For those of us who live in parts of the country that experience long, cold, snowy winters, there's nothing quite like the incredible sense of hope that spring flowers bring. The simple act of new growth breaking through the cold, hard ground renews one's faith that good things are coming soon, and that our gardens will soon be filled with color and fragrance.
Whether you're planning a brand new garden or just looking to liven up your existing space, be sure to plan on including at least a few spring blooming perennials. You will be so glad you did come spring!
There are many, many kinds of perennials that bloom in all seasons including the very first perennial to bloom--Lenten Roses (Hellebores) that can even bloom in the snow come early spring. Below, you'll find a list of perennials that bloom in early, mid, and late spring. If you choose at least one kind from each list, you'll be sure to have something in color in your garden all spring long.
You can read all about the plants below by clicking on their names. When you do, you'll see pictures, descriptions, and growing information. To find more perennials that bloom in spring beyond the ones listed below, click here and check the plant characteristics you are looking for in our search tool. There is so much potential, you might have a hard time choosing your favorites!
Perennials for Early Spring Color
Perennials for Mid-Spring Color
Perennials for Late Spring Color