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Top Flowers for your Garden (Arranged by Color)

Best Flowers for your Garden (Arranged by color)

In this article, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite flowers arranged into every color of the rainbow. 

Jump to your favorite flower color:

I’ll share photos and info on my favorite flowers by color along with links to view lists of even MORE flowers and plants in each of these hues. You’re sure to find the perfect bloom in the perfect color on this list!

Red Flowers

collage of red flowers for home gardens

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Maxima Switzerland Begonia10-12″ H6-14″ WSummerRed double blooms, glossy near-black foliage
Jan Bos Hyacinth8-12″ H4-8″ WEarly – mid-springPink flowers, green foliage
Little Red Hardy Gloxinia16″ H3′ WMid-Summer – FrostScarlet-orange flowers, bronzy green foliage
Major Wheeler Honeysuckle Vine5-7′ H3-5′ WSpring – SummerRed flowers, green foliage
Hibiscus Midnight Marvel3-4′ H3-4′ WLate summer – early fallRed flowers, purple foliage
Tukana Scarlet Verbena4-6″ H18-24″ WLate spring – frostScarlet flowers, green foliage
Honorable Mention: Red Satin Coreopsis15-18″ H18-24″ WEarly Summer – FallWine red and gold flowers, green foliage
Honorable Mention: Red Double Knock Out® Rose3-4′ H3-4′ WSpring – fallRed double flowers, dark green foliage turning purple in fall
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of romantic red flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Orange Flowers

collage of orange flowers for home gardens

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Sombrero Adobe Orange Coneflower18-20″ H22-24″ WSummer to FallPumpkin orange flowers, compact
Orange King Bearded Iris40″ H15-18″ WMid to late springRuffled orange-amber flowers
Bells of FireTM Tecoma3-6′ H3-5′ WSpring until first frostRed-orange trumpet flowers
Sunflower ‘Soluna Bronze’3-4′ H1.5-2′ WSummer to fallBronzy multi-hued flowers
Butterfly Weed2-3′ H12-18″ WSeveral months, rebloomingOrange and yellow flowers, attracts butterflies
Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’ Tickseed18-24″ H18-24″ WJune to OctoberYellow semi-double flowers, long blooming
Honorable Mention: Blanket Flower Barbican Red12-24″ H18-24″ WSummer through FallRed and yellow daisy flowers
Honorable Mention: ‘Orange Blaze’ Red Hot Poker Plant2-3′ H1-2′ WSummer into FallOrange column flowers, drought tolerant
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of awesome orange flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Yellow Flowers

collage of sunny yellow flowers for home gardens

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Little Rocket Leopard Plant3-4′ H3-4′ WSummerPurple & yellow flowers, large leaves
Yellow Mammoth Crocus4-6″ H4-6″Early springBright yellow flowers, large size
Sunny Knock Out® Rose3-4′ H2-3′ WLate spring to fallButtery yellow fading white, disease resistant
Real Sunbeam Shasta Daisy10-16″ H8-14″ WSummer, reblooming in late summer/fallSunny pale yellow flowers
Dill Plant3-5′ H2-3′ WShort nights & warm days in summerYellow flowers, culinary & ornamental uses
Dwarf Sunspot Sunflower18-24″ H6-10″ diameter flower headsSummer to frostYellow petals with brown center, compact size
Honorable Mention: Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan12-18″ H12-18″ WMidsummer to fallYellow flowers, attracts pollinators
Honorable Mention: Happy Returns Daylily12-18″ H12-24″ WMay to FrostPale yellow flowers, reblooms all season
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of sunny yellow flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Green Flowers

collage of 6 plants with lime green flowers

Pictured above, from left to right:

