Return to the Tennessee Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Hardy winter plants???

Posted by PunkyAllNight 6 (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 22:44

What could I plant that would bloom during the winter?? I know Violets and Crepe Myrtle will but I was looking for something along the lines of Holly? I've searched and found different type but none seem to mention if hardy in Z6....

Many lists other than Holly are appreciated!
Thanks so much! :)

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Hardy winter plants???

CrApe myrtles don't bloom in winter months. They are deciduous and go completely dormant during winter months. There are evergreen species for tropical climates, but they won't survive here.

Some plants to consider:
Crocus chrysanthus (snow crocus) - very early spring
Cyclamen spp. (cyclamen) - winter and spring
Galanthus elwesii and Galanthus nivalis (snowdrops) - early spring
Muscari armeniacum, Muscari botryoides (grape hyacinth) - early spring
Narcissus spp. (daffodil) - early spring
Hellebores spp. (hellebores / lenten rose) - winter and spring
Erica (heath and heather) - fall, winter, or spring
Hamamelis spp. (witch hazel) - fall or winter

RE: Hardy winter plants???

Don't forget about camellias! Some recommended varieties for TN:

Camellia japonica 'Greensboro Red'
Camellia japonica 'Pink Perfection'
Camellia japonica 'April Remembered'
Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka'
Camellia sasanqua 'Northern Exposure'
Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom'
Camellia sasanqua 'Pink-A-Boo'
Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira'
Camellia sasanqua 'Spring's Promise'
Camellia x 'Winter's Star'
Camellia x 'Buttermint'
Camellia x 'Winter's Snowman'

Also, there are several types of daphne, including winter daphne and February daphne, and winter jasmine.

RE: Hardy winter plants???

Punky, where are you in TN? The only areas that are still zone 6 are the upper plateau and the mountains. This is important, as the difference between winter blooming plants available to you increases considerably with zone 7.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tennessee Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here