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5 Best Flowers To Plant In Spring

Calibrachoa Hybrids  

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Clueless as to what to plant this spring, but can’t wait to get started?

Here are five great flower species to plant in spring climate.

First up: the calibrachoa hybrid.

Trailing calibrachoas go great in hanging baskets. They come in bright, bold, beautiful colors.

A couple pointers: If you are bedding them, space 8 to 10 inches apart.

Also, plant them with different colors for a showstopping arrangement.

New Guinea Impatiens Hybrids  

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The impatiens plants need sun to bloom how you’d hope they would.

Place them in an area that gets both morning and afternoon sun.

Also, give the plants plenty of water and feed regularly, beginning 3 weeks after planting.

This species come in a range of solid colors and can grow up to 18-24 inches in mounds.

They are great for planting in both pots and garden beds.

The trailing kind can be used in hanging baskets as well.

Salvia Splendens  

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If you live somewhere that has hot summers, plant these in a place that gets partial shade in order for them to bloom to their full potential.

These species need moderate water and occasional feeding to bloom well.

The splendens grow high, about 15 inches, and also wide, about 10 to 12 inches.

A colorful breed, they come in red, salmon, and wine colors.

If contrasted together, these make a beautiful arrangement.

Twinspur

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Twinspur need afternoon shade where summers are typically very hot, and full sun where summers are average climate.

Instructions for taking care of twinspur include watering them regularly, feeding them at planting time and then again at summer’s end.

Spurs on the back of these species contain oils that attract bees. If you’re allergic, it may not be a good idea for you to be around these plants.

They do however, go great with roses, or mass planted in beds. They thrive in the same conditions as the rose flower.

Zinnia Elegans

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How beautiful are these bright bold flowers?

These beauties grow just as elegantly as their name sounds.

And great news for those who are interested in planting these this spring..they are among the easiest plants to grow from seed.

Plant these beauties in a spot that gets great sun and good air.

Feed them regularly and snip off faded flowers to keep new ones continually growing.

Something to be cautious of- keep them away from snails and slugs.

They will grow approximately 2.5 to 3 feet tall and come in very bold, bright colors.

 

 

 

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