21 Plants that are Easy to Grow and Sell Like Crazy
The following 21 plants are really easy to grow and they sell like hot cakes. They always have been really good sellers and they always will be really good sellers. And this list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to plants that you can grow and sell that people want to buy.
My original list was supposed to be 21 plants, but ended up at something like 37 but then Our Members added a lot more to the list. Enjoy! -Mike McGroarty
- 2. Red Weigela
- 3. Varigated Weigela
- 4. Pink Flowering Weigela
- 5. Red Twig Dogwood
- 6. Fragrant Viburnums
- 7. All Flowering Viburnums
- 8. Potentilla
- 9. Dappled Willow
- 10. Pussy Willow
- 11. Daylillies
- 12. Hosta
- 13. Huchera
- 14. All kinds of Perennials
- 15. Armeria
- 16. Boxwood
- 17. Japanese Hollies
- 18. English Hollies
- 19. Rhododendrons
- 20. PJM Dwarf Rhododendron
- 21. Hydrangeas
- 22. Rose of Sharon
- 23. Dwarf Alberta Spruce
- 24. White Dogwood trees
- 25. Chinese Dogwoods
- 26. Blue Rug Juniper
- 27. Gold Flame Spirea
- 28. Gold Mound Spirea
- 29. Ornamental Grasses of all kinds
- 30. Crimson Pygmy Barberry
- 31. Rosy Glow Barberry
- Okay, that’s 31 and I could go on forever.
Here are some plants for warmer zones, 8,9, and 10
Fragrant Tea Olive
Burgundy Chinese Fringe Flower
Owari & Hamlin Oranges
Azalea (out the wazoo down here)
Crepe Myrtle (ditto)
hybrids such as Blossom Peacock and Papillo
Star gazer lilies
Crape Myrtles of all kinds
Azalea varieties-evergreen & deciduous(native)
Fragrant Tea Olive-evergreen
Loropetalum/Chinese fringe flowers
Abelia -so many new exciting varieties -good for zones 6-10!
Burning Bush/ Euonymus varieties…
Spirea -especially Bridalwreath, Little Princess, Goldmound…
Jasmines (vines-Carolina, Confederate)
Lady Banks Rose
Anise (check out Florida Sunshine)
Holly-Soft Touch/Sky Pencil/Youpon/Burfordii….
Japanese Magnolias(Saucer, Betty, Royal Star…)
Evergreen hedge trees/shrubs
Junipers-Blue Rug, Sargentii, Blue Point,…
Vitex (or Chaste Tree)
Nellie R Stevens
Red Tip Photinia
Van Houtti Spiraea
Gary Lovett shared this list for zone 7
If I have the following on hand, I expect to sell everyone. My spelling might not be good. But you will recognize them.
All types of Hosta, Stella de ora daliliy, happy returns daylily, viburnum carcephalum, viburnum sterile, viburnum popcorn, jane magnolia, ann magnolia, leonard messel magnolia, green giant arborvitae, emerald green arborvitae, degroot spirae arborvitae, Ogdon spirae, goldmound spirae, goldflame spirae, little princess spirae, neon flash spirae, autumn fire sedum, palace purple heuchera, red pixie lilac, miss kim lilac, Lynwood gold forsythia,kumson forsythia, peegee hydrangea, silver dollar hydrangea(my favorite paniculate), Annabelle hydrangea, phantom hydrangea(some people believes this one is better than limelight), pink diamond hydrangea, penny mac hydrangea, all summer beauty hydrangea, mock orange, all types of crapemyrtles, burning bush, boxwoods, globosa nana, pink poppett weigelia, tango weigelia, variegated weigelia, red prince weigelia, all types of azaleas, apple trees, peach trees, pear trees, nanking bush cherry, rabbiteye blueberries, blackberries, ceasear’s brother iris, Japanese maples, clematises, major wheeler honeysuckle, and roses.
I think that is fifty. I have sold all of the ones listed above except carcephalum and popcorn viburnum. I am sure there are a lot that I left out. Just taking a break from working, and thought I would start a post.
This year I have peonies and bleeding hearts. I think they will be a success. Hope this post helps someone, especially newbies looking for something to grow in zone 7. These should all work in the Midsouth.
Giving this a bump by replying, but also chiming in with flowering quince, flowering currant, escallonia, and ceanothus (California lilac) for warmer zones. They’re easy to propagate, grow fast, and sell well (for me anyway). The escallonia and ceanothus work great as either hedge or specimen plants. The quince and ceanothus tend to bloom early (April-ish) here in western WA. I think the quince and currant are good for colder zones too.
Questions, comments, mean things to say? Post them below and I will respond. Until then, by any and all means stay inspired!