9 Best Flowering Shrubs for Summers in India

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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Here is an exclusive list of the Best Flowering Shrubs for Summers in India that you can grow easily in your garden to add vivid hues! They are also easy to maintain!

If you want to prepare your yard for the coming hot months, then here are the Best Flowering Shrubs for Summers to grow!

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Best Flowering Shrubs for Summers

1. Marigold / Genda

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Botanical Name: Tagetes

Marigolds come in warm hues of orange, yellow, and red. You can also go for hybrids for two-tone colors. Their display continues from spring to late summers.

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2. Roses / Gulab


Botanical Name: Rosa

Roses and summers go hand in hand, as they bloom profusely from February to March. Coming in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and fragrances, roses require warm weather with 4-5 hours of sunlight.

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3. Hibiscus / Jason

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Botanical Name: Hibiscus

Hibiscus grows large, trumpet-like blooms with five petals. This tropical flower comes in striking yellow, red, and white shades and blooms from March to October.

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4. Sunflower / Soorajmukhi

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

Sunflower is a drought and heat-tolerant shrub, popular for its heliotrope nature. If you want to make your garden stand out in summer, then this is one of the best flowers to grow!

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5. Balsam

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Botanical Name: Impatiens

Balsam adds a burst of colors to a landscape with their striking pink, red, mauve, lilac, and white blooms. For best growth, make sure they get plenty of bright sunlight.

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6. Bougainvillea / Gaganbel


Botanical Name: Bougainvillea

You can train this woody shrub on walls, arches, and trellis. It bears a dense cluster of papery flowers in pink, purple, orange, yellow, white, and magenta hues.

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7. Fragipani / Champa

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Botanical Name: Plumeria

Native to the Indian tropical climate, Champa showcases white petals with a yellow center. The flowers exude a pleasing scent that also attracts butterflies!

8. Nerium Oleander / Kaner


Botanical Name: Nerium oleander

One of the best flowering shrubs in India, Kaner displays blooms in yellow, cream, and red colors. The warm weather of India helps this plant to produce plentiful flowers.

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9. Arabian Jasmine / Mogra

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Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac

This fast-growing shrub produces tiny, white flowers that release a mesmerizing scent. Mogra blooms sporadically throughout the year but comes at its peak in Indian summer.

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