Best Flowers That Bloom in the Winter

Winter is a dormant season for plants and flowers. Even so, a few species of flowering plants can still bloom during these colder months. These flowers are often unique and beautiful, making them popular for gardeners and flower enthusiasts. Here are some of the best flowers that bloom in the winter:

English Primrose

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Most primrose species blossom during the spring or summer seasons. However, the beautiful English primrose variety blooms in the winter months. It has showy five-petaled flowers that come in various colors, including pink, red, orange, white, yellow, and purple. This variety of primrose will bloom from early winter to late spring.

The best spot to plant them is along shaded driveways or pathways to boost their showy colors. Besides their beauty, English Primrose has a sweet fragrance. And it can grow to about 6 feet tall.

Winter Jasmine

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This plant is a favorite among gardeners for its easy care and hardiness. It features an evergreen vine with small yellow flowers blooming from mid-winter to early spring. Unlike other varieties of jasmine, winter jasmine starts blooming in late November or early December. The Winter Jasmine is usually grown as a climbing vine and can grow up to 6 feet tall at maturity.

It is also easy to care for, requiring only moderate watering and pruning once a year. It’s also hardy and can survive temperatures as low as -12°F when planted in well-drained soil. Planting winter jasmine near windows or entryways ensures that your home will smell delicious when you open the door.


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Snowdrop is a small flowering plant with tiny white blooms that resemble snowflakes. Its uniqueness has made it one of the more sought-after flowers for winter gardens. The florets are perfect cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements on the table during special occasions. The blooming seasons start from late winter to early spring, lasting anywhere from four to six weeks during its peak season.

They are also low maintenance, requiring no more care than regular watering once a month. 

Snowdrops do best in partially shaded areas and well-drained soil. Plant them in early fall or late summer, just before the ground freezes up.

Cyclamen Flowers

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Cyclamen flowers are related to primroses and come in various colors such as pink, lavender, red, and white. This winter-blooming flower is unique. Its flowers change color depending on the light and temperature exposure. Depending on location, the flowers bloom during the late fall or early winter months.

Unlike most flowering plants, cyclamen plants are cold-resistant perennials. And they don’t need much care or attention once you plant them. The best spot to plant them is under deciduous trees as they prefer winter sun and summer shade. 


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Camelias are typically known for their large flowers and glossy, dark green leaves. Its flowers have a striking appearance that is preferred for many landscaping projects. The Camellia sasanqua blooms between late winter and early spring among its many varieties. The flowers come in pink, red, white, and purple colors.

Camelia bushes grow best in areas with full shade and rich soil. The winter-blooming varieties will only thrive when planted in acidic soil and plenty of moisture. They are also hardy and can survive cold temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit. If left unpruned, camellias can grow to about 5 feet high.


Many different types of flowers bloom during the winter season. By choosing some of the best varieties, you can add color and beauty to your garden during the colder months. Whether you’re looking for groundcovers, pot flowers, or flowers that climb up your trellis or fence, our option above will suit you. Subscribe to our blog for more gardening tips.

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