Beautiful Types of Flowers for Your Garden or Next Floral Arrangement
The natural world is home to a vast array of beautiful flowers featuring all sorts of shapes, sizes, and color characteristics. In this guide, you’ll find 530 of our favorite and most popular types of flowers featuring the best purple, red, pink, blue, yellow, orange, and white blooms for your garden or next flower arrangement. Enjoy!
Types of Flowers With Purple Blooms:
1) Allium (Allium)
Allium is a genus of flowering plants comprising hundreds of different species including the likes of onions, garlic, and chives. Many hybrids are grown as ornamentals (such as the ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Globemaster’) and are revered for their intricate spherical blossoming flowers atop a single elegant stalk. Alliums look stunning in a purple bouquet or vase arrangement. They’re loved by pollinating insects as well and many grow up to around 3’ in height.
2) Alpine Betony (Stachys monieri)
Alpine Betony offers a whimsically wild look to well-tended gardens as it offers abundant early spring flowers until fall. These perennial plants feature a starburst-shaped clump of textured leaves in a vibrant green. Long stems shoot upward from the leaves to bloom with spikes of small pretty purple flowers. Alpine Betony grows up to 18 to 20-inches tall. Pollinators love them, while deer and rabbits avoid them, making them a perfect defense for other garden flowers.
3) Purple Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)
A member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), the Anemone nemorosa has deep, green leaves that unfurl in groups of three and petite flowers (less than 1 inch across) that bloom in early spring. They grow wildly throughout Europe, and more than 70 cultivars exist for garden planting. These herbaceous perennial flowers do not grow taller than 12 inches.
4) Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
From late spring through early fall, anise hyssop’s cone-shaped, lavender blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees to gardens across North America, where it grows naturally in prairies. Its name comes from the anise-like scent which the plant emits when bruised. A single plant produces many flowers and reaches heights of up to 4 feet. Plus, this drought-tolerant perennial will resist damage from deer that like to nibble.
5) Purple Aster (Aster)
Aster is a genus in the daisy family (Asteraceae) containing about 180 species of flowers. The name aster comes from the ancient Greek word for star, and it describes the aster’s stelliform flower heads which have rings of petals around their bright-yellow centers. Asters bloom in late summer through early fall, brightening gardens after most of summer’s flowers have faded. Asters’ height can reach 8 inches to 8 feet, depending on the cultivar. Be sure to choose one that’s suitable for your garden.
6) Purple Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
The only species of the Platycodon genus, the Platycodon grandiflorus gets its common name from the plant’s balloon-shaped buds that swell up before bursting into beautiful, upward-facing, starry bell-shaped flowers. Balloon flowers bloom in summer and grow wild in China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Eastern Siberia. Balloon flower root has traditional medicinal uses and is a common ingredient in popular Korean dishes.
7) Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis)
Native to the Mediterranean, the Acanthus mollis features tall spires that sprout from clumped foliage to grow cones of snapdragon-like blooms. Bear’s breeches can grow to be between 3 to 5 feet in height, making them a perfect choice for accenting or adding height to a garden bed. In the 5th century B.C.E., the ancient Greek sculptor, Callimachus, made the shape of this plant’s leaf famous by modeling the ornate tops of his Corinthian columns after them.
8) Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)
The bee orchid offers a wonderful example of floral mimicry because it has a highly evolved plant-pollinator relationship. These orchids have four petals. Three are a stunning purple shade and the fourth resembles a plump bumblebee, feasting on pollen. This imposter petal attracts other bees to the flower, helping it reproduce. Native to Central and Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, this flower is not commonly found in northern climates or in the United States. If you’re interested in adding this type of orchid to your collection, you might be able to procure one from an orchid enthusiast.
9) Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
Bell heather is a low-spreading, blooming shrub that grows to be about 20-inches tall. Each twig-like stem features small, spiky leaves. From early spring through early fall, bell heather blooms profusely with bell-shaped flowers in a vibrant shade of purplish pink. They’re resistant to both deer and drought and are generally pest-free, which makes them a low-maintenance choice for outdoor gardens.
10) Purple Bellflower (Campanula)
Campanula, commonly called bellflower, is a genus containing more than 500 species and numerous subspecies of perennial, biennial, and annual flowering plants. They bloom abundantly with star-like, bell-shaped flowers through June and July, and their blooming season can extend into October. Throughout the seasons, they’ll spread out, making them a great choice for blooming ground cover. Depending on the species, they can range from just a few inches to almost 7 feet in height.
11) Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Considered an invasive species in North America, the bittersweet nightshade is native to Europe and Asia. This species of vine is part of the potato family (Solanaceae). The climbing plant has arrow-shaped leaves and shooting star-shaped blossoms with purple petals and yellow stamens. Whilst not quite as toxic as Deadly Nightshade, bittersweet is recognized for its crimson berries, which are also poisonous to humans.
12) Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower (Datura metel)
The blackcurrant swirl moonflower (Datura metel) is one of nine species of the genus Datura. All flowers from the genus Datura are flowering, shrub-like, vespertine plants. Their blooms (up to six inches wide!) open in the evening. Plants of this genus are also poisonous and have hallucinogenic properties. Throughout history, they’ve been used not only as a poison but also in spiritual practices. The blackcurrant variety of Datura flowers has trumpet-shaped blossoms in deep hues of purple-splotched white.
13) Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)
Blue-eyed grass belongs to the iris (Iridaceae) plant family and grows wildly in meadows and open woods across the United States and Canada. This grass-like plant grows in clumps with slender stems and long, wing-like leaves. The plant’s small, purple flowers bloom from early spring through mid-summer, are less than 1 inch in diameter, and have six tepals and yellow stamens.
14) Purple Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra)
Bougainvillea is a beautiful, flowering evergreen shrub. It’s commonly grown against fences and walls where it can reach up to about 12 feet in height. However, it can also grow standing alone in a garden bed. Bougainvillea blooms in swathes of vibrant purple bracts. In warm zones, it will bloom intermittently throughout the year. In cooler climates, blossoms will only appear in spring and summer. Full blooms require well-draining soil, bright sun, and warm weather.
15) Purple Browallia (Browallia speciosa)
Browallia speciosa is a tropical perennial that’s native to South America. In cooler climates, it’s typically grown as an annual flowering plant. Choose this perfect, low-maintenance plant for easy flower beds and container gardening that will bloom in beautiful hues of blue and purple from summer to fall. The plant grows into a cushion-shaped bush that blooms abundantly with star-shaped
16) Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)
This deciduous shrub grows vigorously reaching up to 16 feet in height. Members of Buddleja genus produce large, lilac-like cones of petite blossoms in delicate shades of purple, pink, and white. Burdened with heavy flower heads, the butterfly bush’s branches often arch over to draw a weeping silhouette. From late spring to early fall, the plant’s honey-scented flowers provide a valuable nectar source to a variety of butterfly species, hence the name butterfly bush.
17) Purple Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
A genus containing 8 species of herbaceous flowering plants, flowers from the Zantedeschia genus are commonly called calla lilies. These plants don’t actually bloom with traditional flowers, but rather sprout a false flower called a pseudanthium that features a colorful, funnel-shaped bract. They begin blooming in summer and continue well into the fall.
18) Camas Lily (Camassia)
From a clutch of grassy blades, star-shaped camas lily blossoms open up in purple clustered cones. These flowers are native to the western parts of North America where they blossom in early spring in winter-wet meadows, slopes, and prairies. Undisturbed camas lilies will self-seed and spread, creating a sea of purple – perfect for creating a natural look in a garden.
19) Purple Candytuft (Iberis pruitii)
Atop a cushion of dark-green foliage, candytufts produce perennial blooms during summer. In shades of almost-white lavender, their delicate blossoms feature circles of petite, round petals that grow smaller as they approach the center of the bloom. Popular cultivars to grow at home include Garden Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) and Snowflake Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens).
Candytufts will spread naturally, creating a mat for perfectly natural suppression of weed growth throughout your garden.
20) Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium)
Native to Southern Europe, Campanula medium is an annual or biennial flowering plant that blooms in spring and summer with broad, perfectly, bell-shaped blossoms in a variety of softly sophisticated hues. They provide an abundance of pollen and nectar that attracts both butterflies and honey bees. In flower language, Canterbury Bells symbolize faith, gratitude, and constancy.
21) Purple Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
If you’ve ever walked past a flower shop window, then you’ve seen a carnation. Included in just about every bouquet, boutonniere, and corsage, carnations are beloved for their attractive ruffles of petals. The original flowers bloom in a pretty shade of pinkish-purple, but its cultivars bloom in just about every color and combination of colors under the sun.
22) Purple Catmint (Nepeta)
Nepeta is a genus containing about 250 species of mostly perennial flowering plants. They produce tall, skinny spires of purple blossoms that range in height from 9 inches to 3 feet. Their aromatic, slightly minty blossoms bloom from late spring to early fall. If you plant a garden full of one particular species, Nepeta cataria, it might appear as though you’re cultivating cats because this true variety of catnip attracts our feline friends with its fragrantly euphoric effects.
For more, see our essential guide to growing and caring for Nepeta (Catnip) at home.
23) Cattleya Orchid (Cattleya)
Cattleya is a genus of flowering, sometimes fragrant tropical plants that grow naturally in a region that stretches from Costa Rica to Argentina. The genus contains several unique species of orchids that feature intricate blossoms in a rainbow of warm hues. They’re delightful to grow indoors and can also be cultivated outside in warm, humid climates or in cooler climates during the spring and summer.
24) China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)
These cheerful, annual blossoms are a favorite in spring and summer gardens. China aster cultivars vary in height (from 8 inches to 3 feet) and feature a wide array of flower heads that range in shape and fullness from a single row of daisy-like petals to full, shaggy, pom-pom blooms. The impressive flower heads span in size from 3 to 5 inches in diameter. They’re tolerant of a variety of conditions, making them a perfect choice for gardens located just about anywhere.
25) Purple Clematis (Clematis)
The Clematis genus contains about 300 species of perennial and biennial woody, climbing vines. Clematis vines sprout stunning, star-like blossoms in solid and variegated patterns that range in color from the blackest purple to delicate lavenders and violets, warm pinks, rosy reds, and white. A garden favorite, clematis is a versatile plant that can be trained to grow along the ground, offering cover, or to climb up walls, trellises, fences, shrubs, and trees.
26) Purple Columbine (Aquilegia)
Aquilegia is a genus containing about 70 perennial plants that bloom from late spring through early summer with five intricately shaped petals, sepals, and stamens. The scientific name, Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle, as the petals are said to resemble the shape of an eagle’s talons. The common name, columbine comes from the Latin word for dove because the blossoms resemble a group of five doves gathered in a circle.
27) Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Native to North America, Europe, and Western Asia, the common comfrey grows wildly in moist grasslands. Comfreys have broad, hairy leaves and they sprout small, bell-shaped flowers. The plants have deep-burrowing roots that take up copious nutrients from deep within the soil. As a result, spent plants can be mulched to create a natural fertilizer for the rest of your garden.
28) Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Echinacea purpurea, commonly called coneflower is most popular for its use in herbal medicine. Taken in a pill or brewed into tea, it’s thought to help strengthen the immune system against viral infections. These flowers grow wild across much of the United States and parts of Canada. Sprouting up in meadows and grasslands, these daisy-like coneflowers resemble a badminton shuttlecock with vibrant purple flowers that slope downward from a bulbous, orange-brown center. They’ll draw birds and butterflies to your garden.
29) Purple Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
Members of the daisy family, Cosmos bipinnatus is a popular flowering plant. Flower heads blossom from 2 to 4 inches wide. With their bright-yellow centers encircled by equally vibrant petals, they’re prized for their ornamental use in gardens and containers. Although they’re considered annuals, the garden cosmos will self-sow and reappear to be enjoyed year after year.
30) Purple Crocus (Crocus vernus)
The crocus is one of the first flowers of spring. They usually bloom in late March or early April, and sometimes you’ll see them popping out from beneath the last snowflakes of winter. Although that might seem strange, these frost-tolerant blooms are native to the alpine regions of Europe like the Alps, Pyrenees, and Carpathian Mountains. Low-growing crocus blooms open up during the day and close at night. They often remain closed on rainy days, too.
For more, see our essential guide to Crocus flower meaning, symbolism, and uses.
31) Cup-and-Saucer Vine (Cobaea scandens)
The Cobaea scandens is a perennial, climbing vine that will cling to just about any surface. These flowers are native to Mexico and sometimes found growing naturally in other parts of Central America. The vine produces forward-facing blossoms. These large, bell-shaped flowers have a prominent ruff around the base, which gives these blossoms their class cup-and-saucer shape. At maturity, the blossoms emit a lovely fragrance.
32) Purple Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)
Native to the Mediterranean Middle East, Cyclamen is a genus of perennial flowering plants that tend to grow out of rocky hillsides, woodlands, and shrublands. These lovely flowers grow in clumps of heart-shaped leaves marbled with stripes of light and dark green. Stems with shooting star-shaped flowers sprout from the plant’s center and feature five sepals topped with five upswept petals. Blooms begin in autumn and continue through winter. When dormant, cyclamens appear almost dead, but they are simply dormant.
33) Purple Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium)
The genus Dendrobium contains more than 1,800 diverse species of orchids that grow across much of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Plants in this genus of orchids rarely grow with their roots in the soil. Instead, they spread out, clinging to tree bark and rocks. The plants have a tuft of up to six, waxy, deep-green leaves from which a single branch of blossoms blooms. This orchid symbolizes pure affection and love, making it the perfect gift for one’s true love.
34) Dianthus (Dianthus Spp)
The Dianthus genus contains about 300 flowering plants including annuals, biennials, and perennials. Although some flower heads feature single petal rows and others have double rows (like miniature carnations), they all have the same ragged-looking petals with jagged, toothed edges. Dianthus plants have blue-green foliage that can clump, trail, or tower. Depending on the variety, dianthus plants vary from 5 inches to 3 feet in height.
35) Dwarf Iris (Iris reticulata)
Compared to other plants from the Iris genus, which can reach up to 3 feet in height, the Iris reticulata is relatively small, growing to only about 6 inches. Sword-like, ribbed leaves surround sweetly fragrant spring blossoms which feature floppy petals in a variety of colors contrasted with a spotted, orange, flame-like mark.
36) Purple European Periwinkles (Vinca)
The Vinca genus contains several trailing, flowering plants. Some are evergreens and others are deciduous. They have simple, green leaves and produce delicate, five-petaled blooms throughout the growing season. European periwinkles produce trailing branches that take root where they touch the ground. As a result, they spread aggressively and should only be planted unfettered, in the ground where ground cover is desired.
37) False Goat’s Beard (Astilbe)
The genus Astilbe contains 18 species of flowering, shrub-like plants. With sprawling fern-like foliage, false goat’s beard plants grow upright, reaching about 4 to 6 feet tall and spreading about 2 to 4 feet wide. Throughout summer, they produce feathery, cone-shaped plumes of flowers. They prefer wetter soil than most blooming plants, making them perfect for pond-side planting and adorning backyard water features.
38) False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Native to much of North America, Baptisia australis grows naturally in open meadows, along streams, and at the forest’s edge. This upright perennial grows to be about 4-feet tall, has lush clover-like foliage, and tall, purple flower cones resemble lupine blooms and blossom in late spring. Once blossoms are spent, they develop black pods filled with seeds, which rattle when shaken. These attractive black pods are prized for the unique beauty they give the plant and floral arrangements.
39) Purple Foxglove Flowers (Digitalis purpurea)
You can’t miss a garden growing foxglove. This strikingly beautiful plant blossoms throughout spring with prominently packed cones of ornate, bell-shaped flowers. Before blooming, foxgloves first grow rows of simple, green leaves in a spiral pattern that forms a rosette around the plant’s 3 to 7-foot tall flowering stem. Once blossoms are spent, the blooms go to seed and self-sew to return each year.
40) Purple Fuchsia Flowers (Fuchsia magellanica)
The Hardy Fuchsia is a species of flower plant that belongs to the Onagraceae (evening primrose) family, and it’s native to Southern South America. In frost-free climates, the fuchsia can grow to 10 feet in height and width, and in colder climates, it can still achieve about 4 or 5 feet in height. Apart from its size, the fuchsia is most notable for its intricate and exotic-looking pendant flowers which feature a deep-purple central tube filled with equally vibrant stamen and surrounded by hot-pink sepals.
41) Purple Geranium Flowers (Geranium)
The genus Geranium contains over 400 species of flowering evergreen perennials, biennials, and annuals. Geranium foliage features palm-like, cleft leaves. The plants bloom throughout summer with delicate, five-petaled flowers. The Geranium genus is often confused with plants from the Pelargonium genus which belong to the same plant family (Geraniaceae) and are widely available in garden centers each spring. A quick way to distinguish between the two is by noting petal shapes. Geranium petals all are identical and have radial symmetry. Pelargonium blooms’ two upper petals differ from the bottom three, creating a single, vertical line of symmetry.
42) Purple Gladiolus Flowers (Gladiolus hortulanus)
Part of the Iris (Iridaceae) family, the Gladiolus genus is a group of perennial flowering plants that grow from corms. They have sword-shaped leaves and giant flower spikes that can reach heights of 1.5 to 6 feet. Their tightly packed cones of bell-shaped blossoms arrive in late summer and continue into early autumn. Most gladioli grown in gardens today are hybrids known as Gladiolus x hortulanus.
43) Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus)
Cynara cardunculus, commonly called the globe artichoke or cardoon, is an edible plant that can be harvested for its celery-like stalks and its artichoke-like top (if harvested before blooming). Additionally, the cardoon is simply a joy to plant and watch as it grows into a towering 6-foot-tall plant. The globe artichoke has attractive, silvery foliage, and its artichoke-like plant bulb blossoms with a halo of spikey, purple flowers. It’s native to the Mediterranean region and is considered an invasive species in parts of California where it now grows wildly.
44) Globe Thistles (Echinops)
The Echinops genus contains about 120 blooming plants from the Asteraceae (daisy) family. Although they’re related to daisies, globe thistles are anything but ordinary, as they’re cultivated for their spiny, globe-shaped blossoms. They grow beautifully in garden edges. Plus, they add a wonderfully surprising textural element to cut floral arrangements. Blooming through summer to early fall, their golf ball-sized blossoms can reach impressive heights of up to 6 feet.
45) Purple Gloxinia Flowers (Sinningia speciosa)
The Sinningia speciosa shares many similarities with the popular houseplants, African Violets. They have similarly velvety blooms in vibrant colors and soft, deep-green foliage of a similar texture. However, they’re native to Brazil – not Africa – and bloom in the spring followed by a dormant period. These flowering plants of the Sinningia genus are sometimes referred to as gloxinia. However, this name is technically incorrect because Sinningia speciosa used to belong to the Gloxinia genus until they were reclassified. They have yet to receive a new common moniker.
46) Heliotrope (Heliotropium peruvianum)
The heliotrope is a perennial shrub native to Peru. However, it grows in gardens all around the world today. They grow to about 2 feet in height, making them a well-controlled choice for flowerbeds. These shrubs have soft, green foliage and blossom from summer to fall with rounded clusters of multitudinous, petite flowers. Although most animals avoid them, you should bear in mind that heliotrope is highly toxic to cats, dogs, and humans.
