I love the idea of planting a rainbow garden that includes a layout of flowers in every color of the spectrum. Not only is a rainbow garden gorgeous to look at, but it can attract all of your favorite pollinators such as bumble bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Anyhow, take a look below at how to plant a rainbow garden, where we have assembled a list of flowers by color. The idea is to choose one or two flowers (or more!) from each color of the spectrum, so you can easily plant a rainbow garden in your own space.
This list of flowers by color has easy to grow options as well as perennial and annual options, so you are sure to find something that works for you.
Plant a Rainbow Garden: Flowers by Color
In rainbow red is the first colored arc of the rainbow and because of this it has the longest wavelength.which represent wisdom and energy.
Tulips, Hummingbird Sage, Red Roses, Red Bee Balm, Mums, Geraniums, Primrose, Red Poppies, Red Monkey Flower, Coleus, Cosmos, Bird of Paradise, Red Lilies, Western Columbine, Zinnia, Begonia, Red Cactus Flower
Orange is the second colored arc of the rainbow.In a rainbow, orange represents creativity and the ability to enjoy oneself.
Orange Poppies, Tulips, Lantana, Blackberry Lily, Tiger Lily, Iceland Poppy, Helenium, Cosmos, Asiatic Lily, Marigold, Butterfly Weed, Red Hot Poker, Flowering Maple, Snapdragon, Hyssop, Minion Bells, Twinspur
Yellow is the third colored arc of the rainbow.Within the rainbow, yellow represents the brilliance of the sun.which is the seat of man’s ego and personal power similar to how the sun feeds the earth.
Tulips, Snapdragons, Marigolds, Yellow Columbine, Yellow Butterfly Bush, Iceplant, Mums, Daisies, Gerber Daisy, Daylily, Sunflower, Daffodil, Primula, Yellow Rose, Gold Nugget, Indian Shot, Yellow Bee Balm
Green is the fourth colored arc of the rainbow. in the rainbow, the green represents health, wealth, and love.the green arc represents Anahata which is the heart chakra where the ability to give and receive love is processed.
Green/Lime Rose, Mums, Hellebore, Daylily, Dianthus, Bells of Ireland, Hydrangeas, Mint, Catnip, Sage, Rosemary, Basil, assorted grasses, Coleus
Blue is the fifth colored arc of the rainbow. it represents spirituality. the blue represents connection to water and the spirit world and the ability to communicate with purity.
Brunerra, Delphinium, Hydrangea, Lead Plant, Hyacinth, Clematis, Blue Star, Aster, Bell Flower, Salvia, Balloon Flower, Asters, Morning Glories, Virginia Blue Bells, Forget Me Knots, Columbine
Purple is the sixth colored arc of the rainbow. Purple represents a bridge between the conscious and subconscious worlds.
Salvia, Cat Mint, Tulips, Lilies, Balloon Flower, Iris, Clematis, Lavender, Bell Flower, Crocus, Snapdragon, Petunia, Verbena, Pansy, Fan Flower, Heliotrope, Purple Bee Balm, Thyme, Chives, Lilacs
Roses, Lilacs, Hydrangeas, Clematis, Morning Glory, Peonies, Bleeding Hearts, Bee Balm, Tea Roses, Hyacinth. Stargazer Lily, Lewisia, Hollyhocks.
Choose one or two varieties from each list and grow your own rainbow garden. Or, fill in a bland garden with a color or two and see what a difference it makes. Happy Rainbow Gardening!