What Flowers Bloom in April?

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A number of flowers, including bulbs, annuals, perennials and shrubs, start blooming in April when the weather is warmer and rains are frequent. Many types of wildflowers also start blooming by late April. The complete list of flowers that bloom in April depends on the area, but mid-spring to early summer is a time when many flowers bloom in all kinds of climates.

Daffodils, tulips, pansies, anemones, birds of paradise, marigolds and lilies are all popular flowers that start blooming in early spring. Other common flowers that bloom in April are rhododendrons, azaleas, trillium, viburnums, cherry trees, magnolias, red buds, crab apples, lilacs, cyclamens, African daisies, epiphyllums, corn flowers, delphiniums, gerberas, fresias, irises, kangaroo paws, peonies, orchids, snap dragons, sunflowers and many more.

The specific timing of each bloom depends on the local weather pattern in each area. Local florists, gardens or nurseries are good sources of information on the blooming patterns of certain flowers in any particular climate. A number of online guides to flowers and plant life in different cities and parks are available to those interested in observing the local trends.

Generally, these early-blooming flowers are a welcome sight as they mark the beginning of spring and the arrival of warm weather.