Looking to add a burst of color to your garden this season? Look no further! Flowers not only bring beauty to our gardens but also play a vital role in supporting pollinators like bees. And if you want to make a statement, plants with extra-large, show-stopping blooms are the way to go. Here’s a list of our favorite plants with stunning flowers that will elevate your flowerbeds this season.
- Angel’s Trumpet: A Tropical Delight
- Bigleaf Magnolia: A Captivating Tree
- Butterfly Bush: A Drought-Tolerant Beauty
- Casa Blanca Lily: A Fragrant Delight
- Clematis: A Vine of Elegance
- Daylily: A Colorful Perennial
- Delphinium: A Splash of Blue
- Giant Zinnia: Vibrant Colors in Your Garden
- Dinnerplate Dahlia: Stunning and Versatile
- Football Mum: A Dramatic Fall Flower
- Gladiolus: Summer Flair
- Globemaster Allium: A Springtime Wonder
- Hybrid Tea Rose: The Epitome of Elegance
- Hydrangeas: The Ultimate Showstopper
- Lupine: Wild Beauty in Your Garden
- Moonflower: A Nighttime Delight
- Peony: Fragrant Beauty
- Poppy: A Burst of Color
- Rose Mallow: A Tropical Beauty
- Russian Mammoth Sunflower: A Giant Among Flowers
- Wisteria: A Vine of Beauty
Angel’s Trumpet: A Tropical Delight
If you’re a fan of tropical plants, Angel’s Trumpet is a must-have. This delightful plant features large tubular flowers in shades of cream, peach, orange, pink, and red. The trumpet-shaped flowers, which can reach up to 10 inches long, open and close throughout the day, creating an intriguing spectacle. Hummingbirds are particularly fond of these flowers, making them an excellent choice for a pollinator garden. Whether you plant them in the ground or in a container, the sweet aroma of Angel’s Trumpet will enchant your evenings.
Bigleaf Magnolia: A Captivating Tree
For those looking to add large flowers to their trees, the Bigleaf Magnolia is an excellent option. This majestic tree produces large, open, cupped bright white flowers with a pretty pink center. With the largest flowers among all magnolias, reaching up to 10 inches wide, the Bigleaf Magnolia will make a stunning addition to your garden. The tree itself grows tall, with long leaves accentuating the beautiful blooms. Plant it to create shade or to add a touch of elegance to your landscape.
Butterfly Bush: A Drought-Tolerant Beauty
The Butterfly Bush is a drought-tolerant shrub that will bring vibrant colors to your garden. The size of these shrubs and their flowers can vary greatly between varieties, with the long-spiked flowers reaching lengths of 8-15 inches! From white to purple and everything in between, these flowers come in a wide range of colors. The Butterfly Bush is low-maintenance, making it a perfect choice for those who prefer fuss-free gardening. Plant it in full sun and watch as it attracts pollinators with its delightful flowers.
Casa Blanca Lily: A Fragrant Delight
If you’re looking for a stunning flower that is as fragrant as it is beautiful, the Casa Blanca Lily is the answer. Each stem of this lily variety can produce up to 6-8 blossoms, each growing to about 8 inches across. The creamy white flowers with rusty, orange-colored anthers make for a striking combination. Plant the Casa Blanca Lily in groups to maximize their impact and enjoy their enchanting fragrance. These lilies are perfect for both gardens and floral arrangements.
Clematis: A Vine of Elegance
Clematis is a flowering vine that brings elegance to any garden. With beautiful single or star-shaped flowers in shades of pink, white, red, purple, and blue, this broad genus offers a wide array of colors and shapes. Some of the flowers within this group can reach up to 10 inches across, providing a stunning display. Train your clematis on a fence, trellis, or arbor, or plant them in containers. Their perennial nature ensures that they’ll grace your garden year after year.
Daylily: A Colorful Perennial
Daylilies are easy-to-grow perennials that produce colorful and large flowers. While each flower lasts only a day, when planted in groups, they create a captivating display. Daylilies are famous for their orange or yellow colors but are now available in shades of red and pink as well. These flowers can reach up to 8 inches across, making a bold statement in your garden. With their grass-like leaves and multiple flowers on each stem, daylilies are a beautiful addition to any sunny garden.
Delphinium: A Splash of Blue
For a splash of blue in your garden, consider planting Delphinium. This short-lived perennial features tall blue spikes of flowers that reach up to two inches wide. The height of the plant, combined with the vibrant color of the flowers, adds a dramatic touch to your garden. Though individual plants may not last forever, you can ensure a continuous bloom by adding new seeds each year. Delphiniums are an excellent choice for adding a pop of color to your fall garden.
Giant Zinnia: Vibrant Colors in Your Garden
No garden is complete without the bright and cheerful zinnias. Giant Zinnias take the beauty up a notch, producing flowers that reach up to 5 inches in diameter. With a rainbow of colors to choose from, these annual plants thrive in full sun and are easy to grow from seed. Plant them in containers, ornamental gardens, or cut flower gardens. The more you snip, the more blooms you’ll enjoy.
