Different Types of Flowers in Qatar
Intimately bound together, flowers and seasons go hand in hand. Most flowers found in Qatar are season-specific, given the high temperatures in summers especially. QL presents our top picks for seasonal flowers!
Petunias can last in temperatures up to 40 degrees C but are known to be ‘heavy feeders’. With proper watering, light, and fertilization, petunias can last almost an entire season. They require 200ml water daily and you have to keep a close check that the soil is starting to dry out before that too. These favourites can last up to 8 hours in direct sunlight
The ‘enchanted flower’ is widely used across the world as a decorative element. In Qatar, Aster blooms during the spring/summer season. They need to be planted in well-drained soil and need continuous watering throughout the season. These flowers survive in temperatures between 33-35 degrees celsius.
The glorious sunflowers need long, hot weather to fully bloom and show off their beauty. They need well-drained soil and need their space to grow so make sure their soil is not compact. 2 cups of water daily should keep them blooming if they get a good 6-8 hours of direct sunlight on daily basis.
If there was ever a flower meant to survive in Qatar, it has to be the Vinca rosa. They last in temperatures over 40 degrees celsius as well as long as they are watered with 2 cups or 500 ml every day. You need to be careful to not over-water it so it is best to water them either in late evenings or early mornings, making sure the moisture is retained in the roots. These flowers can survive in direct sunlight for over 8 hours!
Another popular flower in the country, Gomphrena is known to survive and grow in dry conditions. These cheery-looking flowers need minimum watering and are considered very low-maintenance flowers. They thrive in dry conditions but it is always advised to water them when they are young, making sure they blossom into their cheerful self!
Celosia are edible ornaments popularly known as wool flowers that thrive in humidity, making them an ideal flower for Qatar! They need to be kept warm and need ample sunlight and you will have stunning striking flowers in gorgeous colors. The perk of planting this flower would be you can even dry and preserve it for winters!
Standing out in a sea of local flowers, coleus is known for their square stems and leaves that grow directly opposite each other. These tiny flowers can amp up any arrangement and need to be watered regularly, keeping their soil moist.
However, coleus hybrids are summer flowers through and through and can survive in temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius but the mildest of winds can break them. You can move them inside once the weather starts to drop.
This little bundle of sun-yellow to sunset-orange flowers, marigolds are a favourite in Qatar. You need to make sure their soil doesn’t remain soggy so they need to be watered as per the soil conditions they are in. As long as they are planted in a sunny spot with a good distance between them for root implantation, these can last an entire season!
Coming from a family of two of the most gorgeous plant families, marigold and sunflower, Thymophylla are drought-tolerant flowers, getting them a safe spot in Qatar. They need full sun in dry to medium conditions to blossom fully, but you need to keep in mind that they take a good 3-4 months to fully bloom.
The ‘snapdragons’ or ‘dragon flowers’ are Qatar’s favourite ornamental flowers. Their dragon-like attributes have earned them these beloved names and these need to be planted somewhere where they are exposed to sunlight throughout the day. However, these plants do not last in harsh, high temperatures for long periods. They need to be planted in well-drained soil and should be watered throughout the week.
If you’re looking to splash some colour in your garden, pansies are your go-to flower. The cute heart-shaped petals overlapping each other present one of the most gorgeous-looking flowers to have! Pansies need to be watered regularly and need at least 6-7 hours of sun on daily basis. However, keep in mind that harsh sunlight will stun down the flower's growth!
The flowers that every gardening beginner needs to get their hands on, Zinnias are known to be the easiest flowers to grow and maintain with their massive bloom being the best gift! Zinnia’s grow graciously in 23-28 degree weather and are known to be annual plants so they will only last a few weeks. Their daisy-like qualities and bright colors make them another favourite in Qatar.
Alyssum is an annual pot plant that lasts throughout the year but is known to stop blooming during hot weather. They need to be planted in temperatures as low as 16 degrees celsius if you’re planning on gardening because they also require full to partial sun for growth. Their soil has to be well-drained and moist but make sure you don’t overwater them! These cool-season flowers can add a lush look to any garden.
A popular planting choice, geraniums are another favourite where they need at least 10-16 degrees celsius – as long as they are kept a bit dry! Even though they need to be watered regularly, the soil can’t be dry for too long. These flowers last in weather as low as zero degrees celsius as long as they are getting ample sunlight for survival.
Typically used for medicinal or culinary purposes, Calendula needs 21-24 degrees Celsius weather to survive. These bright yellow and orange flowers are typically your indoor plants that need steady temperatures to flourish.
Gazania Splendens can survive in colder weather as long as the temperature does not fall below 7 degrees celsius. Their vibrant colors can win you over as long as they are plotted individually and placed in cool rooms with some exposure to sunlight.
Known for their spicy fragrance, these popular ‘pink’ flowers need at least 6 hours of sun on daily basis and can be planted in the winter season, as long as there are no chances of frost – like we said, IDEAL for Qatar. These flowers ideally bloom during the spring to early summer season surviving in temperatures between 4 – 26 degrees celsius.
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