.  They are resistant to deer and are also drought tolerant.

 * Clematis armandii (Snowdrift)

The Snowdrift is a vine-type plant that is in the clematis family.  This Winter flowering plant does best when planted in a sunny location on the South side or West side of your home.  It thrives in zones from 6 to 9. Comes in the color White.  Requires no maintenance and is “Toxic” to pets.  This climber never needs pruning.

 * Sedum cauticola (Stonecrop)

The Stonecrop is considered a perennial that does best in full sun and when planted in zones 4 to 10.  It has a plant height up to 6 inches with a spread up to 12 inches.  Stonecrop plants produce red and lavender colored flowers.  A spectacular show of pink stems with bluish green leaves.  Excellent for rock gardens and ground covers.

 * Tulbaghia violacea

This is a bulb-type plants that does good in part sun to full sun.  Grows up to 16 inches and a spreading width of up to 12 inches. Excellent  for zones 8 to 10.  Showy display of red, pink, purple, and blue flowers.  A good choice for a background display while your shorter winter blooming plants are in front.  This plant can be also grown in containers, rock gardens, flower beds, and borders.

 ~ Tips

Always keep your soil moist, and never over water.  Before planting any Winter flowering plants, find yourself a sunny location on the South side of your home.  Best choice, if you cannot find a Southern place to plant, try planting on the Western side.

For additional backgrounds and foundations in Winter, try planting some Winter flowering shrubs or evergreen hedges for your zone.  It’s sure to brighten your garden in the coldest days of Winter.

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