24 Easy Flowers for you to grow

You will soon have the joy of blooming flowers when you plant easy flowers.

You can have easy blooming flowers any where you live from the desert to the seashore.

Enjoy their beauty and fragrance in your garden. Growing flowers is easy.






Annuals are the ultimate easy FLOWER

Annuals grow and bloom in one season. They need to be planted each year.

Most annual flowers bloom all summer long in a blaze of color until the frost kills them off.

If you don't like growing flowers from seed, plants are readily available from local garden supply stores.

Many times they already have blooming flowers.

Cosmos

Cosmos even though they are delicate looking, they are a resilient, easy blooming flower.

Their flowers are white, pinks to crimson and may be single or double. They have fine, bright green leaves.

They are drought tolerant once established.  And they are very easy flowers to grow.

picture of Cosmos flowersCosmos

Marigolds

Marigold flowers are double and come in golden yellows to oranges and bi-colors. Marigolds are very easy to grow from seed.

I particularly like the French Marigolds. They are normally single flowers in bi-colors, yellow or orange with mahogany.

Plant Marigolds next to your tomatoes because they repel nematodes.

Painted Lady on MarigoldMarigold

Zinnias

Zinnias come in a variety of colors; pinks, yellows, salmon and white, both single (one row of petals) and double flowers (two rows of petals).

Zinnias are a snap to grow. They also make good cut flowers.

Zinnias are Hummingbird Flowers, as well as butterfly flowers.

Zinnias are easy to grow from seedZinnias
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Annual Flowers

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Bulbs, Tubers and Rhizomes




Annuals are the ultimate easy FLOWER

Annuals grow and bloom in one season. They need to be planted each year.

Most annual flowers bloom all summer long in a blaze of color until the frost kills them off. They are very easy flowers to grow.

If you don't like growing flowers from seed, plants are readily available from local garden supply stores.

Many times they already have blooming flowers.

Cosmos

picture of Cosmos flowersCosmos

Cosmos even though they are delicate looking, they are a resilient, easy blooming flower.

Their flowers are white, pinks to crimson and may be single or double. They have fine, bright green leaves.

They are drought tolerant once established.


Marigolds

Painted Lady on MarigoldMarigold

Marigold flowers are double and come in golden yellows to oranges and bi-colors. Marigolds are very easy to grow from seed.

I particularly like the French Marigolds. They are normally single flowers in bi-colors, yellow or orange with mahogany.

Plant Marigolds next to your tomatoes because they repel nematodes.


Zinnias

Zinnias are easy to grow from seedZinnias

Zinnias come in a variety of colors; pinks, yellows, salmon and white, both single (one row of petals) and double flowers (two rows of petals).

Zinnias are a snap to grow. They also make good cut flowers.

Zinnias are Hummingbird Flowers, as well as butterfly flowers.


PERENNIALS are more EASY FLOWERS

Perennials are an easy flower because they live longer than one year. You plant them once and then you have flowers year after year.

Some perennial flowers are treated as annuals. They are available in the garden stores already flowering, so you can select the colors and have instant blooming flowers. 

Get my tips on Selecting and Planting Your Flowers.

asters

Aster flowers come in shades of lavender, purple, blue, pink, cream or white.

Depending on the species they may vary in size from 1 to 5 feet.

They generally are fall blooming, but there are spring and summer blooming ones also.

They prefer full sun. They are not particular about soil and water, but they flower more with regular water and enriched soil.

Asters are a staple of the perennial gardenAsters
Asters are a staple of the perennial gardenAsters

Aster flowers come in shades of lavender, purple, blue, pink, cream or white.

Depending on the species they may vary in size from 1 to 5 feet.

They generally are fall blooming, but there are spring and summer blooming ones also.

They prefer full sun. They are not particular about soil and water, but they flower more with regular water and enriched soil.

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums (Mums) are a great perennial. They are fall blooming and range from white, pinks, yellows, reds and rusts.

Pinch the mums back when they are growing to make them branch and have more flowers.

They are an easy flower and are drought tolerant.

They do require good drainage.

Chrysanthemums flowersChrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums flowersChrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums (Mums) are a great perennial. They are fall blooming and range from white, pinks, yellows, reds and rusts.

Pinch the mums back when they are growing to make them branch and have more flowers.

They are an easy flower and are drought tolerant.

They do require good drainage.

Chrysanthemums continued, Shasta Daisies actually are a species of mums.

The Shasta Daisy is a sturdy, spring blooming white daisy with lovely dark green leaves.

