by Jennifer Poindexter
My neighbors have gorgeous, tall flowers around the base of their mailbox. They’re eye-catching and great for their curb appeal.
Are you looking to do something similar around your home? Do you need to know your options for tall flowers that will grab attention?
If so, you’re in the right location. I’ve created a list of tall flower options that are sure to add charm around your home.
Here are the flowers which deserve your consideration:
1. Hardy Hibiscus
Hardy hibiscus flowers produce large blooms of various shades. These flowers are hardy in planting zones five through nine.
Also, they reach heights up to four feet. You should expect hardy hibiscus plants to do well in areas with full to partial sunlight and adequately draining soil.
Delphinium plants produce bushy, green foliage and long stems which fill with blue or purple flowers all along the stems. These flowers need staking as they can reach heights up to six feet tall.
Plus, delphinium is a perennial flower, so be sure to plant in an area that won’t be disturbed during the dormant season. Ensure you supply delphinium plants with ample sunlight, well-draining soil, and protection from hard rains and high winds.
Boltonia goes by various names including chamomile and false aster. No matter what you call it, these are perennial flowers that reach heights around five to six feet.
If you’re unfamiliar with boltonia, they’re beautiful white flowers with yellow centers and are hardy in planting zones four through nine. They grow best in areas with well-draining soil and full sunlight.
Cosmos create traditional, colorful blooms that are cup-shaped with bright yellow centers. They’re hardy in planting zones two through eleven and are great for warm climates that are also dry.
Keep in mind, cosmos are known for being drought-tolerant plants and can reach heights up to five feet depending upon the variety. Plant cosmos in a growing location with full to partial sunlight and light, well-draining soil.
5. Oriental Lily
Do you enjoy the unique shape and colors of lilies? If so, you’ll love this tall option. Oriental lilies are beautiful perennial flowers which are hardy in planting zones three through nine.
You can expect oriental lilies to reach heights between two and eight feet. Be sure to select a growing location with consistently damp, well-draining soil. These flowers also prefer full sunlight.
Cannas are tall, bush-like flowers with colorful blooms and vibrantly colored foliage. These aren’t cold-hardy plants and can only survive in planting zones seven and higher.
Expect these unique and beautiful flowers to reach heights between three and five feet. They need to be grown in a location with nutrient-rich soil that drains adequately. Cannas also enjoy full sun.
Helenium also goes by the name sneezeweed. These richly colored flowers reach heights between one and three feet.
However, they’re hardy in planting zones three through eight, so if you plant them once they could last for years. Be sure to plant helenium in a location with full sun, rich soil, and well-draining soil that’s consistently damp.
Ageratum produces wispy colorful blooms that add color and unique texture to your landscape. If you’re interested in growing this plant, be sure to select a location that can handle a flower that reaches heights up to three feet.
Plus, you should be aware of your planting zone as ageratum is only hardy in zones ten and eleven. Whether growing the flower as an annual or perennial, be sure to select a growing location with full to partial sunlight and well-draining soil.
9. Cutleaf Coneflower
Cutleaf coneflower could be a gorgeous addition to your landscape. This plant begins with layered foliage as a base. From the foliage, grows long stems with yellow petals that flop down to encourage the center to protrude from the flower.
If you’re in the market for a colorful, yet traditional flower, don’t overlook this option. These flowers are perennial in planting zones three through nine. They can grow in most lighting situations as long as they grow in consistently damp soil. You can expect these flowers to reach heights between three and nine feet.
Cleome produces small clusters of blooms which come together to form large, round blooms. These plants reach heights between two and five feet.
Though they’re annual, if these flowers are provided with plenty of sunlight, they should add lots of beauty to your surroundings during their growing season.
Snapdragons are a colorful, tall flower that’s great for making your home welcoming and adding a pop of color as well. This is a perennial option in planting zones seven through eleven.
However, be sure you supply the right growing conditions. Snapdragons prefer to grow in locations with nutrient-dense, well-draining soil with full to partial sunlight. In return, you should expect these flowers to reach heights between one and three feet.
Sunflowers come in many colors and sizes. Plus, some varieties are annual and others are perennial. No matter which variety you select, you should ensure you grow sunflowers in areas with ample sunlight and well-draining soil.
