The best 12 spring plants to get a colorfull plant

Posted By: Adrian Medina

Do you know what the plants we have chosen for this list have in common?

That they all remain in bloom during spring and summer.

Also, if you live in hot climates, some of them will last you well into fall.

Let's go see them.

1. Petunia hybrida

petunia plantas primavera

Petunia is one of the star plants in spring and summer.

Its flowering cover a whole range of different colors, including violet, red and white.

It is an ideal plant to form flower beds, which will remain flowery from the arrival of the first heats to the end of summer.

It needs to receive many hours of sun, but try to keep it protected from the wind.



2. Coreopsis grandiflora

grandiflora plantas primavera

Coreopsis Grandiflora is a beautiful spring plant with yellow flowers, ideal for forming borders.

Plus, the maintenance it needs is minimal. Only a little water in the hot months, many hours of sun, and pruning after flowering.



3. Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)

begonia plantas primavera

Coreopsis Grandiflora is a beautiful spring plant with yellow flowers, ideal for forming borders.

In hot climates, the Begonia semperflorens behaves like a vivacious plant. It can live for several years if we provide the necessary care.

It is a plant with fleshy leaves and very delicate pink or white flowers that appear during spring and remain until winter.

It comes from Brazil, so it adapts well to the heat. But it does not tolerate cold or direct sun.



4. Vinca (Vinca minor)

vinca plantas primavera

A very exotic species, native to Madagascar, which is grown as an annual plant.

In warm climates, it will bloom from mid-spring to late summer. Of course, you will need to receive many hours of light, so try to plant it in a bright place.

It is a low-growing plant with dense foliage, ideal to use as ground covers.



5. Impatiens walleriana

impatiens plantas primavera

During the summer, Impatiens walleriana is one of the most commonly seen spring flowering plants on all balconies.

Its petals cover very diverse shades, from red to purple, through pink, orange, or white.

In the garden, it is often used to form flowery tapestries.

It needs a lot of light, moderate watering, and warm temperatures because it cannot bear the cold.

When winter comes it usually loses luster, but if we can do it well and protect it from frost, it will bloom again next spring.



6. Dahlia x hortensis

dalia plantas primavera

Few spring plants can boast such showy flowers as dahlia.

This species native to Mexico unfolds its colorful petals when summer approaches and maintains them until well into autumn.

It prefers exposure to full sun and many hours of direct light. Although it is not particularly demanding on nutrients, the more we fertilize it, the more exuberant its flowering will be.

 

7. Lantana camara

lantana plantas primavera

This species features graceful tiny bellflowers.

Flowering begins in the spring and remains throughout the summer and part of the fall.

It adapts very well to drought and heat, making it an ideal plant for Mediterranean gardens. However, with the cold, you can have a bad time.

Although it is a sun-loving plant, we can also have it in semi-shade.



8. Agapanthus africanus

agapanthus plantas primavera

A very resistant vivacious, which will add a touch of elegance to any garden.

Its flowers, in very intense blue or white tones, appear in the form of a fan or umbels.

In mild climates, it can be exposed to the sun, while in areas of high temperatures we must give it partial shade.

It adapts well to drought, but during the winter it will need frost protection.

9. Gazanea

gazania plantas primavera

The gazania is famous for its flowers with petals arranged in a crown. In some varieties, these petals are bicolor, with shades ranging from yellow to red, orange, or white.

To keep it healthy, it is advisable to prune in late winter or in the first weeks of spring.

It withstands dry periods well. But if you want to see it bloom in all its splendor during spring and summer, try to water it frequently (without watering the ground).



10. Tagete (Tagetes erecta)

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The Tagete is a plant with a beautiful flowering, both for the color and the shape of its petals.

It blooms between spring and summer, with orange and yellow tones that accompany the warmth of the season. In areas with mild temperatures, flowering can last all year.

In addition, they are very rustic plants, which are enough with a few hours of light and daily watering to live in the hot months.

At nightfall, it gives off a very intense and pleasant aroma.

Of course, it seems that the nematodes (the worms that appear in the garden) do not like their smell at all, so it will be very useful if you want to keep them at bay from your vegetables.

11. Orchid (Orchidaceae)

orquidea plantas primavera verano

Among the spring plants, the orchid flower is reputed to be one of the most difficult to maintain.

However, if we pamper it a little we will make it flourish year after year.

This plant needs to receive filtered light through a window (never direct sun) and a temperature above 9 or 10ºC, which is why it is often grown as a houseplant.

When you water it, it is best to immerse it in a container of water for a few minutes. Then wring it out to prevent the roots from getting puddled.

It is essential that the substrate always have good drainage.

If you want it to stay healthy and bloom longer, apply a specific fertilizer for orchids.



12. Verbena (Verbena officinalis)

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We close the list with a very resistant plant. It withstands direct sun and cold alike, although it will need protection against the wind.

Its flowers appear during spring and summer and can last almost all winter.

They are usually seen on balconies and terraces, where they provide a touch of color. In addition, they give off a very characteristic aroma.

A curiosity of this plant is that, for centuries, it has been used as a medicinal plant.

An infusion made with the aerial parts of the plant (including the flowers) facilitates digestion, stress and helps fight insomnia.

Do you already know what plants you want to have in your garden this spring?

These are just a few of the options to spice up your home during the flower season.

And you? Which are your favorite spring plants?

Tell us in the comments. We will read you!

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