As the sun beats down hard and the temperature soars high during the summer, India comes alive with a riot of colours and fragrances from the summer flowers. The variety of flowers you find, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, is just mind-boggling. 

These flowers are Mother Nature's way of painting the landscape with colour and beauty. The sight of these colourful flowers is not only visually appealing but also positively impacts your mind and mood. This blog discusses the best summer-blooming flowers in India that grace our gardens and parks. You can also bring home these flowering plants. 

Sunflower

Sunflower is a cynosure to the eye, a vibrant and gorgeous flower with a distinctive yellow colour. It is one of the most widely blooming flowers in summer in India, especially if you go to the north, you will see expansive sunflower fields. 

These flowers are quite big in size compared to many other summer flowers grown in India, and they are grown both as agricultural and ornamental crops. Popularly known as Surajmukhi in India, sunflowers have a voluminous head with a black centre with many florets. 

Sunflowers are one of the best flowering plants you can bring home during summer, as they bloom well in hot and dry weather. All you need to ensure is that they get direct sunlight for about 6-8 hours a day. 

Marigold

Talking about flowers in summer in India, you cannot miss out on the magnificent marigold. In India, it is popularly known as Genda. It is a much-loved flower because of its vivid colours in different hues, including dazzling yellow, vibrant red, and stunning orange.

Since marigold plants can withstand hot summer and dry weather, you can be sure that these flowers bloom well in your home and add a dash of colour. The best part about growing marigolds at home is that they grow even better alongside vegetable plants and draw helpful insects to your garden. 

Also, the strong aroma of marigolds deter the pests, and you can use the petals as an organic pest control to keep your garden healthy and fresh. 

Bougainvillaea

Bougainvillaea is a tropical flower that is more like a vine and grows quickly and easily during summer. These stunning flowers bloom mainly in summer, and the plants can grow up to 20 feet tall. It has a small white-coloured flower that is surrounded by colourful bracts, which serve as the main attractions of the plant. 

These bracts come in shades like pink, red, purple, white, peach, orange and magenta. If you want to grow these at home, planting Bougainvillaea in early summer is best. It allows its roots to establish and keep the plant in an area exposed to direct sunlight for at least 5-6 hours a day. 

Dahlia

Another excellent choice of summer flower that can bring home is Dahlia. These exotic plants are rich in variety and flaunt a gorgeous starburst bloom and magnificent plate-sized flowers that come in an array of shades you can imagine. These flowers are quite sturdy and very easy to grow at home. Also, these flowering plants need minimal to zero maintenance or care. 

There are more than 42 different species of Dahlia in different colour shades, and having them in your home garden will add another layer of charm and colour to it. 

Champa

When you think of flowers, immediately your mind wanders to the beautiful fragrance, right? Well, that is exactly what you get with Champa. These flowers are known for their majestic aroma and come in different colours, ranging from orange to white, with the latter being more common and popular. 

The Champa plant has a sausage-shaped stem and fragrant blossom with long, thin petals. These plants have immense medicinal value and are also frequently used as ornamental plants to beautify public spaces and home gardens. These flowers add a dash of colour and make the place feel lively. 

Pansy

One of the most common and widely grown flowering summer plants in India is the Pansy. Available in different colours, these stunning plants grow up to nine inches tall, and the flowers bloom only once a year but throughout the summer. Pansies are commonly grown in home gardens and are purely ornamental plants. 

But the unique thing about these plants is that they don't need bright sunlight; they can survive well even in partial sunlight. Also, there is a need for cooler temperatures around to thrive. 

Jasmine

Jasmine is popularly known as Chameli in India and is a much-loved flower by all Indians, especially ladies. The jasmine plant is a vine-like shrub, and the white-coloured flowers smell strong. 

Known for their fantastic fragrance, they are used in making various cosmetic products like lotions, soaps, perfumes, tea, candles, etc. Also, the small yet bright colour of the plant makes it a wonderful addition to the home garden. 

Rose

In India, Rose is referred to as Gulab. One of the most popular and loved flowers around the world, roses are usually associated with love and romance, and they are used for gifting purposes. Rose plants are more like shrubs, and they are highly valued for their fragrance and vibrant bloom. 

Although roses are most commonly found in red, they also come in various other shades, like pink, white, and yellow. The unique thing about this flower is that the wood stems have sharp thorns. So, while you grow and tend to these plants, you must be careful about the thorns. 

Lotus

Lotus, or Kamal, as it is commonly known in India, is an aquatic plant with unique leaves that floats over the surface of the water and has a gorgeous flower. Typically, Lotus is grown in water gardens. Lotus are of great religious and cultural importance for the Hindu communities in India. 

Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is often seen as being seated on top of the Lotus flower, and therefore, the flower is considered divine and is used for many auspicious occasions. The flowers are native to both Australia and South Asia, and they are quite easy to grow and care for. 

Tulips

Tulips are perennials that are known for their vibrant bulb-like flowers that come in different colours like pink, yellow, orange, white, green, red, purple, and black. These incredible-looking flowering plants can grow up to 24 inches in height and have vibrant green leaves. These are easy to grow and maintain and are mostly used as ornamental flowers. 

Having a flower garden at home creates a very refreshing and positive environment. Also, just the mere sight of the beautiful and colourful plants can have a significant impact on your mood. You tend to feel more joyful and at ease. So, bring these beautiful summer flowering plants home and enjoy a happy life!

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