47) Purple Hellebores (Helleborus)
The Helleborus genus consists of about 20 species of perennial, flowering plants – most of which are poisonous. These evergreens keep their attractive green foliage year-round and produce striking, long-lasting blooms that open during winter or early spring and remain for 6 to 8 weeks. Hellebores have an enchanting, almost eerie quality of beauty with rows of pointed petals in a haunting palette of shades.
48) Purple Hibiscus Flowers (Hibiscus)
Hibiscus is a genus containing hundreds of species of flowering woody shrubs, purple perennial plants, and trees. Native to warm, temperate regions and tropical/subtropical climates, hibiscus plants grow best in similar conditions where they’ll bloom throughout the year. They’re most revered for their spectacular blossoms that feature trumpet-shaped blooms, delicate petals, and showy stamens in exotic colors and silhouettes.
49) Purple Hollyhock Flowers (Alcea rosea)
Alcea rosea, commonly called hollyhocks, is one species of about 60 in the Alcea genus of flowering plants. People often confuse hollyhocks with perennial plants, but they’re actually annuals and expert self-sewers that, with proper care, will seed on their own and grow back each year. Gardeners in agreeable zones around the world love hollyhocks for their ornamental appeal. They can grow up to 8 feet in height, and vibrant, trumpet-shaped blossoms crowd their towering stalks from June to August. Cultivars also include an array of other colors including the dark and mysterious Alcea rosea nigra.
50) Honesty (Lunaria annua)
The Lunaria annua, commonly called honesty, actually has several common names. While this tall plant offers attractive clusters of small flowers from mid-spring to late summer, it’s loved and recognized for its alluring, translucent seed pods. These seed pods resemble silver dollars, come in see-through shades of white and green, and are commonly included in arrangements of dry flowers. Although this biennial plant blooms only once every two years, it self-sews. So, once the plants are established in your garden, you can enjoy them every year.
51) Honeywort (Cerinthe major)
Honeywort is a herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean that sports purple nodding flowers at the end of multiple stems. Bees and hummingbirds love the flowers, which are also surrounded by colorful bracts in some varieties like ‘Purpurascens’. The plants are easy to grow, top out between 2 and 4 feet tall, and bloom throughout the summer.
52) Purple Hydrangea Flowers (Hydrangea)
Hydrangea is a genus of flowering shrubs known for their rounded masses of small petaled flowers. Colors range from white to pink and deep purple depending largely on the variety and the soil’s specific pH balance. Most varieties bloom from late spring to summer and grow between 1 and 5 feet tall. Some varieties are very easy to grow, while others are less hardy and are better kept indoors as houseplants.
53) Italian Aster (Aster amellus)
Italian Aster is a small flowering member of the daisy family with bright purple petals contrasting a bold orange center. It’s native to high European mountain ranges like the Alps, and it’s surprisingly easy to grow in the home garden. It doesn’t require much special care or water and stays under 18 inches in height.
54) Lavender (Lavandula)
One of the best-known purple flowers, Lavender is actually a genus of nearly 50 different related flowers. Most types of lavender are highly fragrant and used for perfume and aromatherapy, especially Lavandula angustifolia. These plants send up tiny purple flowers on tall stalks above low-growing foliage, and most thrive in dry and sunny conditions. Lavender is easy to propagate as well if you’re looking to expand your collection or gift to friends, and loved ones. It’s also easy to harvest and dry lavender for use throughout the winter months.
55) Purple Liatris (Liatris)
The Liatris genus includes a variety of similar grass like plants that sport blazing flower spikes high above their foliage. The unopened buds are a dark royal purple, while the upper blooms are lavender and fuchsia. Also known as Blazing Star, these meadow plants are tough and easy to grow.
56) Purple Lilac Flowers (Syringa vulgaris)
Lilac is a fragrant flowering shrub native to the Balkans. It flowers in spring and has white, lavender, or mauve blossoms in a compact cone known as a panicle. The shrub eventually becomes more treelike and the wood is even valuable for decorative work.
57) Lily of the Incas (Alstroemeria)
The genus Alstroemeria includes many flowering plants known as Lilies of the Incas. These South American blooms aren’t true lilies, but they have colorful blossoms emerging from tubers much like the plants they’re named after. They can flower nearly year-round in warm climates.
58) Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus orientalis)
Easily grown from bulbs, Lily of the Nile is a purple to blue flowering plant that is ideal for vase cuttings. It can grow up to 4 feet tall with clusters of flowers set atop tall stems. However, it’s limited to only the warmest parts of the country.
59) Lily turf (Liriope muscari)
A short and attractive flowering perennial, lily turf is great for filling in beds. It has lime green grass-like foliage giving it the turf name, yet it also sports purple or blue flower stalks in the summer. Its evergreen foliage makes it great for yard decoration.
60) Purple Lisianthus Flowers (Eustoma Grandiflorum)
Spring-blooming Lisianthus is a type of dramatically purple gentian that is hardy in warm zones. Native to dry prairies across the US and Mexico, it sports flowers that are up to 2 inches across. They work equally well as cutting and bedding plants.
61) Purple Lungwort Flowers (Pulmonaria)
Lungwort is a genus of short woodland perennials that are often grown for their striking foliage along with the purple to blue flowers. Speckled or striped foliage is common, which helps give the plant its unusual name. Plants rarely grow above 10 inches tall, making them ideal for beds and borders.
62) Purple Lupine (Lupinus)
The Lupinus genus includes hundreds of beautiful flowering plants that make tall and distinct spikes of colorful flowers. Lupines are known for their rich purple and blue colors, but they’re also available in many other varieties. Some lupines are also important food sources thanks to the production of edible beanlike seeds.
63) Melastoma (Melastoma)
Melastoma is a genus of mostly tropical plants that sport distinctive five-petaled flowers in rich shades of pink, fuchsia, and purple. Most species within this genus require warm and humid conditions, but they’re worth the effort to grow for their large blossoms. The group includes both shrubs and short twining vines.
64) Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)
Named after its fringed and delicate flowers, Mistflower is a colorful member of the Aster family. It loves wet areas and will spread rapidly in the right conditions. Use it as a part of a naturalized water garden and to attract beneficial insects.
65) Purple Monkshood (Aconitum napellus)
Monkshood (aka Wolf’s Bane) is a striking blue to purple flowering plant with a spike that can reach up to 4 feet tall. It’s also highly poisonous and must be handled with gloves for safety, even in the garden. Consider if the risks of its toxic nature are worth the beauty of its blooms before planting.
66) Purple Moonflower (Ipomoea turbinata)
Popular for its strong fragrance as much as its large night-opening blooms, the Moonflower is a type of tropical morning glory. As long as these vigorous vines get warmth and room to climb, they’ll reward you with unique blossoms. Grow them as annuals in cooler climates or perennials in their hardy zones.
67) Purple Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
The common morning glory is still popular because of its brightly colored trumpet-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. This wide-growing vine can adapt to many conditions and doesn’t require much care after establishment. It can be invasive, so consider growing it in a container rather than the garden.
68) Mountain cornflower (Centaurea montana)
Growing only 1 to 2 feet tall, the Mountain cornflower is native to European mountain ranges but does well in beds around the world. Its intensely colored fringe flowers make a strong statement against the lance-shaped foliage. Mounding shapes make it ideal for holding its own in a mixed bed or container.
69) Mystic Merlin (Malva Sylvestris)
One of the shorter Mallow family members, the Mystic Merlin is only 3 to 4 feet tall and sports boldly colored blooms against dark foliage. Most varieties have dark stripes on the flower petals. It requires heavy pruning in the late summer to continue looking its best as older leaves grow ragged.
70) Purple Pansy Flowers (Viola wittrockiana)
One of the most popular annual bedding plants in the US, the pansy features a charming round flower with multiple colors on each blossom. The short height and spreading foliage make it ideal for filling in any bed, container, or border. These plants prefer cooler temperatures, so plant them in the spring or fall and replace them in the summer.
71) Pasque (Pulsatilla)
The Pulsatilla genus includes 40 species of purple flowering herbs used for medicinal purposes despite their toxicity. The plants are very short, some only measuring a few inches tall while blooming. The small delicate flowers are best showcased in a container or raised bed where you can see them.
72) Purple Passion Flowers (Passiflora)
The Passiflora genus is full of beautiful flowers, but most of the species within it are also prized for their fruit. Almost all of the varieties are vines that eagerly grow up any surface and produce large, unique-looking multipart flowers.
73) Purple Peony (Paeonia)
The Peony genus includes many related flowering bushes that resemble roses without thorns. The large and many-petaled flowers are also highly fragrant in many varieties, with scents ranging from spicy to sweet. Large tree peonies can grow up to 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
74) Purple Petunia Flowers (Petunia)
Sharing the same family as tomatoes and tobacco, the Petunia genus is full of flowering plants that are widely used for bedding and container annuals. Most petunias have been bred for dwarf growth and barely top 8 to 12 inches in height. They’re great for filling in beds and creating hanging baskets that bloom all summer long.
75) Purple Primroses (Onagraceae)
The Primrose family includes dozens of flowering herbs that are popular on their own, including evening primrose and fuchsia. Many primrose species (such as Primula japonica) have colorful sepals to match the flower petals, making their blooms look larger. The plants are native or naturalized to almost every continent.
76) Purple Flash (Capsicum annuum)
An ornamental pepper bred specifically for its stunning dark purple leaves, the Purple Flash pepper also has charming purple flowers. It’s great for container or planter growing because it’s dwarfed compared to other pepper varieties. Like most ornamental chilis, the red fruits are edible but extremely hot.
77) Purple Pygmy Iris (Iris Pumila)
The pygmy iris is the original dwarf iris bred to create all the modern short-stemmed varieties. The rounded blooms in bright purple, blue, or cream sit atop stems just a few inches tall. They’re hardy and easy to grow, but they deserve a spot where they can be admired on their own.
78) Purple Rhododendron Flowers (Rhododendron)
Over 1,000 species of flowering trees and shrubs make up the Rhododendron genus. Many of them are evergreen and most feature large and colorful clusters of flowers. They tend to grow in mountainous regions around the world and include popular landscaping varieties like azaleas. Blooming can range from late spring to early fall.
79) Purple Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
Growing native throughout the steppes of Asia, Russian sage is a flowering herb that blends into cottage and formal gardens with ease. Like other sages, it has spikes of blue to purple flowers and a pleasant smell from the crushed foliage. It’s used for dye-making and herbal remedies in Russia as well.
80) Purple Salvia (Salvia)
Salvia is a genus within the mint family that includes over 1,000 different species. Many feature beautiful purple, blue, or white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Some sage plants can be used for cooking, while others are considered medicinal.
81) Purple Scabiosa (Scabiosa)
The Scabiosa genus of the honeysuckle family includes many tufted round flowers known as pincushions. The genus takes its name from the fact that many of its members were traditionally used to treat scabies. Most of the varieties send up pink or purple compound flowers on tall stems, making them easy to admire in mixed beds and borders.
82) Sea Holly (Eryngium)
Sea holly is an unusual and almost severe-looking flowering plant that can handle dry and salty conditions. The spiny leaves and elongated stems are topped with powdery blue or lavender flowers which look spiky themselves. These flowers make a strong statement in any garden area.
83) Sea Thistle (Cirsium japonicum)
The fall flowering Sea Thistle is just as spiny as many other thistles, but it has a charming pink to purple flower that is even more feathery than other varieties. It only grows a few feet tall, unlike other larger Cirsium species, and is commonly used for cut flower production of both flowers and dried seed pods.
84) Spike speedwell (Veronica spicata)
Clumping spike speedwell sends up tall spires of purple, pink, or white flowers all summer long. Tuck this plant into beds and borders that need vertical color and visual interest. With shallow root systems and a preference for moist soil, it can be tricky to keep watered evenly.
85) Summer Lilac (Buddleja davidii)
Summer lilac or butterfly bush is a cheerful flowering shrub that is great for attracting butterflies and bees. It has been used ornamentally since the 1800s and requires annual pruning to look its best year after year. Most varieties have a sweet honeylike scent, which is what helps attract butterflies.
86) Summer Snapdragon (Serenita angelonia)
Summer snapdragon isn’t really a snapdragon, but rather a sprawling flowering plant that can produce blooms all summer long. Bicolor varieties bring a lot of color to small spaces, while pink, white, and purple blooms are also common. The fragrant flowers are attractive to beneficial insects and make great cut flowers.
87) Purple Sweet Pea Flowers (Lathyrus odoratus)
Few spring-blooming flowers are as colorful and charming as the Sweet Pea. Not only do these pea-like flowers usually sport two or more colors, but they also have strong sweet fragrances that give them their names. Many varieties bloom through July, especially in cooler climates.
88) Sweet rocket (Hesperis matrionalis)
Sweet rocket is often mistaken for phlox, but this pink to purple herb only has four petals on each flower. A tall stalk covered in arrow-shaped leaves is topped by clusters of the smaller flowers. It’s ideal for creating tall borders along the edges of paths and beds, but it can spread easily and become invasive.
89) Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Teasel is a tall flowering plant that is considered a weed in some areas and a desirable source of food for birds in others. It produces rounded and spiky flower heads that can rise 8 feet above the ground and only blooms every other year. The flowers are slightly purple to mauve colored, but they’re generally not attractive enough to be planted for ornamental use.
90) Throatwort (Trachelium caeruleum)
Low maintenance throatwort is eye-catching thanks to hundreds of tiny tubular flowers all clustered along the top of the plant. The royal purple to navy blue colors is great for beds that need a burst of color, while the rich nectar supply nurtures bees and butterflies.
91) Purple Tulip Flowers (Tulipa)
The Tulipa genus includes hundreds of different species and varieties of related perennial bulbs that all share a common cup-shaped flower. With colorful splotches and painted edges in every color combination, these spring blooms are a great way to brighten up a landscape. No wonder they’ve caused multiple gardening crazes over the last few centuries.
92) Purple Verbena Flowers (Verbena bonariensis)
Whether it’s called Verbena or purpletop vervain, this flowering herb is a fast-growing way to add purple to any bed. It can reach 6 feet in height with fertile soil, so make it the tall back layer of a mixed bed or container. It’s a perennial in many areas but grows fast enough to be a worthwhile annual in other zones.
93) Purple Wallflowers (Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’)
Of all the wallflower varieties, ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ has some of the brightest and most colorful blossoms. The dense clusters of flowers rise high above the grass-like foliage, allowing these flowers to stand out in any bed or border. It can also cascade over edges and walls if planted where there is space to sprawl sideways.
94) Purple Waxflower (Chamelaucium)
Related to myrtles and tea trees, the waxflower is a tropical evergreen shrub with large distinctive flowers. Five-petaled pink or purple flowers form along the needled boughs, and the waxy feel of them gives the plant its name. The leaves are aromatic when crushed, but the flowers themselves have little to no scent.
95) Wild Hyacinth (Dichelostemma capitatum)
Wild hyacinth grows from a buried corm to create a tall stem with only a handful of leaves and a cluster of crocus-like flowers. Mauve petals surround orange stamens for a beautiful contrast of colors. It’s native to California’s coastal deserts and prairies, but it’s grown in many dry areas.
96) Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Wild indigo isn’t actually an indigo, but it has beautiful blue to purple flowers similar to the plant it’s named after. It needs little watering or fertilizer and grows well in poor soils. Some gardeners grow it specifically for the attractive seed pods instead and let it stand all winter.
97) Purple Wisteria Flowers (Wisteria sinensis)
Wisteria is a unique plant native to China and Japan that can grow as both a vine or a tree. When it can get support from a trellis or other plant, it will vine over it and bloom profusely with sweetly scented clusters of light purple blossoms. Wisteria planted on its own will grow a trunk and take on a tree shape, still blooming profusely after a few years.
98) Wood phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Wood phlox is a native wildflower that spreads by creating large clumps of dense growth. Bright blue to mauve flowers with five petals attract butterflies, but you’ll need to keep the plants well-watered through the heat of the summer. This type of phlox tends to stay shorter than other pink flowering species.
99) Yesterday Today Tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora)
Yesterday Today Tomorrow is a flowering shrub that is covered in flowers similar to pansies or violets, making them attractive additions to any walkway or formal garden. It’s a tropical evergreen plant and is restricted to either indoor cultivation or use only in warmer climates.
100) Purple Zinnia Flowers (Zinnia)
The Zinnia genus encompasses a wide range of colorful annual flowers that are related to daisies and sunflowers. Most are in the red and yellow colors, but purple and pink varieties are also available. Zinnias are some of the easiest annual flowers to grow from seed and will self-seed themselves if you don’t deadhead them.
Types of Flowers With Red Blooms:
1. Blood Sage (Salvia coccinea)
An herbaceous perennial, Salvia coccinea belongs to the mint or sage plant family (Lamiaceae). It produces slightly hair, scalloped leaves in a muted green color, and racemes with slightly spread-out, deep-red-colored blossoms. The flowers are typically tube-shaped, but the shape can vary between cultivars. The flowers are fragrant and attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
The blood sage’s genetic profile seems to point to an origin in Mexico, but it grows naturally throughout the southeastern United States, Central America, and northern South America. Common names include blood sage, tropical sage, scarlet sage, and Texas sage.
2. Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens)
Another species belonging to the Salvia genus and the Lamiaceae plant family, Salvia splendens is commonly called scarlet sage. The herbaceous perennial is native to the mountains and high elevations of Brazil where the weather is warm and humid throughout the year.
Wild varieties of this plant grow to be more than 4-feet tall, but cultivars that are popularly grown in gardens are typically more compact. These plants produce spikes of bright-scarlet-colored, bell-shaped flowers.
3. Red Dahlia (Dahlia coccinea)
Native to Mexico, the Dahlia coccinea belongs to the Asteraceae plant family which is commonly known as the daisy, aster, or composite plant family. This species of dahlia is commonly called the red dahlia, although its cultivars sometimes also bloom in orange or yellow.
This plant’s tuberous roots are highly nutritious, and, historically, they were commonly eaten by the Aztec people. Today, however, red dahlias are mainly prized for the ornamental value of their bright and showy flowers.
4. Red Bush Monkeyflower (Diplacus puniceus)
Commonly called the red bush monkeyflower, mission diplacus, or San Diego monkeyflower, the Diplacus puniceus is a perennial shrub in the Phrymaceae (lopseed) plant family that produces reddish-orange flower blossoms in a shape that roughly resembles a monkey’s face. These evergreen shrubs grow to be about two-feet fall and three-feet wide and are native to the coastal hillsides of southern California and Baja California.
5. Bleeding Hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis, formerly Dicentra spectabilis)
The Lamprocapnos spectabilis (commonly referred to as a bleeding heart, Asian bleeding heart, or fallopian buds) is a flowering, shrub-like plant that is native to Japan, Korea, northern China, and Siberia. It belongs to the Fumarioideae subfamily within the larger Papaveraceae (poppy) plant family.
