4 Flowers To Plant Around Your Mailbox

Mailbox with flowers growing around it

Mailbox flowers, or flowers that are a good fit for planting around your mailbox, can be difficult to choose. Oftentimes, your mailbox is a fair distance away from your home and hose, and in some cases can be exposed to full sun throughout the day.

For this reason, the best flowers for mailbox flower gardens are plants that are drought-resistant and yet striking enough to really add some beauty to your mailbox area.

If your mailbox is under a tree or somewhere shady you’ll want to choose flowers that grow better without as much sun.

For the purposes of this post, we’ll be looking at flowers that are well suited for mailboxes because of their ease of care, drought and heat resistance, and bloom or foliage beauty.

Yellow flowers planted around a mailbox

Here are 4 plants that make great flowers for your mailbox.

1. Vinca

Vinca is a classic — for good reason! Vinca plants are easy to grow around your mailbox since they can handle the heat very well (although they’ll still appreciate some watering during the hottest months) and can even attract butterflies.

Vinca usually comes in pink, purple, red, and white colors, with many varieties having bicolor blooms.

2. Mandevillas

Mandevillas are tropical plants, so they’re going to appreciate the full sun. You’ll want to make sure mandevilla plants get enough water early on, but after that, they’ll take off and may not need much care.

Mandevillas are climbers, so they are best if you have some sort of trellis to climb up at your mailbox. Tying up a few strings can also work.

If nothing, Mandavillas will likely climb up your mailbox — creating a beautiful display of large tropical blooms!

3. Zinnias

Zinnias are vigorous growers that produce beautiful balls of blooms in a variety of colors. Zinnias grow great around a mailbox due to their showy flowers and drought resistance (you’ll still want to make sure the soil is moist around the zinnia plant).

Since Zinnias need mostly sun to full sun exposure, planting them at a mailbox is a great spot for them!

4. Dianthus

Depending on the variety, dianthus could be a perennial, annual, or biannual, but the good news is all should perform well at your mailbox!

Like the other plants on this list, dianthus wants full sun, so it makes them a great choice for a mailbox with full sun exposure.

They also don’t need a lot of watering (once a week may be all they need), so if your mailbox is far away from your home these plants create less hassle for you.


In conclusion, there are many more flowers that can grow great around a mailbox. Whichever you choose should fit your growing conditions and your preferences (don’t choose a plant that will need a lot of water if you don’t have the time to care for it).

The four flowers we discussed today that grow great around a mailbox are:

  • Vinca
  • Mandevillas
  • Zinnias
  • Dianthus