The easiest flowers to grow from seed means enjoying masses of blooms with little effort.
When growing a low maintenance garden, easy flowers from seed means they germinate quickly, can grow in medium quality soil, don’t need boosting with fertilizers. Basically you can sow these seeds and they don’t babying.
These flowers are truly super easy to plant and enjoy
When I started gardening, I thought flowers were a lot of work. Although there are many that finicky such as roses, there are some easy ones.
These flowers are annual flowers, however some will self-sow and come back the following year.
The easiest flowers to grow from seed
Easy flowers for the home gardener
This list offers different blooming times. The earliest blooming I’ve found are the poppies, calendula, sweet peas, nasturtiums and bachelor buttons. The sunflowers and asters tend to bloom mid to late summer.
Easy beginner flowers to grow from seed
- California poppies
- Iceland poppies
- Sweet Pea
- Bachelor Buttons
- China Asters (use fresh seed, can be slower than others from seed)
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.