Posted by Deborah Rodrigues in Charlotte, Home Maintenance

The first taste of spring happens in North Carolina in February or March, tricking your perennials into their first bloom, which might convince you into planting your other flowers a little too early.

The prime time to get flower bulbs in the ground would have been last fall, before the cold set in; however, most people enjoy getting their hands in the dirt this time of year once the sun is out, the last frost has passed, and the temperature starts to get up around 65 or 70 degrees.

If you are like these folks, then it’s okay to head to your local nursery or hardware store and pick up some flowers that are ready to be planted!

Here are 5 of the best flowers to plant in North Carolina and get in the ground around mid-April to add some life and color to your outdoor spaces.

Pansies

Pansies come in a variety of colors, making them a great addition to your front porch area or garden. Since they still thrive with a chill in the air, pansies are a perfect early spring flower to pick up and plant.

Pansies

A pansy also loves sunlight, so you should plant it in a spot where it can catch as many rays as possible. These flowers will stay around for a while, too.

Violas

The smaller sister of the pansy, the viola, is another sun-loving beauty that will add character to your flower beds this spring.

Violas

Space them out when you plant them so that you allow for plenty of space for them to bloom. You can use them to cover your beds and fill in any spaces around your larger species.

Marigolds

Shades of gold, brass, and orange are offered with marigolds. They need lots of sun, and they will survive through the summer months as well.

Marigolds

African marigolds, pictured here, are best planted in early spring after the frosts end because they are slower to mature and need extra time to reach their full potential, which is why it’s sometimes easier to plant them as transplants and give each plant plenty of water once in the ground!

Yellow Dahlias

Dahlias will add gorgeous pops of yellow in your garden or flower bed. These should be planted in an area that receives full sun in order to help them look their best.

Dahlias

Gerbera Daisies

These annuals love sun and bloom in the spring, summer, and fall, giving you pretty blooms almost year-round.

Gerbera Daisies

A fresh pop of pink or red is always welcome! It’s always fun to mix colors and flower types. Your garden is your own, so let your personality show by the choices you make.

Feeling ready to get some gloves and a trowel out? Find out more about flower planting tips in North Carolina for your home!



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Deborah Rodrigues
Deborah Rodrigues

Internet Sales Manager

Deborah started at M/I Homes in January 2021. Before her role as an Internet Sales Manager, she assisted home buyers in the Charlotte Metro area as a Sales Associate and the Land Department as a Market Analyst. Originally from Brazil, Deborah moved to the United States with her family when she was nine. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She is married and has two adorable huskies, Loki and Bella. She is very passionate about dogs and hopes to one day be able to start a non-profit for rescues. In her free time, Deborah enjoys spending time with family watching movies or out in the Queen City exploring the many new restaurants. Her favorite part about new home construction is the excitement that comes with new beginnings for buyers. She believes communication is key and is highly motivated about providing her customers with the best experience possible. Reach out today.

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