Dusky magenta-pink hellebores

Flowers to pick in March

Find out which flowers you can pick in the garden in March and get tips on how to display them.

With a little careful planning, you can produce a huge and varied range of blooms to enjoy all year round – and there are lots of delightful flowers that you can pick for beautiful indoor displays, in March.

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These include bulbs such as daffodils but also shrubs such as camellias and border favourites such as bergenia.

Here’s a selection of flowers that you can pick in March.


Bergenia

Large glossy leaves and pink flower spikes of bergenia
Large glossy leaves and pink flower spikes of bergenia

Bergenias are great plants for the front of a shady border; their evergreen leaves give interest all year round, some tinged red in winter. Their magenta flowers appear in early spring; pick a few stems for a vase.

Camellia

Pink camellia in bloom
Pink camellia in bloom

Fellow shade-lovers, camellias have stunning blooms in spring, which range in colour from white to dark red. As they have short, woody stems, display the blooms singly in tiny vases, or in a shallow vase that has a grid to support the flower heads.

Daphne

Starry, pink daphne flowers
Starry, pink daphne flowers

The star-shaped flowers of daphne not only look good – they smell good, too. Even a few sprigs will pack quite a punch in the house.

Hellebore

Dusky magenta-pink hellebores
Dusky magenta-pink hellebores

Hellebores are must in the late winter/spring garden, but sometimes the nodding flowers make their beauty hard to appreciate. Bringing them into the house makes it easier to appreciate their delicate markings – try floating them in a bowl of water to make the most of them. Find out about the four types of hellebore.

Narcissus

Brilliant yellow daffodils
Brilliant yellow daffodils

Bulbs make excellent and long-lasting flowers, and narcissi are cheap and easy to grow. Raid your borders for flowers for cutting, or plant a couple of square feets’ worth in a dedicated cutting area in autumn.

Primrose

Pale-lemon primroses
Pale-lemon primroses

Our native primrose, Primula vulgaris, is a welcome sign of spring in hedgerows and in our gardens. Pick a few blooms and display in a tiny vase, to enjoy the delicate, scented flowers up close.

Lonicera x purpusii

White winter honeysuckle blooms
White winter honeysuckle blooms
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Just a couple of sprigs from this beautiful spring shrub will fill a room with its fresh lemony scent. Display in a small vase.