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Find out about the best summer flowering plants to add colour and beauty to your garden


Summer is a time of vibrant colours and beautiful flowers. In this blog post, we'll explore the best summer flowering plants for your garden, from classic favourites like roses and petunias to unique and exotic options like dahlias and cannas.


Which plants flower in the summer months?


Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the beauty of nature, and what better way to do that than by planting a variety of flowering plants in your garden? We enjoy a unique climate that supports a wide range of flowering plants, so you have plenty of options to choose from. In this blog post, I'm going to share my top recommendations for summer flowering plants that will add a burst of color and fragrance to your garden.


Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender is a classic summer flowering plant that is known for its beautiful purple flowers and sweet scent. It's a versatile plant that can be grown in containers or in the ground, and it's perfect for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden and is a great choice for any garden. It's easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. Lavender thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and it can be used in a variety of ways, from border plantings to container gardens.


Roses

Roses are a timeless Summer flowering plant that come in a wide range of colors and varieties. From classic red roses to vibrant pink, yellow, and white ones, roses are sure to add a touch of elegance to your garden.


Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)

Shasta daisies are another popular summer flowering plant in the UK. These cheerful flowers feature white petals with yellow centres, and they bloom from June to September. Shasta daisies are easy to grow and require full sun and well-drained soil. They're great for borders, as well as cut flower arrangements.


Helenium (Helenium autumnale)

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, is a beautiful summer flowering plant that features vibrant orange, yellow, and red flowers. It blooms from July to September and is a great choice for adding a pop of colour to your garden. Helenium thrives in full sun and moist soil, and it can be used in borders or as a focal point in a container garden.


Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)

Verbena is a popular summer flowering plant that is loved for its tall, slender stems and clusters of purple flowers. It's a great choice for attracting butterflies and other pollinators to your garden, and it blooms from July to October. Verbena thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and it can be used in borders or as a container plant.


Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Coneflowers are another popular summer flowering plant that features lovely pink, purple, and white flowers. They're great for adding colour to your garden, and they bloom from July to September. Coneflowers thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and they can be used in borders or as a cut flower.


Crocosmia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)

Crocosmia is a beautiful summer flowering plant that features clusters of red, orange, and yellow flowers. It blooms from July to September and is a great choice for adding height and colour to your garden. Crocosmia thrives in full sun and well-drained soil, and it can be used in borders or as a cut flower.


Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)

Daylilies are another great choice for summer flowering plants in the UK. These beautiful flowers come in a variety of colours, from yellow and orange to pink and red, and they bloom from June to August. Daylilies thrive in full sun and well-drained soil, and they can be used in borders or as a container plant.


Peonies (genus Paeonia)

Peonies are a popular Summer flowering plant that produce large, showy flowers in shades of pink, red, and white. They're easy to grow and care for, and their blooms make beautiful cut flowers for indoor arrangements.


Delphiniums (Delphinium elatum)

Delphiniums are tall, elegant plants that produce spikes of blue, pink, and white flowers. They're perfect for adding height to your garden and they look stunning when planted in groups.


Dahlias

Dahlias are a stunning Summer flowering plant that come in a wide range of colours and sizes. From small, delicate blooms to large, showy ones, dahlias are sure to make a statement in your garden.


Sunflowers (Helianthus)

Sunflowers are a cheerful Summer plant that are loved for their bright yellow petals and tall, imposing stature. They're easy to grow and care for, and they're perfect for adding a touch of sunshine to your garden.


Hydrangeas/Hortensia

Hydrangeas are a popular Summer flowering plant that produce large clusters of flowers in shades of pink, blue, and white. They're perfect for adding colour to shady areas of your garden, and they're easy to grow and care for.


Verbena/Vervain

Verbena is a low-growing Summer flowering plant that produces clusters of small, colourful flowers. It's perfect for planting in containers or in the ground, and it's a great choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.


In conclusion, these are some of the best summer flowering plants that you can grown in your garden. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant colours or soft and subtle hues, there's a summer flowering plant out there that's perfect for you. By incorporating these plants into your garden, you can create a beautiful and vibrant space that you'll enjoy all summer long.

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