20 Beautiful Flowers to Plant This Spring

posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

One of the best things about Spring, besides the fact that the frigid winter temperatures are starting to ease up, is being able to plant some beautiful flowers.  Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, or you’d rather pay someone to do all the work for you, everyone can enjoy a gorgeous flower garden.  Here are some of the best flowers to plant in the Spring:

1.  Aster x frikartii

aster x frikartii

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These pretty flowers can grow in just about any type of soil, and typically grow as a perennial.

2. Fawn Lily

fawn lily

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These gorgeous flowers will grow in full sun or light shade, and there are also several yellow-flowered varieties available as well.

3. Mandevilla Vogue

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This flower comes in either pink or luminous red, and grow best in large containers or hanging baskets placed in sunny areas.

4.  Stars and Stripes Pentas

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Besides the facts that these flowers are beautiful to look at, they will also bring butterflies and hummingbirds into your garden.

5.  Peruvian Lily

Orange Peruvian Lily

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These bright, 2-3 foot plants will bloom beautifully as long as the soil doesn’t get too hot.

6. Plum Mist Cuphea

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This is a delicate, two-toned lavender flower that will spill over the edges of pots and planters.

7.  Azure Skies Heliotrope
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This pretty purple flower can tolerate high temperatures.

8.  Blue Sue Setcreasea

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If you’re looking for a subtly beautiful flower with a lot of ground cover, this is the plant for you!

9. Chinese Hellebore

Chinese hellebore

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Soil needs to be kept dry during the summer for these beautiful blooms.

10.  Leopard’s Bane

Leopard's bane

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These glowing, golden flowers don’t do so well in the hot temperatures down South.

11.  Coneflower

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These pinkish-purple blooms will grow up to 2 feet tall, and also come in different colored hybrids.

12.  Forget-me-not

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Best grown in shady areas, forget-me-nots produce small but beautiful blue flowers.

13.  Gloriosa daisy

Gloriosa daisy

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Gorgeous golden petals extend from the dark-brown center of these stunning flowers.

14.  Moonshine Yarrow

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These are unique due to the generous, tight clusters of blooms they produce.

15. Pineapple Sage

pineapple scented flower

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This plant smells like ripe pineapples!

16.  Coreopsis Mango Punch

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This plant grows low to the ground and produces a mango-red flower.

17.  Catmint

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These plants develop beautiful lavender-blue flowers.  When blossoms fade, you can shear plants back by half, or cut flowers stems to the ground to encourage re-growth.

18.  Sea Holly

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This is a thistle-like bloom, but very unique and great in bouquets.

19.  Sedum Telephium

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These dense flower clusters grow on sturdy stems and are surrounded by bright, green leaves.

20.  Salvia Leucantha

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Tons of velvety violet flowers cover greenish-gray shrubs from late summer and into spring in climates with mild winters.


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