I love utilizing flowers with large petals where ever I can around the garden. Decorating with large flowers adds a great bit of depth, interest, and even color to an otherwise ordinary garden. If you ask me, working with flowers with large petals are a great way to add tons of visual appeal to any garden space. Start working with these big flowers today!
Big Flowers For A Big Impact
Mammoth Russian Sunflower
Sunflowers are absolutely stunning during any time of the year, but they look even more beautiful when they’re as massive as these ones! The Mammoth Russian Sunflower has blooms spanning up to FOURTEEN inches. With flowers as large as these, make sure that you plan accordingly throughout your garden. You’ll run out of room fast! These are one of my favorite big flowers!
Remember a few years ago when allium plants were all anyone was talking about? I haven’t heard much about Alliums in recent years, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less beautiful now. Their circular tufts of purple flowers look beautiful sitting atop a foot-long stem. These look like something out of a Doctor Seuss novel and the neighborhood kids will love it! These bulbs are hardy in zones 3-8.
I love hydrangeas, but I love the sheer size of the Limelight Hydrangea more than most. Flower petals fade to different colors throughout the growing season and often give off a pink hue before they’re done growing for the season. This award-winning plant is a definite beauty, and they can grow to be the size of a healthy tree!
Dinner Plate Dahlia
Dinner Plate Dhalia’s are a can’t miss addition to any garden, purely because of their impressive size! Dinner Plate Dahlias can grow to be an impressive size, as blooms can reach 8 inches in diameter when blooming. And not only that, but they are available in a variety of different colors, so you can find the color scheme that works best for you! This is definitely one of the prettier big flowers in my opinion.
California Giant Zinnia
With stems that can reach up to four feet tall, and flowers that can expand to 6 inches wide, the Giant Zinnia is just as its name suggests: giant. However, for Zinnia’s as large as this one, gardeners should turn to heirloom varieties, as these tend to be larger than the store-bought varieties nowadays. You can grow Zinnia in zones 3-10.
A member of the orchid family, Night-Blooming Cereus is the perfect way to add some depth to your garden at nighttime. You see, the giant petals of the night-blooming Cereus do just what the name suggests: they only bloom at night, and some can open to be larger than seven inches across. Massive, huh? Because this is a member of the cactus family, make sure that you grow it in well-draining soils.