5 Easy-to-Grow, Flowering Plants to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Create a front yard that wows your neighbors.

Looking for ways to spruce up your outdoor space? From painting the front door to planting an eye-catching garden, let this be the year you boost your home's curb appeal.

One element that's sure to attract compliments: adding flowering plants. But flowers can be a little more finicky than foliage, requiring just the right amount of light and water. So, we've rounded up several varieties that are surprisingly easy to care for, according to the plant pros at Costa Farms. Choose those that are a match for your area's hardiness zone, and you'll enjoy blooming plants all season with as little maintenance as possible.

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Black-Eyed Susan

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With its sunny golden yellow petals, this flower will add vibrant color to your front yard. Plus, it's heat- and drought-resistant, and does well in sunny spots, so you don't need to worry about watering. If you have a yard that doesn't get much shade, this is one flowering plant that can take the heat.

Hardiness Zones: 3-9

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Fluffy pink and purple hydrangea plants
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The hydrangea bush is a top choice when it comes to show-stopping blooms. And luckily, it doesn't require a ton of care. Choose a spot that gets partial shade, and ideally, you'll want rich, well-drained soil. Wait until the fall to plant a new hydrangea bush (which starts out as a root ball), but it will reward you with big, fluffy blooms each summer.

Consider Endless Summer hydrangeas, which bloom on both new and old wood, and you'll enjoy their flowers from spring through late fall. Plant just one hydrangea bush as a star of the garden, or line up several to create a beautiful, blooming hedge.

Hardiness Zones: 4-9

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Daylily blooms in yard
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Besides bringing a burst of yellow, orange, and red to your landscaping, the hardy daylily will withstand heat, drought, and even curious pets. Just plant them in full sun, in moist, yet well-drained soil. Their big plus: They're known to bloom from spring until late summer, so your yard will look great all season long. And since they're perennials, they'll keep coming back for years.

Hardiness Zones: 3-8

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Hardy Hibiscus

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When you want big, bold blooms that will keep coming back year after year, opt for hardy hibiscus (not to be confused with its close relative, tropical hibiscus). Hardy hibiscus shrubs do best in full sun, producing large red, white, yellow, and pink flowers, but can tolerate partial shade. Often admired for their dinner-plate-sized blooms, these plants will be the talk of the town.

Hardiness Zones: 5-9

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Best Flowering Plants, Coneflower

Poor soil? Infrequent rain? No problem. The resilient coneflower will thrive despite drought and sandy soil, as long as it gets enough sun. As its name suggests, this flower has a cone-shaped center surrounded by pink, yellow, or orange petals. Bonus: The coneflower also landed on our list of plants that are sure to attract butterflies to your garden.

Hardiness Zones: 3-8

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