They prefer sun and good drainage.

Daisy flowers have been one of my favorite flowers ever since childhood.

I think it is their simple beauty that I like.


Butterfly Paintings by Carol MayButterfly Paintings
Butterfly Paintings by Carol MayButterfly Paintings

Chrysanthemums continued, Shasta Daisies actually are a species of mums.

The Shasta Daisy is a sturdy, spring blooming white daisy with lovely dark green leaves.

They prefer sun and good drainage.

Daisy flowers have been one of my favorite flowers ever since childhood.

I think it is their simple beauty that I like.


Coneflowers

Coneflowers are another daisy flower. Butterflies love daisy flowers.

I see wild pink ones growing on the roadsides in Missouri blooming in June.

The cultivated Cheyenne and Pow Wow varieties come in pink, red, yellow, coral or white. They give you blooming flowers from mid summer until frost.

They are a tough easy flower to grow. Divide them in the spring or fall.

Many easy flowers are great Butterfly Flowers.


Cone FlowerConeflower, Echinacea
Cone FlowerConeflower, Echinacea

Coneflowers are another daisy flower. Butterflies love daisy flowers.

I see wild pink ones growing on the roadsides in Missouri blooming in June.

The cultivated Cheyenne and Pow Wow varieties come in pink, red, yellow, coral or white. They give you blooming flowers from mid summer until frost.

They are a tough easy flower to grow. Divide them in the spring or fall.

Many easy flowers are great Butterfly Flowers.


Coreopsis

Coreopsis have a small golden yellow flower, either single or double. I like the singles. There are now some bi-colors.

They are drought tolerant and an very easy flower.

There was a coreopsis plant by the tool room door where I used to teach horticulture.

It was always so cheery with it's bright golden yellow flowers in beautiful contrast to it's pretty green leaves. It made me smile every morning, all summer long.

an easy flower, Coreopsis Coreopsis
an easy flower, Coreopsis Coreopsis

Coreopsis have a small golden yellow flower, either single or double. I like the singles. There are now some bi-colors.

They are drought tolerant and an very easy flower.

There was a coreopsis plant by the tool room door where I used to teach horticulture.

It was always so cheery with it's bright golden yellow flowers in beautiful contrast to it's pretty green leaves. It made me smile every morning, all summer long.

Dianthus

Dianthus are a nice little perennial with flower colors from white to hot pinks with single flowers.

A species of dianthus, the Sweet Williams used to grow along our sidewalks at my childhood home.

They have clumps of bi-color flowers on sturdy stems. They have such wonderful fragrance and they make a good cut flower.


Blooming Dianthus Flower pictureDianthus
Blooming Dianthus Flower pictureDianthus

Dianthus are a nice little perennial with flower colors from white to hot pinks with single flowers.

A species of dianthus, the Sweet Williams used to grow along our sidewalks at my childhood home.

They have clumps of bi-color flowers on sturdy stems. They have such wonderful fragrance and they make a good cut flower.


Gaillardias

Gaillardias are another type of daisy like flower.They are low growing with single bi-color flowers in yellow to mahogany.

I would see them growing wild next to the road on Sanibel Island in Florida and people called them Sanibel daisies.

They are summer blooming.  Native flowers are very easy flowers to grow!


Blooming Gailliardia flowersGaillardias
Blooming Gailliardia flowersGaillardias

Gaillardias are another type of daisy like flower.They are low growing with single bi-color flowers in yellow to mahogany.

I would see them growing wild next to the road on Sanibel Island in Florida and people called them Sanibel daisies.

They are summer blooming.  Native flowers are very easy flowers to grow!


Pansies

Pansies are a perennial treated as an annual.

They will overwinter in warmer climates. They actually prefer the winter in warmer areas.

Originally pansies were all bi-color with a dark face in the center.

Nowadays you can find them in solid colors. Most commonly they are yellow, purples, lavender and white.

Pansies, one of my mother's favorite flowersPansies
Pansies, one of my mother's favorite flowersPansies

Pansies are a perennial treated as an annual.

They will overwinter in warmer climates. They actually prefer the winter in warmer areas.

Originally pansies were all bi-color with a dark face in the center.

Nowadays you can find them in solid colors. Most commonly they are yellow, purples, lavender and white.

Petunias

Petunias are great for hanging baskets or planted in the landscape. They come from white to all shades of pinks, yellow and light to dark purples.

They bloom all summer long and they will over winter in desert areas, but normally they are used as an annual.

They are a fragrant, easy blooming flower.


