Winter flowers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes but you may think gardening in winter is impossible, or the only types of flowers that survive winter are indoor flowers.

In fact there are flowers in winter that can grow outdoors, as well as indoors. No matter what type of climate you live in, there are winter flowering plants that make it easy for you to start gardening in the winter. For outdoor gardens your main plants will be winter shrubs and flower bulbs.

Outdoor Flowers That Bloom in the Winter

  • Christmas Rose
  • Crocus in the Snow
  • Glory of the Snow
  • Squill
  • Snowdrop Flower
  • Winter Aconite
  • Witch Hazel (shrub)

Pick your favorite plants and colors to create the perfect outside winter garden.

Winter Flowers - Poinsettia Flower

Colorful Winter Flowers

The color of garden winter plants depends on whether you will be planting the flowers in an indoor garden or an outdoor garden.

For indoor gardens there are many colors to choose from, almost every color is available for indoor flowers in the winter. For an outdoor winter garden the colors will be much more limited.

Winter Flower Colors

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • White
Winter Flowers - Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus

Indoor Winter Flowers

You may love winter while others hate it. If you live in a temperate or cold climate the bad thing about winter is everything becomes very bleak and depressing each and every year.

A great way to spruce things up is to plant some flowers inside your home. This can really add a pop of color and vibrancy that you otherwise wouldn’t get during winter.

There are many flowers to plant for an indoor garden and there are many more colors to choose from. You can have a great time mixing and matching different color combinations.

Winter Flowers to Grow in Pots

Did you know that you can grow fall flowers and spring flowers indoors during even the darkest days of winter?

You can take seeds or cuttings from annuals you had planted during the fall or summer, place them in pots and grow them inside your home in the winter. Simply plant them outdoors when the weather warms up.

Summer flowers in the wintertime will really brighten up your home! Just think, impatiens flowers inside during winter!

Take a look at the container gardening page for more info.

Best Winter Flower to Grow

I think one of the best flowers to grow inside are African Violet Plants. They come in red, violet, pink, and white. African violet plants are very easy to maintain, and look very pretty. They are sure to brighten up a dreary room.

Indoor Garden Temperature

If you have flowers indoors, be sure you know what temperature each plant needs to survive. Don’t put plants in areas that may become too cold or too hot.

If you want to grow indoor flowers during the cold months the #ad AeroGarden Harvest is an indoor garden kit that will allow you to grow flowers throughout the year no matter what the weather is like outside.

Have fun arranging different color combinations both inside and out. Enjoy a very colorful winter!

Types of Winter Flowers