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9 Best Flower Ideas For Planting Spring Flowers

Best Flowers for Spring Planting

With the upcoming Spring season approaching fast, I knew it was time to get a head start on planning what flowers I need to buy and where they will go in my garden. Many Home & Garden books later, I’ve created a list of the best Spring flower ideas for the 2022 season.

What are the 9 best flower ideas for planting Spring flowers? The best flowers to plant in the Spring include Tulips, Daisy Flowers, Hyacinth, Cherry Blossoms, Tulipa, Hollyhock, Baby’s Breath, Daffodils, and Peonies. These flowers pack and punch, and deliver beautiful colors that will make your garden vibrant for the whole season.

The spring season is best known for its flowers, but the spring rain tends to make them wilt. With this list of spring flowers, you can be sure your garden will look great without any wilting worries.

1. Tulips

Tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers that you can plant in your spring flower garden. They come in a variety of different colors, and because they sprout so early, you can enjoy them for weeks at a time!

The best part? They’re easy to plant and care for! Just dig a hole and pop them in and voila – you’ve got yourself some spring flowers!

2. Daisy Flowers

Daisy flowers will bring life to your spring flower garden with their vibrant color and charming appearance. What’s truly unique about daisy flowers is that they last all year round – who doesn’t love fresh spring flowers during the warmer months as well? You can prepare this flower by planting it outside in spring or a pot.
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3. Hyacinth

Hyacinth flowers are spring flowers that have been around for centuries! They’re very easy to grow and care for and can be planted indoors or outdoors. These spring flowers will bring a taste of springtime right into your home.
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4. Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossoms are an iconic representation of the spring season, making them one of the best flower ideas to include in your spring flower garden.

When you take care of these flowers properly, they’ll spread across large areas in no time at all! However, cherry blossom trees aren’t cheap. If you don’t have much money to spare, try planting them near each other rather than scattering them all across your spring garden.

5. Tulipa

Tulipa flowers are spring flowers that will bring nice spring color to any flower bed outdoors! These spring flowers take around 8 weeks to fully sprout and grow, so be sure to plant them in the spring season itself. You can even try planting some indoors for an early spring surprise!

6. Hollyhock

The hollyhock is a type of flower that has been around for hundreds of years. It’s pretty much an icon when it comes to spring flowers!

The best part about these spring flowers is that you can plant as many as you want without worrying too much about space or caretaking. However, these spring flowers do need sunlight and water regularly.
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7. Baby’s Breath

Not many spring flowers are as fragrant or delicate as a baby’s breath! These spring flowers are super easy to plant and will bring spring color to any garden in just a few weeks. If you’re looking for spring flowers that don’t require much work, this is the flower for you.

8. Daffodils

Daffodils are spring flowers that come with their charm. They make for excellent bulbs during the spring season!

You can even try planting them indoors if you want to enjoy these spring flowers throughout springtime, especially during those colder months when outdoor conditions aren’t ideal yet. However, be sure to cover up daffodils whenever there’s a chance of frost.

9. Peony

Peonies are spring flowers that bloom in spring and last all spring as well! You can even plant them indoors or outdoors to brighten up your spring garden no matter where you live.

Landscaping Ideas That Will Show Off Your Flowers

There are many ways to make your garden look good, but spring flowers are the best way to do so! They’re just about the easiest flower to plant too – all you have to do is dig a hole and pop them in.

That being said, here are some spring landscaping ideas that will leverage your spring flowers into spring eye candy.

1. Plant Spring Flowers Near Trees

If you want proper caretaking on your spring flowers, try planting them near some trees! You can invest in getting some artificial grass or turf for this purpose; it’ll make sure no mud gets onto your spring flowers while making it easier for you to water them with ease.

2. Plant Spring Flowers in Pots

Rather than trying to find spring flower species that grow indoors, you could always get spring flowers in pots! These spring flowers will brighten up your indoor spring garden while you take care of them.

3. PlantSpring Flowers at the Base of Shrubs

If you want to keep your spring flowers safe, try planting them at the base of some shrubs! Not only does this allow for proper caretaking on your spring flowers, but it also makes it easier to water said spring flowers.

You can use drip irrigation or general sprinklers for this purpose, depending on what kind of watering mechanism is easiest for you.

4. Group Spring Flower Varieties Together

There are spring flower varieties that have the same spring season and spring colors, so take note of these when landscaping spring gardens!

You can get spring flowers in groups or get a few spring flowers from each kind for a great spring look. This way, your spring garden to be much more lively and colorful overall.

5. Plant Spring Flower Varieties That Complement Eachother

Spring flowers in the same color palette work best together in terms of looking good for long periods. However, if you’re in a pinch, this is okay. Just make sure you water them regularly to promote growth and spread!

6. Don’t Allow Mud Onto Any Spring Flowers

Always ensure spring flowers have a clean area to bloom in. This way, your spring garden can look good for longer periods and spring flowers will be able to live longer as a result. Make sure spring flowers aren’t too deep or shallow too!

7. Try Planting Spring Flowers in Clusters

Generally speaking, groups of flowers are very colorful when taken together! However, it’s important not to overthink your spring garden landscaping design while making sure all these colors work well together.

You can also get spring flowers in pots after getting artificial grass or turf so nothing muddy will get onto them while they grow!

8. Use Various Kinds of Spring Flowering Bushes

A good way to spice up your spring garden is to plant spring flowers in spring-flowering bushes!

Not only do spring flowers and spring-flowering bushes go very well together, but spring flowers tend to be like spring flowering bushes. Make sure you water them regularly to promote growth!

9. Use Red or Orange-Colored Spring Flower Pottery

Try getting some that have colors that don’t clash with any spring flowers you’re trying to grow. Or if you’re good at landscaping spring gardens, get colors that match your other fake grass or turf. This way everything will look better together as a whole!

Flowers to Avoid When Planting in Spring

Spring is springing up all around us, and certain flowers come to mind when you think of spring. Tulips, daffodils, even the humble daisy spring to mind when thinking about spring flowers. All very lovely flowers to plant in springtime; but what about other flowers? Are there any flowers that shouldn’t be planted during spring?

Let’s take a look at some flowers to avoid planting in spring:

  • Daffodil bulbs should never be planted during springtime as they require nutrient starvation throughout Autumn. They can be planted during spring, but it will take them much longer to flower and you won’t be able to enjoy their flowers until the following spring.
  • Primulas are one of my favorite spring flowers, but they do require time to establish themselves in your garden bed. They are best planted in early autumn so that they have enough time to get established each spring.
  • Even some Spring annuals should be planted in spring rather than summer. The best spring annuals, like pansies and violas, are spring-blooming flowers that require time to get established before sowing themselves each spring. If you plant them during the spring they will seed themselves annually, but they may not flower until next year’s spring or later due to their slow establishment.


There are so many flowers to choose from when building your Spring garden. Be sure to always do your research before making any spring flowers purchases. Have a look at the spring planting guide to remind yourself of what flowers should be spring planted and which ones should be autumn planted.

I hope you enjoyed reading, and if you did – make sure to check out our other gardening articles on our website. Until next time, keep on growing baby!

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Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for American Lawns. I've been a home owner for over 15 years. I've also had the pleasure of working with some experts in lawn care and outdoor living. I enjoy writing about everything related to your lawn, pests and types of grass. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.