Summer flower bulbs: See 10 options –

Ampel flowers are the salvation of a small yard or balcony, because they can be attached to, for example, the roof, pergola structures or under the eaves – and you can grow other plants underneath.

Summer flower ampels are popular, because there are places to hang them even in smaller yards or balconies. You should not place the ampel in a place that is too difficult to reach, so that you can reach out to water without a ladder.

There is a wide variety of plants suitable for ampels. Annual, casually growing summer flowers are particularly well suited for ampels. Of course, useful plants can also be grown in ampels.

We collected a total of 10 flower options for sun, partial shade or shade.

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Summer flower bulbs for the sun

A sunny place is suitable for most species whose beauty is in the flowers.

Many species of sunny places can be placed in semi-shade, where they thrive even better than in the sun – they don’t need as much watering either.

If, on the other hand, there is too little light, flowering suffers. If the flowering fades, raise the ampel to light.

Riippapelargoni (Pelargonium) is the number one choice for a roasting place. Hanging geranium has thicker leaves than regular geranium, so it is not so sensitive to plucking. The flowers are red, pink, purple or white. Although the species tolerates drying out, water and fertilize it regularly. Withered flowers come off with a light pinch.

Riippaverbena or iron herb (Verbena) blooms profusely in a sunny location. It survives even in semi-shade, but in too much darkness the flowering declines. The spherical flowers are red, purple, apricot or white. The leaves are small, which helps the plant withstand the sun. Withered flowers are folded away.

Amppelivaula (Asarina) is now a big favorite. It is a sun-loving species with very lush foliage. The horn-like flowers are purple or white. The ampelvaula shoots grow long, so the plant can also be planted as a summer vine in a pot and guided to a support. The flowers are removed by picking them whole, up to the sepals.

Amppelineilikka (Dianthus) tolerates roasting. Its shoots are like carnations, with small leaves and not very square. The flexible flower shoots actually curve slightly downwards, and when there are many of them in a flower at the same time, the ampel becomes a ball filled with flowers. The withered flowers of the carnation should be cut with the shoots with pruning shears.

Summer flower ampels in partial shade

In partial shade, the plants are not so prone to drying out. If the ampel is not in the sun all day, it saves the water resources of the soil.

Species that don’t like roasting thrive in partial shade even better than in the sun. Many thin- and large-leaved species are at their best in partial shade.

Million bell or little petunia (Petunia) has long been a very popular, easy-to-care-for and abundantly flowering ampel plant. It is also suitable for ampel, although the shoots are not very long. The flowers can be of many colors, and there are varieties with multiple flowers. The species thrives well in the sun as well, when it receives regular watering. The millionaire’s bell blooms, although no withered flowers are plucked.

Snowflake (Sutera) enjoys partial shade. It suffers in drought, and the flowers may wither in drought. If this happens, move the plant to the shade and water. Withered images can be shaken off. The varieties have blue, lilac, pink or white flowers. The double-flowered varieties are particularly attractive. When the plant is doing well, its withered flowers do not need to be picked.

Lobelia (Lobelia) is an old-time ampel and edging plant, from which new varieties have been developed. Riippalobelia thrives in semi-shade, so that its soil does not dry out and the plant wilts. The sun is also suitable, if the plant is watered regularly. If the shoots become stunted, they should be cut short, so the plant will regenerate. Dark blue, sky blue and white varieties are the most common, but reddish varieties are also available. There is no need to pick withered flowers from Lobelia.

Shade favors lush and leafy plants

The most spectacular in the shade are the summer flower species, which shine above all with their foliage. Blooming is less visible on shade plants, but on the other hand, the lushness of the foliage brings greenery to the yard or balcony. In the shade, all species need less watering than in the sun.

Fuchsia (Fuchsia) the best flowering choice for shade. Especially if the seedling is purchased ready to flower, it will continue to bloom even in low light. The flowers of blood drops are red, purple or white, often two or three colors are combined in a flower. To guarantee the continuity of flowering, withered flowers should be removed regularly up to the stem.

Muratti (Hedera) does well in the shade. The beauty value is in the press, and the species should be purchased already with long shoots, as its growth is slow. There are varieties with green leaves and white or yellow ones. Variegated varieties need more light than green ones. The ivy growing medium should be kept evenly moist. Seedlings can be wintered in a cool and bright place.

Dichondra also available as ready-made seedling. The silver leaves are the secret of the plant’s popularity. The silver waterfall can also be placed in the sun, but it is one of the most popular species in the shade. A seedling hardened in the summer garden lasts well even in autumn. The species is also sold for autumn planting.

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