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7 Flowers That Bloom All Year

Thanks to their resistance to low temperatures, these plants will keep your home lively and colorful throughout the whole year
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If you plant these flowers, your garden doesn’t have to die every autumn.Photo: Martin Wahlborg/Getty Images

Though many may be used to a seasonality when it comes to their plants, there are some flowers that bloom all year. And once you know which ones perform this remarkable feat, you may decide that you want all of them in your house. After all, it’s all too common to feel a touch of sadness at the wilting of once lively and colorful stems.

Luckily, this won’t happen with the following plants. Thanks to their resistance to low temperatures, these beauties can thrive all 12 months of the year (so long as you don’t live in a place with extreme weather conditions). Better yet, many of them are relatively low maintenance and no more difficult to tend to than any other flower. Here, AD surveys seven flowers that bloom all year—sure to look stunning in your home, garden, or wherever you may choose to display them.


Begonias can add a two-tone touch to a home or garden.

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Begonias’ charm lasts all year long—that is, as long as you provide it with some basic care. These flowers like spots with lots of indirect light, and you should water it at least three times a week during the summer and once every 10 days during the winter. An extra tip to help your begonias thrive in every season: Place a plate with some water underneath its pots and the plants will absorb the humidity from the air.


Lavender is not only beautiful, it also adds a calming smell to the home.

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Yes, the mighty lavender—a favorite of humans and pollinators alike—can bloom all year, and its amazing purple flowers will naturally scent your home 365 days a year. However, if you plant lavender directly in your garden, you’ll want to be careful as it can grow quickly and push out other plants. The flower also remains popular among interior designers thanks to the delicate hues of its flowers and its leaves, as well as its enchanting fragrance.

African Violet

African violets are a common choice among gardeners thanks to their elegant air.

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When it comes to adding an elegant touch to a home, the African violet is an especially beautiful choice, and, as an added bonus, it blooms all year round. It may be small, but it’s a delightful accent.

If you want your flower to bloom throughout the year, you’ll need to pay attention to its needs; it is recommended that you water your plant three times a week during warmer months and once every two weeks during the winter.


Tiny verbena flowers add a touch of whimsy to any garden.

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The verbena is known for its beautiful flowers, which are often striking during the spring and summer. However, if well taken care of, it can bloom up until nearly the first frost of the season. To keep the flower in its best health, plant it where it receives a lot of indirect light.


The intense color of geraniums makes them fan favorites among plant enthusiasts.

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Geraniums owe their popularity to their intense colors. Notably, they’re also very easy to take care of; during summer you should water it every day, while in winter every third day is sufficient. Add fertilizer once a month to promote its flowering and you’ll be able to enjoy its blooms 365 days a year.


Pentas can bloom throughout the year and come in a variety of colors.

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You’ll recognize the penta thanks to its delicate branches and lovely groups of small white, lilac, pink, or red flowers. This typically hardy species is able to flower even during colder months, and it doesn’t require much care. It should be watered three times a week and planted in soil with good drainage.


Purslanes are succulents, which are generally considered low-maintenance plants.

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This member of the succulent family brightens interiors with its yellow blooms, and it also has a number of medicinal properties. Purslane’s beautiful, small yellow flowers last all year as long as you place the plant in an area with moderate temperatures, water it once or twice a week depending on the weather, and, finally, assure that it receives direct sunlight throughout the day.