With these flowers your flowerbed will blossom all summer long

Many modern summer residents, seeking to decorate their plots in an original way, choose annual and perennial low-growing flowers for flower beds that bloom all summer or most of it. If you are one of these people and want to create your own inimitable flower garden - a masterpiece, read the descriptions and photos of the most interesting, popular types of low plants. Understand the criteria for their selection, methods of landing, look at the design options for impressively beautiful flower beds.

Flowerbed of constant flowering

Types and varieties of low-growing plants, blooming all summer

Consider stunted plants with a stem height of up to 30 cm. The lovely flower beds are made up of one type of such flowers, and using several species. In the summer, multi-tiered compositions bordered with miniature flowering specimens and borders edged with compact bushes look great. A lot of perennial varieties are long-flowering, more of them are among annuals.

The flowering border is gorgeous

Annuals or Perennials - Selection Criteria

Many gardeners consider annual low flowers for flower beds to be the best option for decorating their plots:

  1. Quickly (during the landing season) allows you to refine the territory by composing a beautiful composition.
  2. They have an incredible number of varieties, which makes it possible to pick up specimens for any zones on the site: sunny and shady, arid and overmoistened, with fertile soil and poor.
  3. Do not need special care, fertilizing, frequent watering in the summer.
  4. Give space to creative people for exciting experiments with the annual renewal of garden design.
  5. Allowed correction of oversights in the selection of varieties, colors in the next season.
  6. They are suitable for cultivation by new gardeners, since they are mostly unpretentious.
Bright flower bed of annuals

Fans of perennials refer to the unjustified loss of time, money, effort in the annual selection of plants for flower beds, troubles with seedlings or sowing seeds in the ground. Of course, perennial low-growing flowers for flower beds that bloom all summer, make it possible to avoid these worries for several years.But gradually they lose their decorative effect, and once in 5-7 years they have to be updated, while spending more effort than landing annuals.

Perennials allow you to create flower beds that have a special charm, but they are not happy with such brightness and diversity as annuals. It is also arguable that weeds cannot develop under the perennial plant mats. Yes, under thick clumps the germination of weed seeds, the development of sprouting weeds is suppressed. But if they managed to get through to the sun, it is much more difficult to destroy them than in the plantings of annuals.

Perennial Aubriet

Prefer annual or perennial flowers, and perhaps their combination - your choice. In any case, it will be useful to get acquainted with some of their species.

The most popular unpretentious annuals

Purslane- one of the most beautiful annual short-growing flowers for a flower bed is known to many simply as a “rug”. In fact, its creeping juicy shoots with peculiar leaves, similar to fleshy needles, form a solid carpet, covering the ground. Numerous flowers of various tones can be simple and double, depending on the variety.The most popular are terry species, which open buds at the beginning of summer and decorative until autumn frosts:

  • Pun;
  • Cream;
  • Mango;
  • Flamenco.
A motley rug of portfolk

The purslane is unpretentious, it easily takes root on sandy, stony soil, does not need additional dressing, frequent watering. But the sun is necessary for him: in the shade the shoots are stretched, thinner, the flower loses its attractiveness. And the buds of most varieties of portulaca are revealed only in bright light, which is why, even when planted in a sunny place, on an inclement day is not so picturesque. However, there are varieties with flowers that do not close and in cloudy weather:

  • Sundance;
  • Cloudbeater.
Charming Flamenco

And if you have conceived to use one-year, undersized white flowers for flower making, it is difficult to find something more suitable than the portulak variety with the telling name Belotsvetkovy.

This purslane should be called Snow White

Tagetes (marigolds)- Extremely unpretentious low-growing flower, which can grow a child. The marigolds do not require specific soil, regular watering. But for all their non-capriciousness, they demonstrate excellent decorative qualities, which is rare.From the first days of summer to autumn frosts, they are pleased with bright flowers of various colors of warm tones, which makes the flowerbed “sunny” even in bad weather.

Two types of marigolds are distinguished by compact bushes: deflected and thin-leafed. Both groups are incredibly charming and attractive.


Short Tagetes in the design of the curb Marigold rejected Thin leaf marigold

Examples of other long-flowering annuals

Petunia- pretty capricious in growing favorite landscape designers and gardeners has many varieties, differing in a variety of shapes and colors. It is possible to distinguish luxurious large-flowered and modest, but abundantly blooming species of petunias. It should be noted that the latter suffer less from rains, which are harmful to terry specimens. But you can find and terry petunias, not afraid of rain (Butterfly F1, for example), which will become the favorites of the garden.

F1 butterfly - tenderness itself

Lobelia- these are purple, white, and more often blue undersized flowers are quite suitable for a flower bed, coming to life in early summer and fading only by October. Spherical miniature (10-20 cm) lobelia bushes love sunny places with loose, but not very fertile soil like loams.In the care is important timely watering, especially during the hot season; the ground under the lobelia should be constantly wet.

