Seasonal Plants For Your Tennessee Garden

You can learn about some amazing seasonal plants for your Tennesee landscape.

Seasonal plants are like holiday decorations. They make homes even more fun and beautiful, but only for a short and specific amount of time. Then it’s time for the next holiday decor theme to come in.

Here we will look at seasonal plants such as:

  • Snapdragons
  • Mandevilla
  • Violas
  • Ornamental sweet potato vines
  • Pansies
  • Mums

Let’s learn a little more about seasonal plants for Tennessee.

You can also find out the differences between annual and perennial plants >>>

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Spring Plants

Pink and yellow snapdragons


These beautiful flowers can spice up any garden. Snapdragons:

  • Come in many colors like orange, purple, and white
  • Range in size choices from 8″ – 3′
  • Attract hummingbirds and other wildlife
  • Grow best in sunny areas
Pink dianthus flowers with dew drops


Add some fragrance to your garden with dianthus flowers. These plants:

  • Come in rose, lavender, and other colors
  • Grows 6-12″ tall
  • Can attract butterflies
  • Needs sunny spots to grow
Purple and green sweet potato vine

Sweet Potato Vine

They may not grow potatoes, but their colorful foliage makes up for that:

  • Has green/blue/purple leaves
  • Stays under 6″ but can grow 3-6′ wide
  • Gives off a tropical feel
  • Loves full sun and heat

Summer Plants

Yellow tropical hibiscus flower

Yellow Tropic Hibiscus

These flowers are large, in charge, and can quickly become a focal point for your garden. This flower:

  • Opens and closes at certain times of the day
  • Typically grows 5′ tall, but dwarf versions are 2-4′
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Blooms best in areas with lots of sunlight
Red mandevilla growing in a pot


These flowery vines can transform walls and gardens. Mandevilla’s:

  • Come in shades of pink, white, and red
  • Can grow 1-15′ tall depending on the type
  • Grow clockwise or counterclockwise
  • Flourish in areas with full sunlight
Pink canna plants


These lilies are boldly colored and make great backdrops. Cannas also:

  • Have large leaves that come in shades of green, bronze, and black
  • Grow up to 2′ tall as dwarfs while normal ones grow about 5′
  • Can attract butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Need plenty of sunlight to grow

Fall Plants

Purple and white violas


Violas are a dazzling sight, especially when planted in groups. They:

  • Have plenty of flowers in a variety of colors
  • Grow closer to the ground
  • Are perfect for growing near pathways
  • Like full or partial sunlight to grow in
White, pink, and red mums together

Mums (chrysanthemums)

Mums are beautiful and easy to grow. They:

  • Can be white, red, pink, or other colors
  • Are either ~9″ tall or grow up to 3′
  • Range in bloom size from button-size to corsage worthy
  • Love to grow in sunny areas
Yellow and red pansies


These flowers love cool weather and can bloom all winter long in some areas. Pansies:

  • Range in colors from white to black and almost everything in between
  • Typically grow 6-9″
  • Can have single or multi-colored flowers
  • Love sunlight and moist soil

You Can Have An Everchanging Garden

Seasonal plants are great in part because they are seasonal. Since they only come around ever so often it makes them more enjoyable. It also helps that they look amazing and can transform a landscape. What plants will you use to further enhance your garden?

Here’s more on what you can find in our garden center >>