This plant was previously classified as a member of the Dicentra plant genus. However, the plant’s classification has officially been changed, but the plant’s previous scientific name, Dictra spectabilis is still accepted as a synonym.
The Dicentra spectabilis ‘Valentine’ variety of bleeding hearts is noted for its candy-red, heart-shaped blossoms that hang from the shrub’s stems.
6. Common Hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis)
Hyacinth orientalis (also called the common hyacinth, Dutch hyacinth, or garden hyacinth) are the species of hyacinth with which you are likely most familiar. A member of the Asparagaceae (asparagus) plant family, this species is native to a broad region of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and was commercially cultivated in France and the Netherlands.
It is the species of hyacinth that is commonly grown in gardens and is available to purchase today. Hyacinth flowers are beloved for their racemes of trumpet-shaped flowers that produce a strong and sweet fragrance. In addition to deep red, they blossom in various shades of purple, blue, white, yellow, and pink.
7. Anthurium (Anthurium)
About 1,000 species of flowering plants belong to the Anthurium genus within the Araceae (arum) plant family. These plants are native to the tropical Americas and are commonly called anthurium, flamingo flower, tailflower, and laceleaf. They produce heart or spade-shaped, glossy, green foliage, and the flowers consist of brightly colored spathes (a type of bract) and spadices. In their native habitat, they blossom year-round.
Two species of anthuriums produce bright-red spathes, the Anthurium andraeanum, and the Anthurium scherzerianum.
8. Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
Gaillardia is a genus of about 25 species and subspecies of flowering, shrub-like plants that belong to the Asteraceae plant family and are commonly called blanket flowers. They are native to both North and South America. The ray florets of their flower heads have a striking, color gradient that shifts from red to orange to yellow and radiates from the purplish-brown center, giving them a warm, sunset-like appearance.
9. Begonia (Begonia)
Begonia is one of two genera in the Begoniaceae plant family. More than 2,000 species of flowering perennials that are native to tropical and subtropical climates around the world make up the Begonia genus.
Different species of begonias are popularly cultivated for growing in gardens and indoors, and their appearance varies greatly. They produce attractive, showy flower blossoms in a variety of colors, including various shades of red, and their foliages range in color from deep green to deep burgundy or red and from smooth and glossy to soft and fuzzy.
10. Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Native to the United States, Lonicera sempervirens is a species of honeysuckle plant that belongs to the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) plant family. It is commonly called the coral honeysuckle, scarlet honeysuckle, or trumpet honeysuckle.
The flowering vine produces firework-shaped clusters of skinny, red, trumpet-shaped flowers and is commonly grown in pollinator gardens to attract butterflies and hummingbirds with its sweet fragrance. Since this plant is a vine, it needs a trellis, fence, or another type of support to truly proliferate. It’s a beautiful, sweet-smelling choice for growing along a privacy fence.
11. Amaranth (Amaranthus)
The Amaranthus genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae plant family and contains flowering perennial shrubs or plants that produce a wide variety of flower types. These plants are considered a cosmopolitan genus, meaning their native range wraps around the world.
Various species of Amaranth are produced for a wide variety of uses. Some have showy, drooping clusters of flowers that are grown for ornamental purposes, while others are cultivated to produce dyes or for their culinary and nutritional benefits as they produce highly nutritious grains.
12. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera)
Gerbera is a genus that includes 22 species of flowering plants that are native to the tropical areas of Africa and belong to the Asteraceae plant family. They are commonly called gerbera daisies, African daisies, or Transvaal daisies.
These plants produce large, showy flower heads that feature layers of petals in very bright colors, including red. They are primarily used as ornamental flowers. In the floral design industry, gerbera daisies are the fifth most commonly used type of cut flower in the world.
13. Hollyhock (Alcea)
More than 80 species of flowering plants commonly called hollyhocks, belong to the Alcea genus in the Malvaceae (mallow) plant family. All species of the Alcea plant genus are native to Europe and Asia. Hollyhocks bloom in a variety of colors.
They produce tall, sturdy stalks that feature racemes of large, bowl-shaped flowers with different styles of petals that vary depending on the species. They blossom in a whole rainbow of colors, including red.
14. Hibiscus (Hibscus)
Another genus of the Malvaceae plant family, the Hibiscus genus contains hundreds of species of flowering plants. Hibiscus plants are most commonly associated with the tropics, but they are actually native to a variety of tropical, subtropical, and even temperate climates worldwide.
They produce exotic-looking, trumpet-shaped flowers with fluttery petals and prominent stamens. The flowers are primarily bright crimson red but also bloom in other colors like white, pink, and yellow.
15. Tickseed (Coreopsis ‘Red Satin’)
Coreopsis is a genus of flowering plants that are commonly referred to as tickseed or calliopsis. The genus contains roughly 75 to 80 species and belongs to the Asteraceae plant family.
Although most tickseed flowers bloom in a bright, golden-yellow color, the Coreopsis ‘Red Satin’ was specially cultivated by Darrell Probst to produce satiny petals in a deep scarlet hue. These flowers attract butterflies and spread quickly via their underground, rhizomatic root systems.
16. Cockscomb (Celosia)
Native to the tropical regions of Africa, the Celosia genus contains species of plants that are prized for their ornamental purpose and for their nutritious value as leafy greens. This genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae plant family.
The genus name comes from the ancient Greek word, kḗleos, which means flame. This is in reference to the flame-like shape of the plants’ flower heads which mostly resemble flames, although some have a more flat or rounded shape. They bloom in several vibrant colors, including red, fuchsia, yellow, and orange.
17. Geranium (Pelargonium)
Pelargonium is a genus of roughly 800 species of plants that are natively distributed throughout the temperate and subtropical climates of the world.
Although plants of the Pelargonium genus are what we most strongly associate with the geraniums that we can purchase at garden stores everywhere (beloved for their bulbous clusters of brightly colored flowers), they are not true geraniums in the sense that they do not actually belong to the Geranium genus of flowering plants.
However, the plants of both genera are cousins within the same plant family, Geraniaceae. To help keep the two straight, plants of the Pelargonium genus are also commonly referred to as storksbills, while plants of the Geranium genus are called cranesbills.
18. Scarlet Beebalm (Monarda didyma)
Native to a region that spans from Maine to Ontario in eastern North America, the Monarda didyma is a species of aromatic flowering herb. It belongs to the Lamiaceae (sage or mint) plant family. It produces oddly shaped flowers with tubular petals that attract a variety of pollinators.
The fragrance of scarlet beebalm flowers is sweet and citrusy, and it is often compared to the fragrance of bergamot oranges. The plant has antiseptic properties and has been used in herbal medicine in tea and poultices to treat various infections.
19. Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana)
Native to parts of northern South America, Feijoa sellowiana is a flowering evergreen shrub or small tree. It belongs to Myrtaceae (myrtle) plant family. The pineapple guava gets its name for the edible, guava-like fruits it produces. These fruits are commonly used in desserts like pies or sorbets. They are also eaten raw in salads. The flower petals of the pineapple guava are also edible and have a slightly spicy and sweet flavor profile.
20. Tulips (Tulipa)
Belonging to the Liliaceae (lily) plant family, Tulipa is a genus of roughly 75 species and countless cultivars and hybrids of perennial flowering plants that grow from bulbs.
Tulips are native to a region that stretches from southern Europe into central Asia. Today, however, they have been naturalized globally thanks to their popularity in trade throughout millennia.
Some favorite red tulip varieties include the Apeldoorn tulip, red dynasty tulip, and the doll’s minuet tulip.
21. Red Aster (Aster novae-angliae ‘KICKIN Carmine Red’)
The red aster is a cultivar of the Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (formerly Aster novae-angliae) which belongs to the Astereae plant family. This plant is commonly called the New England aster, as it is native to most of the middle west and eastern parts of the United States and Canada.
While most asters are a purple, amethyst color, this cultivar has been bred to feature petals with a reddish hue. With the copious blossoms they produce from late summer into the middle of fall, KICKIN Carmine Red aster flowers attract birds and butterflies.
22. Egyptian Stars (Pentas)
Native to the tropical regions of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar, and Comoros, Pentas is a genus of about 16 species of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae plant family. They are commonly called Egyptian stars and produce clusters of flowers. With five petals each, the individual flowers are distinctly star-shaped, and, in addition to red, varieties bloom in pink, white, and purple.
23. Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos astrosanguineus)
An herbaceous perennial plant, the Cosmos astrosanguineus is one of several species in the Cosmos genus and belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. This species of cosmos features blood-red flower blossoms with maroon, almost brown centers. Commonly called the chocolate cosmos, this flower emits a sweet fragrance that resembles the scent of chocolate.
24. Red Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Native to the Americas, the Hlianthus annus belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. This species is known as the common sunflower, and it naturally blossoms with large flower heads in a golden or lemony-yellow hue.
Despite its classic appearance, there are several cultivars and hybrids of the species that blossom in stunning red, maroon, crimson, and burnt-orange colors. Some of these red varieties include the Prado Red, Red Wave, Ruby Eclipse, Moulin Rouge, and Eclipse.
25. Vervain (Verbena peruviana)
A member of the Verbenaceae plant family, the Verbena peruviana is a species of vervain that produces scarlet-red clusters of flowers. The flowers are strong attractants for butterflies and hummingbirds. This species is a perennial and grows well as a blooming ground cover. Strangely enough despite the scientific name, Verbena peruviana is not native to Peru but grows naturally in southern Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.
26. Red Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)
Native to the eastern United States, the Campsis radicans is a flowering vine that belongs to the Begoniaceae plant family. The vine is woody and deciduous with bright-green foliage and clumps of distinctly trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in a cherry-red color. The vine can grow to be more than 30 feet long. Common names include trumpet creeper and trumpet vine.
27. Gloxinia (Gloxinia)
A member of the Gesneriaceae plant family, Gloxinia is a genus of just three species of herbaceous flowering plants that are native to parts of the Andes, Central America, and the West Indies. These plants are beautiful ornamentals, featuring lush rosettes of foliage atop which clusters of large, trumpet-shaped flowers blossom. The flowers can grow to be about 2 inches long and feature softly ruffled petals along their edges.
28. Red Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’)
Native to eastern and central North America, Rudbeckia hirta is an herbaceous perennial that belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. Naturally, black-eyed susans have golden-yellow petals and dark, brownish, almost-black centers. The Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’ cultivar, however, features velvety red petals around a nearly purple center. These lovely blossoms look cheerful in a garden and will attract butterflies for pollination.
29. Camellia (Camellia)
Camellia is a genus of flowering shrubs and small trees that belongs to the Theaceae (tea) plant family. The genus contains between 100 and 300 species, and the wide variance in estimated numbers is due to the fact that the place of several species in the genus is still up for debate.
Camellias blossom in shades of red, pink, and white and feature various flower types, including single, semi-double, and double. The double blossoms come in several forms too, such as anemone, rose, peony, and formal double.
30. Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
Euphorbia milii is a flowering succulent plant that belongs to the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) plant family. This plant is commonly called the crown of thorns, Christ thorn, or Christ plant. Although it was first introduced to Europe in the 1800s, it is thought that Euphorbia milii made its way to the Middle East from its native Madagascar much earlier during ancient human history. The plant’s woody stems are densely spiked, and it produces blood-red flower bracts around its blossoms. As a result, the plant is often associated with the crown of thorns placed upon Jesus Christ’s head during the crucifixion.
31. Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)
Alstroemeria is a genus of almost entirely perennial flowering plants that belong to the Alstroemeriaceae plant family. They are commonly called lily of the Incas or Peruvian lily. All species of this genus are native to South America, with a large group from eastern Brazil and another large group from central Chile. The plants from Chile experience dormancy in the summer, and the plants from Brazil are dormant in the winter.
As a result of human-directed hybridization between Brazilian and Chilean species, florists have benefited from alstroemeria plants that blossom throughout the year for year-round inclusion in seasonal bouquets.
32. Maltese Cross (Silene chalcedonica)
Native to parts of central and western Asia, Silene chalcedonica is a species of ornamental flowering plant that belongs to the Caryophyllaceae plant family. It features thick, sturdy stems atop which globe-shaped clusters of tiny flowers blossom. The flowers consist of four, red, v-shaped petals that intersect at perpendicular angles, resulting in a close resemblance to the Maltese cross – hence the plant’s common name. Other common names include burning love, the flower of Bristol, Jerusalem cross, and many more.
33. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Zantedeschia is a genus of perennial flowering plants that are native to southern Africa. Despite the plant’s common name, calla lily, these plants are not actually lilies as they belong to the Araceae (arum) plant family – not Liliaceae.
Calla lilies are leafy plants that have attractive foliage and blossoms that feature prominent spathes in a variety of colors and spadices that are usually yellow or white. ‘Majestic Red’ and ‘Red Alert’ are two of the most popular red types of calla lilies.
34. False Goat’s Beard (Astilbe)
Astilbe is a genus comprised of 18 species of flowering plants that belong to the Saxifragaceae plant family. They grow natively in parts of North America and Asia but are popularly grown in gardens for their ornamental value. Their foliage is richly green in color and sometimes fern-like, and they produce unusual flower blossoms that are feathery in texture and brightly colored. Popular red varieties include ‘Vision in Red’ and ‘Red Sentinel.’
35. Pygmy Water Lily (Nymphaea tetragona)
Native to northern Europe and North America, the Nymphaea tetragona is a perennial aquatic flowering plant in the Nymphaeaceae (water lily) plant family. These plants feature floating leaves that support many-petalled, bowl-shaped blossoms. Naturally, the dwarf water lily produces white flowers, but there are cultivars that produce bright-red blossoms that are very eye-catching bobbing on the surface of a pond.
36. Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
The Euphorbia pulcherrima is a species of plant which is much more commonly known as the popular holiday poinsettia plant. It is a shrub or small tree species belonging to the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) plant family.
Poinsettia plants are native to Mexico and Central America which means they need at least six hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. This is why it can be challenging to keep your holiday poinsettia plants thriving for long after the New Year – especially if you live in a northern climate with exceptionally short winter days.
37. Rose (Rosa)
Red roses are a classic and enduring symbol of romantic love. Belonging to the Rosacaea plant family, the Rosa genus contains more than 300 species and tens of thousands of hybrids and cultivars, which means there are countless red-colored roses in different styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from when it comes to planting your garden or creating a bouquet. Most species are native to Asia. However, others grow natively on the continents of North America, Europe, and Africa.
38. Gladiolus (Gladiolus)
Gladiolus is a genus of flowering perennials that belong to the Iridaceae (Iris) plant family. These plants grow natively in tropical Africa and South Africa, across Asia, and in the Mediterranean.
The genus name comes from the Latin word gladius, which means sword and refers to the sword-like shape of the plant’s impressively large flower spikes, which produce several rows of showy, brightly colored, trumpet-shaped flowers. Although they are most commonly referred to by the genus name, these flowers are also sometimes called sword flowers.
39. Oleander (Nerium oleander ‘Hardy Red’)
Nerium oleander is the only species in its genus. It grows as a flowering shrub or can be trained into the form of a small tree with pruning. It has dark-green foliage and produces clusters of five-petaled flowers that can be red, white, or pink. Oleander blooms throughout the year, with most blossoms appearing during the longer days of summer.
It belongs to the Apocynaceae (dogbane) plant family and is toxic to humans and animals. Oleander, however, has an unpleasant, bitter taste, so poisoning actually occurs relatively rarely.
40. Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
Native to the forests of Mexico at high elevations, Salvia elegans is an herbaceous perennial shrub that belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family. There are a few different varieties of this salvia species, including pineapple sage, tangerine sage, and honey melon sage, and these names refer to the slightly different fragrances of the different types. These shrubs produce racemes of bright-red flowers that attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.
41. Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
Native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, Kalanchoe is a genus of about 125 flowering, tropical, perennial, succulent plants that belong to the Crassulaceae (stonecrop) plant family. They have broad, waxy leaves and produce bright clusters of small, delicate, tube-shaped flowers. In their native habitats, kalanchoe plants often bloom throughout the year. They are also commonly grown as houseplants that bloom from late winter through spring.
42. Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
The Dianthus caryophyllus, commonly called the carnation or clove pink, is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Caryophyllaceae (carnation or pink) plant family. Carnations are thought to have originated in the Mediterranean, but they have been widely cultivated for thousands of years, making their exact native origin challenging to determine.
Carnations will likely be forever associated with high school dance corsages, but they do have their own unique symbolism. Unlike the red rose that always symbolizes romantic love, the symbolic meaning of red carnations varies depending on the shade of the color. Dark red represents love and affection, while lighter shades of red symbolize admiration.
43. Daylily (Hemerocallis)
More than 80,000 daylily cultivars of flowers in the Hemerocallis genus have been registered. They are all native to eastern Asia. The common name, daylily, comes from the blooming habit of many species, with blossoms opening early in the morning, being spent by night, and being replaced with new flowers by the next morning.
Daylily flowers closely resemble true lilies. However, they actually belong to the Asphodelaceae plant family and not the Liliaceae plant family.
44. Weigela (Weigela)
Native to eastern Asia, Weigela is a genus of flowering shrubs that belongs to the Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle) plant family. Currently, 12 accepted species of weigela exist. However, there may be as many as 38. The shrubs produce branches stretching like long arms from a star burst. They have dark-green foliage, and when in bloom, the arms become proliferated with colorful clusters of flowers.
45. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Commonly called yarrow or common yarrow, Achillea millefolium is a species of herbaceous, perennial, flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. It is native to the temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America.
When in bloom, they produce large masses of flat-topped flower clusters that feature delicate ray florets. They most commonly bloom in shades of white and yellow, but other varieties have pink or red flowers. ‘Red Velvet’ is one of the most popular varieties of red yarrow.
46. Avens (Geum)
Roughly 50 species of herbaceous perennial plants belong to the Geum genus of the Rosaceae plant family. They produce rosettes of ovate leaves that are evergreen in climates where temperatures do not fall below 0°F. Flowers come in single or more ruffled double forms and, in addition to red, blossom in shades of yellow, orange, pink, and white. They grow commonly across all continents (except, of course, Antarctica).
47. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum)
The only genus of the Tropaeolaceae plant family, Tropaeolum, is a genus containing about 80 species of herbaceous flowering plants that are native to Central America and South America. Some of these are annuals, and some are perennials.
The common name, nasturtium, refers to the spicy, watercress-like scent of the plant’s flowers. It is Latin and translates to “nose twister”. These plants have lily-pad-shaped leaves and ornate, trumpet-shaped flowers.
48. Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
Native to the tropical regions of the Americas, Ipomoea quamoclit is a flowering vine species belonging to the Convolvulaceae (morning glory) plant family. In addition to cypress vine, the vine has several common names, including cardinal creeper, star glory, Star of Bethlehem, cypress vine morning glory, and hummingbird vine.
The vines have very narrow and pinnate-shaped leaves and produce large, bright-red, trumpet-shaped flowers that unfold into perfect, five-pointed stars.
