House and garden

The best annual flowers for summer cottages blooming all summer

Beautiful annuals used for giving are highly decorative and unpretentious plants that bloom for a long time and do not require special attention. In addition, the created beautiful flowering compositions can be changed annually, making garden flower beds stylish and attractive.

Features of choosing annual flowers for a summer residence

The choice of ornamental plants included in the annual catalog is based on the life expectancy and the desired flowering time. The full list of such crops is very voluminous, but amateur flower growers are especially popular with the earliest, as well as cold-resistant species and varieties blooming all summer, planting and growing which can be carried out even in regions with unstable weather conditions.

Color gamut

For lovers of dense vegetation, flyers with openwork and numerous foliage are ideal, and in order to form a voluminous floral carpet, it is best to use large-flowered and bright views. Coloring flowers can be completely different and depends only on the taste preferences of the amateur grower. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to use more than three or four colors and shades when creating a harmonious composition.

Landing place

The best varieties can be either sun-loving or shade-tolerant, so before choosing seeds for summer garden or garden design, it is necessary to determine what conditions are best suited for their cultivation. If the site and flowerbeds for landscaping is located in shading, then it is advisable to give preference to landing:

  • annual alissum, used in the arrangement of alpine hills, as well as borders and decorative flowerpots;
  • fragrant cleome, which multiplies perfectly through self-seeding;
  • beautiful and exotic fuchsia, with long flowering, but often freezing harsh winter;
  • shade-tolerant and very decorative annual larkspur, which blooms early and long;
  • mimulus or "monkey flower", characterized by suitability for cultivation in the wettest and most swampy areas.

Out of competition for the popularity of "pansies." These long flowering plants, today, are represented by a large number of hybrid forms, but in shading you can grow exclusively old and time-tested varieties. Climbing plants that need to be planted using supporting structures also require special attention.

Annual flowers for the garden: varieties

Climatic conditions

Unpretentiousness is one of the main advantages that distinguishes a significant part of the summers cultivated in the conditions of home gardening. Cold-resistant species are grown in a seedless wayhaving a short growing season and having time to bloom before frost.

In temperate climatic zones, sowing of seed material on flower beds and flower beds of open ground is carried out in late April. Seedling is preferable to use for heat-loving varieties of a long growing season. Seeding for seedlings is carried out in the last decade of February or until mid-March-April, which allows you to get high-quality and well-developed plants that need to be planted in flower beds at the end of May.

Flowering time

In terms of flowering, for the most part, all annual flowers are long-flowering and fairly fast-growing crops. However, some bloom earlier than others, and some varieties form flowers in the middle of the summer period, while retaining a decorative appeal until the onset of frost. That is why, correctly selected varieties can create the impression of constant, almost unusual flowering.

Design and size of the garden

On small lawns, it is not recommended to plant large bush annuals, and vast areas on the contrary, it is not advisable to fill out small and compact types of annuals. When decorating small fence or border space, it is better to give preference to the following plants:

  • Dorotheantus;
  • Purslane large-flowered;
  • Drummond Phlox;
  • a combination of orange-yellow zinnia and sage;
  • composition from ageratum, gazania and esholzia californian.

Rock gardens and properly designed flower walls look very impressive in the conditions of home gardening. To design a rock garden, it is advisable to choose small bulbous annual plants, as well as to sow creeping dimorphotek, fatseliya and esholtzia.

If you plan to equip the front garden, it is advisable to use annuals that bloom throughout the summer and belong to the category of compact or medium-sized plants, including marigolds and cornflowers. As a decor, the walls of households, as well as arbors or fences, can be used to grow plants such as morning glory, curly beans or sweet pea. Hanging flower pots are ideal for planting ampelous petunias, begonias, geraniums and lobelia.

How to plant annual flowers

Beautiful flyers blooming all summer

The abundant and beautifully flowering annual decorative crops throughout the summer period are very popular. They vary in many respects, but when designing a landscape, it is advisable to first of all take into account the height and dimensions of the aerial parts, as well as the features and characteristics of flowering.



Feature and Features

unpretentious undersized annual flowers


Unpretentious, with umbellate inflorescences, a herbaceous plant with a branching stem part


Low and bright flower for decorating rock gardens and rockeries located in sunny areas

Lobelia low

Compact and low unpretentious appearance with beautiful flowering, low light requirements


Spherical undersized or ampelous varieties blooming profusely until fall

medium-sized long-flowering annuals

Salvia or sage

Unpretentious medium-sized bush forms tall flowers-candles


Very sun-loving decorative culture, most often grown in seedlings


The aerial part reaches a height of 60 cm, lush, strewn with bright flowers

tall ornamental plants

Datura or Datura grass

Spectacular, blooming all summer, very fragrant culture, suitable for growing on well-lit flower gardens


Highly decorative garden summer for sunny and shaded flower beds, with high seed germination rates

Castor oil plant or paradise tree

Absolutely unpretentious poisonous plant with a palm-shaped, very decorative and numerous foliage

Annual mallow

Undemanding to the conditions of cultivation and care, the form represented by varieties with terry and simple inflorescences


An interesting garden decorative culture, favorably distinguished by a reddish shade of foliage

best early species


It has spectacular miniature flowers blooming in the early days of summer, and is characterized by compact bushes

Zinya graceful

The plant needs to be provided with space and enough sunlight in the flowerbed

Marigold or calendula

One of the most popular and completely undemanding flyers, which blooms in early June

Cold-resistant beautiful-flowering annuals for the Urals and Siberia

Popular annuals for Siberia and the Urals are characterized as undemanding and sufficiently cold-resistant plants with abundant and attractive flowering during the summer-autumn period. Experienced flower growers prefer to grow seedlings in seedlings, but there are some species that are perfectly adapted for direct sowing on open-air flower beds.

Type of


Landing pattern

Flowering time

Lighting requirements


Marigolds erect and thin-leaved

20-25 x 20-25

July - October


Chinese aster

20-25 x 20-25

July - September



20-25 x 20-25

July - October



15 x 15

July - September


Direct sowing


20 x 20

July August



20 x 20

June - September



20-25 x 20-25

July August



35-40 x 35-40

July - October



25-30 x 25-30

June - September


Annual planting schemes in the flowerbed

Annual flowering plants can be represented as monophonic flowers, and multi-colored colors. Most often, floral arrangements are created by a combination of plants belonging to two or three coloring groups.

Staining group

Popular views

Multicolored summers

Asters, bells, petunia, snapdragon and hyacinths

Annuals are white-flowered

Snowdrops, Voronets, anemones, crocuses and corollas

Flyers with red and pink flowers

Salvia, purple coneflower, calceolaria and castor oil

Annual plants with yellow or orange flowers

Calendula, adonis, sunflowers, marigolds and pulsatilla

Flyers with blue and blue flowers

Delphiniums, bells and cornflowers

When arranging flower beds and flower beds, you need to remember that the tallest crops, represented by a sunflower, amaranth, annual vines and cosmea, should be planted in the central part of the composition and surrounded by medium-height crops. Framing can be made out by stunted annuals in the form of an ageratum, lobelia, purslane and curb marigolds.

Especially popular in recent years are the so-called modular flower beds, which are very picturesque flower arrangements, assembled by a variety of planting containers with dwarf and medium-sized crops.

What flowers to plant in the flowerbed

Annuals in the conditions of home gardening are in demand if you want to create new flower arrangements annually, which will retain their decorative effect for a long time and will not require significant time and effort to grow.