Just a few more weeks until the official start of spring. It’s time to start thinking about what you can add to your garden. We came up with a fun theme for your new garden: extra large flowers.
Plants that have extra large flowers are great for adding vibrant colors and scents to your space. Using large flowering plants will allow you to have some fun with your theme too. You can have a ‘through the looking glass’ theme with huge flowers and small decorations. You can make it a kid’s garden (kid’s will love the flowers) or the theme can simply be large flowering plants.
No matter what theme you chose, you may need some guidance on what plants to chose. Here is a list of plants with large flowers and buds.
Hardy enough to survive tough winters, the Perennial Hibiscus comes in red, pink, and white on stems that reach 7 feet or more tall. It’s is slow to start growing in the spring, but the beautiful flowers will make up for it once it gets going.
The biggest varieties can reach 6 feet tall, though there are dwarf selections. Cut down spent blossoms to coax another flush of blooms. This summer flower comes in blue, white, purple and pink.
Known for its tall spires of colorful blooms, hollyhock is the perfect back-of-the-border plant. Old-fashioned selections can easily grow more than 6 feet tall in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil. You may need to stake the stalks if you live in a windy area.
Not known for being grown in cooler climates, your friends will be very impressed if you can manage to grow Giant Lilies in NEPA. It bears spikes of up to 20 big white flowers with maroon stripes and a rich scent. The plant itself can easily reach 10-12 feet tall and thrives in moist, well-drained soil in partial shade.
Queen of the Prairie
The Queen of the Prairie’s fluffy, cotton-candylike heads are full of fragrant pink flowers. This easy-growing wildflower has toothed, dark-green foliage that’s a great accent to the blooms — and a striking backdrop for other perennials.