Its March, which means its almost spring! I’m sure some of you are looking forward to warmer weather. Do you know what to plant for the springtime? Here are 10 plants to grow in spring.
We have had an unusually wet new year, but a break from the rain gives me a chance to clean and figure out what plants to add to the garden in spring. I’m use to only a few rainy days a year, but this rain is getting us out of a long drought, which is good.
Before you plant any of the below plants (which are all flowers, since those are my favorite!), you want to consider if your yard is ideal for these plants. You also want to become familiar with your growing zone so that you can enjoy flowers that will grow best in your area.
What kind of soil and water do they need? Do they like full sun or part sun? How much space do they need? Do you have a huge yard or a balcony (like me!)?
Plan out what you can plant this spring before getting any of these flowers as seeds, bulbs, or small plants. Then, watch and enjoy them as they grow into beautiful plants for your spring garden!
Below is a list of 10 plants to grow in spring. If you haven’t tried planting some of these, make this year the one where you add at least one of these to your spring garden!
When you think of spring flowers, one of the first that may pop in your mind are daffodils. These bright yellow and white and yellow flowers grow in different sizes and shapes.
Daffodils grow best in soil that drains well and in full sun. They can grow up to 1 foot tall and 1 foot wide. You are in luck if you live in zones 3-9, since these areas have the most ideal weather and conditions for these spring flowers to grow in.
These spring flowers don’t bloom until late in the season, but are well worth the wait! There are single and double varieties of these flowering plants available to grow. These shrubs can grow in containers and larger gardens.
Rock roses need full sun with soil that drains well. This shrub can grow up to 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide, making it an ideal plant for small areas like containers. They grow best in zones 6-8.
Another popular spring flower is the tulip. These flowers come in different sizes, so that they can be enjoyed in containers as well as in larger garden areas. Tulips come in an array of colors as well.
Tulips grow well in full sun and great draining soil. Varieties grow as small as 4 inches high up to several feet high. Tulips can grow in zones 3-7.
Pansies come in a variety of colors and can be enjoyed in all kinds of gardens. Decorate a container with pansies or use as a border to add color to a specific area in your yard. They enjoy full or part sun.
Pansies can also grow up to 10 inches in height and spread out to 12 inches. They are the perfect spring flower for zones 4-8.
Hydrangeas can also be found growing in springtime. These plants flower in beautiful pinks, blues, and purples. The oakleaf hydrangea flowers come in unusual white and green. Although these flowers grow as a shrub, they can also be enjoyed in containers.
Hydrangeas grow well in part shade and well-draining soil. These shrubs can grow quite large, 6 feet high to 8 feet wide. Zones 5-9 are ideal areas to grow hydrangeas in.
These showy flowers usually bloom toward the end of spring, so if you want to add them to your spring garden, plant them now. They come in a variety of colors and their petals are all slightly different, making them a great choice for gardeners who love variety in their garden.
Irises prefer growing in full sun with soil that drains well. They can grow up to 34 inches tall and spread out by 12 inches. Ideally, they grow best in zones 3-9.
Roses are a popular flower and enjoyed in all kinds of colors and types. The garden rose is a popular rose to grow in the spring. Roses grow best in mild climates and grow in a variety of zone, usually zones 7-10.
These colorful shrubs are great to add to just about any garden. Azaleas come in different colors, such as the popular pink, red, white, and purple. These shrubs decorate the apartments facing the office, making a beautiful display of pink throughout the year.
Azaleas grow best in part shade with acidic soil that can drain well. These shrubs can grow as high as 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide. If you live in zones 5-9, make sure to add a shrub to your spring garden.
There are many different types of poppies to choose from, up to 70 species. I’m familiar with the California Golden poppy, which I hear is blooming like crazy outside of our urban areas and up north. A gold color is the most popular color I know of, but poppies come in other colors as well.
Poppies should be planted as early as possible. They grow well in partial shade and full sun. Poppies grow best in zones 3-9.
Morning Glories grow in vines with bright blue flowers being the typical color, although there are varieties in other colors. Since morning glories grow on vines, they look great growing on fences and trellises.
They grow well in full sun and well draining soil. Morning glories thrive best in zones 3-10.
10 Plants to Grow in Spring
Which of these plants will you add to your spring garden? Let me know in the comments section below!