Sun-loving Flowers: +20 Home Growing Species

The presence of plants in the garden or inside the buildings gives lightness and beauty to any decoration, especially if it is in the flowering period. But when choosing the ideal species for your garden, you might ask yourself – which plants have flowers that like the sun? After all, we live in a country with a high incidence of sunlight and, therefore, it is important to choose plants that are resistant to this external factor.

With that in mind, we created this list of species with flowers that like the sun, so that you can get to know each one better and so that you have the necessary information to choose the right plant for your home.

Species with flowers that like the sun

If you are looking for a plant with flowers that like the sun, you need not despair. In the next topics, you will learn about the best species to decorate your garden and which are resistant to sun exposure. However, remember that the fact that the plant grows well outdoors does not mean that it is necessarily suitable for a hot climate. So when the plant is the kind that likes sun and cold weather, you will find this information in the text.

Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

You’ve certainly heard of hibiscus tea, which is currently being used a lot in cooking and in herbal treatments. But did you know that the hibiscus is a flowering plant that loves the sun? Therefore, this shrub can also be used for landscaping outdoor areas and gardens.

However, be careful when choosing the species for planting. After all, there are several plants that are considered hibiscus. One of the most popular is the Hibiscus sabdariffa, popularly known as vinegar, whose fame is due to its use as an ornamental, medicinal and edible plant. If you are in need of a tea plant, for example, this is the right species.

However, the species most used in Brazil as an ornamental plant is the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, popularly known as hibiscus, student’s grease and Chinese hibiscus. This plant stands out for its rapid growth, beauty and rusticity, and its reddish-looking flower is considered a symbol of Hawaii. Also, it should be grown in full sun and can be used as a hedge, shrub, or potted to decorate your home.

Image 1: The red hibiscus is the most popular and most common among this species.

Sun-loving flowers: hibiscus

Petunia (Petunia x hybrida) – flowers that like the sun and mild climate

The petunia draws attention for its delicacy and for its range of colors, as it can be found in white, red, orange, beige, pink, violet and even mixed colors. And despite developing well in milder climates, this plant of Argentine origin and with flowers that like the sun, thrives outdoors and with sunlight.

In addition, the petunia is a small plant and, therefore, it can be grown in a vase or planter kept at floor level, or in suspended flower boxes, so that they quickly form a ball of flowers, giving beauty and delicacy to your garden.

Image 2: Invest in planting colored petunias to transform the look of your garden or outdoor area.

Sun-loving flowers: petunia

Sunflower (Helianthus annulus)

The sunflower stands out for being a plant that brings joy and exuberance to any environment. In addition, this is a very tall plant, which can reach up to 4 m in height. This is also the kind of flowering plant that likes the sun and can be used as ornamentals, near fences and walls, for example. However, it is important to emphasize that the ideal is for this plant to be used outdoors, as its flowers change position due to the sun, a behavior known as heliotropism.

Image 3: Due to its exuberance, the sunflower stands out in any area of ​​the house.

Sunflower flowers: sunflower

Lantana (Lantana camera)

Popularly known as lantana, camber, Spanish flag and shrimp, this plant native to Brazil and with flowers that like the sun, draws attention by the formation of colorful mini-bouquets, the so-called inflorescences, of the most varied colors, such as orange, pink, red, yellow and white.

Due to its appearance and its ornamental application, this plant is widely used in flowerbeds, vases, planters, rows and even as live fences. However, be careful when using it outdoors or close to other species, as it has a great invasive potential and can even act as a weed in some situations.

Image 4: The lantana draws attention for its delicacy due to the contrast between the shades of yellow and red.

Sun-loving flowers: lantana

Eleven o’clock (Portulaca grand flora)

Eleven o’clock is a type of succulent whose colorful and delicate flower buds open at the height of the day, which is close to lunchtime, which is why it earned its popular name. This plant is native to Brazil, is small and can reach up to 20 cm in height. Therefore, it is widely used on the edges of flowerbeds, vases, planters and in rock gardens. And because it is a succulent, this is a hardy plant, whose flowers like the sun, but which can also be grown in semi-shade.

Image 5: The famous eleven-hour flowers can bring color and lightness to your home.

Flowers that like the sun: eleven o'clock

Desert Rose

The desert rose has gained admirers around the world who use this plant grown in pots or in the form of bonsai as lush decorative elements. However, the truth is that this small tree native to the countries of the Arabian Peninsula can reach up to 4 meters in height. But as it is a slow-growing plant, which blooms every one or two years, it takes time to reach its maximum size.

