17 Best Plants to Grow in Rainy Season in India

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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The arrival of the monsoon brings greenery all around and is the right time for starting a garden. Have a look at the best Plants to Grow in Rainy Season in India.

Monsoon is known to sprout abundant greenery and breath new life into the garden’s plants. If you are wondering which are the best ones to grow during this time, then have a look at this exclusive list of Plants to Grow in Rainy Season in India!

Here are the best rainy season flowers you can grow in India

Plants to Grow in Rainy Season in India

1. Plumeria

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Botanical Name: Plumeria 

Native to India, this fragrant flower displays a spiral arrangement of waxy, white petals. The plant can be grown with 12-18 inches of cutting in the monsoon.

2. Pink Rain lily

Botanical Name: Zephyranthes rosea

Monsoon and pink rain lily always go hand in hand, as a bunch of spectacular lilies burgeons only during the rainy days. Sow its seeds during the monsoon season.

3. Purslane

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Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea

The arrival of monsoon stimulates abundant flowering in purslane. Cup-like yellow blooms look graceful in windowboxes, thanks to their spilling stems.

4. Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Coming in an array of colors, hibiscus adds a splash of colors in the place. Irrespective of the season, you can grow it year-round if provided with ample sunlight and watering.

5. Jasmine

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Botanical Name: Jasminum

Be it crepe, common, Arabian, or night jasmine – you can cultivate all the jasmine varieties during the monsoon. If you are a north Indian, then plant it in July-August, and for south Indian gardeners, July-December is ideal.

Learn how to mogra in pots here

6. Oleander

Botanical Name: Nerium oleander

Trumpet to cup-like flowers in pink, yellow, and red hues introduce colorful dimensions in yards. Oleander can be grown year-round, except for the winter months. But the ideal planting time is the rainy and spring seasons.

Check out our article on fertilizing Oleander plants here

7. Periwinkle

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Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus

In the northern Indian climate, it grows as an annual, but in warm climate, the flower continues to display as a perennial. Also known as Madagascar and vinca Periwinkle, it blooms in soothing pink, purple, and white tones.

8. Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes

Fragrant marigold flower is not only hallowed for its religious significance, but it also serves as a pest repellent and pollinator-attracting plant. You can sow its seeds between June-July to relish its beauty after 2-3 months.

Learn how to grow marigold from dried flowers here

9. Balsam / Gulmehandi

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Botanical Name: Impatiens balsamina

This self-seeding plant bears elegant flowers in purple, pink, red, and white hues that complement the garden elements. Balsam seeds can be grown in the rainy season, specifically between May and July.

10. Moss Rose Purslane


Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora

A bunch of vivid flowers swaying on burgundy stems acts as the wow factor. It is usually planted in summers, but can be grown in rainy season too.

Vegetables to Grow in Rainy Season

11. Okra

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Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus

The seeds of okra can be sown during the monsoon, between June to August, as a Kharif crop. It starts setting fruits in 2-3 months from the sowing day. Also, its striking white blooms work as an ornamental element for yards.

12. Eggplant

Botanical Name: Solanum melongena

Be it the southern or northern region of India, you can sow the seed of this vegetable plant from July to August. The vegetable will be able to harvest after 100-120 days from the date of sowing and 40-45 days from transplanting.

Learn how to grow Brinjal in pots here

13. Cucumber

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Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus

The hydrating fruit is an integral part of salads. To enjoy its fresh supply, sow the seeds in June or July for monsoon cultivation. All it requires is fertile soil, adequate watering, and full sunlight for 4-5 hours a day.

Check out our article on Growing Cucumbers in Pot here

14. Curry Leaves


Botanical Name: Murraya koenigii

The addition of curry leaves into tadka adds an instant flavor of any savory dish. So, you can direct grow it at your home garden using cutting or seeds at any time of the year, but the rainy season is the most optimum.

15. Chili

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Botanical Name: Capsicum frutescens

Green chilies have no substitute in the kitchens, since it imparts a right degree of spiciness to dishes. Growing them home is fuss-free, sow the seeds during May-July, and it will be ready for harvest within 2 to 3 months.

Learn how to grow Green Chili Plant here

16. Beans

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Beans grow on vines and ask for the support of bamboo, trellis, or stakes. If you belong to the south Indian climate, then June-July is the optimum sowing period, whereas, for North Indian natives, July to August is suitable.

Here are the most popular types of beans in India

17. Radish

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Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus

Crispy, and zesty flavored radish is a healthy addition to the salad platter. This root vegetable is grown between August to January in hilly regions, but for southern parts of India, June-July is a more appropriate period.

Check out the best vegetables to grow in the rainy season here

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