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The Most Beautiful Flowering Plants for Your Tropical Garden

How to garden with bright colors and in tropical vibes

written by: Thursd | 12-02-2021

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Imagine having a breathtaking setting of a lush tropical rainforest that surrounds the comfort of your own home. Soothing shades of green delight your eyes every time you peek out of the kitchen window. Throughout this tropical frenzy are flowers growing in the colors red, purple, orange, and yellow. Rays of sunlight peek through the highest trees on the wide tropical leaves…

To be honest, most of us will never get a chance to immerse ourselves in such a tropical paradise feel in our own backyard, right? Wrong!

 

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Tropical garden image courtesy The Spruce

 

Tropical Flowers to Enhance Your Garden Or Patio

Everyone can re-create this experience in the boundaries of our white-fenced country gardens or cute brick-surrounded patios. You just need to know which flowering plants do the trick. Either you’re living in a cooler area or in a warmer climate, these plant beauties can soon be part of your lush tropical garden.

Here’s a list of flowering garden plants that create some tropical heat for your outdoor living space:

1. Passiflora

Looking for a bit of allure to add to your garden or patio? Then the Passiflora (or passionflower) is your go-to flowering garden plant.

With its exotic looks and a mesmerizing scent, the passiflora scrambles over fences and across borders of your green space. They also grow very well in pots but will need trellis or bamboo poles for support. Watch out though; these hardy vines are eager climbers and will become invasive if left undisturbed.

 

 

2. Hibiscus

Bring a flamenco vibe to the patio and container garden with the beautiful and easy-going Hibiscus. The flowering Hibiscus garden plant is a winner, even for beginners.

You will receive nonstop blooms up to eight inches in diameter throughout the growing season when you just provide ample sunshine and generous water. The brilliant colors of the hibiscus are a beacon to butterflies. The blooms vary from hot shades to cool tones.

 

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Image courtesy of Hibiscus flowering plant ‘villages news’

 

3. Jasmine

The Jasmine is an evergreen delight that adds fragrance and height to any garden. With its small, waxy flowers you can enjoy the amazing scent while flowers are in bloom.

You keep the slender but vigorous vine inbound by frequent pruning. It produces flowers from late spring through early fall. Consider it a fragrant houseplant during the winter in cooler areas though.

 

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Image source Joyus Garden

 

4. Bougainvillea

Almost everyone has a memory of – or at least a longing for – a sun-kissed afternoon well-spent at the Mediterranean. Why not bring this dreamy destination to your own home by cultivating the vigorous vine Bougainvillea, which grows throughout sunny, dry climates? The blooming of the Bougainvillea may slow down during summer but will peak in the fall, as it thrives when day and night length are practically equal. Make sure to give it full days of sunshine and overwintering in your home is not part of its longevity plan. But, the cheerful bracts will appear quickly on new transplants you install in the next spring.

 

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The Bougainvillea garden plant

 

4. Calla Lilies

Both elegant and dramatic, Callas come in the richest cheerful hues and are so easy to grow.  Ranging from the lightest yellows to the darkest reds, Callas come with another tropical feature; wide leaves. These pretty leaves will give your garden a boost when the plants are not in bloom. Whether used in borders or containers, they always provide a spectacular effect.

 

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Calla Lillies in rainbow colors – image courtesy of ‘Easy to grow bulbs’

 

5. Crocosmia

Although not technically a tropical plant, the Crocosmia sure gives that heated vibe to your garden. The flowers of the plant come in feisty shades of red, orange, pink, and yellow. Exactly what you need to add some warmth to your garden!

Crocosmia is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae, and is a delightful plant that needs little maintenance.

 

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Crocosmia – a tropical looking garden plant

 

Tropical Flowering Plants

Stay tuned for an addition to this list of top flowering garden plants for that tropical feeling.

Suggestions or requests? Feel free to let us know about the best flowering plants in your garden or patio.


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