In the calendar, June is counted as a summer month, but in the flower world we tend to find flowers this month that like it when there are still a few less hot days in between. The following early summer flowers are guaranteed to trigger the first summer feelings in you.
What flowers bloom in June
Peonies are not only beautiful, their meaning is also complex: In China and Japan, peonies stand for wealth, feminine beauty and love. Not only do their imposing flower heads inspire, but also the numerous flower colors: from white, yellow, pink, pink to dark red, everything is possible. The peony, which originally came from Asia, is just as popular as a cut flower as it is as a perennial or shrub in home gardens. By the way, peonies are also called peonies. This name – like that of many other flowers – is derived from Greek mythology. There the god doctor Paian healed the battle wounds of the god Pluton with the help of peonies. And gout was also treated with peonies for a long time in Western medicine.
When we see chamomile, we think directly of summery wreaths of hair from flower girls. The white and yellow flower actually looks like a large daisy. This is probably why it is a popular summer flower and is therefore particularly popular in meadow bouquets. But chamomile is not only welcome in the vase, it has also been used in medicine for thousands of years. After all, this composite plant is known for its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, calming and antibacterial properties. Chamomile is mostly used in the form of teas, creams and tinctures for gastrointestinal problems, colds, sunburn and inflammation, among other things.
You have probably already seen these summer flowers when you drove past a field or walked along it. The cornflower, which actually comes from Central Europe, has spread across Europe since the Middle Ages. Because of its place of growth on grain fields, it got the name cornflower. In the meantime, however, there are also varieties that grow in the home garden. Not only in the great outdoors, but also in the vase, cornflowers exude real summer vibes. In order to enjoy them for as long as possible, we recommend that you remove their leaves and change the water regularly.
You could actually call corn poppies the best friend of the cornflower, because where one of the two grows, the other is not far. Not only do they share the same location requirements, they also look great together in a vase: the red poppy and blue cornflower are a highlight in every flower arrangement.
You will find the purple ball of the ornamental leek, also called allium, in many flower arrangements and bouquets in summer. Because its flowering begins at the end of May / beginning of June and lasts until early autumn. Not only the large, round flower head, which consists of many small, star-shaped flowers, is particularly striking. The long stem is also characteristic of Allium and looks particularly good in tall vases. Of the 800 (no typo!) Allium species, the purple plants are best known, but Allium also blooms in white, pink, yellow, or blue.
Whether in red, pink, lavender, violet or white – sweet carnations are available in many colors. In the meantime there are even two-colored cultivars, which can be either spotted, striped or bordered. So it’s no surprise that florists like to include them in flower arrangements and bouquets. In addition, carnations are relatively easy to care for as cut flowers and last a long time. It is only important that no leaves reach into the vase water, because they can quickly rot. We therefore recommend that you simply remove the lower leaves before placing the flower in the vase.
They could easily be sisters – daisies look very similar to chamomile. Both have white petals and a yellow flower head. However, there are some clues as to how you can distinguish daisies from chamomile: Most noticeable are the long petals, which make the flower heads of the daisies much larger than those of the chamomile. In addition, the individual petals are egg-shaped and thicker than those of chamomile. Another clue is the smell – this is relatively strong in the daisy and is slightly reminiscent of that of an apple.
As beautiful as this June flower is, it is just as poisonous. The thimble is an eye-catcher in the garden and vase, but it must not be consumed under any circumstances! Unfortunately, its beautiful flowers do not give any indication of the consequences of foxgloves getting into the human body. If it does happen, the consequences can range from vomiting to cardiac arrest. Therefore, wash your hands after every cut and keep the flowers away from children and animals. If you observe this handling, you can’t get enough of foxgloves: The large, bell-shaped flowers are up to four centimeters in size and mostly bloom in pink, red, yellow or white.
When does which flower bloom?
Do you want to know when tulips, daffodils and many other flowers bloom? Then take a look at the other months of the seasonal calendar