Flowers and plants that love the sun

There are some flowers and plants that enjoy shady conditions while others prefer the sun. If you have a sunny spot in your garden that could use some colour, there are plenty of blooms from which you can choose. Here are some of the top blooms from which you can choose for a sunny area.


Petunias are known and loved for their soft petals and they are available in various colours. Of all sun-loving flowers and plants, Petunias can tolerate particularly harsh warm conditions. They originate from South America and they are easy to cultivate.


Carnations are one of the easiest flowers and plants to grow. As cut flowers, they are known for lasting extremely long compared to other cut blooms. When planted in your garden, they will not require too much care. They will also fill your garden with a fresh scent.


Chrysanthemums, or mums as they are commonly known, are a popular summer blooms. They are available in various colours including pink, white and yellow. They have a wonderful way of attracting butterflies and bees. Their scent is also highly effective at repelling mosquitoes. Mums are edible which means that you can add them to various dishes, make a delightful tea and use them to decorate your dinner table too.


As the name suggests, Sunflowers enjoy plenty of sun. There are many varieties but, for the most part, they grow tall and some can reach a height of 30 feet. For the most part, however, these flowers grow to a height of 6 feet. When growing these flowers and plants, make sure that you select a spot where they will receive 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight every day. If you wish to display them in a vase, you can do so all on their own or you can pair them with roses, carnations and other types of daisies.


Known and loved for their amazing perfume, Geraniums are excellent for decorating windowsills and porches. They enjoy lots of sun and these flowers are usually white, pink or red. They can be displayed indoors or outdoors.


If you are looking for sun-loving flowers and plants with plenty of texture and colour, you can’t go wrong with Dahlias. They are native to Mexico and they are a top choice in wedding flowers during the month of June. They can be displayed on their own or you can add them to a mixed bouquet including roses, alstroemeria and asiatic lilies.

These are just a few examples of flowers and plants that enjoy full sun. Before planting any flowers, make sure that you take the time to create a ‘map’ of your garden. Take note of areas that receive morning sun, afternoon sun and all day sun. This will help you select the best plants for each area.