Lobelia, Blue variety

Calceolaria- An unusual undersized plant that will adorn a flower bed in a shaded place. Calceolaria is not just shade-tolerant - direct sunlight is generally counter-indicative. This exotic loves high soil moisture, but it should be watered with caution: when water gets on velvety leaves, they significantly lose their decorative effect.

Exotic Calceolaria

Iberisgrows equally well in the sun and in a shady place, the soil likes light, breathable. It has small fragrant snow-white inflorescences, but there are varieties with pink, carmine, purple color. Flowering lasts two months, starting in May. Perfectly combined in the combined flower beds. For example, the neighborhood of white iberis and small red flowers of a carnation for a bed is a very advantageous variant.

Delicious snow-white iberis

Carnation one-year(Chinese). A pretty neighbor of Iberis can please not only red, but also pink, white, purple flowers with a pleasant aroma.Loves the sun, frost resistant. Being by nature a perennial, sometimes she can spend the winter.

Chinese Carnation Scarlett

Beautiful perennials - charming persistence

If one day successfully pick up perennial types of undersized long-blooming flowers for a flower bed, you can get rid of spring troubles for its improvement for a number of years and from the first days of summer enjoy the beauty on your site. Various carnations, viable asters, saxifrage and other beautiful representatives of the flora are popular. It is worth paying attention to at least a few favorites among them.

Beautiful flower beds - business card of the site

Astra alpine- herbaceous plant with a height of 10-30 cm. The best place for it is openwork penumbra, well-drained soil. Flowering can last up to three months, the longest it is in Rosea.

Astra Alpine Rosea

Carnation grass- unpretentious undersized perennial, dark greens of which are covered with purple or pink small flowers for one and a half summer months. Along with perennial arabis, pyrethrum, primroses can act as beautiful curb flowers for edging a flower bed or a path.

Carnation grass as a border

Ever-flowering begonia is rightfully leading among the flowers for the flower beds that bloom all summer long. Begonia plantations blaze with various elegant buds from May-June to late autumn. May bloom almost year-round, if the winter to transfer to a warm room. Not only flowers are exceptionally decorative, but also begonia leaves, pleasing the eye with shape and coloring.

Terry-flowered begonia

According to the color of the leaves distinguish green-leaved, bronze-leaf hybrids. The height of low-growing bushes, as a rule, is in the range of 15-30 cm. Begonia is not indifferent to the growing conditions. The soil for the flower bed should be rich in humus, with a slightly acidic reaction, moisture-consuming, but not over-moistened - an excess of moisture in the summer causes rotting of the roots.

About 600 hybrids of ever flowering begonia are known. Among them are medium-sized (up to 25 cm) series of varieties:

  • The ambassador;
  • Bada bing, Bada boom;
  • Senator.
Ever-blooming begonias on a flowerbed

Dwarf varieties:

  • Quinn;
  • Cocktail;
  • Ray of light
Ground covers

Groundcovers applicants for a place in the flower garden

Among the undersized perennials are many ground cover or carpet flowers for beds of continuous flowering.It is not improbable to get acquainted with several representatives of this group.

Phlox-shaped. Extremely unpretentious, forms clumps up to 10 cm high. He loves the sun and dry land, is afraid of stagnant water. Already from the beginning of May for two months it is covered with inflorescences of red, white, pink, lilac shades. The second wave of flowering begins in September.


Sedum(Sedum). Among the five hundred varieties you can pick up sun-loving (most of them) and shade-loving specimens. Sill does not need watering, fertilizing, winters without shelter - is it a find for summer residents of time-limited? And there are so many varieties of sedum that only one of them can make a colorful colorful flower bed.

Sedum prominent

Dushenay. The rapidly growing ground cover, sun-loving, feeling great on any soil. But to make the duchene rug dense, the ground under the bushes must be constantly maintained in a wet state. Very decorative in the summer, the original leaves and fruits dusheneei. However, it is worth remembering that the berries, somewhat reminiscent of strawberries, are inedible.

Duchenei Indian

Aubrieta. A bright representative of the carpet, ideal for rock gardens. It can be used as a frame of beds and in independent landings. It blooms for a month and a half from May, and after pruning it can repeat this process. Overwinter with leaves that look attractive in early spring. It should be borne in mind that Obriet grows aggressively, like Dushenay - both of these species can suppress, even survive their neighbors.

Aubrieta Light Blue Aubrieta Lucas

Small garden - undersized bushes on a bed

In garden design is often used not only herbaceous plants, but also beautiful trees, shrubs. If you got the idea to use them in landscaping the site, then perennial low-growing bushes that bloom all summer long are suitable for a bed in the form of a miniature garden. And creeping and dwarf hvoyniki, will make a graceful green note in a motley composition. Among them are the following types.

Mini-garden of begonias and conifers

Heather. Evergreen shrub with a low growth rate. It needs well-drained moist soil, it develops well in the sun, in partial shade. It is recommended to mulch and cover it for the winter.


