The Best Flowers To Use Around Your Mailbox
When deciding what to plant around a mailbox, there are a few criteria to consider. First, it’s important to plant a hardy bloom that doesn’t require a ton of maintenance. Mailbox gardens are ideally self-sufficient and won’t require intensive care (so you don’t have to trek out to the curb for serious pruning sessions). In addition to flowers that are low-maintenance, you want to plant blooms that can withstand curbside conditions, from rocky soil to high salt levels from the road. Tailor your mailbox garden to the unique conditions of your curb—if your mailbox is completely shaded, try a shade-loving plant like ferns. If it’s in direct, persistent sunlight, plant lavender to daylilies. Lastly, it’s key for mailbox gardens to have great curb appeal. We love planting bright, colorful flowers around our mailbox that really wow and distract from the harsh metal of a standing mailbox. Here are 12 of our favorite blooms that will help you transform your drab curb space into a lush garden.
This crawling flower vine will add a touch of natural beauty to your mailbox post. These pretty purple flowers love to climb—consider creating a wire structure to wind around your mailbox and guide the plant’s growth.
This pretty pink plant is low-maintenance and grows into the fall, making it the perfect choice for your mailbox garden. It also attracts fall pollinators like bees and butterflies!
Lavender is known for its ability to withstand harsh conditions, which makes it an ideal curbside plant. It won’t be bothered by roadside salts and it bursts into bloom in direct sun.
Attract all the bees and butterflies with colorful zinnias, a favorite flower amongst pollinators.
In the family of carnations, dianthus will add a delicate touch to your curbside garden. Varieties grow in the fall and spring and, in addition to boasting interesting blooms, they’ll beautifully perfume your mailbox garden.
If you’re looking to fill in a large area, look no further than Russian Sage. This full-growing, lush perennial provides a great backdrop to your mailbox.
These perennials are a great choice if you’re looking for ground coverage and a full, abundant appearance. It blooms through the summer and the fall.
Daylily Garden Bed
Daylilies will last a long time with little care required and they’re a great colorful standout to set off green shrubbery.
Want to grow your very own mailbox fairy garden? These magical-looking blooms love the shade, so they’re a great option for shadowy curbsides.
You’ve likely seen these classic flowers in too many curbside garden beds to count, and it’s for good reason. These annuals are easy to grow, love to soak up the sun, and bloom in abundant bursts of long-lasting color.
This tropical flowering vine will wind up your mailbox post to create a display with serious curb appeal. It’s a classic bloom that adds great vertical space to your mailbox garden.