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5 Winter Plants To Brighten Up Your Garden

Flowers are bright and aromatic, and they emanate happiness. Annuals, or plants that are grown from seed or bud throughout a period, are the most common form of home gardens in India.

Shivani Meena
Aromatic annual flowers blooming in winter season
Aromatic annual flowers blooming in winter season

Flowers are bright and aromatic, and they emanate happiness. Annuals, or plants that are grown from seed or bud throughout a period, are the most common form of home gardens in India. 

Color, size, and diversity are the advantages of these annuals. They take up less area in the landscape and are readily replaced.

Winter season is the finest time in India to produce a wide variety of lovely flowering annuals. Here is the list of five winter annuals to refer to. 

Best winter annuals for your garden

Pansy 

Pansies are frost-resistant annuals that can survive the winter. They're available in a range of colors and are ideal for use in garden beds, borders, and pots. The flowers are nutritious and can be used as a garnish or in salads. 

Late July is the best time to plant pansy seeds for fall and winter flowers. Flowers will bloom in early spring and summer if seeds are planted in the winter. The optimal conditions for growing pansies are colder temperatures and full or partial sun. 

Viola 

Violas are short-lived perennial flowers that bloom throughout the winter. They can be produced as annuals or short-lived perennials. They bloom for a long time and look fantastic in garden beds and containers. Swing baskets and window boxes benefit from trailing varieties of these perennials. 

Primrose 

Primroses appear in a variety of hues, including pink, purple, blue, yellow, white, red, and orange. 

They're typically spring-blooming annuals, but in moderate winter climates, they'll bloom throughout the middle to late winter.

Primroses are tolerant to mild frosts but not to freezing temperatures. Light and air are required for the germination of primrose seeds. Germination takes around 3 weeks. 

Sweet alyssum 

Sweet Alyssum produces masses of small aromatic flowers, making it ideal for use as a ground cover and in containers. In locations with mild winter, the seeds can be sown in the fall, and for cold regions, seeds can be sown in the early spring to early summer. Seeds of these annuals take around 4 days to germinate. 

They're annuals with a brief lifespan that will perish in extreme heat. The seedlings of these annuals can tolerate light frost. 

Sweet peas  

Sweet peas are aromatic annuals that look fantastic on trellises and arches. Sweet pea seeds may be sown in late fall in warm climates, and they blossom in late winter and early spring. The seeds take 7-14 days to sprout, however soaking them overnight before sowing might help them sprout quicker. 

Sweet peas prefer cool weather and may survive moderate frost.  When the temperature rises too high, the blossoms will start to fade. 

Also, if you are new to gardening then you must definitely know how to take care of your plants

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