14 Flowers That Will Make Your Home the Prettiest on the Block

These showy blooms will boost your home's curb appeal.

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One of the most effective ways to boost your home's curb appeal is also the easiest—planting beautiful flowers. From varieties that pop with color to ones that attract pollinators, there are many plants that can quickly draw the eye of passersby to your landscape. To help you narrow your search, we're highlighting several showy flower varieties that are guaranteed to make your home the prettiest one on the block.

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Spurge (Euphorbia) is an annual plant with green foliage and small, white flowers that offers a simple and clean look, says Damon Abdi of the Hammond Research Station at Louisiana State University's AgCenter. It's a relatively low-maintenance plant that also looks great in containers.

  • Zones: 7 to 10

  • Size: 12 to 18 inches tall x 12 to 18 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; well-draining soil


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Increase your home's curb appeal by incorporating bursts of color with lantana, a pollinator-friendly perennial that can tolerate a wide range of conditions. "Lantana's flower colors come in a spectrum, oftentimes oranges, yellows, reds, purples, pinks are common," says Abdi, adding that some flowers even form blooms with multiple colors.

  • Zones: 8 to 11

  • Size: 6 feet tall x 8 feet wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; well-draining soil


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When you think of flowers and curb appeal, hydrangeas are likely the first plant that comes to mind. Its showy blooms arrive in a variety of colors and shapes, from pink and cone-shaped to purple and rounded. The perennial plant only comes back bigger and more beautiful year after year.

  • Zone: 3 to 8

  • Size: Depends on variety

  • Growing conditions: Full sun to part shade; rich, moist soil

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Penstemon Harlequin 'Pink'

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This flower is a traffic stopper for good reason. "Glossy, pine green foliage is what sets off these rose-pink and white trumpets held in great profusion for summer into fall," says Chuck Pavlich, director of new product development for Terra Nova Nurseries. You can even find bumblebees napping inside the flowers of this pollinator-friendly plant.

  • Zones: 6 to 9

  • Size: 18 to 20 inches tall x 18 to 20 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; well-draining soil

Blue Daze

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A fast-growing annual groundcover plant, blue daze (Evolvulus), has beautiful blue flowers that create a low-growing mat, says Abdi. Plant it over a large area with adequate spacing, and it will grow to create a dense covering, making it great for filling in gaps in your yard.

  • Zones: 8 to 11

  • Size: 6 to 12 inches tall x 2 to 3 feet wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; well-draining soil

Spider Flower

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Grown as an annual plant in most climates, spider flowers (Cleome) are pollinator-friendly and produce vibrant blooms often seen in pinks, purples, or whites. Its unique flower form will add intrigue to your yard thanks to the elongated stamens that grow outward from the petals, says Abdi.

  • Zones: 8 to 11

  • Size: 3 to 6 feet tall x 1 to 2 feet wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; well-draining soil


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Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia) is similar in appearance to snapdragon and produces beautiful blooms that range in color from pink and purple to blue and white, says Abdi. This plant looks best when it's correctly watered. Not overwatering allows the color of angelonia's blooms to flourish once established.

  • Zones: 9 to 11

  • Size: 12 to 18 inches tall x 8 to 12 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; well-draining soil

Delphinium 'Diamonds Blue'

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A perennial in northern climates and an annual in southern areas, this variety of delphinium produces blue blooms that add a cooling color effect to the landscape. It's a wonderful plant if you're looking for a low-maintenance way to add some deep vibrancy to your garden. When the flowers bloom, snip them and use them in floral arrangements, says Abdi.

  • Zones: 9 to 11

  • Size: 16 inches tall x 12 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; well-draining soil

Coral Bells

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Coral bells (Heuchera) is native to North America and thrives in lots of different situations. For an especially beautiful variety, consider Heuchera 'Paris'. "Mint green leaves are overlayed with misty silver shadings and provide the footing for the spectacular flower display for months in spring and summer," says Pavlich. "Fresh, hot pink flowers are produced continuously and attract butterflies and pollinators to the garden."

  • Zones: 4 to 9

  • Size: 14 to 16 inches tall x 14 to 16 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; well-draining soil amended with organic matter

Bergenia ‘Spring Fling’

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Similar in appearance to azalea, bergenia 'Spring Fling' is one of the earliest garden flowers. "It has substantial size and puts on an unforgettable show when almost nothing else is in flower," says Pavlich. "The flowers emerge in March, held on mahogany-red stems." The candy-pink blooms are clustered at the top of the stems for a showy display. This low-maintenance flower attracts early spring pollinators, like Mason bees and hummingbirds.

  • Zones: 4 to 9

  • Size: 12 to 14 inches tall x 12 to 14 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; well-draining soil

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Polemonium ‘Hurricane Ridge’

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This plant is inspired by the populations of native polemonium growing on top of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in Washington State. The 10-year long breeding project produced a low mounding, very hardy plant with fragrant sky-blue flowers and fern-like foliage, says Pavlich.

  • Zones: 4 to 9

  • Size: 16 to 18 inches tall x 14 to 16 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade; fairly dense soil that is well-draining

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

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Terra Nova

Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' is a tried-and-true favorite. "Clusters of pink-and-white fragrant flowers float over star-shaped emerald-green leaves, each segment striped with black on the midrib," says Pavlich. "In the fall, the black turns rust red and glows as the winter progresses."

  • Zones: 4 to 9

  • Size: 12 inches tall x 12 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun with afternoon shade; organic-rich soil that is well-draining

Echinacea Fresco 'Apricot'

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Terra Nova Nurseries

A beautiful way to introduce color into your yard, Echinacea Fresno 'Apricot' boasts large daisy-like flowers with a gorgeous apricot-rose color palette. The petals are held together by a copper-red button, which emits a wonderful perfume that attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, says Pavlich.

  • Zones: 4 to 9

  • Size: 24 to 26 inches tall x 29 inches wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; moderately rich, well-draining

Knock Out Rose

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Knock Out roses are one of the lowest-maintenance varieties you can grow in your garden. They were bred to include the best characteristics from various species of roses, creating a beautiful shrub that is tolerant of heat, humidity, and a range of climates.

  • Zones: 5 to 11

  • Size: 4 feet tall x 4 feet wide

  • Growing Conditions: Full sun; sandy, loamy soil that is well-draining

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