One of the finest ways to relax and enjoy the warm weather is to sit on the patio furniture and admire the blooming flowers in your garden. Flower arrangements can brighten your day and soothe your senses with their soothing hues and enticing scents. By sitting on the ground or on a picnic blanket, you may still appreciate the blooms. A summer garden that is full of gorgeous flowers that can survive the heat is incomparable to anything else. This collection of the best summer flowers has everything you need to start building the perfect garden, from the enticing scents to the eye-catching colors. Flowers for a variety of climates and gardening techniques are included in our collection, so you're sure to find some favorites.
Angelonia plants keep up the pace as cool-season annuals slow down in the heat of summer. This particular clone of snapdragon has continuous blooming from late spring through fall, adding a vibrant burst of color to the surrounding environment. Unlike snapdragons, which fade in the middle of summer, angelonia plants thrive in heat, even in hot and humid southern climates.
In all save the warmest climes, this semi-tropical plant is considered an annual. The lovely tubular flowers, sometimes known as summer snapdragons, attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and insect pollinators. This almost carefree annual offers a versatile addition to beds, borders, and containers, with a wide selection of flower colors and styles to pick from.
Fuchsias come in a variety of hues and varieties, with multi-colored blossoms that drop and droop gracefully from baskets, planters, and pots. Fuchsia plants can be bushy or vining and trailing, which is why they are usually trellised in gardens. It is common to see wild fuchsias growing in the Andes region of Central and South America, where temperatures are low and the air is moist. Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist of the 16th century, is the inspiration behind the fuchsia's name. Keep an eye on them, but they don't need a lot of attention.
3. Gerbera Daisies
Occasionally, the vibrant hues of gerbera daisies have you questioning whether or not they are actual flowers. The Gerbera flower, which is native to South Africa, is a member of the Aster family, which also includes sunflowers (Asteraceae). They'll take 14 to 18 weeks to get established, but once they do, they'll keep blooming all summer long.
Daisies' huge heads are covered with little green or black flowers, each with radiating petals. Gerbera daisies can be classified as single, semi-double, double, or spider blooms, depending on the number of flowers on the stem. Each class specifies the number of petals, their position, and the kind of each one. ' The plant's leaves are pinnately lobed or toothed.
Clematis are some of the most beautiful and eye-catching vines in the world. The Armand clematis is an evergreen perennial, whereas most of the vines in this group are woody deciduous. Flower form, color, the season of bloom, foliage effect, and plant height all vary widely.
There is a wide range in size across several species of Clematis. In terms of height, Clematis Montana (Anemone Clematis) is a strong grower that can reach 20 to 30 feet in height. The little herbaceous species, in contrast to the large-flowered hybrids, only reach heights of 2 to 5 feet.
There are thousands of cultivars and hundreds of species to choose from. Their flowering season lasts from February or March until the first hard frost. Clematis blossoms are a magnet for pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Clematis is a long-lasting cut flower. In most cases, the fruit looks like a brightly colored "feathery" ball. In dried flower arrangements, the seedpods are employed.
Salvias, a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), have tubular blossoms on square stems and velvety leaves. They appear as a colorful spikes of densely packed flowers.
Salvia officinalis, the common culinary herb sage, is salvia; it is a cousin of the many decorative species and has a few attractive ornamental variations of its own.."
Yielding large, beautiful flower heads topped with dense, ferny leaves, yarrow is a popular perennial because of its hardiness and adaptability. Colors range from yellow to red to pink and everything in between.
For cutting and drying, yarrow is pest-resistant, drought-resistant, and attracts butterflies.
A native of Asia and Europe, common yarrow was brought to North America during the colonial era and has since spread over the continent. It can be found in dry, disturbed soil across the United States, and while it is beautiful, it is also regarded as an invasive weed.
Foxgloves have long been used in gardens as a way to add height and beauty while also providing a fragrant blossom. Depending on the type, foxglove blossoms can be 6 feet tall. White, lavender, yellow, pink, red, and purple foxglove blossoms come in clusters of tubular blooms. Depending on the summer heat, foxgloves can thrive in full sun, medium shade, or full shade. Gardening zones 4 through 10 can handle them, but they like more afternoon and midday shade in the hottest locations. The plant necessitates greater shade in hotter climates.
A popular cut flower, carnations are a perennial variety. Many colors of pink, white, coral and red can be found in the natural color range of dianthus, or carnation. Colored carnations (such as green for St. Patrick's Day or pastel colors for Easter) are a common sight on special occasions. Truly carnations are recognized by the ruffled appearance they exhibit when displayed in bouquets and the spicy, clove-like aroma they emit.
Dianthus has been commonly cultivated for more than two thousand years, according to ancient Greek manuscripts that describe the plant. According to some botanists, it may have come from someplace in the Mediterranean region. The Greek word dianthus means "divine flower," whereas the Latin word carnation means "crown" or "garland."
Known as "glads" and part of the iris family (Iridaceae), these beautiful flowering plants come in a wide range of colors and sizes. Gladioli can grow to a height of two to five feet, and their flowers can be as small as "miniature" or as large as "giant," depending on the variety.
Gardeners frequently place taller types, which require stakes, at the back of the garden to complement lower plants.
Rudbeckias are hardy in Zones 4–9 and bloom for many years. They have straight stems with deeply cut, hairy leaves that grow in pairs. The leaves are rough and can feel like sandpaper sometimes. Plants grow in groups called clumps, and rhizomes connect the groups (underground stems). The showy flowers are about 2–3 inches across and have petals that look like rays and a flat, dark eye in the middle.