What are the Best Flowers to Plant in the Summer?
Top 5 Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer
Nothing enhances a space like a beautiful flower arrangement in a pot. Unfortunately, high energy prices and unpredictable droughts can create unique challenges for potted plants. After all, you want your garden to be functional and beautiful, lasting throughout the seasons. According to a 2014 report from Michigan State University, the best way to conserve water and keep your plants looking healthy is by selecting perennial flowers that bloom all summer.
These flowers will grow with A/C on or off because most perennials do well in the heat. In addition, perennials can come back year after year to replace those flowers that struggled to make it through. You can spruce up your garden all summer long by planting these gorgeous beauties in your outdoor or indoor planters.
Which Perennials Flower All Summer?
To keep your space beautiful and conserve water, select a flower that is drought tolerant. Some heat resistant perennial flowers that bloom all summer include:
Sunflower: These yellow gems can grow as tall as 10 feet or more. The suggested temperatures for growing sunflowers are between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Sunflowers thrive when they are planted directly in the sun.
Red Hibiscus: The Red Hibiscus thrives in temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to keep them trimmed in order to get airflow to the stems. Once the plant becomes dormant transplant it into a larger planter.
Gazania Hybrid: If you’re looking for a stunning flower, something you can just pot and forget, try growing Gazanias. Gazania’s stems can grow from 6-12 inches. These plants are low maintenance, just make sure not to overwater.
Elephant Ear: Bring vibrant color to your yard with this uniquely patterned elephant’s ear. These plants can grow as tall as 6 feet with leaves that span up to 2 feet wide. Easy to grow and maintain these beauties thrive in the sun with temperature ranging from 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Elephant’s ear looks extraordinary in large planters or vases. Be sure to place them accordingly, ears can tear in strong winds.
Marigold: Marigold is a yearly bloomer that compliments any garden. Marigold’s can grow 6 to 18 inches in height. These eye-catching flowers thrive during the summer and can withstand weather conditions from 80 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can Perennials Survive in Pots?
Perennials are an excellent choice for any type of planter. In fact, perennials are known to thrive in pots and containers. Our team recommends selecting a pot that is twice the diameter of the roots for your perennial. Ultimately, the choice is up to you: the larger the container, the bigger your flower can grow. However, it is perfectly fine to choose a smaller pot if you desire a smaller size bloom.
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