The beauty of the Lowcountry in the wintertime is that there is always something in bloom.
For those who are looking for a little color in their yards during these colder months, there are plenty of options available. Or, if you are an avid gardener visiting this time of year, you may want to identify each plant. Here are just a few of the flowering flora you might see this winter.
The Kerria plant is sure to mesmerize in any garden. Boasting petals and sepals that are often painted with sunny yellow or delicate pink hues, this hardy shrub—commonly known as the Japanese rose—thrives in warmer months yet retains its beauty even during winter when it loses leaves.
This diverse South East Asian species boasts a variety of waxy blooms from pristine white and pink to vibrant reds and purples. Not only are they easy on the eyes, but their hardiness allows these evergreen or deciduous beauties enhance any landscape by providing continuous color throughout January and February.
Cyclamen is a remarkable and vibrant plant with an intriguing past. Native to the Mediterranean region, cyclamens have been cultivated since ancient Roman times. This resilient evergreen flourishes even in chilly climates – producing stunning white flowers during colder temperatures and deep pink blooms when things start heating up. They can also be grown as annuals.
Coleus is a genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, sometimes succulent, sometimes with a fleshy or tuberous rootstock, found in tropics and subtropics. Its striking leaf colors and patterns shine in the winter.
The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower.
With dainty blossoms held in loose clusters, the primrose blooms in layers of flowers and smell divine.
With its sweet smell and lush, carpet-like covering, sweet alyssum can tolerate light frost.
Calendula is an annual and perennial in the daisy family, often known as marigolds.
Also known as dragon flowers and dog flower, the snapdragons‘ flowers resemble the face of a dragon. It opens and closes like a mouth when laterally squeezed.