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Winter bedding plants

The best winter bedding plants to transform your garden this fall: Polyanthus ‘Firecracker’ from Thompson & Morgan

Autumn is the ideal time to plant your borders, beds, containers with windows, or hanging pots. They not only fill in the gaps and create the structure, but these stunning flowers add color when other plants bloom. These are our top ten flowers to look forward to throughout the fall and winter:

If you’re looking for more ideas, look at our complete selection of winter bedding plants to discover a wide range of scents and colors.

A staple of winter display, pansies easily surpass any other bedding plant in winter. Although they like full sun, they thrive in semi-shade, making the perfect choice for summer hanging baskets and containers and filling the gaps between your border plants.

Grow Pansy ‘Frizzle Sizzle Mix’ for a striking display that will last until the beginning of spring. With an incredible blooming rate, These unconventional, compact, and frilly flowers reach a maximum height and spread of 23 cm.

Primrose vulgaris

In bloom from the beginning of fall, Primrose vulgaris will continue to bloom for six months. With its tiny pastel yellow flowers, the dark green rosette foliage is an excellent ground cover in containers, borders, or woodland areas. A vigorous and vibrant perennial, this lovely plant will brighten the darkest of months. Once established, it can return every year.

Pansy ‘Matrix Mixed

A single of the most sought-after winter bedding selections, The brightly colored Pansy “Matrix Mix” has a large selection of blooms in purples, mauves, and blues, ranging from warm yellows and oranges. Fresh white pops add a touch of life. Breeding specifically to produce solid and compact stems with a tremendous branching habit, these rainbow-colored pansies can withstand winter’s rain and wind without a lot of trouble.

Viola ‘Bunny Ears’

A tough bedding plant that prefers semi-shade or sun, They produce many delicate flowers on compact plants for a simple but striking winter display. Like pansies in their versatility, you can try “Viola ‘Bunny Ears'” for those trying to add some bouncy into your baskets. They’re sweetly fragrant. Hang them in your kitchen window or in pots next to your back entrance.

Primrose ‘Husky Mixed’

It is available in various sizes and colors; contemporary primroses have a better blooming experience, particularly during winter. Primrose ‘Husky Mix’ starts producing rosettes of flowers in mid-winter and provides a burst of vibrant color that will enhance winter gardens, borders, window boxes, and other containers. When there is no frost before planting, the flowers will be hardened off, and then water carefully until your roots have established. Be careful not to overwater your containers, as damp soil and cold weather can cause rot growth.

Polyanthus ‘Firecracker’

The compact and vibrant polyanthus plants are like primroses, except their flowers blossom in umbels, clusters of flowers atop short, sturdy stems. They are just as rich as their cousins in the garden, and with long-lasting flowers, polyanthus is an excellent winter bedding plant for borders, beds, windows, containers, and walls.

To enjoy a beautiful display, consider Polyanthus “Firecracker,” which blooms throughout the winter months, from late winter to May. Plant it in the shade or sun and cut it back regularly to promote flowering.

Bellis ‘Bellisima Mixed’

Compact and neat, these perennial daisies have round, quilled red, pink, or white flowers. They are perfect for brightening up your winter landscape. You can plant them on your plants until they are large enough to allow outside planting in autumn.

Look at Bellis “Bellisima Mix” to find a genuinely eye-catching variety. The pretty pompoms provide the perfect autumn color to your garden! The plants are compact and short, with a myriad of flowers that you’ll be unable to see the foliage.

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