18 Amazing Flowers That Bloom In April You Need In Your Life Right Now

April is the time of year when nature awakens all around us. The birds start to sing, the days are getting longer and flowers begin to bloom.

18 Amazing Flowers That Bloom In April You Need In Your Life Right Now

Our selection of 18 amazing flowers that bloom in April is perfect to enjoy the new season. Head out into nature for a plant-spotting adventure.

Or plant some of these fantastic blooms in your backyard and watch them grow and flower at this refreshing time of the year.

1. Snowdrops

When the heads of snowdrops see the first light of the day as early as January, then you know that spring is around the corner.

These lovely plants with white flower heads can bloom all late winter through to late spring. They are most abundant in March and April.

At this time of year, you can spot snowdrops almost everywhere, by the roadside, in parks and woodlands.

There are a number of different varieties of Galanthus spp., including Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus S. Arnott.

Snowdrops are extremely hardy and easy to grow. Just plant some snowdrop bulbs in fall and wait for them to grow in spring. They also spread widely after a few years.

2. Cherry

Whether you have a cherry tree in your backyard or you enjoy the sweet-smelling blooms in a botanical garden, cherry blossom is a truly stunning display.

In Japan, the cherry blossom season marks the beginning of spring and a new season. The Japanese also celebrate the beauty of their cherry blossoms with festivals across the country.

There is a wide range of different cherry varieties but the majority of cherry trees produce flowers in March or April.

These pretty blooms don’t just look amazing but they also attract a lot of pollinating insects, such as butterflies and bees.

3. Primrose

If you are looking to spruce up your garden with a colorful flower display in spring, then primroses are a fantastic choice.

These stunning blooms come in a variety of colors, from classic yellow and pink to vibrant red or blue. They all have a slightly different colored center.

You can sew primroses during summer in the previous year and watch them grow in March, April and May the following year.

These plants also self-seed in the right conditions, so they may even spread across garden borders or throughout your backyard.

Primrose plants need partial shade and moist soils to thrive.

4. Hyacinth

Hyacinths don’t just produce a large flower head but they are also extremely fragrant. This makes them a delightful spring flower.

Hyacinth blooms come in a large variety of colors, including white, pink and purple. Plus, they don’t need a lot of maintenance as long as you plant the hyacinths in full sun with well drained soils

5. Crocus

Together with snowdrops, crocus flowers are early spring plants that start growing in February and flower all through to April.

While the most common color in crocuses is purple, you can also see white and yellow varieties which makes them perfect as a vibrant display in flower beds or along borders.

You can grow crocuses from bulb-like corms. Just plant them in the fall and watch them grow in early spring the next year.

Crocus plants prefer well-drained and moist soil, together with full sun.

6. Daffodils

Spring wouldn’t feel right without daffodils growing from February to May. The vibrant, yellow flowers even pop out of the snow and harsh weather conditions.

Also known as Narcissi, most daffodils have yellow blooms but some varieties also produce salmon pink or white flower heads.

Daffodils thrive in moist soil with full sunshine. As these plants are so abundant, you can find them almost anywhere in spring, including the roadside, in parks and untouched patches of land.

This being said, you can also grow them in your garden, along borders or in plant pots.

7. Magnolia

In spring, a wide range of trees produce flowers but few are as beautiful as the colorful display of magnolia.

Suitable for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9, these trees thrive in small to medium gardens or large containers.

Depending on the magnolia variety, you can expect to see the pink to white flowers between March and May. Some magnolias may even bloom earlier if the conditions are right.

8. Hellebores

Hellebores plants are often called lenten rose because they bloom from January or February into spring. These pretty flowers come in various colors, including dark purple, pink and white.

Depending on your chosen variety, hellebores thrive in partial shade with moist soils.

Some hellebores are also popular pre-spring flowers because they flower relatively early.

9. Lily Of The Valley

Lily of the valley isn’t just a popular fragrance for perfume and candles but it is also a stunning spring flower that produces white, bell-shaped flowers during April and May.

This pretty plant thrives in partial shade and moist soil which means that you can commonly find it in woodland or along shady borders.

Lily of the valley is also ideal as a cut flower in your cutting garden.

10. Tulips

Tulips have a long history as highly-prized cut flowers. You can find tulips in almost any size, shape and color.

If you want to create a cheerful display in your garden, then simply plant some colorful tulips for a dramatic look. You can plant them along borders or in spring containers.

From peony-flower tulips to frilled varieties, tulips were hybridized for hundreds of years as display flowers. This is also the reason why they aren’t popular pollinator flowers.

These flowers need moist soil that drains well. They also prefer the full spring sunshine to thrive.

11. Heather

There are a number of different heather varieties that flower in winter and spring, including Eric carnea. 

The small purple flowers on dark green stems are vital for insects that gather nectar and pollen in the early days of spring. Heather attracts bumblebees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Heather is a relatively hardy shrub that can tolerate a number of different soil conditions, including alkaline and neutral soil.

You can plant heather out along a sunny border or in plant pots that stand in full sun.

12. Reticulate Iris

Iris reticulata has stunning purple flowers with delicate yellow markings. These pretty spring plants don’t grow as tall as other iris varieties which makes them ideal for plant pots on a windowsill.

Reticulate iris plants grow from January to April, so you can enjoy them throughout spring.

13. Lungwort

Lungwort is a fascinating perennial plant that handles shade much better than many other spring flowers.

Its name comes from the speckled markings on its leaves which were once believed to look like diseased lungs.

Despite the unusual name, lungwort produces stunning pink or purple flowers that create a vibrant backdrop to the dark green leaves.

Lungwort is a popular pollinating flower that is a vital food source for early pollinators, such as the hairy-footed flower bee.

You can plant lungwort alongside primroses and lily of the valley to create a lovely spring flower display.

14. Wallflower

Wallflowers come in so many color varieties that you just need to choose one and plant them out 12 weeks before the last frost.

These pretty spring flowers thrive in well-draining soil and a sunny position where they can soak up all the important nutrients to grow their flower petals.

As wallflowers are biennial, you need to make sure that you sew them out in late spring for the flowering season the following year.

15. Pasque Flower

Pulsatilla vulgaris, also known as pasque flower, is a delicate flower that blooms in late spring. The star-shaped flower heads create a wonderful contrast to the fern-like foliage.

Pasque flowers grow well in full sunshine and well-draining soils. While they don’t grow very tall, they make an ideal border display for spring.

16. Forget-Me-Not

Together with daffodils, crocuses and primroses, forget-me-nots are some of the most popular spring flowers. Their blue flower petals add a dash of color to every backyard.

Plus, forget-me-not plants also self-seed, so you can plant some out and they easily spread throughout your garden.

These plants are easy to care for as long as they have partial shade and moist soil that drains well.

17. Winter Aconite

With their bright yellow flowers and vibrant green foliage, winter aconite pairs well with snowdrops and other spring blooms.

Just pick a sunny or partially shady location for these plants and watch them flower in early spring. As these perennials don’t grow very tall, they are ideal for a container or lining a garden border.

18. Nepal Clematis

Similar to its cousins, the Nepal clematis is a climber that produces sweet-smelling bell-shaped flowers. It blooms from November until early April.

Clematis napaulensis thrives only in partial shade or full sunshine. As a climbing plant, it needs a sheltered position and a trellis.

Final Thoughts

There are so many amazing flowers that bloom in April. You can plant whatever color you like and enjoy the stunning display. Some of these charming flowers even produce a sweet fragrance.

Diane Peirce
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