Petunias are easy to grow in basketsPetunias
Petunias are easy to grow in basketsPetunias

Petunias are great for hanging baskets or planted in the landscape. They come from white to all shades of pinks, yellow and light to dark purples.

They bloom all summer long and they will over winter in desert areas, but normally they are used as an annual.

They are a fragrant, easy blooming flower.


Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia is another bi-color daisy. They are taller than the Gaillardias.

They come in bi-colors and solid yellows, oranges and reds but always with a dark center.

They bloom late summer to fall.



Rudbeckia flowers bloom in the fallRudbeckia
Rudbeckia flowers bloom in the fallRudbeckia

Rudbeckia is another bi-color daisy. They are taller than the Gaillardias.

They come in bi-colors and solid yellows, oranges and reds but always with a dark center.

They bloom late summer to fall.

sedum

Sedums are sometimes called Stonecrop. They are a cold-hardy succulent that is popular in rock gardens. They also grow well in containers.

They vary in size from small leaf ground covers to a couple of feet tall.

Their flowers depending on the exact species may be white, cream, pink or yellow.

They are not fussy about soil or water. They are drought tolerant once established.

Sedum is a cold-hardy succulentSedum
Sedum is a cold-hardy succulentSedum

Sedums are sometimes called Stonecrop. They are a cold-hardy succulent that is popular in rock gardens. They also grow well in containers.

They vary in size from small leaf ground covers to a couple of feet tall.

Their flowers depending on the exact species may be white, cream, pink or yellow.

They are not fussy about soil or water. They are drought tolerant once established.

Snapdragons

Snapdragons are a perennial that is treated like an annual.

If you live in warmer climates they are used in the cool of the winter.

They come in a variety of beautiful colors, white, yellows, pinks, crimson and other colors.

Snapdragons used to be taller plants that would blow over in the wind. But now the newer varieties are much studier.

I remember my brother and I opening and closing their snap-mouths in my grandmother's flower garden.

I think I inherited my grandmother's love of flowers.

Snapdragon are an easy perennial flowerSnapdragons
Snapdragon are an easy perennial flowerSnapdragons

Snapdragons are a perennial that is treated like an annual.

If you live in warmer climates they are used in the cool of the winter.

They come in a variety of beautiful colors, white, yellows, pinks, crimson and other colors.

Snapdragons used to be taller plants that would blow over in the wind. But now the newer varieties are much studier.

I remember my brother and I opening and closing their snap-mouths in my grandmother's flower garden.

I think I inherited my grandmother's love of flowers.

veronica

Veronica is also called Speedwell grows in all areas.

They are a summer blooming flower that grows from 6 to 30 inches depending on the variety.

They like the sun, but they require regular watering.

They come in pinks, white, or blue to purple.

Veronica is also called SpeedwellVeronica
Veronica is also called SpeedwellVeronica

Veronica is also called Speedwell grows in all areas.

They are a summer blooming flower that grows from 6 to 30 inches depending on the variety.

They like the sun, but they require regular watering.

They come in pinks, white, or blue to purple.

yarrow

Yarrow is an easy flower that blooms throughout the summer and fall. The most common species are from 1 to 3 feet.

Their flowers may be white, yellow or red. Their leaves are finely divided and often grey-green in color.

They grow best in full sun, most any soils including clay.

They are drought tolerant once established.

Yarrow is a hardy plant that grows in most zones.© Nurjan | Dreamstime.com - Yarrow
Yarrow is a hardy plant that grows in most zones.© Nurjan | Dreamstime.com - Yarrow

Yarrow is an easy flower that blooms throughout the summer and fall. The most common species are from 1 to 3 feet.

Their flowers may be white, yellow or red. Their leaves are finely divided and often grey-green in color.

They grow best in full sun, most any soils including clay.

They are drought tolerant once established.


BULBS, TUBERS AND RHIZOMES
produce blooming flowers year after year

These are plants that have an enlarged stem or roots. They are long-lived, easy flowers that bloom every year.

They are best planted in the fall, so they have time to get established before they bloom the following spring.

Bulbs enjoy bone meal for fertilizer.

Amaryllis

Amaryllis are easy flowers to grow in Florida.

Or grow them like my sister in Missouri does, she grows them in a pot and takes the pot to the cellar before hard freezes.

You can buy the bulbs from garden stores that are already potted, you just grow and bloom them. What could be more easy?

The flowers are various reds, pinks, white and bi-colors.


Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow in FloridaAmaryllis
Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow in FloridaAmaryllis

Amaryllis are easy flowers to grow in Florida.

