The top Five Easiest Flowers to Grow in Washington
Flowers are beautiful and some do really well in Washington, others...not so much. Lucky for us we talked to a local flower shop designer and had a few questions about what grew the best in Washington. Whether you have a green thumb with a gorgeous garden or just someone who appreciates some beautiful flowers we'll find the perfect thing for you to grow.
Now though there are flowers on this list that do well in Washington, you still need to take care of them and ensure they get sunlight and water. They're very delicate even if they easily grow in the pacific northwest.
5.) Blanket Flowers
Blanket Flowers are considered to be ground coverage with flowers. The scientific name of this flower is Gaillardia Aristata, we're not gonna pretend to know what it means. However, these flowers are absolutely gorgeous almost like a gorgeous burst of red in the center with a gold aura of yellow surrounding it. These grow great in Washington especially in the Yakima Valley as they prefer a lot of sun and not too much water in the soil. Easy for almost anyone to grow.
4.) Shasta Daisies
Shasta Daises are just that Daises except they grow in the same kind of conditions as blanket flowers. Meaning they're easier to grow and love the Yakima climate. Once fully bloomed they will require a little more water.
3.) Broadleaf Lupines
These flowers do well in partial sun and acidic soil, they grow to be about 3 feet tall so you'll want some room for these. Not only are they tall but they also bloom beautifully with deep purples and white on top.
Tulips love the Washington weather, especially the Yakima Valley, there is a trick to planting them tho, though you'll wanna bury the bulbs about 6 to 8 inches deep. You want to plant the bulb with the pointing end up and water right after you plant. After it's planted you'll want to water it daily until they begin to sprout.
Dahlias are gorgeous flowers that grow quite easily, however, if you let them grow for too long they'll become a bush and can get to about 3 feet high. This could be great if you're looking to fill some space. They enjoy the sun but dislike the cold and don't do well. If you plan on saving them and replanting you'll want to bring them inside during the winter.
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