25 Summer Flowering Plants in India

Last Updated: 11.06.2024
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Grow these Summer Flowering Plants in India, and you’ll have a colorful lawn during those hot summer months!

India gets super hot in the summer, but that doesn’t stop some amazing flowers from blooming! These summer troopers come in all sorts of colors and shapes, and they love the sunshine. Here are the ones you need to grow!

Best Summer Flowering Plants in India

1. Marigold (गेंदे)

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Common Names: Marigold, Banthi, Sanarei, Gondephool, Sayapatri

Marigolds are known for their bright orange or yellow flower heads with fern-like green leaves. These cheerful blooms thrive in the hot summer months, from March to June.

2. Bougainvillea (बोगनवेलिया)

Common Names: Booganbel, Baganbila, Kagilthala Puvvu, Bougainvila

Bougainvillea is a vibrant climber in India, known for its showy bracts, which come in shades of pink, purple, orange, and even white. It is a versatile flower that can grow easily in warm temperatures. These paper-like flowers require at least 5-7 hours of direct sunlight.

3. Dahlia (डहेलिया)

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Common Name: Laahure Phool

Dahlias are another stunning summer flowering plant that comes in various shades of white, purple, orange, and yellow. Besides, these plants require full sun to grow and do not need water right after planting.

4. Plumeria (चम्पा)

Common Names: Frangipani, Plumeria, Deva Ganneru, Gulachin, Golchi, Champae, Kathgolop, Chafa

Plumerias are highly sacred and are easily visible in temples across the country. They are native to tropical regions and love the sun. These stunning blooms appear in summer, typically around May, and last through autumn, sometimes until October.

5. Jasmine (चमेली)

Common Names: Jasmine,  Sanjui

Jasmine flowers do not even require any special care if proper conditions are provided. These plants love the sun and require at least 7-8 hours of direct sunlight every day. Give them that and they’ll give you flowers in summer.

6. Sunflower (सूरजमुखी)

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Common Name: Sunflower

Another bright-colored flower that looks radiant is the sunflower. These flowers are also heat tolerant and love the sun. They thrive in the hot summer months, typically from March to June. Here’s how to grow it.

7. Zinnia (ज़ीनिया)

Zinnia comes in beautiful round shapes and a wide range of colors and hues like pink, purple, rose red, yellow, and orange. These low-maintenance beauties flourish in India’s warm climate, blooming throughout summer.

8. Rose (गुलाब)

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Common Name: Roses

Roses are famous for their magical red color and enchanting fragrance. The best time to grow roses is early summer. These plants require 6-8 hours of sunlight a day and ample water.

9. Lotus (कमल)

Common Names: Lotus, Pundarika, Tamarai, Sacred Lotus, Sharda, Tamara, Thambal

The national flower of India is a perennial aquatic plant. Lotus is also important in Hinduism and Jainism. These summer flowers can be found in pink and white shades.

10. Tulip

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Common Name: Nalini

Tulips are beautiful, spring-blooming plants that are perennial. They come in multiple colors like white, maroon, cream, yellow, purple, and black colors, and can spruce up your lawn in the summer.

11. Hydrangea (जापानी फूल)

Common Names: Mophead hydrangea, Thamapansapi lei

Hydrangeas can be pink, blue, white, red, purple, and green. They’re commonly grown as a shrub and their deep color makes them an excellent and refreshing summer flowering plant.

12. Petunia

Common Name: Malati, Sandhya

Petunias are great! They come in almost every color except orange, with single or ruffled flowers that are funnel-shaped. You’ll see them in shades of pink, purple, white, and even red. They thrive in the summer sun, putting on a nonstop show of bright blooms all season long.

13. Nerium Oleander (कनेर)

Common Names: Kaneri, Kaner, Areli, Raktakarabi

Nerium Oleander is a true stunner. It has clusters of big, beautiful blooms in shades of white, pink, and even red. The flowers are fragrant, and the leaves are long and narrow, like green spikes. Plus, it blooms in the summer.

14. Begonia

Common Names: Berki, Motiyen, Kapru

Begonias are beautiful flowering plants that do well in India’s warm summers. They come in a wide variety of colors, but the best part is that you can also find many varieties that flower year-round. Cool, right?

