23 Easy Flowers for the Garden Kids Can Grow at Home

23 Easy Flowers for the Garden Kids Can Grow at Home

Flowers are one of nature's greatest gifts. They're colorful, fragrant, and full of life. Kids love flowers, and they'll learn something special about nature every time they see a flower bloom.

Some of the varieties of flowering plants that children can grow are listed below:

1. Shankapushpi

Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea

Shankapushpi is a perennial climbing plant. It has many medicinal benefits also. This plant can be grown easily without much care and maintenance.

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2. Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes

Marigolds can grow well in any type of soil and do not need much care. Marigolds come in vivid shades of orange, yellow, and red.

Marigolds require 5-6 hours of bright sunlight. It requires regular watering and grows well in any type of soil.

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3. Periwinkle

Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle is a beautiful flowering plant with many medicinal benefits. They come in white, red, pink, and other colors. They produce beautiful blooms throughout the year.

Periwinkles grow well in sunny locations and soil rich in organic matter.


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4. Moss Rose

Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora

Moss roses are flowering plants that grow well in dry, poor soil but cannot withstand frost. They can be grown in hanging baskets and are suitable as ground covers.

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5. Ixora

Botanical Name: Ixora coccinea

It grows best in warm climates where it receives lots of sunlight. If you want to grow it indoors, provide it with plenty of light and warmth.

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6. Neeru Brahmi

Neeru Brahmi or Water Hyssop is a short herb with club-shaped succulent leaves. These perennials thrive in shady and moist areas. They bear beautiful small white flowers. This plant also has some medicinal benefits.

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Botanical Name: Pelargonium

Geraniums are perennials in tropical climates and flower a lot. They're perfect for container gardens, border plantings, and bedding plants.

8. Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus

Hibiscus are easy to grow. They grow well in any kind of soil. With their variety of colors and shapes, they make a great addition to your garden. They need bright light for good growth.


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9. Tecoma

Botanical Name: Tecoma stans

Commonly called the firecracker or the coral plant, these slender red and white color flowers attract many sunbirds.

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10. Jamaican blue spike

Botanical Name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

It is a hardy perennial herb. The blue-purplish colored flowers produced in a spike attract a lot of butterflies.

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11. Firecracker plant

Botanical Name:Russelia equisetiformis

Commonly called the firecracker or the coral plant, these slender red and white color flowers attract many sunbirds.

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12. Golden trumpet vine

Botanical Name: Allamanda

This flowering climber looks lovely on a pergola of a roof. It has a woody stem and prefers a surface that it can use as support to fall over.

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13. Wedelia

Botanical Name: Sphagneticola trilobata

It is a perennial herb grown as a ground cover or hanging plant. It is grown for its ornamental value because of the bright yellow flowers.


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14. Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Calendula is a beautiful plant with bright orange-yellow flowers that bloom during winter. They can be placed near a window since they require bright sunlight.

You can directly sow the seeds in the soil. They will self-seed from season to season. It prefers bright sunlight but not harsh afternoon light.

15. Cockscomb

Botanical Name: Celosia

Cockscomb is a great, low-maintenance plant that comes in various colors. It grows well even in poor, rocky, and sandy soils.

16. Cosmos

Botanical Name: Cosmos

Cosmos has bright, colorful blooms that elevate the beauty of gardens instantly. Because these flowers are easy to grow, they are very popular among garden enthusiasts who have just started their gardening hobby. They grow well in both container and flower beds. They are perfect for border and cutting gardens too.

17. Nasturtium

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum majus

Nasturtiums are herbaceous perennial plants. The leaves and flowers of Nasturtium are edible. The flowers come in red, orange, yellow, and other hues. They can grow well with little care.

Nasturtium can grow in full or partial sunlight. Well-draining soil is suitable for growing this plant.

18. Zinnia

Botanical Name: Zinnia

Zinnias are easy to grow and require little maintenance. They are also lovely plants, so if you're planning to add color to your yard, these should be considered. In addition, zinnias make great cut flowers.

Full sun is ideal for growing zinnias. Soils rich in organic material are preferable.

19. Globe Amaranth

Botanical Name: Gomphrena globosa

Globe amaranth is also known as Gomphrenas. They're commonly grown for their showy, round, and bright blooms. The globe-shaped flower inflorescences exhibit a variety of shades like purple, red, orange, white, and pink. In addition, it is very heat tolerant and fairly drought resistant.

Globe Amaranths grow best in full sun and nutrient-rich soil.

20. Four'O Clock

Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

Four'O Clock is an ornamental perennial plant. Four o'clock flowers grow and bloom abundantly in the summer. The colorful trumpet-like flowers bloom in the late afternoon or early evening, exhaling a scent similar to the tobacco flower, and attract moths for pollination.

21.Canna Lily

Botanical Name: Canna indica

Canna plants need warm temperatures, full sunlight, and moist soil to grow well. They come in shades of red, orange, or yellow. They are low-maintenance plants.

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22. Petunia

Botanical Name: Petunia

Pretty petunias can be grown anywhere, anytime, and they'll brighten any spot in your yard. You can plant them directly into the ground or put them in pots if you want to keep them indoors. They come in a variety of colors.

Petunias grow well in full to partial light. It can thrive in any soil that has good drainage.

23. Impatiens

Botanical Name: Impatiens

Impatiens are annuals, sometimes grown as perennials. They prefer partially shady places. They grow well in a loamy soil. The best thing is that they come in many different colors.

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