In return, these flowers can become as tall as fifteen feet. However, different varieties may become much shorter than this. Decide what height and type of sunflower works best for you and add it to your landscaping plan.
13. Chimney Bellflower
Chimney bellflower is a beautiful plant that produces purple blooms that are bell-shaped and grow vertically. If you need to add color to a location around your home, this could be a great option.
However, be sure to supply the correct conditions. Chimney bellflower is a biennial plant in zones seven through ten. This flower prefers full sunlight and well-draining soil.
Zinnias are bright annual flowers that produce layered, rounded blooms. Should you choose to grow these flowers, be sure to select a location with full sunlight.
Also, ensure the area has rich soil that drains properly. In return, zinnias can reach heights up to three feet.
Hollyhock is another tall flowering plant that produces cup-shaped blooms with vibrant colors. This is another great way to add life and color to a dull area of your landscape.
If you need a taller option, hollyhock could be for you since they reach heights between three and eight feet. These flowers are perennial and grow in areas with well-draining soil and full to partial sunlight.
Amaranthus is another unique flower that grows amongst deep green foliage. The leaves produce unique blooms which almost appear hollow. This is a perennial option in zones five through nine.
Keep in mind, these flowers need specific growing conditions which consist of well-draining soil and partial sunlight. Ensure the growing location can handle such a plant since amaranthus can reach heights up to eight feet.
17. Globe Thistles
Don’t let a name like globe thistle stop you from considering this tall flower. This beauty produces a colorful round ball of a bloom. You should expect globe thistle to reach between one and three feet in height.
Plus, this option is hardy in planting zones three through nine. If you’re interested in growing globe thistle, be sure to select a location with plenty of sunlight to encourage the plant to bloom and avoid becoming leggy.
18. Joe Pye Weed
Joe pye weed is a tall plant that produces tiny, light colored blooms. The flowers form as the small clustered blooms come together. If this bushy plant is for you, be sure to provide ample room as it can reach heights around eight feet tall.
However, once the proper amount of room is provided, the rest of the growing conditions are rather simple as Joe pye weed isn’t a fussy plant. It grows well in full sunlight or partial shade. It can also grow in a variety of soil types. This is a hardy plant in zones four through eight.
Monkshood goes by a variety of names, but it’s hard to miss due to its base of green foliage and tall, vertical blooms filled with gorgeous colors. When growing this plant, expect it to reach heights up to three feet. You should also expect it to become around one foot wide.
Plus, the plant needs full to partial sunlight. If it doesn’t receive enough sunlight, the flowers will flop over and lose their confident stance in your landscape. These are hardy plants in zones three through eight.
20. Red Hot Poker
A red hot poker plant gets the name honestly. It has a base of green foliage where long stems emerge. At the end of the stems are cone-shaped blooms filled with vibrant colors such as yellow, red, and orange which resemble a hot poker.
Should you wish to add this unique plant to your garden, ensure you provide a growing space with full sun and well-draining soil. The plant is hardy in zones five through nine and can reach heights around three feet.
Dahlias are gorgeous, brightly colored flowers with layered blooms. They remind me of the tissue paper flowers I made in art class as a kid. If you’d love a plant with vibrant and texturized blooms, this could be your flower.
However, be aware that dahlias come in different varieties which range in height from one to six feet. They need a growing location with plenty of sunlight and well-draining soil. If cared for properly, these flowers should remain hardy in zones eight through ten.
Our final flower to discuss is foxglove. This plant grows from a lush base of foliage, produces long stems, and colorful, vertical blooms. Expect these flowers to reach heights up to six feet. From there, you should expect foxglove to remain hardy in planting zones four through nine.
However, you must provide growing conditions which consist of damp, well-draining soil and full sunlight.
You now have over twenty different options for tall flowers to grow around your home or garden. Tall flowers come in many different shapes, sizes, have various growing conditions, and are hardy in various zones.
Once you know which flowers meet your aesthetic needs, and you can provide their necessary growing conditions, begin creating a beautiful plan for your surroundings. These towering flowers are sure to draw attention to their growing locations for all the right reasons.