In this third part of our seasonal flower series, we introduce you to Swiss flowers that bloom from July to September. But with the warm temperatures, you also have to take special care of cut flowers. You will therefore also find tips in this article on how to preserve your flowers even in hot weather.
Psst: Check out our first two parts of this series:
- Seasonal Swiss Flowers from January to and including March
- Seasonal Swiss Flowers from April to and including June
Which flowers are in season in late summer and early autumn?
Summer is known as the high season for Swiss flowers: they sprout and smell so good – and that continues into October! So get ready for a concentrated load of floral splendour.
Seasonal flowers in July
It would be too long a list to mention all the flowers. But here are a few that you will find in our bouquets repeatedly in July:
- pink, white and yellow coneflowers, known in medicine as echinacea
- elegant to wild dahlias in their thousand shapes and colours
- the lemon-scented bee balm – you can eat it!
- limonium, a.k.a. beach lilac, which you can dry wonderfully without it losing its colour
- colourful, proud snapdragons, reminiscent of a lion’s jaws
- the white flowering perennial called lysimachia, which is really long-lived
- mustard-yellow yarrow, which flowers until September
- blue-violet bluemink, also called ageratum, with tiny, narrow flowers
- the sweet grass millet, which flowers in a greenish-yellow colour
- dill – yes, it flowers and you can eat it!
- quaking grass, whose delicate, dangling flowers tremble in the wind
- purple flowering artichokes – yes! – which start to flower when they are not harvested
Seasonal flowers in August
The flowers in August come with plenty of colour – and maybe a surprise or two! Look out for the following varieties:
- alstroemeria in countless colours – they last a really long time!
- orange to red flowering monbretia, better known as iris.
- sorgum millet with small grains that are nicely knotted
- the wild, exotic feather celosia, which flowers in deepest red
- Hydrangeas! With large and small flowers in all kinds of colours from white to blue, they bloom until September
- fennel – yes, it flowers too – which smells similar to aniseed
- globe amaranth: small and white and lovely!
- fuzzy wig bush, which flowers in June and gives up its foliage in August – from white to yellow via pink to violet
Seasonal flowers in September
Even if autumn is slowly setting in – the number of flowers is not dwindling! In September you can enjoy the following flowers, among others:
- the spherical succisella with its bright purple heads
- sedum, with its flat flower heads in countless colours and the fleshy leaves, belongs to the succulent family and is therefore also called stonecrop
- blue flowering nigella a.k.a. black cumin – super cute!
- delicate cosmea with its cupped flowers
- aromatic arthemisia a.k.a. silvery mugwort with its inconspicuous flowers
- lisianthus: beautifully elegant like a rose
- queen Anne’s lace in green and white, which is also called bishop’s weed
How to protect cut flowers in hot weather
Especially in summer, it is important to follow the usual care tips. In other words, cut the flowers at an angle so that they can drink well and change the water regularly – in warm temperatures this is best done every day!
You should also clean the vase every few days. This way, bacteria that cling to the inside of the vase have no chance of causing your flowers to wilt more quickly! This is important because bacteria multiply even more quickly in hot weather. You can also take this opportunity to cut your flowers freshly and sort out wilted flowers.
In summer it is also essential that you choose a shady spot for your flowers. Your flowers should be in the shade all day – even when the sun moves!
Phew, yes, that’s quite a lot. But it’s definitely worth it, I promise!