21 Cute Spring Ephemerals for Early Garden Color

Large Radish


See More Ideas

Visit Gardening.org

Bloodroot is one of the easier ephemerals to find

Celandine poppy

This poppy like moisture and shady spots.

Marsh marigold

See More Ideas

Visit Gardening.org

Marsh marigolds are a good choice for a wet area or water garden.

Trout lily

Trout lilies bloom best when they are a bit nutrient-deprived


The fuzz on Pasqueflower gives it a unique and ethereal quality.

Virginia bluebells

Virginia bluebells are the tallest of the spring ephemerals and make nice garden centerpieces.


See More Ideas

Visit Gardening.org

Trillium is a commitment, but its reward is worth the wait.

Yellow fritillary

Yellow fritillary can be a demanding flower, but is much loved by bees in early spring.


Mayapples have one of the longest bloom times of the spring ephemerals.

Sundial lupine

See More Ideas

Visit Gardening.org

Sundial lupines bloom later than many spring ephemerals, making them a good choice for contnuous garden flowers.