We often tend to think that the month of August and the end of summer is not the ideal season to plant flowers. It’s not entirely untrue. That said, nature is very well done… Nothing is therefore impossible! Between two harvests of fruits and vegetables which are in full yield, it is quite possible to plant a few flowers. Let’s see which ones! 

Summary

  • California poppy
  • The Madonna lily
  • The water lily
  • The hollyhock
  • the iris
  • The forget-me-not
  • Calendula 
  • The autumn crocus 
  • the cyclamen
  • blueberry

California poppy

Very resistant and easy to sow (because it is not very difficult in terms of soil quality), this colorful flower can decorate any bed! Ideal if you are a fan of country flowers, the California poppy is even more robust when planted in late summer.

orange california poppy
Credits: iStock / Frederic Hodiesne

The Madonna lily

This rustic flower is the touch of elegance that can enhance any garden, thanks as much to its incredible whiteness as to its heady scent. It is planted at the end of summer, preferably in a sunny place. 

white lily flower
Credits: iStock / Takako Watanabe

The water lily

This pretty must-have aquatic flower embellishes any pond with its delicacy and poetry. To flourish, the water lily needs stagnant water and it fears neither cold nor frost. On the maintenance side, all you have to do is remove the faded flowers.

water lily culture
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The hollyhock

We appreciate the simplicity of this large flower that can furnish any border. However, you should be careful, because its height makes it fragile in the wind. A semi-sunny location sheltered from bad weather is therefore essential. 

roses tremieres
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the iris

The only instruction to follow is to plant this flower away from places that are too humid, in a place exposed to the sun and not too close to other plantations. The iris doesn’t like being shaded… All you have to do is choose from the multitude of existing varieties! 

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iris
Credits: Tony Baggett / iStock

The forget-me-not

How can you resist these small, uniquely colored flowers? Also called mouse ear, the forget-me-not is planted in August for spring flowering. Be careful though, because this flower can become invasive. 

myosotis
Credits: Alexandrum79 / iStock

Calendula 

Also called marigold, calendula is an officinal plant that has many health benefits. It is indeed perfect for moisturizing the skin and calming it after sunburn for example. In addition, it repels certain garden pests.

Worry
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The autumn crocus 

The crocus is not only the prerogative of the first suns, because it can also be grown in autumn as its name suggests. Light, well-drained soil and regular watering are the only ingredients needed to grow this delicate flower.

crocus flower
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the cyclamen

Equally at home indoors and out, the cyclamen thrives effortlessly in its unique shape. It can be found in many colors: white, pink, red, etc. 

Cyclamen
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blueberry

Planted in August, the blueberry takes its time to germinate during the winter season and blooms a few months later. Like calendula, it is a flower highly valued for its medicinal qualities. It is also melliferous, and therefore ideal for attracting pollinating insects. 

blueberry
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