7 Winter Flowers That Thrive in the Cold

Oct 23, 2023, 04:23 PM IST

7 Winter Flowers That Thrive in the Cold

Riya Teotia


Pansy is a large-flowered hybrid plant. They are one of the best winter flowers to grow at home. Its simple and overlapping petals look fabulous and can be grown as hanging plants.


Alyssum is a low-growing plant that usually blooms white flowers. It is also called sweet alyssum because of its sweet, honey-scented blossoms. When fully flowered, these winter flowers fill the whole area with their aroma.


Petunia is largely grown in Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and other hilly regions. They grow in various colours, from deep blue, deep red, red-orange to lavender. They require less sunlight and little fertiliser.

Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)

Antirrhinum has many colourful varieties which are used for pot and bedding culture. It is commonly known as a dragon flower because its flower face looks like a dragon that closes and opens its mouth when laterally squeezed.


Asters come in various dazzling colours and shapes. It has around 180 species and is best for the winter season. They can tolerate exposure to full sun, requiring the pot and soil to be well-drained.

Calendula (Pot Marigold)

Calendula flower is a single or double-flowering plant. They can be mistaken for marigold, as they are also in yellow to deep orange colour. Calendula plants are frost tolerant and somewhat cold hardy and add long-lasting color and beauty in a flower bed or container.

Allamanda (Buttercup)

Allamanda or Golden Trumpet or Buttercup flourish in summer with their bright yellow colour but can also be grown in winter till December. It requires less care and brightens up your garden with its creeper branches.