Spring blooming flowers are some of first signs of life in most gardens. Spring flowers are bulbs that are planted in the fall of the past season. Have your garden bursting with color well before anyone else with spring blooming flowers.
Larkspur, Consolida ajacis, is from the buttercup family. It is an easy-to-grow annual that is attractive to hummingbirds. Flowers grow on 2- to 3-foot spikes, in showy white, pink, lilac and blue. Leaves are feathery and bright green. Grow larkspur in full sun and water during any dry weather conditions. Propagate via seed. It is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones of 3 to 11.
Rain lily, Zephyranthes grandiflora, is from the amaryllis family. It is a perennial that has strap-shaped leaves that are 10 to 12 inches long and pink flowers that are 3 inches long. Grow rain lily in full sun or partial shade and propagate via seed or division. It is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones of 8 to 11.
Moss verbena, Glandularia puchella, is from the verbena family. It is a tender perennial that is attractive to butterflies. It has leaves that are fragrant and under an inch long and flowers of white, pink, lilac or purple. The blooms stay from late spring throughout summer. Grow moss verbena in full sun or partial shade in hot areas in well-drained soil. Propagate via seed or cuttings. It is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones of 9b to 11 as an evergreen perennial or 7b to 9a as a regular perennial.
Rose campion, Lychnis coronaria, is from the pink family. It is a drought-tolerant perennial. It will get 2 to 3 feet in height and 1 to 2 feet in width. Leaves are 4 to 6 inches long. Flowers are trumpet shaped, 1 inch wide, and rose-pink or purple (sometimes white). Grow rose campion in any soil in full sun or partial shade and propagate via seed. It is hardy to USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.
Daffodil, Narcissus spp., is from the amaryllis family. It is a fragrant easy-to-grow perennial that is drought tolerant and attractive to butterflies. Leaves can be between 6 to 30 inches long. Flowers are on stalks between 4 inches and 24 inches tall and range from orange, red, pink, white or yellow. Grow daffodil in any well-drained soil with morning sun only and then partial shade. Propagate via seed or bulb division. It is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9.