Are some flowers ok to plant now?

Yes.  You can definitely plant some flowers now!  Wow! Today’s weather sure is different than last week’s nice, warm and summer-like weather.  It’s chilly today and we’ve had some moisture which all of our lawns will enjoy!  I know you’re probably wondering what you can plant right now and you would be surprised at how many plants and flowers you really can plant right now that will thrive through some cooler temperatures until we are out of the danger for frost.  Typically, the last date of frost is around Mother’s Day – which is the 13th of May this year.  

In addition to trees, shrubs, and your “cool season vegetables” you can plant a lot of things that can handle colder temperatures or frost hardy plants for instant splashes of color and texture. 

The following are Frost Hardy plants:

  • Alyssum
  • Anemone
  • Cherianthus
  • Dianthus
  • Dusty Miller
  • Flowering Kale
  • Flowering Cabbage
  • Pansies
  • Ranunculus
  • Snapdragons
  • Statice
  • Verbena rigida
  • Violas 

These are Frost Tolerant plants that can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees:

  • Calendula
  • Nicotiana
  • Petunias
  • Annual Phlox
  • Salvia victoria
  • Salvia greggii
  • Stock
  • Verbena canadensis

These plants can tolerate very cold temperatures but no direct frost – you’ll need to cover these plants if there is a danger of frost:

  • Ageratum
  • Asters
  • Gazania
  • Geraniums
  • Lobelia
  • Verbena (upright)

So, you can see – there are so many things you can pick up at your local garden center or nursery and get your pots and flower beds going! 

If you need help with getting some spring color in your flower pots or beds, please contact the Designscapes Colorado Enhancements team at 303.721.9003 or click on this link to see my appearance on Channel 7 to get an idea of an easy, beautiful and cold hardy pot planting:

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