9 Flower Seeds You Should Be Planting This Monsoon
Do you love a lot of lush green foliage around you splashed with rain?How about we tell you that you can have a lot of other colors bless your sight during the monsoons?
Let’s talk about monsoon flowers, flowers that can be sown during the monsoon months and will thrive in these very months. Monsoon usually strikes Indian subcontinent during the beginning of July or sometimes in the last week of June too and this season is pretty darn amazing o grow some flowers.
Flower seeds fit to be sown during the rainy season can be very well grown in pots and containers for your balcony, patio or terrace and can also be used to create flower beds for your outdoor garden. There's nothing better than watching these small seeds grow into colorful and gorgeous flowers. Life may not be a bed of roses, but your garden definitely can!
Here in this article we have picked some flower seeds that are perfect for your monsoon garden and they will produce some of the most beautiful, attractive, colourful flowers while they last.
Other than having a huge cultural and religional significance, marigold is flower that can bloom almost every kind of weather and monsoon is no exception. The blooms fill your garden with array of colours and have many beauty and health benefits too.
The most popular one being the orange ones, symbolizing the sun. Following them are the yellow ones, representing light.
Marigolds are pretty easy to grow as they don’t really need fertilisers and can grow in almost any soil. They also love sunshine and need moderate watering.
Zinnia plants are the perfect fit for almost every space you own and want to create a garden on. They can completely transport your terrace, balcony and outdor gardens. Zinnia plants bloom seasonally. The bright color and single flower on each stem gives it a perfect daisy flower plant look.
The plant can grow upto 3 feet. Design and line the front of your house with this mesmerizing peach beauty, or mix-match with different colours to enhance the overall look of the space.
Clustered blooms of red, yellow, orange, gold, and pink, when in full bloom looks like a fire burning thus giving the plant its name, Celosia, Greek for burning. The plant flowers annually in warm-weather and adds an attractive flair to your garden, while also inviting butterflies.
If placed in full sun and moist soil, not wet, the Cockscomb are easy to care for and grow. They thrive in soil that is high in organic matter and drains quickly.
Vinca or commonly known as the Periwinkle plant, is a popular genus in the steep hillsides. It has the ability to overtake an area and a creeping habit to climb the steep slopes.
However, the plants are most famous for their glossy and waxy broadleaf foliage with the sheer abundance of exquisite flowers. These flowers are low-maintenance and need less watering with partial sunshade. The blooms are usually annual and include a wide range of colours such as pink, white, and red.
Dianthus is an annual, perennial plant with a spicy fragrance and nectar laden blooms. Dianthus is popularly known as Sweet Williams that include carnations.
One of their most elegant features is the blue-green foliage that adds an extra dose of beauty to your garden. Dianthus can grow from 6 inches to 18 inches tall and thrive best with 6 hours of sunlight.
Dianthus comes with exotic blooms in red, white, pink, salmon, and lavender colour.
Blooming from June to frost, the Gomphrena flowers with globular blossoms of whites, reds, pinks, and purples. These warm-weather growing flowers attract the butterflies best and can also be used as dried flowers in your home after harvest season.
The plant prefers full and direct sunlight and medium watering. Its soil can be enriched with organic fertilizers in a timely manner to help it grow and thrive.
Petunias are hands-down the most popular types of flowering annuals and they make perfect monsoon flowers too. From dime-sized to compact ones, Petunias has an extensive library of flowering hybrids.
There are almost 400 varieties of petunias of different colours, sizes, patterns, and growth habits. From single to double blooms, ruffled to fringed edges, and veined to speckled patterns, Petunias are a great choice to add to your garden. You can add them to your landscape beds, gardening blankets, as well as to your window boxes.
Cosmos are among the exotic and fastest-growing annual flowers that grow the best during the summer season. It has a daisy-like flowerhead and an airy opening in the shape of an inverted umbrella.
Cosmos are perfect wildflowers for your large country garden, with their long green stems and brilliant coloured flowers. Besides this, the cut flowers are an excellent addition to your table to enhance your indoor aesthetic decor.
Cosmos has spiky yellow bulbs, with variants of petal colours, including pink, yellow, and orange.
Also known by the name of the poet’s marigold, Calendula are stunning flowers to choose for your monsoon garden. These flower seeds do not require a specific kind of soil and love basking in a lot of sun.
These beautiful flowers come in yellow and orange color and should not be planted in overly wet soil. Calendula flowers are edible and are a beautiful ingredient to be used in your summer salads.
Yes, we know that every season is import for a gardener and they would like to see their plant babies thriving in each day and everyday but holding a cup chai and sitting in front of your garden full of flowers while it’s pouring outside is a heavenly feeling in it’s self.
So what are you waiting for? Get going with your monsoon flower seed planting now.