In addition, the desert rose draws attention for being a type of succulent with a thick and sinuous stem, used to accumulate water, and with beautiful flowers that like the sun. However, it is worth remembering that the sap of this plant is toxic, and some African tribes use this sap as a poison to hunt large animals. So be careful when handling this species, especially when cutting branches.

Image 6: The desert rose draws attention for its size and dazzling flowering.

Sun-loving flowers: desert rose

Verbena (Verbena hybrida)

Known as camaradinha, vervain draws attention for its small flowers that can be found in different colors, such as pink, red, blue, white and purple. This plant stands out for being short, no more than 30 cm tall, for being easy to grow and resistant to the sun. In addition, verbena can be used in vases, planters and flower beds, for example, and are perfect for giving a rustic and rustic look to the garden.

Image 7: Vervain is a delicate plant that produces beautiful purple flowers.

Flowers that love the sun: vervain.

Geranium (Pelargonium hortorum)

Geranium is one of the most beautiful and fragrant plants you will find. Its flowers develop into small bouquets, the inflorescences, which stand out for being extremely fragrant. Also, you can find varieties with different colors like white, pink, red and even mixed. Its flowers like the sun and you can grow this species in pots, planters, borders and flower beds in your home.

Image 8: Invest in different colors of geranium to color your bib.

Bib with geranium.

Mary without shame (Impatiens ballerina)

Also known as Turkish kiss, this species is perfect for those looking for a fast growing plant that is easy to reproduce and grow. Because of these characteristics, the shameless Maria is considered an invasive plant, as it manages to extrapolate walls and gardens and develop close to native forests, and can even invade forest reserves and watershed protection areas.

Therefore, many Brazilian cities have regulated or even banned its cultivation, as a way to protect the environment. This indicates that it is necessary to think carefully about the place where you want to grow it so as not to harm other plants. Remember that it can be planted in full sun or in semi-shade, usually under other trees.

Image 9: These delicate, brightly colored flowers draw attention anywhere.

Flowerbed with Maria's flower without shame.

Cat’s tail (Caliph retains)

Cat’s tail is the popular name of a creeping plant native to India and which stands out for its elongated, red and fuzzy flowers, which look like a cat’s tail, which is why this is its popular name. This plant stands out for being very resistant, rustic and for being widely used in flowerbeds, planters, borders and decorative vases. In addition, this species is able to make the garden look more beautiful and keep the soil moist for longer.

Image 10: The flower of the cat’s tail plant really reminds this animal and stands out in the garden due to its shape and strong coloration.

Flowerbed with cat's tail flower.

Alpine (Alpine purport)

Popularly known as alpine and red ginger, this plant draws attention for its exotic, red and exuberant flowers. With a tropical look, this plant is perfect for decorating flowerbeds and large pots that will bring beauty to your home’s outdoor area. Its flowers like the sun, but the plant can also be grown in semi-shade.

Image 11: Alpine flowers stand out for their exotic look and elegant appearance.

Flowerbed with alpine.

Azalea (Rhododendron semi)

Azalea is a shrub with dark green leaves and beautiful sun-loving flowers, which can be found in different shades such as white, pink, red or mixed. This plant, native to Japan, blooms once a year, during the winter, and can be used in the cultivation of pots, gardeners and even as living fences, since it reaches a maximum of 1.20 m in height.

Image 12: The flowers of the azalea are a charm in this garden.

Azalea flowers.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

The famous lavender, also known as lavender, is one of the most fragrant plants you can grow in your garden. It contains essential oils that are used in the manufacture of perfumes, cosmetics, among other cosmetic and cleaning products. In addition, the flower has calming properties, perfect for controlling insomnia, anxiety and stress.

Among the various species of lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, also known as French lavender, is the most cultivated due to its medicinal use, as it produces essential oils. In addition, this species has the advantage of adapting well to dry climates and requiring exposure to direct sunlight on the plant. However, this plant does not like environments with extreme temperatures, with too much cold or heat.

Image 13: In addition to making the environment more beautiful, the aroma of lavender also helps to perfume the house.

Metallic bib with lavender.

Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) – flowers that like the sun and mild climate

The hydrangea grows one of the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever known. This plant is very common in municipalities in the mountainous region, as it grows better in high altitude regions with a milder climate. Even so, the hydrangea needs to be grown in full sun to grow healthy.

In addition, it is found in the form of a rustic and delicate shrub, and its sun-loving flowers also develop in the form of bouquets, and may have different colors, which vary depending on the pH of the soil. Therefore, it is possible to find flowers with different colors, such as blue, lilac, pink, red and white, in the same plant.

