The Best Flowers to Grow in Colorado

April 24, 2024

Spring is in the air, and it’s a great time to start planning your garden! If you’re looking forward to enjoying your spacious new yard, flowers are an excellent way to brighten it up with a splash of color. Because of our semi-arid climate in Colorado, not all flowers will thrive here–so it’s important to plan your garden with care. If you’d like to plant perennials this year, here are  some options that are well-suited to our state: 

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Rocky Mountain Columbines will add a delightful burst of blue to your yard. They flourish in late spring to midsummer, and can grow up to two feet tall. They’re also deer-resistant and low-maintenance, making them the perfect addition for Colorado gardens. To grow Rocky Mountain Columbines, plant them in a spot that offers full sun or part-shade with well-drained soil. 

Purple Coneflower

If you’re looking for a bold flower to plant, you’ll love the deep hues of the purple coneflower. This is another low-maintenance perennial that tends to do well here in Colorado. These flowers love sunshine and can be planted in full sun, but will also tolerate some shade. Find a sunny spot and some rich soil for them, and they’ll bloom wonderfully throughout summer and fall.

Russian Sage

Russian sage are beautiful herbaceous perennials that are virtually maintenance-free once they’re established. They bloom with delicate tubular flowers that are great attractors of hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. The colors are muted silvery lavender, which look lovely in any yard. Although this plant is generally very resilient, it needs some protection during cold snaps. 

Shasta Daisy

Daisies are synonymous with cheer, and they’re perfect for adding some charm to your landscape. Shasta daisies are fast-spreading and bloom in late spring to early summer. Like other perennials mentioned here, shasta daisies do best with full sun and well-drained soil. When mature, clip some to enjoy in a vase on your table or countertop and bring the beauty indoors! With spring in full swing, are you ready to get outdoors and start tending to your garden? Whether you’re already an avid gardener or just getting started, the flowers highlighted here are great candidates for growing in our state. If you’re on the search for a home where you can put down roots, we welcome you to explore Independence. Located in Elizabeth, Colorado, our community offers small-town charm and ample opportunities to enjoy nature, including a community garden. To learn more about move-in ready homes, please contact our team.