Regardless of the season, there are several flower types that bloom all year long. For instance, Daylilies, Aster, and Mussaenda flower throughout the year. Aster and Mussaenda flowers will also attract hummingbirds. These flowers are also excellent for flower arrangements, decoration, and garden color. Read on to find out more about some of the most popular varieties. You may even find one in your own backyard!
Mussaenda flowers bloom all year
The most common way to ensure your Mussaenda plants bloom all year long is to plant them in the fall. After they have grown for several years, they should be planted in a deep hole a couple of inches deeper than the root ball. They should be planted in November, and should be fertilized once a week with DAP or well-rotted farm yard manure. Once planted, water the plants regularly and give them about two weeks to establish.
This flower plant grows well in warm climates, and is highly decorative. There are more than 200 varieties of Mussaenda, but only eight to ten species are widely planted in India. The most popular types are Dona Aurora, Queen Sirikit, and ‘Calcutta sunset’. Although these are tropical plants, they require warm temperatures to thrive. As a result, they’re ideal for planting in a garden where the temperature does not dip too low.
Asters bloom until the first frost
Asters are one of the many glorious plants that grace the fall garden. These perennials bloom from August through November, and their daisy-like blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. In addition to their beauty, asters also provide valuable habitat for wildlife. They serve as host plants for butterflies and moths, and provide essential nourishment to many birds. Asters can grow in part to full-sun locations, and do well in USDA hardiness zones 3-8.
Care of asters is relatively simple. Watering them often during the spring and summer months is essential. After the flowers fade, prune back the plants to promote new growth. After the first frost, remove any dead stems and leaves. In addition, asters require full sunlight and should be staked to prevent them from falling over. If possible, fertilize the soil around the plant every spring or summer with a compost to boost its growth and flowering.
Daylilies attract hummingbirds
You can attract hummingbirds by growing daylilies in your garden. These bloom all year long and have a wide variety of varieties. The popular Stella D’oro lily, for example, continues to bloom throughout the year. If you want to attract hummingbirds even more, consider growing Red Hot Poker, an ornamental lily from South Africa. This low-growing evergreen perennial produces tall spikey blooms that attract butterflies and bees.
Hummingbirds visit thousands of different types of flowers each day and can be expected to eat all year long in your garden. Daylilies are especially popular with pollinators since their cup-shaped flowers are easy to collect nectar. Daylilies come in many different colors and varieties and are suitable for any gardening level. Listed below are some of the most popular varieties for attracting hummingbirds.
Heliopsis blooms in mid-summer
Native to the eastern United States, heliopsis is drought and heat tolerant. It grows well in a variety of soil types, though it prefers slightly moist, well-drained soil. It grows to be between three and five feet tall, and has opposite leaves with a sandpapery texture. The flower color is yellow with a gold center. It prefers full sun but will tolerate some partial shade. It needs about four to five hours of sunlight daily.
This plant prefers a well-drained soil that is ph neutral. If the soil is too rich, it may turn leggy. Deadheading is important to keep the flower display going into the fall. Deadheading is also necessary to prevent self-seeding. Growing from seed is also easy, although it is recommended to divide the plants every three or four years. It will bloom best if the soil is kept slightly moist.