The Best Flowers To Bring Into Your Home For Summer 2023

The Best Flowers To Bring Into Your Home For Summer 2023

The Best Flowers To Bring Into Your Home For Summer 2023

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When summer comes, nature puts on a stunning display. Meadows grow blankets of grass, trees fill out with gorgeous leaves, and flowers show off their breathtaking blooms. That’s why we understand why you might want to enjoy that same vibe inside. To do so, you simply need to bring the best plants into your home. This year, that means embracing flowers with bright colors, bold shapes, and details that put a smile on your face every time you walk into the room.

Of course, to choose the ideal options for you and your home, there are a few factors to consider. For instance, there are certain plants that are fine for people with allergies and others that are problematic. The same goes for greenery which can be toxic for pets. You also want to figure out what kind of flowers might suit your space. That means making sure they’re the right size to complement your room — if they’re too big, they might overwhelm the area and if they’re too small, they may not stand out. While thinking about where you might put each flower, also think about what kind of light they need to thrive. Some will be happy right beside a bright window while others prefer less direct sunshine.

Once you have those details worked out, you can get to the really fun part. You now get to choose which fabulous, fragrant, and eye-catching flowers you want to bring inside your home this summer.

1. Allium flowers

purple allium flowers


Add a vibrant pop of color to your home with the help of allium (Allium sativum). Resembling something that might be found in a summer Seuss-like storybook, these plants are actually related to onions and garlic. However, their spherical flowers, which can be purple or white, smell lovely and would look incredible standing tall in your adobe.

2. Bromeliads flowers

blooming bromliad flowers


Add a tropical aesthetic to your home during the sunnier months by picking up a few bromeliads (Bromeliaceae). Growing flowers in a range of vibrant colors and needing just a little TLC, they will only flower once but you’ll be able to enjoy their blooms for the entire summer.

3. Yarrow flowers

bunches of yarrow flowers


Place yarrows (Achillea millefolium) by a window where they will be able to soak up lots of summer sunlight and you’ll be rewarded with big beautiful bundles of tiny blooms. Ensure that the plants also have soil that’s not too wet and they should continue to flourish throughout the season.

4. Gerbera daisy flowers

colorful daisey flowers


Another plant that appreciates being given a spot in your home that gets the full effect of the summer sun, gerbera daisies (Gerbera jamesonii) produce brightly colored petals. Available in multiple shades, you might prefer pristine white, deep maroon, lively orange, or a mix of them all.

5. Kalanchoe flowers

pink kalanchoe flowers


Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) not only develop delightful flowers with beautifully shaped and layered petals but they also happen to be succulents. Like others of its kind, you simply need to give this plant a little water and a lot of sun during the summer in order to bring out the strongest and most vivid blooms.

6. Fuchsia flowers

hanging fuchsia flowers


Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica) is the kind of plant that takes a slumber during the cold winter, which is why you’ll want to enjoy its flowers as long as the summer lasts. Indeed, the warmer months will see the blossoms come to life, which is when they’ll boast their unique shape and exquisite colors.

7. Dahlia flowers

blooming dahlia flower


Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata) are not only beautiful due to their impressive petals and full blooms, but they also grow in various colors and sizes. This means that there are likely a few that will suit your home’s summer vibe. They are also hearty and resilient flowers that can either stand alone or be paired with other flowers.

8. Pink anthurium flowers

pink anthurium flower


You might be familiar with the red variety of anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum), however, it also grows with pristine white flowers as well as pretty pink blooms that are almost too stunning to resist. A sweet color that suits summer, the flowers which stick around for about two months also have a waxy look that makes them shine.

9. Lantana flowers

colorful lantana flowers


When lantana (Lantana camara) plants bloom, they not only grow tiny flowers that are almost too cute to handle but each smaller flower is part of a larger cluster. Often growing multiple summery colors on a single plant, you may want to leave these in the soil instead of popping them into a bouquet to keep them around longer.

10. Delphinium flowers

tall delphinium flowers


Delphinium (Delphinium elatum) has the kind of whimsical-sounding name that suits its quaint appearance. Standing relatively tall and filled with a flowery column of blooms that pop up in the summer, each spire features white, pink, and purple hues that will surely make you smile when they have a place in your home.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.