Freshly Arrived Annuals and Perennials

There's not much prettier than the vibrant colors, variety of textures, and the fragrant aroma coming from your gardens in early Spring through Fall.

BLOOMS has a passion for Helping You Live Life in Full BLOOM - you can see this in our amazing selection of annuals. Annuals are a quick way to fill empty spots in flowerbeds. The majority of our annuals are locally and lovingly grown right here in Cedar Rapids. Others come from vendors in Iowa and Michigan.

Whether you are creating a pollinator garden, getting your vegetables ready to grow, we can provide your gardens with the right colors and varieties of annuals from Pansies, Geraniums, Salvia, Impatiens to stunning hanging baskets and an extensive selection of everything in between.

Our expert gardening staff are eager to share their knowledge and passion of flowers with you. They will help determine your soil conditions, sunny or shady locations and color/plant preferences to help you have the most success by planting the appropriate plants for your garden. When you need containers planted, our staff will help you choose the right “thriller/filler/spiller” materials so you can plant them or bring in your containers and have us plant them up for you.

Our stock is constantly changing so if you are looking for something specific, call us – we are here to help you!

Pansies, snapdragons, lettuce, cabbage, brussels sprouts are excellent cool-weather annuals/vegetables. Plant the majority of other annuals/vegetables after the danger of frost has passed - usually around May 15 in our area.



  • Many need water daily, especially if in sun. Water before they wilt.
  • Keep evenly moist 2-3” down. Avoid watering foliage.

Hanging Baskets

  • Always check soil moisture with either your finger (brownie test) or lift the pot to see if it is light (water) or heavy (sufficiently wet)
  • Keep water off foliage as much as possible. Don’t water in the center of the baskets, but under the stems.
  • The wind dries them out faster or the water runs out quickly without wetting the root ball, so don’t hesitate to put them in a bucket until they stop breathing (bubbling). This allows plants and soil to soak up lots of water.
  • Keep deadheading or even cutting off certain branches that aren’t blooming to promote new plant growth.

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