10 Flowers That Bloom in April

Spring is in the air! With the warmer weather comes the vibrant colors of flowers blooming. Delicate pastel colors like pink, purple, and yellow are common in many April blooms, and their fragrant scents can fill a garden with delightful aromas. Many April flowers have a short bloom period, so it’s important to enjoy them while you can before they fade away into summer. April flowers are a great way to bring some color and life into your garden and can also be used in flower arrangements or bouquets. These flowers that bloom in April are perfect additions to your garden.

These flowers will help you celebrate spring with bright colors and amazing scents. Take note of your particular location and weather before getting your hopes up.


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Pansies thrive in cooler weather, before the heat of summer. From April until June, you can see these vibrantly patterned flowers pop up. This flower ranks ab=mong the top for its wide range of colors its ease of care. You can plant these short-lived beauties in soil or containers and almost every color imaginable.


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An unusual flower, Hellebores can tolerate light frost so you may see them a little earlier than April but They are almost guaranteed to be in full, glorious bloom by April. The scent changes with the varieties; ranging from deliciously sweet to slightly skunky, sometimes with no noticeable fragrance. This resilient spring flower takes a few years for seed-grown hellebores to bloom but they last for decades, making it a favorite of ours.

Dutchman’s Breeches

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Dutchman’s breeches look exactly like their name implies, a pair of upside pair of pants. It is a variant of the bleeding heart flower and has very similar preferred surroundings. The blooms can be either pink or white. This plant can grow up to 3 feet tall which makes it perfect for the back or middle of our garden. Once fully bloomed, there can be 10 or more clusters of these flowers.

Grape Hyacinth

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Grape hyacinths are short-lived, bulb perennials. Lasting up to 3 years, they consistently come up in April and bloom for about a month. We love that they look like funky grapes and smell mildly sweet. Some people report that these flowers smell like sweet grass or grapes. These small plants grow and play well with other spring bulbs making them among our favorites.

Grecian Windflower

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Another incredibly hardy flower, the Grecian windflower can be planted in the fall and ready to bloom by April. This flower is a wonderful statement to make not only in the garden but to your friends, ‘My Grecian windflowers are doing well’. They look as amazing as they sound with wide daisy-Esque petals and bold green leaves.


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Forsythia is the most forgiving little shrub you’ll ever meet. It will make almost every soil work for it and repel insects and diseases. Its yellow flowers pop up vibrantly in April while the plant continues to grow all year. If used as a border, it will protect your garden without any worry.


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Daisies are the birth flower of April for a reason! They come in a wide variety of colors while staying particularly small, which is good as these little flowers are known to spread like wildfire. This isn’t to say that they aren’t easy to confine. A few yanks and your daisies are confined. We like that they spread out all over, it’s like having wild mountain flowers in your yard.


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Where I grew up, there were a lot of lilac trees. Every April the whole neighborhood smelled like floral perfume. Lilacs are very aromatic, you won’t need more than one full-grown one to make your yard the house smell like spring. These bright, often pastel-colored flowers are tightly clustered giving off a perfect spring feeling of abundance.


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Peonies are well known for their short blooms. Most varieties will only show off their amazingly ruffled blooms for 7 to 10 days. This is why I like them, all that anticipation culminates into a beautiful scene. They have a sweet fragrance that can be anything from sweet, and citrus to spicy. They are incredibly long-lived as well. Some peonies have been known to live up to 100 years.

Sweet Woodruff

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This mat-like creeper is a beautiful ground cover for any shaded area. As its name implies, sweet woodruff smells sweet, like honey or vanilla. It is used commercially in perfumes and candles. the plant matter retains its fragrance long after it’s been cut. This April bloomer will attract many pollinators while stopping weeds.

Jeff Grayson
Garden Hobbyist
Hello! I'm Jeff, an avid gardening enthusiast. I'm based out of Colorado, where I raise as many indoor and outdoor plants as I can!