49. Dragon’s Blood Stonecrop (Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’)
Native to the Caucasus, Sedum spurium (commonly called Caucasian stonecrop) is a evergreen, perennial, succulent species belonging to the Crassulaceae (stonecrop) plant family. It has a creeping spreading habit, making for an attractive groundcover. The ‘Dragon’s Blood’ cultivar produces reddish-green fleshy leaf segments and ruby-red, star-shaped flowers.
50. Crepe or Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
A member of the Lythraceae plant family, Lagerstroemia is a genus comprised of about 50 species of flowering trees and shrubs that are both deciduous and evergreen in nature. Plants of the genus are native to areas around eastern Asia, India, Oceana, and northern Australia.
The trees and shrubs are popularly planted as ornamentals because their blooming season stretches throughout the warmer months. While in bloom, the trees are heavily covered in brightly colored clusters of flowers that appear in cooler shades of red and pink.
51. Orchids (Orchidaceae)
The orchid plant family (Orchidaceae) officially contains around 28,000 species of plants native to various climates and regions worldwide. Within the plant family, are 763 separate genera including popular ornamental orchids that are commonly grown as houseplants such as Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium in addition to the important culinary genus of vanilla plants, Vanilla. Among these thousands of orchids, several species, cultivars, and hybrids feature blossoms in all shades of red.
52. Columbine (Aquilegia)
Aquilegia is a genus of between 60 and 70 flowering perennial plants that belong to the Ranunculaceae plant family and are native to higher elevation areas throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
The flowers of these plants are complex, featuring several layers of petals and a row of uniquely spurred petals that make columbine flowers almost instantly recognizable. Cultivars and hybrids intended for ornamental planting feature highly ornate blossoms that often have a variety of colors on a single flower.
53. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)
Chrysanthemum is a genus of herbaceous flowering perennial plants and subshrubs that belong to the Asteraceae plant family. Most species of chrysanthemums are native to Asia, but some originated in northern Europe.
Thanks to their diversity of varieties, colors (including several attractive shades of red), bloom types, shapes, and sizes, chrysanthemums are some of the most popular flowers to grow in gardens, include in floral arrangements, and for decorating during holiday celebrations of all seasons.
A few favorite red chrysanthemum varieties include ‘Grapeberry Red,’ ‘Autumn Sunset,’ ‘Five Alarm Red,’ and ‘Cynthia Scarlet.’
54. African Daisy (Gazania)
Gazania is a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Asteraceae plant family native to Southern Africa. They produce large, attractive, flat, daisy-like composite flower heads in bright shades of yellow and orange (most common), pink, and red.
All species of African daisies are native to the southern parts of Africa. They can bloom from spring through fall with a warm, sunny location and well-draining soil.
55. Azalea (Azaleastrum)
Azalea is the common name used to refer to the species of plants that belong to Azaleastrum, which is a subgenus of the Rhododendron genus that belongs to the Ericaceae (heather) plant family. More than 10,000 cultivars exist.
Azaleas are woody flowering shrubs (some deciduous and some evergreen) that produce a proliferation of fluttery, papery flowers when in bloom. They blossom in bright shades of red, pink, and white. Though beautiful, all parts of these plants are highly toxic.
56. Dianthus (Dianthus)
The Dianthus genus contains about 340 species of flowering plants in the Caryophyllaceae plant family. These flowers are primarily native to Asia and Europe. However, a few species grow naturally in northern and southern Africa, and one species is native to North America.
These plants are commonly referred to by their genus name, but common names for some specific species include pink, carnation, and sweet william. They come in both annual and perennial varieties, and flowers are commonly pink or red with five petals. However, certain ruffled species, such as the carnation, have notably more petals.
57. Red Passion Flower (Passiflora racemosa)
Passiflora racemosa is a highly ornate flowering plant species in the Passifloraceae plant family that is native to Brazil. An evergreen flowering vine, it stretches upward, clinging to the bark of trees. Their leaves have three lobes, giving them a shape that resembles a dinosaur track. The flowers have pinnate petals in a fiery shade of red fringed, purple-and-white corona.
58. Streps (Streptocarpus)
Streptocarpus is a genus of flowering plants from the Gesneriaceae (gesneriad) plant family that are native to the tropical regions of Africa. Commonly called steps or by the full genus name, the subgenera of species that are native to South Africa are called Cape Primroses, referring to the similarity of the plant’s foliage and flowers to true primroses. The difference in the appearance of streps between species of the different subgenera is relatively significant as some grow from a rosette of leaves or a single leaf, and others have a trailing or clump-forming growth habit.
59. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)
Antirrhinum is a genus of flowering plants in the Plantaginaceae (plantain) plant family. Commonly called snapdragons, they produce upright stalks of flowers resembling dragons’ heads, complete with “jaws” that move up and down when squeezed laterally.
They grow wildly and natively in rocky places in North Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Snapdragons are an excellent choice for growing in rock gardens. Cultivating them is as simple as spreading their seeds over your rocky garden in springtime, watering, and watching them grow.
60. Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
A perennial herbaceous flowering plant, the Lobelia cardinalis belongs to the Campanulaceae (bellflower) plant family and is native to a large swath of the Americas. They’re most commonly found in wet, marshy, or swampy areas, as they require lots of moisture.
Cardinal flowers grow in clumps of upright stalks from which 8-inch-long, lanceolate or ovate leaves sprout. From the tops of these spikes grow racemes of five-lobed flowers in a brilliant shade of cardinal red.
61. Coneflowers (Echinacea)
Echinacea belongs to the Asteraceae plant family, a genus of herbaceous flowering plants. Plants of this genus are commonly called coneflowers due to the cone shape created by the petals that fall back from their flowers’ fuzzy centers.
Growing wildly, they are typically purple or amethyst in color, but several cultivars have been created to bloom in various colors, including several attractive red varieties. Coneflowers grow natively in the dry prairies of eastern and central North America. They are commonly used in teas for their medicinal properties.
62. Poppy (Papaveroideae)
The subfamily Papavveroideae of the Papaveraceae (poppy) plant family contains several herbaceous flowering plants commonly referred to as poppies. Different species grow natively worldwide, and their seeds (the source of opium) have been collected and used since ancient times for their analgesic properties.
Due to their presence in Flanders Field during WWI, red poppies became a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers.
63. Vesuvius (Lychnis x Arkwrightii ‘Vesuvius’)
This plant belongs to the same genus, Lychnis, as other popular species, the Maltese cross and rose champion. The genus name comes from the ancient Greek word for lamp and is a likely reference to the plant’s brightly colored flowers.
The Vesuvius variety of Lychnis has lava-red flowers and is a hybrid with a complex parentage. It’s a cross between Lychnis chalcedonica and Lychnis x haageana (which is a cross of Lychnis coronaria v. sieboldii and Lychnis feulgens).
64. Zinnia (Zinnia)
Within the Asteraceae plant family and the Heliantheae plant tribe, you’ll find the genus Zinnia, which contains just over 20 accepted species of flowering plants. Their native range spans from the southwestern United States to South America, with most species coming from Mexico.
Their flowers are striking and vary in appearance, some featuring a single ring of ray flowers (petals) and others with several layers. The centers of the flowers go through their own blooming process as several miniature disc florets open gradually as the flowers mature.
65. Marigold (Tagetes)
Tagetes is a genus of herbaceous perennial and annual flowers that belong to the Asteraceae plant family. Like zinnias, their native range spans the southwestern United States to South America. Marigolds have a musky scent that is great for deterring deer and rabbits. This makes them a good choice for bordering vegetable gardens or other plants that you hope the local fauna will ignore.
Although marigold flowers are traditionally yellow or golden in color, certain varieties blossom in shades of deep orange, red, and maroon. Planted together in a garden or container, they create a stunning sunset effect with their warm variegated hues.
66. Peony (Paeonia)
Peonies are native to areas of western North America, Europe, and Asia. The number of species within the Paeonia genus (the only genus of the Paeoniaceae plant family) is disputed and ranges from 25 to 40.
However large or small the genus may be, peonies are some of the loveliest flowers around. Their blossoms vary in size, shape, style, and color, with several different flower forms available.
Although they blossom in many shades of pink, yellow, lavender, apricot, and white, the ‘Karl Rosenfield’, ‘Buckeye Belle,’ ‘Red Emperor’, and ‘Flame’ are some popular varieties of red-colored peonies.
67. Petunia (Petunia)
A member of the Solanaceae (nightshade) plant family, Petunia is a genus of perennial flowering plants that are native to South America. They are a highly popular garden plant. Thanks to a trailing growth habit, they are perfect for growing in hanging baskets and window boxes.
Most of the petunia varieties grown in gardens happen to be hybrids and cultivars bred for their bright colors, color combinations, and large flowers. The red petunia symbolizes passionately strong love, making the flowers, plants, or seeds of red petunias an excellent gift for your significant other, as long as you are serious about loving them.
68. Coleus (Coleus)
Native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Coleus is a genus of flowering plants that can be annual or perennial and come in many different forms, depending on the species. The genus belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint or sage) plant family.
Coleus plants are desired for their uniquely colorful and patterned foliage rather than their fairly plain, small, and frankly unimpressive flowers compared to the leaves surrounding them.
69. Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Commonly called the sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus is a fragrant flowering plant species belonging to the Fabaceae (legume) plant family.
Sweet peas grow natively in southern Italy, the islands of the Aegean Sea, and Sicily. They have delicate, grass-like stems and lovely flowers that are sometimes solid or variegated with colors that come in just about every color of the rainbow, including several shades of red.
Sweet peas are most notable for their pleasantly sweet fragrance that smells like a combination of rose, hyacinth, and citrusy orange blossoms.
70. Freesia (Freesia)
Another fragrant favorite, Freesia, is a genus of flowering perennial plants that belong to the Iridaceae (iris) plant family. Freesia flowers grow natively in southern Africa, but the wild species of freesia do not look much like the cultivated hybrids that are found growing in gardens and filling out bouquets of cut flowers. These are much more ornate, with large tube-shaped flowers, and they are even cultivated to produce a more pungent fragrance.
71. Lycoris (Lycoris)
Native to the southern and eastern parts of Asia, Lycoris is a genus of between 12 and 20 flowering plants that belong to the Amaryllidaceae plant family. In the United States, their common names include cluster amaryllis and hurricane lily.
In the United Kingdom, they are commonly referred to as spider lilies. The tall, slender stems support clusters of short flower stalks that produce four to eight flowers with finger-like petals in a cherry-red hue. Be careful where you plant flowers of this genus, as they are poisonous.
72. Canna Lily (Canna)
The only genus in the Cannaceae plant family, Canna is a genus of 10 species of flowering plants that are commonly called canna lilies. These perennial plants have a clumping growth habit as they spread via rhizomatic root systems.
They produce showy flowers but are not true lilies, as they belong to a different plant family. They are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
Popular red varieties include the ‘Black Knight’, which has black foliage, and ‘The President’, which produces more traditional green foliage.
73. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)
Schlumbergera is a small genus of just six to nine flowering plants that belong to the Cactaceae (cactus) plant family and are native to the coastal mountains of Brazil. These plants have waxy, succulent-like leaf segments that grow in long chains of sorts. From the ends of these, the plants produce ornate tubular flowers in shades of red, pink, orange, and white.
Depending on the species, they typically flower around November or December in the Northern Hemisphere. This has led to their common names of Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus.
74. Garden Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)
Garden pansies are a large group of flowering plants that are all hybridized cultivars of flowering plants from the Melanium group of the Viola genus, which belongs to the Violaceae (viola) plant family. Their parent flowers are primarily native to western Asia and Europe.
Pansies are cheerful plants that self-seed with a clumping habit and produce face-like flower blossoms in many different colors and combinations of colors, including striking ruby-red and deep maroon.
75. Wood Lily (Lilium philadelphicum)
Lilium philadelphicum is a perennial lily that belongs to the Liliaceae plant family. Native to much of Canada and the United States, the wood lily blooms from June to August. Although it grows wild, it is considered an endangered species in several areas.
Its blossoms feature six black-speckled, ovate petals in a striking shade of orangish-red. In addition to wood lily, its common names include Philadelphia lily, western red lily, and prairie lily.
Types of Flowers With Pink Blooms:
1. Abelia (Abelia)
Abelia is a genus of hardy flowering shrub-like plants that belong to the honeysuckle family. They’re prized in gardens for their sweet, fragrant scent and attractive clusters of bell-shaped blossoms that range from white flowers to pink in color. Abelia shrubs such as Abelia Grandiflora and Abelia Kaleidoscope require little care and can grow best in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. In warmer climates, they are evergreens, but in cooler zones, their leaves will drop and stems will die back during the winter.
2. African Daisies (Osteospermum)
The genus of flowering plants, Osteospermum belongs to a small tribe (Calenduleae) of the Asteraceae (daisy and sunflower) family. Commonly called African daisies, the flowers are, as you might suspect, native to Africa, and they prefer a similarly hot, sunny, and dry climate. If you sow the seeds once it’s warm enough outside, you can grow them in your garden with full sun and well-draining soil. These annuals can grow to be up to 5-feet tall and they blossom with double layers of vivid magenta petals.
3. Allium (Allium)
Allium, the Latin word for garlic, is a genus of flowering plants containing popular culinary delights such as onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, scallions, and chives. Depending on the species and the sulfate content in the soil, alliums can have a garlic or onion-like scent. Depending on the variety, edible alliums are popular in kitchen gardens and less flavorful alliums are prized for their attractive, globe-shaped flower clusters that bloom in a variety of pinks, purples, blues, yellow, and white.
4. Alyssum (Alyssum)
Alyssum, sometimes called sweet alyssum, is a genus of flowers that contains between 100 and 170 species and cultivars. These beauties produce clusters of petite flowers in a range of pinks and purples, in addition to yellow and white. They’re a perfect choice for planting in rock gardens, borders, containers, and even in hanging baskets, as their blossoms will trail and cascade over the edges. Although alyssum does not tolerate frost, the perennial will blossom year after year in warmer climates.
5. Angel’s Fishing Rod (Dierama pulcherrimum)
Dierama pulcherrimum is a species of plant that belongs to the iris family. Commonly called wand flower or angel’s fishing rod, this flowering plant features a long, delicate stem. When adorned with bell-shaped flowers, the stem bows over in an arch resembling that of a fishing rod. This plant’s blossoms nod beautifully in a gentle breeze and range in color from light pink to vibrant magenta and white. Plant angel’s fishing rod in a warm climate where the stems will have room to sway.
6. Asters (Aster)
Aster is a genus of nearly 200 flowering perennials (including China Asters) that are commonly referred to as asters. The genus’s name comes from the Greek word for “star” which describes the shape of these plant’s daisy-like blossoms that are both starry and cheerful. They bloom in a variety of colors including a range of pinks, purples, blues, and white. These beautiful blossoms attract butterflies, and the wildflower look of asters makes them a perfect addition to any cottage garden growing in zones 3 through 8.
7. Beardtongue (Penstemon)
The Penstemon genus contains about 250 unusual-looking flowering plants. They have slender leaves and central spikes of flowers. While the blooms vary somewhat between species, many resemble a mouth with two lips and, in some cases, a long, hairy tongue – hence the common name beardtongues. Depending on the species, their blossoms come in a variety of bright colors including pink, red, purple, white, and yellow. These tall blossoms can thrive in growing zones 3 through 9.
8. Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
A member of the mint family, wild bergamot or bee balm is native to and grows wildly across most of North America. The starburst-shaped blossoms bloom in shades of pink and lavender and are popular among all pollinators, attracting both butterflies and bees to cottage gardens and wild meadows. Wild bergamot also possesses antiseptic properties and has been long-used in poultices and in teas to help combat viral illnesses.
9. Begonia (Begonia)
A popular choice available in summer garden centers everywhere, Begonia is a genus of almost 2,000 flower plants that are known for their showy, ornate blossoms and attractive, deep-green to burgundy foliage. If you’ve purchased begonias for your garden, you’ve likely only scratched the surface of their potential. The begonia’s blossoms range in colors that include just about every shade of pink, coral, peach, orange, magenta, burgundy, and red you can imagine. Just be sure to keep them out of direct sunshine, as it will scorch the leaves.
10. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
Dicentra is a genus with eight species of bleeding heart plants. The most commonly grown in gardens is the Dicentra spectabilis which features bluish-green foliage. Dangling from each stem is a row of heart-shaped magenta flower blossoms that feature a single, white-colored pendant that hangs from the blossom’s center. These unusually shaped flowers grow beautifully in shady borders and containers and thrive in hardiness zones 2 through 9.
Bougainvillea is a genus of showy vines that are easily recognizable by their bright pink or magenta-colored bracts – not for their true flowers which are much smaller. Native to South America, these vines can only be incorporated into permanent landscaping along a fenceline or hedgerow in warmer zones 9 and 10. However, bougainvillea is quite versatile, and its vibrant, trailing vines make a striking addition to summertime hanging baskets and planters.
12. Broom (Genista)
Genista is a genus of bushy, flowering, shrub-like plants that are native to the open areas, pastures, meadows, and moorlands of Western Asia and Europe. Genista is commonly referred to as broom plant and most of its species feature bright-yellow blossoms that, when landed upon by an insect, pop open dusting the bug with pollen. Although most genista blossoms in yellow, there are several species and hybrids that feature pink blossoms. These make a great addition to a garden to deter deer and in cutting gardens for use as dried decorative flowers.
13. Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
Thanks to this plant’s ability to draw in clouds of butterflies with its showy flower cones, it’s commonly called butterfly bush. The Buddleja genus contains about 140 species of mostly shrubs that can grow to be about 16-feet tall. A few species are classified as trees, and these can reach up to about 100-feet tall. The butterfly bush fares best planted in a well-draining, sunny location where it can grow to full size, but they also do quite well in container gardens.
14. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Native to Central and Southern Africa, the Zantedeschia genus which is comprised of calla lilies belongs to the Araceae family – not the lily family (Liliaceae). Regardless of their scientific classification, calla lilies, with their trumpet-shaped blossoms, are some of the most elegant flowers you can find. To add a pretty-in-pink look to your garden, plant Zantedeschia rehmannii (pink calla lilies) which are winter-hardy in zones 8 through 10.
15. Camellia (Camellia)
Camellias are native to Southern and Eastern China but are also some of the most popularly grown plants in Japan. The evergreen shrubs have attractive glossy leaves that stay green throughout the year. However, they are most prized for their showy flowers which vary in the layers of ruffled petals and in colors that range from red to pink to white. Pink camellias, in particular, symbolize longing and are often sent to loved ones who are dearly missed.
16. Candytuft (Iberis)
Iberis is a genus of about 30 species of candytuft plants that grow low to the ground and produce pretty “tufts” of white, lavender, or light-pink petals. Popular cultivars to grow at home include Garden Candytuft (Iberis umbellata) and Snowflake Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens).
These flowers are hardy in zones 4 through 8, and with their low profiles, they make a wonderful addition to borders and pathway edges. Candytufts are also a favorite addition for night or moon gardens because their light colors will appear to glow under the moonlight.
