What Flowers to Plant in April (Zones 1-10)

What Flowers to Plant in April

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Are you looking for flowers or plants to grow that will last and do their job as part of your landscape? When considering planting something, you must do it based on your hardiness zone. Temperatures across the USA are so different, so knowing your zone and which plants work for your situation is essential. Keep reading to discover what flowers to plant in April—my favorite Garden Gloves.

What Flowers to Plant in April

You’ll notice that each zone is numbered. Zone 1 is always considered the coldest zone. You’ll get the best results following the zones and what to plant. The zones are listed based on the average last frost date. Let’s dive into what flowers to plant in April as an updated post, shall we? Please remember that flowers pollinate our gardens with bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. I buy my seeds here: SeedsNow

As you read the zones and the flowers listed, remember that the lists are cumulative. That means that by reaching the higher zone numbers, you have flowers available for planting in all the previous zones. Also, remember that your approach to plant and soil preparation will affect your success.

Plan to make sure the soil is free from weeds and turned over to allow air and moisture in. It’s a good idea to add mulch or compost to the soil so it will hold the moisture and provide the added nutrients needed. You’ll also need to decide if you want to sow seeds directly in the garden or grow seedlings inside and then transplant them to the outside now that the days and nights are warmer.

What Flowers to Plant in April

It’s interesting to try to plant flowers in April when everyone is hopeful that it will be warm enough to start a flower garden. However, unlike in warmer climates, frost still hits the ground hard in some states and hardiness zones in April and May. You’ll need to decide if you want to plant annuals, flowers that have to be replanted every year, or perennials, those plants that come up every year. You might like a change each year, but it does take more work to plant annuals.

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Proceed cautiously, but consider what flowers to plant in April with this guide. CHECK YOUR ZONE HERE: USDA Planting

Zone 1

  • Lily of the Valley
  • Azalea
  • Viburnum
  • Day Lillies
  • Spirea
  • Delphinium
  • Siberian Iris
  • Delphinium
  • Oxeye Daisies

Zone 2

  • Lily of the Valley
  • Azalea
  • Viburnum
  • Day Lillies
  • Spirea
  • Delphinium
  • Siberian Iris
  • Delphinium
  • Oxeye Daisies

Zone 3

  • Aster
  • Black-Eyed Susans
  • Tulips
  • Morning Glory
  • Rose of Sharon

Zone 4

  • Aster
  • Black-Eyed Susans
  • Tulips
  • Trumpet Honeysuckle
  • Persian Violet

Zone 5

  • Multiflora Rose
  • Shasta Daisies
  • Tulips

Zone 6

  • English Lavender
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Hydrangeas

Zone 7

  • Azalea
  • Daffodils
  • Crocuses
  • Pansies

Zone 8

  • Oleander
  • Azalea
  • Hybrid Rhododendron
  • Purple-Top Verbena

Zone 9

  • Fuchsias
  • Asparagus-Fern
  • Hibiscus

Full Sun Flowering Plants

These are an option when spring gets here, and it’s time to start considering which flowers to plant in April. Because Zone 9 is warmer, it’s easier to start planning and planting flowers when this month rolls around. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Passionflower vine
  • Columbine
  • Butterfly Pea
  • Scarlet Sage
  • Lantana
  • Alyssum

Zone 10

  • Lantana
  • Cosmos

Since Zone 10 gardeners can plant only a few things, I started researching what you can grow in this zone: wildflowers. Here are a few wildflowers to consider when starting your flower garden this year.

  • Purple Coneflower
  • Columbine
  • Common Yarrow
  • Tickseed
  • Mexican Hat

Flowers to Plant by Month

If you’re stuck trying to figure out which flowers to plant by month, consider following my month-by-month guide:

Final Word

I get so excited about the potential of it warming up in April. I got used to the warmer climate we had in Southern Utah. I’ve always been a huge flower person, and I hope to try planting a few new flowers this year. Again, it’s still chilly, so there are not many flower-planting options in Apil, depending on where you live. Sometimes you have to take what you can get.

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Let me know what plants you like to plant this time of year so I can share your ideas with my other readers. May God bless this world, Linda.

Copyright Images: Hibiscus Depositphotos_1894217_s-2019, Daisies Depositphotos_261754452_s-2019, Siberian Iris Depositphotos_24989371_s-2019, Black Eyed Susans Depositphotos_246847372_s-2019, Tulips Depositphotos_23317556_s-2019, Multiflora Rose Depositphotos_8378045_s-2019, Lavendar Depositphotos_28721265_s-2019, Daffodils Depositphotos_4564589_s-2019, Oleander Depositphotos_6206822_s-2019, Lantana Flowers Depositphotos_53086871_s-2019, Cosmos Flowers Depositphotos_33937471_s-2019

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6 Comments

  1. One flower I didn’t see on any of the lists ( I could have missed them) is Morning Glories. I always
    plant mine in April. I know some people would complain that they take over if your not careful but
    so is Rose of Sharon’s, and Multiflora Roses but people plant them anyway. Me it took me forever to
    finally get rid of the Multiflora Roses but I finally did. They took over everything. Anyway I love Morning
    Glories and love to grow them.
    Stay safe

  2. I love this considering I have no idea of what flowers to plant this month! Thanks for the tips.

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