Just in time for brides, graduates and dads, June flowers come alive in the summer garden. Flowers thrive in warm weather, and June heralds the start of the summer flower season. Whether you are looking for annuals, perennials or flowering shrubs and vines, there are many June flowers to choose from. Blooming times will vary by climate zones, with northern gardeners seeing blooms two to three weeks later than their southern counterparts, according to Natalia Hamill, author of "100 Easy Perennials."
This South American wildflower has become one of the staples of the florist industry. With its long stems and delicate, orchid-like flowers, alstromeria will bloom in pink, yellow, purple and combinations of different colors. In warmer areas of the country your alstromeria may bloom in April, but the major blooming period is June and July through September. Full or filtered sun and consistent moisture will help your alstromeria thrive. Alstromeria is hardy to USDA zones 8 to 10 but can be grown in the warmer areas of 7b.
Scientifically known as Geranium pratense, this flower's native environment is the meadow, where the flowers are a gorgeous violet. With many cultivars available, you can find them in most any shade. This geranium can grow to 40 inches tall and needs full sun. Perfect for borders or beds, Meadow cranesbill is hardy to USDA zones 4 to 8, and will bloom from June to September.
The Shasta daisy is native to northern California, hybridized by Luther Burbank from the American and European ox-eye, the Asiatic daisy and the German daisy. A hardy perennial, it has pure white flowers with cheery yellow centers, and grows 6 to 12 inches in height. Shasta daisies begin blooming in June and, if given lots of sunshine, will brighten your garden through the summer. The Shasta daisy is hardy in USDA zones 4a to 10b.