South Carolina Gardening

| July 7, 2010 | 9 Comments

Which Flowers Survive Best in South Carolina

"So many seeds -- so little time."

Harvesting crops and growing flowers can be difficult in the sunny and humid South Carolina weather!  However, thanks to the state’s year-round mild climate, a wide variety of plants and flowers grow well and prosper during the season.  Here is a list of five of the best flowers to plant in your South Carolina home garden!
  • Begonia – These flowers can be either grown in the shade or in the full blown sun!  Wax begonias withstand drought and heat better than other begonias, although they definitely prefer moist, well-drained, fertile soil.
  • Evergreen – Because of its fleshy leaves and swollen roots, Evergreens has a rare ability to stay fresh and alive, long after having been uprooted.  These can survive anywhere from indigenous to temperate zones, to banks in the mountains.
  • Golden Carpet Sedum – Highly diverse, drought-tolerant annuals and perennials, Stonecrops range from tiny, hardy, rock garden succulents to 2-foot-tall perennials.  These flowers are durable, and can grow in the rough South Carolina soil.
  • Indian Grass – No garden would be complete without at least one type of ornamental grass, and Indian grass does the trick for southern gardens. Growing up to five feet tall, the blue-green blades start growing in the spring with a large plume of seed heads appearing in late summer, offering a great food source for birds and other wildlife. This plant grows well in almost any soil although it thrives in well-drained soils in sunny areas.
  • Cardinal Flower – Preferring moist climates such as those offered along streams and creeks, this bright red flower  adds a much-needed riot of color to shady areas of your garden. Growing up to four feet tall with blooms that last from mid-summer through the fall, the plant prefers moist, well-drained soil in light shade or partial sun. With its long bloom time, this plant works perfectly to attract hummingbirds.

PS Be sure to join us on our next blog about The best flower pots in South Carolina!

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