7 Beautiful Cold-Tolerant Flowers that Bloom in Winter


You don’t have to wait till spring and summer to see beautifully-blooming flowers. Here’s a list of cold-tolerant flowers that may bloom throughout winter in areas with mild climates.

Helleborus Anna’s Red
This charming plant features red-purple blossoms that rise from sturdy, red stems. They tend to bloom heavily between late winter and middle of spring. These flowers perform well in full shade or partial shade conditions. Protect them from cold winds by growing them in a sheltered site.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 – 9

Snow Cream Paper Bush
A deciduous shrub that grows well in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade conditions. The flower buds will start to grow in size and prominence throughout the winter. The flower buds are tightly-grouped into button-like clusters.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 – 10

Ipheion Rolf Fiedler
Also known as Spring Starflowers, the Ipheion Rolf Fiedler produces blue star-shaped flowers from late winter to the end of spring. The sweetly-scented plants grow well in full sun to part shade conditions. They should be spaced four to six inches apart.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 – 9

Algerian Iris
These sweetly-scented flowers bloom from late fall to early spring. The petal colors can range from lavender to deep purple. They are easily grown in dry, well-drained soil and full sun conditions. They can be grown in garden beds and in plant containers.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 – 9

False Rue-Anemone
This flowering plant generally blooms starting in late March, but may sometimes start blooming in winter (depending on climate conditions). The False Rue-Anemone thrives in partial shade and slightly acidic soil conditions.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8

Nothoscordum Sellowianum
Originating from South America, you can add a beautiful shade of yellow to your winter garden by growing these plants in full or partial sun conditions.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 – 10

Georgia Blue Speedwell
This perennial produces masses of small blue flowers from late winter to late spring. It prefers to grow in evenly moist soil and full sun to half sun conditions.
USDA hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

In addition to the above flowers, there are also other popular ones that can be grown in winter as long as you take the correct steps to winterize them. For example, it’s possible to grow hibiscus flowers by watering them less than normal and finding them a spot in the house that’s warm.

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