12 Flowers That Bloom in Spring

African Daisy

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil

Looking for flowers that bloom in spring? Here are the most beautiful ones you should get for your garden.

Spring is probably the most popular time when many flowers start to blossom. That said, not all of them look amazing. And, you want to have a combination of different colors, sizes and shape as well.

If you’re looking for good candidates to plant around fall that will bloom come springtime, you don’t need to look further than those below.


Flowers That Bloom in Spring

African Daisy

African Daisy

We kick off our list of stunning flowers that bloom in spring with African daisies.

These look like daisies feature many thin, long petals against a darker center.

They are also loved because they’re long bloomers. As such, you don’t have to worry about them quickly fading after just a few weeks.

African daisies are likewise great for arrangements because they come in numerous shades. This includes red, yellow, pink, orange, white and violet just to name a few.

Their size (2 to 5 feet tall) make them eye catching as well.


Spring Crocus

Spring Crocus

Crocus are gorgeous bulbs that blooms during the spring (around April or so).

Do note that there are autumn crocus as well. So, you can choose which times of the year you need their stunning blossoms to come out.

They come different colors. Although purple and white is the most popular because of the lovely shade they have. That said, you can go with yellow and other hues which are available thanks to the many cultivars available.

Spring crocus enjoy full sun but will tolerate part shade as well. They grow up to 3 to 6 inches high.

Be sure to protect these lovely flowers as rabbits and some birds like to eat them.




Dianthus flowers are not ones you’ll often hear about and that’s a sad thing because they’re very lovely spring blooms.

These grow to just between 6 to 12 inches tall. And, are somewhat limited in colors. You’ll only find three, including white, pink and purple.

Of these, pinks are the most popular. Although some gardeners will mix in purples which go great with the pinks.

Dianthus are likewise fragrant which make them a good choice if you want a fresh smelling garden.

They grow in USDA zones 2 through 10 all year long which make them easier to grow no matter where you live.

That said, they do need well-draining soil. And, don’t overwater them.




In contrast, most people have heard of daffodils. But, I’ll bet that many won’t be able to tell what they look like even if you showed daffodils to them.

As sad as that sounds, it’s a good thing for you as you can take advantage of this spring blooming flower.

Once again, you only get 3 colors. But, these are probably the most popular ones when it comes to gardening. They are white, yellow and orange.

This makes them perfect for brightening up your garden. And, once they show up, you know spring is here.

Daffodils are hardy to USDA zones 3 to 9. They enjoy full sun and are planted in the fall to bloom early in the spring.




Snapdragons are an amazing looking flower that make your garden stand out.

They grow upright making them unmissable even if you just scan across your yard.

These can get to between 1 to 3.5 feet high, which helps make them relevant.

And, because of their looks, people enjoy snapdragons in flower bouquets.

That said, to get the most of out them, it is important to provide them with full sun and well-draining soil. They likewise do best in USDA zones 9 to 11.




Virginia Bluebell

Virginia Bluebell

From its name, you can already probably guess its shape and color.

And, if guessed blue and bell-shaped flowers, you’d be correct.

Virginia bluebells are favorites of butterflies and bees. They grow in clusters and look their best when you that a thicket of them.

They’re a good choice for sections of your garden the don’t get a lot of sunlight. As long as they receive partial to full shade along with rich, moist soil, they’ll do great.




Once you see a tulip, you’ll never forget the way it looks.

That’s because of the stunning shape of these bulbs. Oddly enough, they come in almost all colors except for blue.

That said, provide them with rich, fertile soil that’s well-draining and you’ll get amazingly beautiful flowers during April and May.

Do note that tulips are toxic to people and pets.


Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

If you want to grow something that’s both beautiful and fragrant, consider sweet alyssum.

Unlike others in our list of flowers that bloom in spring, these don’t feature large blooms. Instead, they’re more subtle with smaller blossoms.

This makes them perfect if you want a less showy section in your garden.

From afar they look like fluffy clouds of white and green. But, white isn’t the only color their flowers come in, you can go with purple and pink as well.

They enjoy dame conditions which make them perfect if you don’t have dry soil.


Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley

Small but beautiful. That’s the best way I can describe this amazing flower that blooms in spring.

Something you probably would have never guessed is that this perennial is a member of the asparagus family. Odd right?

But, its leaves look more like lilies is which how it gets its name.

the first things you’ll notice about the plant are its large foliage which are around 5 to 10 inches long and up to 3 inches wide.

But, its blooms also stand out because their white color contrasts the green foliage. These flowers are small and come in clumps that seem like they’re tied together to a string.

While they look delicate, they make amazing ground cover that’s fast spreading and hardy.

Plant them in the fall to get lovely white spring blooms.




Pansy are well-known as spring flowers. They are likewise known for their unique looking blossoms which kind of look like butterfly wings.

Many pansies feature dual colors. That is, the middles have a different tone to them compared to the outer color of the petals.

These characteristics make them good choices if you want to add colors using low growing flowers (less than a foot tall).

You can choose from white, yellow, orange, red, blue, pink and purple.


Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose

Lenten rose belong to the hellebores group. From its name, you can already tell when they’ll bloom.

They are perfect if you want a more subtle garden as they don’t feature bright, overly bold colors.

Instead, their colors kind of blend in with the green foliage background.

Nevertheless, if you look closely, you’ll quickly notice the unique looks of their blossoms.




From a distance, hyacinth look like upright standing fluffy dusters that you use to clean furniture. And, even if you don’t see them, you’ll likely take a whiff of their strong, lovely fragrance if you happen to pass by a garden with them.

These are amazing bulbs that come in gorgeous colors including pink, blue, purple, white and red.

You want to plant them early in the fall in order to have a full bed come spring. This will give your garden an amazing combination of colors and aroma.

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