Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →

Flowers to Plant in Washington State

wood sorrell image by Studio Pookini from Fotolia.com

Plan your garden in Washington state with the climate of the Pacific Northwest in mind. Many flowering plants and shrubs native to the area can make your garden a thriving and beautiful landscape. Choose plants which fare well in moist, shady conditions such as delicate trillium or bright daisies, as well as a variety of ferns. Select a planting site and evaluate your vision for the garden--even the smallest flowerbed can shout with colored blossoms and bright foliage.

Dahlias

dahlia image by leleuf62 from Fotolia.com

Dahlias range in color from gold to deep red and are available in many sizes as well. These perennials thrive in full sun and can grow to be 6-feet tall. Mix several varieties to add texture and interest to your landscaping design. Bring a few blossoms inside to brighten your home, since dahlias are suitable for cut flowers, too.

Rhododendron

rhododendron image by vikasdesign from Fotolia.com

Look no further than the state flower of Washington for a glory of color that is found in its rhododendron shrubs, which grow 6 to 8 feet in height, with flat leaves and clusters of blossoms. The coastal rhododenron native to the Washington area has pink blossoms, while hybrids purchased for planting are available in a range of shades including orange and lavender. The blossoms of some hybrids are variegated, with more than one color on each petal.

  • Dahlias range in color from gold to deep red and are available in many sizes as well.
  • The coastal rhododenron native to the Washington area has pink blossoms, while hybrids purchased for planting are available in a range of shades including orange and lavender.

Shasta Daisy

a daisy image by timur1970 from Fotolia.com

Cheerful yellow-centered daisies stand tall and bright in your garden. Shasta daisies grow well in partial shade. Their distinctive shape and coloring lend a happy tone to your garden and, because they are perennials, your shasta daisies will be a joyful addition to your landscaping. An excellent cut flower, shastas make an appealing summer bouquet for your table.

Related Articles

Flowers That Start With R
Flowers That Start With R
List of Dwarf Azaleas
List of Dwarf Azaleas
What Flowers Are in Season in July?
What Flowers Are in Season in July?
The Best Flowering Shrub for South Carolina
The Best Flowering Shrub for South Carolina
How to Grow Azaleas in Florida
How to Grow Azaleas in Florida
How to Grow Azaleas in Houston
How to Grow Azaleas in Houston
How to Identify a Plant with Purple Bell Shaped Flowers
How to Identify a Plant with Purple Bell Shaped Flowers
Plants Similar to Verbena
Plants Similar to Verbena
Is the Dianthus Perennial or Annual?
Is the Dianthus Perennial or Annual?
Shade-Loving Perennials That Bloom All Summer
Shade-Loving Perennials That Bloom All Summer
Purple Perennial Flower Identification
Purple Perennial Flower Identification
Flowers to Grow in the Summer in Georgia
Flowers to Grow in the Summer in Georgia
Winter Flowers for Texas
Winter Flowers for Texas
How to Prune an Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow Plant
How to Prune an Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow Plant
Can You Cut Back an Endless Summer Hydrangea?
Can You Cut Back an Endless Summer Hydrangea?
Are Hibiscus Plants Poisonous to People?
Are Hibiscus Plants Poisonous to People?
Garden Guides
×