15 Superstar Summer Flowers for Indian Gardens

15 Superstar Summer Flowers for Indian Gardens

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Nothing else can beat the scorching heat better than breathtakingly beautiful flowers that make you forget about everything else. Make your garden summer-ready by planting any of these 15 superstar flowering plants to create a colorful zone that will be an ode-to-peace through the otherwise draining Indian summers.

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1. Blanket Flower

Blanket Flowers as Summer Gardens

These summer flowers are a great addition to flower beds and gardens. Available in a striking contrast of red and yellow colors, these garden flowers are known for their ease of naturalizing and minimal care. You can start even growing Blanket flowers from seeds or directly purchase plantings from the nursery.

2. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea as a Summer Flower

Bougainvillea offers round and brilliant blooms to a summer garden. These thorny evergreen shrubs boast vibrant blooming flowers that are often observed in pink, orange, crimson, yellow or purple colors. Extremely drought tolerant, Bougainvilleas thrive in any well-draining soil.


Also Read: How to Grow Bougainvillea

3. Beardtongue

BeardTongue as a Summer Flower

These are the ideal flowering plants for summer in India with their absolutely spectacular blooms. These pretty tubular summer flowers grow on a long stalk and are beloved by pollinators such as bees, birds and butterflies. If you wish to see nature's feathered friends do somersaults in your garden, plant Beardtongue right away!

4. Coral Bells

Coral Bells Summer Flowering Plants

Coral Bells come in intense colors that are sure to brighten up your summer garden. White and pink to light coral and deep red Coral bells can be easily grown in the garden. These open up during late Spring and usually are known as one of those flowers that bloom all summer. What more could a summer garden need! 

5. Coreopsis

Tickseed Flowers

Also known as a "Pot of Gold" or Tickseed, Coreopsis brings brilliantly blooming flowers to your summer garden. These lovely little flowers grow with a maroon center and their petals range from red, pink, white to yellow. Easy to grow, these summer plants are amazingly drought tolerant.

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6. Chrysanthemums

Chyrsanthemums as Summer Garden Flowers

Also commonly called "Mums", these stunning summer flowering plants are beloved for their unparalleled aesthetics and meaningful significance. These fascinating blooms grow in abundance and can brighten up your garden with exemplary colors. However, these flowers start blooming toward the end of the summer and showcase their blooms throughout the fall months.

7. Daffodils

Daffodils as Summer Plants and Flowers

These summer plants bring cheerful garden flowers that grow as highly dependable and reliable blooms for years. These easy-to-care summer flowering plants are like spots of sunshine in a garden. Additionally, you can also grow daffodils from bulbs too.

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8. Dahlia

Dahlia as a Summer Blooming Flower

Dahlias proliferate from seeds, tubers or bulbs. Available in a large number of colours and varieties these flowers are pretty versatile and can make any garden stand out. 

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9. Daylily

Daylilies as Summer Flowers

A gardeners favourite for centuries, Daylilies are an absolute pleasure to grow. Though these beautiful summer flowering plants last only for one day(thus their name), a mature clump can produce about 200 - 400 flowers over a whole month, making your garden a breathtaking sight. 

10. Gloriosa Daisy

Black Eyed Susan Summer Flower

Gloriosa Daisy is also known as Black Eyed Susan. Heat and drought tolerant, this versatile seasonal flower is widely seen on roadsides and in landscape gardening. The best part is that the highly contrasting velvety foliage requires minimal care and can thrive with just a little bit of your time and attention. 

11. Globe Amaranth

Globe Amaranth Flowers in a Summer Garden


Grown primarily as a decorative flower, Globe Amaranth is an excellent food crop too. Fun and exciting, it adds a little bit of uniqueness to an otherwise dull kitchen garden. It is loved by garden pollinators like birds and butterflies.

12. Lavender

Lavender Summer Flowers in Indian Gardens

Known for its delicate aroma, Lavender is a favorite herb that is easy to care for, enjoys hot and dry conditions and is suitable for use in a variety of landscape settings. This also grows as a great flower plant for gardens with lovely lavender colored blooms that leave you mesmerized every time you lay eyes on them. 

13. Lilies

Lilies Flowers

Alstroemeria or Peruvian Lily is a vigorously growing perennial that offers coppery-orange to golden-yellow blooms adorned with burgundy streaks. These eye-catching flowers look great as an excellent border plant.

14. Marigold

Marigold as summer blooming flowers

Marigolds are almost every garden's staple. These easy to care plants offer brightly blooming flowers and is often one of the first flowers grown by new gardeners. Versatile in nature, Marigolds thrive pretty well in hot and humid conditions too, making them great summer garden flowers!


15. Musk Rose

Musk Roses

Musk Roses or Shrub Roses are defined as the category of hardy, low-maintenance plants that boast bushy roses. Excellent as ground covers, hedges or screening in landscapes, Musk Roses are a must have in an Indian summer garden.

    Some other garden flowering plants that you can grow are: flowering plants like Lotus, Oxalis, Perennial Hibiscus, Peonies, Plumeria, Pansies, Purple Coneflower, Petunias, Pineapple Lily, Roses, Sea Holly, Sunflower, Veronica, Yarrow, and Zinnia. 

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