Indian Flowers of the Summer Season

Indian flowers that are dominant in the summer season include bright and colorful varieties. While some of the flowers are well known, others are not as mainstream. Learning about some of India's summer flowers may inspire you to create a flowerbed that features them.

blooming lotus
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lotus blooms


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field of marigolds

Marigold blooms throughout India from July to September. It usually is found close to streams and in damp meadows and marshes. The main colors of marigolds are golden-yellow and white. With a hollow stem and glossy leaves, marigold continues to grow until the flowers finish blooming in late summer.

Wild Delphinium

Purple Larkspur Wildflower (delphinium)
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purple wild delphinium flowers

Wild delphinium produces a purple flower and grows along grassy river banks in India, particularly in the mountain region. It also is found in pink, white and blue. While color is what defines wild delphinium, its irregularly shaped leaves and flower petals also are defining characteristics. Wild delphinium can reach a height of 3 meters, and so the flower often stands out with its strong and bold colors. The flower usually blooms from June to August.

Simple Lotus

Pink lotus
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pink simple lotus

The lotus is a simple water plant that floats on the rivers and other waterways in India. It has a detailed flower with layers of petals that overlap one another in a symmetrical pattern. Its leaves can reach up to 50cm in diameter. The lotus is found in rosy pink shades with a bit of white, and it also has a dark brown shade from seeds. Lotus is recognized for its petal characteristics; the petals open in the morning and close slowly down in the afternoon.

Dragon’s Breath

Rose of China flower
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dragon's breath flower

The dragon's breath flower does not stand out because of its color but because of its low-rise personality. The plant does not grow more than 6 inches in height, yet its flower's dab of purple, white and pink makes it memorable. The plant's leaves also stand out with the deep colors of olive green, maroon and burgundy. Dragon's breath flowers start blooming in late spring and bloom throughout the summer months.

Mary Jane

Based in Toronto, Mary Jane has been writing for online magazines and databases since 2002. Her articles have appeared on the Simon & Schuster website and she received an editor's choice award in 2009. She holds a Master of Arts in psychology of language use from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.