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Why early spring flowers are our favorite flowers
- 10 varieties of early spring flowers
- Hardy fall-planted bulbs suitable for all hardiness zones
- Colorful, fragrant flowers attract pollinators
- Versatile bulbs are perfect for container gardening
Break up winter doldrums with the best early spring flowers
There’s something so special about seeing the first plants break ground at the end of a cold, wet winter. Early spring flowers hold nothing back when it comes to color and fragrance—the hardy plants are made to attract pollinators the moment their beautiful blooms unfurl. It’s why we love early spring flowers more than any other—these plants are designed to be desired, a welcome treat to pollinators and people alike after the leanest months of the year.
The first plants to flower in spring are fall-planted bulbs like crocus, hyacinth, and fritillaria. These perennial bulbs announce the end of winter every year. Ranging in color from white to yellow and purple, these early spring flowers are as fragrant as they are eye-catching. While the first flowers of spring may not be as large or dramatic as the flowers that follow, the tiny, intricate blooms make a statement of their own.
Plant bulbs in fall to have the earliest flowers in spring
As beautiful and delicate as early spring flowers seem, the plants are incredibly hardy, surviving even the coldest winters. Northern gardeners love these flowering bulbs, as daffodils and crocus are quick to acclimate and naturalize in regions where most tender perennials struggle.
Growing early spring flowers is simple—a perfect task for young gardeners! Plant these flowering bulbs six to eight weeks before the last frost. The bulbs can be planted individually or in groups for a dramatic visual effect that makes it easier for pollinators to find the flowers.
For borders or clean rows, dig a trench six inches deep and tuck the bulbs in tightly together, almost like eggs in a carton. Water the bulbs in or wait for rain to soak the bulbs and break dormancy. The bulbs will spend all winter growing and will burst from the ground as soon as temperatures begin to warm in early spring.
Plant a container garden bursting with early spring flowers
Early spring-flowering bulbs are excellent plants for container gardening. The small bulbs thrive in small spaces, as long as their planters drain well. Crocus Specie Mix and Miniature Daffodil Tete a Tete are perfect for pots on your front porch or patio. You could even try growing Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) Latifolium in a window box or hanging basket. There’s no end to the ways that you can creatively tuck early spring flowers into the garden.
The earliest spring flowers come from quality bulbs
At Eden Brothers, we pride ourselves in our expansive collection of quality bulbs. We source our bulls from premier suppliers in Holland, France, and Israel to bring the best bulbs on the market. As long as you follow our planting recommendations, your fall-planted flower bulbs are guaranteed to grow.
We wait to ship your fall-planted flower bulbs to you until the perfect planting window in your growing zone, so you don’t have to worry about storing your bulbs. When your bulbs arrive at your door, they’re ready to go in the ground! Plan ahead for a successful garden by reading our Flower Bulb Planting Guide before you begin.
Pre-order these early spring bulbs today—your future self will thank you next spring when you see little pops of color after a dark and dreary winter.