Flowers That Bloom From Spring To Fall
Winter is now far away with slim chances of teasing us so it’s high time you prepared your garden for this year’s floral show. In this context, rely on those flowers that mark the start of the new season, but whose inflorescence lasts all the way until fall so you enjoy three seasons full of color and vitality. Here are five beautiful flowers that bloom from spring to fall.
Alstroemeria or the Inca lily is a flower which symbolizes friendship. The legend says the flower grew out of blood drops shed by a woman who sacrificed her heart to save her boyfriend from death. These flowers with small, bright blooms grow in clusters and often have freckled petals enchanting the beholder with a myriad of colors, ranging from white, yellow and orange to pink and shades of violet.
Hellebore, popularly known as winter rose or Christmas rose, is a plant tempered to face many enemies, among which very low temperatures, hence its popular name. It is a plant that grows in Romania at an over 500 meters altitude and has many healing properties, being used, for instance, in treating dormant forms of cancer. These resistant flowers burst into bloom early spring, and even earlier, while winter is still roaming around.
This smaller cousin to the pansy offers masses of tiny, delicate flowers in spring. Violas bloom in a wide selection of colors — white, blue, purple, yellow, and many color mixes. They add perky color to spring container gardens and window boxes. Their blooms are edible and make a colorful addition to a salad.
Catmint is a beautiful addition to any garden or container. Its soft blue flowers open in spring and continue throughout the summer. Catmint tolerates hot weather and can grow through times of drought. There is a catmint for every garden — short varieties that make excellent edging plants and taller types that can add color to a flower border or mixed shrub landscape plan. More than that, bees and butterflies love it.
Iris has delicate crepe-paper petals and intricate bloom of the iris make it a must-have in mixed flower borders. This easy-to-grow perennial produces spear-like foliage and long stems topped with fabulous flowers. Siberian Iris blooms in spring while classic bearded iris blooms in summer, a combination that ensures a prolonged chromatic show. Flower colors include white, blue, purple, orange, yellow, and pink.
Sources: Bhg.com, Homeguides.sfgate.com