Flowering Plants that are Easy to Grow

Flowering Plants that are Easy to Grow

These flowers listed below don't need much attention or effort. They are low maintenance and are the best choice for new gardeners.

List Of Easy Growing Flowers

1. Sunflowers

Botanical Name: Helianthus

Sunflowers have attractive blooms, with their stems reaching as high as 16 ft. You can also grow dwarf varieties. Sunflower is a low-maintenance and vibrant plant.

They require 6-8 hours of sunlight. The soil must be loose and well-draining.

2. 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.


Cosmos thrives best in full sun and soil rich in organic matter.

3. 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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4. 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.


5. 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.

6. Calendula

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Want a flower that is attractive and also has many benefits? Calendulas have it all. Calendula flowers mainly come in shades of yellow and orange.

Calendula grows best when exposed to direct sunlight and in well-drained soils rich in organic materials.

7. Portulaca

Botanical Name: Portulaca

Portulaca plants are commonly called moss roses. They are not only beautiful but also easy to care for. You can plant them in pots, hanging baskets, or beds.

Portulaca needs bright light to grow and bloom well. Sandy or loamy soils are ideal for growing portulaca.

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8. Nasturtium

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum majus

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

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

9. 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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10. 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.

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Extra reading

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Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.