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When the snow starts to melt and the trees begin to bloom, that’s how you know it’s time to start getting ready to go out into your backyard and enjoy your early spring flowers and watch them shoot up to the sky.
But it’s not always easy to know which ones are the best to plant for your garden. Are you waiting for the first flowers to bloom in your backyard as soon as Winter is gone? We understand! That’s why we’ve made you this list full of early Spring flowers that bloom early in Spring.
One of the big factors to determine whether these plants and flowers will bloom in early Spring is where you’re located and the kind of soil that you have in your backyard.
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Early spring flowers
How do you know which ones are the perfect choices for your garden? Well, here are a few of the best spring flowers that are sure to make your backyard looks like a botanical garden in early Spring!
So first up, we have the hellebore which is a perennial plant and is commonly known as the lion’s foot or the oracle rose.
One of the things to keep in mind is the fact the sap and seeds of this plant do tend to be poisonous so this might not be one of the best options for you to seed in your backyard.
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Lung wart (Pulmonaria)
So, the next plant on this list is the lung wart. Originating from West Asia and central Europe, there are thought to be at least 18 species of this small herbaceous plant that can grow up to 12 inches.
This one has a lot of leaves that are known to be hairy and in the shape of an oval.
Oftentimes, these new leaves have spots that are whitish or gray and they contain chlorophyll. These types of plants are known to be rich in nectar and this is why they attract quite a few butterflies and bees as well as hummingbirds.
So if you’re allergic to bees, this might not be the best choice for you. These leaves also have a lot of photo chemicals that can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments. What’s interesting is that it has the nickname soldiers and sailors due to the fact that it changes colors from red to blue.
This is also one of the perennial plants which means it can last for longer than two years. It has a few different nicknames such as pulmonaria, and Jerusalem cowslip as well as oak lungs spotted comfrey and lung moss.
A fun fact is that it’s one of the few plants that can survive under a black walnut tree but it should be planted with caution due to the fact that it may lead to a rash or other types of adverse skin reactions.
In England, they are known as lent lilies, and giving a bouquet of them to someone is believed to bring that person lasting happiness. But if they get just one, it could lead to bad luck.
These flowers can bloom anywhere from a month and a half to half a year depending on the kind of conditions in which they are growing. They also bloom every year as long as you cut the leaves off only when they start turning yellow.
It’s the national flower of Wales and legend has it if you find the first daffodil of the season in that country, you will have a year filled with affluence. Experts believe there are more than 25 different species of flower around the world and more than 13,000 hybrids.
They’re often used to celebrate 10th anniversaries and if it is forced to bloom as part of the Chinese new year, legend has it it will bring the family good luck all year long. But just remember it has a sap that can be poisonous to other plants so you might not want to plant it near any other flowers.
But the good news is they are tolerant of the cold and squirrels won’t eat them due to the fact that they have a lot of poisonous crystals in them.
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Then there’s phlox which can be a good choice to plant since it has a lot of medicinal properties to it. In fact, experts believe that ingesting some of it can actually cure your constipation.
It can also endure extreme cold so if you live up north, you don’t have to worry about it withering out and dying in the dead of winter. It has a lot of appeal to many consumers which is why there are so many hybrids of it all across the nation. This perennial is a good choice for your garden.
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Then there’s the primrose which has a hairy stem that can get as high as 12 inches. It has flowers that are usually yellow and short flower stalks.
The flower is known to do a lot of cross-pollination as insects are able to move pollen from one flower to the other.
What’s cool is that it has leaves and flowers that are edible and are even known to be used in a wide variety of salads across the country. It’s often used to treat paralysis and was used to make potions back in the middle ages.
It is also a perennial plant.
Up next is the Japanese rose that has flowers 3.5 cm across. It comes in a wide variety of shades such as red, yellow, orange, and pink as well as white.
These last for about 3 days but are often succeeded by other blooms which take their place. It does well in soils that are sufficiently drained & can begin blooming in just under 8 weeks if planted correctly. They are commonly found in parks & gardens where they are used as ornamentals.
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But let’s not forget about the crocus which has natural insulation and comes in both hybrid and snow types. This flower is found the world over and some of the variations, produce saffron. The name is rooted in Greek mythology and the saffron is very difficult to harvest.
That’s why it’s one of the most expensive herbs to harvest. Did you know saffron Crocus is often grown in hydroponics?
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of course who could forget about tulips which have more than 150 species and symbolize many different things such as true love and apologies. At one point, it was the most expensive flower in history and it has perfect symmetry.
They are the largest export of the Netherlands.
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Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom in the new year and there are more than 2,500 varieties across the globe.
Then you have the pasque flower which comes in a wide variety of colors such as purple, white, blue, pink, yellow, and red.
Known as the windflower, they tend to open up under the sun and close at night.
Piq squeak (Bergenia)
Finally, you have the pig squeak which is a perennial that has heart-shaped leaves that feel like leather. They tend to bloom once the fall season rolls around and bloom in any condition.