Looking after flowers can be challenging at times. You want to take good care, but sometimes it’s demotivating when you know that the plant will last just for one season or so. This is the moment when you need to choose flowers that bloom all year – long.
That way, you will have beautiful flowers in your garden all the time, as long as you take the proper care.
Depending on your taste in flowers, you can choose between different varieties, colors, sizes, shapes – just scroll along.
1. ‘Cinderella’ Stock
The Cinderella Stock is a long flowering beauty that is ideal for flower borders and cottage gardens. It needs to be planted in a full-sun position in a sheltered bed with well-drained soil. Make sure that the soil you use is neutral to slightly alkaline.
When it comes to pruning, cut it back after flowering. Unfortunately, the Cinderella Stock might bring you some trouble, as it can be affected by some diseases and pests.
2. Blue Pincushion Flower
There are two types of pincushion flowers – annual and perennial. The annual pincushion flowers should be replanted every year, while the perennials have foliage that returns every year and remains green as well. The pincushions need well-drained, rich soil and full sun position; however, they don’t like too hot or cold weather. They don’t need to be watered too often – once in a week is fine if there isn’t any rainfall, or twice a week if the weather is dry and hot.
The nasturtium comes in more than 50 varieties. You can choose between climbing, cascading, or bushy nasturtiums, and each of these requires to be planted in full – sun position and in a well-drained, poor soil that will result in bigger blooms. If you plant them in rich soil or use too much fertilizer, it will result in a small number of flowers and lush foliage. You can use the nasturtium to chase away aphids away from other plants.
4. Pink Bower Vine
We have a fast-growing vine with evergreen foliage and reaches 20 to 30 feet at maturity. The pink bower vine needs a supporting structure, such as a trellis or fence, to climb while growing. Watering the flower is essential during the first year after the establishment, then the normal rainfall would be enough. The pink bower vine needs feeding in late spring and early fall just for the first two years.
5. Blue Bells
The bluebell flower got its name from the small, bell-shaped blue flowers. It is a herbaceous perennial that is considered a great choice for beginners, as it is really easy to take care of. Before planting, check your soil pH, which should be between 5.5 and 6.5. Bluebells should be planted in moderate to dry soil and should get water every week, around 1 inch. You will have to take care of the growing weeds – just pull them out, and don’t forget to use gloves.
6. Cape Honeysuckle
Honeysuckles are known for their shape, color, and sweet scent that will easily attract hummingbirds and butterflies into your garden – isn’t that a garden dream come true? The honeysuckles require moist and well-drained soil and a full sun position but can tolerate partial shade as well. Each spring, you should add a layer of compost and a 2 – inch layer of mulch to control the weeds and retain the moisture.
7. Angelita Daisy
The Angelita daisies bloom in almost all climates, but to enjoy them all summer long, it’s best to plant them in a climate that has mild winters. Plant this flower in dry and rocky soil – it can be even poor soil, as long as it is well-drained. The flower reseeds, and for that, you just need to water it occasionally during really hot and dry weather. Like in its natural habitat, growing these daises requires the minimum care, as they take good care of themselves.
The bergenia is a low – maintenance plant that you are going to love for many reasons, especially this one – unlike the rest of the flowers on this list, the bergenia enjoys growing in the shade. There is no need to look for a full sun location; just pick a shade in your garden where you think that flowers are needed and plant the bergenia. When you notice dead leaves on your plant, remove them in spring and summer.
The candytuft is one of the most gentle, delicate flowers that you can plant in your garden! These pretty white flowers need well-drained, alkaline soil and a full – sun planting position. They start blooming in early spring all through summer but then rebloom in fall again. To save money, it’s best to grow the candytuft from seeds or cuttings. It’s ideal for garden baskets and garden flower carpets.
The sedum flower is really easy to take care of, so if you’re new at gardening, you should definitely consider this pretty flower for planting in your garden. After the establishment, all you need to do is check your plants regularly to see if any pests or diseases are attacking them or water them if needed. Plant the sedum plants in spring, in average to rich, well-drained soil.