With the arrival of spring, there are many plants that show their flowers and fill every garden, park or natural green space with color and aroma. For this reason, it is an especially attractive and profitable time for plant enthusiasts, who see their plants shine in all their splendor. Preparing for the arrival of the warm months by adding some new spring flowers to our garden or home is always stimulating and, therefore, in this article, we are going to see 22 spring flowers, their names, characteristics and photos , some of the more beautiful and popular such as: geraniums, poppies, petunias, daisies, primroses..
Scientific name Aquilegia vulgaris , this is a herbaceous perennial that has its origin in the temperate climate zones of Asia and Europe. It is popular for its flowers, of striking violet, blue or white color , which it produces in large quantities and are very striking, almost as if several parts of different flowers had been joined in them. It reaches heights of just over a meter and blooms every year in spring, in addition to having some medicinal uses, but consuming it in high doses should be avoided at all costs, as it can be dangerous.
The petunia, especially the Petunia hybrida , is another of the great essentials when it comes to spring flowers . It is a very rustic plant that requires little care and produces large and very beautiful flowers , shaped like a trumpet and of all kinds of colors and tones. It is part of the Solanaceae family and has its origin in the hybridization of three other species.
The hyacinth, or Hyacinthus spp , is a bulbous plant that in spring offers its aromatic and showy flowers , which can be white, pink, yellow or purple, depending on the variety. It is a flower that does not need too much light, and in fact it is in moderate light conditions where its flowers will open more slowly and also last longer.
The buttercups or francesitas are some spring flowers that may look from afar like roses , but a closer examination reveals a different layout, with fine and smooth petals arranged in a huge amount of layers. They are of very different colors, from white to pink and red, orange or purple, although they tend to adopt pastel tones. These are flowers widely used ornamentally and in bouquets, and their scientific name is Ranunculus asiaticus .
Snapdragon or bunnies
The Antirrhinum majus , commonly called snapdragons or bunnies , is another plant with the capacity to give a great life and color to any garden or space in spring with colorful flowers , grouped in clusters. The plant gets its common name from the shape of its flowers, which can look like snouts or mouths and are of a wide variety of colors, from white to purple through yellows and oranges. It is a biennial plant, and one of its curiosities is that when its spring flowers dry, they start to acquire an appearance that makes them similar to skulls.
The anemones or Anemone are all kinds of plants , 120 species. They are quite resistant plants that produce very pretty flowers , some similar to poppies and others to daisies, widely used by landscapers around the world. It is native to Japan and blooms during the spring , although in hot climates it can do so for much of the year. As a flower, it is a symbol of intense but ephemeral and fragile love, due to the story of Greek mythology that tells how Zephyr fell in love with a nymph whom his jealous wife turned into one of these flowers.
We continue with this list of plants with spring flowers and we stop to see the carnation of the Moor . Scientific name Tagetes erecta , this plant native to Mexico is known for its large flowers and vivid orange color, in various shades. It needs warm climates, in addition to a fairly abundant watering to keep its stems firm.
Begonia, one of the spring flowers to have at home
The genus Begonia has a huge variety of more than 1,000 species, most of them originating in tropical or subtropical areas of America, Asia and Africa. The most common of these is the Begonia elatior , by far the most used by landscapers, gardeners and hobbyists. It produces flowers that are crowded above the foliage of the plant, with vivid shades of a wide range of colors.
It blooms during the spring , but it is another plant that, with proper care, can maintain its flowers for most of the year. It is often treated as an annual plant, but it is lively.
The Calendula officinalis is an aromatic plant that originated in the Mediterranean area. It is a plant that gives a very beautiful flower, with very bright orange colors and that appears in late spring or early summer. In addition, it can be used as a cooking ingredient, replacing saffron.
The Alyssum or Lobularia maritima are also a whole genus of ornamental plants with about 170 species. These are small plants, very useful to beautify those small spaces in the garden or home where large plants do not fit. Despite how small they are, alders have a very beautiful and striking flowering, with a large number of small flowers of bright yellow, pink, violet or white colors , sometimes varied on the same plant.
What to say about the poppy that is not already known? Scientific name Papaver rhoeas , this is one of the most popular ornamental flowers in the world, and it is not surprising when we witness the beauty of its intense red, orange or even white flowers. This is one of the best-known spring flowers and it is a plant with a velvety touch and an annual type, which blooms towards mid or late spring, depending on the climate.
The lily is another of the most popular flowers in the world. Also called lilies, the most common lily is the Iris germanica . It is a bulbous and perennial plant that has its origin in the old continent and has become widely popular for its striking flowers, to which different meanings are attributed depending on the color of the variety. These are large flowers , which usually give a pleasant fragrance to the surroundings.
Primrose, one of the most famous spring flowers
Primroses, also called primroses , are a whole genus of plants belonging to the Primulaceae family. They give flowers that can be of many colors , although the usual thing is that the base of the petals is yellow and the rest of another color, thus forming flowers with a central yellow ring that changes on the outside. The flowers are grouped in bouquets, which also tend to provide a pleasant aroma.
Its scientific name is Bellis perennis , but it is also known as bellorita, chirivita or maya, among others. These are small plants but which are very striking for their flowers, always golden in the center and petals of different colors. They bloom in spring and are very easy to grow as all they need is good drainage.
The cinerarias are an annual plant that also stands out for the beauty of its flowers. These are similar to those of daisies, but they are larger and their colors are much more vivid, combining petals with a white center with an exterior of another striking tone. They bloom between late winter and early spring.
Another very popular genus of ornamental plants are gazanias , from the Asteraceae family. These are very rustic plants, which hardly need care and produce, between spring and summer, very brightly colored flowers, with a great variety of colors and tones, some of them offering different very intense colors in each petal.
The Verbena officinalis is a herbaceous tends to reach heights of less than a meter. Its small, tube-shaped flowers are of very intense colors, usually covering shades of pink and magenta, which also attract butterflies. This is one of the spring flowers that is very easy to grow and requires little care.
The geranium is always a great protagonist of the arrival of the warm season and could not be missing in this list of spring flowers . Its cultivation on terraces and balconies is very popular in the Iberian Peninsula, although the plant is from South Africa. There are a huge number of varieties, although one of the most popular in indoor growing is the royal geranium . It blooms in spring and summer, and its flowers are of warm or violet colors, very showy and showy.
Scientific name Hydrangea macrophylla , hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs native to the Far East. It is easy to find them decorating gardens and parks in countries, such as Spain and France, and their spring flowers are formed in groups, called corymbs, very showy and with the appearance of a bouquet of bright colors.
The pansy, or Viola x wittrockiana , is actually a plant that blooms in the cold months, although it can endure very well until well into spring, thus being one of the first to bring color to our garden or terrace. There are many varieties with different colors and sizes of flowers, although all of them are very pretty and decorative, especially when combined.
Do not forget me
Its scientific name is Myosotis sylvatica , but the most common name used to refer to this plant from the Borgainaceae family is forget-me-not . It originates from Europe and blooms throughout the warm season, both spring and summer. Its flowers are usually blue, although they can also present pink or white tones.
To finish this list of spring flowers we talk about the gypsy plant . Its scientific name is Pelargonium peltatum , although it is also known as ivy or gypsy geranium . They are very popular plants, especially in the Andalusian patios of southern Spain, and their flowers, which appear in spring and summer, are warm and very bright colors. These are hanging plants, which are usually placed in pots attached to the walls or high terraces, so that their hanging size and cheerful flowers can be better appreciated.