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

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What flowers to plant in March? In case you aren’t familiar with the zones which people use as a guide for starting to plant veggies, fruits, and flowers, let’s fill you in.

Garden zones are how you know what to plant and when to plant them. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map actually has zones divided into 11 different zones.

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What Flowers to Plant March

Go ahead and check out the zones to see which area you’re in. Each zone is 10 degrees warmer or even colder than the average winter in an adjacent zone. So, what flowers to plant in March? Let’s get started!

Zone 1-4

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

Let’s be honest, if you live in Zone 1-2, it’s going to be hard to find flowers that survive those cold months. However, there are plants that will make it through colder weather. I wanted to talk about some of these plants since there aren’t a lot of flowers for planting in March. These plants have hardiness, which is what you need when planting in March. 

  • Coneflower – Hardy to zones 3 and 4
  • Lily of the Valley – Hardy, but needs partial sun. 
  • Hostas – Zone 3 
  • Winterberries – Zone 2 
  • Primrose – Zones 3 and 4
  • Blue spruce – Not quite a flower but will last in Zones 2, 3, and 4. 
  • Pansies- Zone 4 
  • Catmint – A resilient plant that you can try planting in March.

March, when it warms up, is a great time to start actually prepping your flower garden for spring. While you can’t plant much in these zones in March, you may have a good year and be able to plant quite a bit. 

Zone 5

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

Thank goodness that Zone 5 is looking a little more promising for planting flowers. There are at least 15 perennials that grow in Zone 5. While this zone isn’t the coldest nor the warmest, it can still produce some really awesome plants! 

  • Delphinium
  • Lilies
  • Salvia
  • Hollyhock
  • Coral Bells
  • Hostas
  • Ferns
  • Lavender
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths
  • Crocus
  • Daffodils
  • Aster
  • Hardy Hibiscus

The actual list you have to plant in March:

  • Cherry blossoms
  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Daffodils
  • Tulips
  • Landscaping plants like Sweet Peas, Bergenia, Rock Cress 
  • Fruit trees 

Zone 6 

Yellow Day Lilly

Perennials that survive in Zone 6 are plentiful. Because Zone 6 gets a little warmer, so it’s easier to plant. The flowers that survive in this zone are the following:

  • Coneflower
  • Salvia
  • Daisy
  • Daylily 
  • Hosta 
  • Bee balm
  • Hydrangea 
  • Rose
  • Rose of Sharon
  • Forsythia
  • Azalea
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Rhododendron 

Zone 7 

Believe it or not but Zone 7 can have some cold winters. Although these flowers can be recommended for planting in Zone 7 in March, colder winters may dictate whether they grow or not. 

What Annuals Can I Plant in Zone 7 in March? 

Begonias in a red pot
  • Calendula 
  • Begonia 
  • Cosmos 
  • Snapdragon
  • Geranium
  • Celosia
  • Sweet Pea
  • Bacopa
  • Petunia
  • Marigolds
  • Ageratum
  • Impatiens
  • Gazania 
  • Coleus

What Perennials Can I Plant in Zone 7 in March?

Pink Phlox Flowers
  • Forget-me-not
  • Peony
  • Dianthus
  • Coneflower
  • Columbine
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Four O’Clock
  • Hosta
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Lavender
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Phlox
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Bee Balm
  • Aster
  • Basket of Gold
  • Clematis 
  • Iris
  • Columbine
  • Penstemon

Zone 8

Lilly of the Valley flowers in a pot

The bulbs in Zone 8 are planted near the end of March and April. Make sure you do your own research when it comes to the hardiness of the plants. 

  • Trout lily
  • Chinodoxa
  • Tulip
  • Daffodil
  • Crocus
  • Hyacinth
  • Fritillaria
  • Ipheion
  • Muscari
  • Bluebells
  • Allium
  • Scilla
  • Lily of the valley
  • Ranunculus
  • Dahlia
  • Caladium
  • Gloriosa
  • Begonia
  • Elephant Ear 
  • Amaryllis 
  • Canna

Zone 9 & 10 

White Crocus Flowers

It’s time for a long bloom season when spring rolls around in March. These flowers will give you a very vibrant look for spring. While this isn’t an extended list of everything you can plant, it’s a good start. 

  • Cyclamin
  • Hellebore
  • Winter heath
  • Crocus
  • Impatiens
  • Zinnias
  • Sunflowers
  • Marigolds
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Dahlias
  • Geraniums
  • Jasmine
  • Sedum

What Flowers to Plant in:

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Final Word

You are free to play around with what flowers to plant in March, but this is a good baseline to use. Flowers can be tricky because if it’s colder than normal winter, then the flowers may not grow. Make sure you pay attention to what worked for you in the past and what didn’t and keep some notes for future use. May God bless this world, Linda

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