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February Gardening: Our Top Picks for Shrubs, Houseplants, Bulbs, and More

by Gregory
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Our Favorite February Plants


February is a great month for gardening, as there are many plants that are in bloom. Here are some of our favorites, chosen by the Gardeners’ World team and other gardening experts.


  • Loropetalum: This shrub has showy evergreen foliage and eye-catching pink and white blooms in winter.
  • Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’: This plant is perfect for a pot and has beautiful, highly scented pink flowers.
  • Rhododendron dauricum: This deciduous rhododendron has small, aromatic foliage and purple flowers in mid-winter.


  • Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum (Tree Philodendron): This plant adds tropical drama to a room with its large, glossy foliage.


  • Crocus tommasinianus: These crocuses form huge mauve carpets and are great for naturalizing in lawns.

Other Plants

  • Forsythia: This shrub has vibrant yellow flowers that bloom in late winter.
  • Phlomis russeliana (Turkish Sage): This plant has weird seedheads in winter that resemble mushrooms on a kebab stick.
  • Snowdrops: These delicate flowers are a welcome sign of spring and are best viewed from the ground up.
  • Hazel: This plant has wonderful catkins that bloom in February.


These are just a few of our favorite February plants. With so many beautiful options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect ones to add to your garden or home.

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