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Easy to Grow Flowers: 10 Kinds of Flowers Anyone Can Grow

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Dreaming of a garden bursting with color but worried about time constraints or a lack of experience? You’re not alone! This guide is here to banish those concerns. Packed with information on ten easy-care flowers, we’ll show you how to cultivate a thriving garden without the hassle. Whether you have a sunny balcony or a shady corner, a perfect low-maintenance bloomer is waiting to be discovered. So, grab your gardening gloves, get ready to get your hands dirty, and create a garden that flourishes with minimal effort!

Catmint

Catmint

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This fragrant perennial is a dream for sunny spots. Catmint boasts silvery-blue foliage and produces spikes of purple flowers that bloom for months. Not only is it a butterfly and bee magnet, but deer and rabbits tend to avoid it, making it a double win for gardeners! Look for newer compact varieties like ‘Walker’s Low’ or ‘Cat’s Meow’ to prevent them from taking over your garden.

Coleus

Coleus

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Known for its stunning foliage, coleus adds color and vibrancy to any container planting. Available in a kaleidoscope of shades, from chartreuse to lime green and even fiery reds, coleus can thrive in sun or shade, depending on the variety. You may want to pinch off the tiny flowers that appear for the best foliage display.

Coral Bells (Heuchera) 

Coral Bells (Heuchera) 

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Coral bells are a favorite for their colorful foliage, which comes in a wide range of shades, from bright chartreuse to peachy tones and even nearly black! While the dainty white flowers they produce are attractive to hummingbirds, the real showstopper is the foliage itself. Most coral bells prefer afternoon shade in hot climates, although some varieties can tolerate full sun.

Daffodils

Daffodils

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These cheerful spring bulbs are a must-have for any garden. Easy to care for and unbothered by pesky rodents, daffodils come in various sizes, ranging from just a few inches to an impressive two feet tall. Their bright yellow blooms are a sure sign that spring has arrived, and the best part is they’ll return year after year with minimal effort.

Impatiens

Impatiens

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If you crave shade-tolerant blooms, impatiens are your answer. Available in a dazzling array of colors, impatiens will faithfully flower until the first frost. Look for New Guinea impatiens or the Bounce series for varieties with improved resistance to downy mildew, a fungal disease that can sometimes plague impatiens. Some newer hybrids, like SunPatiens, can even tolerate some sun exposure.

Lantana

Lantana

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This sun-loving shrub is a real showstopper, boasting clusters of vibrant blooms in shades of pink, peach, white, and yellow. A favorite of butterflies and bees, lantana is known for its heat and drought tolerance once established. Typically treated as an annual in colder climates, lantana may surprise you and survive the winter in warmer zones.

Marigolds

Marigolds

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A classic choice for beginner gardeners, marigolds are prized for their ease of care. These sun-loving annuals come in a cheerful range of colors, including gold, lemon yellow, and fiery orange, and will continuously bloom from planting until the first frost. They’re relatively pest-resistant, making them a worry-free addition to your garden.

Portulaca (Moss Rose)

Portulaca (Moss Rose)

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This low-growing annual thrives in hot, dry areas and poor or sandy soil. Fuss-free and drought-tolerant, portulaca boasts brilliant blooms, from hot pink to sunshine yellow. Its fleshy leaves store water, making it a perfect choice for harsh conditions. Portulaca works well as a groundcover or in hanging baskets, and many varieties will even self-seed, popping up again in your garden next year.

Sedum

Sedum

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A versatile perennial with hundreds of varieties, sedum is a great addition to any garden. Ranging in height from low-growing groundcovers to tall, upright varieties, sedum offers a variety of bloom times, with some flowering in early summer and others in late summer. Most sedum types are drought-tolerant once established, and many will spread happily if they’re enjoying their spot in your garden. Many varieties also boast colorful foliage, adding interest even when not blooming.

Sweet Alyssum

Sweet Alyssum

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This low-growing annual adds a touch of charm to edging or containers. Blanketed in clusters of fragrant white flowers that resemble a sweet-smelling snowdrift, sweet alyssum is a magnet for pollinators like butterflies and bees. Thriving in cooler weather, it may even surprise you with blooms throughout the summer in areas with milder climates. For best results, plant sweet alyssum in full sun, although it can tolerate some afternoon shade in hotter zones. Sweet alyssum is known for its self-seeding tendencies so that you might be rewarded with new growth year after year!

Conclusion

With this diverse collection of easy-care flowers, transforming your outdoor space into a vibrant haven is within reach. Remember, when planting your chosen blooms, consider spacing them according to their mature size and sunlight needs. Water deeply and infrequently, especially for drought-tolerant varieties. A balanced fertilizer applied according to the instructions will keep your plants thriving. 

Finally, applying a layer of mulch around your flowers retains moisture, suppresses weeds, and regulates soil temperature. With some planning and these simple tips, you can enjoy a season overflowing with blooms and the satisfaction of a flourishing garden!

 

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