17. Canna Lily (Canna)
Canna lilies of the Canna genus are not true lilies but are actually tropical flowers more closely related to plants like birds of paradise. Although these beauties come from the tropics, most cultivars have been developed to grow well in temperate climates, too. Just be sure your garden receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day. The name “canna” comes from the Latin word for cane or reed, referring to the plant’s sturdy stalks that are actually used as an agricultural source of nutritional starch.
18. Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Carnations have been well-loved for millennia. They’re thought to have originated in the Mediterranean region due to their early appearance in ancient Greek and Roman literature and art, but their true origin isn’t known because carnations have been so widely cultivated for so many years. The original carnations, Dianthus caryophyllus, bloom in a pinkish-purple hue, but cultivars come in every color of the rainbow. Today, you’ll find fragrant carnations beaming out of just about every floral arrangement and corsage you can find.
19. Cherry Blossom (Prunus)
Cherry blossoms (also called sakura or Japanese cherry) are the flowers of several ornamental – not edible – cherry trees. When in bloom, they create a spectacle that is truly amazing to see as they carpet rows upon rows of cherry trees in delicately fluttering white and pink petals. In a breeze, a cherry tree seems to “snow” white and pink. Cherry blossoms are the national flower of Japan, and their springtime blooming is cause for celebration, sightseeing, tourism, and festivals around the world.
20. Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum)
A favorite for celebrating the fall and winter months, chrysanthemums (also called mums, chrysanths, and Chinese mums) are native to East Asia and Northeastern Europe. Countless species, cultivars, and hybrids exist which gives these blossoms great diversity in appearance. They bloom in every color of the rainbow and just about every shade of pink. Look for mums in all sorts of floral bouquets with a variety of flower head shapes including single, quilled, spider, pompon, disc, anemone, incurve, reflex, cushion, thistle, spoon, and decorative.
21. Clematis (Clematis)
Part of the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family, Clematis is a genus of about 300 species of flowering woody vines that sprout and climb. They blossom with attractive star-shaped flowers in a variety of colors and petal numbers. Clematis are best planted in shady, moist soil with partial sun and a trellis for climbing. Plant them along a fence, in the back of a flower bed, or in a container with a trellis.
22. Clover (Trifolium)
Clover is the colloquial name of about 300 species of flowering plants that belong to the Trifolim genus of the legume plant family. This genus gets its name from the Latin words for three and leaf and refers to the three-leafed clovers it produces. Various species produce differently colored foliage and small pompon-shaped blossoms in cream, white, or pink. Clover makes wonderful ground cover and will spread rapidly.
23. Cockscomb (Celosia)
Celosia is a genus of edible annuals that bloom with three fairly diverse flower shapes: 1. Plume celosia that has feathery flowers in a flame-shaped crest; 2. Cockscomb which features crests of rumpled-looking flowers that resemble a rooster’s comb; and 3. Wheat celosia that strongly resembles wheat stalks. All three varieties come in fiery shades of pink and can be quite easily started and enjoyed from tiny seeds each year.
24. Columbine (Aquilegia)
The Aquilegia genus contains between 60 and 70 species of blooming plants that are commonly referred to as columbines. Aquila is Latin for eagle and columbine comes from the Latin word for dove. Both names refer to the striking appearance of these plants’ spurred blossoms which are said to resemble an eagle’s talons and/or a circle of pigeons. The columbine’s attractive blossoms usually feature two colors and a grouping of numerous stamens at the center. A favorite pink variety is the Aquilegia canadensis or pink lanterns.
25. Coneflower (Echinacea)
Echinacea is a genus of 10 herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy (Asteraceae) family. They’re commonly called coneflowers but are referred to by their genus name just as often. Coneflowers have a flat, disc-shape and petals that grow downward from the center. The name Echinacea comes from the Greek word for sea urchin and is attributed to the flower’s very spiny, sea-urchin-like center. While they’re grown in ornamental cottage gardens, Echinacea flowers also have a variety of longstanding herbal medicinal uses and are a popular ingredient in tea.
26. Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Heuchera (commonly called coral bells or alumroot) is a genus of plants that are native to North America. They’re evergreens, but coral bells are prized for their brilliantly colored foliage that can range from lime-green to bright pink to deep burgundy. These leafy plants are perfect for adding bright color and texture to any garden or container with a bit of extra space for planting. Additionally, they sprout stalks of delicate flowers that are sometimes pink, too!
27. Cosmos (Cosmos)
With a genus name and common name that invokes images of the starry heavens, cosmos can create a galaxy of color in your garden. They bloom with bright disc-shaped faces in a variety of colors and color combinations, including all shades of pink. Native throughout North and South America, cosmos can thrive in gardens ranging from USDA hardiness zones 2 to 11. You’ll need to plant new cosmos each year since these flowers are annuals.
28. Crabapple Blossom (Malus)
If you’ve ever passed someone’s front yard in springtime and spotted a tree absolutely plastered with papery pink or white flowers, then you were likely looking at a crabapple tree full of blossoms or another one of about 50 species of trees or shrubs that belong to the Malus genus. The color of blossoms, size of fruit, and size of tree or shrub vary depending on the species you plant, but these beauties never fail to disappoint with their stunning floral show.
29. Cyclamen (Cyclamen)
Native to the Mediterranean Basin, Cyclamen is a genus of 23 flowering perennials. Throughout their growing season which starts in fall and ends in early spring, cyclamens produce heart-shaped foliage and clusters of shooting-star-shaped blossoms in all shades of pink and red. These compact flowers do best with lots of sunshine and a well-draining potting mix. When dormant during summer, your cyclamen plants will appear as if they have died. Continue watering them infrequently and resume normal care in autumn.
30. Dahlia (Dahlia)
The Dahlia genus contains 42 species and additional hybrids that are popular for growing in gardens. In the Victorian flower language, dahlias symbolized two people’s lifelong commitment to each other, making them a popular choice for weddings. These perennials have stunning, showy blossoms with brightly colored centers and a seemingly infinite number of petals that will grace your garden throughout summer and fall. Dahlias can be enjoyed in garden beds and containers in hardiness zones 7 through 10 in full sun.
31. Delphinium (Delphinium)
Delphinium, a genus of about 300 species, blossoms ornately from a tall, central raceme that’s covered with spurred, dolphin-shaped flowers – hence the name delphinium which comes from the ancient Greek word for dolphin. Delphinium species and hybrids can vary greatly, blooming in a variety of colors from pink to purple to dark blue. These flowers grow well in flower beds, cutting gardens, cottage gardens, meadows, and containers, where they will create lovely bursts of color starting in spring.
32. False Goat’s Beard (Astilbe)
Astilbe is a genus of flower plants that are commonly called false goat’s beard and false spirea. The plants feature lush, fern-like foliage, but are most loved for their cone-shaped, feathery blossoms that grow in a variety of bright colors, including several shades of pink from blush to saturated strawberry. Additionally, the blossoms of many Astilbe species are quite fragrant. They grow best in wet, shady conditions, making them the perfect adornment at the edge of a pond.
33. Firecracker Flower (Crossandra infundibuliformis)
Native to Sri Lanka and Southern India, the firecracker flower has striking fan-shaped blossoms that stand out against the shrub-like plant’s darker evergreen foliage. The firecracker flower drops seed pods that pop or explode like a firecracker when exposed to high humidity or rainfall. Due to its tropical origins, the plant will become damaged and struggle to survive if the temperature drops below 55 °F; it’s best planted indoors in hardiness zones below 10 and 11.
34. Forget Me Not (Myosotis)
Forget Me Not is the common name for plants in the genus Myosotis which gets its name from the Greek word for “mouse ear” because their slightly fuzzy leaves resemble the shape of the petite mammal’s ears. These flowers produce sweet, little five-petaled blossoms with bright-yellow centers and their pastel colors range from pink to blue. This biennial plant needs two full years to complete its blooming cycle and to reseed. However, once they’re established in a garden, they’ll reseed and bloom abundantly each spring.
35. Foxglove (Digitalis)
Foxglove is the common name for plants from the Digitalis genus, which comes from the Latin word for finger. The plant’s original, German name was fingerhut, which translates to finger hat and refers to the blossoms’ thimble-like shape. Pretty, tubular flowers in shades of pink, purple, white, and even yellow blossom abundantly along the Foxgloves’ towering central steeples which can grow to be up to 6-feet tall! So, they’re perfect for planting at the back of your garden.
36. Freesia (Freesia)
Well-loved for its flowers’ vibrant colors, long vase life, and sweet scent that’s a common ingredient in perfumes, freesia is an absolute must-grow plant in cutting gardens and cottage gardens alike. Available in just about every color of the rainbow, including a range of pinks, freesias not only color the air with their pleasing fragrance but also color your garden. Freesias are also the ultimate floral symbol of trust, making them a favorite for wedding bouquets.
37. Fuchsia (Fuchsia)
Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants consisting mainly of shrubs, except for one species (Fuchsia excorticata) that is classified as a tree. These plants are most readily recognized by their brightly colored, attractively shaped, pendulous blossoms that most commonly feature fuchsia-colored stamens and matching sepals. These sepals surround the blossom’s deep-purple inner petals. While fuchsias can be planted in the ground, their dangling blossoms are best displayed in hanging baskets.
38. Gaura (Guara)
The genus of flowers, Gaura, is colloquially referred as guara, but is also sometimes called wandflower, bee blossom, or whirling butterfly. With their pretty, star-shaped blossoms, guara plants are low-maintenance and easy to grow as long as they receive plenty of sunshine. They thrive in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9 and will grow as perennials in warmer climates. It’s a wonderful choice for containers or a pollinator’s garden because the butterflies and bumblebees love them.
39. Geranium/Cranesbill (Geranium)
Geranium is a genus containing over 400 species of flowering plants. These geraniums, commonly called hardy geraniums or cransebill (for the shape of their seed capsules) are commonly confused with bedding “geraniums” from the Pelargonium genus, which have thick and waxy succulent-like leaves. Cransebills have soft, fan-shaped leaves, and they blossom with disbursed clusters of delicate, five-petaled flowers in just about every shade of pink, purple, blue, and white.
40. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera)
Gerbera daisies refer to flowers from the Gerbera genus of plants. They have brightly colored, daisy-like blossoms that bloom in vibrant shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, and white. Depending on the species, a Gerbera daisy’s flower can be anywhere from 2 to 5 inches across. Thanks to their cheerful appearance, they’re popular in spring and summer gardens and in floral arrangements for birthdays, get-well gifts, or any celebratory event.
41. Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa)
Twelve species of flowering plants make up the Gloriosa genus. They are commonly called gloriosa lilies, flame lilies, or fire lilies thanks to the flame-like appearance of their unusually shaped blossoms which are often colored in both yellow and red, magenta, or fiery orange. These climbing, perennial lilies can reach almost 10 feet high. They thrive in zones 10 and 11 but can be successfully stored for winter in cooler climates.
42. Godetia (Clarkia)
Godetia is the now-obsolete genus name for the currently named Clarkia genus of flowers that belongs to the Onagraceae (evening primrose) family. These attractive plants with their silken, pink flowers are still commonly referred to as godetia and sometimes as satin flowers. They produce arrays of striking, vibrant flowers in shades of pink, and some varieties even produce flowers featuring several shades of the rosy hue. These plants can grow to be about 3 feet tall, making them a good choice for garden backgrounds.
43. Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
Hibiscus flowers have a quintessential tropical floral beauty. A member of the mallow family (Malvaceae) this genus of woody shrubs and small trees produce lush foliage and large, showy flowers in warm hues like pink, magenta, red, orange, yellow, and white. In addition to the plant’s visual allure, hibiscus flowers are also used to make tea around the world that’s known for its pretty red color, high vitamin C content, and pleasingly bitter taste. Hibiscus flowers, however, can be difficult to grow outside of a tropical environment with high humidity, warmth, and sunshine.
For more, see our essential guide to growing and caring for pink hibiscus syriacus at home.
44. Hollyhock (Alcea)
Like hibiscus plants, hollyhocks also belong to the mallow family. The Alcea genus contains about 60 species of flowering plants that are native to Europe and Asia. Hollyhocks grow in single, unbranching spires that produce broad leaves closer to the ground and clusters of large, brightly colored blossoms along the upper portion of their stems. With their upward reaching stems, hollyhocks symbolize ambition and fruitfulness. They’re a perfect choice for growing along a fence or as a garden bed background.
45. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
A springtime garden with hyacinth in bloom is often smelled before it’s seen because these perennial bulbs produce an intensely sweet fragrance. They’re also one of the first plants to blossom in springtime, a welcome reminder that sunny skies are replacing winter weather. Hyacinths feature a sparse cluster of lance-shaped leaves and, from the foliage, produce a central spike of flowers in pink, lavender, blue, or white.
46. Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
The Hydrangea genus contains about 70 flowering shrubs, small trees, and climbing lianas that are commonly referred to as either hydrangea or hortensia. Hydrangeas produce large flowerheads with both showy blossoms and smaller, more subtle blossoms. Naturally, hydrangea flowers are usually white in color, but they can bloom pink, purple, or blue, depending on the soil’s acidity. A pH below 7 produces blue to purple blossoms, and a soil pH above 7 results in red or pink flowers.
47. Impatiens (Impatiens)
The Impatiens genus contains more than 1,000 species of annual plants that produce attractive, colorful flowers. Most commonly, they’re purchased from garden centers during the growing season, but they can also be easily grown from seed or propagated. Impatiens grow compact and close to the ground, making them perfect as container plants, bedding plants, or border plants. Just be sure to keep yours well-watered – especially in hot weather – and plant them in a location that has at least some shade.
48. Jessamines (Cestrum elegans)
The Cestrum elegans is one of an estimated 250 species of flowering plants in the Cestrum genus. These plants are colloquially called cestrums or jessamines for their fragrant, jasmine-like scent. The Cestrum elegans is an evergreen with verdant foliage that can grow to be about 7-feet tall. The jessamine sprouts striking, bulbous clusters of funnel-shaped, reddish-pink blossoms that feature five upturned lobes. Jessamines can be grown in zones 8 through 11. They can spread quite rapidly, so regular pruning is recommended.
49. Knautia (Knautia)
Commonly called widow flower or knautia, Knautia is a genus of flowering plants that have toothed foliage and pincushion-shaped blossoms in shades of light pink, white, strawberry, and deep red. Knautia prefers moderate moisture and full sun. However, their heavy blossoms grow atop skinny stems, so they are best planted in a location where they will be protected from the wind. They blossom from July through September.
50. Lantana (Lantana)
Lantana is a genus containing about 150 species of flowering plants. They’re technically classified as shrubs, but their blossoms grow on trailing, vine-like stems that make them a good choice for planting in hanging baskets, elevated beds, or large containers from which they can trail over the edge. Lantana blossoms with clusters of small flowers that are often a combination of bright colors like pink, orange, purple, yellow, and/or red. They produce a citrus-like fragrance that attracts a variety of pollinators.
51. Lathyrus (Lathyrus)
A member of the legume family, the Lathyrus genus contains about 160 species. Of these, the Lathyrus oderatus or sweet pea is one of the most popular. It’s known for its papery pink blossoms and pleasantly sweet fragrance that’s popularly used in soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics. Lathyrus plants are native to temperate environments around the world and can grow into either bushy or climbing plants.
52. Lilac (Syringa)
Commonly called lilacs, 12 recognized species currently make up the Syringa genus. Lilacs are small trees that blossom in late spring or early summer, producing intensely fragrant clusters of blossoming flowers in shades of lilac-purple, pink, blue, or white. Known for their signature scent, lilacs also have symbolic meanings that depend on the color of blossom. White symbolizes purity and innocence, pink symbolizes love, blue represents happiness and tranquility, and lilac-colored lilacs represent first love.
53. Lionshearts (Physostegia)
Physostegia (commonly called lionsheart) is a genus of flowering plants that’s native to Canada, the United States, and Northern Mexico. As a result, they grow well in just about all hardiness zones in the U.S. They feature long, slender green leaves and sprout an abundance of tubular flowers in pink or purple from a central raceme. Lionshearts can reach up to about 6 feet in height, so they make a great addition to the back of a garden.
54. Lisianthus (Eustoma)
Lisianthus flowers have a reputation for being difficult to grow, but if you live in a warm enough zone (8 to 10) and learn to accommodate their needs, you’ll enjoy the payoff of getting to appreciate their dazzling, layered blooms. Planted from seeds in late summer, they’ll sprout and should reach maturity by the following spring. These popular bouquet flowers are most commonly found with blossoms in shades of pink, purple, white, and cream.
55. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
Lotus flowers (also sometimes called water lilies) have a mesmerizingly geometric appearance in the way that their petals unfurl. This aquatic plant has deep spiritual symbolism in various cultural and religious traditions. The pink lotus is most strongly associated with Buddhism, representing Buddha’s earthly symbol. The pink lotus’s meaning changes, too, depending on the stage of blossoming. A closed bud represents a person’s spiritual journey, while the fully blossomed flower represents spiritual enlightenment.
56. Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena)
Nigella damascena or love-in-a-mist is a lovely ornamental, flowering plant that has been a favorite showcase in English cottage gardens for generations. The shrub-like plant has feathery, fern-like foliage and elegant starburst-shaped blossoms, stamens, and seed pods. Its common name comes from the appearance of the plant’s flowers which look like they’re blossoming in a mist of delicate, lacy bracts. Love-in-a-mist most commonly blooms in a powdery shade of blue, but it can also be found with blossoms of pink, purple, or white.
57. Lupine (Lupinus)
The genus Lupinus contains just about 200 species of flowering plants that are commonly called lupines. Lupines grow wildly in various locations around the world and can be easily recognized by their palm-like, bluish-silver leaves and tall flower spikes. The flowers are most commonly purple or blue. However, several ornamental species and hybrids offer impressive flower spikes with blossoms in pink, red, gold, and yellow. Lupines are a wonderful addition to cottage gardens and flower beds.
58. Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
Catharanthus roseus, commonly called Madagascar periwinkle belongs to the Apocynaceae family of flowering plants. It has vibrant foliage and simple, yet stunning pink flowers. If you want pink flowers for your garden beds and ground cover, be careful not to confuse Madagascar periwinkle with its cousin Vinca minor which is commonly called periwinkle and is the plant responsible for the shade of blue we call periwinkle.
59. Magnolias (Magnolia)
The Magnolia genus contains just over 200 plant species. Magnolias belong to an ancient genus with fossilized specimens dating back to 20 million years ago and fossils from the magnolia family (Magnoliaceae) dating back to 95 million years ago. Having evolved before bees, magnolias are designed to be pollinated by beetles and have tough carpels to protect the flower from these heavy insects. Magnolias consist of trees and shrubs that produce showy flowers in pink, white, or a combination of both.
60. Masterwort (Astrantia)
Astrantia is a genus of herbaceous plants that unfurl fanciful flowers that look like something from a fairytale. Commonly called masterwort, Hattie’s pincushion, and melancholy gentleman, these blossoms resemble fireworks with a ring of ovate petal-like bracts that surrounds a cushion of pretty florets. Although masterwort isn’t found in most gardens, it’s well worth adding to yours. Just remember that this perennial prefers a location with plenty of shade and moist soil in zones 4 to 8.
