Flowering plants are always welcome, but especially in spring. Not only because they give your garden fragrance, colour and cheer. After winter, every native flower counts as food for insects like bees. We highlight five surprising spring flowering plants that you will enjoy in your garden.
1. Special bulbs
Crocuses, daffodils and tulips always do well as spring bloomers. But there are more surprising bulbs, such as the Iris. These bulbs produce beautiful purple flowers. Not every iris is hardy and the bulbs are sometimes affected by moisture or vole-rat feeding. So put them in a spacious pot that drains well. Put a nice pot by the front door, on the balcony or on your terrace.
2. Perennials: lungwort and cyclamen
Perennials that flower early? Plenty of variety. Consider cyclamen. It does well not only in the house. The species Cyclamen coum is an early bloomer. There are many varieties of it with white, pink and purple flowers.
Lungwort is a very hardy plant that doesn’t stand out very much, except in early spring. Then, not only are the dotted leaves of these perennials the first to emerge. This is also when the blue, pink and purple flowers pop prominently in your garden. Because these perennials are native, bees can find food there. There are also beautiful cultivars, such as Pulmonaria rubra, with bright red flowers.