Winter Flowers For Zone 6: What Are Some Hardy Flowers For Winter

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By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

If you’re like me, the charm of winter quickly wears off after Christmas. January, February and March can feel endless as you patiently wait for signs of spring. In mild hardiness zones winter blooming flowers can help cure the winter blues and let us know that spring isn’t too far away. Continue reading to learn more about winter blooming flowers in zone 6.

Winter Flowers for Zone 6 Climates

Zone 6 is a pretty medium climate in the United States, and winter temperatures don’t usually go below 0 to -10 degrees F. (-18 to -23 C.). Zone 6 gardeners can enjoy a nice mix of cold climate loving plants, as well as some warmer climate loving plants.

In zone 6, you also have a longer growing season in which to enjoy your plants. While northern gardeners are pretty much stuck with only houseplants to enjoy in winter, zone 6 gardeners may get blooms on winter hardy flowers as early as February.

What are Some Hardy Flowers for Winter?

Below is a list of winter blooming flowers and their bloom times in zone 6 gardens:

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), blooms begin February-March

Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata), blooms begin March

Crocus (Crocus sp.), blooms begin February-March

Hardy Cyclamen (Cyclamen mirabile), blooms begin February-March

Winter Aconite (Eranthus hyemalis), blooms begin February-March

Icelandic Poppy (Papaver nudicaule), blooms begin March

Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana), blooms begin February-March

Lentin Rose (Helleborus sp.), blooms begin February-March

Winter Honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), blooms begin February

Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), blooms begin March

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis sp.), blooms begin February-March

Forsythia (Forsythia sp.), blooms begin February-March

Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox), blooms begin February

Winterhazel (Corylopsis sp.), blooms begin February- March

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