61. Nasturtium (Tropaeolum)
Nasturtiums make a fun addition to container gardens and vegetable gardens alike! They attract pollinators like butterflies, and can also draw aphids away from more valuable plants in a naturally growing vegetable patch. They produce leaves that resemble small lily pads and vibrant flowers. Plus, nasturtiums are easy to grow and have edible flowers, leaves, and seed pods. They’re winter hardy in zones 10 and 11, but can be grown annually in cooler climates.
62. Nerine (Nerine)
Nerine (sometimes called spider lily) is a genus of about 25 species of flowering plants. Grown from bulbs, they produce strappy leaves in summer and a central stalk of showy flowers in autumn. These late-bloomers are a great addition to any garden that you want to continue enjoying after the final days of summer. They do well in rocky, arid environments, so they’re drought-tolerant and require little care. Plant in zones 9 through 11.
63. Orchid (Orchidaceae)
Orchidaceae is an enormous and incredibly diverse family that contains nearly 30,000 species and 100,000 cultivars and hybrids of flowering plants that are commonly called orchids. Although there are numerous varieties of just pink-colored orchids alone, all orchids are alluring beautiful as every orchid blossom has bilateral symmetry that’s incredibly pleasing to the eye. These plants generally like filtered sunlight, at least moderate humidity, and a well-draining potting mix to keep their roots evenly moist but never soggy.
64. Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)
Papaver orientale (commonly called Oriental poppies) is a perennial flowering plant that’s is native to the Caucasus and nearby areas. Grown from seeds, they produce delicate, bright-green foliage and strikingly large and bright flowers with papery petals with dark, purple-black centers. Oriental poppies typically blossom in a vibrant red-orange, but several varieties also bloom in shades of pink that range from a softly muted blush in the papillon pink poppy to a deeper mauve in Patty’s plum poppy.
65. Pansy (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
The colorful flowers called pansies that we all recognize by their smiling faces are all different hybrids of flowers from the Melanium section of the Viola genus. At their largest, pansies can sometimes grow to about 9-inches tall, and this – in addition to their attractive markings, cheerful flower faces, and bright color combinations – makes them a perfect choice for growing in container gardens or garden borders. Plus, they’re perennials and early bloomers, so they’ll be some of the first flowers to greet you each spring.
66. Peony (Paeonia)
Peony plants are mostly herbaceous perennials that die back and regrow each year. However, some are woody shrubs with kelly green foliage. Peonies are prized for their heavy, highly ornamental blossoms that seem to be filled with endless folds of ruffled pink petals. They’re a popular choice for wedding bouquets and celebrations because they symbolize long-lasting marriage and trust. They’re also easy to grow, and will bloom during the summer in most temperate gardens.
67. Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)
Alstroemeria, commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowers that are all native to South America and can be successfully grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10. A favorite of florists everywhere, Alstroemeria plants are prized for their large, attractive, six-petaled flowers. They bloom in a variety of colors, including numerous shades of pink, and the blossoms usually feature one or two yellow-gold, tiger-striped petals at the center.
68. Petunia (Petunia)
Petunia is a genus containing about 20 species of flowering plants with countless hybrids available at garden centers everywhere. In the full sun of spring and summer, petunias are spectacularly easy to grow. (Without enough sunlight, they’ll grow spindly and won’t produce as many blooms.) These flowers are perfect for garden beds, borders, containers, baskets, and hanging planters as they will begin to trail and hang over the edge. To encourage more blossoms, deadhead your petunias regularly throughout the growing season.
69. Pincushions (Scabiosa)
Scabiosa is a genus of flowering plants in the honeysuckle family that are commonly called pincushions thanks to their fluffy centers with pin-like stamens. These pretty pompon flowers blossom in shades of pink, blue, and purple and attract butterflies. Scabiosas do well in garden beds that receive full sun and have well-draining soil. If your soil tends to get boggy during the growing season or in winter, then it’s best to plant your pincushions in a raised bed.
70. Pink Daffodil (Narcissus)
Narcissus is a genus of flowering plants that produce cheerful, trumpet-shaped blossoms in early spring. Commonly called daffodils, these flowers generally blossom in yellow, white, gold, and combinations of those colors. However, there are some cultivars that feature white petals with delicate pink, blush, or salmon-colored central trumpets. Grown from bulbs, daffodils a perfect perennial choice for a low-maintenance spring garden.
71. Plumeria (Plumeria)
Plumeria is a genus of flowering plants that produce flowers that are both fragrant and lovely to look at. The blossoms emit a stronger perfume at night to attract the sphinx moths that pollinate them. Although the scent of nectar draws in the moths, plumeria flowers do not actually produce any nectar. As a result, the moths pollinate the flowers as they fly from blossom to blossom in a fruitless search for food. Symbolically, plumeria blossoms are important in cultures around the world, representing fertility, grief, death, funerals, and marriage.
For more, see our essential guide to growing and caring for plumeria flowers at home.
72. Primrose (Primula vulgaris)
These delightful plants are easy to grow and add the perfect touch to a cottage garden, borders, beds, flower boxes, or container gardens. The common primrose has a rosette of ovate green foliage that is more or less considered to be evergreen in hardiness zones 4 through 8. The plant produces a central clump of blossoms. In nature, the flowers are usually white or yellow in color, but several hybrids have been developed that blossom in a range of pinks and other hues, too.
73. Protea (Protea)
Protea is a genus of flowering tropical plants that are all native to South Africa. They are a favorite of florists, as the protea’s unusual blossoms add a great wealth of color and texture to floral designs. Protea have oval-shaped foliage and, perched atop tall steps, are otherworldly blossoms that resemble pincushions, artichokes, or a combination of the two. They vary in colors, blossoming in pinks and bright reds in addition to orange and yellow.
74. Prunus (Prunus)
A genus of both shrubs and trees, Prunus species produce stone fruits including almonds, plums, cherries, apricots, nectarines, and peaches. Despite this bountiful harvest, they’re mostly planted in yards for decorative purposes as these fruit trees and shrubs create a beautiful floral display when, each spring, pink or white blossoms almost entirely cover their branches. Growing recommendations vary based on the species of prunus, but prunus plants can thrive in most temperate climates.
75. Rhododendron (Rhododendron)
Rhododendron is a genus of more than 1,000 flowering shrubs and small or moderately sized flowering trees. This genus also contains two sub-genres of azaleas which are not considered to be true rhododendrons. They produce lush, dark-green foliage and an abundance of showy, fluttery blossoms from spring through fall. Rhododendrons can thrive in zones 3 through 11. However, in zones with cooler climates you should plant them in full sun, while in hotter, more tropical zones, rhododendrons should be planted in full shade.
76. Rocktrumpet (Mandevilla)
Mandevilla is a genus of flowering vines commonly called rocktrumpet that are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas. In hardiness zones 10 and 11, Mandevilla vines grow as perennials. They can also be enjoyed as annuals in cooler climates, and they grow exceptionally well in container gardens with a climbing trellis. Just be sure to plant them toward the warmer time of the growing season when all risk of frost has passed.
77. Rose Campion (Silene coronaria aka Lychnis coronaria)
With its silvery-blue foliage and stems contrasted against the bright magenta, pink, and white faces of its blossoms, rose campion is a true stunner in gardens. Thanks to the plant’s slightly wild and less-cultivated appearance, it looks right at home in cottage gardens. However, it can also be quite beautifully incorporated into more manicured flower beds. In hardiness zones 3 through 8, rose campion can thrive in a variety of soil, light, and moisture conditions.
78. Rose Thrift (Armeria meritima)
Armeria meritima (colloquially called rose thrift, thrift, sea pink, or common thrift) is a perennial evergreen that can be grown hardily in zones 3 through 8. This low-growing plant produces clumps of deep-green, grass-like foliage. From late spring through early summer, flowerheads full of tissue-paper-like blossoms develop atop wiry stems in vibrant shades of pink. This plant can thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil and is salt-tolerant, making it a wonderful choice for coastal gardens.
79. Rosepink (Sabatia angularis)
Native to the eastern portion of North America, rosepink grows wildly in open areas and blossoms fragrantly throughout summer with pretty posies of pink or white flowers. Sewn from seeds, this biennial will only produce foliage in its first year of growth. However, you can look forward to abundant blooms in the second year and for years to come as rosepink reseeds.
80. Shell Ginger (Alpinia)
Alpinia (commonly called shell ginger) is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering plants that are native to Australia, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. The plants have beautiful green foliage that is sometimes a deep, solid green and other times variegated in attractive patterns. These ornamental plants produce a unique, grape-like inflorescence with white and pink flowers. Shell ginger can grow outdoors in hardiness zones 8 through 11. Green thumbs in cooler climates can enjoy it, too; shell ginger makes a wonderful houseplant.
81. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)
Flowering plants of the genus Antirrhinum have blossoms that resemble tiny dragon faces that seem to open and close in a snapping motion when entered by pollinators – hence the common name, snapdragons. Snapdragons of all colors are highly popular plants that are usually grown in garden beds, containers, cottage gardens, and cutting gardens as annuals from seed each year. They have a brief blossom in late spring and early summer.
82. Snowberry (Symphoricarpos)
Commonly called snowberry, ghostberry, or waxberry, Symphoricarpos is a genus from the honeysuckle family that contains just 15 species of deciduous shrubs. Its genus name comes from two Greek words that mean “to bear together” and “fruit.” This refers to the tightly packed berries the plant produces. This showy fruit is usually either pink or white in color, and it gives the shrub the appearance of being heavily bedecked in baubles.
83. Soapworts (Saponaria)
Saponaria (commonly called soapwort) is a genus of flowering plants (some perennials and some annuals) that’s native to Asia and Europe. In hardiness zones 3 through8, soapwort produces a bed of lovely green foliage and a fragrant blanket of vibrant, pink flowers when in bloom from late spring through early summer. Use them for ground cover or plant in containers where they can hang over the edge but without spreading.
84. Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)
Despite its common name, society garlic, Tulbaghia violacea does not belong to the Allium plant genus like true garlic and a variety of onions. However, the two plants do both belong to the Amaryllidaceae plant family, and society garlic can be used as a substitute for chives and garlic in cooking. Society garlic produces a clump of grassy, vivid-green foliage from which green spires arise where small pinkish-purple, tubular, star-shaped flowers blossom.
85. Spider Lily (Lycoris)
The Lycoris genus contains an estimated 20 to 30 species of flowering plants that are commonly called spider lilies. These bulb-producing perennials feature highly ornate blossoms with filament sepals and spindly petals in vivid hues of pink, red, and orange. Hardy in zones 7 through 11, spider lilies will be showstoppers in any garden.
86. Stock (Matthiola)
Matthiola is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the Brassicaceae (mustard) family. Although certain species have their own colloquial names, all members of this genus can be commonly referred to as stock. Stock flowers produce foliage with finger or comb-like edges and central spires of attractive four-petaled flowers. A popular choice for cutting gardens and floral bouquets, stock blossom in a variety of colors including light and saturated pinks, red, white, cream, yellow, burgundy, peach, purple, and lavender.
87. Stonecrop (Sedum)
A large genus of flowering leaf succulent plants, Sedum contains about 500 species. Commonly called stonecrop, sedum plants can store water in their leaves and are drought-tolerant. They do well in well-draining gardens in mostly arid environments. Certain stonecrops are cold-tolerant but cannot withstand intense heat, while others are heat-tolerant but cannot withstand cold. They produce a wide array of succulent foliage which ranges from green to pink in color and blossoms can be yellow, orange, pink, and red.
88. Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Native to Southern Italy, Sicily, and the islands of the Aegean, sweet pea is a species of the Lathyrus genus of the legume plant family. It’s known for its sugary sweet perfume and lovely petals that seem to be tie-dyed with soft pink and deep magenta. Sweet peas like full sun and loamy soil. They can be grown as annuals just about anywhere. In zones cooler than 7, however, it’s best to start them early indoors and not take them outside until there’s no risk of frost.
89. Tuberose (Agave amica)
Originally native to Mexico, the Agave amica or tuberose is frequently used in perfumes but is also a favorite for ornamental planting. They produce tall racemes with numerous blossoms and are a favorite for cutting gardens, borders, and backdrops. Tuberoses commonly blossom in white and cream colors, but certain hybrids do offer varieties with blushing blossoms in delicate shades of pink.
90. Tulips (Tulipa)
The tulip is a worldwide favorite flowering bulb with a long history of high value and trade. The tulip served as a symbol for the Ottoman Empire and was even used as currency for a time in the Netherlands. Tulips also served as a sign of wealth when families could afford to use their garden space for growing flowers instead of vegetables. Thanks to their long-standing popularity, there is an immense variety of tulips in all colors (including a mysterious black), shades, and variegated combinations.
91. Turtlehead (Chelone)
Four species of herbaceous perennial turtlehead species comprise the Chelone genus of plants. All are native to North America, and they feature quaint clusters of blossoms in pink, red, purple, or white in the shape of a turtle’s beak. This clump-forming perennial blooms in autumn in hardiness zones 4 through 8.
92. Urn Orchid (Bletilla)
Bletilla, commonly called urn orchid, is a genus of only five species of orchids. These orchids are terrestrial, meaning they grow in the ground, unlike other orchids which are epiphytes and grow from the bark of trees. Although they are sensitive to frost and having their roots sit in water through the winter, compared to other orchids, urn orchids are surprisingly hardy and can survive in zones 5 to 9.
93. Verbena (Verbena)
About 250 species of perennial and annual flowering plants comprise the Verbena genus. All species of verbena are native to the Americas and Asia with the exception of one species native to Europe. Verbena plants produce cloud-like clusters of small blossoms in pink and purple hues. They’ll produce numerous flower heads throughout the summer if they’re planted in a sunny and relatively dry location.
94. Veronica Spicata (Veronica Spicata)
Veronic spicata produces spiky, green foliage and pollinator-attracting flower spikes that can grow to be up to 1-foot tall in pink, blue, white, or purple flowers. Overall the plants reach about 3 feet in height, which makes them the perfect addition to the back of a garden to create a splash of color and texture that draws the eye upward. Grow them in hardiness zones 3 to 8.
95. Violets (Viola)
Up to 600 species of flowering plants make up the Viola genus, the largest genus in the violet family (Violaceae). The genus is made up of a combination of annual and perennial plants and a few shrubs. Violets are simple to grow and a classic choice for garden beds, borders, and containers. They blossom in an assortment of colors, including pink of course, and have numerous cultivars and hybrids (pansies) that can add even more variety.
96. Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae)
Fifty-eight species of three genres of flowering plants make up the water lily family (Nyphaeaceae). These aquatic plants are native to both tropical and temperate regions of the world and many have been cultivated for ornamental use in decorative ponds. They produce broad leaves called lily pads and showy flowers with pointed leaves arrayed in a highly geometric pattern.
97. Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum)
Waxflowers are a perennial shrub in the myrtle family. Fast-growing waxflower shrubs quickly reach their maximum size of about 4 to 6 feet around and 4 to 6 feet in height. They’re perfect for filling in a neglected corner of the garden with white or pink flowers from late spring through summer. The flowers also last a surprisingly long time after cutting, making this plant a favorite for cutting gardens and florists.
98. Windflower (Anemonoides nemorosa)
Anemonoides nemorosa commonly called the woodflower or windflower is a flowering plant in the buttercup plant family (Ranunculacaea). Like buttercups, they blossom early in spring when they produce striking, star-shaped flowers that stand out against lush, green foliage in soft shades of pink, yellow, and white. For abundant blossoms each year, cut back your windflower’s growth each autumn.
99. Wisteria (Wisteria)
Ten species of woody, climbing vines makeup the Wisteria genus. They are native to parts of East Asia and the Eastern United States. These attractive vines climb up trees, lattices, and trellis where they produce create an ethereal draping of pinnate plumes of blossoms in shades of pink, mauve, lilac, lavender, periwinkle, and white. These beauties are winter hardy in zones 4 through 9.
100. Zinnia (Zinnia)
Zinnia is a genus of flowering plants that are native to areas stretching from the Southwestern United States into South America. With blossoms ranging from saturated to muted colors and a variety of flower shapes including button, pompon, and disc, zinnias offer a wide variety of options for planting in containers, borders, and garden beds. Symbolizing endurance and lasting friendship, they’re also a popular choice for wedding bouquets.
Types of Flowers With Blue Blooms:
1. Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor)
Morning glories, (Ipomoea tricolor or Ipomoea indica) are blue flowering plants that belong to the Convolvulaceae family. As you may have guessed, this species gets its name from its early morning blooms.
While some morning glories are annual plants, most are perennial. You’ll also find moonflowers in this species, a unique variety of plants that bloom at night.
What’s more, morning glories grow quickly and are known for their bold colors. This flower can grow in many hues, including blues, purples, and pinks.
2. Blue Anemone (Anemonoides oregana)
The blue anemone, or Anemonoides oregana, is a member of the buttercup family. A common nickname for this blue beauty is the blue windflower. The species is native to the forests of several states in North America, including Oregon and Washington.
Typically, the blue anemone flower thrives below the elevation of 7,000 feet. When it blooms, there are no petals. Instead, the flower has several sepals that sprout alongside as many as 75 miniature stamens. The flower is usually blue or purple, but it can also have red, pink, white, or bi-colored blooms.
3. Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
The blue hydrangea, or Hydrangea macrophylla, is a deciduous shrub native to Japan. The flower is characterized by expansive heads of blue flowers that bloom in the summer months. `This species grows outward in all directions, creating round bursts of bright blue blooms.
Additionally, the so-called bigleaf hydrangea blooms pink in the fall. The leaves can reach around six inches long, making the hydrangea plants a striking choice for landscaping or arranging in a bouquet.
4. Geranium (Geranium)
Geraniums are a genus of various plants that are primarily found in mountainous areas and around the Mediterranean. The flowers have five petals and bloom in shades of blue, purple, pink, or white.
Some members of the geranium genus make a great winter-hardy addition to a garden. Others are grown for pharmaceutical purposes. A few hybrid cultivars of Geranium have earned the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
5. Clematis (Clematis)
Flowers in this genus have adopted several names over the years, from traveler’s joy to vase vine and leather flower. These names reflect the characteristics of the specific flower or the location where it is grown.
The name Clematis comes from the Ancient Greek word, which translates to climbing plant. The climbing vines or lianas of the flower give it a magical appearance. This flower grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.
6. Felicia Daisy (Felicia amelloides)
Felicia amelloides, or the Felicia daisy, belongs in the daisy family. This is a perennial, evergreen plant grown primarily for ornamental purposes.
The Felicia daisy is native to South Africa, but people began growing it in Europe in the 18th century. The flower’s colorful heads grow from long, dark green stems that can reach around 19 inches in height. This daisy’s soft blue petals complement the yellow florets at the center of the flower.
7. Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Bluebells, or Hyacinthoides non-scripta, are bulbous perennial plants. The species gets its common name from the bell-like appearance of its blooms.
Bluebells have thin stems of around 20 inches that produce a series of bell-shaped flowers. Many people travel to bluebell fields in the UK and northern Spain to see this unique flower growing wild in its natural habitat.
