Small Flowering Plants To Grow In Your Garden


We hear a lot about how we should be growing our own food. But what about flowers too? It doesn’t matter if you have a large garden or a small balcony, there are plenty of small flowering plants that you can grow to add some color and enjoyment to your space. So let’s take a look at some of the best small flowering plants that you can grow in your garden and then I’ll give you some tips on how to get them started.

Hens and chicks

Hens and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum), also known as Houseleek, is a perennial plant that has a low-growing, mat-like habit. It is great for rock gardens or the front of borders. This plant can be used in any type of soil but prefers well drained soil. Hens and chicks is easy to grow, even for beginners! They have beautiful blue flowers that are small and grow clusters on top of the leaves in late spring through mid summer time.

Creeping thyme

Creeping thyme is a popular groundcover, which makes it a good choice for mulching around the base of larger plants. It also works well as a rock garden plant or in containers. Creeping thyme has small, gray-green leaves and produces tiny white flowers that look great against dark green foliage.

Forget me not

Forget me not is a perennial flower that grows in a variety of colors. The most common color is blue, but you can also find white, yellow and pink forget-me-nots. They grow well in almost any soil or environment, making them an easy choice if you’re just starting out with gardening or want a plant that requires little maintenance.

The forget-me-not plant has small flowers with five petals and usually grows up to 12 inches tall. Its stems are hairy and the leaves have rounded tips with scalloped edges. The blossoms have four sepals (tiny leaf-like parts) connected at the base by their stems so they look like little bells hanging from the plant’s stem when they’re open (this is why some people call these “bell” flowers).

Gerbera daisy

Gerbera daisies are bright, beautiful flowers that are easy to grow. They need full sun and should be planted in a sunny area of your garden. Gerbera daisies will grow tall and flower all summer long!

Ice plant

Ice plant is an easy-to-grow perennial that can add color to any garden. It’s drought tolerant and has a low maintenance requirement. These plants are great for rock gardens, containers, hanging baskets and borders. The ice plant also makes a great edging plant if you want to keep your lawn from creeping into your garden bed or flower bed.

Ice plants come in several colors but their most common color is blueish green or white with burgundy spots on the leaves of some varieties including ‘Wizard’ which is my favorite because it’s hardy once established – even in colder climates like mine here in New Jersey where I live!

Ice plants have small bell shaped flowers that bloom late spring through early fall depending upon where you live (zones 5 – 11). Ice plants are also known to attract butterflies as well so if you are looking for something else besides birds why not add butterflies too?

Torenia fournieri

Torenia fournieri is a perennial shrub that grows to about 18 inches tall. It blooms from spring through fall and can flower for almost all of the summer. The flowers are small and grow in clusters on long stems. They are white, purple or pink with yellow centers and have a slight fragrance to them when they open up in the morning hours.

This plant does well in full sun but does not like it too hot or too cold so make sure you plant this flower where you live so that it can get enough light but not be exposed to many extremes of heat or cold weather conditions since these will make your plants die faster than normal if exposed directly over long periods of time without protection from any kind of sheltering structure such as trees around them which provide shade from direct sunlight hitting each flower head directly all day long (this also helps protect against certain pests).

Sweet alyssum

Sweet alyssum is a small, low-growing plant that grows in clusters. It is a good ground cover and can be used as part of a border planting. The flowers are white, with yellow centers and have an aroma similar to carnations. Alyssum will benefit from being cut back after blooming ends, especially in shady areas where it may become leggy and unattractive if not pruned regularly throughout the season. Sweet Alyssum likes full sun but tolerates partial shade well. Growing Alyssum in containers makes this versatile plant even more convenient because it is not too invasive when grown this way!

Daffodil ‘Tete-a-tete’

Daffodils are a perennial flower and can be grown in gardens or containers. They come in many different colors, so you can find one that fits your style. Daffodils are low maintenance plants that need only occasional watering and feeding with a slow-release fertilizer. They also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, making them good for the environment!

If you’re looking for a small flowering plant that doesn’t grow too big, try growing daffodil ‘Tete-a-tete’! This variety has beautiful white flowers with yellow centers that bloom from March to May. The flowers typically reach about 6 inches high when grown in full sun, but they can grow taller when planted in partial shade. The foliage of this variety is green with purple highlights at the base of each leaf stalk (known as “petals”).

There are lots of small flowering plants that you can grow in your garden, you just have to know how to care for them.

Small flowering plants are a great way to add color to your garden. They are easy to grow and don’t take up much space, which makes them a good choice for those who have small gardens or live in an apartment or city condo. They’re also very easy to care for, making them a good choice for beginners!


We hope that this post has given you some ideas for small flowering plants to grow in your own garden. If you want more information about growing these plants, be sure to drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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