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Best Flowers to Plant for Spring

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One of the most exciting parts of the end of winter is planting  flowers. To get a beautiful garden flourishing, you need to get started in spring. However, knowing what type of flowers to plant the beginning of spring can be confusing. Here are some flowers to get your green thumbs on, the moment the snow disappears.

Pansy
Since pansies prefer the cool weather, they can be planted after the snow has cleared. However, if you get a few flecks of snow, pansies can survive. Pansies grow best under the sun or in partly shaded area, and prefer their soil to be moist and well-drained. These flowers can grow up to be 10 inches tall and provide a refreshing bout of color.

Yellow Trillium
Yellow trilliums have rich green leaves spotted with silver and bright yellow blooms.Yellow trilliums will in bloom in April, but die out in June. They also prefer shady conditions and well-drained, moist soil. These flowers can grow up to 16 inches tall.

Hellebore
Often called Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose, since these yellow flowers grow well in cool conditions. Hellebore’s are resilient, elegant and can even survive the frost in the winter. On average, they are expected to grow up to 12 inches tall.

Bloodrot
Despite its garish name, bloodroots are actually quite innocent in appearance. They resemble daisies except they are white with little dots of yellow. They grow in March and their bloom lasts until the end of the spring. They grow in shaded areas and since springtime is not always sunny, they are perfect flowers for planting. Bloodrots prefer moist soil and can grow up to six inches tall.

Lilac
Whether you wish to grow a shrub or a tree, your lilacs will grow provided they are given plenty of sunlight and drained soil. Keep in mind, blossoms prefer to bloom on old wood, so do not to prune the tree or shrub until after the blossoms have died off. With its sweet smell and beautiful color, lilacs are the perfect cure after a dark and dreary winter.

Tulip
Tulips are one of the best flowers to plant in spring. The tulip comes in a plethora of colors to choose from and can grow up to two feet tall. For those who wish to have smaller tulips, there are several varieties available. With plenty of sunlight, these flowers are perfect for romantic settings or for highlighting a casual garden.

Grand Maitre Crocus
The beautiful, delicate purple flowers of the crocus heralds the end of winter and beginning of spring. Of course, there are other colors you can select from as well; including, pink, yellow, and white. In order to grow to a full six inches, the crocus requires full sunlight and well-drained soil.

Puschkinia
Puschkinias comes in different colors and once its petals open, its striped coloration is revealed. They grow the best in sunlight and partly-shady areas and can grow up to eight inches tall and six inches wide.