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5 Fast Growing Plants

By Aprille

If you are looking for some plants that will quickly spread throughout the garden during their first growing season, then take a look at the list of 5 fast growing plants I’ve posted below. You might find something that works well in your garden or to cover that bare patch in the yard as quickly as possible.

5 Hops Vine

Vines tend to grow rather quickly anyway, but this vine can spread up to 25 feet or more in a single growing season. It is able to quickly cover a small shed during its first season of growth. The hops can be used to make home brew or simply admired for their bright green hue.

4 Pussy Willow

This decorative tree can grow up to 5 feet each year. As long as it receives plenty of water during the growing season, you won’t have any problems getting it to grow as fast as it is capable of. These trees either produce the traditional silver catkins or pale pink catkins, depending on the variety you’ve purchased.

3 Heavenly Bamboo

This plant is picky about the climate it grows in, since it is a tropical plant. It does do well in containers though, but be prepared for a tall plant in no time at all! It resembles and evergreen shrub and can grow to be around 8 feet tall.

2 Calendula

This is an annual that grows up to 30 inches tall in the blink of an eye, or so it may seem! The most common colors for Calendula flowers are orange or yellow. Some blooms even had double blossoms which cause them to be a lot fuller and vibrant.

1 Verbena

Each spring this perennial shoots up to a height of 3 to 6 feet and flowers through the entire summer. These plants grow so fast that they can easily cover a section of the garden in a single season. The plants can be propagated via the division of clumps, taking cuttings, or planting seeds.

I tend to be in a hurry and want spring to arrive as quickly as possible. Being able to have some of these fast growing plants in my garden gives me a chance to spread the green as fast as I can! I love seeing how quickly some plants are able to grow. What fast growing plants do you know about?

Top Photo Credit: Tony Howells

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