Enjoy Flowering Plants in Your Landscape Year-Round
Flowers aren’t just for Spring and Summer. If you plan your landscaping correctly, you can enjoy blooms year round – even in the winter. Here are some great Winter Bloomers.
Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) blooms in January, making it a great candidate for creating a mid-winter color splash on retaining walls and banks. Hardy in USDA Zones (5)6 to 10.
The red river lily, or Kaffir lily (Schizostylis coccinea) typically blooms in fall but you can still expect to see them reappear on mild days through midwinter. In the wild, these perennials occur in wet areas. USDA Zones 6 to 9.
The coppery orange flowers of ‘Jelena’ witchhazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’) appear as early as January. The shrub also offers orange-red fall color. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 8.
Depending on the species, witch hazels produce their spidery blooms anywhere from November to early March. ‘Jelena’, shown here, typically blooms in late January.
Original article posted on HGTV
If you love colorful blooms and would like help planning your landscape to include year round color, contact The Landscaping Whisperers at Hilltop Landscaping.
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