flowers that bloom in march

12 Flowers that Bloom in March

March is a time of renewal and growth, and flowers are one of the best ways to celebrate the transition to spring. As the weather warms and the days get longer, we get impatient waiting for the spring festivities to start. In this article, we will explore the different types of flowers that bloom in March

Flowers that Bloom in March

Want to have the first blooming flowers in your neighborhood? Planting these will spice up your springtime scenery, giving you an excuse to get into the garden and enjoy the slowly improving weather!



Hyacinths are a type of bulbous flowering plant that blooms in the springtime. They have long stems and star-shaped flowers with petals ranging in color from bright pink to deep purple. The blooms grow abundantly, often forming a dense carpet of colorful petals atop the lush green foliage. Hyacinths produce an intense floral scent. They bloom from mid-March to early May.

Spring Snow Flake

Leucojum vernum

The Spring Snowflake (Leucojum vernum) is an early-blooming bulb, whose flowers look more like bells or skirts than snowflakes. The name may come from its blooming period starting in early March and continuing to early May. These early-season bloomers are preferred by gardeners because they are deer and rabbit resistant. These animals are often hungry after the long winter!



A primrose is a small flowering plant with a delicate, colorful flower. It comes in many colors: white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and blue. They often have a yellow stamen center. They can be planted in full sun or partial shade and prefer well-drained soil. They are an excellent choice for adding a splash of color to shady areas and make for a wonderful ground cover.


purple and blue iris flowers

An iris is a perennial flowering plant with distinctive, showy flowers. It has three petals and three sepals, with beautiful symmetry. The most common colors are purple, blue, and white. They prefer moist, well-drained soil and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. They make excellent cut flowers and can also be planted in containers. They can start blooming in late February but the peak time is in March till mid-June.



This trumpet-shaped flower embodies the image of spring. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil and can be planted in both containers and the ground. They are an excellent choice for adding a pop of color to any garden. They will bloom from mid march to early May.



Tulips are another famous flower for blooming in March. Some varieties will last longer than others but typically they will bloom in March and last until April or the end of spring. They come in a variety of colors such as yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple. The leaves are long and narrow and typically have a deep green color. Tulips are popular garden plants and can be found in many gardens around the world. They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Tulips can be planted in both containers and the ground.

Common Periwinkle

The common periwinkle is a small evergreen shrub with dark green glossy leaves and white, five-petaled flowers. The common periwinkle can thrive in the sun and shade. It is incredibly tough and known for its creeping habit. It can also tolerate some drought conditions but will not thrive in overly dry soils. Periwinkle may bloom again in the summer, but the most extravagant display will be in early March. It is can be toxic to humans and is toxic to pets.

Japanese Apricot

The Japanese apricot is a deciduous tree with white or pink, flowers. In the summer it produces yellow to orange, edible fruits that have a sweet flavor. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil but can tolerate some shade as well. The Japanese apricot also makes an excellent choice for gardens as it offers year-round interest with beautiful blossoms peaking in March followed by delicious fruits in the summertime!

Summer Snowflake

Summer Snowflakes look the part with their clusters of white, star-shaped flowers. The petals are delicate and have a waxy texture, each one consisting of five-pointed tips that form a star. The leaves are long and narrow with a deep green coloration. These beautiful and low-maintenance flowers smell like chocolate to some people. It will start blooming in mid-March and continue until early May.

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quinces are hearty little shrubs with showy, red flowers and sharp thorns. They can be easily pruned into shapes for use as hedging or left untrimmed to create an informal hedge effect around your garden borders. These hardy plants make excellent additions to any garden for their fragrant flowers, ornamental foliage, and attractive fruit which can be used in jams or jellies. It’s nice to have your garden already bordered with flowers before the rest grows.


Speedwells are low maintenance and beautiful. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil to thrive. This flower blooms from mid-March all the way to November. Speedwells are known for fast and expansive growth. They are often used in gardens as ground cover which helps suppress weeds while still providing beautiful blossoms early in the spring.


Spicebush is a deciduous shrub with small yellow or white four-petaled flowers. Known for its spicy aroma that is released a part of it is crushed. This plant is a spring and fall, two in one. While it blooms from mid-March to late April, if it gets enough sun the leaves will turn from dark green to a lovely yellow. This bush can kick off your spring and close your fall with splashes of color and wonderful scents.

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!