Witnessing blossoming flowers is a treat to the eyes. If you’re looking for some blooming plants to add to your garden and make your house a happier place, we’ve got a list of 10 easy-to-grow and low maintenance summer flowering plants for you. Captivating aroma, mellow colours and eco-friendly aesthetics – these flowering plants will bring a wonderful oasis to your space. Whether you have an outdoor garden or a green corner inside, these flowers will brighten up any area in the sunniest months of the year.
Purple Heart (Tradescantia Pallida)
Purple Heart is a flowering plant that is comfortable with the hot, dry conditions of summer. The deep purple hues add beauty to the patio like no other. This flowering plant is popularly used as borders and to cover the ground beautifully. More so, since it features downward trailing stems, it makes an excellent option for hanging baskets.
A staple flowering plant in a Gulf garden, Frangipani bears a cluster of cute and scented white, pink and yellow flowers. This plant does an amazing job of enhancing the aesthetics of a patio. It thrives well in direct sunlight, prefers moist soil and even has a decent tolerance to drought. More so, Frangipani is counted among the most fragrant flowers in the world.
Vinca flower (Catharanthus Roseus)
Given its ability to thrive best in a hot and humid climate, the Vinca flower is every garden delight. Featuring five-petaled blooms and shiny green foliage, this summer flowering plant looks pretty in a myriad of hues such as red, purple, lavender and pink, with a contrasting dot at the centre. It performs well in full as well as partial sun, is tolerant to drought, enjoys regular watering and needs a little maintenance. You can buy vinca flowers in Dubai as well as the entire UAE at any local nursery. You may get its full-fledged plant or can even begin from a seed – your call!
A fully bloomed Bougainville, with its gorgeous burst of colours and bold shape, is a common sight in the UAE. Similar to other summer flowering plants, Bougainville can bear the hot climate of Dubai and is also a drought-tolerant plant. It’s the best ornamental plant that you can plant either on a fence against the wall or in a flower bed. Last but not the least, Bougainville also has medicinal value. It can be utilised to treat sore throat, diabetes, mucus and hepatitis.
Yellow Trumpet Flower
Do you need a flowering plant that tolerates excessive heat and humidity? The bright yellow trumpet-shaped flowers can be a great option for your garden. The clusters of this pretty blossom are pleasingly fragrant and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It blossoms throughout the year but produces most heavily from September to November. More so, since it’s a full-sun perennial, you can place it in direct sunlight too. Altogether, everyone is sure to enjoy this pretty charmer!
Quisqualis Indica or Rangoon Creeper is an ornamental summer flowering plant that carries star-shaped blossoms. Its flowers are highly aromatic with sweet and fruity notes. Rangoon creeper initially blooms white then matures gradually changing colours from pink to dark pink and finally red. This flowering plant may appear to be lifeless in winter, but come summer, you will find it bursting with bloom adding charm to the surroundings and spreading its wonderful fragrance to lift up the mood.
Need to spread a burst of colour and happiness? Gardenia Jasminoides is for you! This evergreen shrub, with intoxicating fragrant white flowers, is fine with full to partial sunlight. Just remember to protect them from the blazing afternoon sunlight. Also, remember to water this truly aesthetic flowering plant regularly but ensure that both pot and soil are well-drained.
You will fall in love with this flowering plant at first sight! With erect stems that branch outward and a cluster of flowers at the end, Nerium Oleander looks and works well even in the sunniest part of the garden. Since its leaves secrete a poisonous fluid, don’t forget to wash your hands once you have tended to it.
Popularly known as the desert rose, Adenium is nurtured well as an ornamental plant. It is studded with multi-coloured flowers that increase its beauty manifold. They can even forgive you for the neglectedness of less water. The main thing you need to take care of is to fertilise Adenium during their active growth period.
The last one on our list of best summer flowering plants is Hibiscus Rosa. Hibiscus Rosa is a sun-loving plant that can easily survive the hot climate of Dubai. Also known as China Rose, it is available in the shades of white, yellow, orange, pink and red. The red colour in the centre of the flower works as its crowning glory.
That’s all folks! These were the top 10 summer flowering plants that will make a beautiful addition to your balcony or garden. Other than enhancing the aesthetic value, these flowering plants (with their vibrant hues and scent infused ) can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. If you are unable to find them at your local nursery, there are several online florists from where you can order these flower plants in Dubai effortlessly. Try them out today!