Common NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Red Hot Poker ‘Lady Luck’5′2-3′Early Summer to Early FallVivid chartreuse flowers turning white
Green Beauty Milkweed24-36″12-16″Late Spring to Mid-SummerSea foam green flowers
Green Jewel Coneflower20-24″12-18″All SummerLight green flowers
Zinnia ‘Benary’s Giant Lime’3-4′2.5′Summer to fallBright lime green flowers
Bells of Ireland24-28″12-18″Mid Summer to frostGreen bell-shaped florets, small white flowers
FrostKiss™ Moondance® Lenten Rose18-24″18″Late winter through early springWhite flowers aging to celadon green
Honorable Mention: Limelight Hydrangea6-8′6-8′Mid to late summerLime-green changing to white, pink, mauve flowers
Honorable Mention: Lemon Ball Sedum6″24-36″Throughout summerYellow-green flowers, lime green foliage
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of unique green flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Blue Flowers

collage of 6 true blue flowers

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Grape Hyacinth6″6″SpringBlue-purple bell flowers
Mr. Fokker Anemone8-10″2-4″SpringBlue flowers with black centers
Texas Bluebonnet8-24″12″SpringVibrant blue wildflowers
First Glory Veronica (Speedwell)18-24″15-18″Summer for 6 weeksBlue flowers, attracts pollinators
Chocolate Chip Ajuga (Bugleweed)3-6″6-8″Mid to late springBlue flowers, chocolate foliage
Virginia Bluebell12-24″12-18″SpringPink/blue color-changing blooms
Honorable Mention: Salvia Mystic Spires18-24″12-18″SummerCompact, blue-violet flowers, attracts pollinators
Honorable Mention: Hillier™ Porcelain Blue Corydalis10-12″12″Spring and SummerUnique blue trumpet flowers
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of true blue flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

I also have a similar list that just includes light blue flowers.

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Light Blue Flowers

collage of 6 light blue flower varieties

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Nikko Blue Hydrangea4-6′4-6′SummerClassic big light blue blooms, medium grower
Blue Glitter Sea Holly30-36″ H18-24″ WSummerSpiky blue flowers, drought tolerant
Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha® Hydrangea2-3′ H2-3′ WLate Spring to FallDinner-plate-sized, lacecap blooms in pink or blue, (determined by soil pH)
Lacy Lavender Blue Didiscus24-36″ H6-12″ WMid-Late SummerSweet-scented pale blue blooms on upright, branching stems
Baby Blue Eyes4-8″ H12-18″ WEarly SpringDrought-tolerant annual wildflower with light blue flowers
Hillier™ Porcelain Blue Corydalis 10-12″ H12″ WSpring and SummerTrumpet-shaped, bright blue blooms that dangle from bronzed stems
Honorable Mention: Sky Blue Aster2-3′ H18-24″ WFallNative, sky blue daisy-like flowers with yellow centers
Honorable Mention: Blue Jean Baby Russian Sage2-2.5′ H3′ WSummerViolet-blue flowers against gray-green foliage, blooming all summer long. 
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of light blue flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

I also have a similar list that just includes true blue flowers.

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Pink Flowers

30 Pretty Pink Flowers to Beautify Home Gardens (with Bloom Times)

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Nadia Ruth DahliaUp to 35″18-24″Summer to frostSoft pastel pink flowers with white centers
Cleome ‘Rose Queen’3-5′1.5′Summer to FallSoft rose blooms
Vision in Pink Astilbe24-30″18-24″Mid to Late SummerSoft pink plumes, lacy foliage
Summer King Merton Foxglove3-4′18-24″Early Summer to Late SummerStrawberry shades, tall stalks
Zinnia ‘Super Yoga Rose’30-36″18-24″Summer through frostLarge pink flowers
Alma Potschke Aster3-4′3′Late summer to late fallBright neon pink flowers
Honorable Mention: Firewitch Dianthus6-8″6-12″Mid to Late Spring (reblooms)Magenta pink fringed flowers
Honorable Mention: Purple Coneflower2-5′18-24″SummerPurplish pink flowers, long blooming
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of pretty pink flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Purple Flowers

