How to Get Different Colored Flowers


How you design your flowerbed determines its effect at full bloom. Monochromatic beds with a variety of flowers within the same color range create a mass of color to add interest to a dull landscape. Flowers chosen from the opposite sides of the color wheel--like purple and yellow---provide vivid contrast and bring the area to life. For those who prefer the beauty of all colors, a multicolored bed creates an oasis of color that appears to have sprung from nature. The color of the flower depends on the specific cultivar you purchase.

Step 1

Make a list of the colors of flowers you would like to grow in your garden. Add details such as the size of the overall plant, bloom size and shape and specific color desired.

Step 2

Sketch the design of your garden. Include details from your list. Take you sketch with you when you shop for flowers. It is easy to forget details of your design once you are browsing flowers.

Step 3

Visit your local garden supply center or plant nursery and browse for flowers that fit your description. Once you find flowers that appeal to you, check for them in the color you desire. Read the plant identification tag to determine if the flowers in the flat are mixed colors or one specific color.

Step 4

Plant seedlings in your prepared bed following the recommended spacing.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Prepared flower bed
  • Flower seedlings


  • University of Illinois Extension: Planting Annuals

Who Can Help

  • University of Illinois Extension:Directory of Annuals
  • University of Illinois Extension: Common Perennials
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About this Author

Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with 4 years experience in online writing and a lifetime of personal journals. She is published on various sites, including Associated Content. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.