30 bright colors that can be sown in open ground in May

Do not have time to grow seedlings of flowers? No problem! Sow these cute ornamental plants right into the ground.

If you do not like to mess with seedlings, and your soul requires a holiday in a flower garden, May is your time! As soon as the threats of return frost in your area are finally over, sow flowers from this list on a flower bed.


The agrostemma, also known as the cockle, was once considered a harmful weed, and now this elegant annual has managed to win its place in the flower beds and flower beds.

Agrostemma is widely used in blends for Moorish lawn.

It is not necessary to sow the cockle near the grasses, as it litters their crops. Given that the seeds of this plant are poisonous, the harvest will also be unfit for human consumption. That is why it is worth washing your hands after you have touched the agrostem, and collect the seeds, avoiding self seeding.

Seeds germinate at 12 ° C. Shoots appear in about a week or two. A few weeks later the agrostemma should be thinned out.

Agrostemma - "lady" is quite stately. Its height reaches 80-100 cm, and the diameter of the inflorescences is about 5 cm.

Flowering occurs in July-August.


Amaranth (or shchiritsa) - spectacular grassy annuals, which will decorate the garden with orange-red flashes.

Garden amaranths usually grow up to 40-70 cm in height.

When sowing, keep the distance between the seeds of 30 cm or thinned and transplanted seedlings after the appearance of the first true leaves on them.


Winged ammobium - popular among gardeners "chamomile" -dried flower.

Many grow it through seedlings, but if you wish, you can sow it directly in open ground in May. The air and the soil at this point will warm enough to the seeds have risen.

Ammobium blooms from July to the very first frost.


Bidens is not a very common annual in our gardens, but it’s definitely worth paying attention to.

Cheerful yellow inflorescences diluted with bright colors mixborder or curb. Bidens can also be grown in balcony boxes.

It blooms in the second half of summer and early autumn.

Delphinium one-year

Delphinium does not need unnecessary submissions. In the people he is known as a hog or larkspur.

This is an ornamental plant with delicate pink, lilac, white color of inflorescences collected in a brush.

Sowing is carried out according to the pattern of 30 × 40 cm. The delphinium will bloom in July and will decorate the garden until the end of September.


Viskarya is a low free-flowering annual which, from mid-summer to early autumn, is densely covered with small lupic-like inflorescences of pink, lilac or blue hue.

The height of the lush bushes is about 20-25 cm, so the viscaria can be safely planted in balcony containers.


Why grow helihrizum through seedlings, if it is excellent and when sown in open ground?

Helichrizum blooms in the second half of summer. If you plan to use it as a dried flower in floral compositions, flowers should be cut before the buds open.


Gypsophila is a charming modest girl. Its high, up to 80 cm, bushes form translucent white "clouds". This decorative perennial is very fond of florists - it looks great in bouquets.

Best of all, gypsophila is a perennial. Sowing a plant once, you do not have to sow it every year.

Planting scheme - 60 × 80 cm. Gypsophila blooms all summer.

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Godetia is an elegant annual for flower beds and bouquets. If you sow it in open ground in May, it will begin to bloom in the second half of July and will “live” until the first frosts fall.

The height of the hedecia is about 30 cm. The landing pattern is 15 × 20 cm.


Dimorfoteka is a low, chamomile-like plant. Simple, but tasteful - it is about these modest colors.

Sow the dimorpoteka in May directly into the open ground, but if there is a threat of frost, the ground can be covered with a film before germination. When real leaflets appear on young plants, they should be seated a distance of 20 cm from each other.

Flowering dimorfote falls on the second half of summer.


Iberis is an excellent perennial for an alpine slide, a curb or a balcony box. It forms low lush "balls" with a diameter of up to 40 cm, densely dotted with small buds.

Iberis is a chameleon flower. The young plant inflorescences lilac shade, and over time they turn white.

After the appearance of these leaves sprout thinned and seated according to the scheme 40 × 40 cm

After flowering, the bushes are cut to a third to prevent unaesthetic growth.


Calendula and so familiar to everyone, even people far from floriculture, in order to need advertising. These cute flowers are easily propagated by self-sowing and do not cause any trouble in the care.

Pay attention to the unusual varieties of the usual plants. For example, double-calendars Prince of indiasoft salmon Pink surpriselarge-flowered Candimen orange.


Convolvulus is another name for the trichromatic convolvulus. It is interesting that, unlike other counter-vyunkov, he does not curl.

Convulvulus is a plant about 20 cm tall with lodging stems. Inflorescences, like all bindweeds, resemble bright "gramophones." The color corresponds to the name of the flower - the inflorescences in the center are yellow, then there is a white ring, and at the edges the petals become purple, blue or pink.

Convolvulus blooms in mid-July and, with the timely removal of faded buds, keeps "shape" all summer.

Landing scheme - 50 × 60 cm.


The corpsis has at least one obvious advantage: this perennial blooms in the first year after sowing!

It forms small bushes with a height of 40 cm, completely covered with fluffy terry inflorescences.

In the phase of the first pair of true leaves, seedlings are seated according to the 30 × 30 cm scheme.


