16 Best Flowers to Plant for Summer


Are you thinking of planting flowers in your garden this summer? The first step is finding the right flowers to plant. The months of June, July and August are the hottest so planting low care flowers that can tolerate the heat are key. These tutorials for your summer flower beds are super helpful and will help you decide what to plant, when to plant and how to care for them!

Planting your garden does not have to be overwhelming. Check out these links with information that will help you decide what’s best for your yard! Included are the types of summer flowers to plant and even perennials!

Summer Flowers

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Summer Flowers

Not sure what flowers you should plant for this summer? This handy illustration chart from Ecogreenlove highlights what flowers you should be planting each season.

With cold weather finally in the rear-view mirror landscaping your home might be on the top of your to-do list. If so, this is a great post detailing how to grow healthy and thriving hydrangeas by The Micro Gardener. I love flowers that looks fabulous on the bush and cut in a vase on your kitchen table!

If you already have a clematis vine in your garden Empress of Dirt shows you how to grow clematis from clippings so you can have more in your garden without having to buy another vine. Her key word, Propogate.

How to Grow Dahlias by The Garden Glove so you can have gorgeous brightly colored flowers in your garden. They bloom from mid-summer to autumn and are perfect for making floral arrangements.

Known for the trumpet shape and heady scent, freesia is widely found in bath and body products. Sarah Raven shares her tips and tricks for growing freesia.

Window boxes are a great option for planting petunias this summer. The Lily Pad Cottage shares her successful tips for planting trailing petunias.

Also known as the dragon flower, snapdragons can grow up to 3 feet in height. Balcony Container Gardening shares their tips and tricks for planting and caring for snapdragons.

Summer Flowers to Plant

Summer Flowers to Plant

One of the longest blooming flowers in the garden is the coreopsis, a daisy-like flower. Better Homes and Gardens shares their tips and tricks for growing and maintaining this easy hearty plant.

Did you know that marigolds are not only a colorful flower to plant in your garden, but great for deterring pests? She Wears Many Hats shares her tips for caring for marigolds.

Knock out roses are not only beautiful, but low-maintenance. Sand & Sisal shares her tips on how and when to prune your knock out roses so that you can properly care for them and enjoy the blooms all summer long.

Summer Blooming Perennials

Summer Blooming Perennials

Are you ready to start planting your summer flowers? House of Hawthornes top choice is Lobelia. They grow in full sun to part shade and up to 8 inches in height.

Did you know that lavender plants prefer dry soil versus moist soil? Balcon Garden Web shares their tips for growing lavender so you can enjoy the beautiful lavender scented plant.

How to grow lillies that bloom in many different beautiful shades of color from The Garden Glove. They bloom from late Spring until Autumn. Some of these varieties of lillies can grow up to 8 feet tall. Imagine that?!

Grow Purple Coneflowers aka Echinacea with this tutorial by Flower Patch Farmhouse. It’s a favorite of the butterflies and can also be used for medicinal purposes.

Are you ready to start planting your summer garden? This How to Grow Black-Eyed Susans tutorial by Flower Patch Farmhouse has all the information you need to get started from when to get started, how to get started, and the proper care.

Bring tropical flair to your garden with various hibiscus plants. Hidden Valley Hibiscus shares their tips for planting hibiscus in the ground, in pots and even how to prune them. They’re also great for medicinal purposes.

16 Best Flowers to Plant for Summer

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