Standby for all the herbaceous and other perennials that will be coming our way, for the month of June isn't just named 'Flaming June' because of the sunshine. We look to this month for a blaze of flower colour on shrubs and perennials. The spring bulbs will have gently taken us into this the month of the perennial surely. I wait to be surprised and contradicted as always, for this is gardening!
Hoping to have many suggestions and observations of gardeners worldwide about what is flowering in the garden during June. Bulbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Alpines, Trees. We want them all on record. You have the easy part - name and off to us in an email. We will do the rest on these pages - hopefully keeping up with you in what must surely be a manic month for flower sightings!
Just to get you in the right mood, we will start the page off with a few past observations, and immediately below, give you a taste of what flowering gems are going to be seen this month of June in a garden near you.
We need to know about SHRUBS flowering in June ... Such as
Abelia | Clematis | Embothrium | Philadelphus | Escallonia | Weigela | Kalmia | Phlomis | Rose | Yucca | Carpenteria | Lavendula | Lavatera |
We need to know about PERENNIALS incl. BULBS flowering in June ... Such as ...
Delphinium | Clematis Herbaceous types | Alstroemeria | Lychnis | Phlox | Salvia | Alchemilla | Campanula | Persicaria | Polygonum | Smilacina | Sisyrinchium | Iris | Nepeta | Geranium | Lamium and that's just a starting prod!
Hebe brachysiphon 'White Gem'
Papaver somniferum - The opium poppy | Papaver orientalis Oriental Poppy x 2
Papaver croceum | Papaver somniferum - Double pink. Papaver 'Ladybird'
Pyracantha - Firethorn in flower | Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' (Wallflower) | Alstroemeria 'Friendship
Abelia floribunda - One of the lesser known evergreen June Flowering Shrubs.
Aconitum napellus - Monkshood Aconite - Herbaceous Perennial full flower in June
Crambe cordifolia White flowered perennial for back of border
Cistus pulverulenus - Grey green foliage June flowering shrub.
Centranthus Alba - Valerian Perennial for June
Corydalis Craigton Blue- Subtle blue flowers for June.
Eschscholtzia Californica - The Californian Poppy is biennial and readily re-seeds itself each year.
Achillea Terracotta - One of many hybrids of this long flowering group of plants.
Achillea Cerise Queen - also one of the great long flowering perennials starting in June
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' bright foliage a good foil for the cerise flowers in June and through Summer.
Ajuga reptans Atropurpurea - Good evergreen ground cover perennial with mainly blue flowers. Many foliage variations available.
Digitalis Spice Island (Foxglove with a difference)
Clematis Vagabond - For June flowering
Geranium riversianum Mavis Simpson
Gillenia trifoliata - Unusual June flowering Perennial
Embothrium coccineum - large shrub for non-alkaline soils.
Hemerocallis Berlin Red - Stunning Day Lily for flowering in June and through summer.
Hebe elliptic 'Variegata' One of the smaller growing summer flowering Hebes|
Crinodendron hookerianum - The 'Lantern Tree' - is an evergreen shrub that needs shelter - and an acid soil.
Leptospermum Ruby Wedding - small to medium shrub that needs shelter - but full sun.
Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid' One of the all time great pink-flowered Clematis.
Clematis Vagabond - Not as well known as it should be.
Clematis Ooh La La. The name says it all!
Lavandula stoechas - French Butterfly Lavender
Lavatera roseum - The Shrubby Mallow will be a mass of flower from now onwards.
Sisyrinchium striatum - A good architectural perennial for June flowering.
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'
Allium cristophii A stunning ornamental onion that has good flower in June - and seedheads later.
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Hydrangea macrophyla will start to flower in June and carry on fir several months
Fuchsia Hardy Varieties will start to flower if good sun in June
Lonicera japonica 'Halleana' - The Evergreen Japanese Honeysuckle flowering 20th June
Trachelospermum jasminoides -The Star Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine for June flowering and gorgeous scent on evergreen climber.
Penstemon 'Burgundy Wine' One of many different summer flowering Perennials
Red Climbing Rose heralds the start of Summer proper
Rosa 'Alberic Barbier' A stunning white rose for June flowering
Campanula carpatica - together with may other Campanulas for early summer flowering - June in particular
Carpenteria californica - Easy to grow June Flowering evergreen shrub.
Delphinium elata type - Perennials come into their own in month of June in the garden
Hemerocallis Apricot Beauty - The day lily will be in flower now, and carry on right through Summer.
Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' - Brilliant Yellow flowers for the June perennial border.
Antirrhinums - Bunny Rabbit Flowers - Often used for bedding, but can also be grown as short-lived perennial.
Campanula carpatica - White form.
Ceanothius thryrsiflorus Repens
Dicentra spectabilis - Bleeding Heart still flowering in June after main flush in May.
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Dazzler' Mexican Poncho flower for dazzling display in June garden.
Kniphofia Raspberry Ripple - On of the newer Red Hot Pokers.
Lilium - White
Lupinus - Lupins
Salvia Sweet Lips - Hardy Perennial not to be confused with the normal bedding salvias!
Primula vialis - a very unusual member of the primrose family.
Violas and Pansies everywhere. The smaller flowered types are normally referred to a Violas, but all the pansies are members of the violaceae family.
(All of these for June 28th sent from Michelle Blessing - Thanks Michelle.)
Calendula officinalis - English or Pot Marigold
Alliums assorted - including Chives
Scabiosa Pink Mist
Geum borisii Long flowering if it is dead headed
Laburnum vosii now fading
Papaver orientalis - Oriental Poppy will give colour and pleasure for most of the early summer
Pieris showing young foliage colour together with a few late flowers
Roses abundant everywhere - in all colours in Flaming June.
Alchemilla mollis - Ladies Mantle - foliage and flower compliment each other in June
Erigeron - great low perennial for dry banks and walls
Heuchera Palace Purple - On of the fine foliage types of the Coral Bells
Hypericum x inodorum ' Elstead'
Osteospermum - Cape Daisy - loadsa flower in June - Loves the Sun.
Veronica spicata 'Saraband'
(Again thanks to Michelle for these observations in her garden)