Think you have a brown thumb? Here are five types of flowers almost anyone can grow.

If you would like to have some flowers on your property, but you’re afraid to plant them because you think your thumb is brown, we have some good news. Below we have made a list of the flowers that are easy to grow because they don’t require a lot of care. They are also pretty foolproof for just about anyone.

FlowerZoneColorsHeightNotes
SunflowerAnnualbrowns
mixed
yellows
3′-16 ‘
• Blooms in summer
• Most are heat and drought tolerant
• Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds
• Thrives growing in full sunshine
• Tolerates most types of soil except for water logged
• May need support to keep from breaking.
ZinniasAnnualorange
pink
red
white
yellow
20-24″• Blooms in the summertime
• Variety of shapes – dahlias, daisies, poms, spiders
• Attracts butterflies
• Likes well-drained, rich soil
• Has moderate requirements for water
• Will grow best planted in full sunlight
MarigoldsAnnualgold
red
mixed
yellow
6=36″• Blooms in fall, spring, and summer
• Quickly grows from a seed
• Helps with repelling mosquitos
• Prefers soil that is well-drained and does well in sandy or dry gardens
• Water well and let dry in between watering
• Grow in complete sun
Morning GloriesAnnualblue
pink
purple
red
white
6′-15′• Will bloom late summer/early fall
• Will self-sow – be cautious where they’re planted
• Attracts birds & butterflies
• Seeds are very toxic if eaten.
• Prefers well-drained, moderately fertile soil.
• Water once a week during the dry periods.
• Plant flowers in full sunlight.
CosmosAnnualorange
pink
white
18″-60″• Blooms in fall, spring, and summer
• Quickly grows from a seed
• Helps to repel mosquitos
• Prefers soil that is well-drained and will grow well in sandy or dry gardens
• Water flowers well and let them dry in between watering
• Grow in complete sun

These are five species of flower that are perfect for new gardeners who are just starting out. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and please keep coming back becuase we have new and exciting topics to help you every week.

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