Here is a list of flowers that grow very well in Florida during the summer
Florida has a tough weather pattern, which makes plants and flowers hard to grow. Maybe you are wondering what type of flowers can grow during summer in this state since not all flowers can handle Florida’s extremely hot and humid weather conditions. There is no need to worry because there are flowers that can withstand its toughness.
Shooting Star (Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum)
Florida is quite famous for these flowers because most cities grow them and they can be spread through softwood cuttings. Their color is purple or lavender especially when they are in bloom. They are star shaped with bright and shiny green leaves. A shooting star flower is actually just a small shrub that grows about 4 ft. tall.
Canna (Canna Hybrida)
They can grow from 4 to 6 feet tall while some variations can develop to only 2 to 3 feet. Aside from its beauty, it can also handle the Sun’s heat but can tolerate a cold temperature of 10 degrees Fahrenheit as well. Canna’s flowers have a combination of colors in orange, yellow and red. This flower requires a good water supply as well as organic mulch during its flowering season.
Firebush (Hamelia patens)
Firebush or Hamelia patens is a fiery beauty that can grow to as high as 10 feet tall and has a tube-shaped flower native to Florida. If you are in search of an easy to grow flower, Firebush is the name. Its flower is yellow and orange in color and attracts birds and butterflies. It grows all year round in a region that does not experience a severe winter.
This plant can grow as high as 8 inches tall. Having pink flowers and silver leaves, it can be placed in dark spots to lighten the area up. It grows during summer but also blooms during springtime.
Cat’s Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus)
If you want an attention-grabbing flower, a cat’s whiskers is the one for you. Your garden can turn into a bed of flower varieties, which is a very relaxing sight to look at. It got its name “whiskers” because of the long white stamens sticking out of the flowers.
Scaevola (Scaevola spp)
This variety is colored blue, white, and pink. It is perfect for hanging baskets because of its flowing form. Also called “fan flower”, a scaevola can grow annually from 8 to 12 inches. Amazingly, you don’t have to remove its dead leaves because it can clean by itself. It is attractive to butterflies and since it is a native in Australia, scaevolas can endure the heat and has no problem with insects pestering them.
This type of Florida beauty is perfect for sunny sites as it blooms all summer long. It also attracts butterflies since it is one of their foods. Growing to as high as 36 inches tall. It is also drought resistant with a variety of colors such as white, orange, yellow, and pink.
All these flowers and more can make your summer fun and colorful. They can brighten up your day as you relax in your garden together with your family and friends.