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5 flowers anyone can grow in Indian summers


Flowers are not only a great way to add an aesthetic value to your garden but also a functional value. The flowers mentioned below are great in attracting pollinators, bees, wasps, and butterflies. These pollinators will save your time and effort when you are growing vegetables and fruits.

Here are some of our absolute favorite summer flowers that are easy to grow for any gardening beginner:

  1. Ixora

Buy Flowering seeds here (starting Rs.180 for a set of 10 kind)

A large cluster of 10-20 flowers, that come in hints of red, pink, and orange.

Soil: Well draining

Water: Whenever the soil looks dry on touching

Sun: 4-5 hours of direct sun

Super tip: Use phosphorus fertiliser in summer to help the plant grow more flowers.

Suitable for: Most parts of India including Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, and similar weather areas.


2. Jasmine

Extremely easy to grow the plant for Indian weather conditions, be it monsoon, summers, or the winters. In India, you will find a bunch of jasmine varieties. Our favorites are Mogra and Chandni. The care for each variety remains the same.

Buy medium size plastic trays suitable for growing flowering plants (starting Rs. 375 for a set of 3).

Soil: Any kind (whatever you have access to)

Water: Whenever the soil looks dry on touching add water. Also, note that this plant is quite hardy and can withstand over as well underwatering like hero.

Sun: 4-5 hours of direct sun

Super tip: Monsoon or rainwater can work magic on this plant. You would see exponential growth as well as heavy blooming during the rains.

Suitable for: Most parts of India including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, and similar weather places.


3. Vinca

If you are a serial plant killer, Vinca flower plant is for you. Getting one Vinca flower from the nursery is enough to cover your garden with flowers within few months. You will spot tiny vincas blooming everywhere as it gets comfortable in your space.


Wooden trug suitable for growing plants, buy here

Soil: Any kind (whatever you have access to)

Water: Whenever the soil feels dry on touching add water. If the plant is continuously underwatered you will notice the leaves start drooping. It's important to keep a close eye on watering otherwise it may dry up quickly.

Sun: 4-5 hours of direct sun

Super tip: People new to gardening should start with plants like vinca. Because even if they start to die they can be brought back to life with better care.

Suitable for: Most parts of India excluding the areas that get extreme winters like Himachal, Kashmir, and parts of Uttarakhand. In valley region, like Dehradun, vinca will easily withstand the winters too.


4. Trumpet vine

There are a couple of plant species that grow as a vine and send out trumpet-shaped flowers. Our favorites are cats claw, Bignonias, and Tecoma. The care for all of them remains the same.


Super cheap grow bags for growing plants

Soil: Well draining soil with the regular dose of fertiliser(preferably every 3-4 months)

Water: Keep the soil moist but not stagnated with water.

Sun: 4-5 hours of direct sun

Super tip: Use a net/mesh along the wall to train the vine and you will soon have a 'flowering wall'.

Suitable for: They do best in moist and mild temperature places, like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, parts of West Bengal. But for extreme places like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan we would suggest you to skip such vines.


5. Oleander

Kanaer or Oleander is a tall bushy plant that can survive extreme Indian summers as well as winter temperatures. However, the blooming will be restricted to the summer and spring seasons.

Summer season flowering seeds

Soil: Well draining soil.

Water: add water whenever the soil feels dry on touching

Sun: 4-5 hours of direct sun

Super tip: Deadheading, a method to remove dying flowers helps any flowering plant bloom more.

Suitable for: Tropical areas of the country that receive 4-6 hours of sun for the most part of the year.


General pointers:

For growing summer flowers monsoon is a good time to start. You can buy them as a sapling from the nursery or start from seeds as well. Sun and watering will play a crucial role in your success with growing flowers. Ensure that the place you are using for growing flowers gets abundant sun and you are not stressing them with over or under-watering. Apart from that, the plants mentioned above don't need much to bloom!

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