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The Best Plants For Year Round | Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Plants For Year Round. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Rose

This product was recommended by Aaditya Bhatta from Plantscraze

Beautiful burgeoning leaves, buds, and blossoms in the spring. Summer: Glossy complex serrated leaves with an abundance of repeat blooms. Rose leaves in autumn display beautiful autumn foliage, ranging in yellows, oranges, and reds. Winter: Rose hips retain their vibrant red color all winter, providing a feast for winter birds.


Yew

This product was recommended by Aaditya Bhatta from Plantscraze

Spring: The new spring growth of Yew is illuminating with large chartreuse candles. Summer: In late spring, male and female Yews produce different flowers; male flowers are globe-like structures, while female flowers are cone-like. Female Yew produces bright-red fleshy berries in the fall. Birds eat the flesh, but the seeds are poisonous and should not be eaten. Winter: In addition to the sculpted structure of the Yew, the berries are decadent when draped in snow.


Daisy

This product was recommended by Sandeep Bhandari from Ask Any Difference

Another great choice for year-round color is daisies. They are very low maintenance and will bloom in the spring and summer. They can also be planted in the fall and will bloom in the spring.


Daffodils

This product was recommended by Sandeep Bhandari from Ask Any Difference

Daffodils are one of the best flowers for all-year color. They are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. They can be planted in the spring and will bloom in the summer. They can also be planted in the fall and will bloom in the spring.


Caladium Bulb

This product was recommended by Lindsey Hyland from Urban Organic Yield

The caladium bulb is a great addition to any garden. These plants are easy to grow and come in various colors, including red, pink, white, and purple. They will add color and life to your garden all year long. Additionally, the host a bulb is another great option for planting in your garden year-round. These plants are also easy to grow and come in various colors, including blue, green, white, and yellow. They will add beauty and life to your garden all year long.


Zamioculcas Zanzibar Gem Plant

This product was recommended by Ilia Mundut from Heftyberry LLC

It’s a great plant for beginners or busy people, because it’s extremely low-maintenance. It thrives in neglect, doesn’t need much sunlight or water. Also purifies the air. I have 2 of these in my home. They look healthy, even though I rarely care about them. It’s basically a cactus in it’s needs, but looks like a tropical fern. It’s green and glossy year-round.


Monstera Deliciosa Plant

This product was recommended by Marc Bromhall from Surf’s Up Magazine

It will grow in any light conditions and only requires approximately 2-3 cups of water about once a week.


Hebe

This product was recommended by Cherelle Johnson from ThatSister

Hebe are pleasant, a kind of evergreen shrubs that evolve in a small area. The leaves are usually decorative, and in the summer or spring and occasionally into the fall the herb will yield attractive blossoms in the pinkish shade, white, or purple that is the attraction to pollinators. Regardless, not all shrubs are tolerant winter season, so you must select a type that fits the zone. Hebe resists winters when the temperature is down to more or less 15F. Though it even is a bit weak during the foremost years after sowing.


Rosemary

This product was recommended by Emily Jones from Tomato Mentor

Rosemary is an evergreen herb that does well in both cold and warm climates. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil.


Thyme

This product was recommended by Emily Jones from Tomato Mentor

Thyme is another herb that is tolerant of both cold and warm weather conditions. It also does best in full sun with well-drained soil.


Oregano

This product was recommended by Emily Jones from Tomato Mentor

Oregano is yet another herb that does well in both hot and cold weather conditions. Like rosemary and thyme, it prefers full sun with well-drained soil.


Java Fern

This product was recommended by Veronica Thompson from Everyday Power

This plant is a popular addition to shrimp tanks and general aquariums because it is low-maintenance and relatively cheap. They are also well-loved because of their slow growth, which means less maintenance and more breathing room for the shrimps. They can tolerate almost any light condition and can survive a wide range of water pH. Hence, it is truly a good plant to have.