Image 14: The colors of the hydrangea flowers stand out in any environment.

Hydrangea flowers.

Daylily (Hemerocallis x hybrida)

Daylilies are perfect plants to compose the landscape project of gardens, lakes, rivers, parks and squares. After all, in addition to having beautiful, lush, sun-loving flowers, this plant is resistant to low-compost soil, which means it doesn’t require constant maintenance. However, the life of its flowers is very short and they only last one day, that’s why its name is the combination of the Greek words hemmer (day) and kilos (beauty), that is, beauty in one day.

Despite its passing beauty, the daylily was widely used in the projects of the famous landscaper Burley Marx, responsible for the project of the park that bears his name in São Paulo and the Flamingo landfill in Rio de Janeiro.

Image 15: A bed of daylilies will make your garden more graceful and delicate.

Garden with daylily flowers.

Species with sun-loving flowers that bloom year-round

But if you’re looking for species that bloom all year round, to make your home prettier most of the time, then you need to know about the plants below.

Spring (Bougainvillea spectabilis)

Spring is one of the plants that stand out for presenting flowers that love the sun and bloom all year round! Also known as bougainvillea, treble and paper flower, it is a woody vine with an incredible flowering. This plant is native to Brazil, but won the world due to its exuberant appearance and its easy maintenance.

After all, spring is a resistant plant, which can be grown in full sun, easy to grow, reproducing by cuttings. This plant requires annual pruning, in order to stimulate flowering and renew part of the foliage, and needs to be watered once or twice a week, depending on the weather, and it is necessary to increase watering in warm temperatures and decrease in winter.

However, it is important to remember that the colors of this vine do not come from the flowers, which are small and white, but from the bracts, which are leaves modified to attract pollinators. Anyway, this vine with sun-loving flowers can be used to transform the facade of your house, your garden or your garage with its exuberance and beauty.

Image 16: This spring is perfect to be used in roofing.

Sun-loving flowers: spring


The summations is perfect for anyone looking for a flowering plant that likes the sun and blooms all year round. She likes the sun so much that she takes the word in her name – sun, in English, means sun. In addition, this species is successful for being very resistant, rustic, for not being toxic to animals and for being found in more than 60 different colors.

When the plant is developing in a healthy way, the colors of the flower petals present a very bright aspect, reminiscent of glitter. It is worth remembering that, despite being from the same family as the shameless Mary plant, the summations is a hybrid plant, while the shameless Mary behaves like an invasive species.

Image 17: Summations bed with different colors is perfect for decorating your home and decorating your garden.

Sun-loving flowers: sunpatiens

Alameda (Allemande cathartic)

The alameda is that type of flowering plant that likes the sun and blooms all year round. Therefore, this species is widely used as in the landscaping project of Brazilian constructions. Furthermore, as it is a vine, it can be used on walls, pergolas, roofs and roofs, modifying the façade of the house due to the presence of its showy and yellow flowers.

However, it is not advisable to use it on more fragile fences and structures, due to the weight of its branches. Remember that it adapts well to all states, but it really likes warmer environments.

Image 18: Alameda can be used to decorate walls and roof structures.

Flowers that love the sun: alamanda.

Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Also known as estrelítzia, the bird of paradise is a plant native to the Canary Islands that stands out for its exotic flower, whose appearance really resembles the shape of a bird. Its scientific name is a tribute to Queen Sofia Carlota of Mecklenburg-Straits, wife of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland, who lived in the 18th century.

Despite being a kind of tropical climate, this plant grows very well in the shade. However, it needs to be exposed to sunlight to bloom, after all, the bird of paradise has its best development in a sunny environment. In fact, it is noteworthy that this species fits into the group of plants that have flowers that like the sun and bloom all year round, especially in summer.

Image 19: The flowers of the bird of paradise have a peculiar and exotic shape, which really resembles the image of a bird.

Garden with bird of paradise plant.

Ixia (Ixia cocaine)

The iota is one of the most used plants to decorate outdoor areas of the house. After all, we are talking about a plant that is very resistant to the sun and, for this reason, it is highly appreciated by residents of the hot regions of the country. In addition, its flowers like the sun and bloom all year round. So if you live in a very hot place, but don’t want to plant cacti and succulents, iota can be a good option. Its shrub can reach up to 2 m in height and is perfect for decorating walls, balconies, and flower beds, among other open spaces.

Image 20: The iota is still a great choice for decorating outdoor areas.

Flowerbed with Ixora.

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