6 Spring Perennials to Plant in 2021!

There are plenty of signs of spring to watch for. The days get a little longer, and a bit warmer. You might spot a robin taking a perch on a nearby tree branch. But one of the most exciting signs of spring are the first spring perennials that make their appearance.

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When you plant spring perennials, you’re giving a gift to your future self. The beauty of these (mostly) bulb-y babies is that they are basically one and done; you only have to plant them once, and then you get to enjoy them for years to come.

Our Favorite Spring Perennials:

1. Crocus

These gorgeous flowers are star-shaped and come in a variety of colors, including a deep, rich purples and bright, sunny yellows. They are hearty, growing well with little maintenance required. In the language of flowers, the crocus is a symbol of youth and cheerfulness.

2. Tulips

Tulips are a favorite flower for many gardeners, and there’s a good reason for that – they are so versatile. Whatever your favourite color is, chances are, you can find a tulip in that shade. Their petals form a cup, which might just make you think of sharing a warm drink and friendly chat with someone special.

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3. Snowdrops

When it comes to flowers’ personalities, snowdrops seem a little shy; they grow together in clusters and keep their heads bowed low. But these beauties are among the first flowers of spring, and you can often see them growing even when surrounded by snow, giving them a good reason for their name. They are flowers of hope.

4. Hyacinth

The most prominent colors for hyacinths are white, purple and pink, though you can also find other colors, like blue and red. With their bright colors, lots of tiny blooms and delightful fragrance, hyacinths help you experience the arrival of spring with several of your senses.

5. Daffodils

Daffodils are usually yellow, or if they’re white, they have a yellow centre. This makes them feel like sunshine in flower form; they bring a cheery brightness to the world around them. They symbolize the ideas of rebirth and new beginnings, which is very refreshing after a long, dim winter. 

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6. Trilliums (also known as Wake Robins)

These lovelies are actually the official flower of the Canadian province of Ontario. They have a distinct look of three petals on the flower, surrounded by three leaves. Trilliums are most often white, though you can find them in other colors, like red, pink and purple.

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Whichever flowers you decide to plant in your garden for your spring enjoyment, we recommend you use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil. Our soil is packed with essential nutrients and organic matter, which helps your flowers grow healthy and strong. We also make sure that our soil is a perfectly-balanced blend of black loam, peat loam, compost and manure, so it retains moisture while also draining well.

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast

18 responses

  1. Li Feng says:

    Love your article! Carmeron.
    I would like to know where to buy snowdrop and crocus bulbs near Missssauga, Ontario.
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words Li! πŸ™‚ Happy to hear you enjoyed the article.

    All the perennials we discussed in this article are readily available at most home and garden centres! Local to Mississauga, ON, check out Sheridan Nurseries! They should have both snowdrop and crocus bulbs in stock!

  3. Sylvia Saunders says:

    I have purchased fertilizer grass seeds and soil from Vissers in Oshawa and can at attest to the fact that they are always friendly and professional would highly recommend them for all your gardening needs and the prices are fair they will go that extra mile for you thank you Sylvia

  4. Lawrence Mutual says:

    HI When will your yellow bags of black mulch be on sale or ready for delivery?

  5. Liz Cole says:

    When will you be taking used bags back?

  6. Margaret Breuer says:

    The best place to buy bulbs is to order them from Brecks.

  7. Fred H says:

    Don’t forget the Winter Aconite plant, first to peak their flowers out of the snow next to the snowdrops. They are my first sign that winter is coming to an end and that Spring has sprung.

  8. Thanks so much for your kind words Sylvia!

    Happy gardening πŸ™‚

  9. Hey Lawrence,

    Many locations are already delivering! Reach out to your local supplier for info!

    Happy gardening πŸ™‚

  10. Hey Liz,

    Reach out to your local BigYellowBag supplier for empty bag return info!

    Happy gardening πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for the suggestions Margaret.

    All the best and happy gardening!

  12. Great suggestion Fred! There are plenty of perennial varieties that are great for early spring πŸ™‚

    All the best and happy gardening!

  13. Gabi says:

    Don’t you have to plant bulbs in the Fall?

  14. Not necessarily Gabi! It’s vastly different depending on where you live however, so be sure to consult some local sources before you go planting early spring bulbs for perennials! πŸ™‚

  15. Sharon says:

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  16. raymond tsang says:

    the delivered bag of soil I ordered, find out so much small stones mixed with the soil, can you replaced one for me, although I have used about half of the bag.

  17. Hey Sharon,

    Thanks for your comment! Kelly Lowe Stdenis won a BigYellowBag through our WinCode program this year, and she can redeem the free bag by calling her local BigYellowBag supplier, Blue Grass Sod farms at (403) 347-7211

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