Whether you want to attract pollinators to your yard or plant a prairie; growing in shade or sun, sand or loam we'll help you find annuals, perennials and native flowers that thrive in northern gardens and landscapes.
Flowers for outdoor landscapes
Annual plants live for one growing season and then die, while perennials regrow every spring.
Flowers add color, texture and interest to your lawn or garden. They also provide food and shelter for birds, animals, bees and other pollinators.
- Annual flowers that attract pollinators
- Calla and canna lilies
- Tuberous begonia
- Annual flower trial results
- Growing edible container gardens(video)
- Cultivo de verduras, flores y hierbas en contenedores(video)
Perennial flowers survive winters in Minnesota and live more than one year.
General flower gardening
Butterfly gardens, flowers for pollinators, edible flowers and flower pests
- See the Flower insects page for a list of insects that commonly affect Minnesota trees and shrubs.
- See the plant disease page for more detailed information on flower diseases.
- See the clean and disinfect gardening tools and containers page for tips on preventing spread of diseases.
Stay up to date
- Read Yard and Garden News
- Listen to the Smart Gardens and What's Killing My Kale? podcasts.