Which Flowers Are Best for Your Yard?

Springtime is upon us! While at the hardware store or even your grocery store, flowers for sale will start popping up before you even get in the door. You’ll be tempted to purchase one or two, but hold off! Planning is a good idea so that they don’t sit and wither because you bought shade plants for your sunny yard. Think about what flowers will work best for your yard and then go scope them out. We have a hit list of what flowers to choose based on a few factors. We hope it helps!

Sun-Friendly Flowers

  • Purple Coneflowers or “Enchinacea” – You might have heard of these popular blooms for their herbal remedies. They are used in teas and other holistic treatments. Coneflowers are mostly purple, but can come in pink, white, red, gold, and orange.
    • Perennial
    • Grows up to 4 feet
    • Deer & Rabbit Resistant
    • Drought Resistant
    • Attracts Butterflies, Bees, and Goldfinches
    • Blooming Season: Between June/October
  • Allium or “Millennium” – These purple sphere-shaped flowers are cousins to the onion and garlic plants. There are hundreds of species! They are rose-purple colored.
    • Perennial
    • Grows up to 2 feet
    • Deer and Rabbit Resistant
    • Attracts Butterflies, Bees, and Other Pollinators.
    • Blooming Season: Between June and August
bee balm
  • Bee Balm or “Oswego” – These flowers look like fireworks! They come in a host of colors and their blooms stay open for a long time during the blooming season! Bee Balm gives off a citrus bergamot smell.
    • Perennial and Annual, Depending on Species
    • Grows up to 3-4 feet
    • Attracts Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds
    • Thrives in Moist, but Well-Drained Soil
    • Blooming Season: Spring
  • Daylily – If you want eye catchers, these are it! They come in a variety of colors and types, including the ever popular “Tigerlily”. They can be large or small and fragrant. They are known to flower for a day and then either wither or are replaced the next day by another flower. They make for beautiful bouquet!
    • Perennials
    • Grows up to 9 inches
    • Drought Resistant
    • Low Maintenance
    • Blooming Season: Varies depending on type. From Spring – Fall.

Other popular Sunny Spot Flowers to Look Into:

  • Hibiscus
  • Echibeckia or “Black-Eyed Susan”
  • Coreopsis
  • Russian Sage
  • Anise-Hyssop
  • Blazing Star

Shade-Friendly Flowers

  • Astilbe – These flowers are tall and fluffy! They make for great companion plants. There are hundreds of hybrids and various ranges of colors.
    • Perennials
    • Grows from a Few Inches to a Few Feet, Depending on Type
    • Needs Rich Soil and Consistent Moisture
    • Low Maintenance
    • Blooming Season: Dependent on Type
bleeding hearts
  • Bleeding Hearts – These attention-getting heart-shaped flowers are simple to take care of and a beautiful addition to liven up any shady spot.
    • Perennials
    • Grows up to 47 inches high.
    • Needs Rich Soil and Consistent Moisture
    • Loves Cool and Shady Areas, but will Tolerate Some Sun When Air is Cool
    • Blooming Season: Early Spring
lily of the valley
  • Lily of the Valley – These plants are some of the most sweet, fragrant blooms available in the current flowering market. They appear as little white bells.
  • Perennials
  • Grows up to 8in.
  • Moisture Loving
  • Low Maintenance
  • Blooming Season: Spring and Early Summer

Other popular Shady Spot Flowers to Look Into:

  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Hydrangea
  • Lamb’s Ears
  • Primroses
  • Violets

Bottom Line

No matter what you decide to go with, make a plan first! Beyond this list, research the particular plants you are interested in. Here is a guide for more info on flowers! Check what is available at your local flower shop. The more you prepare, the better your garden will come out!

Want to pick the plants and let someone else put them in? RedHawk Property Solutions is here to help your dream garden come to life! Planning not your thing? No worries! We have a highly dedicated landscaping team that will work with you to plan something you’ll love. We have extensive knowledge of plant care and survival, so we can even help you pick them out! Contact RedHawk today!

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