Top 12 Best Flowers to Plant in Alabama
Black-eyed Susan :Black-eyed Susans are low maintenance and easy to grow. Cold stratify the seeds by placing them in the ground either in the fall or six weeks before the last frost of the year.
Camellia:A staple in Alabama gardens, camellias are beloved for their intricate blooms and evergreen foliage. Camellias are one of the few plants that produce flowers during the winter.
Calendula :Calendula enjoys cooler weather with a blooming season lasting from fall until spring. In some areas of Southern Alabama, calendula can overwinter and begin blooming in March.
Climbing Aster:Climbing aster will also send out stems that latch onto other plants for support. In the wild, climbing aster grows along streams or other moist growing areas.
Tickseed:Tickseed grows in small clumps which can grow together and form colonies. Tickseed should be planted in the early spring.
Zinnias: Zinnias are a favorite because they have a long bloom season. From early summer to the first frost, zinnias produce flowers with petals radiating from a visible center.
Purple Coneflower :These plants can handle full sun to partial shade. Purple coneflowers grow well in a variety of soil conditions, but they favor moist loam that is well-drained.
Snapdragons:Rising into the air on vertical stems, snapdragons add texture and contrast to Alabama flower gardens. Attaining heights up to three feet tall, snapdragons are noted for their colorful stacked blooms.
Common Sunflower: Common sunflowers can grow up to 10 feet tall and may require a supporting structure.
Garden Nasturtium:Gardeners also use the smaller varieties as accent plants or borders. Garden nasturtiums also make great feature plants when placed in hanging baskets.
Common Impatiens: Bloom color ranges from white to varying hues of orange and red. Impatiens thrives in rich, well-drained soil in partially shaded areas.
Egyptian Starcluster:This flower can tolerate mild drought conditions, making it an excellent choice for Alabama’s warm climate.