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

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Are you looking for those flowers or plants to grow that will last and do their job as part of your landscape? When you are considering planting something, it’s vital that you do it based on the zone where you live. Temperatures across the USA are so different, so knowing your zone and which plants work for your situation is important. Keep reading to discover what flowers to plant in April.

You will notice that each zone is numbered. Zone 1 is always considered the coldest zone. When you follow the zones and what to plant, you’re going to get the best results. Let’s dive into what flowers to plant in April, shall we? Please remember, flowers bring bees to pollinate our gardens. I buy my seeds here: SeedsNow

What Flowers to Plant in April

It’s interesting to try and plant flowers in April, this is when everyone is hopeful that it will be warm enough to start a flower garden. However, for some states and hardiness zones, frost is still hitting the ground hard in the months of April and May. Proceed with caution, 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 a warmer zone, 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 it’s so limited as to what Zone 10 gardeners can plant, I started looking up what you can plant in this zone that are wildflowers. Here are a few wildflowers to consider whenever you’re 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 with the potential of it warming up in April. I’ve always been a huge flower person and I hope to try planting a few new flowers this year. Again, it’s still kind of chilly, so not a whole lot of planting options for flowers in Apil, but sometimes you have to take what you can get. 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

4 thoughts on “What Flowers to Plant in April (Zones 1-10)

  • March 27, 2020 at 12:07 pm
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    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

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    • March 27, 2020 at 2:47 pm
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      Hi June, I need to add those what zone are you in? Stay well, Linda

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  • March 28, 2020 at 8:19 am
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    Linda
    Im in zone 3. Middle of Missouri.

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    • March 28, 2020 at 8:29 am
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      Hi June, great, I’m going to add those flowers today to zone 3!! Thank you, Linda

      Reply

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