10 Stunning Plants You Should Grow This Spring

  I am so happy to finally be able to enjoy some rain after an unusually dry winter. I can’t wait until spring when all of my favorite plants start coming out!

To ensure that the flowers you plant thrive and provide color for years, it’s important to find out if they’re a good fit.

Here are some questions I recommend asking yourself before planting:

Do we have enough sunlight in our yard?

How much moisture does my soil need each year?

What kind of climate do these plants prefer (temperate vs subtropical)?

What’s best suited towards growing them here at home?

What are their soil requirements?, etc.

10 Stunning Spring Plants

This is a list of 10 plants to grow in spring. If you haven’t tried planting some, make this year the one where you add at least one!

1. Daffodils

Daffodils are a popular spring flowers, and for good reason. These vibrant yellow blooms can grow up to 1 foot tall with wide petals that turn white as they age.

They prefer full sun or light shade in soil rich enough to drain well; these conditions make it easy for them thrive!

2. Rock Roses

Rock roses are a variety of flower that doesn’t bloom until late in the season. They’re well worth waiting for though, as these lovely plants provide an array of colors and scents to enjoy all year long!

Rock Rose shrubs can grow up 1″ tall with 2′ wide spread – making them perfect decoration in small spaces or gardens alike. You may want them near your patio if you live at Zone 6 through 8 where they’ll thrive best!

3. Tulips

One of the most popular plants in summer is the flower, called a tulip. These small but beautiful flowers come in an array or colors and sizes making them great for containers as well larger garden areas!

They also grow very well with full sun exposure on good draining soil (zones 3-7). There are varieties that range between just 4 inches high all up until several feet tall so you can find one perfect to suit your needs!

4. Pansies

Pansies are a perfect spring flower for zones 4-8. They come in all different colors and can be enjoyed by gardeners of any age or expertise level, making them an excellent choice to add some color into your backyard this season!

These tasty little flowers grow up to 10 inches tall with spread out roots that measure 12″ wide at maturity – so they’ll fill even the tiniest spaces quickly.

5. Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can also be found growing in springtime. These plants flower beautifully and come in many different colors, such as pinks, blues or purples!

The oakleaf hydrangea has unusual white petals with green leaves, which makes for an eye catching display when planted out on its own shrub-like form – they can grow 6 feet tall to 8 ft wide (zones 5-9).

6. Irises

Irises make the perfect addition for any garden with their array of color and variety. I recommend planting them in early spring when they come into bloom, as these showy flowers usually last only a few weeks before going dormant again!

Some great varieties include ‘Marmorata,’ which has white petals speckled red at center; or even more unique is ‘Beth Searles’ – its flower pedals feature beautiful shades blue through violet.

7. Roses

Rose gardens are a popular place to enjoy the beauty of flowers. The garden rose is one variety you’ll find growing in your own backyard, as well!

Roses can grow anywhere from Zone 7-10 and will thrive in mild winters that don’t freeze them.

8. Azaleas

If you’re looking for a plant that will make your garden pop, look no further than the azalea. These colorful shrubs come in many different varieties and colors such as pink or purple to name just two popular choices!

They also grow well even without much sunlight (they like part shade) with acidic soil which drains quickly so it won’t be too difficult finding an area of land where these beautiful plants might live happily side-by-side. (Zones 5-9)

9. Poppies

There are many different types of poppy to choose from, up to 70 species. I’m familiar with the California Golden Poppy which is blooming like crazy outside our urban areas and up north!

A gold color is most popular but they come in other colors as well. Poppies grow best in zones 3-9.

10. Morning Glories

Morning Glories are beautiful vines with bright blue flowers. They grow well on fences and trellises, making them perfect for homes with neat outdoor spaces!