Dinnerplate Dahlia: Stunning and Versatile
Dahlias are beloved for their stunning flowers, and the Dinnerplate Dahlia takes it a step further with its massive blooms. With a minimum size of 8 inches, these flowers come in an astonishing range of colors and multicolored combinations. Plant Dinnerplate Dahlias in full sun and watch your garden come to life with their vibrant beauty. With so many varieties to choose from, you’ll find the perfect Dahlia to suit your style.
Football Mum: A Dramatic Fall Flower
The Football Mum, also known as the intermediate incurve mum, is the largest mum of them all. These large round pom-pom shaped flowers reach 6 inches in diameter, making a bold statement in your fall garden. Available in white, yellow, copper, and purple, Football Mums add a burst of color to your sunny gardens. If you’re looking for something different this autumn, give these dramatic flowers a try.
Gladiolus: Summer Flair
Gladiolus bulbs bring a touch of the tropics to your garden with their tall spikes of colorful flowers. With blooms that can reach up to 5 feet tall, these summer-flowering plants make a statement. Gladiolus flowers come in a variety of colors, from red and pink to yellow and green. Plant them together in groups for a stunning display, or stake them up to keep them upright. Add these beauties to your cutting garden for beautiful vase arrangements.
Globemaster Allium: A Springtime Wonder
If you’re looking for a grand and dramatic spring bloomer, the Globemaster Allium is perfect for you. These bulbs are planted in the fall and produce large purple flowers in a stunning globe shape, reaching up to 10 inches wide. Planted in the back of your perennial garden, these beauties will surprise you with their striking appearance. As an added bonus, critters tend to avoid allium bulbs, keeping them safe from garden pests.
Hybrid Tea Rose: The Epitome of Elegance
When it comes to large blooms, the hybrid tea rose reigns supreme. These roses grow from 3-8 feet in height and are covered in large petals that can have up to 50 petals each. With their stunning colors and fragrant nature, hybrid tea roses are a classic choice for any garden. Use them as borders, fill your garden with roses, or enjoy them as standalone plants. Their low-maintenance nature ensures that you’ll have a garden filled with beauty.
Hydrangeas: The Ultimate Showstopper
If you’re looking for large flowers, look no further than hydrangeas. These shrubs produce massive blossoms in a variety of colors, making them a gardener’s dream. The Hydrangea arborescens species, such as ‘Annabelle’ and ‘Invinciball,’ offer the largest blooms. With their creamy color and large dome shape, these hydrangeas make a stunning addition to your garden. Plant them in partial shade to enjoy their beauty year after year.
Lupine: Wild Beauty in Your Garden
Lupines are known for their wild and colorful nature, and now they come in a variety of hybridized colors. These spires of smaller flowers can grow up to four feet tall, depending on the variety you choose. With their beautiful foliage and striking blooms, lupines are a fantastic addition to any garden. Planted in a perennial border, they bring a touch of wild beauty to your landscape.
Moonflower: A Nighttime Delight
The moonflower is a vine that unveils its beauty at dusk. These climbing plants produce large, funnel-shaped, white flowers with a lemon scent. Plant them in an area where you spend your evenings, such as near an outdoor dining table or fire pit, and enjoy the enchantment of their blooms and fragrance. As an annual plant, the moonflower will bring a touch of magic to your garden for one season.
Peony: Fragrant Beauty
Peonies are beloved for their large and fragrant flowers that come in various shades of pink, red, and white. These perennials make a stunning addition to any garden, and their blooms are so large that they often require support to keep the stems upright. With minimal care, peonies will grace your garden with their elegance year after year. Plant them in full sun to partial shade for the best results.
Poppy: A Burst of Color
The oriental poppy is an excellent choice for adding a splash of color to your garden. These vibrant flowers come in a variety of colors, from deep red to light peach. With their typical poppy shape or frilled petals, they add a bold appeal to your garden. Oriental poppies are easy to grow from seed and work wonders when planted along borders or in groups throughout your garden.
Rose Mallow: A Tropical Beauty
For a touch of tropical flair, consider the rose mallow, also known as perennial hibiscus. These shrubs produce large, tropical flowers in shades of pink and red. With their moderate water requirement and full sun needs, they are easy to care for. Plant rose mallow in sunny perennial gardens or in large groupings to make a statement.
Russian Mammoth Sunflower: A Giant Among Flowers
When it comes to giant flowers, the Russian Mammoth Sunflower takes the crown. These towering sunflowers can reach up to 12 feet tall, with sunny yellow flowers that measure 14 inches in diameter. Plant them in full sun and enjoy their majestic presence in the back of your garden. Harvest the seeds for a tasty treat!
Wisteria: A Vine of Beauty
Wisteria is a climbing plant renowned for its stunning hanging clusters of purple, pink, or white flowers. These fragrant flowers create a breathtaking display wherever they grow. Plant wisteria on pergolas or arbors to add a touch of romance to your garden. Be sure to choose an American wisteria variety to ensure control and prevent invasiveness.
With this list of plants, you have plenty of options to choose from if you want to add large, vibrant blooms to your garden. Whether you prefer shrubs, trees, perennials, or annuals, these flowers will transform your outdoor space into a colorful paradise. So go ahead and bring on the beauty with these stunning flowers! For more information and inspiration, visit Ames Farm Center.