Wintertime is often a nearly colorless world in many yards. Not only are the trees looking dead in the winter, but so are the grass and most other plants. If you want to add some color to your house or yard in the winter, there are several varieties that you can get from a winter plants store Queens.
The Winter Garden
Although many flowers will die in the winter, placing some that will survive can ensure that you will still have some color through some of the drab cold months. Our winter plants store Queens has some plants that can tolerate outside colder temperatures. They include:
The Lenten rose is also called hellebores. It will normally appear in February and the blooms usually last until May. During the cold months, the plant will stay green (zones 6-9) except in very cold temperatures. They now come in many different colors ranging from red to almost black. They are easy to grow and should be planted in raised flower beds.
Crocuses are not very tall, only 2 to 4 inches, but they come in many beautiful colors. Colors include pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, purples, etc.). They also have rather strong perfumes. These flowers need to be planted 6 to 8 weeks before a frost.
Witch hazel is a large shrub, but it can get big enough to be considered a tree. It can grow up to 30 feet tall and about 15 feet wide. Pruning can keep them smaller. This plant will produce red or yellow flowers starting in December or early January. Some varieties will peak earlier.
Camellia will provide your yard with beautiful color all winter long. The white or pink blooms can be as big as 5 inches across, and there are more than 30,000 different varieties of these plants. The shrub can grow up to 66 feet tall. They typically bloom from November through April.
A calendula flower can be as big as 4 inches across, but smaller varieties are also common. The plant can get up to 24 inches in height. This flower is generally not tolerant of frost, but in zones 9 and 10, it can produce flowers from the late winter months into spring. It is also edible and used for medicinal purposes.
This beautiful white flower will typically appear before most other ones. It is a hardy flower that will grow in zones 3-9, depending on which species you have. Different varieties will bloom in different seasons but some will bloom in early winter, ranging from November through April.
If you want something that will stay green all winter long, a holly bush will. They can grow quite tall (50 feet), so they will need to be pruned and trimmed if you want them to stay small. They produce a lot of red berries in the fall and white flowers in the spring.
You can find a large variety of winter flowers at our winter plants store Queens in Brooklyn Plantology. Our 20,000 square foot store is the largest of its kind in the tri-state area. We also carry many plants, bushes, and trees from all over the world, as well as any other plant supplies you need.
26 South Market St
Brooklyn NY 11236