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

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If you’re longing for winter to be over so that you can get a move on in your garden, you wouldn’t be the first. Just because it’s snowing or freezing outside doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for the snow to start melting.

It may still be February, and the weather can be unpredictable, but what do you think about sowing seeds right now? Keep reading to discover what flowers to plant in February.

Depending on where you live, there are certain hardy flowers that can be sowed, and several annuals and perennials seeds that you can sow immediately so that they are mature by springtime.

Please remember, when we plant flowers they attract bees and hummingbirds. It’s a win-win for our gardens. This is where I buy by flower seeds: SeedsNow

What Flowers To Plant In February

Check out these flowers to plant in February based on the zone that you may live in.  

Zones 1-5 – Planting Indoors

Poppy Flowers in a filed

There are a few flowers that you can get a head start on spring by planting them indoors. It’s not too early to start planting bee balm, poppy, lupine, blazing star, baby’s breath, and blanket flower if you live in zones 3-5. This way they’ll be good and ready for transplant when things start warming up. 

Zones 1-5 Planting Outdoors

White Lily Flowers in field

While it may be still too cold to do a whole lot of planting outdoors, there are several bulbs that you can plant without much worry. While many bulbs are planted in autumn or early spring, we’ve got a few that will plant just fine, right now.

Lilies, Eucomis, Galtonia, Liatris, and Agapanthus are all bulbs that will work, yet planting them in pots may not be a bad idea so that you can move them indoors if you need to.

It may be getting too late to be planting tulip bulbs, some gardeners have still found success in the spring by doing so.

Zone 6  – Planting Indoors

Lavender flowers in a field

Start by planting snapdragons, lavender, violas, lupine, geraniums, penstemon and impatiens indoors during the month of February so that they are ready for transplanting when the weather starts to warm up.

You’ll need to gradually expose them to outdoor temperatures before putting them outside permanently to avoid shocking them.  

Zone 6 – Planting Outdoors

Larkspur flowers against a house

Make sure that you wait towards the end of February to begin sowing poppy, cosmos, marigolds, larkspur, hollyhock, and carnations. If you’re feeling a little uneasy about it, plant them in flats that you can put in direct sunlight, and so you can bring them inside if the weather has a surprise on the way.

Zone 7 – Planting Outdoors

Marigold flowers in a field

Living in zone 7 certainly gives you more options than previous zones. You can begin sowing annual seeds like marigolds, gazania, zinnias, sunflower, geraniums, and perennials including poppies, coneflowers, rudbeckias, penstemon, and daisies.

You can also plant begonias and dahlias in pots that have moist compost in them. Just be sure to keep them covered up until warmer weather shows up.

It also might be a good idea to plant everything in flats, that way you can bring them inside to avoid freezing temperatures, if needed. 

Zone 8 – Planting Outdoors

Begonias in a flower patch

Spring-like temperatures are quickly approaching and you and your garden are probably getting antsy. If the ground isn’t too wet, now is the right time to begin sewing begonias, lupine, larkspur, hollyhocks and campanula.

Sunflower, marigolds, daisies, poppy, hibiscus, black-eyed Susans, crocuses, and morning glories are all great options as well.     

Zone 9-10 – Planting Outdoors

Delfinium flower in a field

Living in a warmer climate sure has its benefits, especially if you have a green thumb. Now is the right time to begin sewing a number of your favorite annuals directly outside, including vinca, begonias, poppy, zinnia, marigold, flax, cosmos, carnation, forget-me-not, larkspur, stevia, and alyssum.

As far as perennials go, lupine, delphinium, and chrysanthemum are all seeds that you can plant right now. Once the ground starts softening up, bare-root shrubs, heuchera, and blooming are other perennials that can be put into the ground.  

Other Months to Plant Flowers

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Final Word

Hopefully, you now have a project to work on this month, depending on where you live. Which zone do you live in? What flowers do you plant in February? Are you still wondering what flowers to plant in February? Read this post again and you should certainly be prepared! May God bless this world, Linda

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