Drooping blossoms are found across the flower kingdom. These types of flowers are visually elegant and draw the eye of the garden visitor. Various types of droopy flowers also attract birds, butterflies and hummingbirds who feed on the blossoms. Plant these flowers separately or tiny groups to show them as showcase plants.
Droopy perennial flowers tend to die out as soon as the weather turns cold, only to grow again in the spring. 1 instance of a perennial with droopy flowers is the Canadian columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), which grows best in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8. This 1- to 3-foot-tall dark green plant creates nodding scarlet blossoms with yellow honeycomb-like centers from spring through summer. Spotted bellflower (Campanula punctata) attains 6 to 12 inches high in USDA zones 4 through 8, with heart-shaped purple and leaves tubular-shaped summer blossoms with reddish spots. Other drooping perennial blossoms incorporate the “King of Hearts” bleeding heart (Dicentra “King of Hearts”) and crown imperial blossoms (Fritillaria imperialis), which grow in USDA zones 5 through 9.
Flowering vines climb up walls, fences and arbors. Some varieties create drooping clusters of blossoms which cascade down the long vines. 1 flowering vine for USDA zones 5 through 11 is the “Golden Tiara” Russian virgin’s bower vine (Clematis tangutica “Golden Tiara”), which covers its 15- to 20-foot stems with draping yellowish flowers that have hanging purple bells through the summer and autumn. “Ritak” sausage vine (Holboellia latifolia “Ritak”) grows best in USDA zones 6 through 10, reaching 15 feet tall. At the spring, clusters of cinnamon-scented cascading purple blossoms which are followed by purple fruit. “Amethyst Falls” American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens “Amethyst Falls”) and white Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda “Issai Perfect”) are large vines which grow well in USDA zones 5 through 9.
Flowering shrubs live a long time and fill in huge gaps in the landscape. The drooping blossoms on tall shrubs allow the visitor to appear into the blossoms. Flowering maples (Abutilon x hybridum), growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, grow as tropical evergreens forming 8- to 12-foot-high mounds with drooping bell-like blossoms appearing from spring through summer. These flowers can be found in yellow, yellow, orange, pink and white. Lemon leaf shrubs (Gaultheria shallon) grow low to the ground, remaining 12 to 24 inches tall, with sprawling green stems and cascading clusters of pinkish-white flowers from spring through summer. This bush stays evergreen in USDA zones 6 through 8 with winter berries that attract birds to the yard.
Drooping blooms appear on little and tall trees, appearing during the warm seasons of the year. 1 little tree is the Chinese fringe tree (Chionanthus retusus), which reaches 10 to 20 feet tall in USDA zones 5 through 9. The white spring flowers form 4-inch-long clusters. “Honey Tree” viburnum (Viburnum arbicolon “Honey Tree”) rises within an evergreen tree in USDA zones 7 through 10, reaching 25 feet high with honey-scented blossoms, in draping clusters made up of tiny white blossoms. “Red Cascade” bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis “Red Cascade”) creates red pendulous bottlebrush-shaped blossoms in the spring, summer and fall. Gray-green leaves cover this 20- to 25-foot-tall evergreen tree, which attracts hummingbirds.