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Balcony flower of the year 2021 – Which flowers belong this year on our balcony

Once again, different regions of Germany have chosen their balcony flowers of the year and one is more beautiful than the other! So if you are always looking for the latest trends, you can do the same in terms of your outdoor plants. Today we present you the balcony flower of the year 2021 depending on the region, from which you can choose for a trendy and, above all, beautiful balcony. Perhaps you will find a new beauty to decorate your outdoor space this year.

Balcony flower of the year 2021 – The beautiful flame geranium “Fescher Florian

Fescher Florian is a mix of hanging geranium and standing geranium

In the stressful daily grind, it can be hard to keep your balcony standing and plants alive. That’s where the Fesche Florian comes in handy. It is a cultivar that is hard to beat when it comes to ease of care. This balcony flower of the year 2021 is weatherproof and robust, while impressing with bright red flowers. And these will decorate your outdoor space all season long!

Balcony flower of the year 2021 - Geranium Fescher Florian with red flowers

However, the cross between hanging geraniums and standing geraniums, like all geraniums, needs a lot of water, especially since this balcony flower of the year 2021 prefers a sunny location to be able to form especially many flowers. On hot, dry days, that means watering daily. However, waterlogging should be avoided at all costs. Wilted flowers can be removed to stimulate new flower formation.

Bee friendliness and heat tolerance

Each balcony flower of the year 2021 is insect-friendly

… these are the two main characteristics of the top balcony flowers this year – no matter the region. So the balcony flower of 2021 should not only look pretty, but also be easy to care for (after all, you usually don’t have too much time for your plants due to work stress), tolerate heat and, above all, benefit nature. The following list of trendy flowers this year will also show you that this is the case.

The balcony flower of the year 2021 must be heat tolerant and easy to care for


Once you have chosen your favorite, you can, of course, combine it at will with other flowers and in this way conjure up motley arrangements . Be sure to choose plants with the same or very similar requirements and needs. But now let’s get to our list of flowers with the most beautiful balcony flowers of 2021:

Balcony Flower of the Year 2021 in Bavaria – The Scaevola “Heavenly Duo”.

Balcony flower of the year 2021 in Bavaria - Scaevola Heavenly duo in white and purple

What could be more fitting as the balcony flower of 2021 than a combo that symbolizes the country’s flag in color. The Heavenly Color Duo of Scaevola in white and purple accomplishes just that! The two varieties are especially bee-friendly, which was one of the reasons gardeners chose this flower as Flower of the Year. It feels at home in both containers and containers and prefers a sunny to semi-shady location. It stands up well to heat and short periods of drought. Enjoy a long blooming season that lasts until the first frost!

Bidens “Flammbine” in northern Germany

The balcony flower of the year 2021 Bidens Flammbine decorates in yellow and orange


A real eye-catcher is also this variety of Bidens, which is called “Flambine” because of its bright yellow and orange hues and is scheduled for release this year. Although it is perfectly suitable for bed borders, gardeners also highly recommend this gem for balconies. And there, it is best to choose hanging pots or window boxes for the balcony flower of the year 2021, because then the overhanging flowers of the 30 to 40 cm tall plant are shown to their best advantage – from early summer to late autumn. Warm and sunny to partial shade should be the location for full flowering splendor, which will also attract bees, butterflies and bumblebees.

Hesse and Baden-Württemberg with Helianthus “Sunny Honey

Helianthus Sunny Honey is the trend flower in Hesse and Baden-Württemberg

Helianthus “Sunny Honey” is a smaller flower that grows about 60 cm high. It is not only the balcony flower of the year 2021 in Baden-Württemberg, but also in Hesse. The location should be sunny to partial shade. In addition, the balcony flower needs fertilizer every week. Then it can unfold its full flowering splendor until late autumn and also make insects happy.

The balcony flower of the year 2021 for Hesse and Baden-Württemberg feels very well on the balcony both in borders and in larger tubs, but is also suitable for beds. It can be wonderfully combined with other plants, but also impresses with its flowers on its own.

Saxony’s beauty of this year: Craspedia globosa “Drumroll

The yellow Craspedia globosa is the balcony plant of the year 2021 in Saxony

So simple, yet so striking. The spherical flowers of Craspedia globosa can’t help but catch everyone’s eye. And if you want to try something different from the usual geraniums , petunias and violets on the balcony, the balcony flower of the year 2021 for Saxony is exactly the right choice. Whether in the bed or planter – the flower makes something everywhere and is also quite easy to care for. It prefers warm locations. Therefore, a sunny to semi-shaded balcony is best suited.

The drumstick as a soloist or combination partner and accent on the balcony

If you want to counteract bee mortality with the Balcony Flower of the Year 2021, this variety, like its predecessors, is ideally suited for this purpose. Namely, it provides an ideal source of food for insects – and from the beginning of June until October. They look very pretty both as soloists, and as accents in the midst of other arrangements.

Balcony flower of the year 2021 depending on the region - What decorates the balcony