Spring Flowers: The Best Flowers to Plant


The 11 best flowers to plant in the springtime (and how will they benefit you)

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing flowers blooming in your garden, and springtime brings the perfect opportunity to start a new flower bed.

While all plants need sufficient light, water and nutrients to grow, flowers also require the correct balance of warmth and moisture to flourish.   This can be challenging because many areas experience either too much rain or too little rainfall during the spring season.

However, there are several great spring flowers for spring that will give you an abundance of color without consuming too much of your time or resources. There are also numerous ways that these plants can benefit you while they beautify your yard:


Although peony plants prefer partial sunlight, they actually do best when not exposed to direct sunlight at all times. This makes them perfect for planting along the north side of trees and shrubs. Peonies also prefer moist soil, so be sure to plant your peony in an area where water can easily collect. Your peonies will grow very quickly and produce beautiful blooms during the springtime.

2) Pansies:

These bright spring flowers come in a variety of colors and thrive in full or partial sunlight. They can even grow well when planted under other plants as they do not require much space. In addition to attracting butterflies from their vivid color, pansies are edible. And can be used as a garnish on salads or as a decoration on desserts.

3) Snapdragons:

Although these plants may look extremely similar to their cousin—the common daisy—snapdragons are actually quite different. Both snapdragons and daisies prefer full sunlight. But snapdragons will only grow during the springtime whereas daisy plants will produce flowers year-round. Snapdragons come in a variety of colors but tend to bloom the brightest during the spring season.

4) Tulips:

One of the most vibrant flowers, tulips love warm weather and should be planted in areas where they will receive at least six hours of sunlight per day. For best results, plant tulip bulbs right before winter end or early spring to ensure that they are given ample warmth throughout their growing stage. Once you see your first tulips begin to grow, make sure you give them plenty of water as they require moist soil. In terms of their appearance, tulips come in a variety of colors and sizes to suit any yard or garden, so you can be sure to find something that fits your preference.

5) Hyacinth:

These blue flowers are known for their strong scent and have been used as a pain reliever in the past. The oils from these plants have also been discovered to give relief from symptoms associated with rheumatism, arthritis and gout if rubbed directly onto the afflicted areas. What makes them even better is that hyacinths do best when planted under trees or shrubs–simply because their roots will not grow deep enough to compete with tree roots for nutrients and water.

6) Azaleas:

These flowering shrubs come in a variety of colors and prefer partial sunlight. They can grow in both acidic and basic soils but need sufficient water to flourish. On the plus side, they are very hardy and will give you many years of beauty if given proper care.

7) Irises:

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The iris flower blooms in springtime and comes in an array of different colors such as blue, purple, pink and yellow with white spots on the petal tips. Plant your irises at least two inches deep into moist soil that drains well and provides full sun for six hours each day. If planted under trees or shrubs, your irises will not grow as large as they would if planted in full sunlight. Also, be sure to plant them where they can easily spread as their roots can grow up to ten feet deep into the ground. This means that you will have a lot of beautiful flowers growing from just one plant.

8) Violets:

Although many people consider this flower to be a weed, it is actually quite beneficial for your yard due to its ability to remove toxins from the soil and filter water runoff. In fact, violets are said to purify around twenty gallons of water per day. The flowers come in a variety of shades and often attract butterflies and bees alike.

9) Sweet Peas:

These lovely pink or purple blooms are bursting with fragrance and love the sun. The only problem is that they do not like to compete for nutrients or water, so planting them under other plants is not recommended. However, if you follow this rule, sweet peas will produce beautiful flowers year after year. Without much effort on your part.

10) Daisies:

Although dainty and practical, daisies come in a variety of colors including black-eyed Susans. Which have dark centers surrounded by white petals. Plant these annuals directly into your garden soil once the risk of frost has passed. It typically takes about two weeks for them to reach full growth depending on the temperature outside. Once planted, water your daisy seeds sparingly as too much moisture can cause the seeds to mold.

11) Shasta Daisies:

These beautiful large, white flowers are perfect for any garden due to their resistance to drought and heat. They make excellent cut flowers but will also attract bees and butterflies if left in your yard. If you wish to have them in full sun, be sure that you water them daily or they may wilt.

Final Thoughts

Planting spring flowers in your backyard can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air. But what is most important about this decision? How will it affect you? We’ve compiled a list of 11 different types of spring flowers that are best suited for planting during the springtime, as well as how they may help improve your health or mood. Consider these options before heading out to buy roses! The conclusion should include at least 5 sentences long with an interesting call-to-action sentence near the end.