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Despite of hot summer, many flowers bloom in August. If you also want to add colors to your garden in late summer, you can have a number of options of beautiful and bright flowers that can bloom in sleepy and hot August. You can not only grow these flowers for garden beauty but also for making bouquets. Here are names of some flowers which bloom in August.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a hardy perennial which grows in variety of colors, sizes and fragrances. Actually they are tropical flowers which require ample sunlight and moisture to grow well. These flowers start blooming in late spring and continuously bloom through July and August.

Lilies

There are different types of lily flowers which bloom in August including water lilies, tiger lilies and gold band lilies. Tiger lilies generate orange flowers having black spots. This lily blooms in delayed July and beginning of August. Gold band lily produce exotic white blooms. All varieties of lilies need enough space to grow and protection from summer sun.

Turtlehead

Growing in humid areas, turtleheads are small flowers which bloom from July to September. They mostly produce flowers of white and pink color.

Hydrangea

These are ever green bushes which produce flowers in different colors including white, purple, blue and pink. They are easy to grow bushes and can grow 3 to 10 feet tall. They require morning sun to grow but they should be protected from noon and afternoon sun.

Dahlias

August proves to be the peak blooming season for dahlias. Dahlias come in colors like white, orange, yellow, red and purple. They can tolerate all types of soil and require full sun to grow.

These were some flowers which bloom in August. If you are interested in growing these flowers, plant them at proper time and watch them blooming beautifully in August.

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Most of the flowering plants bloom in spring season but there are some plants that bloom best in summer heat. These plants may be either perennials or annuals. Here I am providing you with a list of such flowers that live in hot summer. You can grow any of these flowers in your garden to beautify it in summer season as well.

Portulaca

Portulaca is also known as moss rose and it grows best in rock gardens. Portulacas are colorful flowers that open in morning but close in the warmth of day. These are annual plants and are very easy to grow. As far as color range of these flowers is concerned, they provide a wide variety of colors including yellow, red, pink, white and orange. Bicolor varieties of these flowers are also available.

Zinnia

Zinnia is another annual that is considered best to add color to a garden in summer time. These flowers are available in wider range of colors as compared to other annual flowers. Although all varieties of zinnias are heat-tolerant, there are some types of zinnia flowers that need to be watered excessively during long and dry periods of time with no rain.

Periwinkle

Being a low growing annual, Periwinkle does not grow until late spring when the soil becomes enough warm for its proper growth. This plant produces flowers in different colors like purple, blue and white. For best results, plant these plants in an area with good air circulation. One thing which I should remind you of is that these plants should not be over-watered because they are easily attacked by fungal diseases.

Cosmos

Cosmos is a blooming annual that is a native wildflower in America. These flowers are found in attractive colors like purple and orange. It reproduces from seeds and if you want this plant to produce more flowers, grow these plants having a distance of at least six inches between them.

Purple Coneflower

Purple coneflower is perennial in nature and generates daisy-like flowers of purple color. Some other varieties of purple coneflower produce red, white or yellow blooms as well. This plant blooms during the hottest time of year and thus it can tolerate heat and drought.

Salvia Greggii

Salvia greggii is also known as autumn sage. It is native to the desert Southwest of America and therefore it can bear drought. It is a shrub producing tabular flowers. These flowers are well-known for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. After blooming, this shrub can be pruned to keep it in an attractive and beautiful shape.

Summer flowers bring joy, freshness and fragrance to your garden. If you want to grow summer flowers, you need to have full information about their growing conditions. I will suggest you to consult some person who has personally grown variety of flowers than reading tips from somewhere. Here I am providing you names of some of the summer flowers which I grow every year in my own garden.

Gladiolus

These flowers have mostly long and beautiful stems and flowers on these stems are star-shaped. They come in varieties of colors including red, green, yellow and blue. Most interestingly they are also found in bicolor varieties like scarlet and silver or pink and red. Main reason of their popularity is their attractive and elegant colors. These flowers not only add beauty to your garden but are also used in making bouquets and floral arrangements.

Pink Cone Flower

These flowers can grow up to 3’ tall so they can be planted at the back of other flowers especially if flower beds are circular, oval or in the shape of kidney. They like full sun for their growth and bloom from mid-summer into fall.

Snapdragons

These flowers bloom plentifully in summer season and have attractive and refreshing colors like purple, red, yellow and white. Like gladiolus, some of their varieties are also bicolor. Their height varies from dwarfs, intermediate to tall. When I started growing these flowers, I was unaware of their pruning requirements. As a result my snapdragons were very short-lived but after that I made some research on their growth requirements and came to know that in order to prolong their blooming time, they are required to be pruned properly and on time. Doing this really prolonged their blooming time.

Brown-Eyed Susans

I love to grow these flowers in my garden because they produce small but long-term flowers and can grow up to 5 feet tall. They have a daisy-like appearance and flowers are yellow having brown or brown-black centers. These species are named triloba because of three lobes of their petals. Its stems have a unique red color with a hairy appearance and foliage is mostly very thick and shaggy.

Lily of the Valley

These flowers only grow up to 6” to 8” tall and so I always plant them in front borders. They are sweet-smelling and bell-shaped flowers having beautiful and soothing white color. Their blooming season continues from late spring to early summer but their green leaves and stems remain throughout summer season.

Pansies and Violets

These flowers can either be grown in flowerbeds or in pots. I have grown them in flowerpots so they are serving as a means of decorating front porch of my house. These are annual flowers and can grow throughout summer season if proper care is taken. As far as their colors are concerned, undoubtedly they come in a rainbow of colors like orange, blue, pink, black and purple.

These were some of the varieties of summer flowers which I recommend you to grow in your garden and give it a beautiful look all the summer season.