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Seven Unique Flowers to Grow In Your Apartment

Orange Oriental Poppy flowerThere are so many varieties of flowers in this world. Yet, year after year, apartment dwellers end up planting the same old impatiens, begonias and petunias that they can purchase in big flats from the local home improvement store. Yes, they’re pretty. But there are so many other gorgeous options out there, including:

Cape Plumbago

Also known as sky flower, these pretty blue flowers thrive in the Texas heat. A bonus? Butterflies love Cape plumbago. This flower can be left to sprawl along the ground or can also be trained to climb a trellis.

Oriental Poppy

Beautiful and bold, these brightly colored flowers are the stars of any garden for the short period of time that they grace this earth with their presence.

Grandma’s Yellow Rose

Also known as Rosa ‘Nacogdoches,’ this plant boasts fragrant, lovely yellow blossoms that are perfect for cutting. And having this lovely flower in your garden is also a nod to the famous folk song, “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

Pasque

This perennial boasts pretty purple flowers with a prominent yellow center. This flower does best when planted in sandy or gravelly soil that drains well.

Hinckley’s Golden Columbine

This is a Texas native that will grace your garden with stunning yellow flowers that are fragrant and great for cutting. Hinckley’s golden columbine is a perennial that will spread quickly and is also an evergreen.

Mexican Honeysuckle

This evergreen shrub is drought tolerant and blooms for most of the year. A big bonus? Its bright tubular orange flowers are attractive to hummingbirds.

Cigar Plant

This plant blooms in the fall and has orange-yellow flowers that are cigar shaped—hence, its name. This is another plant that is drought tolerant and will attract hummingbirds to your garden.

Do you love flowers but have nowhere to plant them? Then you may want to consider moving to an apartment that has outdoor space. Every Derby Park apartment boasts either a large balcony or patio, which you can grace with your own beautiful flowers and plants. Sounds interesting? Then call today, so you can check out Derby Park’s beautiful apartments in Grand Prairie with your own eyes.