Popular Flowers to Grow in Your GardenDiscover our favorite flowers for adding color to your garden
For years people have been tending flower gardens—maybe it’s the allure of the blooms, or perhaps it’s the challenge of growing the perfect rose, or maybe you just want to add a splash of color to the front of your home. Whatever the motivation, flowers are an excellent addition to all types of gardens.
The variety of flowers available can make selecting which ones you will use in your garden a daunting task. The best flower garden designs incorporate perennials, annuals, bulbs and companion plants, all tied together by a strong color scheme or design style. When designing a flower garden, you should start by determining what flowers will grow well on your property. Factors such as light, temperatures, soil quality and more will impact how well the flowers perform.
Learn how to start a flower garden or make your existing flower beds burst with color and excitement.
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A guide to growing gorgeous petunia flowers in your garden or in containers.
Enjoy nonstop flowers in a rainbow of colors.
For a knockout display of color from spring until frost, it’s hard to beat these long-blooming, sun-loving plants.
A guide to choosing the right kind of rose for your landscape.
Learn how to care for calla lilies, get growing advice and discover tips for including them in your garden design.
Learn about peony care and how to grow beautiful peony flowers with advice from the pros.
A winter champion, luscious hybrid hellebores are some of the first to bloom.
Learn how to plant and care for dahlias in your garden.
Planting and caring for this old-fashioned mid-summer bloomer.
Learn how to grow and care for these spectacular flowers in your garden.
Learn about purple coneflower and other vibrant Echinacea plants.
Easy annuals that will bring your summer garden alive with color.
There are many more flowering plants featured throughout the site. Use the search bar above to find your favorites or explore the lists below.
POPULAR FLOWERING PLANT LISTS
Discover some of the best easy-to-grow plants for your first flower garden.
Create different effects in your garden with purple flowering plants.
Turn your garden from blasé to blue-tiful with easy-to-grow perennials, annuals, and shrubs.
Invite delightful hummingbirds to your garden with these flowers.
Bees help your garden thrive, so treat them well by growing some or all of these bee-friendly plants..
Attract butterflies to your yard with these nutrient-rich plants and flowers.
The best flowering bulbs and perennials for early- to late-spring color.
Add these summer flowering plants to your landscape for flowers that bloom all summer long.
From the cheerful willow-leaved sunflower to the striking toad lily, 10 show-stoppers who are definitely worth the wait.
OTHER POPULAR FLOWERING PLANT LISTS:
- Amazing Annuals for Full Sun
- Amazing Annuals for Shade
- 16 Best Flowering Shrubs for Season-Long Color
- Flowering Trees for Residential Gardens
- Flowering Vines
- Stunning Spring Bulbs (Fall-Planted)
- 20 Best Summer Bulbs
Let's Design a Pollinator Garden
Create a small garden where the flowers have been chosen for their ability to invite the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds in for a visit!
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