If you are an avid gardener, monsoon is the second most awaited season in your gardening calendar and for some of us it contends for the first place with spring and also wins. Monsoon is a boon for tropical gardeners, it’s the time where you make yourself a cup of coffee and watch nature work her magic on your garden.
Monsoon brings a much-needed respite after the hot sweltering summer months when the plants endure the heat waiting for the dip in the temperature and cool breeze. The rainy season makes the green brighter and the blooms lovelier. The rainwater provides nourishment that regular tap water can only dream of, then the entire garden is anew with new fragrances, colors, and sounds.
While monsoon is loved by plants and animals alike, it’s the tropical and temperate climate plants that enjoy it the best. The tropical plants love the fresh humidity-laden air, it gives them a new burst of life. It’s the desert plants who love the draught more than they love the water, who suffer. Monsoon plants are all humidity-loving plants that do well in high moisture environments. Some monsoon flowering plants are as follows:
This beautiful flowering plant variety has a number of flowering plants under it. It is a perennial flowering plant with white flowers in different sizes and shapes with amazing fragrance. The flowers are used extensively in making oils and fragrances across the world. The jasmine flower thrives in the monsoon season.
These tropical flowering trees are not only beautiful to look at but bring an impressive ornamental value to your garden, with their uniformly spreading branches and tiny blooms in white and yellow, sometimes red. Also known as the frangipani flowers, these plants appreciate ample light and good humidity and they flourish in the rains.
3. Zephyranthes Lily
More famous as the rain lily, these beauties are sprinkled across the country spreading joy. Extremely easy to grow, they function like ornamental grass in planters throughout the year and sprout flowers in the rainy season. These happy blooms are some of the best rainy season flowers.
Hibiscus or shoe flowers are large trumpet-shaped showy flowers on an evergreen shrub. One of the simplest and most common rainy season flowers in India. They love ample light with a well-draining soil mix that allows their root system to thrive. The hibiscus flower attracts a lot of butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden making it a favorite of the pollinators.
The most quintessential Indian flower of the bunch, the marigold is synonymous with Indian gardens, rituals, and decor. It’s a low-maintenance plant that will add a bright splash of color to your garden and also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. The whole process from sowing seeds to blooming happens within 8 to 9 weeks.
Also known as oleander, the plant can be grown year-round with very little care. It’s only the winter season when the flowers stop blooming. The ideal planting time for oleander or Kaner is spring or monsoon season when the air is fresh and humid.
The Nithyakalyani or the Sadaphuli is a perennial groundcover that blooms profusely through the year with very little care. The periwinkle comes in a variety of colours from whites to pastels to bright reds and pinks. The leaves are a glossy dark green that shines brighter and becomes lusher in the monsoon season.
Portulaca or the moss rose is colloquially also known as the china rose in India. This flowering groundcover variety comes in a whole rainbow of colours and grows rapidly to cover vast expanses. They also look exceedingly great in hanging planters with light as feather flowers swaying gently in the breeze. These flowers grow profusely in the monsoon season.
More popularly known as the spider flower, the bee plant, or the spider plant. A tall spiky shrub with fragrant flower clusters at the head, they bloom profusely in the monsoon season. Cleomes are also great additions to the vegetable garden as they attract helpful insects and also repel harmful insects.
The balsam plant grows in a variety of conditions from sun to partial shade and is a beautiful flowering annual. It is easy to grow and widely available across the country. Belonging to the larger variety of impatiens, the balsam loves moist well-drained soil and does best in partial shade.
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