Who doesn't love flowering plants adorning their garden spaces?
We have listed a range of flowering plants that are native or naturalized to the Indian climatic conditions. These plants are hardy and know how to survive in varied conditions. From cultural uses to important plants for biodiversity, having these plants in your garden is of high value.
Botanical Name: Barleria
It is an annual herbaceous plant. The flowers come in different colors white, pink, red, orange, yellow, and blue. It is widely cultivated for its attractive flowers. In South India, it is known as December Flower, as it blooms in December and is usually strung into garlands of flowers for women to wear in their hair.
Botanical Name: Clitoria ternatea
This plant is commonly found in tropical regions around the globe. This herb has been traditionally used for centuries to treat various health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and even infertility. This vine also bears beautiful blue and white flowers.
Botanical Name: Jasminum
Jasmine is a very fragrant flower. With their white flowers, they add beauty to their space. Check out our store's seven layered jasmine, Jaaji jasmine, and common jasmine.
Botanical Name: Asclepias curassavica
This plant has been used throughout history for medicinal purposes. They need bright light to grow well. Milkweed attracts birds and other wildlife. The seeds of this milkweed are used for making paper pulp. They have been found to be effective at removing heavy metals such as lead and mercury from water.
Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea
It is a herb that can be grown as a ground cover plant or a hanging plant. It is an ornamental plant. It is a pretty, small plant that is both decorative and nutritious. Moss roses need bright light to grow and bloom well. Sandy or loamy soils are ideal for growing portulaca.
HibiscusBotanical Name: Hibiscus
We have native varieties of hibiscus in red, white, and pink colors. They have many medicinal benefits too. Hibiscus tea has many health benefits. The leaves of hibiscus can also be used as a hair conditioner. These hibiscuses are a must have in any garden.
Botanical Name:Catharanthus roseus
Periwinkle is a short herb, well known for showing off its pink and white blooms all year round. This plant is known to be extremely hardy and is known to thrive even in nutritionally deficient soils. The pant also has many medicinal benefits.
Botanical Name: Zephyranthes
It is a flowering bulb that is grown for its ornamental value. These plants are small and hardy, making them ideal plants for a garden. Their blooms are attractive, and they thrive in almost any soil type.
Botanical Name: Plumbago
Plumbago is an evergreen flowering shrub that is grown as a climber. It is a tough, hardy herbaceous plant that can grow into a climber. It blooms into a cluster of tubular, blue flowers. It blooms from spring through autumn.
Botanical Name: Rosa damascena
Paneer rose is one of the highly blooming varieties of roses, and it is a climber type. It is a pink variety of roses with a distinct fragrance. The scent is used in the aromatherapy and perfume industries.
Botanical Name: Osbeckia
Osbeckia is an annual herb that bears purple-pink flowers. Plant it anywhere, and it grows well. It is a great landscape plant.
Botanical Name: Thunbergia coccinea
It is a gorgeous evergreen vine. The beautiful red flowers appear in clusters and hang down from the vine. The brightness of the flower color depends on the temperature. The drooping habit of flower clusters makes a statement wherever they grow.
Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Parijata is a short tree growing up to 10m tall. The flowers are fragrant and bloom at night. The tree is sometimes called the "tree of sorrow" because the flowers lose their brightness during the daytime. The sweet-scented flowers are small and attractive, with white petals and a bright orange tube in the center.
Botanical Name: Buddleja
It is a shrub with highly scented flowers that are whitish to yellow in color, which attract butterflies. The flowers smell exactly like honey. Large bush that thrives in open soil than containers.
Botanical Name: Tabernaemontana divaricata
It is also called Nandi batlu. The plant has flowers in a pin-wheel shape. Crape Jasmine is one of the most common garden flowers found throughout peninsular India.
Botanical Name: Ixora coccinea
Keep these plants in a warm, bright place. The big blooms come in a variety of colors like orange, red and yellow, which can add brightness to the indoors.
Botanical Name: Combretum indicum
Rangoon creeper bears reddish flowers. The flowers are fragrant and tubular, and their color varies from white to pink to red. The flowers change in color with age.
Botanical Name: Alpinia calcarata
Snap Gingers are named after their yellow-red flowers, which resemble Snapdragons. They are pollinated by bees, bats, and birds. The leaves of Snap Gingers have a sweet, soothing fragrance that resembles that of Cinnamon bark. These plants are well adapted to growing in the shade of other larger trees or shrubs.
Botanical Name: Tagetes
Marigold blossoms are gorgeous yellow. They thrive best in sunny areas. They can tolerate partial shade for a short duration. But continuous exposure to bright sunlight is necessary for the plant to grow well and produce more blooms.
Botanical Name: Lavandula
The herb is mostly used in aromatherapy. Purple flowers are also used in flower decorations. The essential oil obtained from this plant is known to reduce anxiety, treat insomnia, and reduce stress and depression.
Botanical Name: Crossandra infundibuliformis
Kanakambaram is also known as the Firecracker Flower after its exploding fruits. The blooms are gorgeous orange in color.
Botanical Name: Sphagneticola trilobata
Wedelia is an herbaceous, hardy perennial plant. It spreads aggressively. Wedelia is widely used as groundcover.
