Winters though have arrived little late this year around but the season is finally settling in. This is the season when nature is at its colorful best. This is the time for basking in the warm sunlight and decorating the garden with flowering plants. Flowers bring in the joy and positive change within home and individual. So here are 8 winter flowering plants to grow in India for a brighter and prettier garden:
Marigold or as is commonly known in India, ‘Genda Phool’ plant, is one of the easiest of the winter flowering plants to grow in India. Plus the bountiful amount of flowers it gives simply brightens thee mood of a boring looking garden. One can either grow it from seeds or bring a sampling from nursery and transfer it into a pot. The flowers come in vivid hues of yellow & orange. Since it is a shrub so can also be planted in a balcony or terrace or for that matter any place where abundant sunlight comes.
Amayllis or ‘Stargazer’ Lilies are the ones that will become the center of attraction once they bloom. This fragile plant which needs support has the most gorgeous flowers that come generally in orange, red, white & pink colors. There are few species which even yield a flowers of mixed colors. Like the fragrance of these flowers, their beauty is also sure to charm the onlooker. This plant is one of those winter flowering plants to grow in India that need moderate attention for a healthy life. The life span of plant is generally till a month after the winters however its bulbs can be preserved for next season.
You call them ‘Salvia’ only in India. Mention this to any nurserywallah and he would know the plant. These are also available in a range of colours like red, purple, yellow etc. Tubular bright flowers are borne above the foliage and seems to be in a bunch. Though they are ideal plants to be placed like a mass or in the form of border but they look good independently also. They need to be kept in mild sunlight or else under a shade.
#4. Button Rose:
Miniature Rose or Button Rose is a species of rose which come in bunch and are small in size. It has flowering throughout the year but contrary to summers this plants needs to be kept in direct sunlight during winters. Button roses are available in many colors too and they are sure to make you fall in love with them.
For a beautiful garden, Dahlia is inevitable though it isn’t exactly a winter flowering plants to grow in India. It is the national flower of Mexico needless to say they are one of the most beautiful flower species of world. The plants have life more than two years and flower almost throughout the year. The flower have long lives on plants as well when off the plant. They too are available in many varied species and colors.
#6. Guldavri or Chrysanthemum Coronarium:
Again Chrysanthemum has huge variety and colors available in market. The plant not only has aesthetic value but also has medicinal importance. It has a cluster of flowers coming in bunches and the leaves and the flower can be used for relaxing mind, as a cure against depression and as anti bacterial within home.
#7. Petunia & Pansy – Most common winter flowering plants to grow in India:
These are tiny little plants which have profuse flowering in winter season. They are one of the most widely available and very reasonably priced winter flowering plants to grow in India. Both these plant varieties help in bringing in the vibrancy to a garden and a lot many can fit even in small spaces.
Also known as Pot Marigold, Calendula is a bit different from the traditionally found Tagetes or Genda Phool which is popularly called as Marigold. Further, the flower comes in bright yellow, white and orange colors during the season. Among winter flowering plants to grow in India, Calendula is one of the few which have flowers that are edible. The flowers have great aesthetic and medicinal value.
Hope this is a helpful read for upgrading garden or balcony with these flowering plants. Apart from these, in India, which other winter flowering plants are their that you have grown, do write in!