Flowers are the perfect accessory to any home's exterior. The best thing you can do to decorate the exterior of your home, is plant some beautiful flowering plants, which will reward you with luxurious blossoms. Come summer and spring, and flowers are in their full splendor. They beckon us with their brightly colored faces. It is the most beautiful time of the year with the vibrant colors and lilting fragrances. If you want to be on the lookout for the kind of flowers that you can find around this time, here's a list of some of the flowers that are in season in May. Though this may not be a complete list, all efforts have been made to include as many names as possible. So get ready for a visual treat as you lose yourself in the fascinating world of these gorgeous flowers!
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Commonly known as the Lily of the Nile, this native African flower blooms in sets of two rows, in a sunny weather and comes in colors like purple, fading into blue and white.
The name of this flower means the 'wind flower'. It comes from a family of over 120 sub species. The colors that you can find anemones in are white, blue, red, violet, etc.
BIRD OF PARADISE
Also called Strelitzia and native to South America, this flower has an exotic appearance as you can see in the picture. Its bright and brilliant colors do complete justice to its name.
This pretty and simple variety of white lilies is scientifically known as Zantedeschia aethiopic. It is native to Southern Africa. It can be grown in colors like white, red, yellow, orange, etc.
The pretty cherry blossom is a flower native to Japan and is one of the hottest favorites there. People from all over the country flock to watch these trees when in full bloom.
Clematis flowers are available in different pastel colors and varieties of hybrids. They are best used in gardens due to their refreshing, yet not overwhelming fragrance.
Also known as Narcissus, daffodils have such a jolly appearance that they can refresh almost anyone. But they can be poisonous if ingested. So, be careful around them.
Delphis means dolphin in Latin, which is what this blue flowers' buds are shaped like. Beware, the plant, though used in medicine, can be poisonous too.
These flowers grow in clusters and are generally assumed to have four petals. The petals are the greenish structures inside the bracts that are assumed to be the petals.
William Forsythe created the first rock garden in the United Kingdom. These flowers that are native to China are named after him. They are perfect when grown in clusters.
Off white, cream, pink, mauve, tan, and blue are colors you can find this flower in. One of the major characteristics of this flower is that it attracts a lot of birds and bees.
If there's one flower that can be termed as an exquisite beauty, it is the orchid. This flower looks as good in a bouquet, as it does in a bride's hairdo, and even on its creeper!
A pansy is a hybrid of a type of violet and is bred in colors like red, yellow, orange, purple, white, and of course, violet. Not original, yet as gorgeous as any!
These flowers have a special place in Vietnamese folklore and their blossoming heralds the arrival of spring there. They are also the state flower of Delaware.
These flowers are native to Asia and Southern Europe and can range from cream, pink, red, to darker colors like purple and even black (dark purple).
These tiny flowers canvass the entire area they grow in. They are fragrant, and because of their bright colors, they attract a lot butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
The most common color of poppies are red, orange, and yellow. Often used to denote a deep sleep or death it is also seen as a sign of resurrection in Classical mythology.
The King Protea is most popular due to its large size. However, there are other equally gorgeous varieties of this flower, in colors like yellow, red, white, pink, etc.
When the buds reach the fuzzy white stage, they are frozen. These turn into catkins when allowed to grow fully. They are sold as for decoration during the Chinese New Year.
Rhododendrons are in full bloom in May when their beauty is at its peak. The deep green foliage and vividly colored flowers makes for a great sight in a garden.
One of the most preferred flowers all around the world, the rose is native to Asia, has more than a hundred species, and is available in a diverse range of colors!
These wild flowers, native to North America are nicknamed 'golden rods'. They have flat tops and appear to be shaped like little yellow wands, flitting in the breeze.
Stephanos stands for crown, while otis stands for ear in Greek. This forms the name of this flower that appears to have a head of tiny flowers that resembles a crown.
These flowers are harvested when they are not fully bloomed and then hung upside down to dry. The dried flowers are then used in flower arrangements.
The botanical name of this native American flower is Oenothera. It has a pallid yellow shade, which resembles the sun's light at dusk. Hence, the name Evening Primrose.
The original sweet pea flower was sent by a Sicilian monk to England, if history has it right. The flower has been modified in its appearance tremendously since then.
The beauty of tulips lies in their simplicity and the vibrant colors that they come in. They look nice when planted in gardens and fields, or even in a pot on a window sill.
Apart from the ones mentioned above, Brodea, Cosmos, Delwood, Larkspur, Liatris, Seeded Eucalyptus, Statice, Stock, Wax flower, etc. are also flowers that bloom in May. So, take your pick and decide which pretty ones you want for adorning your garden.