If you are new to flower gardening or prefer a low maintenance garden, easy grow flowers are one way to go.
They tend to grow very quickly and don’t require a whole lot of maintenance. Some seasonal examples are sunflowers and Marigolds. One that can grow as a perennial in certain zones is pansies. Another example of a three to nine zone (meaning that they can tolerate a temperature range between -50 Degrees Fahrenheit to approximately 50 Degrees Fahrenheit) is the Dianthus.
Here are eight flowers you could try growing in your garden.
The famous Kansas flower is a summer bloomer. It can grow on every soil except water logged.
As they naturally tolerate heat and drought, they won’t need a whole lot of water to thrive. However, they do need full sunlight.
Sunflowers can grow up to 16 feet and attract birds, bees, and butterflies. The only maintenance that some may need is breakage prevention. Most are yellow, but some are brown or mixed.
Zinnias are shaped like half spiky balls and can be white, orange, red, yellow, and pink. However, they also come in a variety of other shapes, such as poms and daisies. Their usual height is between 20 and 24 inches.
It needs full sunlight and thrives best in well-drained soil with moderate watering requirements. They attract butterflies.
Marigolds are mostly in the yellow range with red in the mix. Growing from spring to fall and between six and 36 inches, they thrive best in well-drained, sandy, or dry soil.
If you’re growing them near a well, please allow the area to dry thoroughly before planting them. They grow very quickly in full sunlight. One bonus is that Marigolds are also mosquito repellent.
Cosmos are flat orange, pink and white petal flowers. They grow between 18 and 60 inches in full sunlight. Like Marigolds, they grow best in well-drained, sandy or dry grounds.
They do require a lot of watering and a drying period in between. Like Marigolds, they’re also natural mosquito repellents.
5. Morning Glories
Most Morning Glories are in the cool color, with many of them in blue, white, purple, or pink. You’ll also find a variety that’s red in color.
They grow between 6 and 15 feet. Their bloom time is late summer and early fall. You’ll have to plant them in full sunlight to thrive.
Morning Glories do best in moderately fertile and well-drained soil. They dry the soil very fast so they need to be watered weekly.
You can use them to cover walls and trellises. Be aware that the seeds are toxic to the human digestive system, so please keep them from very young children .
You can grow these small layered flowers as annuals or biennials in zones 6 to 10. They grow best in temperatures between 45 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
In warmer climates, Pansies bloom during every season except summer. They grow six to nine inches, and many nurseries sell them in six-packs. Additionally, Pansies grow best in well-drained, but rich soil and need to be watered regularly. They prefer sunlight or partial shade and attract butterflies.
These colorful brush-like flowers are mostly in the white, red and violet ranges. They grow between six and 15 inches in full sun with well-drained soil. They need to be watered regularly and at their base to thrive. They bloom from spring to fall if summer is mild. They fit very well in cottage-style gardens and attract butterflies.
Lupines thrive as annuals in zones four to eight. If you live in a cool climate, they’re best planted in full sun. They’re best planted in filtered light in a warmer one. Their colors are mostly a cool range with some yellow in the mix, and they can grow up to four feet. They have a couple of excellent benefits.
They can act as an excellent border. If you plant the ones with long taproots, they can help loosen the soil.
The seeds of Lupines are self-sowing, thriving best in well-drained soil without fertilizer. In addition, they need regular deep watering with a serious drying period in between.
We hope that we have given you a few ideas if you’re not sure where to start. Just a reminder that when growing your flower garden, you always need to consider the condition of the soil conditions and your climate.