The inimitable hydrangea is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs to have in the garden.In summary, what you need to know: Name: HydrangeaFamily: HydrangeacéesType: ShrubHeight: 1 to 2 mExposition: Partial shade and shade Soil: Earth mixed with heather soil Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Summer Hydrangea in pot Cutting hydrangeas Prune hydrangeas All articles dedicated to hydrangeas Easy to grow and maintain, hydrangeas amaze all summer long with their magnificent flowers that range from pink to blue.
Category Garden flowers
This beautiful perennial from the liliaceae family features a wide variety of colorful flowers. Rustic and virtually maintenance-free, it is the ideal plant for easy gardening. Daylily does not fear cold or drought and adapts to all types of soil. It can stay in place for years. Its petals are edible and add color to summer salads.
Discover the royal fern, also called Osmonde, and appreciated for its pretty foliage Name: Osmunda regalis Family: Osmondaceae Type: Fern, perennial Height: 1.5 m Exposure: Part shade Soil: Rather humid Foliage: Deciduous Flowering: None Planting royal fern, osmonde Spring or autumn .
The platycodon, also called large-flowered bellflower is a very beautiful herbaceous perennial, well known for its lasting and generous flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Platycodon grandiflorusFamily: CampanulaceaeType: PerennialHeight: 20 to 60 cmExposition: Sunny or partial shade Soil: Rather rich and light Flowering: June to September Planting platycodon Platycodon is planted in spring in a rather sunny place although partial shade is ideal for more southern regions.
The euchera is a perennial well known for its very decorative foliage.In summary, what you should know: Name: HeucheraFamily: SaxifragaceaeType: Flower, perennialHeight: 60 to 80 cmExposition: Sunny or semi-shadeSoil: OrdinaryFlowering: May to JulyL maintenance, from planting to pruning at the end of winter, should guarantee good development.
Nepeta is a pretty flower with blue tones reminiscent of lavender and which adapts very well to most climates, even cold and humid.In summary, what you need to know: Name: NepetaFamily: LamiaceaeType: PerennialHeight: 40 at 80 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Light, well drained Flowering: May to October Also called Cat Grass, it has a euphoric effect on our friends the cats.
Queen of flowers in China, the peony was "launched" in France after the Chinese emperor had sent a collection to Joséphine. Today, thanks to hybridization, it comes in many shapes and colors. also: Growing peony wellAstonishing tree peonyBenefits and virtues of peonyPeony, for the record… Perched on its high stem, the Chinese peony charms with its round head made up of a multitude of petals.
The stage of planting a flower is important for the flowering and the lifespan of your plant In summary, what you need to know: Exposure: Depending on the variety Ideal period: Planting spring, early summer, autumn Material necessary: a perennial flower hand shovel a claw a water spadebassine Soil Plant a flower well, here are the tips for successful planting.
Carnation, whether perennial or annual, offers a beautiful flowering.In summary, what you need to know: Name: DianthusFamily: CaryophyllaceaeType: Perennial, annual or biennialHeight: 20 to 80 cmExposition: Sunny and mid shade Soil: Ordinary Flowering: May to September Caring for carnation is easy so here are the tips for having beautiful flowers all summer long.
The phormium is a superb plant with a very decorative, generous and colorful tuft. In summary, what you should know: Name: Phormium Family: Agavaceae Type: Perennial Height: 2 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Well drained Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: Summer Planting phormium Ideal in a pot on a terrace, we also like it in a sunny garden.
Hostas are appreciated for their decorative foliage, strongly ribbed, often colored, which can be opulent or small depending on the variety. They also offer a beautiful summer bloom of small mauve or pale pink bells. Hostas thrive everywhere except in the scorching sun. It is the ideal plant where nothing grows!
Brunnera is a pretty biennial particularly appreciated for its foliage and its blue forget-me-not flowers.In summary, what you should know: Name: Brunnera macrophyllaFamily: BoraginaceaeType: BiennialHeight: 30 to 50 cmExposure: Part shade Soil: Rather rich and freshFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: March to May Often used in rockery, border or flower bed, it is a plant which reseeds itself to advantageously cover your bare soil.
The armeria, also known as Spanish turf, is a superb grass plant. In summary, what you should know: Name: Armeria maritima Family: Plumbaginaceae Type: Perennial Height: 10 to 25 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rather acidic and well drained Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: Summer As much appreciated for its beautiful flowering as for the deep green of its foliage , the armeria is an ideal perennial for your rock gardens and borders.
The Spanish lilac, also called red valerian, is a herbaceous perennial that flowers during the summer.In summary, what you should know: Name: Centranthus ruberFamily: Caprifoliaceae, valerianaceaeType: PerennialHeight: 60 to 100 cmExposition: SunnySoil: Ordinary, even poor Flowering: May to September Its bushy shape and pretty flowering make it a very ornamental plant.
A scent of jasmine and spices, a generous flowering from January to the end of March ... In winter, at a time when flowering is rare, the daphne comes to enchant the garden. With the daphne, the plant world offers us one of its the most extraordinary scents.Exotic, powerful, very flowery with notes of carnations, jasmines and hyacinths enhanced with a spicy hint of cloves, it scents several meters away!
The gunnera, also known as gunnera or rhubarb gante, is a plant with interesting foliage, almost unavoidable at the water's edge.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Gunnera manicataFamily: GunneraceaeType: PerennialHeight: 2.5 mExposure : Sunny Soil: Moist Foliage: Deciduous or persistent depending on climate Flowering: May to September.
The hosta is a discreet flowering perennial in spring and late summer but it is its foliage that is the most famous.In summary, what you need to know: Name: HostaFamily: LiliaceaeType: PerennialHeight: 20 to 80 cm Exposure: Part shade and shade Soil: Rather rich Flowering: May to September Foliage: Deciduous In pot or in the ground, it is easy to maintain and will quickly seduce you with its many qualities.
The show sedum is one of the most common and interesting for our gardens.In summary, what you should know: Name: Sedum spectabileFamily: CrassulaceaeType: Perennial, succulent plantHeight: 20 to 50 cm Exposure: Sunny or partial shade Soil: OrdinaryFoliage : Deciduous - Flowering: August to October Planting sedum Sedum is an easy plant that can be planted indifferently, from spring to autumn.
Marshmallow, or althaea officinalis, is both cultivated as a medicinal plant for its therapeutic properties and as an ornamental plant for its pretty flowers.In summary, what you should know: Name: Althaea officinalisFamily: MalvaceaeType: Aromatic plant, perennialHeight: 1 at 1.5 m Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rather rich Flowering: June to September - Harvest: Summer Health: discover the benefits and virtues of marshmallow Growing marshmallows well Marshmallows need sun, ideally a fairly mild sun and moist soil, rich, which tolerates salty meadows well.
Marigold is a pretty little annual that blooms from spring until the first frost.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Calendula officinalisFamily: AsteraceaeType: AnnualHeight: 50 to 70 cm depending on the species Exposure: Sunny, partial shade Soil : Ordinary, rather light and well drained Flowering: April to November To read also: health benefits and virtues of marigold Flowering and easy to succeed, marigold also has the advantage of repelling many parasites.
The Pope's currency or the herb with the shields is an easy plant which offers very pretty flowers in spring.Name: Lunaria annuaFamily: BrassicaceaeType: BiennialHeight: 50 to 80 cmExposition: Sunny and semi-shade Soil: Rich, well drainedFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Spring Plantation of the Pope's Money Purchased in a bucket, the Pope's Mint is planted in spring or at the end of summer.