Chillin’ Blooms Flowers that thrive in spring’s cooler temperatures


Chillin’ Blooms

Calendula & Dianthus

  • Posted April 23, 2014

No need to wait for summer to get your flower fix! Here’s a baker’s dozen of blooming beauties that don’t wait for summer’s heat to shine.

Related Pages

Calendula, English Marigold, Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula, English Marigold, Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Masses of sunny blooms well into autumn make Calendula an excellent backup for your garden favorites with shorter bloom times. Calendula often self-seeds, providing you with bonus plants that are easily enjoyed, or easily removed for sharing.

View Page »

Celosia, Cockscomb, Flamingo Feather (Celosia species)

Celosia, Cockscomb, Flamingo Feather (Celosia species)

Celosia are known for their bright, soft-to-the-touch blooms. Depending on the variety chosen, those blooms may be a wavy ridge resembling a velvety rooster's comb (crested) or a fluffy, feather-like stalk (plumed). These fun and colorful plants thrive with full sun and consistent…

View Page »

Dianthus, China Pink, Indian Pink (Dianthus chinensis)

Dianthus, China Pink, Indian Pink (Dianthus chinensis)

Commonly called China pink or Indian pink, this species of Dianthus produces fringe-petaled blooms with little to no scent. These Chinese natives are technically short-lived perennials, but are generally grown as annuals. Named varieties offer a range of heights and colors with…

View Page »

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)

True classics, Forget-me-nots invoke images of overflowing cottage gardens and spring woodlands come to life with their bursts of dainty blooms. When the blooms are gone, mounds of demure foliage provide perfect compliment to garden companions of fine or broad leaf foliage.

View Page »

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Daisy-like blooms atop sturdy stems make Gerbera an excellent choice for bringing color and definition to plantings. The blooms are also long-lasting as cut flowers. Color selection ranges from pastel to sunny bright.

View Page »

Gomphrena, Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

Gomphrena, Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

A flower arranger's delight! Tall stems of bright, globe-shaped blooms retain their color indefinitely. A fun plant to have in the garden or in patio containers because the flowers add such a novel shape. Exceptional for dry locations or poor soil conditions.

View Page »

Larkspur (Delphinium species)

Larkspur (Delphinium species)

Delphiniums have held a valuable position in traditional flower gardens for generations. The intricate blossoms are beautiful up close, and from the distance the tall spikes make a grand and colorful vertical accent in the garden. Small species are terrific for border fronts, rock…

View Page »

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Lobelia provides a wonderful palette of blue shades to broaden the possibilities of interesting garden design. The flowers and foliage appear delicate up close, but merge into a dense mass of color from a distance.

View Page »

Viola Perennial (Viola cornuta)

Viola Perennial (Viola cornuta)

Violas have been a garden favorite for generations. The dainty flat-faced flowers are a cheerful sight in the early spring. They tolerate cool temperatures and are ideal for planting around spring-flowering bulbs or in window boxes. Makes an excellent pressed flower for crafts or…

View Page »

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

This old-fashioned favorite is sure to attract attention. Brilliant spikes of color cheer up any garden setting. Blooms all summer and tolerates frost. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.

View Page »

Stock, Gilly Flower (Matthiola incana)

Stock, Gilly Flower (Matthiola incana)

Stock are the perfect choice to transition the garden from spring into summer with their lush, clove-scented flower clusters delivering color and fragrance. Depending on variety chosen, blooms may be single or double and all varieties make for excellent cut flowers.

View Page »

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

A ground hugging annual with narrow leaves and abundant clusters of tiny blooms throughout summer. Does well in dry planting sites and is perfect for brightening and softening rock garden plantings.

View Page »

Post A Comment

Chillin’ Blooms

Forget Me Not