The 10 most popular early bloomers of our Facebook community

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After the gray winter weeks, we can finally look forward to good mood colors in the spring garden. Especially under trees and shrubs the colorful splashes of color look particularly bright and beautiful. We asked the members of our Facebook community which spring flowers they are currently enjoying in their gardens. Here is the result of our small survey.


When their heyday begins, pretty eye-catchers are taken care of. Primroses spread a good mood and inspire in bed and pot. Primroses are known especially as small potted plants from the garden center. But actually primroses are very perennial wild and garden shrubs that are native to the entire northern hemisphere. The flowers of the primrose, which appear from February to May, usually consist of closely spaced small inflorescences, which are similar depending on the type of umbels, panicles or grapes. Virtually all colors are represented - from white to yellow, pink and red to violet, with the throat almost always being richly yellow. Brunhilde S. also thinks that primroses always fit, because they are so wonderfully colorful.


Primroses provide first splashes of color in the new garden year


A spring garden without tulips - simply unthinkable! That's why almost all of our Facebook users have tulips in the garden. Their bright colors as well as the delicate pastel nuances make them much sought-after flower treasures for the bed, but also for pots and boxes. The richness of the flowers gives the bulb flowers an additional attraction. The first tulips already open their flower buds in March, the last varieties end late in May, depending on the weather, even at the beginning of June, the colorful flowers. So, with a skilful selection of tulips throughout the spring, you can create the most beautiful bedding creations - in combination with other bulbous flowers such as daffodils and hyacinths or with early-flowering perennials. But even a larger group of different tulip varieties is a great color experience.

Tulip Queen of Night

Late flowering tulip 'Queen of Night'


For decades, the cranesbill has been a star in the local gardens. The decorative leaves and flowers of the numerous varieties are charming in every bed. A classic for sunny locations is the magnificent cranesbill. He looks great as a companion for roses, but also as a soloist, where he likes to occupy larger areas, not to despise. Also Sabine D. is happy about the cranesbill in her garden.

Magnificent cranesbill perennials

Many cranesbill species are indispensable for the garden. Particularly popular is the magnificent cranesbill (Geranium x magnificum, see photo). He is one of the most flowery, flower-rich representatives and is versatile. In partially shaded locations under woody plants, its blue-violet flowers are just as effective as in the perennial flowerbed. A downer is the rather short flowering period from May to June, but it compensates for the attractive, reddish autumn color.

grape hyacinths

The beautiful flower clusters of the grape hyacinths may not be missing in any spring garden. The classic blue varieties are the best known, but now you can also get varieties with white, pink or green flowers. Userin Uta W., for example, has white-flowered grape hyacinths. They are ideal spring flowers for flower boxes and pots and can be easily combined with other early flowering plants.

blue grape hyacinth

The blue hues of grape hyacinths give the impression of breadth

Horny Goat Weed

Their special peculiarity are the filigree, distinctive flower forms, which have helped the elf flower to its mystical name. The colorful groundcover is particularly suitable for bedding borders and greening of rockeries. The robustness and beauty of the elven flower have led the Bund Deutscher Staudengärtner to make it the "perennial of the year 2014".

Elven flower Groundcover

Elven flower (Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten')

Spring Anemone

One of the first spring flowering plants is the spring anemone (Anemone blanda). When the sun is shining, its radial blue flowers are wide open. It is a beautiful, enduring and long-flowering partner to yellow spring flowering plants, such as the light yellow Tall Cowslip (Primula elatior), and almost always, dense flower carpets emerge from rich self-seeding.


Rosemarie M. is happy about the Caucasus forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) in the garden. With its delicate blue flowers, the Caucasus forget-me-not is a very valuable and long-lived perennial.It tolerates the most diverse lighting conditions, but thrives best in partial shade.

Caucasus forget-me-not 'Jack Frost'

The Caucasus forget-me-not 'Jack Frost' (Brunnera macrophylla) has heart-shaped leaves, which are provided with a silvery drawing. The shrub feels well on humus-rich soils under trees.


The violets (Viola) are a large genus of plants, which includes more than 400 species worldwide. In Germany, among others, the scent violet (Viola odorata) and the slightly stronger built dog violet (Viola canina) native. The most famous garden violets are undoubtedly the Horn Violets (Viola Cornuta hybrids) and the Pansies (Viola Wittrockiana hybrids). They carry large, depending on the variety often multicolored flowers, both have a very long flowering period and are relatively short-lived. User Uta W. does not bother that. She enjoys the beautiful, colorful flowers in spring.


The cultivated in our gardens species of blue star (Scilla) bloom from February to April. The inflorescences include a single or even several standing in a cluster flowers. They appear in different shades of blue, but there are also white varieties, such as the Siberian Bluestar (Scilla sibirica). Once planted, the Bluestar can remain in the same place for years and needs little care. It is important that the soil in spring is fresh, but not wet, because the onions do not tolerate too much moisture.

Siberian blue oysters

Blue oysters ring the spring in the garden and offer themselves to the Verwildern

Lenten roses

Lenzrosen (Helleborus Orientalis hybrids) belong to the few garden shrubs, which open depending on the sort sometimes from January their blooms. Lenzrosen show their eye-catching peel blossoms in the most different colors. The flowers can be white, yellow, pink or red, which are sometimes simple, sometimes filled, sometimes monochrome and even speckled in some varieties. With varieties in the romantic color spectrum from white to pink, you are always on the safe side in terms of the harmony of the flower colors. Renate H. also enjoys her Lenz rose.

Lenten rose (Helleborus x orientalis)

In the garden, lenten roses, especially the Helleborus Orientalis hybrids, are indispensable spring bloomers because of their bright flower colors

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