Ten Summer Friendly Plants
In the scorching summer colorful and aromatic flowers are a treat to the eyes and soul. There are a variety of plants you can adorn your garden with. Some offer vibrant color range while the others come with a sweet fragrance and ornamental value. Browse through the list below and select which ones you would love to have in your garden.
It is a low growing, ground cover type plant. Bright and stunning it is also known as Portulaca grandiflora. These plants love maximum sunlight and are drought tolerant. Portulaca does not require timely watering because the cylindrical foliage of the flower retains water. These are available in various colors pink, red, orange, yellow, lavender, cream and white.
Sunflowers are the easiest growing flowers. They come in a variety of sizes. Right from dwarf to tall. They are available in various shades of yellow, red and orange. Apart from a variety of colors, the flowers also come in numerous types of petal counts. Sunflowers grow best in the summer and attract birds.
When compared to the other species of flowers, Zinnia is the most sustainable species. In the embryonic stage, these flowers do require watering every morning but as they grow they do not need frequent watering. This makes them drought tolerant and summer friendly. Plant Zinnia in your garden to add a splash of fresh colour to your green quilt.
Canna Lily –
Peet Bhringraj –
Indian Sorrel –
This ornamental plant needs minimal care and looks the prettiest. The Gazania flowers close at the night. They handle the drought conditions extremely well. So, even if you forget to water them, they will still blossom.
Double Oleander –
This easy-growing shrub bears flat petal pink colour flowers. Plush with fragrance the flowers are also available in red, yellow, white and salmon. Double Oleanders are very attractive and do not like the cold weather.
Celosia or the Cockscomb –
The brilliant red Celosia flowers make for unusual borders and edging. These are also used to beautify the bouquets. Both fresh and dried variants can be used for the same. Like others, these plants too grow the best in the warm climate.