Don’t let the heat get you down by bringing some cooling colour into your garden with Heckers’ guide on an amazing selection of colourful flowers for this summer.  With the intense heat we have been experiencing lately we can definitely say that summer is here.  Luckily there are plants that thrive in this scorching weather and will make your garden come alive with a display of stunning blooms.

 

Calibrachoa
The only difficulty with Calibrachoas is choosing which colour

Easy Waves and Calibrachoas

Easy wave Petunias and Calibrachoas are sun loving, low growing ground covers that will grace your garden with non-stop colourful blooms.  Calibrachoas are also known as Million Bells Petunia due to their flower being similar to “regular” Petunias.

Verbena
There are some amazing colour combinations to choose from

Trailing Verbenas

Trailing Verbena’s are tough ground covers that keep on flowering right through summer.  They are very low maintenance and will thrive even when neglected.  There are even some stunning varieties that change colour as the flowers age.

Osteospermum
Cape Daisies are one of the best plants to happen to gardens in years

Cape Daisies

Osteospermum or better known as Cape Daisies, are stunning indigenous flowering shrubs that will brighten up your garden in a flash.  As the name implies they originate from the Cape region and has been hybridised to give us a stronger plant and multitude of stunning colours.

Maderia daisy
The colours and flower shapes are innumerable

Marguerite Daisies

Marguerite Daisies (Argyranthemum frutescens) are stunning evergreen shrubs growing to above hip height and prefer a nice sunny spot.  These are old favourites for colour in the garden which are still going strong and yet wowing us every year with new colours and flower shapes.

Big Bounce
Impatiens are bouncing back into gardens this year

Impatiens Big Bounce

A stunning new release for this year.  Big Bounce Impatiens will astound you with its masses of flowers and big growth habit.  Big Bounce is a new interspecific hybrid giving you all the flower power of old school Impatiens walleriana with better disease resistance and better growth habit.

Mona Lavender
Mona Lavender works great in pots

Plectranthus Mona Lavender

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is not a Lavender but rather a stunning shade perennial perfect for planting under trees and dappled shade.  Plectranthus is a large family of indigenous plants ranging from sprawling ground covers to bigger shrubs.

You will be pleased to know that all of these plants are homegrown by Heckers and come with a lower carbon footprint, superior quality and are cultivated with care.  Try some of these beautiful plants and you will be guaranteed loads of colourful flowers throughout summer.

 

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