Flowering plants are always welcome, but especially in the spring. Not only because it gives your garden scent, color and cheerfulness. After winter, every native flower counts as food for insects like bees. We highlight five surprising spring bloomers that you can enjoy in your garden.
1. Special bulbs
Crocuses, daffodils and tulips always do well as spring bloomers. However, there are more surprising flower bulbs, for example the Iris. These bulbs produce beautiful purple flowers. Not every iris is hardy and the bulbs are sometimes affected by moisture or by water voles. Therefore, place them in a large pot that drains well. Place a nice pot at the front door, on the balcony or on your terrace.
2. Perennials: Lungwort and Cyclamen
Perennials that bloom early? Variety enough. Consider cyclamen. It doesn’t just work well at home. The Cyclamen coum variety is an early bloomer. There are many varieties with white, pink and purple flowers.
Lungwort is a very strong plant that is not very noticeable, except in early spring. Then it is not only the dotted leaves of these perennials that are the first above the ground. The blue, pink and purple flowers will also pop in your garden. Because this perennial is native, bees can find food there. There are also beautiful cultivars, such as Pulmonaria rubra, with bright red flowers.