7 Types of Plants That Can Survive Winter & Why We Love Them
Nature discovers a way to bring diversity and appeal to the yard regardless of the weather, and winter is no different. Whether flourishing through a layer of snow or displaying vibrant colors while falling temperatures drive us inside, resistant winter plants thrive as winter sets.
So, this means the approach of winter does not imply that your garden must die. Several plants may withstand the cold season. Below is a list of winter flowers and garden plants that can help maintain the beauty of your garden throughout the year.
Winter Plants For Your Garden
#1 Pansies and Violas
Pansies and Violas are resistant plants that can endure cold and even a deep freeze for a while. Depending on the severity of the frost, flowering flowers may wither. However, the plants will survive. In moderate climates, pansies and violas bloom most of the winter. But in frigid locations, some varieties return in the spring. If you have a landscape with poor sunlight penetration, the pansy is an excellent alternative.
Therefore, unlike other winter flowers, they do not need much insulation for optimal development. Pansies need regular watering, and a general-purpose fertilizer will promote healthy growth. Remove fading flowers to encourage these blooms to flourish.
These bright tiny flowers are often the first to bloom in early spring, although they may occasionally grace your garden as early as February. Plant your flowers for optimal results at least three weeks before the anticipated first frost. When planting these plants, be careful to provide 3 to 6 inches of space between each one. Additionally, fertilize the soil before putting these flowers in for the winter. If the wintertime is severe, cover the bulbs with a minimum of three inches of soil.
Hostas thrive in partial sun. Their short, succulent roots must not be exposed to cold; hence, mulching is essential. The huge surface area of the hosta plant permits rapid dryness. Therefore the mulch will aid in retaining soil moisture. Generally, hostas need little winter protection. Further, you’ll like hostas if you’re searching for a low-maintenance foliage planting to give ground cover and enliven your landscape.
Winterberry is an easy-care plant. Winterberries are an emblematic winter plant widely used in winter decorations. Further, these autumn-planted plants are hardy to Zone 2, enabling them to withstand considerable cold. Winterberries, which thrive in full sun and wet soil, will give focus to your winter garden.
#5 Christmas Cactus
The Christmas cactus may very well be the best choice. As a real cactus, this plant flourishes finest in a humid, tropical environment.
Similarly, it can weather the worst winters and needs no upkeep whatsoever. During the wintertime, the plant will bear pink or violet orchid-shaped flowers. However, they cannot resist frost, yet blooming requires low temperatures.
The Christmas cactus is suitable for both indoor and outdoor planting. It demands a great deal of shade and little water. Therefore, this may be ideal if you tend to be casual and seek a plant that fits your lifestyle.
#6 Ponytail palms
Ponytail palms are distinctive, long-lived houseplants that thrive with little care. They are pretty simple to grow, so long as you don’t overwater them! By maintaining your ponytail palm in a portable pot or container, you may protect it from colder temperatures by bringing it inside. The idea of bringing a ponytail palm inside for the autumn and winter and then relocating it outside for the summer is a common technique of plant maintenance among owners.
Further, to avoid the damage of winter freeze, add mulch to the soil and around the plant.
Cyclamen are available in various colors and sizes and typically bloom between December and April. Miniatures are very adorable and ideal for windowsills and worktops. Standard cyclamen are bigger than their miniature counterparts and make excellent winter houseplants due to their vibrant colors and occasionally delicate fragrances. Further, you can buy them as both tropical houseplants and as garden-friendly, hardy cyclamen. They need winter light and summer shelter. Thus they should be planted behind deciduous trees.
Although these plants are low-maintenance and resilient, they still need some attention. Therefore, if you want to use them to adorn your home, you need to follow the proper criteria. This won’t only help them survive the winter but also maintain their overall health. Get in touch with T&B Landscape and Irrigation for more information.