The winter is finally here! Time to get that woolen jacket, get out skiing, and enjoy every good thing it has to offer. Back at home, you do not want the garden to get beaten by snow. Here are 7 plants that look great in winter.
1. Heuchera Black Taffeta
Heuchera is a special plant bred from Midnight Ruffles and Chocolate ruffles. It looks so elegant with distinctive foliage frosting glossy appearance. As a crossbreed, it takes characteristics from both mother plants. Unlike in summer, the winter leaves are glossy and larger showing attractive blacking top and plum-chocolate bum. The plant grows up to approximately 12 inches high and about 15 inches wide. To appreciate the elegance and attractiveness of this plant, you need to see one.
2. Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox (commonly called winter-sweet) forms a unique shrub at the heart of your garden. Between autumn and spring, the plant forms small flowers of deep yellow and pinkish petals. The flowers’ colour turn to sulphur as winter advances and release a unique perfume that will make your garden and entire compound feel so attractive. Though the flowers start appearing early when the plant is still growing, the full height is about 1.5 meters in a dozen of years. Note that the plant needs good tendering.
3. Cornus Alba Sibirica
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica is a unique plant that no gardener want to miss in the lawn. Besides, even those who do not give much time to gardening equally find it irresistible. It has a captivating bright red bark that becomes darker as winter grows. The storks that emerge from the ground and reach different heights makes the plant more enthralling especially when alternated with other plants of different colours short distances away. To get an even deeper red colour, make sure to remove about 1/3 of the branches sprouting from the ground. The plant grows up to a height of approximately 1.5 meters.
4. Cotoneaster Juliette
Juliette is a unique plant of all seasons that will make you keep coming out of the house even when the winter temperatures hit the lowest point. The semi-evergreen variegated leaves with curving branches yield white flowers in summer and pink in winter. The appearance is more enthralling with its bright red fruits in winter. Birds love the plant and your lawn will be a spectacle.
5. Colorina valentine
If you want your garden to have diverse flowers with deep colors that will brighten up the entire winter, you need to include the Colorina valentine. It belongs to the family papilionacea. It is an evergreen shrub featuring special pinnate leaves and pea-like flowers. In winter, the flowers take a deep yellow color that matches perfectly well with the evergreen leaves. Besides the fragrance released by the flowers is so attractive and will make the garden more enthralling with colorful butterflies.
These are handy perennials that yield masses of attractive round and quilled blooms of white, pink, and red colors. To make the garden even more attractive, consider selecting the Bellis Pomponette that yields white flowers with deep pink petal edges. The plants do well in containers though they can also be planted in the open with extra caution.
7. Cyclamen coum
Even in the dullest days of the winter, Cyclamen coum assures you of a garden filled with unique flowers. It has unique nodding flowers that yield reflexed and very attractive petals. The leaves are marbled and will pair very well with evergreen grasses or other plants in the garden. You can plant Cyclamen in boxes or directly in the garden.