10 Gorgeous Flowers That Bloom All Year Round

Who doesn’t like having gorgeous flowers that bloom all year round?

There are lots of flowers that bloom all year round, depending on your geographic location and climate. However, finding the perfect match for your garden may be a bit of a challenge. We thought you might need some help with this, so we’ve rounded up some gorgeous flowers (both perennials and annuals) that will bloom all year long!

While flowers that bloom for months will depend on your location, there’s an infinite variety of flower sizes, shapes, and colors you can choose from if your climate allows it. From perennial flowers to annual flowers, there are many various possibilities that regularly bloom in colors and hues all across the spectrum.

But one thing is for sure, a garden full of gorgeous flowers will definitely attract diverse pollinators, and bring a lot of satisfaction knowing it was you who planted all those colorful flowers. By the way, here’s an awesome kit with some essential tools for gardening!

Now, flowers may bloom almost year-round if they grow in a perfect climate. However, this may not be the case for your flowers if you live in a colder area. We’ve rounded a comprehensive list of gorgeous flowers that bloom year-round in every hardiness zone. These flowers add color to your garden for as long as possible, often through the first frost!

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 1. African Violet

Scientific name: Saintpaulia streptocarpus

  • Plant Type: Perennial flower
  • Plant Size: 2-6 inches
  • Geographic Origin: East Africa (High Tropics of Tanzania)
  • Plant Zone: Houseplant
  • Sun Exposure: Medium to bright indirect light

The African Violet is a low-maintenance plant that can thrive for quite a long time and it’s also known to bloom all season long. This gorgeous flower has fuzzy succulent-type leaves that helps it absorb water. You may think that the African violet only comes in violet blooms, but there are also pink, purple, red, and white shades.

These gorgeous flowers are great houseplants due to their climate restrictions. They love high humidity and require to be fertilized from time to time in order to bloom continuously.

2. Ajuga or Bugleweed

Scientific Name: Ajuga reptans

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Plant Size: 0.7 inches to 1 foot
  • Geographic Origin: Southwest Asia, Northern Africa, and Europe
  • Plant Zone: 3-10
  • Sun Exposure: Part shade to full sun

Ajuga makes a great ground cover, especially in open areas such as natural woodland environments or slopes. Because it can spread quickly, you should plant these gorgeous flowers in areas where you don’t mind them taking over.

The tiny blue or purple flowers grow vertically around a stock reaching 1 foot in height. Ajuga blossoms from spring to summer having also quite attractive foliage on its own — newer purple-colored leaves mixed with low-growing light green leaves. These gorgeous flowers can attract hummingbirds, songbirds, and bees.

3. Begonia

Scientific Name: Begonia

  • Plant Type: Annual or Warm Climate Perennial
  • Plant Size: Around 1 foot
  • Geographic Origin: Central America and Mexico
  • Plant Zone: 10-11
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade to deep shade

These gorgeous flowers bloom for a long time and come in white, red, pink, or multicolored. Their leaves and stems are thick and succulent-like. They can be grown both indoors (in indirect, bright light) or outdoors (in the shade).

They cannot survive at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. They also require well-drained, moist soil and tend to grow in a rounded shape. Here’s one detail you may want to know if you decide to grow begonia in your garden: the roots are toxic while the leaves and flowers can cause vomiting in dogs, cats, and horses.

Begonias make excellent houseplants, and there are different varieties to choose from for those who want a wide color selection.

4. Black-Eyed Susans

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia fulgida

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Plant Size: 2-4 feet
  • Geographic Origin: Central US
  • Plant Zone: 3-8
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade to direct sunlight

The Black-Eyed Susan is a tough, moderately drought tolerant plant. It starts blooming in early summer, and the blooms keep growing into the fall if the plant is deadheaded. There are other Black-Eyed Susan varieties, such as Rudbeckia hirta, that are annuals and won’t come back. In an appropriate climate, like the southern US, perennials like this one can thrive year-round.

The blooms are of golden color and shaped like the sun’s rays having a black center. These gorgeous flowers are often seen in the wild along hillsides or in fields.

celosia
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5. Celosia

Scientific Name: Celosia

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Plant Size: 0.7 inches to 3 feet
  • Geographic Origin: Africa
  • Plant Zone: 10-11
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun

Celosia is a plume-shaped flower that resembles a fiery flame. The flowers are narrow and tall and almost look furry. You can choose from a wide variety of colors such as pink, purple, orange, yellow, and dark maroon.

