Best Flowering Plants for Summer in India

Across the world, flowering plants have had a special place in any kind of celebration. They are offered in temples, used to decorate our homes, gifted as bouquets during special occasions, and serve as an expression of love and happiness, and in all these forms, they had beauty to our lives. India is no different in this respect. A land of tropical climate, while the rest of us are sweltering in the heat, it serves as a perfect environment for summer flowers to bloom in full abundance.

So, let us look at some of the Indian summer flowers which growing their peak during the hot months of March to June.

  • Bougainvillea-

This is a vibrant, blooming flower which grows in warmer temperatures. It has thin, paper like flowers and thrives in direct sunlight of at least six hours daily. It requires well drained soil to grow well and regular pruning to ensure regular flowering.
  • Hibiscus-

This is a perfect fit for summers in any home, and with its colorful flowers, can be very versatile and a lovely addition to your garden. It requires ample sunlight, daily watering and space to grow well.
  • Marigold-

It is one of the most popular flowers in India and is regularly used to form garlands for religious occasions. It is a signifier of creativity and passion. This flower can adapt to a variety of soils, the most important requirement being moist and well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6 to 6.5. Its seeds take about five to seven days to germinate.
  • Petunia-

This is one of the quick growing flowers and the favorite amongst gardeners. This is a hardy plant doesn’t require a lot of care and can survive most weather conditions. Additionally, it does require proper sunshine to grow well. It is a wonderful choice of flower to hang in baskets and pots where it can add color to your house.
  • Dahlia-

These are tubers and can grow to have colorful flowers from white to red, orange to yellow, or different shades of pink. it can take up to 21 days for the seeds to sprout. Although it is a perennial plant, it is better to sow its’ seeds during the month of March and April. It is a relatively easy flower to grow and does not require much care, with largely the requirement of moist soil and weekly/ bi-weekly watering.
  • Zinnia-

It has a wide variety of colors, and with an aromatic fragrance, makes for an elegant attraction during the end of summers. if you are a beginner to gardening this is one of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden. It requires full exposure to sun and has a preference for fertile, well-drained soil. It is a strong-growing plant and can completely bloom in about 2 months’ time.
  • Jasmine-

Considered the queen of flowers, the jasmine's unmistakable fragrance sets it apart from the others. It is commonly commercially cultivated across India in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal. It has over 200 varieties including Arabian Jasmine, yellow Jasmine and night blooming Jasmine. It blooms best during late spring and summers, in with complete exposure to sun and above temperatures of 20o
  • Portulaca-

It is also called as the 10 o’clock flower as it blooms fully at 10 o’clock in the morning. This is an annual flower which comes back every year. It can easily sustain high heat and dryness but really prefers well drained soil with a good exposure to sunlight. It has beautiful colors ranging from pink and red to cream and white.
  • Lily-

Although it looks delicate, the pretty Lily can easily withstand harsh weather conditions, hence it is frequently now grown as an indoor plant. It can be planted during the spring or summer season in draining soil. It has a large number of varieties like the Asiatic Lily, peace Lily and Oriental Lily. The peace Lily, considered to cleanse the air, should be kept in indirect sunlight and its soil should be kept moist.
  • Daffodil-

With its bright, yellow petals the daffodil flower can make any garden look bright and sunny. It thrives best in full sun with partial shade and a well-drained soil. Ensure that this plant is watered at least once a week in the weeks after planting it in your garden. It can grow healthily for up to three years and is a certain must have flower in your garden.

These Indian summer flowers can add beauty and grace to your house, and whether you are a professional gardener or an amateur, should find a place in your garden.

Happy gardening!

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