Popular Seasonal Blooms
Bulbs: While short lived, "forced bulbs" are a great way to add instant color to a spring pot. Daffodils, irises, hyacinths and tulips are some tried and true favorites.
Dusty Miller: Grown for its distinct silvery foliage, Dusty Miller adds an interesting contrast to colorful spring blooms.
Hellebore (Lenten Rose): One of the earliest blooming flowers, hellebore gets its common name from the rose-like blooms that appear around the time of Lent. The flowers last several months while the foliage is evergreen. Once the blooms are spent, it can be replanted in the garden for future enjoyment.
Lobelia: The intense blue and purple blooms of lobelia make it a popular spring bloom. These low-growing, deer resistant flowers make outstanding container plants and are likely to attract butterflies to your garden. Plant them in full sun to part shade.
Nemesia: a cottage garden favorite with dainty snapdragon-like blooms in an array of jewel-toned colors. They grow about a foot tall and will have a proliferation of blooms as long as the weather remains cool.
Pansy and Viola: These pretty, funny-faced flowers with bright colors prefer cooler weather. They come in an array of beautiful colors from soft pastels to bright yellows, reds and purples.
Petunia: The big, bright blooms in a variety of colors give a beautiful pop of color to early spring pots. While they love sun and will happily bloom all summer long, these easy-care plants are also remarkably cold-tolerant. However, even though they will occasionally tolerate a very light frost, it’s safest to wait until after your last frost date to plant them.
Phlox: Although there are many difference varieties of phlox, from low-growing to tall, all are defined by star-shaped, colorful flowers that bloom from spring through summer, Colors range from white to shades of pink, purple, and blue.
Ranunculus: These beauties look almost too perfect to be real. Their rose-like blossoms have tissue-thin petals and they come in colors that range from pale yellow to pink, orange, red and burgundy. Ranunculus are cool-weather plants that need lots of bright light each day.