All Year Flowering Plants

Updated February 21, 2017

When choosing the type of plants to place in your garden, consider some flowering plants that bloom all year long. This guarantees that your garden and landscape will have continuous colours instead of only seasonal spurts. All-year flowering plants are typically best grown in warmer climates; if growing in cold climates, use them as indoor plants when possible.


The hibiscus is also known as the Rose of China. This flowering plant is cultivated in warm climates, including the tropics, and can grow as high as 5 feet; the average size, however, is between 12 and 18 inches. The plant cannot handle extreme changes in humidity and temperature and should be watered frequently in the spring and summer. In order to prevent this type of plant from growing too large, trim it in the early spring season. It is also recommended that liquid fertiliser should be added every six weeks.

Mexican Heather

Mexican heather can grow as tall as 18 inches in height and is native to the surrounding areas of Mexico. Spacing, on average, is anywhere between 9 to 12 inches. The flowers are usually purple, though some are shades of pink and white. This can be a good houseplant and is often compared to the fern. This plant does not tolerate acidic soil and should be planted in either partial shade or full sun exposure. This plant can tolerate a considerable amount of drought as well as high temperatures. This is a low-maintenance plant that requires very little pruning.

Bush Daisy

The bush daisy is from the Asteraceae family, and is in the same category as shrubs, tropicals and tender perennials. This plant requires full sun exposure and can grow up to 4 to 6 feet in height, requiring between 36 to 48 inches for spacing. Parts of the bush daisy are poisonous if ingested, and the colours of the flowers that bloom from the plant are yellow. The foliage is evergreen, silver and grey, and the plant is tolerant to drought and suitable for xeriscaping. The bush daisy can be planted in soil that is neutral and mildly acidic.

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