Grow these adorable small flowers in your garden to bring a splash of Color. Apart from Color, some of these tiny flowers are also fragrant.
Small flowers look adorable and usually grow in clusters that attract pollinators. These tiny little beauties bring vibrancy and Color with them and often fragrance. Check out this list of our favorite small flowers to adorn your garden, flower bed, or container.
Botanical Name: Viola × wittrockiana
Pansy blooms come in stunning combinations of blue, red, white, and yellow, having velvety textured petals. Perfect for bedding, borders, and containers, pansies love cool weather and can tolerate frost to a certain degree. Primroses, trailing lobelia, and sweet alyssum are cool-weather flowers that go well with pansies.
Pansy is also in our list of Plants for shallow pots
2. Lily of the Valley
Botanical Name: Convallaria Majalis
The sweet fragrance of tiny bell-shaped flowers of the lily of the valley can entice anyone! Blooming in the late spring, flowers are usually white but also show pink hues sometimes. It’s a low-growing and fast-spreading plant that tends to turn invasive.
3. Baby’s Breath
Botanical Name: Gypsophila spp.
Flowering from spring to summer, the tiny delicate flowers of baby’s breath come in white and pink hues. It’s popular for cut flowers, floral arrangements, and bouquets. Some cultivars have creeping habits making an excellent choice for ground cover, whereas others grow more upright.
4. Grape hyacinth
Botanical Name: Muscari
Bring drama to your backyard with the beautiful colors of Grape hyacinth. When it blooms in spring, its small bell-shaped flowers form the illusion of little beads stuck to flower stalks. Most popular cultivars have blue flowers but also bloom in pink, white, and yellow hues.
5. Fairy Foxglove
Botanical Name: Erinus alpinus
Tiny purplish-pink flowers growing atop low growing rosette of stems gives Fairy foxglove a charming look. It’s a perfect flowering plant for novice gardeners as it requires minimal care. Be it rock gardens or containers; Fairy foxglove won’t disappoint!
6. Sweet Alyssum
Botanical Names: Lobularia maritima
Sweet alyssum is a versatile flowering plant growing in rock gardens, pots, hanging baskets, and borders. Naturalized in many parts of the US, it’s self-sowing and blooms year after year in spring and fall. Clusters of tiny flowers come in white, pink, and purple colors.
7. Trailing Lobelia
Botanical Name: Lobelia erinus
Although trailing lobelia has many cultivars, the blue-blooming ones have our hearts. Plant it in hanging baskets, containers, or window boxes, and watch as it fills the space gracefully. It blooms from spring and lasts till the first frost.
Botanical Name: Myosotis
Forget-me-not care is a breeze, making it a good choice for woodland gardens and backyards. Clusters of bright blue flowers grow in clumps; apart from that, it bears white, pink, and yellow blooms.
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
The aromatic tiny purple blooms of thyme not only serve an ornamental purpose but are edible as well. Grow it in your herb garden, walkways, or container; it’s versatile. Some varieties also bear pink and white blooms from late spring to summer.
10. Kenilworth Ivy
Botanical Name: Cymbalaria muralis
Also known as ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth bears small adorable purple flowers. Apart from the blooms, its scalloped foliage is also an interesting feature. It’s usually spotted in walls and rock crevices.
Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus
Periwinkles stand out both with their charming name and cheerful blooms. Flowering in beautiful shades of blue and violet, it’s resistant to invaders like deer and rabbits. Locate it at a spot with full sun to partial shade.