There are more benefits of landscaping with flowers than you could imagine. Flowers can be used to add a splash of vibrant color and create points of interest in a landscape. Many flowers cleanse the soil and water of contaminants. When creating a landscape plan, you must choose flowers very carefully.

Maintaining seasonal flowers is quite a difficult task. Additionally, you will have to plant other flowers once the seasonal flowers in your yard perish after their blooming season is over. To ensure their clients spend more time enjoying their yards than maintaining them, landscape contractors in Santa Rosa plant flowers that bloom all year round.

So which plants bloom all year in California? Let’s take a look!


Hibiscus can grow 6-8 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. The flowers of the hibiscus plant are found in different shades of red, pink, lavender, orange, yellow, and peach. Hibiscus flowers usually dangle from the branches. Hibiscus grows in more temperate areas of California. Hibiscus plants are usually used for giving a tropical look to gardens.

If you have to move your hibiscus plants due to cold weather, place them in sunny spots (such as a window that receives ample sunlight). Though most hibiscus plants grow up to 6-8 feet, some can get really big (up to 15 feet tall).

African Violet

African violets thrive in areas where the temperature does not exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It is a low-growing plant. The flowers of the African violet are found in every shade, except true red. If cared for properly, an African violet plant produces flowers year long.

African violets thrive when placed near north or east-facing windows. They must, however, be moved from areas that receive sunlight at higher intensities during hot months to cooler places.

African violets must be planted in clay pots as they create a healthy environment for the plants to survive and thrive.


Petunia is famed for its incredible versatility. There are two types of petunia – Grandiflora, and Multiflora. The flowers of Multiflora petunias are smaller than Grandiflora petunias. Petunia flowers are wide. Their traditional shape is that of a trumpet. They have smooth or fluted edges.

Petunias are sold as both perennials and annuals. Though petunias can be grown from seeds, many people prefer growing them from transplants, as it is an easier and less complicated process. Because they are tolerant of heat, you do not have to water petunia plants regularly; however, petunias grown in containers may require more frequent watering.

Petunia flowers can be found in different shades. Purple flowering varieties are the rarest of all colors.

Need landscaping ideas to beautify your front yard? Sweetwater Landscape would be happy to help. We are one of the most reliable landscape contractors in Santa Rosa. We keep on top of landscape design trends. Instead of sticking to a particular trend or idea, we experiment with different ideas to bring out the best in gardens. To discuss your requirements, call us at 707-887-0140.