Cacti

This product was recommended by Erika Barnes from Petsmitten

The only plants I have in my home office are cacti. They’re perfect for me because I’m not the best plant parent but I love to have some greenery around my home. They’re very easy to take care of and they can last all year round if you do a good enough job at taking care of them. Flowering cacti are the best because they will bloom into gorgeous colors at certain points of the year.


Anubias

This product was recommended by Sharon Sanders from Philadelphia Weekly

These plants are quite popular among people who have aquariums mainly because they are low-maintenance and very sturdy. They can thrive even with low light and changing water pH. With a variety of leaf colors and shapes, they are also used to beautify aquariums. Hence, they are really good plants to place in aquariums with your goldfishes.


Basil

This product was recommended by Abigail Richards from Tech President

Basil plant is a potted plant that can grow big if planted in a big pot. It is a good plant to have because it is also an herb that can be used for many things like tea juice or condiment in food like pasta and other culinary dishes. Hence, this is a very good plant to grow in a pot.


Salvia

This product was recommended by Brian Campbell from Water Filter Guru

Salvia, also known as Sage, is a beautiful all round year plant. It has densely packed flowers with tubular blooms. It is an ornamental species and an aromatic one. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted by salvia. They grow up to 5 feet and also grow in pots. The plant describes the meaning of healing in Latin. There are more than 800 species. They give a variety of bright and splendid color blossoms and produce nut fruits. The flowers are tubular with two lips and pollinate mainly by insects.


Snake Plant

This product was recommended by Jasmin Diaz from Smoky Mountains

Snake Plants are very low maintenance, and believe it or not thrive on neglection. So don’t worry if you forgot to water your snake plant that week, or the next. That plant wants to be in a dim place out of direct sunlight, so find a nice corner in your house to plop this awesome plant.


Rhododendrons

This product was recommended by Elijah Miller from RC Ride On Cars

We have rhododendrons growing in our backyard which I didn’t think would last for a season thanks to my kids and their ride-ons. However, they have indeed lasted for a whole year and even longer than that! These rhododendrons look pretty neat year-round, too. In summer this plant sprouts pink flowers that grow in abundance (great for bees), while in the winter the leaves are covered in frost and snow and still manage to look pretty awesome.


Bluestar

This product was recommended by Brad Burnie from Starships

Bluestar is a star-shaped flower in a shade of soft blue and attractive narrow leaves. They grow easily without any problem and provide a texture to a garden the whole year. They can grow 2-3 feet tall but depend on their variety. These plants can spread a few feet away but do not spread away too far creating a nuisance. They can be harvested by seeds or by planting saplings. Bluestar is low-maintenance but needs a little care to save its seeds. They need good sunlight and regular watering.


Sedums

This product was recommended by Alexandra Cotes from Flower Co

It requires very low supervision. It’s practically like you have to sow it in your garden and just put it unaccompanied. Furthermore, It represents everything it feels. If it is receiving a ton of love and care, it would exhibit it by blossoming jovially and if it requires watering, its soil would crack. Furthermore, It doesn’t require watering frequently nor does it have any soil preferences. It can grow anywhere and everywhere. It conveys a radiant glow and warm hue to the garden.


Lavender

This product was recommended by Christel Oerum from Diabetes Strong

Lavender is the perfect choice for an all-year plant. Not only does it only need a small amount of watering and maintenance, but it can also survive most winters and still thrive once spring comes around again! On top of this, the plant has anti-inflammatory uses, and it has also been found useful in naturally lowering levels of anxiety and depression.


Christmas Cactus Zygocactus

This product was recommended by Miguel Palma from JardinTienda

The Christmas Cactus plant brings a vibrant, colorful touch to any household that chooses to own one. With bright flowers that could be red, pink or white, depending on the variety of plant chosen, these plants always seem to cheer their owners up. To keep them healthy all you need to do is place them in indirect light and give them some water when the soil is dry. Be careful not to over-water these ones – but apart from that it’s hard to go wrong with these – they look great all year round!


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