As spring temperatures finally start to warm up, one of the most exciting aspects is deciding which plants and flowers to add to our garden. This year, there are a few flowers that we are adding, some of which are tried and tested, others that we’re adding for the first time: Alstroemeria, Veronica Royal Candles, Silene, Heucheras, Lupin, Pansies, Tricolour Verbena, Centranthus Ruber Albus and Purrsian Blue Nepeta.
Alstroemeria, also known as Peruvian lilies, are beautiful and vibrant flowers that come in a range of colors including pink, red, yellow, orange and white. They bloom from late spring to early fall and are perfect for adding a pop of color to any garden. Alstroemeria is easy to care for and thrives in well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. They are also a great cut flower, making them a wonderful addition to any floral arrangement.
Veronica Royal Candles, a stunning perennial, features tall spikes of bright blue-violet flowers that bloom from early to mid-summer. This plant thrives in full sun and well-draining soil and requires regular watering. Veronica Royal Candles attracts bees and butterflies to your garden and is a great option for those who want to add a touch of colour and wildlife to their outdoor space.
Silene is a ground cover plant that blooms in late spring and early summer. Its delicate pink flowers are a lovely addition to any garden, and it also attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Silene requires well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade, making it a great option for those who want to add some variety to their garden landscape.
Heucheras, also known as coral bells, are a versatile plant that come in a variety of colours including green, purple and silver. Their foliage is stunning and is the main attraction of this plant, but they also produce delicate bell-shaped flowers in late spring and early summer. Heucheras require well-draining soil and prefer partial shade, making them a great option for those who want to add some interest to a shady area of their garden.
Lupins are a classic cottage garden plant that produces tall spikes of flowers in a range of colours including pink, purple and blue. Lupins thrive in well-draining soil and full sun, but they do require regular watering to maintain their vibrant blooms. They are also a great plant for attracting pollinators to your garden.
Pansies are a popular cool-season flower that come in a range of colors including purple, yellow and blue. They are easy to care for and require regular watering and full sun to partial shade. Pansies are a great option for adding some colour to your garden during the early spring months.
Tricolour Verbena produces clusters of tiny flowers in shades of purple, pink and white. It is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in well-draining soil and full sun. Tricolour Verbena is a great option for those who want to add some delicate flowers to their garden without too much maintenance.
Centranthus Ruber Albus, also known as white valerian, is a tall perennial plant that produces clusters of white flowers from late spring to early fall. It requires well-draining soil and full sun and is a great option for adding some height and texture to your garden.
Purrsian Blue Nepeta, also known as catmint, produces spikes of blue-purple flowers from late spring to early fall. It is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It is also a great plant for attracting pollinators to your garden.