15. Globe Amaranth

Common Names: Gul-e-makhmal, Vadamalli, Supari phool, Chengkruk

Globe Amaranth is a perfect summer bloomer! These vibrant plants show off puffy, round flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white. They’re known for lasting long, even after cutting, making them ideal for summer bouquets.

16. Lilies

Common Names: Asiatic lily, Asiatic hybrid lily

Lilies can be a lovely summer addition to your Indian garden! While not all lilies flower in summer, some varieties, like Asiatic Lilies, thrive in warm weather. The best time for planting lilies is in the spring, but you can grow them in containers throughout the year.

17. Blanket Flowers

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Common Names: Gaillardia, Indian Blanket, Firewheel, Blanket Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan

Gaillardia are colorful and hardy plants that come from North and South America. They have gorgeous daisy-like flowers of red and yellow that bloom throughout the summer and into fall.

18. African Daisies


Common Names: Cape Daisy, Cape Marigold

If you want a summer flowering plant that will get attention and praise from everyone, go with African Daisy. They are also like daisies but have a striking yellow, orange, or pink shade.

19. Night Flowering Jasmine (हरसिंगार)

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Common Names: Harsingar, Night-flowering Jasmine, Shiuli, Shefali

Harsingar is characterized by its fragrant, star-shaped white flowers that bloom at night and shed their petals during the day and is considered a sacred and medicinal plant in many cultures. This beauty is even the state flower of West Bengal. Here’s everything about their flowering season.

20. Lantana


Common Names: Shrub Verbena, Spanish Flag, Yellow Sage, Ham ‘n Eggs, Big Sage, Lantana Camara

Lantana is a colorful summer champion for your garden. It thrives in the heat, boasting clusters of small flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. The best part? These blooms often change color as they mature.

21. Chinese Hibiscus (गुड़हल)

Common Names: Rose of China, Hawaiian Hibiscus, China Rose, Shoe flower

Chinese Hibiscus is a flowering tropical shrub native to East Asia. This evergreen shrub bursts into bloom throughout the hot summer season with stunning large flowers in red, pink, orange, white, or even yellow! You can also find it easily in local nurseries–it’s quite common.

22. Flame of the Forest (पलाश)


Common Names: Flamboyant Tree, Royal Poinciana, Flame Tree, Flame of the Woods, Queensland Bottle Tree

There’s a reason it’s called the Flame of the Forest–it has fiery orange-red flowers that bloom in the summer. It’s great for growing in the country’s tropical and sub-tropical regions and is an ornamental tree that’s incredibly low maintenance.

23. Spider Lily


Common Names: Hymenocallis, St. John’s Lily, Basket Flower, Sea Daffodil, Bay Lily

How could we miss Spider Lilies when it comes to summer flowering plants? These delicate flowers with long, narrow petals are also ornamentals and make lovely choices for landscaping. And who doesn’t love a bit of peaceful white color?

24. Ixora (रग्मिनी)

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Common Names: Jungle Geranium, West Indian Jasmine, Rugmini, Ribbon Bush, Coral Plant

Rugmini is another summer flower that will definitely make your garden stand out. Why? With its clusters of tiny red flowers, of course. Some of these can even grow 10-15 feet tall and spread up to 10 feet. Amazing, right?

25. White Jasmine

Common Names: True Jasmine, Poet’s Jasmine, Arabian Jasmine, Indian Jasmine

If you want an indoor plant that will give you pretty flowers, go with the White Jasmine. This climbing vine produces a profusion of beautiful white flowers with a powerfully sweet fragrance. Plus, you can train them into pretty shapes with a trellis.

6 thoughts on “25 Summer Flowering Plants in India”

  1. The pix shown in case of Petunia is not that of common petunia…it is mexican petunia or Ruellia. And the common name Sandhya maloti is another plant. So basically three different plant names are taken but clubbed into one.

  2. Rabies technology like really do research before give knowledge to people you are giving miss information like tulip in summer in India… High denza in India really…. Fake petunia picture…. You can try buy yourself and grow by yourself if possible…. Under AC


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