11 plants that bloom all year long year
You dream of having a beautiful garden with plants that bloom all year round ? Consider growing long-blooming species. In summer as well as in winter, they embellish your outdoor space and adapt to different climatic conditions. Discover in this article a selection of long flowering plants, as well as how to take care of them.
The best plants for my garden
Emblematic aromatic plant of the Mediterranean region, lavender is mostly known for its use in essential oils, perfumes and cosmetics. Resistant to different environments, especially to cold, this long flowering perennial plant can be grown elsewhere. Also, its flowers will not fail to magnify your garden, terrace or balcony throughout the year.
Lavender only needs a drained soil and sun exposure to grow. If you grow it in clay soil, think of adding sand. Watering should be done at least twice a week.
And to obtain beautiful purple flowers, cultivate lavender ideally in spring.
Available in a variety of species and varieties, the geranium is one of the plants that can enchant your garden all year round. It blooms from spring to summer, then until autumn. Very resistant to the cold, the geranium is easily maintained.
Red, white, mauve or black, its pretty flowers will cover your garden and stay there for a long time.
The geranium measures about 4 or 5 cm. To ensure its growth, space each plant of 30 cm. Multiplication is mostly done by cuttings.
Work can begin in early spring or summer. It is enough to take cuttings from the mother plants.
To maintain your geranium plants, get into the habit of removing the flowers as soon as they fade. Also make sure to feed them with fertilizer and water them frequently.
Native to tropical regions, the begonia is a plant that can decorate your outdoor space with beautiful colors. It offers beautiful blooms with different shapes depending on the species you grow. If its edible flowers are used as decoration for dishes, its acidulous taste enhances the flavor of jams.
Like many plants, Begonia can be grown in pots, beds or window boxes. It blooms during the summer and withstands temperature drops. To obtain beautiful flowers, cultivate the begonia from the beginning of the year. Transplant it in the 3rd and 4th month before doing a last planting in May. Begonia thrives in rich, moist soil.
It should be grown in a semi-shaded area and requires regular watering.
An aromatic perennial plant that is very popular as an infusion, verbena has its place in gardens, terraces and balconies. Native to South America and numbering more than 200 species, this plant with its pretty colored flowers is very popular for its easy planting and maintenance.
To grow it, all you have to do is dig a deep hole. The soil must be well drained and rather dry. If it is planted in a pot, you must add compost and clay balls. Note that this long flowering plant is heat resistant, provided it is watered regularly.
And to ensure its development, take care to remove the faded flowers.
The African violet
An indoor plant that can be grown in a pot, the African violet ensures a long flowering period that can last all year round. It is best placed in a bright location, but away from the sun. It should also be avoided near a heat source.
As for its multiplication, it is done by cuttings in spring.
To maintain an African violet, you must water it regularly, but with a moderate quantity of water. And in order to prolong the duration of flowering, add liquid fertilizer except in autumn and winter. It is also recommended to reduce watering during this period.
To ensure its development, the African violet must be repotted every 2 to 3 years. At this time, you should place it at a temperature below 16°C and take care of the drainage.
To bring more color to your garden or interior, grow cyclamen. It is also one of those plants that bloom all year round. White as snow or pink more or less dark, the cyclamen brings joy in autumn as well as in winter.
And some species give off perfume during flowering.
Cyclamen bulbs are grown in late summer or fall. You should space them 10 to 20 cm apart and bury them 3 to 4 cm deep. If you buy cyclamen that has already bloomed, check that there are no buds forming. It is the guarantee of a long flowering period.
In addition, you can add special fertilizer for flowering plants every week.
Small flowers of yellow, white, pink, blue, purple or orange, the pentagon is a plant that will give charm to your garden. With its thin stems and pentagon-shaped flowers, it can climb up to 60 cm high. This plant grows quickly and can develop on any soil, as long as it is cool and well drained.
The pentagon does not need specific maintenance. It is drought tolerant and can be watered in a moderate way. Resistant to the cold, it is not afraid of aphids either.
If it invades your garden, you can cut some stems to limit its development.
A plant from Asia and Europe, purslane can beautify your garden all year round. It is distinguished by its small yellow flowers that appear as early as May. While wild purslane grows easily in the wild, the improved varieties are cultivated and developed in vegetable gardens.
This plant comes in a hundred or so species, each of which is characterized by its color and the shape of its leaves.
Purslane is best planted in spring on rocky or sandy soil. Requiring little maintenance, it can be cultivated without difficulty. Moreover, it does not fear any particular disease and it is not essential to water it regularly.
The most important thing is that it is in direct contact with the sun during the day.
Available in a variety of colors, Alegria is not complicated to grow. This plant can be placed in any bright location and ensures a quick covering of the soil. Classified in the large family of plants that bloom all year round, it requires no specific maintenance. Native to Spain, it lives up to its name which means "joy" in Spanish.
Thanks to its lively colors, it brings cheerfulness to your garden.
To ensure a good growth of Alegria, it is not necessary to water it frequently. The important thing is to moisten the soil before it dries completely. As for the quantity of water, Alegria can withstand both excess and lack of water. This plant can also grow on different types of soil.
It keeps very well and should be placed in a place with little exposure to light.