Flowers to Grow in the Sun

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There are numerous flowers that grow in the sun, including gladiolus, red hot pokers and lily of the Nile. Find out how to grow carnations and other flowers in the sun with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening tips. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk all about flowers that grow in the sun. There's so many flowers that you can grow in the sun, there's thousands of them. We couldn't mention every one in this video. But I like cut flowers because not only do you get the flowers in the sun, you can cut them and bring them into the house. Whether agapanthus or lily of the Nile is a great, great sun plant. They like full hot sun and they love humming birds and humming birds love them. Gladiolus are one of the most popular sun flowers and gladiolus are easy to grow. You plant just three inches deep by a bulb and they come up and bloom every summer. Red hot pokers or kniphofia or kniphofia anyway you want to pronounce it are great plants and flowers for the sun and they bloom all summer long. And when I go and decide which flowers to grow in the sun, just go to your local florist or your flower department at the grocery store and look at the flowers that grow and find out if you live in a climate where they can grow well. Carnations are actually not that hard to grow. And alstroemeria too are a really pretty, pretty plant that like full hot sun and they're just a little tubular bulb. And of course lilies are one of the most popular plants in the world and you can plant the bulbs almost any time of the year and they'll come up and bloom in the sun in the summertime. And for fall flowers, there's always chrysanthemums, mums are great in the garden too. You just put them in the sun and they'll bloom every summer or late summer into the fall. Many herbs have flowers on them as well and there's so many different plants you can select from. So start by seed or by bulb and as long as it says it will grow in the sun, plant it and you will enjoy it that summer.