You must have noticed that most weddings happen between summer and spring because flowers are abundant during these two seasons. Also, in tropical countries, summer is the best season to enjoy flowers as the sweet fragrance, and the bright colours make the surroundings pleasant. There is a wider variety of flower blooms in India, and give below is the list of best flowering plants for Indian summer.
Marigold, also called Genda, is one of the most popular flowers in India because of its varied uses. Such as, Marigold is used in religious prayers and offerings, food colouring, and festival decorations like Diwali, Holi etc. The popular colour of the Marigold is golden yellow but is available in three varied colours, i.e., yellow, red and orange. Also, the flowers are used for medicinal purposes because it keeps the rodents away.
The sunflower, also recognised as Surajmukhi, is a bright colour flower. This flower loves the sun, and that’s why it blooms in the direction of the sunlight and can survive extreme sunlight and heat.
Sunflowers don’t require watering once they are established, and then each part of the flower is valuable, such as its leaves are used as fodder, and the dried seeds contain the oil used for cooking. Plus, sunflower seeds are also used for pulmonary affections.
Balsams are one of the most popular flowering plants for Indian summers but are available throughout the year. The Balsam is a shrub-like bush, producing flowers in multiple and distinctive colours, i.e., red, pink, violet, rose pink, violet purple etc.
Apart from the distinctive flower colour, the Balsam shrub is used for medicinal purposes, such as its leaf juice is used for treating snakebites and warts, and the flowers are used for treating burns.
The national flower of India, the Lotus, also called Kamal, bloom in summers but may require some shade in extreme weather conditions. The Lotus is an aquatic plant and comes in two different colours, i.e., pink and white. All the parts of Lotus plants, such as leaves, flowers, rhizomes, fruit and stems, help make medicines. Even the dried lotus flowers are used for treating excessive bleeding during menstruation.
The roses bloom from June to September, but you can have roses until early summer if planted well. The roses require a minimum of 6-8 hours of daylight and ample water. The flowers come in different colours like black, pink, red, yellow, and white, but the standard colour is red. Roses can effectively multiply the beauty of their ambience with their colours and fragrance.
Garden Cosmos or the Cosmos blooms from the early summers and lasts until the frost. The soft-feathery star shape flowers come in three varied shades, i.e., pink, red, white, and mauve. Only two varieties of cosmos flowers are edible, either in soup or salad dressing. Still, the plant has medicinal uses for treating malaria, and its infused oil has anti-inflammatory properties.
Begonia is among the few flowering plants that can survive the extreme Indian summers. Begonia is easy to grow plant and requires minimal caring. The perennial flower has beautiful flowers, but its foliage is also attractive. The Begonia plant is highly safe and is making a comeback with newer shades like white, orange, pink and yellow.
Peonies are the herbs and always add a fantastic glance to Indian summers. The peonies come in vibrant colours such as pink, yellow, red, orange, white and purple. Out of all the shades, the purple peonies are extremely rare. The peonies’ petals are eaten as a delicacy with tea in China. The flower has medicinal uses like treating PCOS, viral infections, upset stomach, hardening of arteries, excessive blood flow during menstruation, abortion, PMS etc.
9. Nerium Oleander
In your summer garden, Nerium Oleander, also referred to as Kaneri, Areli and Raktakarabi, is a must-have flower. You can easily spot these flowers in gardens because of their fantastic fragrance, and they are capable of surviving the extreme Indian warmer months. Fewer varieties of Nerium Oleander are used for making medicines and treating asthma, cancer, painful menstrual cycle, malaria, indigestion, ringworm etc.
Petunia, commonly referred to as Malati and Sandhya, requires power-packed daylight to grow, and that’s why the best choice for Indian summers. The Petunia plants are incredibly versatile and require little or no care. The varied shades of Petunia include deep blue, deep red, light blue, lavender, cappuccino, raspberry and red-orange. Apart from the mesmerising aroma, the plants help cure digestion disorders, coughs, and colds and strengthen the children’s and older adults’ immune systems.
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