Contrary to popular belief, there are many flowers that bloom around the year in times that aren’t Spring and Summer. Summer and Spring are popular gardening seasons and bring colourful and vibrant plants to life, but Autumn and Winter also offer a wide range of flowers to keep gardens bright. We’ve gathered a list of seasonal flowers to help gardeners all year round and created the infographic below!
Cosmos 'Sonata Hot Pink Mixed' - Large, daisy-like flowerheads, that come in an array of white and pink shades, appear non-stop throughout the summer and right up until the first frosts. Superb as border plants, they will also flourish in large pots - and their fine, feathery foliage is also attractive.
Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…
Sedum Blue Pearl ('Sunsparkler') (PBR) - The colour of the fleshy foliage is reason enough to grow this drought-tolerant sun-lover, as it is a dusky shade of purple that intensifies as the summer progresses, providing a beautiful contrast to silvers and pinks. This plant is also valuable though for its long flowering season, producing small clusters of bright pink blooms, which are irrisistable to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.
Container Garden: Don't forget to include EDIBLE flowers! (pin links to pdf list of edible flowers via Arizona Cooperative Extension) "In most cases the petals are eaten. Stems, pistils, and stamens (the male and female parts in the center of the blossom) should be removed for best flavor." Please visit my Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/jolly.ollie.77
A lovely white-flowered variety of this easily-grown campanula which covers its low mounds of foliage with upward-facing white bells for weeks in summer. It is useful for rockeries and alpine troughs and is robust enough to plant at the front of a border where it will bring pockets of freshness to the most sizzling summer day.
New variety of Hosta! White Feather has large pure white leaves that emerge in late spring/early summer. Throughout the summer green streaks develop on the foliage and lavender flowers rise up in summer.
Best Sellers - Cotton Candy Grass. This colorful ornamental grass creates a sweet, pink cloud in the back of a sunny border or as a stand-alone specimen in a perennial bed. Blooms appear in late summer. A dependable variety, Cotton Candy Grass tolerates heat, humidity, drought and wet conditions with ease. This gorgeous plant has it all – it provides gorgeous foliage throughout the year, is adaptable to practically every climate and can even grow in poor soil.