Gualtery is recumbent. Creeping evergreen shrub-ground cover, beautifully blooming in summer, including September. Dark green leaves are very decorative, for winter they are made bronze-red. Gualteria prefers penumbra, fertile acidic soil with good moisture capacity, does not tolerate drought.

Gualtery is recumbent

Willow creeping. Attractive dwarfish slow-growing shrub with thin elastic shoots. In early May, before the foliage blooms, it is covered with silvery, and in the summer - with yellow earrings. Light and moisture-loving, loves fertile sandy soils, does not tolerate heat and dry air.

Willow creeping

Dammer's Cotoneaster. Dense prostrate undersized shrub. In the middle of May it is covered with numerous white flowers. Later decorative bush support multiple light red fruits. Loves the sun, partial shade, the soil is undemanding, drought-resistant.

Dammer's Cotoneaster

Japanese spirea. Compact creeping bush. Numerous pinkish inflorescences formed in the middle of summer, adorn the bushes for one and a half months. Original golden yellow leaves.Spirea is undemanding to conditions, winter hardy, sun-loving.

Japanese spirea

Juniper horizontal. For a flower bed are good dwarf forms, for example, a grade Blue Chip. It is a slowly growing conifer with a bluish coloration of dense, prickly needles. Light-requiring, not demanding to the soil, frost-resistant.

Juniper horizontal

Planting undersized flowers blooming all summer

When you intend to create a colorful, constantly pleasing corner on the site, you should understand how to properly arrange a flower bed with flowers, so that they blossom all summer and even part of the autumn.

Imitation creek

Principles of arrangement of beds

For a competent approach to the device and filling the future garden masterpiece, it is important not to miss such moments:

  1. Before you run to the store for the seeds of low-growing flowers for a flower bed, you should clearly determine the location of its possible location, examine what the lightness, shade, soil characteristics, and its humidity are. This is necessary for the correct selection of plants that will be comfortable in this place.
  2. Beginners should confine themselves to two or three types of plantations, this is enough to decorate a beautiful flowerbed.For his first flower bed, it is better to choose unpretentious varieties of flowers that do not need special care.
  3. It is important to choose for one flower bed species with similar requirements for growing conditions.
  4. It is desirable to use group plantings of the same type of low-growing plants to avoid random mixing of different species.
  5. It is necessary to responsibly consider the selection of color combinations of flowering plantations. Excessive brightness, variegation inappropriate, may indicate a bad taste. Combinations of various bright and white flowers look organic.
  6. For a flower arrangement to look spectacular all summer, for it you need to choose plants with different flowering periods.
  7. Composing flowers, you need to consider the angle of view. If the flowerbed is viewed from all sides, higher specimens should be placed in the center. If its review is possible on the one hand, the background should be a place for high specimens.
  8. To achieve a decent result, a preliminary layout of the flower garden with the help of a landscape designer or on its own is mandatory.
Combinations of bright and white tones are spectacular.

Schemes continuously flowering beds

For self-planning of a flower bed, even in winter, you will have to arm yourself with colored pencils and draw a detailed plan of it on paper. The sketch should indicate:

  • contours and sizes of a flower bed in scale;
  • location of dominant and complementary plants;
  • distance between them;
  • color range (if necessary, adjust it).

Important! It is necessary to take into account that undersized perennials, expanding over time, will take up more space - on the plan, and later on landing, leave free space between them, temporarily filling it with annuals.

Perennial flower garden

Having made the decision to do the planning of the flower bed yourself, you will save a considerable amount on the services of a landscape designer. However, you need to have a certain artistic taste and flair for this.

For a beginner in design questions, the task may seem complicated, but at first you can use ready-made schemes and plans found in books on gardening or suggested below. Here, for example, the scheme of filling the flower beds only perennials.

Below is the simplest flowerbed for novice gardeners, where the blue delphinium (1) and the red pancake (2) are the dominant low-growing plants.When making their beds planted first. In front of them are garden geraniums (3) of purple color. A flower bed is framed with a ground cover, a yellow cuff (4).

Scheme for beginners

When deciding how to select perennials and annuals that bloom all summer for your flower bed, you can use the information about them outlined above, as well as examine the assortment of plants presented in the diagrams, and select samples to your taste. The most flexible option of filling is the joint planting of bulbous, letniki and perennials. Below you can get acquainted with several simple schemes.

The scheme of mixed beds of continuous flowering Planting in pink Flower bed of annuals


Ready projects are not a dogma, it is not necessary to implement them with the utmost precision. You should not abandon the plan, if you could not buy the planting material of any plant presented in the diagram. Replace it with another with similar characteristics, color and bring the selected scheme to the ideal. And for creative inspiration, watch the small videos.

Plan shaded flower garden

Video:Examples of flowerbed decoration with short flowers

Video:Decoration of flower beds with marigolds

Short-growing flowers, both annual and perennial - a great choice for your site. Do not be afraid to experiment, show imagination, creativity, enthusiasm and create an interesting, original, exemplary composition that you can be proud of all summer.

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