Some people prefer summer, but I love winter. Not only does it counter the heat of summer, but it also wraps around you like a sweet lullaby. With the help of a blanket, of course!
Do you agree?
What some people notice about winter are the dry leaves that leave their homes and fall from grace.
I seek out the glory of the winter flowers in India that brightens up the dark and gloomy cold season.
And I do think that these flowers are the best things about winter in India. Their fragrance and colors illuminate the bitter cold.
So if you want to plant some of these flowers for winter but don’t know which one, I will tell you about the best winter flowers.
Also known as pot marigold, calendula is one of the best winter flowers in India that you are bound to see in home gardens or even on the side of the road.
A must-have flower!
Even though the smell of pot marigold is really faint, it makes up for it with its color, which comes in a variety of shades of yellow and orange.
It can be vibrant yellow, soft yellow, dazzling orange, subtle apricot shades, and even white in color.
And it’s edible too!
Even the seeds and the petals of calendula are known for their use in various processes that can actually help in skin restoration.
And it is really easy to grow them in your garden. You could either plant them directly into the soil or in pots with potting soil, or you can plant the seeds.
These seeds germinate within 5 to 15 days and mature within 45 days with blooming flowers. Just be sure you plant them a few weeks right before winter.
If you like flowers that can bloom into various colors, you are in for a treat with dahlias. And you would love to keep them in your collection, no doubt.
Dahlias can come out wearing a lot of shades of colors, such as sunny yellow, really pale pink, crimson red, regal purple, and so much more.
Depending on where the dahlia plants are being grown, the care needs of these plants defer. But some general care and growth methods remain the same.
What to plant dahlias?
To plant these winter flowers in your garden, all you need to do is dig around 8-12 inches on the ground, adding compost to it.
This is to make the soil porous and nutrient-dense for your dahlias, as they are known to be heavy feeders.
Don’t forget the sun!
Just add some high-quality fertilizer to help your dahlias thrive, and make sure they get plenty of sunlight.
Also known as African daisies, Osteospermum is also one of the best winter flowers in India that you must have in your garden.
Any gardener who owns and grows these winter flowers must be proud and joyous to have them in their collection.
Really big plants!
Yes, the Osteospermum winter flowers are really big, and they grow up to be as tall as 36 inches in height.
You can only wonder how stunning they look if you plant and grow them in masses unless you see them for yourself.
They are magical!
These winter flowers are magical in the sense that you can only see them blooming when the lighting is bright.
Yes, these flowers not only don’t bloom at night, but they also close up when it starts to get dark around.
There are countless beautiful winter flowers in India that you can plant and grow in your garden to make a gloomy winter more colorful. But the three I spoke about today are the best ones, in my opinion.