In the Victorian language of flowers, bluebells symbolized humility, gratitude, and everlasting love. Today, the flower is grown primarily for ornamental purposes. However, in the past, people used the plant’s sap to bind books or glue feathers to arrows.
8. Native Blue Lupine (Lupinus)
The native blue lupine, or Lupinus, is a flowering plant genus that belongs to the Fabaceae legume family.
Much like bluebells, Lupinus flowers can form a sea of blue when they grow wild in fields. The flowers are native to North and South America. However, they are cultivated in many countries for food and ornamental purposes.
This plant’s blooms grow in whorls around a solitary stem, with individual flowers that are pea-like in shape. This flower’s curious form has led to the nicknames quaker bonnets and bluebonnets.
9. Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis scorpioides)
Myosotis scorpioides, or Forget-Me-Nots, are perennial flowering plants that belong to the borage family, or Boraginaceae.
This plant is native to Asia and Europe. However, it has made its way to many countries like the United States and the UK.
Forget-Me-Nots grow best in damp habitats like bogs and streams. The flowers may even form lilypad-like rafts that float along the water’s surface.
This plant can grow to a height of around 27 inches. Its small flowers start off pink before blooming into a vibrant shade of blue.
10. Iris (Iris sibirica)
Iris flowers are part of the Iris genus, which also go by the Siberian iris or Siberian flag. This species is native to many parts of Eastern Europe and is cultivated in parts of Central Asia.
This attractive blue flower has a tall stem that resembles a blade of grass and typically grows two to five bright purple-blue petals. While some of the petals stand up, others arch downward to create an interesting visual.
11. Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
Brunnera macrophylla, also known as the great forget-me-not or heartleaf, is a flowering plant species native to the Caucasus region that spans Europe and Asia.
This herbaceous perennial can grow to around a foot tall and features a series of small and delicate blue petals. The flowers resemble forget-me-nots in appearance, and they bloom during the months of spring.
Often, the Brunnera flower is used as ground cover in areas with enough shade and moisture for the plant to thrive. Interestingly, genetic evidence indicates that this species may represent the ancient flora that grew in forests around the Black Sea.
12. Globe Thistle (Echinops)
Globe thistles get their name due to their spherical shape. Their blooms resemble a firework, with a series of blue or purple spines that grow outward in a unique and textured pattern.
Some of the varieties within the species include Echinops bannaticus, Echinops exaltatus, and Echinops niveus. You’ll find these species growing anywhere from fields in Japan to wild patches along the coastline.
13. Lungwort (Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’)
The Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ is a cultivar of Lungworts from the genus Pulmonaria.
The flower is native to both Europe and western Asia. These colorful flowers have rough hairs across their leaves, which gives them a bristly texture.
Curiously, the origin of the name comes from the Latin word ‘pulmo,’ which means lung. The leaves of this plant were once thought of as a symbol for diseased lungs.
14. Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)
This flower has large flowers that bloom in a shade of powder blue. This flower got its alternative scientific name, Meconopsis baileyi, in 1912. It was named for Frederick Marshan Bailey, an officer in the British army.
You’ll find the Himalayan blue poppy growing wild in fields around its native Tibet. It also grows wild in the United States, in coastal areas around California and New England.
15. Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis)
Pulmonaria officinalis is a plant that belongs to the genus Pulmonaria, and goes by many other names, like Mary’s tears and Our Lady’s milk drops.
This lungwort was named for its medicinal properties. Christian doctors believed that the flower’s similar appearance to the human lung meant it could treat coughs and other illnesses affecting the chest.
This lungwort has long, green leaves that have a bumpy and hairy surface. The five petals start out red before blooming into regal blue and purple tones.
16. Columbine (Aquilegia)
Columbines, or Aquilegia, are native in the Northern Hemisphere. The so-called granny’s bonnet grows primarily for horticultural purposes.
Once in full bloom, this flower’s petals have been said to resemble an eagle’s claw. This is why the plant’s name is Aquilegia, which is derived from the Latin word ‘aquila,’ meaning eagle.
The Colorado blue columbine is the official flower of the US state of Colorado. The flower has represented many qualities throughout history, including aspiration, peace, and strength.
17. Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
Linum usitatissimum is cultivated around the world for its many uses. Its cultivation dates back centuries, and the plant was even popular thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, and beyond.
If flax sounds familiar, it may be because fiber-rich flax seeds are a food item available in supermarkets. The linseed oil the flower produces is also popular for painting or varnishing wood. Additionally, flax is used to make linen for sheets and clothing.
18. Bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Amsonia tabernaemontana, or the eastern bluestar, is a flowering plant belonging to the Apocynaceae family. The flower is native to North America and can be found in the central and eastern regions of the continent.
Bluestar flowers were named for their shape. The plant’s blooms are small and delicate in appearance, with five petals that resemble a star. Generally, this species won’t grow taller than two or three feet.
Despite their small size, these flowers come together to create a striking visual. They form pale blue clusters that look great growing in a garden.
19. Salvia (Salvia)
This plant is named after the Latin word ‘salvere,’ which is a verb indicating good health. This is because the flower is known to have several healing properties.
Within the species, there are perennial, biennial, and annual plants consisting of many blue or almost purple flowers. The common traits among these plants include angled stems and toothed or divided leaves.
20. Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
The plant is native to most parts of North America and usually grows at the edge of forested areas. Like bluebells, the blue false indigo’s stems grow like a tall blade of grass. The blooms grow vertically along the stem in a deep purple-blue tone.
American Indian tribes like the Cherokees have used this plant throughout history to make blue dyes for textiles. They have also used the seeds to make rattles for children.
21. Harvestbells (Gentiana saponaria)
This flowering plant is native to North America. It grows around the southern Great Lakes from New York to Wisconsin and southern areas like Florida and Texas.
Harvest bells grow best in sandy soils and bloom from September into November. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and looks great growing in the garden along with other autumnal blooms.
22. Blue Delphiniums (Delphinium)
The blue delphinium is a flowering plant that belongs to the genus Delphinium. This genus belongs to the Ranunculaceae family and has around 300 different species that are native in the mountains of tropical Africa and parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Many of the species in the Delphinium genus are blue. Blue delphinium cultivars including ‘Centurion Sky Blue,’ ‘Clifford Sky,’ and ‘Galileo’ have all won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
The name delphinium comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘delphinion,’ which translates to dolphin. This is because the flower’s petals have a dolphin-like shape.
23. Blue corydalis (Corydalis flexuosa)
Blue corydalis or Corydalis flexuosa is a flowering plant native to woodlands and mountainous parts of China. It is a member of the Papaveraceae along with poppies and hundreds of other species.
Blue corydalis blooms have pale blue two-lipped flowers that cluster around white throats. The plant thrives in partial shade and grows dormant in the summer months.
A few cultivars of blue corydalis have earned the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. These include the ‘Blue Panda’ and ‘Purple Leaf’ cultivars.
24. Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Cornflower, or Centaurea cyanus, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, the plant was once considered a weed growing in cornfields, which is where it got its name.
Interestingly, the plant is now considered endangered in its native environment due to the overuse of herbicides. However, it has been naturalized in other parts of the world. This plant is used for everything from food to anti-inflammatory medicines.
The blue cornflower was once a national icon representing Germany. It also appears in folklore as a symbol for young men in love.
25. Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)
The grape hyacinth, or Muscari, is a spring-blooming flower that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. This hyacinth look-alike is native to Europe and gets its scientific name from the Greek word muschos, meaning musk.
The reference to grapes comes from the way this flower’s blooms form along its stems. The blue-purple petals grow in a series of small heads that cluster together, resembling a bunch of grapes.
26. Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Sweet pea, or Lathyrus odoratus, is a fragrant flowering plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family, or the legume family.
This climbing plant is native to the Italian island of Sicily and the Aegean Islands. Its leaflets are attached to a tendril that wraps around nearby plants, buildings, or walls.
This plant can grow in a pastel blue-purple color. The species is well known in floristry, and over 50 cultivars have earned the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
27. Blue Larkspur (Consolida)
Consolida is a plant genus in the Ranunculaceae family that is commonly known as larkspur within seed catalogs. This genus is native to areas of western Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean.
Despite its classification, studies have shown that the larkspur is closely related to the Delphinium genus. However, while delphinium flowers have four different petals, the consolida flower has just one.
The blue larkspur has deep blue, vertical blooms that are a common sight in gardens. It is also popular as a cut flower arranged in bouquets.
28. Blue cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
The blue cosmos is a member of the species Cosmos bipinnatus, which belongs to the daisy family. It is native to the Americas and sometimes called the Mexican aster.
This flower is a common addition to gardens, as it is attractive to both humans and pollinators. The blue cosmo adds a unique focal point to gardens while inviting honey bees, monarch butterflies, and pollinating birds.
Like other cosmos, the blue cosmo may symbolize innocence, harmony, or peace. The flower creates a sense of tranquility, similar to its relative, the daisy.
29. Chicory Flower, Blue Dandelion (Cichorium intybus)
Cichorium intybus, sometimes called the chicory flower or the blue dandelion was first cultivated in the 17th century. However, it is native to North Africa, western Asia, and Europe and has roots in ancient Egypt and Rome.
The flower has a fascinating culinary history as an additive or substitute for coffee. People have also used the plant as a sweetener or prebiotic.
The chicory flower blooms in the summer and fall in Europe, North America, China, and Australia.
30. Hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus)
Hibiscus syriacus is a flowering plant species that belongs to the Malvaceae family, or the mallow family. While it’s native to areas of southern China, the plant can be found all over Asia.
The name syriacus came about due to the flower’s associations with Syria, as it was commonly grown in Syrian gardens. The Rose of Sharon, as it’s sometimes known, has become popular in North America and the UK.
This plant grows as a deciduous shrub. It has four large leaves which surround prominent white or yellow stamens.
31. Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)
Lily of the Nile, or Agapanthus, is the only genus in the Agapanthoideae family. The genus gets its name from the Greek words ‘agape,’ meaning love, and ‘anthos,’ meaning flower. This flowering plant is native to areas of southern Africa.
The Lily of the Nile grows green stems and pale blue blooms that expand outward in all directions. The plant enjoys full sunlight or partial shade and moist, well-drained soil.
32. Gentian Flower (Gentiana)
The Gentian flower belongs to the Gentiana genus and Gentianaceae family. This flower grows in a deep, bold shade of blue, with blooms that have a trumpet-like shape.
This flower’s azure petals create a spectacular focal point for any garden space. You’ll find it growing everywhere from Europe and the Americas to alpine regions in Asia.
Interestingly, the gentian flower’s root is commonly used to make different types of drinks. It is a common ingredient in bitters, and is even used in the soft drink Moxie and Italian liqueur Aperol.
33. Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Virginia bluebells, or Mertensia virginica, are native to North America. These flowers bloom in spring, revealing pink buds that transform into tubular flowers ranging from deep-blue to sky blue in color.
You may find this flower growing wild in woodlands or river floodplains. You can also grow it in a wildflower garden alongside other spring-blooming flowers.
Virginia bluebells attract pollinators like butterflies and bumblebees. Its blooms will last around three weeks around those spring and summer months.
34. Speedwell (Veronica)
Veronica is the largest genus within the Plantaginaceae flowering plant family. This genus is also called speedwell or bird’s eye.
The Veronica genus has many different types of blue flowers. Some grow as ground cover, while others contribute a striking, cone-shaped appearance to landscaping and wildflower gardens.
Most species in the Veronica genus reside in the Northern Hemisphere. Experts in Austrian medicine have used the root of this plant to make teas to help with disorders of the nervous system, metabolism, and other ailments.
35. Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia)
Desert bluebells, or Phacelia campanularia, are a flowering plant species in the Boraginaceae family. You may have heard of this flower by the names desert scorpionweed or California-bluebells.
This is because the Phacelia campanularia flower grows primarily in California and deserts like the Mojave and Sonoran. It also grows as an introduced species in other parts of the world.
This flower’s rounded petals are a rich, deep blue tone, with long white-tipped stamens at the center. The desert bluebell grows well in the wild and as an ornamental plant.
36. Scabiosa (Scabiosa)
The name scabiosa stems from the word ‘scabious,’ which refers to old medicinal practices which involved using the flower to treat scabies.
These blooms are also commonly known as pincushion flowers. They have fringed, sprawling leaves that form a round head at the end of the stem.
37. Love in a Mist (Nigella damascena)
Love in a Mist, or Nigella damascena, belongs to the Ranunculaceae family, or the buttercup family.
The plant’s romantic name points to its origin in the south of Europe. It grows in a lacy bush of foliage, which gives it a mist-like appearance.
The plant can bloom in various colors, including blue, white, pink, and purple. It has been popular as a garden plant dating back to the Elizabethan era.
38. Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon refers to several flowering plant species, particularly a deciduous flowering shrub in the mallow family. The name Rose of Sharon is a biblical reference, but the exact flower it refers to remains unclear.
Some flowers commonly associated with the name include the Hypericum calycinum and Hibiscus syriacus.
Out of the flowers associated with this name, the Hibiscus syriacus is the species known for its vibrant, blue petals.
39. Lobelia (Lobelia)
Lobelia is a genus that encompasses a wide variety of flowers that thrive in warm or tropical climates.
Lobelias can be annual or perennial shrubs that come in many colors, including a deep shade of purple-blue. Interestingly, it seems as if no two lobelias are alike, as each flower in the genus has completely unique characteristics that separate it from the rest.
This genus is a popular option among gardeners, as it produces beautiful, full blooms in a range of bold colors.
40. Birdbill Dayflower (Commelina dianthifolia)
The Bird Bill dayflower, or Commelina dianthifolia, is a perennial herb belonging to the Commelinaceae spiderwort family. It grows primarily in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
This plant is notable for its small blooms, each flower with three blue petals and green sepals. It gets its name dayflower because its blooms open at dawn and close up around the afternoon.
41. Blue Monkshood (Aconitum napellus)
The blue monkshood, or Aconitum napellus, is a flowering plant in the Ranunculaceae family. Also known as wolfsbane or aconite, this toxic plant is one you’ll have to admire from afar, as it is poisonous to touch and consume.
You can recognize the blue monkshood by its tall stem and blue-purple bell-shaped blooms. The ‘Spark’s Variety’ cultivar has received the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
42. Poor Man’s Weather Glass (Anagallis arvensis)
Anagallis arvensis, sometimes called the poor man’s weather glass or shepherd’s clock, is an annual plant that blooms in bright shades of pink or blue.
It belongs to the Primulaceae, or the primrose family, and is native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. However, it has since been introduced to many other parts of the world.
This flower blooms with five round, blue petals around a violet purple center and several yellow stamens. It grows wild along roadsides but has also been cultivated for medical and agricultural purposes.
43. Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica)
The Siberian squill, or Scilla siberica, is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Asparagaceae family. Interestingly, the plant is not native to Siberia. Instead, it is native to Turkey, the Caucasus region, and parts of southern Russia.
Otherwise known as the wood squill, this plant is a bulbous perennial. It blooms at the start of spring, producing masses of beautiful blue flowers. The flower grows to a height of around four to eight inches tall.
44. Bluecrown Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea)
The bluecrown passionflower, or Passiflora caerulea, is a flowering plant that’s native to South America.
The tendril vine is often deciduous, though it can also be semi-evergreen, and reach around 33 feet in length. The plant’s blooms open up into a mesmerizing mandala of blue and white fringe and pale petals.
The blue crown passionflower’s vines latch onto nearby trees for support. This plant also produces a fruit that can be eaten, though it is favored in teas as it contains trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide.
45. Blue Orchids (Orchidaceae)
There are roughly 28,000 species of orchid across 763 genera, making it one of the largest flowering plant families. They usually take their place high up in the trees with free-hanging roots.
You may have come across a blue orchid known as Blue Mystique. These stunning flowers gain their blue color from a dying process, meaning they are not truly blue. Once the blue flowers drop, they will grow back to be their original white color.
However, that doesn’t mean blue orchids don’t exist. Several rare orchids, such as the Blue Vanda orchid, are truly blue but very difficult to find.
46. Starflower (Borago officinalis)
The starflower, or Borago officinalis, is native to the Mediterranean. However, it can be found in many countries around the world.
This is a great flower to grow if you’re based in Europe due to favorable conditions for cultivation. The starflower’s leaves are edible, and its seeds can be converted into borage seed oil.
The flower itself has pointed petals with a blue-purple hue, though you can also find it with white blooms.
47. Lead Plant (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
The lead plant is a herbaceous perennial with small blue leaves. It doesn’t bloom until the end of summer or the beginning of autumn.
This species enjoys full sunlight and will grow well in well-drained soil of almost any quality. This is a tolerant plant that can gardeners grow for ornamental purposes. It can also aid in erosion control.
48. Mediterranean sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii)
Mediterranean sea holly, or Eryngium bourgatii, is a flowering plant species in the Apiaceae family. The plant is native to several countries such as France, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon.
The herbaceous perennial has a spiky appearance, with a rounded flowerhead and several spiny leaves. The plant’s scientific name bourgatii comes from a French doctor called Bourgat who collected plants in the Pyrenees in the late 18th century.
49. Glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa)
Glory-of-the-snow, or Chionodoxa, is a perennial flowering plant in the Asparagaceae family. This plant has small bulbous flowers that bloom in colors like blue, white, and pink.
As the name would suggest, this species thrives in the snow, mostly in the eastern Mediterranean areas of Crete, Turkey, and Cyprus. The plant tends to flower in alpine zones once the snow begins to melt at the start of spring.
50. Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium demissum)
Blue-eyed grass, or Sisyrinchium demissum, is a perennial wildflower that belongs to the iris family.
Native to North America, the flower has a grouping of blue or purple petals at the top of a long, thin stem. The plant grows to around one foot in height and features a yellow eye in the center.
This is a popular garden flower as its blooms provide a nice contrast to the green grassy stems.
51. Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
These perennials have spherical inflated blooms that burst into a blue star shape, hence the name balloon flower. The flowers are a purplish-blue pastel color that look wonderful in cottage gardens.
Part of the Campanulaceae family, Balloon flowers are related to a number of popular ornamentals. They are remarkably easy to care for and attract a wide range of pollinators to the garden.
52. Impatiens (Impatiens namchabarwensis)
Also known as Blue Diamond Impatiens, this annual is a rare blue flower native to the Himalayas. Only recently discovered in 2003, it grows only in a small region of the mountains.
Beloved for their true blue color, these plants require the best care to thrive. They grow from 12-24 inches tall. Impatiens flower from spring through to late summer, dying back when the weather cools.
53. Tweedia (Oxypetalum coeruleum)
Native to South America, this flowering plant has delicate pastel blue blooms emerging from slivery-green foliage. The star-shaped flowers are great fillers for bouquets due to their long-lasting nature.
Also known by the scientific name Tweedia caerulea, this is another plant that has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
54. Blue Violet (Viola sororia)
Featuring stunning blue-purple flowers on short stems, this perennial plant is native to North America. Part of the Violaceae family, they grow in moist habitats and thrive in the shade.
As the flowers are edible, these plants have been used throughout history as food and for medicine. Historically, they have been used to treat headaches, colds, and sore throats.
