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5 Flowers That Bloom All Year

There’s something special about flowers that bloom all year long. Maybe because they’re always there to cheer us up no matter the season. Or maybe it’s because they remind us that summer is just around the corner, even when it feels like winter will never end.

Here are five flowers that will ensure your garden looks beautiful, no matter what time of year it is!

Rose

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The rose is one of the most popular flowers in the world. Roses come in many colors, from the traditional red and pink, to white, and even black. One of the best things about roses is that some varieties bloom all year round depending on where you live. Roses tend to thrive in zones 4 through 9, but with the right care you can grow these gorgeous blooms anywhere.

Those varieties include hybrid tea roses, grandiflora roses, and miniature roses. No matter which type of rose you choose, they are sure to add beauty and elegance to your garden. If you live in a cold climate, you can even grow roses indoors so that you can enjoy their beauty all winter long.

Roses are relatively easy to care for. They prefer full sun but can also tolerate partial shade. They need to be watered regularly, especially during hot weather. It is also important to fertilize your roses regularly. You can use either organic or chemical fertilizer.

Ixora

Red Ixora Flowers
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The Ixora flower is a popular tropical flower that blooms all year round in zones 9 and above. Its scientific name is Ixora coccinea, and it is part of the Madder family. This evergreen shrub can grow over ten feet tall and wide, and its clusters of bright red, orange, or yellow flowers are very showy. Ixora is native to tropical Thailand and Vietnam, but it is now grown in many other parts of the world as well.

Ixora is a relatively easy plant to grow, and it does not require much care. It prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Once established, it is moderately drought tolerant. Ixora can be propagated by seed or cuttings. Just be sure to give it enough space to spread out, as it can become quite large.

Jasmine

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Jasmine is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, such as Asia, Africa, and Australia. It has a sweet fragrance and is often used in perfumes and essential oils. The jasmine plant has thin green leaves and can grow to be up to 15 feet tall. The flowers are white or pale yellow and have a five petals each. It typically thrives in zones 7 through 10. 

Jasmine is known for its calming properties and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The scent of jasmine is said to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. Jasmine tea is a popular beverage in many parts of the world and is thought to have health benefits including weight loss, improved digestion, and reduced inflammation.

Not only does jasmine have a healthy reputation, it can also bring beauty to your yard!

Bougainvillea

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Bougainvillea is a flowering plant that blooms all year round in zone 10 (to grow in other zones proper care is essential). It can survive a light frost, but a deep freeze will kill the plant. It is native to South America and grows in many tropical and subtropical regions around the world. The Bougainvillea plant is a woody, evergreen vine that can grow up to 30 feet tall. It has dark green leaves and bright, colorful flowers that bloom in clusters ranging from pink to purple, red, or white.

Bougainvillea is a popular landscaping plant because of its beautiful flowers and ability to thrive in warm climates. It is often used as a groundcover or climbing plant on trellises and walls. Bougainvillea is also a popular pot plant because it is easy to care for and can be kept indoors or outdoors.

The Bougainvillea plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant and does not require a lot of water. However, it will bloom more profusely if it is watered regularly. Fertilize Bougainvillea plants with a balanced fertilizer every month during the growing season.

To encourage blooming, similar to pruning, pinch off the tips of the vines after they have grown 8 inches. This will cause the plant to branch out and produce more flowers. Deadhead spent flowers to keep the plant looking tidy and promote new growth.

African Violet

African violet
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Native to Africa, these beautiful flowers are most commonly found in shades of purple, but can also be found in white, pink, and blue. African violets are relatively easy to care for, making them a popular houseplant for both beginner and experienced gardeners alike.

When it comes to watering, African violets need just enough to keep the soil moist without drowning the roots. Over-watering is one of the most common mistakes made when caring for these flowers, so be sure to err on the side of caution. Allow the top inch or so of soil to dry out before watering again.

African violets also prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so it’s important to find a spot that gets plenty of light but isn’t in direct sun. If you live in a particularly sunny climate, you may need to position your African violets near a sheer curtain or other light-filtering material to protect them from the harsh rays.

If you want your African violets to bloom all year round, it’s important to deadhead the spent blooms regularly. This encourages the plant to produce new buds and keep blooming.

Watch Them Bloom!

While many flowers bloom in specific seasons, some beautiful blooms can be found all year long. Whether you’re looking for a splash of color in the dead of winter or want to enjoy fresh blooms during the summer, these five flowers will always make your home or garden look gorgeous.

Do you have any tips or tricks for growing these flowers? Let us know in the comments below!

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