Some plants that flower during the winter include snapdragons, pansies and the flowering quince. Snapdragons flower best in cool temperatures, though they can flower throughout the year as well. The plant flowers from the bottom of the stalk to the top, giving it a long blooming period.
Snapdragons prefer neutral-pH soil and full to partial sun. Snapdragon seeds require direct sunlight to germinate and should not be buried below the soil when first planted. Rather, the sides should simply be tossed out on top of the soil or gently pressed into it.
Pansies also require direct sun and can bloom throughout the year. It is best to sow the seeds during the summer months in order to have the plant flower during the winter. If the seeds are planted during the late winter or early spring months, the plant flowers during the summer. Pansies need to be watered regularly and must have 7 to 12 inches of space between each one.
The flowering quince stays dormant throughout the year and only flowers for a few weeks in late winter. These hardy, drought-resistant plants need very little maintenance or pampering to flourish. They prefer well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight.