6 old, colorful and unknown plants to plant in your garden in spring

Who says the arrival of spring, says sun and bloom. But it’s also the time to plant new flowers to brighten up your exterior. Today we invite you to discover six ancient and unknown plants to adopt in your garden.


Forget the traditional tulips, hyacinths and daisies for a while. Make way for the discovery of plants that are just as beautiful and colorful! Example with sage (scientifically known as .) Salvia sclarea L.) which, in addition to brightening up our garden, is known for its many health benefits (especially in combating ailments related to the female cycle).

The seeds have been sown under cover from April and in open ground in May† Flowering is quite short as it only lasts four months, from June to September. Planting it promotes biodiversity, as sage is an excellent food source for bees.

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summer wallflower

If you like wisteria, grape, and other cluster plants, you’ll love summer wallflower (or Matthias Incana† This beautiful plant is valued for its long flower stalks that brightly color the beds throughout the summer season, from June to September. It is found in white, purple or pink. And the other good news is that this plant gives off a pleasant scent in the garden (see our article on the 17 scented flowers and plants).

Sowing summer wallflower is done under frame from February to April, at a temperature between 10 and 18 degrees (no less, no more). So don’t wait any longer to get your hands dirty.

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spanish nigella

Do you like colorful but discreet flowers? Spanish Nigella (also called nigella hispanica) is what you need! In addition to brightening up your garden from May to August, this purple, blue or white plant has inedible fruits filled with seeds.

You can sow Spanish Nigella from April to May or September depending on the climate in your area. Only recommendation: that the plant is in well-drained soil and exposed to sun or partial shade.

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Sweet Pea

Here’s a creeper that you should love, especially if you want to quickly color your garden. The sweet pea (or Lathyrus odoratus) Perfect for all types of gardens. Due to its rapid growth, it brightens up a fence, decking, fence or shrub in no time. In addition, the fragrance is appreciated by gardeners and gardeners.

The sweet pea is sown directly in the ground as soon as the nice weather arrives, that is from April to May (depending on the region). Note that it is not afraid of morning frosts, so don’t panic for the Ice Saints. Finally, keep in mind that flowering is quite long, from May to October.

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Mexican tarragon

Is your garden lacking in yellow? Mexican tarragon (also called aniseed carnation or Tagetes lucida) should resolve it. This beautiful plant is indeed appreciated for its lanceolate foliage and its orange flowers that give off a slightly spicy scent. In addition, keep in mind that it is also prescribed to treat various stomach or blood pressure problems.

The small flowers appear in summer and sometimes until autumn, from July to October. Nothing better to enjoy a good part of the year. On the plant side, Mexican Tarragon is sown in the ground in the spring, from April to June

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Finally, here’s another ancient, colorful, and too-often-forgotten plant: the hollyhock or Alcea rosea† If your garden lacks color, know that this plant blooms profusely and offers beautiful flowers in varied and vibrant hues. These long flower stems appear from June to September, so the entire summer period.

When it comes to plants, you are spoiled for choice: under a canopy from February to have some flowers in the summer, in the spring, in between March and May if you’re not in a hurry. It’s up to you to decide based on your expectations!

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