Plants That Produce Pre-Season Blooms

These beauties can help brighten the dull landscape between winter and spring.

  • Hellebores are in their element in winter when little else is in bloom.
  • Depending on the variety, hellebores bloom anytime between December and mid-March.
  • During winter, the reddish buds of this broadleaf evergreen, Pieris japonica, are also ornamental.
  • These yellow flowers will bloom in late winter.
  • Witch hazel is an underused plant in American landscapes.
  • 'Okame' often blooms at the same time as some of the witch hazels.
  • This maple's bark color intensifies in winter.
  • This Japanese cornel dogwood will bloom in very early spring.
  • This shrub will mature to grow about 7 feet tall.
  • A combination of perennials can keep your garden colorful every month of the year. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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