7 Summer Flowers for a Beautiful Garden, Indoors and Out

African Violet

African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha) are one of the simplest indoor blooming plants to cultivate and bloom multiple times a year. Some of its hundreds of kinds include variegated leaves or ruffled


In low light, this charming tiny plant's triangular, clover-like purple leaves fold down. Above the leaves, soft pink or white blossoms appear fairly constantly. Plain green oxalis with or without silvery accents

Peace Lily

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) blossoms rise above glossy foliage on long, thin stalks with a regal beauty. This easy-care indoor blooming plant blooms year-round but mainly in summer.


Anthurium andraeanum has heart-shaped blooms and leaves. Long-lasting pink, crimson, lavender, or white flowers are festive. They also survive long as cut flowers if you can stand to cut them.

Christmas Cactus

Some Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) are really Thanksgiving cactus, which blooms a few weeks earlier. Both plants blossom in autumn and winter due to chilly temperatures and short days.

Flowering Maple

Flowering maple (Abutilon x hybridum) has maple-like leaves. However, the plants are unrelated. Flowering maple features crepe-paper-like red, pink, orange, or yellow blossoms


There are numerous jasmine varieties. Flowered jasmine (J. polyanthum) and Arabian jasmine (J. sambac) are easy to cultivate with enough light and moisture.