Spring is the time of year where plants burst into full bloom. With so many new choices on offer how do you choose the best spring colour flowers to plant? Here are the best flowers to plant for spring flower in the garden.
The bright yellow flowers are borne in profusion all through the season. In warmer areas they flower right through the year. Their flowers are larger and longer flowering than other varieties available. They grow best in full sun. The bright golden splashes of colour contrast against other smaller shrubs and flower borders. Plant in pots for patio colour and garden pot combinations. Size: 25cm high x 20-30cm wide.
Gardens look magnificent as they come alive for spring. One particularly dazzling spring performer is the azalea. There are many types of azaleas suited to a range of lighting conditions from full sun positions to shaded areas. This gives an excellent range of azaleas to choose from to suit almost any area of your garden. Enquire at your local garden centre for the best varieties to suit and also see what’s new in Azaleas. Azalea Alphonse Anderson is a classic bloom performer.
Calibrachoa have small petunia like flowers, which sit on top of lushes green cascading foliage. Calibrachoa are ideal for planting in hanging baskets, pots on patios and mass planting in the garden bed. They love full sunny positions and flower time and time again if liquid fed with Searles Liquid Flourish Blooms & Foliage Plant Food. Look out for Calibrachoa 'Holy Moly' new in store.
Another personal favourite of ours, Bambino Boungainvilleas. Ours are flowering most of the year and when everything in the garden has finished flowering Bambino Bougainvilleas are still shining the torch. They enjoy dry climates, flowering better with less water, though they do need water from time to time. Bambino Bougainvilleas grow more compactly and are better suited to smaller gardens.
For instant colour in spring it is pretty hard to go past osteospermum and everlasting daisies. They are compact, provide instant colour and can make quick gap fillers and dazzle as patio potted colour. Make sure they are planted in full sun for better flowering and water regularly. Look out for the new release Osteospermum 'Spring Day'.
Mandevilla (sometimes called Dipladenia) is a lush, tropical climber that flowers flamboyantly all year round in warmer climates. Hardy and versatile, it flowers in shades of deep burgundy and scarlet, through all shades of pink and white. It is great in large pots where it can bring an instant lush, tropical look to poolsides and outdoor entertaining areas. Give it a sunny position for best flowering, a rich, well drained soil and plenty of moisture during the growing season.
9. White or pink Jasmine (Jasminum Polyanthum)
Jasmine is an evergreen vine with perfumed star-like white flowers appearing in spring and summer. Ideal to soften screening walls, acting as a heat barrier, ground cover and pot specimen. They are versatile and easy to grow. Their sweet perfume hits you when you walk by.
Impatiens’ dainty bright flowers bloom their best most of the year in garden beds and cottage gardens. Impatiens grow well planted in most soil types, making them easy to maintain to preserve their beauty. They look stunning planted en masse when you are out to impress.
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