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Best Flowers for Each Season


Best Flowers for Each Season

Summer

Dahlias

Dahlias enjoy full sun, making them excellent flowers for Summer. They come in various colors and sizes and do best in USDA hardiness zones 7-11. When cut, the blooms will last for around one week.

Gloriosa Daisies

A type of Black-eyed Susan growing 2 to 3 feet tall, Gloriosa Daisies bloom in shades of orange and yellow and are one of the longest lasting cut flowers.

Coneflowers

These perennials are extremely easy to grow. They come in a wide variety of colors and enjoy full sun.

Asters

Growing mainly in North America, Asters can be found in shades of blue, purple, pink, white and red, usually with yellow centers. They are fragrant, attracting birds and butterflies, and do best when planted in an area with lots of sun.

Peonies

Native to Asia, these flowers bloom in late spring and early in the summer. These perennials come in shades of pink, white, red and yellow.

Fall

Goldenrod

This hardy plant likes full sun and soil with decent drainage. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4-9 and will grow to be about 3 to 4 feet tall.

Helenium

This member of the daisy family grows up to 5 feet tall and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4-8. It blooms in shades of oranges and yellows and can be deadheaded to increase longevity.

Japanese Anemone

These flowers come in hues of pink, white and magenta and wise rise to about 5 feet if not pruned. Give them a good deal of space to spread out as they tend to crowd other plants.

Monkshood

Blooming in shades of purple, blue, and sometimes yellow, Monkshood grows in areas of full to partial sun in well-drained but moist soil. Make sure not to ingest any part of the plant as it is toxic!

Witch Hazel

This flowering shrub has small yellow blooms and enjoys full to part sun. Definitely on the taller side as flowers go, Witch Hazel can rise to over 10 feet tall.

Winter

Camelia

Blooming in shades of pink and red, these showy shrubs grow best in USDA hardiness zones 7-9. Many species thrive even in colder zones. They prefer acidic soil and do best when provided with mulch in winter.

Hellebores

You may find these perennials blooming as early as January. The name “Hellebore” covers a wide varies of species, but the stemless hybrids are the most well-known garden plants. They like shaded areas and plenty of mulch in the winter.

Pansy

Pansies are very hardy plants that do surprisingly well in cold environments. These edible plants are known for their beautiful two or three-toned petals and thrive in USDA zones 7 and higher.

Winter-blooming Viburnum

This shrub is known for its intense fragrance and pale pink to reddish blooms. It can grow to be between 8 and 10 feet high. It enjoys partial to full sun and should be watered roughly once a week.

Spring

Crocus

The crocus is often one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. It is generally found in shades of lilac, yellow and white and can be identified by its cup-shaped head. Plant spring-blooming crocuses in October in loose soil.

Daffodil

Reaching up to two feet tall, this member of the genus Narcissus also blooms in early spring. Flowers come in shades of light to dark yellow and white, with the central petals forming a trumpet-shaped tube that is often slightly darker than the other petals.

Geraniums

Showy and easy to grow Geraniums come in shades of reds, oranges, pinks and whites. They can be planted from cuttings in mid to late spring.

Tulips

These perennials thrive in sandy, well-draining soil and full sun. They bloom in a wide variety of colors and make great additions to floral arrangements. The cut flowers will last for up to a week.

Marigolds

Originating in Central America, these hardy flowers are most commonly found in shades of orange and yellow. They are sun-loving annuals and will bloom all spring and summer long.

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