Container gardens offer you the ability to create stunning seasonal gardens without taking up a lot of space or other resources. During the springtime, a plethora of potted flowers bring color and texture to your patio, windowsills and other small areas. Knowing which spring-flowering plants will thrive in pots will give you the ability to make informed choices when it comes time to decorate your porch or patio for springtime.
Also known as butterfly weed, Canada root and chiggerflower, butterfly milkweed is native to the North American continent. It thrives well in midsized containers and attracts a variety of butterflies and other attractive flying fauna. In particular, the butterfly milkweed is known to attract the beautiful monarch butterfly, making it an endearing springtime potted flower. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial sunlight. It's a perennial flower, meaning it will continue to thrive and come back every spring in a temperate climate.
A shade-loving plant, the English primrose is short and stout, and produces blossoms that vary in color. It thrives as a beautiful border plant for walkways and planters, but it's also an attractive potted flower for springtime container gardens. The foliage of the English primrose is light, bright green, and the five petals of the flowers are frilled and wide. Flowers range from white and yellow to shades of fuchsia, purple and pink. Peat-enriched soil with a compost mixture keeps the English primrose healthy and vibrant. It can be grown in small containers or multiple plants can be grown in large ones.
A hardy spring bulb flower, the iris thrives in a variety of soil conditions. It grows well directly in the ground, but it also serves as an attractive potted flower during the spring. Large planters of at least 2 feet deep are ideal for growing two or three iris plants. Iris flowers prefer moist black soil with partial direct sunlight during the spring season. They produce six petals that vary in color from white and yellow to deep purple-black and virtually every tone in between.
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