While flowers are most often associated with spring and summer, it is possible to enjoy them all year round. A handful of varieties will bring you bold colors, alluring fragrances, and a touch of beauty to your yard even in the winter and fall. Adding these flowers to your garden might bring a bit of cheer to an otherwise dreary spot.
The Hibiscus, also known as the hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is a flowering shrub. The shrub will usually grow to be about 10 to 12 feet high and can get as wide as 6 to 12 feet. The shrub has beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors such as white, red, orange, yellow, pink and salmon. The hibiscus is a broadleaf evergreen that will continually bloom flowers throughout the year. The flowers stand out beautifully from the green leaves and will add something special to any yard or garden. The hibiscus can be planted in full sun or partial sun areas and will need well-drained soil to thrive.
The umbrella sedge, known scientifically as the cyperus alternifolius, is a shrub. The umbrella sedge shrub will usually grow four to six feet tall and three to six feed wide in an upright fashion. The plant has a moderate growth rate and needs to be plated in full sun or in partial shade. The umbrella sedge does best when it is planted in well drained soil. The bright green flowers of this evergreen shrub can be enjoyed year-round.
Euphorbia is a nice species to plant if you would like to enjoy flowers in your yard or garden year around. There are many different euphorbia species to choose from, which allows for these plants to be planted successfully in most areas. The flowers on this plant come in many different colors and will bloom all year around, with some flowers lasting as long as four months. The euphorbia is interesting because many of the types will experience a color change in the flowers as they age. Some research or a visit to your local nursery can help you determine which type of euphorbia is best in your region. The euphorbia should be planted in well drained soil and does best in partial shade.