5 Best Flowering Plants To Buy In Summer
Summer is at your doorstep and if you still haven’t made up your mind as to which flowers to add to your garden, don’t worry you haven’t missed the bus!
If you want to see your garden bursting with colors during the summer, try buying flowering plants that are fast bloomers. Go for the ones that can thrive in heat, bright sunlight, and drought. These plants are easy to grow, low-maintenance, and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to your kitchen garden.
Here are the five best flowering plants that you might consider buying for the summer:
Nothing says summer like a cheerful sunflower. This hardy plant can be grown as beautifully in pots as it can be in the ground. It has stunning large, bright yellow flower heads with brown centers.
Provide it with a location where it can get full and bright sunlight for 7-8 hours. It requires well-draining soil and regular watering but avoid overhead watering. It is a heavy feeder therefore fertilize it once a month with an organic fertilizer. You might need to give it support when the plant gets taller because of its heavy head.
Cosmos has delicate flowers that come in a broad spectrum of colors such as orange, pink, purple, and white. They have long, tender stems that sway in the breeze making the garden look spectacular throughout the summer.
It is extremely easy to maintain as it does well even in low moisture and without much fertilization. Water it occasionally and deadhead it to encourage more blooms. It is also self-seeding, which means it will come back year after year on its own.
Zinnia is one of the easiest annual flowering plants to grow and is a perfect choice for beginners. Its flowers come in many vibrant colors and vary from single to double-petalled. Zinnia comes in many long-lasting colors, such as red, yellow, orange, pink, and white.
It needs full sunlight and regular watering but avoid overwatering. Pinch off the tips of the plants to promote bushier growth and more flowers. The flowers are also great for cutting and arranging in vases.
Lantana is a tropical shrub that does well in heat and humidity. It produces clusters of tiny multicolored flowers. Its flowers come in various colors such as yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and white. It is a tough plant that produces flowers from spring to fall. It is also a magnet for bees and butterflies.
To grow lantana, buy young plants from a nursery and plant them in the spring or summer. It needs full sun and well-drained soil. Water it deeply and infrequently, and prune it to maintain its shape.
Balsam is a summer bloomer that looks amazing with its showy flowers resembling roses or camellias. Its flowers come in different shades of pink, red, purple, and white, and also in bicolor.
Unlike other flowering plants discussed in this category, it needs partial shade to produce more blooms. It can do well in full sunlight but will become bushier and produce fewer flowers. It requires moist and nutrient-rich soil. It looks good both in containers as well as in borders.
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