10 Backyard Garden Flowers You Can’t Kill

10 Backyard Garden Flowers You Can't Kill

Do you live in a harsh environment and need to plant some hardy flowers? While it may seem impossible, there are 10 backyard garden flowers that can withstand various conditions, and you cannot kill.

If you are looking for a variety of backyard flowers to fill your garden, look no further than the list below.

1. Begonia


If you want something that is bright and loud, giving your garden all types of color options, then you should consider the Begonia. While it does prefer shaded areas, it can withstand the beating sun in areas that are sunny and warm. If you have an area where there are mild winters, few frosts and very little snow, you will truly having a hard time getting rid of these flowers.

2. Coneflower


Another bright option, the coneflower shoots up high on a stem very much like the sunflower. The difference is the bright colors that go deep in red, purple and pink shades. They enjoy direct sunlight, shooting high to reach the sun, making sure they get it over any other flower nearby.

3. Hostas

If you are looking to add that luscious green color to your garden, then you need to move forward with Hostas for your next landscaping project. They can adapt to almost all environments, making them great for places that are warm but also those areas that are cooler most of the time.

4. Daylillies


Now this is a flower that is as resilient as it is beautiful. Daylilies not only come in a variety of colors, but their patterns can vary, as well. They want full sun and can manage in soil that has not been watered regularly. When they bloom, it is usually sticking around for a day or two before falling off and starting again. These flowers return each year and are often back in larger numbers, since they spread easily.

5. Marigolds


A beam of sunshine across the ground, Marigolds light up the lawns and gardens where they grow with their bright color. They are found at nearly every home, return annually, and can withstand some of the harshest weather conditions out there. Too dry? Too warm? Maybe even chillier than normal? These conditions are not a problem for Marigolds until the frost comes.

6. Petunias


Lying low to the ground, those pink and purple flowers that you planted maybe several years ago are back in your garden again this year. It takes nothing to grow petunias, as they only need water once a week. In many places, a weekly rain shower is enough to keep them alive. Plant them in the shade or even in the direct sun, as they can manage either one.

7. Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Sometimes you may be on the hunt for a flower that can be accommodated by various soil conditions. Butterfly Weed is one that can find a way to survive in all soil types, no matter how sandy, full of clay, or even rocky it may be beneath the surface.

Not only will you enjoy the presence of the Butterfly Weed, but so will its namesake, birds, and bees. It is great for pollination and used by many farmers to one their fields so the bees will pollinate their plants.

8. Spider Flower

Spider Flower

If you do not have a lot of time to put into a flower, but want to brighten up your space, the Spider Flower is a great option to consider. It is so independent with growing, that most just simply toss the seeds into the soil, cover it and walk away. They will take root in almost every condition but freezing cold and will start to sprout in a matter of days.

9. Moss Rose

Moss Rose

Meant for the desert and those extreme conditions, the Moss Rose is another hardy backyard garden flower. If it can survive the extreme conditions of the desert then it can withstand your backyard when you forget to water your garden for a few days. It holds water within the plant, releasing as needed so that maintains its own hydration. The leaves on the Moss Rose look similar to your traditional rose, but have a succulent texture.

10. Zinnias


Growing up to 3 feet for flower, the Zinnia will stand tall all summer long in its various colors. It can able pink, orange, yellow, red, purple or even white. They prefer a spot in the direct sun so that they can grow tall and towards its direction.

When you plant Zinnias in your garden, you may see more butterflies and bees as they are attracted to these flowers. You don’t have to worry about them either if there is a rain shortage that summer.