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11 Easy To Grow Flowers For Beginners

Knowing where to start can sometimes be the hardest part of gardening when you are a beginner!

That's why we have put together a helpful list of 11 easy to grow flowers you can grow yourself from seed. Along with some helpful information about each variety.

Cornflowers


Flower Type: Annuals.

Colours: Blue, violet, pink, lavender and white.

Height: 3-20 Inches.

  • Moist but well drained soil.
  • Perfect in full sun or partial shade.
  • Excellent for cut flowers.

          Sunflowers

          sunflower

          Flower Type: Usually Annual.

          Colors: Yellows, browns, and mixed.

          Height: 3-16 feet.
          • Blooms during summer.
          • Most varieties are drought and heat tolerant.
          • Attracts bees, birds, and butterflies.
          • Thrives in full sun.
          • Tolerates most soil types.

                            Marigolds


                            Flower Type: Annuals.

                            Colors: Shades of yellow, red, gold, and mixed.

                            Height: 6-24 inches.

                            • Grows quickly from seed.
                            • Prefers well-drained soil.
                            • Water well, allow it to dry between waterings.
                            • Should be grown in full sun.

                                      Snapdragons 

                                      Flower Type: Annuals.

                                      Colors: White, yellow, pink, red, orange, peach, purple, and violet.

                                      Height: 6-15 inches tall.

                                      • Attracts butterflies.
                                      • Prefers well-drained soil.
                                      • Water regularly at the base of the plant.
                                      • Best in full sun.

                                                Cosmos


                                                Flower Type: Annuals.

                                                Colors: Orange, pink, white.

                                                Height: 18-60 inches tall.

                                                • Grows quickly from seed.
                                                • Prefers well-drained soil.
                                                • Water well, allow it to dry between waterings.
                                                • Should be grown in full sun.

                                                          Sweet Peas


                                                          Flower Type: Annual.

                                                          Colors: Blue, pink, purple, red, and white.

                                                          Height: 3 to 8 feet tall.

                                                          • Extremely fragrant.
                                                          • Prefers well-drained soil.
                                                          • Keep moist but not saturated and water at the base.
                                                          • Grow in full sun.
                                                          • Needs supportive fence or trellis.

                                                                  Fuchsias


                                                                  Flower Type: Perennials.

                                                                  Colors: Shades of purple, magenta, pink, red, and white.

                                                                  Height: Varieties 1-8 feet tall.

                                                                  • Best in shade.
                                                                  • Prefers moist, but well-drained soil.
                                                                  • Prune back to encourage new growth.

                                                                          Pansies


                                                                          Flower Type: Perennials.

                                                                          Colors: Large variety of colors.

                                                                          Height: 6-9 inches tall.

                                                                          • Likes rich, well-drained soil.
                                                                          • Needs regular watering.
                                                                          • Blooms in sun or partial shade.

                                                                              Lavender


                                                                              Flower Type: Perennials.

                                                                              Colors: Shades of purple and lavender, some white and pink.

                                                                              Height: 20-24 inches tall.
                                                                              • Requires well-drained soil.
                                                                              • Water deeply, but infrequently.
                                                                              • Best in full sun.

                                                                                      Dahlias


                                                                                      Flower Type: Perennials.

                                                                                      Colors: Pink, purple, red, orange, yellow, and white.

                                                                                      Height: 1 to 6 feet tall.

                                                                                      • Grows in well-drained, sandy soil.
                                                                                      • Plant in full sun.

                                                                                          Daffodils


                                                                                          Flower type: Perennials.

                                                                                          Colors: Yellow, orange and white.

                                                                                          Height: 6-30 inches tall.
                                                                                          • Plant in beds or containers.
                                                                                          • Provide well-drained soil.
                                                                                          • Likes regular watering.
                                                                                          • Tolerates full sun or part shade.

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                I hope you have found this blog helpful and have taken some inspiration to grow your own beautiful flower garden from seed.

                                                                                                Lots of these seed varieties are available to purchase now from seednsow.co.uk!

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