Or grow them like my sister in Missouri does, she grows them in a pot and takes the pot to the cellar before hard freezes.

You can buy the bulbs from garden stores that are already potted, you just grow and bloom them. What could be more easy?

The flowers are various reds, pinks, white and bi-colors.

Daffodils

Daffodils are famous for their bright yellow cup and saucer flowers.

They also come in white and various combinations of white, yellow and salmon flowers.

Put some bone meal into their planting hole for good flowers.

When the clumps get too crowded, dig them up and divide them in the fall.

They live for years and years! They are the ultimate easy flower.

Daffodils, a favorite spring flowerDaffodils
Daffodils, a favorite spring flowerDaffodils

Daffodils are famous for their bright yellow cup and saucer flowers.

They also come in white and various combinations of white, yellow and salmon flowers.

Put some bone meal into their planting hole for good flowers.

When the clumps get too crowded, dig them up and divide them in the fall.

They live for years and years! They are the ultimate easy flower.

Daylilies

Daylilies have tuberous roots. They are mostly various shades of yellow, gold, some reds and peach.

They bloom at various times during the summer, so it is best to have different varieties to stagger their bloom throughout the summer.

When the flowers start to decline, dig them up in the fall, divide the clumps and replant. Then they will be good for many more years.

I saw a hummer feeding from my red daylilies. I did a Hummingbird Painting.


Daylilies are easy flowers to growDaylilies
Daylilies are easy flowers to growDaylilies

Daylilies have tuberous roots. They are mostly various shades of yellow, gold, some reds and peach.

They bloom at various times during the summer, so it is best to have different varieties to stagger their bloom throughout the summer.

When the flowers start to decline, dig them up in the fall, divide the clumps and replant. Then they will be good for many more years.

I saw a hummer feeding from my red daylilies. I did a Hummingbird Painting.

peonies

Peonies are grown from tuberous roots. They grow from 2 to 4 feet.

They bloom in the spring in colors ranging from white, cream, pinks to reds.

They like full sun in the northern climates. Cut back in the fall after they freeze back.

Many peonies have a lovely fragrance. They are great cut flowers.


Many peony flowers are fragrantPeony
Many peony flowers are fragrantPeony

Peonies are grown from tuberous roots. They grow from 2 to 4 feet.

They bloom in the spring in colors ranging from white, cream, pinks to reds.

They like full sun in the northern climates. Cut back in the fall after they freeze back.

Many peonies have a lovely fragrance. They are great cut flowers.


Tulips

Holland's Tulips are the famous Dutch flowers. They have bred them up into many beautiful colors and forms.

Tulips are an easy flower, only if you live in cooler climates.

If you live in warmer climates you will have to dig them up, chill them and replant them after they have been chilled.

In warmer climates you would have to plant or replant them every year. Whew!

pink Tulips pictureTulips
pink Tulips pictureTulips

Holland's Tulips are the famous Dutch flowers. They have bred them up into many beautiful colors and forms.

Tulips are an easy flower, only if you live in cooler climates.

If you live in warmer climates you will have to dig them up, chill them and replant them after they have been chilled.

In warmer climates you would have to plant or replant them every year. Whew!

Iris

Grandmother's Iris is a standard spring or early summer flower in most of of the US. They don't grow well in Florida, but I had numerous beautiful ones in California.

If you live where they grow, they are so easy and a very dependable blooming flower.

They like sun and good drainage, but they are not very fussy about soils.

They were a favorite flower of our grandmothers because they are so easy and have large beautiful flowers.


white Iris flowersIris
white Iris flowersIris

Grandmother's Iris is a standard spring or early summer flower in most of of the US. They don't grow well in Florida, but I had numerous beautiful ones in California.

If you live where they grow, they are so easy and a very dependable blooming flower.

They like sun and good drainage, but they are not very fussy about soils.

They were a favorite flower of our grandmothers because they are so easy and have large beautiful flowers.


Iceplant is very stunning when it blooms in the early summer.

If you live by the ocean on the California coast, this is a ground cover that will knock your socks off when it blooms.

No matter where you live you can have easy flowers blooming in your garden all summer long.

Happy growing!


Ice Plant flowers pictureIce Plant
Ice Plant flowers pictureIce Plant

Iceplant is very stunning when it blooms in the early summer.

If you live by the ocean on the California coast, this is a ground cover that will knock your socks off when it blooms.

No matter where you live you can have easy flowers blooming in your garden all summer long.

Happy growing!









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