Types of Tall Flowers

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Types of Tall Flowers
New England asters can grow up to 6 feet tall. (aster image by Irina Kodentseva from Fotolia.com)

If you have the yard space, tall flowers are great accent pieces for any lawn or garden. While they can be difficult to maintain at times due to their height, their majestic nature is incomparable. Mammoth sunflowers, trumpet lilies and New England asters are tall flowers that contribute an ample amount of colour and beauty to any spacious lawn.

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Mammoth Sunflowers

Mammoth sunflowers are one of the most popular type of sunflowers on the market. They're one of the hardiest and easiest flower giants to grow. In a well-drained organic soil mix, plant seeds 2 feet deep. When planted in an area where they can receive six to eight hours of sunlight a day, they are likely to sprout quickly and can grow anywhere from 6 to 16 feet tall. Their vibrant yellow colour and edible seeds makes them great for not only avid flower gardeners but children as well.

Trumpet Lilies

Trumpet lilies are tropical-looking tall flowers that can add a little zest to any yard. They grow well in acidic, loamy soil and are especially helpful in balancing the pH level in gardens. Plant bulbs at least 12 inches into the ground and cover them with 2 inches of compost to encourage growth. In early spring under partial sun, your lilies will bloom and grow up to 6 feet tall.

New England Asters

The New England aster is an ideal flower for late summer and early fall. It can withstand temperatures dipping down to 4.44 degrees Celsius without wilting and can grow late into the autumn season. In well-drained light soil, New England asters only take two to five weeks to bloom upon planting. In full sunlight, they can grow up to 7 feet tall. Although they primarily come in shades of purple, hybrids in other colours are now readily available for any garden in need of a little colour.

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