The 10 Best Spring Flowers to Add Color to Your Garden

Want a vibrant garden from early spring until frost? Plant these perennials with varying bloom times.


Pansies are a long-time garden favorite for making colorful pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, and borders. They thrive on fertile soil with sun or some shade.


When winter comes to an end, daffodil blooms begin to bloom. They are a spring emblem, representing new beginnings and rebirth.


Because the primrose is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, it is associated with youth and rejuvenation. A gift of a primrose represented young love to the Victorians.


Flowers typically have three sepals, three petals, and three wide pollen-receptive stigma branches that conceal the pollen-producing anthers.

Lenten Rose

The most popular Lenten rose has dark green foliage and mild yellow-green to vivid red flowers.

Glory of the Snow

Glory-of-the-snow blooms are typically blue with a white center. The petite, upward-facing blossoms are pale blue with a white center, giving them a glassy or translucent appearance.


The tulip has two or three thick bluish green leaves that are grouped at the plant's base. The three petals and three sepals of the generally solitary bell-shaped blooms


Columbine flowers come in a variety of colors, including purple, yellow, pink, and blue, in tints ranging from pastel to brilliant neon.

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum is a cool-season flower that can be planted from seed or sown in early spring after all danger of frost has passed. The majority of types will fade in the summer then bloom again in the autumn.