7 Types of Flowering Plants That Will Grow in Every Weather
- Author: Priyanka Published: 26th April, 2021
All flowering plant parents are familiar with the troubles associated with their upkeep. Especially as soon as the cold weather sets in, most flowering plants are known to shrivel and fade away, only to start blossoming with the onset of spring. But what if you could get your hands on some plants that would continue to retain their blooms even in the midst of the harshest of winters? Continue reading to find out all about these all-weather flowering plants.
A garden flower, Pansies are known to have large, vibrant petals with very distinct patterns. Because of their ability to endure both hot and cold kinds of weather almost perfectly, they are a favourite among many first-time plant parents. Additionally, they are low-maintenance and their soil can be easily assembled with compost, broken barks, local organic matter and dried leaves.
They are also known as ‘pot marigold’ and are an excellent medicinal plant, apart from being an annual plant. People planning on growing these must know that they reseed very quickly, often resulting in stunted growth if not taken care of properly. Apart from this, they do not require much maintenance and their roots can adapt to whatever soil is provided to them in the pot. People growing them for medicinal purposes often use their petals to concoct tea rich in antioxidants or even use them in ointments and oils.
Bougainvillaeas belong to the creeper plant category. They would be a bright addition to any garden. Although they thrive in all weathers, their winter toleration capabilities limit them to survive well just above -1 degree celsius, after which their roots tend to die. Therefore, these might not always do a good job of surviving harsh winters but a light one will do just fine for them to bounce back brighter next spring. Otherwise, people also prefer to move them inside to a warmer setting during the winters to keep their blooms intact.
They are so charming that they almost look like something out of an illustrious cartoon. Native to North America and Europe, Snapdragons do best during the chilly and fall season. Although anything below -15 degree celsius will not stand fruitful. For people looking forward to cultivating them from the beginning, make sure that the soil remains adequately damp during the first few weeks.
Quite versatile in nature, Geraniums can be grown both as an annual and a perennial type. They do well in colder climates but once the temperatures dip beyond -10 degree celsius, they must be moved inside to a warmer atmosphere. Also, they need an abundance of sunlight for a few hours every day and need to be potted in a well-draining soil setup. They come in a variety of colours like white, pink, red, orange, purple and so on.
Another type that does perfectly well in both glass containers and gardens, Petunias belong to the sturdy group of flowering plants. They come in different shapes and sizes and colours. To ensure that their blooms sprout open to their full capacity, they must be always placed in the sun. Getting rewarded for your work is easy with Petunias. They don’t require a lot of attention, apart from watering the soil whenever necessary.
You’ll never be short of a bloom in your garden if there’s a Dianthus (also known as carnations) planted somewhere. They are known for their almost sweet and spicy fragrance. They must never be over-watered for their roots are known to rot rather quickly. For the same reason, good air circulation must also be maintained along the stems. Other than these, they are perfect to be grown in an outdoor setting because of their striking colours.
Depending on where you stay, some of these annual plants might be a little hard to get your hands on, but if you do, they’ll be a nice little addition to your indoor decor or your garden.