Laramie Garden Club's recommendations on flower growing in LaramieFlowers: Annuals

Annuals are a fun, easy way to brighten up a porch, sidewalk or flower bed, especially after a long winter. Be aware that annuals do require more watering attention than most perennials, and therefore are a great pop of color even if they’re not the entire ensemble.

Annuals that do well in Laramie include:

  • Pansies
  • Marigolds
  • Geraniums
  • Dianthus
  • Dahlias
  • Decorative grasses
  • Morning Glory
  • Gallardia (Blanket flower)
  • Sweet Peas
  • Cosmos (reseeds well)
  • Lobelia
  • Alyssum (reseeds well)
  • California poppies (reseeds well)
  • Sunflowers

Laramie Garden Club's perennial flower recommendationsFlowers: Perennials

Laramie is a great place to grow perennials because they are hardier and require less fuss than most annuals. Wyoming has a wonderful diversity of native wildflowers that grow especially well in Laramie, since they are accustomed to the wind, sun and precipitation characteristics of this climate. Visit the UW Berry Center’s green roof or Wyoming Native Plant Society’s website to learn more.

Also, check out the Water-Wise Demonstration Garden Booklet or the Plants With Altitude: Regionally Native Plants for Wyoming Gardens – and pick some of these plants out for your own garden!

Perennials that grow well in Laramie include (but are not limited to!):

  • Bleeding heart
  • Blue columbine
  • Pasque flowers
  • Artemesia (silver mound)
  • Hollyhocks
  • Iris
  • Poppies
  • Rudbeckia
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Wild rose
  • Day lilies
  • Delphiniums
  • Dianthus
  • Hostas
  • Creeping Thyme

3 thoughts on “Flowers

  1. Our family is moving to outside Wheat land in nearound future & love plants &flowers. My youngest son & his family already received there. My daughter in law sent me this site to see what kind of plants r native to there. My email is francesfarmer838@gmail. Be seeing yall soon!

    • Hi, Frances.

      Thanks for your question! Wheatland is just different enough from Laramie, it might be best to get in touch with the Platte County Ag Extension offices — they will be able to recommend either the right plants for the area, or a master gardener who can help. Check out their website here:

      One of our many resident experts at the Laramie Garden Club is Jenny Thompson. Jenny works at University of Wyoming Extensions with the Barnyards and Backyards program– she will also be able to point you in the right direction.

      Wishing you the best and happy gardening!
      The Laramie Garden Club

  2. We live outside or town and have many antelope visitors on our property that love to munch on our plants. What flowers do you recommend to deter them from eating?

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