The names of the flowers selected for spring flower gardens on this page include some of the most popular and beautiful flowers that bloom in the spring.
I have also created a lovely preplanned spring flower border with carefully selected perennials, bulbs and self-sowing annuals.
If you want a colorful spring flower garden that looks good throughout the entire spring season, you should stock your flower bed with plants that bloom in early, mid, and late spring.
This will guarantee a season-long show of flowers for your garden, that you can look forward to every spring.
And who doesn’t look forward to spring blooms after a long cold winter.
Don’t forget to plant some summer and fall-flowering perennials here and there, so your flower bed will look good through the rest of the growing season.
I also recommend tucking in a few summer blooming annuals when your spring flower show is winding down.
A List Of Spring Flowers
Spring Flower Pictures
Preplanned Spring Flower Garden
A list of spring flowers for my preplanned garden bed design that you can re-create in your own garden.
The tulips and carefully selected perennials and self-sowing annuals will give you a long-lasting colorful spring flower border.
The key to success with this spring flower garden is to have rich soil that has been amended with organic compost, or composted manure.
If you amend the soil yearly, the compost will improve the soil and also feed the plants.
A: 2 Basket of Golds (Aurinia saxatilis). Zones 4-8.
B: 10 Daffodil Bulbs (Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’). Zones 3-10.
C: 1 Rock Cress (Arabis caucasica). Annual.
D: 75 Tulip Bulbs (Tulipa spp). Assorted colors. Buy botanical or species bulbs, which re-bloom reliably every year. Zones 3-9.
E: 2 Snow in Summers (Cerastium tomentosum). Zones 3-7.
F: 2 Dame’s Rockets (Hesperia matronalis). Zones 4-9.
Below are some more flowers for your spring flower gardens to choose from.
Spring Bulb Companion Flowers
Lots of perennials bloom in the spring, besides spring bulbs.
Combine these lovely early bloomers with your favorite spring bulbs for a beautiful flower border.
Early Spring Perennials
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). White flowers. Full shade to partial shade. Zones 3-8.
Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis). White or greenish-white blooms. Dappled sun or light shade. Zones 4-9.
Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris). Purple or white flowers. Full sun. Zones 4-9.
Bethlehem Sage (Pulmonaria saccharata). Violet or white flowers. Partial shade to full shade. Zones 4-8.
Cowslip (Primula veris). Yellow flowers. Partial shade or dappled sun. Zones 3-8.
White Wakerobin (Trillium grandiflorum). White flowers. Full shade to light shade.
Late Spring Bloomers
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis). Pink or white heart-shaped flowers. Part shade. Zones 3-9.
Bluebells (Mertensia ciliata). Blue flowers. Full sun with midday shade. Zones 4-9.
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Red, blue and yellow flowers. Full sun to part shade. Zones 3-8.
These popular names of spring flowers include some classic varieties that gardeners really like to have in their flower gardens.