For a garden full of color and beauty, but don’t have the time or desire to water and fertilize every day consider these easy-care flowers.
Are you thinking that summer blooming plants require a lot of maintenance? Consider a different perspective. Many plants provide abundant and vibrant blooms and ask for very little in exchange.
We’ve spoken with experts to discover simple-to-care plants that have reliable summer bloom times to give to you.
The Blanket Flower
It is the blanket flower (Gaillardia Grandiflora x Gaillardia),a prolific bloomer is similar to the sunflower.
If you’re looking to draw butterflies into your backyard this year, a blanket flower is the perfect plant that you need.
Daisies-like flowers bloom in yellow, red and orange. To ensure they continue to bloom you must deadhead (remove dead flowers) the plant frequently.
There aren’t many insects aside from Aphids. Make use of insecticidal soap sprays to get rid of the tiny bugs.
Blanket flowers are hardy to USDA Zones 3 through 9.
It is true that it looks like the alyssum plant, but the candytuft ( Iberis spp.) is an alyssum-like plant. As with alyssums, candytufts hug the ground and it spreads. Contrary to its alyssum-like counterpart it produces beautiful flowers. It is a great plant in a border, on slopes, or in containers.
While it’s a plant that is easy to care for make sure the soil that it’s planted is well-drained and, if you reside in a climate that is dry make sure you offer shade during the afternoon and be aware of its moisture levels. Candytuft is tolerant of USDA zones 3 to 9.
It’s common to hear the Canna ( Canna spp.) described as being a “canna flower,” despite the plant not being associated with the lilies. Canna is one of the genus which contains 10 species of stunningly flowering plants. While its massive leaves and vivid flowers conjure the tropical landscape, cannas are perfect for cooler climates.
In terms of foliage, certain species have leaves that are as vibrant as the flowers, and in shades of purple, red as well as variegated.
The rhizomes of your canna are planted in early summer in a location which is awash in sunshine and has a good drainage.
To keep them in bloom for the entire summer long, provide them with at least an inch of water every week, or more if the weather is extremely hot. Deadhead the plant by cutting the flower stalk to foliage in order to stimulate the cannas to rebloom.
Canna is resistant up to USDA zones 8 through 11.
If you’re just beginning to learn about gardening You can’t get a better flowering daylily ( Hemerocallis spp.) They are easy to maintain and the result is a large number of stunning flowers throughout the summer.
In reality, “some will even give 800 flowers in one summer!” According the American Meadows, an online nursery for plants.
Based on the varieties, daylilies bloom with shades of yellow, red and orange, as well as purple, pink and even different flowers.
Place your daylily in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sunshine every day. You should plan to keep the soil damp. Incorporate compost into the soil before planting and you will not need to fertilize your plant at all.
Daylilies can be grown in USDA zones 3 to 9.
As with the canna previously mentioned that you can grow, when you plant pelargonium ( Pelargonium spp.) you also get the benefit of beautiful foliage.
The two most well-known are Pelargonium x hortorum (which may be described in the nursery as a “zonal Geranium”) along with P. Peltatum, which is called ivy geranium because of its habit of cascading.
Despite the names the plants is actually a geranium though they are similar in appearance.
Pelargonium is stunning in pots or beds and require minimal care so long as you include plenty of organic matter in the soil when you plant and shield them from the high summer heat by offering shade during the afternoon.
Make sure to water the soil when it is dry to around one inch deep. Deadhead all through the year to ensure that the plant continues to bloom.
If you’re in search of an annual summer flower that can offer cut flowers and cut, you should consider this Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum). The Shasta daisy is known as “the traditional summer flower” it’s a low-maintenance flower throughout the autumn.
If you’re looking for something to plant in your cut-flower garden. This is the one for you. Plant in full sun and give an inch of water each week.
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