The balcony is the perfect space for relaxing, but it’s difficult to grow plants. The temperature and light conditions are different here which means you have an uphill battle if want most flowers or vegetables on your balcony!
However, if you choose the right plants for your outdoor space and give them enough water they can turn this area into a delightful private garden. In most cases it’s best to stick with mostly sun-loving vegetation that thrives in dry conditions as well!
10 Easy to Grow Plants for your Balcony Garden
If you want to make your balcony feel like home, plant some impatiens. These plants grow well in zones two through seven and they will provide color all spring and summer long, if properly cared for with watering on a daily basis during hot summer days!
The verbena is an ideal plant for your balcony. You can put them in hanging baskets or window boxes, and they will grow tall enough that their flowers cover the entire vertical space.
This hardy flower loves full sun with little water – so it suits zones six through ten perfectly. And you’ll never run out of color options: there are green verbenas (for cooler regions), white ones sporting delicate bells up top; even pink varieties exist to make your balcony shine!
Marigolds are hardy plants that will thrive in this space without much water. They can grow from early spring to early fall, depending on the zone where they’re planted; however a first frost always proves too strong for them because of their preference for hot days and full sun.
Marigold flowers also keep away mosquitoes so your garden is pest free!
Pansies are a type of flower that can be found in pots and flower boxes on your balcony. They come with many colors, including shades like pink or blue for those who want to add some flair.
These plants do best anywhere between Zone 7-9 during the spring season; however they will die if it gets too hot so make sure you keep them shaded appropriately.
Petunias are a great plant for balconies, but if you live in an area with cool daytime temperatures (below 60 degrees Fahrenheit), your success will be limited.
These plants can tolerate some drought and need at least six hours of full sun per day, but since they are drought-tolerant, you don’t need to water them every day!
6. Morning Glory
Morning glories are a plant that you can train to cover any part of your balcony. They grow well in zones three through 10, and they require full sun for optimal growth (although some varieties will tolerate shade).
Morning glory vines like lots of room as they can grow up to 15 feet or more, which is not uncommon for these plants. These flowers come with many different colors available too!
Pelargoniums, which are also known as geraniums and can be grown on balconies in any type of climate.
These plants typically flower best when they get full sun all day. With the right conditions these annual blooms will grow up to two feet tall – perfect for your balcony space!
Begonias are beautiful flowers that have bright blooms and can be easily grown in zones three through eleven.
The easiest way to grow these plants is by providing them with plenty of sun or shade, as well as water for their roots but not too much so they don’t get soggy from standing around inside all day!
Be aware, when the first signs of frost appear, take your begonias indoors as they cannot stand the cold weather.
9. Ivy Geranium
A plant that you can train to wrap around the banisters or walls of your balcony is the ivy geranium.
They prefer well-draining soil and being watered once a week, but these plants can easily survive in drought conditions as long as they have full sun most days with some shade thrown into their schedule every now again too!
Mums are a plant for the more moderate zones, five through nine.
They’ll grow well with full sun and good drainage to prevent root rot; their colorful blooms make it easy to add some extra color into your outdoor space this time of year!