collage of purple flowers for home gardens

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Pasque Flower10-12″ H18-24″ WSpringPurple flowers, silver-haired foliage
Cat’s Pajamas’ Catmint12-14″ H18-20″ WSummer to FallVivid blue-violet blooms, compact, fresh minty fragrance
Sweet Pea ‘Erewhon’6′ H8″ WSpring to summerDark lavender & pink fragrant flowers
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower6-8″ H12″ WMay to AugustUnique balloon-shaped blue violet flowers
Jackman Superba Clematis10-12′ H3-4′ WSummer through FallVelvety rich purple flowers fade to lighter shades
Vanguard Crocus5″ H6-12″ WEarly springLavender flowers, early spring blooms
Honorable Mention: May Night Salvia18″ H18-24″ WLate Spring, reblooms to fallViolet-Blue flowers, gray-green foliage
Honorable Mention: Rozanne Geranium18-24″ H2-3′ WSummer, reblooms into fallVibrant violet-blue flowers with white centers
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of pretty purple flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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White Flowers

collage of 6 white blooming flowers

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Double Poet’s Daffodil16-18″N/ASpringDouble white flowers with yellow centers
Gardenia August Beauty3-5′2-3′SummerFragrant white flowers, dark green leaves
Cosmos ‘Cupcakes White’30-36″18-24″Six weeks in summerBright white flowers, blue-green foliage
White Knock Out® Rose3 1⁄2′3 1⁄2′Spring until fallPure white flowers, deer resistant
Graceful Beauty Allium16-18″12-18″Early summerShiny globe-shaped white flowers
Hardy Chrysanthemum ‘Old Fashioned White’3′2.5′FallCream white double flowers
Honorable Mention: Annabelle Hydrangea4-5′4-5′Summer through WinterLarge white flower heads, green foliage
Honorable Mention: Dalmatian White Foxglove2-3′12″Spring to summerWhite flowers with dark purple freckles
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of elegant white flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Black Flowers

collage of 6 black flowers for home gardens

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Lenten Rose ‘New York Night’18-24″18-24″Early Spring to Late SpringDeep purple-black, jet black and purple grey flowers with creamy stamens
Lily ‘Nightrider’35″12-15″Early to midsummerNear black flowers
Western Coneflower ‘Green Wizard’36 – 56″24″Midsummer to early fallDeep purple to black cone flowers with green sepals
Iris ‘Raven Girl’24-40″18″Mid to late springPurple-black and jet black flowers
Viola ‘Molly Sanderson’6″ H6-12″ WSpring to early summer with repeat bloom in FallCoal black with yellow centers, lime green foliage
Tulip ‘Queen of Night’28-30″3-6″Mid to late springVelvety, deep maroon black flowers
Honorable Mention: Hollyhock ‘Nigra’60″Summer through FallDeep chocolate red, nearly black flowers
Honorable Mention: Scabiosa Black Night30-36′ H18-24′ WSummer for 6 weeksAlmost black blooms, long stems
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

Click here for a list of dramatic black flowers to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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Plants with Burgundy Foliage

Plants with burgundy red leaves

Pictured above, from left to right:

Plant NameHeightWidthBloom TimeKey Features
Black Beauty Elderberry8-12′ H5-6′ WSpringLemon-scented pink blooms with lacy burgundy foliage
Quick Fire Hydrangea6-8′ H6-8′ WSummerIvory white blooms that change to mauve (no burgundy leaves but it pairs great with dark-foliage plants)
Black Diamond Pure White Crape Myrtle10-12′ H8′ WLate SummerPure white ruffled flowers and nearly black foliage
Honorable Mention: Heuchera Palace Purple 16-24″ H12-18″ WLate Spring to SummerGraceful bell-shaped pinkish white blooms float on top of multicolored foliage of purple and green
Honorable Mention: Ninebark Tiny Wine3-4′ H3-4′ WSpringPinkish White flower clusters on maroon leaves
Click the link below to see photos of the Honorable Mentions.

    Click here for a list of showstopping plants with burgundy foliage to add to your garden, including photos, key features and where to buy them!

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    Wrapping Up

    Adding these unique flowers to your garden is sure to infuse it with a charm that’s 100% unique to you!

    Before reading this, I bet you didn’t imagine there’d be so many flower options for your garden in every color of the rainbow! But, I hope you now see there’s so many options–no matter how much sun or space you have available! 

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