Choosing the right plants for winter landscaping is an exciting process. Winter hardy plants offer vibrant, attractive colors and interesting textures that will enrich the appearance of your Sussex County, NJ, landscape when many of your other plants are still in their period of dormancy. At our nursery, you can find both native and exotic late winter flowering plants. Here are some suggestions:
Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis)
This perennial flower has dark, leathery green leaves and thick, attractive petals that range in color from dark pink to white. The Lenten Rose blooms in late winter in cold regions and flowers can be expected to appear at any time from February to March. The Lenten Rose is cold hardy and thrives in the shade. With its large flowers and attractive foliage, the Lenten Rose makes an excellent addition to a winter landscape.
Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)
This bulb-like, late winter-blooming flower appears around February in the Sussex hardiness zone. Winter aconite is a tiny tuber that presents bright green leaves with yellow blossoms. The flower blooms almost overnight, signaling the end of winter and heralding the onset of spring. Each plant remains small - about 4 inches high - so can be planted together in a high concentration. It’s also a good idea to have them placed where they will be visible from indoors. When planted closely together across an area, the winter aconite creates a stunning mat of tiny yellow flowers. The winter aconite is deer resistant and insect resistant.
Winter Heath (Erica x darleyensis)
This perennial is ideal for homeowners who are looking for winter plants that don’t require a whole lot of maintenance, being highly disease and pest resistant, as well as cold hardy. The winter heath grows up to 1.5 feet tall and 2 feet across in a tight formation, the bulk of which consists of fine, bright flowers. Have the winter heath planted in large groups to maximize its stunning effect. The winter heath is largely left alone by deer but loved by bees in the early spring. The winter heath makes an excellent addition to cottage and English country style design themes because of its fine texture and purple coloring.
The Forsythia blooms bright yellow in the early spring. At a height of up to 10ft, this densely flowering shrub offers an incredible display of springtime color. To capitalize on the full effect of this, the forsythia requires full sun at a minimum of six hours a day. The results of finding forsythia the perfect place in a landscape are well worth the effort.
Healthy Planting Starts from the Source
Finding a reliable source that will provide you with well-maintained, healthy plants can be tricky. At our garden center, we offer a huge selection of plants at an affordable price. We take a great deal of pride in our knowledgeable staff who are available to provide valuable tips on growing and caring for the plants after purchase and answer any questions you may have. Visit EP Jansen Nursery today!