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Summer Flowers: Six Options for Your Garden

Do you know the flowers that resist heat during the summer? There are many different summer flowers that can still brighten up your garden during in the hottest season of the year. Discover six of them here!
Summer Flowers: Six Options for Your Garden

Last update: 06 December, 2019

During the summer, you can start seeing terraces, gardens, and balconies full of plants. However, depending on the characteristics of the climate, not all plants manage to survive very hot regions. Do you know about the best summer flowers that can take the heat?

Some varieties manage to withstand the high temperatures of this season of the year. In fact, they’re perfect for making outdoor environments more pleasant and beautiful. However, they require special care.

Discover them here!

Six types of summer flowers to brighten up your garden

Summer is the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor spaces like never before. The climate and the good energy of this season of the year are ideal for spending more time with your family, friends, or partner.

Now, if you decide to take advantage of areas such as your garden, it’s good to know in advance which flowers withstand high summer temperatures. This way, you can use them to decorate and achieve a more harmonious and friendly atmosphere.

1. Gazanias

A gazania.

Gazanias are striking due to their vivid colors. On the other hand, they resist extreme weather, such as the summer weather.

One of the most popular summer flowers due to its bright colors is the gazania, whose botanical name is Gazania rigens. This is a plant of South African origin that grows between 11 and 13 inches (30 and 35 cm). Its main characteristic is that its flowers only open if the sky is clear. Therefore, you’re very likely to see them in gardens and terraces during the warmest days of the year.

The most interesting fact about them is that you can find them in various colors: yellow, orange, and red, among others. Which one do you like the most?

2. Geraniums, beautiful summer flowers

Geraniums have become one of the favorite flowers to decorate gardens and outdoor spaces. This is a plant of Mediterranean origin that can reach up to 23 inches (60 cm). Its colorful flowers stand out in the summer in all its colors: red, white, orange, and pink.

3. Echinacea or coneflowers

Some coneflowers.

This plant has bright colors that stand out in gardens. It also has medicinal applications.

Although many know it due to its medicinal uses, the fact is that coneflower is the perfect plant to decorate your outdoor garden. This flower is native to eastern North America but is now cultivated in many parts of the world.

It often grows on courtyards that are exposed to the sun. Also, they can reach up to 6 feet (2 meters). This flower is one of the most beautiful summer flowers, as its purple color stands out in green gardens.

4. Lavender

There are many reasons for growing lavender in your garden. First of all, its flowers withstand the high temperatures of the summer because they’re native to the Mediterranean region, which has hot, dry summers.

On the other hand, they have other important home uses because, besides repelling insects in the garden, you can use this plant to prepare various natural remedies and fragrances, among other things.

This flower can reach 19 inches (50 centimeters) and is known for its purple flowers that also have a pleasant aroma.

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5. Carnations, one of the most beautiful summer flowers

A carnation.

Due to their size, you can plant carnations in your garden or in pots. They come in various colors and are very resistant.

Carnations are perfect choices for people who like small summer flowers. You can find them in colors ranging from bright pinkish-purple to red, white, yellow, or green. Also, the color dots stand out in their long green leaves.

One of the best things about this flower is that it doesn’t require a lot of care. Therefore, it’s perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to gardening.

6. African daisies

The Dimorphotheca sinuata, also known as African daisy or glandular Cape marigold, is a plant native to southern Africa. It’s known to be a very strong and durable plant and is suitable both to grow in a garden or pots.

African daisies have become a favorite summer flower, as their different colors can be used to make very striking flower arrangements. They have long, green leaves and their flowers can be white, pink, orange, yellow, and lilac, with blue, yellow, or orange centers.

Keep in mind

While these summer flowers are resistant to the high temperatures of this season of the year, that doesn’t mean they don’t need basic care. Thus, to keep them healthy and beautiful, be sure to water them regularly (without overdoing it).

Also, try to grow them in appropriate soil that’s rich in nutrients so they can grow without difficulty. Finally, prune withered flowers and yellowing leaves to promote continuous flowering.

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