By many people, India is perceived as a country of colorful flowers, and they are not wrong. These flowers usually bloom in the summer, from March to June, and can be seen almost everywhere, from the Himalayas to the coastal areas. In the following text, we are going to tell you about some of the most popular and vibrant Indian flowers.
First of all, we have to mention the country’s national symbol and flower – lotus. It is native to Eastern Asia, but because of its aesthetic appearance, nowadays it is cultivated in European countries, tropical parts of America and also Australia. This flower ranges in colors, from white to pink. It is a water plant that can be found in lakes and ponds. It opens its beautiful petals in the morning to welcome the new day, and closes them at the sunset, to say goodnight.
Another plant that is the signature flower of subtropical regions is hibiscus. If you want to add this flower to your garden collection make sure to give it enough space to spread because it can grow up to 6 inches wide. It comes in a variety of colors such as yellow, white, peach-colored, and red, which is also cultivated in medical purposes. The tea is made out of dried leaves, flowers and calyces and it can alleviate conditions like fever, bacterial infections, upset stomach, and even high blood pressure.
Similarly, marigold is also used as a remedy and it is one of the most popular summer flowers in India. It is commonly used in religious ceremonies and floral decorations for weddings. Planting it around other types of flowers in your garden is a great way to protect them from pests and bugs in a natural way. Since it blooms quickly, in about 8 weeks, it is the perfect flowers or new gardeners because they will quickly get that sense of accomplishment.
Aster is a great flower if you want to convey a special message to someone. It comes in a variety of colors and each one of them has a special meaning – the pink one signifies love and romance, red one strong emotion, the yellow one is a great choice if you want to brighten someone’s day, blue one stands for faith, and so on. White asters are also frequently used for wedding ceremonies since they symbolize innocence, purity, faith, and spirituality. If you want to learn how to care for this flower, you can read more here.
Peony is another plant that is native to Asia, but also to Western North America and Europe. They come in all colors except blue and are symbols of good fortune. If you want to plant this flower, you have to know that it can grow to be 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. An interesting fact is that they can change color, so you should observe them daily to enjoy their beauty. They also have a lovely scent and it is believed that they can live up to 100 years.
To conclude, in this text we have only mentioned a few types of flowers, and other beloved summer plants in India are sunflowers, lilies, zinnias, pansy flowers, musk roses, coreopsis, and so on.