5 Flowers to Plant in July for a Blooming Garden

Looking to enhance your garden with vibrant blooms this summer? July is the perfect time to plant flowers that thrive in the heat and add beauty to your outdoor space.

In this post, we'll explore five flowers—lavender, sunflower, marigold, morning glory, and cosmos—and the benefits of planting them this month.

1. Lavender (Lavandula)

Benefits of Planting Lavender in July:

  1. Aromatic Bliss: Lavender emits a soothing fragrance that attracts pollinators like bees and butterflies while repelling pests.
  2. Drought Tolerance: Known for its resilience in dry conditions, lavender requires minimal watering once established.
  3. Versatile Use: Use lavender in landscaping, as cut flowers, or for its medicinal properties in herbal remedies.


Lavender is also well-known for its calming and relaxing properties, which can contribute to improved sleep quality. 

Check out this recipe that includes lavender!


@teasewellness Calming Lavender Lemonade #stressrelief #lavender #lemonade ♬ Under Giant Trees - Agnes Obel


2. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Benefits of Planting Sunflowers in July:

  1. Garden Focal Point: Sunflowers are tall, striking plants that add height and visual interest to your garden.
  2. Pollinator Magnet: Their large, daisy-like blooms attract bees and birds, contributing to garden biodiversity.
  3. Edible Seeds: Harvest sunflower seeds for a nutritious snack or to attract wildlife like squirrels and birds.


Sunflower petals contain antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.

Compounds found in sunflower petals may also possess anti-inflammatory properties, which can potentially help alleviate inflammation-related conditions and promote a healthy inflammatory response.

Try our Focus & Flow tea blend that includes sunflower petals!

3. Marigold (Tagetes)

Benefits of Planting Marigolds in July:

  1. Natural Pest Control: Marigolds emit a scent that deters pests like mosquitoes and aphids, reducing the need for chemical insecticides.
  2. Continuous Blooms: These hardy annuals bloom throughout the summer, providing a splash of color in garden beds and containers.
  3. Companion Planting: Plant marigolds near vegetables like tomatoes to ward off nematodes and other harmful insects.

4. Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor)

Benefits of Planting Morning Glory in July:

  1. Quick Coverage: Morning glories are fast-growing vines ideal for covering trellises, fences, and arbors, providing privacy and shade.
  2. Color Variety: Available in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white, morning glories offer a range of color options for garden design.
  3. Pollinator Attraction: Their trumpet-shaped flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, supporting local pollinator populations.

5. Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Benefits of Planting Cosmos in July:

  1. Long Blooming Period: Cosmos produce delicate, daisy-like flowers from mid-summer to fall, ensuring continuous color in your garden.
  2. Low Maintenance: These drought-tolerant annuals are easy to grow from seed and require minimal care once established.
  3. Cut Flower Potential: Harvest cosmos flowers for beautiful indoor arrangements, bringing the garden's beauty indoors.


Planting lavender, sunflower, marigold, morning glory, and cosmos in July not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your garden but also supports local pollinators and requires minimal maintenance.

Enjoy a summer filled with vibrant blooms and garden joy by adding these flowers to your planting list this month!

Follow us on Instagram for more summer tips!