Can you feel it? Spring is in the air, and depending on what part of the country you’re in, you might even be seeing the beginnings of the bloom of your spring garden. While tulips and daffodils are some of the earliest bloomers, there are a number of flower combinations that look great and compliment those early risers.
For a stunning garden that blooms from early spring until late fall, choose flowers that complement each other and bloom at different times so you have color and beauty all season long. Here is a list of winning spring flower combinations that look great together and bring joy to even the earliest of gardening fanatics…
Spring flower combinations
- Yellow tulips are a great contrast to the pale blue of Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica).
- Virginia bluebells (Martensia virginica) look great when combined with chartreuse coral bells (Heuchera var.) and green leafy foliage.
- Want bright primary colors in your spring garden? Pair grape hyacinth and cowslip (Primula veris) for a winning combination.
- For a dash of color here and there among your new hosta shoots, plant grape hyacinth and daffodils.
- A definite sign of spring – cluster daffodils around a star magnolia (Magnolia stellata).
- For a nice spring, grouping combine fringed bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia), foam flower (Tiarella cordifolia), caramel coral bells (Heuchera ‘Caramel’) and candytuft (Iberis sempervirens).
- Fringed bleeding heart (Dicentra eximia) also looks fabulous with Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) and grape hyacinth.
- Add bold texture throughout your spring garden with a broad-leafed foliage plant like the cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior).
- Add a shock of color to a sea of green by planting brightly colored tulips.
- Pair variegated hostas with pink bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) for a great contrast.
- Get in the pink with bright pink tulips and pale pink weeping cherry.
- Make red tulips pop by giving them the bright yellow backdrop of the Emerald ‘N Gold euonymus.
- A match made in Heaven – soft pink tulips and early blooming PJM Azaleas (Rhododendron ‘PJM’)
- Different textures make for a great visual – variegated sedge (Carex var.) combined with creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) make great companions for pale pink tulips.
Your spring garden can be a wash of color that returns year after year with the suggestions above. Besides just planting flowers, be sure to include a variety of colorful foliage. This will enhance the beauty and add contrast to your garden. Creating contrast in your garden adds an eye-catching appeal.