Sunbather plants

In summer we like it colourful and look forward to a blooming variety on our balcony, terrace or garden. For some plants, a fully sunny location is a problem because they burn very quickly. However, many plants also come originally from warmer areas and therefore love sunlight. We have put together a selection of these plants with useful facts and suitable container recommendations.

Petunias (Petunia)


Petunias have their origin in South America and therefore love the hot sun.
They show their colourful and lush flowers from May until the first frost.
During this time they should be watered regularly. You should make sure
that the roots are not damaged by too much water.


Recommended vessel: Flower box Padua

(Helianthus annuus)


As the name suggests, it loves the sun and tolerates high light intensity. Originally she comes from North and South America. This means that it needs a lot of water regularly and the roots should always be kept slightly moist. The sunflower blooms from April to August.


Recommended vessel: Basel Color Splash

(Lavandula angustifolia)


Lavender can be planted all year round and enjoys it when the soil is warm. In its home on the Indian subcontinent it is used to warm temperatures. From April to August it has the best chance of developing a large flowering season. Therefore it should always be placed in a sunny location.


Recommended vessels: Flower box Padua

Citrus plants (Citrus)


Whether orange, lemon or grapefruit, they all like the sun.

They come from the tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia and are evergreen plants or shrubs. They need full sun and therefore a lot of light. They love water, but do not like stagnant moisture. Between February and August they should be fertilized every two weeks.


Recommended vessel: Umbria