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum plants need plenty of sunlight to grow well. They come in different colors. Water them regularly, and they add beautiful color and fragrance.
Botanical Name: Stachytarpheta mutabilis
It is a perennial herb. The pink-colored flowers produced in a spike attract a lot of butterflies.
Botanical Name: Alpinia purpurata
Red Gingers are another variety of ginger that have showy flowers on brightly colored red bracts. They usually grow in small clumps and prefer growing in the shade. The nectar in these flowers is known to attract a number of birds, bees, and butterflies.
Botanical Name: Clerodendrum chinense
Commonly called the Madras malli or Mysore malli, it produces fragrant flowers which attract bees, butterflies, and birds.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
They have beautiful flowers. But they are primarily grown for their aromatic foliage.
Botanical Name: Tecoma stans
Commonly called the firecracker or the coral plant, these slender red and white color flowers attract many sunbirds.
Botanical Name: Hedychium
White gingers are often grown by gardeners because they produce beautiful, highly fragrant flowers. Butterfly-shaped flowers are a great attraction in any garden.
Botanical Name: Caesalpinia pulcherrima
The Peacock flower is a striking ornamental plant. It is widely grown in gardens for its red, orange, and yellow flowers. The plant attracts many birds and butterflies, especially hummingbirds.
Botanical Name: Crinum asiaticum
Commonly known as spider lily, it is a plant species widely planted in many warmer regions as an ornamental. It is a bulb-forming perennial producing large, showy flowers that are prized by gardeners. All parts of the plant are, however, poisonous if ingested.
Botanical Name: Galphimia glauca
The gold shower is often cultivated as an ornamental hedge plant. It is used in homeopathy to reduce symptoms of hay fever. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.
Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora
This is a great ornamental plant. They can be grown as ground covers or in hanging baskets. They are low-maintenance plants. Usually growing between 5-10 inches tall, these succulent plants produce flowers in various colors, including pink, purple, blue, white, light green, dark green, and cream.
Botanical Name: Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum
Commonly grown as an ornamental plant, it also attracts butterflies.
Golden trumpet vine
Botanical Name: Allamanda
This is a flowering climber that looks lovely on a pergola of a roof. It has a woody stem and prefers a surface that it can use as support to fall over.
Botanical name: Clematis gouriana
A large climbing shrub, reaching up to the canopies of trees. Small flowers appear in branching panicles. The flowers look graceful against the shiny leaves of the vine.
Botanical name: Aechmea gamosepala
Matchstick Bromeliad has bright-green leaves with smooth edges. The flowers look like pink match-sticks with bright blue heads. It is grown for ornamental purposes.
Botanical name: Jatropha
A shrub that produces beautiful red flowers. The flowers attract many butterflies. The seeds are used in the production of biofuel.
Botanical name: Mesembryanthemum cordifolium
It is commonly grown as a creeping ground cover plant. They have beautifully shaped, vibrant flowers.
Botanical Name: Stachytarpheta jamaicensis
It is a hardy perennial herb. The blue-purplish colored flowers produced in a spike attract a lot of butterflies.
Botanical Name: Russelia equisetiformis
Commonly called the firecracker or the coral plant, these slender red and white color flowers attract many sunbirds.
Botanical Name: Canna indica
It is a popular garden plant due to its big showy flowers. They come in a variety of shapes and colors.
Botanical Name: Beloperone guttata
It is one of the tropical evergreen shrubs. They prefer bright locations with loamy, moist soil. They can also be grown indoors. Flowers emerge from the bracts; usually, they are long, thin, and white with speckled maroon throats. Blooming continues for months once it has begun, then halts for a short period before starting again.
Botanical Name: Asystasia gangetica
Commonly called the Chinese violet, it is a creeping herb with white and purple flowers. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Botanical Name: Rosa
Rose is one of the most loved flowers. The plant is a woody perennial. There are over three hundred species and tens of thousands of cultivars.
Botanical Name: Plumeria
A deciduous shrub or a small tree famous for its fragrant flowers. They are easily propagated by stem cuttings. It is grown for its ornamental value.
Botanical Name: Indigofera tinctoria
Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, is a species of plant from the bean family that was one of the original sources of indigo dye.
Botanical Name: Cestrum diurnum
Day King is a tall shrub whose fragrant tubular flowers. It is said that these fruits are poisonous to humans and most other mammals.
Botanical Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
The plant is also called the queen of the night. The white flowers have a rich, floral scent.
Botanical name: Vallauris solanacea
It is a climbing shrub. The white flowers have an intense fragrance. This plant can be a great addition to your garden as it attracts many birds and butterflies.
Botanical name: Angelonia
It is an evergreen perennial with pretty purple flowers. They have upright, bushy growth. They bear showy spikes of beautiful flowers.
Botanical name: Magnolia champaca
It is an evergreen tree. They have a rich aroma and are primarily used for worship at temples.
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a hardy, drought-tolerant perennial plant. They come in a variety of colors. It's perfect for arbors, fences, or pots.
Botanical Name: Millington
Akash mallige is a tree with a fast-growing habit. They bear beautiful white flowers.
Botanical Name: Impatiens balsamina
Balsam is a small annual plant with red, white, purple, or pink flowers. The stem is translucent with reddish streaks.
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