Each year we look forward to Spring to see the end to the dark gloomy days of winter. Spring is when the garden starts to wake up and the first signs of the colour come into the garden. Many of the spring flowering plants are long flowering, such as Primulas and Alliums, and it's a time when spring bulbs make a great show.
If you are thinking of planting flowers for spring colour whether shrubs or plants, or a mixture, it's helpful to know what conditions the plants needs to thrive, its colour range and when in spring (which can be anytime from March until the end of May) it will flower.
Illustrated below are some of the best spring flowering plants with links to growing information. These plants will be at their best from late February through to May. Plenty of colour can be added to the garden with spring flowering bulbs and from spring flowering shrubs. Some of the easiest plants to grow are shrubs and there are some very showy spring flowering shrubs such as Forsythia, Rhododendrons and the sweetly scented Viburnums
There are also many climbing plants which are spring flowering and can add great height and colour to a garden border.