55. Empire Blue Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii ‘Empire Blue’)
Empire Blue Butterfly Bush is a deciduous shrub sporting large light blue to violet flowers with a sweet scent. The flowers are clustered together on long branches, intensifying the scent and filling the air in your garden.
The long-lasting blooms are perfect for flower arrangements or as gifts. They also attract many pollinators to the garden with their scent and lovely blue color.
Types of Flowers With Yellow Blooms:
1. Leopard Plants (Ligularia)
Commonly called leopard plants, Ligularia is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants that belongs to the Asteraceae (aster/sunflower/daisy/composite) plant family. They grow natively in Central and Eastern China but have been cultivated for ornamental purposes around the world.
Ornamental varieties are true-showstoppers in gardens within USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8. Their spires of yellow flowers tower over large leaves, reaching up to 5 feet in height.
2. Canna Lily (Canna)
The Canna genus contains 10 species of flowering plants commonly called canna lilies. Although canna lily blossoms resemble those of true lilies, they are not actually lilies. Relatives of canna lilies include birds of paradise, gingers, and arrowroots.
Canna lilies are just as prized for their lovely foliage, which can be broad and striped with purple and green, as they are for their attractive blossoms that come in a variety of tropical colors, including vibrant yellow.
3. Begonias (Begonia)
Begonia is a genus containing more than 2,000 species of perennial flowering plants. With so many species, there are a variety of ornamental cultivars with attractive foliage and showy flowers that bloom in several colors, including yellow.
Begonias are only winter hardy in zones 9 and 10. In zones 2 through 8, however, they can be grown as annuals in the summer or enjoyed perennially if you have a warm, sheltered location for overwintering them.
These beautiful yellow flowers are also richly symbolic of hope, friendship, and kindness.
4. Sunflower (Helianthus)
Helianthus is a genus containing 70 species of flowering plants commonly called sunflowers. The common name is a direct translation from the Greek words, helios (sun) and anthos (flower), and it refers to the flower’s resemblance to the sun with its yellow center and corona of ray-like petals.
Before their flowers blossom and just after, sunflowers also have a trait called heliotropism, meaning they move with the sun, ensuring they soak as much energy as possible.
5. Tickseed (Coreopsis)
Flowers in the Coreopsis genus are commonly called tickseed which refers to the shape of their tiny achene (fruit). The scientific name also comes from the insect-like appearance of these seeds; the Greek words koris and opsis respectively mean bedbug and view.
Despite the creepy monikers, tickseed is quite beautiful and native to South, Central, and North America, making them a wonderful choice for attracting all sorts of pollinators to your garden.
6. Daisies (Asteraceae)
Asteraceae is a family of flowers containing nearly 2,000 plant genera and more than 32,000 species of flowers commonly called daisies, asters, and sunflowers. Most flowering plants in this family are herbaceous annual, biennial, and perennial flowering plants. However, the family does contain a handful of flowering vines, shrubs, and trees, too!
While this family boasts a wide range of diversity in its members’ characteristics, they all share star-shaped, flat-faced, or button-like flowers.
7. Gerbera Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Commonly referred to as a gerbera daisy, Barberton daisy, and a Transvaal daisy, Gerbera jamesonii is a species of flowering plant in the Gerbera L. genus that belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. While gerbera daisies can be found growing natively in Africa, South America, and Asia, the Gerbera jamesonii comes from Southeast Africa.
The gerbera daisy is popularly included in cheerful and celebratory floral bouquets thanks to its pretty double-layered ray florets and notably bright colors.
8. Lantana (Lantana)
Lantana is a genus of flowering plants in the Verbenaceae (verbena) plant family. They can be found growing natively in the tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, but they have been introduced to other tropical regions of the world, especially Australia, where they are now considered to be invasive.
In hardiness zones 8 through 11, lantanas are best grown in containers and other controlled garden locations, as they spread easily, are difficult to exterminate, and can become invasive. Despite their aggressive growth habits, lantana’s beautiful, multi-colored flower clusters are experts at attracting local pollinators like butterflies and bees.
9. Marigold (Tagetes)
The genus Tagetes contains a variety of herbaceous flowering plants that are commonly called marigolds – not to be confused with plants of the Calendula genus which are also sometimes called marigolds.
Marigolds are native to regions spanning from the Southwestern United States into South America. Their button-shaped florets in a range of golden hues are pretty to admire. Some species also provide garden pest resistance by deterring nematodes, deer, rodents, rabbits, and javelina.
10. Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia)
Kniphofia is a genus of perennial flowering plants that are native to Africa. In addition to red hot poker, common names include poker plant, tritoma, and torch lily. The more colorful of these names refer to the appearance of the plant’s flower spikes which stretch up above their grass-like leaves. With spiky flower cones of yellow, orange, and red – often multi-colored – these flowers look like pokers just removed from a fire.
11. Yellow Coneflower (Echinacea paradoxa)
The yellow coneflower is one of 10 species of flowering perennial herbs that belong to the Echinacea genus. These flowers are native to the dry prairies and grasslands of Arkansas, Missouri, South-Central Oklahoma, and a small part of Eastern Texas.
They feature bright-yellow petals surrounding a fuzzy brown center. The petals are swept back from the center, creating a shape similar to that of a badminton shuttlecock.
12. Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna)
Native to Western Asia and Europe, Ficaria verna belongs to the buttercup (Ranunculaceae) plant family. In addition to lesser celandine, it is also commonly called pinwort and is known as the fig buttercup in North America.
It has glossy, green, heart-shaped leaves that have a fleshy texture. They almost look like clusters of lily pads sprouting from the stem. The plant’s lemon-colored flowers are distinctive in shape with 7 to 12 glossy tepals surrounding a fuzzy, yellow center.
13. Dahlia (Dahlia)
The Dahlia genus contains 42 species of flowering plants and even more hybrids and cultivars that are grown for their stunning, abundant, pincushion blossoms that contain both disc and ray florets. Each individual ray floret is a flower in itself, but they are often mistaken for petals.
Dahlias of all colors are popular plants for growing in containers and garden beds in hardiness zones 8 to 11 as perennials and 3 to 7 as annuals.
14. Cinquefoils (Potentilla)
The Potentilla genus contains a variety of perennial herbaceous flowering plants, shrubs, and vines all belonging to the Rosaceae (rose) plant family. These plants are commonly called creeping cinquefoils, shrubby cinquefoils, silverweeds, five fingers, and barren strawberries, but are just as commonly referred to by their genus name.
Winter hardy in growing zones 2 through 7, potentilla plants of all kinds are popular for gardens because they are easy to grow and maintain even in cold winters.
15. Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)
The wishbone flower features trumpet-shaped blossoms in a variety of colors including blue, purple, pink, and yellow, and most of the flower varieties have yellow markings. They’re popular annuals for filling up space in shady gardens since they’re easy to grow in zones 2 through 11 and offer abundant blooms that start in June and continue until the first frost.
16. Billy Buttons (Craspedia globosa)
Craspedia globosa is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the daisy family. In addition to this yellow-hued species, all plants in the Craspedia genus are native to both Australia and New Zealand.
Commonly called billy buttons or woollyheads, craspedia plants have 12 to 18-inch tall stalks and foliage atop which globe-shaped clusters of tiny flowers bloom. These bulbous blossoms look almost like small golf balls and are popular for cut arrangements and drying.
17. Jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla)
Also commonly called rush daffodil, Narcissus jonquilla is a species of bulbous flowering plant from the daffodil (Narcissus) genus that’s native to Portugal and Spain. It has also been naturalized across other regions of Europe and areas in the United States.
Jonquils blossom in clusters of up to five yellow or white trumpet-shaped flowers. Some of the first to bloom after winter, these flowers have a strong association with spring, renewal, and rebirth.
18. Yellow Rose (Rosa)
There is not just one kind of yellow rose. Among 300 species and thousands upon tens of thousands of cultivars of roses, several have yellow blossoms. Some of the most popular include Lady Banks’ rose (Rosa banksiae), Julia Child rose (Rosa ‘Julia Child’), yellow Persian rose (Rosa foetida), sulphur rose (Rosa hemisphaerica), Manchu rose (Rosa xanthina), and Sunsprite roses (Rosa ‘Sunsprite’).
In the language of flowers, all yellow roses symbolize friendly affection and can be given as a token of one’s friendship.
19. Yellow Oleander (Cascabela thevetia)
Yellow oleander is a poisonous evergreen tree or shrub native to Mexico and Central America. Despite its common name, Cascabela thevetia is not a true oleander. However, it is a closely related cousin.
The Spanish word cascabel translates to small bell, snake rattle, and rattlesnake. Yellow oleander’s scientific name could refer to the bell-shaped yellow flowers, the plant’s toxic nature, or both.
20. Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Commonly called million bells or trailing petunia, Calibrachoa is a genus of flowering perennial plants in the nightshade family. They grow in shrub-like clumps and have a trailing, sprawling habit. Although short-lived, these beauties produce copious numbers of small, petunia-shaped flowers throughout the spring and summer.
A favorite for hanging baskets and window boxes, million bells bloom in countless varieties in just about any color and combination of colors you can imagine.
21. Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Native to the northern latitudes of Asia, Europe, and North America, Lonicera is a genus containing 180 flowering shrubs and vines commonly called honeysuckle. While the blossoms are pretty, honeysuckle is primarily known for the fragrance of its flowers’ nectar which is warm, sweet, and touched with notes of citrus and honey. In addition to being a treat for the human senses, the nectar also attracts hummingbirds.
22. Snapdragons (Antirrhinum)
Snapdragons are popular garden plants and cutting flowers that fare well in rock gardens, cottage gardens, beds, and borders. They produce columns of pinnate leaves atop which spires of blossoms shoot upward. The dragon-shaped flowers bloom in shades of yellow, white, pink, red, and a variety of combinations.
After the blossoms are spent, snapdragons produce seed pods that resemble tiny skulls, making them a favorite for Halloween decorating.
23. Cowslip (Primula veris)
Primula veris (commonly called cowslip, common cowslip, or cowslip primrose) is an herbaceous perennial belonging to the primrose plant family. They have rosettes of long leaves from which stems sprout to produce clusters of yellow, bell-shaped flowers.
Native to the temperate regions of Asia and Europe, Primula veris commonly hybridizes with other members of the genus, such as Primula vulgaris (common primrose), and produces plants like the false oxlip.
24. Nemesia (Nemesia)
Native to South Africa, Nemesia is a genus of both annual and perennial blooming plants. While the natural species prefer cooler climates, more heat-tolerant cultivars have been produced. As a result, they can be grown successfully in hardiness zones 2 through 11.
With their pansy-like, two-lipped petal faces, these plants are popular additions to cool-season, springtime garden beds where they’ll bloom like crazy, creating carpets of vibrant color.
25. False Indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa)
Commonly called false indigo, yellow wild indigo, yellow wisteria, or bush pea, Baptisia sphaerocarpa is an upright perennial flowering plant with columns of bright-green ovate leaves topped with long spikes of delicate, pea-shaped, yellow flowers.
Hardy in zones 5 through 8, they’re perfect for planting in borders and beds in cottage gardens, informal gardens, and prairie meadows for wild cultivation.
26. Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
This deciduous shrub belongs to the legume plant family and is native to central and western Europe. They grow to be about 10 feet tall with stems featuring small trifoliate leaves. In the spring and summer, golden-yellow flowers completely cover their stems.
Scotch Broom is an invasive species and noxious weed in several parts of the world including parts of the west and east coasts of North America, India, Australia, and New Zealand.
27. Axilflower (Mecardonia)
Native to South America and parts of the southeastern United States, Mecardonia is a genus of herbaceous plants that feature bright-green leaves and cheerful, yellow flowers.
These plants work well as a groundcover in gardens, borders, and beds and also grow nicely in containers and hanging baskets. In hardiness zones 10 and 11, these perennial plants will grace your garden with yellow flowers every year. In colder climates, they can be grown as annuals but need at least 6 hours of full sun each day.
28. Pansy (Viola wittrockiana)
Pansies are hybrid flowers in the Viola genus that blossom from early spring until summer. They’re perennial, with their sweet flower faces reappearing each spring, in zones 6 to 10.
The name pansy comes from the French word penseé which means thought, and it is associated with the flower’s 15th century symbolic meaning of remembrance.
29. Common Hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis)
The common, Dutch, or garden hyacinth (Hyacinth orientalis) is known best for its strong fragrance. Many associate their sweet perfume with the beginning of spring since these perennial bulbs are among the first to emerge after winter, often pushing themselves up through the still-snowy ground.
Popular yellow varieties include the hyacinth yellow queen, gypsy princess hyacinth, and the yellow stone hyacinth.
30. Freesia (Freesia)
The Freesia genus contains several flowering perennials in the iris plant family. They feature trumpet-shaped flowers in a variety of vibrant colors, including sunshine-yellow.
In zones 9 and 10, they can be grown outdoors as perennials. In cooler climates, however, they can also be enjoyed outdoors as annuals or grown indoors where you’ll be better able to appreciate their sweet, soapy fragrance.
31. Yellow Tulip (Tulipa)
Tulips are bulbous perennials of the Tulipa genus which belongs to the lily plant family. Due to their popularity throughout history – even briefly being used as currency during the Dutch Golden Age – tulips come in countless varieties and cultivars.
In the Victorian language of flowers, yellow tulips conveyed the message “sunshine in your smile.” Today, they represent similarly bright meanings including joy, cheerfulness, and hope.
32. Elegant Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Commonly called elegant zinnia, common zinnia, or youth-and-age zinnia, Zinnia elegans is a flowering annual that is native to Mexico but can be cultivated in gardens in hardiness zones 2 through 11.
Its ruffled blossoms feature several layers of petals that bloom in a rainbow of highly saturated colors, including yellow, pink, red, orange, and white.
33. Goldenrod (Solidago)
Commonly referred to as goldenrod, flowering plants from the genus Solidago get a bad rap in the United States where they are considered weeds and often inaccurately blamed for hayfever. They bloom at the same time as ragweed which is the true culprit for most people’s allergies.
In Europe, however, goldenrod plants are prized in gardens and intentionally cultivated for their vibrant yellow flowers and their nectar that attracts a variety of pollinators.
34. Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
Flowers from the genus Rudbeckia are native to North America and are commonly found growing wild in the central United States. Black-Eyed Susan flowers feature raised central discs in a brownish-black color surrounded by a ring of bright-yellow petals. They’re hardy perennials in zones 3 through 7 and popular flowers for containers and cottage gardens alike.
35. Stickseeds (Bidens)
Flowering plants of the Bidens genus have many common names that refer to the shape of their seeds and small fruits. These common names include beggarticks, burr marigolds, Spanish needles, blackjack, stickseeds, tickseeds, cobbler’s pegs, and tickseed sunflowers. Even the scientific name comes from the Latin words for two and tooth, referring to the double-toothed seeds of the plants.
36. Forsythia (Forsythia)
Forsythia is a genus of 11 flowering, deciduous shrubs that are all native to east Asia except one species that comes from southeastern Europe.
Nicknamed the Easter tree, Forsythia’s yellow blossoms emerge before the foliage in early spring and represent the coming of the new season. Flowers completely cover the shrubs in swaths of lemon-yellow color. These low-maintenance plants can easily be grown in hardiness zones 5 through 8.
37. Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Portulaca oleracea (commonly referred to as common purslane, pursley, little hogweed, or duckweed) is a tropical, perennial succulent that can be grown outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11. Elsewhere, it is grown as an annual or indoors.
Common purslane produces delicate, almost-translucent yellow flowers, but it is best known for its high nutritional value, as its leafy greens contain a variety of essential vitamins and nutrients.
38. St. John’s-Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
This yellow-flower-producing plant is best known for its medicinal properties. Since the ancient Greeks, St. John’s-wort has been used as an herbal remedy for depression. Today, it is still taken as an herbal supplement to help stave off the negative effects of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and seasonal affective disorder.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist, however, before adding St. John’s-wort to your health regimen because it can interact with other medications.
39. Honeycomb Butterfly Bush (Buddleia x weyeriana ‘Honeycomb’)
The butterfly bush is a flowering shrub that’s native to central China and Japan. It produces large cones of flowers that weigh down its branches, causing them to arch gracefully. As the plant’s common name indicates, butterflies love these flowers. Planting a honeycomb butterfly bush in your yard will attract many helpful pollinators to the garden. The Honeycomb butterfly bush is hardy in zones 5 through 9.
40. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)
Also referred to as mums or chrysanths, flowers from the Chrysanthemum genus are primarily native to East Asia with a few species originating in northeastern Europe. The genus contains countless varieties and cultivars of all colors, shapes, sizes, and petal types with flowers shaped like buttons, spiders, discs, pincushions, and more.
Despite the plant’s modern diversity, natural chrysanthemums tend to be gold or yellow. The name “chrysanthemum” comes from the Greek words for gold and flower.
41. Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum)
Strawflowers look a bit like daisies, but their petals have a thick, papery feel to them because they aren’t actually petals; they’re bracts. With their vibrantly colored and unusual-looking blossoms, strawflowers are popular for growing in cutting gardens and drying to use in craft and decorating projects.
They’re easily grown as perennials in zones 8 through 10 but can be grown as annuals in colder climates.
42. Bird’s-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
The Lotus corniculatus gets its common name from the appearance of its long, slender seed pods that resemble bird feet. These flowers belong to the pea family and grow natively in the temperate grasslands of northern Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Despite their pretty whorls of yellow flowers, they’re considered an invasive species in North America. Efforts are underway in many regions to try to eradicate them.
43. Yarrow (Achillea)
Plants of the Achillea genus are commonly called yarrow. They have fuzzy, aromatic leaves and produce flat clusters of small flowers at the tops of their stems. The flowers can be yellow, white, pink, orange, or red.
Yarrow gets its genus name from the mythological hero of the Greek Trojan war, Achilles since legend says that his soldiers used yarrow to treat their wounds.
44. Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Commonly called yellow flag, water flag, or yellow iris, the Iris pseudacorus is an herbaceous perennial. They are native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
Yellow iris has become an invasive species in several parts of the United States where it has invaded wetlands and hindered the growth of native plant populations.
Despite this, it’s a popular garden plant for its bright-yellow flowers that sprout in the typical iris form easily recognizable in the more common purple varieties of irises.
45. Stonecrop (Sedum)
The Sedum genus contains about 500 species of flowering, leafy succulents that are commonly called stonecrop. Various species are annual, biennial, or perennial.
Stonecrop produces flowers in a variety of colors, including yellow, and grows with various habits including creeping, mat-forming, mounding, and upright. They attract both butterflies and hummingbirds, making wonderful additions to all kinds of gardens in hardiness zones 3 through 9.
46. Chinese Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is a tropical flowering plant that is popularly cultivated and grown in tropical regions all around the world. Despite its popularity, it’s not found in the wild, so its native origins are unknown.
Commonly called rose mallow, Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, China rose, and shoeblack plant, the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has highly ornate, large, trumpet-shaped flowers with prominent stamens. They bloom in vibrant shades of yellow, orange, peach, pink, red, and white.