There is a well-known rhyme that goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” The truth is, however, you don’t have to wait until May to enjoy spring blossoms; there are several different types of flowers that are in season in April.
Anemones are perennial bulbs that thrive in the northern and southern temperate zones. They are a wonderful addition to landscapes and gardens alike because they are easy to grow in sunny and semi-shaded areas, drought resistant, and have blossoms ranging in color from deep purples and rich blues to brilliant pinks and vibrant reds.
Tulips are a very popular type of perennial bulb and their spring arrival is celebrated across North America at various tulip festivals from Skagit County, Washington to Albany, New York. Tulips come in variety of colors and sizes, and some are even fragrant. These flowers can make both attractive additions to gardens and landscaping as well as bouquets.
Another common spring bulb you are sure to see in April is the daffodil. While there are many varieties of daffodils, the iconic daffodil is white or golden in color with a trumpet or cup shaped corona. Daffodils make wonderful additions to gardens and landscaping because of their radiant hue and because wildlife tend to stay away from them. Daffodils also increase in bloom from year to year.
Known for its fragrance, the hyacinth is another common spring bulb. Hyacinths are easy to grow in areas of full to partial sun exposure and in well-drained soil. Their bell-shaped blooms appear in dense clusters and are available in a wide range of colors.
Many more flowers, including crocuses, lilies of the valley, and muscari, are in season in the early spring months and are sure to brighten up the rainy days of April. For more information on flowers that are in season in April, contact your local florist or nursery.