Summer flowers are almost in bloom! With the hot summer days just months away, it’s time to start thinking about what to plant for the upcoming season.Here are some suggestion for planting your garden.
Scientific Name: Vinca minor/ Catharanthus roseus
If you are looking for an all season flower that can still adopt to the dry and sunny weather, than periwinkle must be your first choice. There are more than 11 colors to choose from. Vinca are commonly used to border yards, and can grow up to 3 ft and deadheading can make your Vinca blossom more.
Scientific Name: Aster Amellus
Aster which means star in Latin is very suitable for its kind.Asters bloom in bright colors, attract butterflies, and are low maintenance, making them the perfect summer wildflower!
Scientific Name: Rudbeckia Hirta
Gloriosa Daisy which is commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, and has a bright yellow to orange petals with a deep brown to black center. This is a great flower to plant in the summer. It grows up to 3.5 ft tall and can also live over cool weather. Gloriosa daisy attracts butterflies, bees and even hummingbirds. Plant it these daisy’s in summer.
Scientific Name: Coreopsis Gigantea
There are few varieties of colors as well and this flower can can last till fall. They will bloom all summer.
Scientific Name: Dahlia Pinnata
Nowadays, Dahlias make a beautiful symmetrical ball of brightly colored petals that will cheer up any garden! Different varieties grow to different heights and sizes, they even have different needs. Plan your garden accordingly and you’ll enjoy a wide array of dahlias all throughout the summer.
Scientific Name: Tagetes Erecta
Marigolds may be your new favorite this gardening season, as they are a flower that is both easy to plant and easy to care for! Marigolds come in a few colors to choose from as well, which is great for landscaping and contrasting them against other vibrant floral. Enjoy your marigolds all season long.
Scientific Name: Penstemon palmeri
This partly tube or cone shape flower ordinarily known as beardtongue or snapdragon, is ideal for this sunny season. Penstemon prefers to be planted in mass, but must need space as they don’t want to be crowded in the same bed. If you want to enjoy seeing a hummingbird stopover to your garden, plant it near your window or terrace, as they tend to grow up to 3 ft tall!
Scientific Name: Eucomis Autumnalis
Obviously this is not a pineapple, but it literally looks like one, right? Pineapple lily is actually from the Asparagus family, and loves to grow in summer. You can plant it in a flower bed, but others choose to grow it in flower pots. You can put it indoor as this can grow from 12-15 inches tall. The pineapple lily is great for centerpiece or for your porch. Want to plant your own pineapple lily?
Scientific Name: Oxalis griffithii
Oxalis along with its other variants of colors can be used for outdoor or indoor planting. It can grow under from 6 inches depending on its kind.
Scientific Name: Gaillardia Aristata
Gaillardia Aristata or known to be Blanket flowers are from the Sunflower family. They can be used to cover whole fields, much to everyone’s when they bloom bright reds and yellows in the summer. These flowers attract butterflies and love heat.
Scientific Name: Paeonia suffruticosa
With this beauty and fragrance, who can resist planting peonies this summer. This flower can live 100 years without proper care because it can survive in a cool weather.
Scientific Name: Zinnia x hybrida
The zinnia is truly breathtaking, and a favorite among summer flowers. They are hearty in most summer conditions, they will even bloom in the rain, but nothing beats having it on a sunny day. You would not regret having it in your garden as this will surely brighten up your day. Try to plant varieties of colors for a more vibrant and cheerful garden!
Scientific Name: Plumeria
This lovely flower is most commonly seen in tropical or subtropical regions. Plumeria is a tree that delivers magnificent clusters of white, red, pink, purple, and yellow – ranging in variety. You will love having a plumeria tree in your backyard year round!
Scientific Name: Bougainvillea spectabilis
Bougainvillea is an ornamental vine that can cover your whole fence, or even your house with proper trimming, landscaping and architecture. It originates in Brazil and is known to be the best flower to plant during summer. Rest assured that this will live and grow after planting on this season. But, of course you can plant Bougainvillea anytime of the year. Be careful with the bougainvillea, as it does have sharp thorns and grows very rapidly, though its beauty is well worth it.
Scientific Name: Lavandula
Lavender is perfect for summer because it loves the heat. Try to plant this herb near your patio or windows so you can experience the aroma while enjoying the heat of the summer.