Oct 23 , 2018
Not many plants flower during the winter, but those that do add a welcome splash of color in the middle of winter grayness. The Lenten Rose or hellebore (Zones 6 – 9) comes in a variety of colors, ranging from creamy white to deep burgundy, while the Iris unguicularis “Mary Barnard’ (Zones 8 – 9) not only has a rich, purple hue but also boasts evergreen foliage and a primrose scent. Winter cyclamen (Zones 6 – 9) can carpet the ground in lovely whites, pinks and lilacs – why not add some other shade-loving plants as well?
Some clematis varieties flower in winter too. Check out the clematis cirrhosa range (Zones 7a – 9b), including “Freckles” with speckled flowers, or Early Sensation with a profusion of white flowers.