Cosmidium is an attractive annual for rock garden, flower beds and misborders. It blooms throughout the second half of summer, unpretentious, does not require complex care. Just look at the unusual color of his inflorescences: they are maroon with an orange border.

Sow cosmidium, buried 0.5 cm into the soil. Between plants it is desirable to maintain a distance of at least 15 cm.

Flax one-year

Large-flowered flax - one-year "brother" of blue flax. In nature, it can grow up to 110 cm, but rarely exceeds 30–40 cm in height in culture.

Breeders brought garden varieties of this decorative flax with inflorescences of snow-white with a red peephole, scarlet, pink, blue, blue color.

Feel free to sow annual flax in mixborders and on Moorish lawns.

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Limnantes Douglas - unfortunately, a rarity in our gardens. It's a pity! This annual is truly multifunctional: it can be sown in borders, mixborders, rabatkah, hanging pots and balcony containers.

Its inflorescences are white, lemon yellow or golden with a snow-white border.

Limnantes needs a sunny plot with well drained but fertile soil. Otherwise, lush flowering can not wait.

One year old poppy

Simple, stylish, recognizable - the machos can be called a real symbol of summer.

If you are not afraid that this one-year-old, justifying its name, will “conquer” the entire plot for a couple of seasons, sow it in a flower garden right now, without delay. Well, and even if you are afraid - it is fixable! It is enough just to collect the seed boxes.


Small and remote - this popular expression is fully applicable to the daisy baby! The beauty of this terry miracle lies in the fact that the plant not only decorates a flower garden with beads of bright inflorescences, but also absolutely uncaptitiously.

Just sow the seeds in the ground - and wait for the appearance of small daisies in the middle of summer.


Mattiola two-horned - the real queen of the night! During the day it is modest and inconspicuous, after sunset it literally subordinates the whole flower garden to itself, dominating among all the smells with its fragrance. It is not surprising that the people called mattiola night violet.

Sow it in mixborders or along the tracks and do not forget to water on dry days. The reward for such a simple care will be a unique fragrance, which grateful mattiola will give you every night.


Good old nasturtium! One of the most popular vines for the flower bed. She is unpretentious, beautiful, quickly growing, and her flowers can be added to fresh summer salads!

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The length of the vine is more than 2 m, so the nasturtium easily removes the pergola or pergola and covers them with a dense green carpet interspersed with bright inflorescences.


Nemesia is a short annual plant about 25 cm high, which is grown in pots on balconies and in curbs, as well as in the first tier of mixborders.

Nemesia is pleasantly surprised by the fact that it blooms quickly after sowing, and by its unpretentiousness to the conditions of cultivation and care.

Pay attention - this flower does not tolerate calcareous soils!


Nemofila - fantastic beauty. Ready to argue, seeing the field, densely dotted with this plant, you will be speechless and reach for the camera to capture this miracle of nature. Nemofila is common in the USA, where it is magnified as the forget-me-nots of the prairies.

Sowing spend all spring and summer. Depending on when you plant nemofilu, it will bloom in the summer or fall. May seedlings usually enter the period of flowering in July.


Nigella, nipper, Roman coriander, sedan, black cumin - all these are the names of the same ornamental plant.

In many regions, nigella is considered weed. On the other hand, thanks to the fantasy form of the inflorescences and the lace foliage, she is loved by florists, not to mention that this is a wonderful honey plant.


Bright, cheerful, simple - the sunflower is always uplifting!

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Rezeda is a good option for mixborders. This plant can be considered a true classic of naturgardin. The section is unpretentious, it grows well and blooms all summer long.

If you want to harvest the seeds yourself, cut the boxes as soon as they start to turn yellow and leave them to ripen in a dark place.


Smolevka is a fast-growing annual. It forms dense mats, generously decorated with white or pink buds.

It can be grown as an Ampel culture in pots and pots, sown in curbs and rabatki.

Chrysanthemum annual

Chrysanthemum - elegant, lush-flowered, flower resistant to all kinds of misfortunes. The choice of varieties of perennial chrysanthemums is huge. There is something to choose: there are both double-lined and flowers, similar to daisies; and short, and these giants, and white and the brightest colors.

In the case of her one-year-old "sisters", the choice is slightly more modest: three species of this annual are usually grown in culture: chrysanthemum carinatum with terry buds on bushes, chrysanthemum coronarium 60-100 cm high, chrysanthemum segetum 40-50 cm high

To chrysanthemums delight in their flowering until mid-autumn, allocate them a sunny plot in the garden and feed them several times a season.

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Echium, depending on the species, is both a tall plant that will create a reliable "rear" for more miniature flowers in the mixborder, and a low grassy bush that will be lost in a large flower garden. It is best to plant the Echium in ridges and borders with plants of similar height.

The alternative name for echium is bruise.


Eschsoltia is also called the California poppy. This is an interesting annual with simple or terry funnel-shaped buds of cheerful orange-red or pink shades.

Eshsholtsiya bloom only 30-40 days after sowing, therefore, sowing it in a flower bed in May, wait for flowering in June and July.

Which of these amazing annuals have you selected for your flower garden? Tell us in the comments!

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