This gorgeous flower is a warm-weather perennial or long-blooming annual that is easy to care for and often reseeds itself. Its flowers are quite large and plentiful, creating a stunning display along a section or walkway of a garden. It prefers direct sunlight and well-drained soil.

Here’s one surprising thing about Celosia: its young leaves are edible!

6. Coral Drift Rose

Scientific Name: Rosa meldrifora

  • Plant Type: Woody
  • Plant Size: 1-3 feet
  • Geographic Origin: US
  • Plant Zone: 4-11
  • SunnExposure: Direct sunlight

If you’d like to have roses in your garden, then this variety is your way to go! Coral-colored roses are gorgeous flowers that bloom from spring into early autumn. These flowering shrubs are cold, hardy, low-growing, pollinator-friendly, and disease-resistant. The blooms create contrast with the dark green foliage making it a perfect choice that will decorate your garden.

These gorgeous flowers grow well in a variety of soil types but enjoy a well-drained yet moist soil of average fertility. Constantly wet or soggy soil conditions can end up causing root rot and many other plant diseases, so make sure to grow your coral drift rose in well-drained soil.

7. Hibiscus

Scientific Name: Rosa sinensis

  • Plant Type: Woody
  • Plant Size: 10 feet
  • Geographic Origin: Asia
  • Plant Zone: 9-11
  • Sun Exposure: Direct sunlight

Many Hibiscus varieties have large gorgeous red, pink, white, or yellow flowers. It’s a tropical plant, and you can grow it outdoors if you live in warmer areas such as Hawaii, California, Texas, and Florida. Flowers can grow up to 6 inches long, while the whole plant can grow into trees or shrubs of up to 10 feet.

These gorgeous flowers attract bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds, making them a truly eye-catching addition to your garden. While it’s best to plant them along hedges and walkways, hibiscus can also grow indoors.

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8. Jasmine or Dwarf Gardenia

Scientific Name: Gardenia jasminoides

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Plant Size: 2-3 feet
  • Geographic Origin: Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Southern China
  • Plant Zone: 7-8
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade 

Jasmine is an intoxicatingly fragrant plant with flowers that show in early spring and last to late summer. This low-growing plant makes a perfect choice for hedges, hillsides, or as a ground cover plant. The blooms are usually white, but there are also other Jasmine varieties that come in different colors. Jasmine is drought and heat tolerant, however, it doesn’t like cold temperatures.

These gorgeous flowers are part of the coffee family which means Jasmine flowers, like other coffee plants, produce golden fruit that attracts birds once it gets matured.

9. Kalanchoes

Scientific Name: Kalanchoes

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Plant Size: up to 11-13 inches
  • Geographic Origin: China, Southern, Eastern Africa, Southeastern Asia, Madagascar
  • Plant Zone: 10-11
  • Sun Exposure: Bright indirect light or full sun

Kalanchoes are succulent plants that are commonly grown as houseplants. Their small blossoms — they come in a variety of colors — grow in inflorescences amid the dark green glossy leaves. These gorgeous flowers require low maintenance and can thrive in bright, indirect light with little water. By growing kalanchoes in your garden, you’ll have blooms for a long period of time each year.

Kalanchoes require about 12-14 hours of total darkness every night for 6-8 weeks in order to rebloom. We recommend you put them in a place where there’s no sun at all, like a closet. Kalanchoes flowers can be grown outside, providing that the temperature doesn’t get close to freezing. Then, they will behave as perennials, returning year after year.

10. Zinnia

Scientific name: Zinnia

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Plant Size: up to 4 feet
  • Geographic Origin: South America and Southern North America
  • Plant Zone: 8-11
  • Sun Exposure: Direct sunlight

Zinnias are gorgeous flowers to grow as there are many varieties of zinnia to choose from. They come in all sorts of colors, sizes, and shapes. They can be a button-, cactus-, or beehive-shaped, and they have one or multiple rows of petals.

These gorgeous flowers are low maintenance, easy to grow, and rabbit and deer resistant. If you want to have a blanket of multicolor blooms in your garden, try growing zinnia flowers. Not only will your guests find them appealing, but the hummingbirds and bees will also like them.

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