Flowers From A To Z – A Sampling of Remarkable Diversity
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The innumerable flowers of this beautiful world fill a spectrum of colors, sizes, shapes, bloom times, and habitats. With careful design, a single garden could contain plants that, collectively, provide nonstop blooms from spring through fall, and perhaps even through winter, in every possible hue. Imagine what a sight that would be, from the tiny blossoms of creeping groundcover to stunning flowering vines twisting above your head — a paradise of color and fragrance.
With such remarkable diversity, it’s hardly surprising that plants have colorful names to match, with names of flowers from A to Z and from elegant to humorous. Consider the lovely jessamine or aptly named Dutchman’s breeches.
Whether you’re researching flowers, looking for creative names, or browsing for inspiration, an alphabetical list of flowering plants can come in handy.
We’ve created a separate list for each letter of the alphabet (some of the sparser letters may be combined), with all of them listed here for easy reference. They mostly contain herbaceous annuals and perennials, with a few shrubs or vines here and there.
Though this may not be a comprehensive list, it includes photos, physical descriptions, and growing requirements for each plant to help you choose the best new additions for your garden.
A To Z Flowers List With Pictures
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We start off the alphabet with a list of 11 amazing flowers, divided into four annuals and seven perennials. Bright, easygoing African daisies can fill in gaps among established plants, while asters provide color year after year.
So many beautiful flowers begin with B that I could barely narrow this list down to 18! From the classic begonia to the tropical bird of paradise, there's something for everyone among these spectacular flowers.
We ended up with a lucky 13 captivating flowers for the C list. Choose among unique native plants like catchfly or cardinal flower, or try something more exotic, such as celosia or the popular carnation.
The fun flower names continue, with four annuals and 10 perennials that begin with the letter D. Drumstick flower, devil's trumpet, Dutchman's breeches, and others offer nomenclature as entertaining as their blossoms are beautiful.
Four annuals and seven perennials grace this list of elegant flowers beginning with the letter E. Delicate everlasting, lovely bluebells, and fragrant evening primrose are just a few examples of the lovely flowers described here.
Pick a fresh bouquet of fabulous flowers from this list of plants that start with F. Freesia, French marigold, and false sunflower make excellent additions to cutting gardens, while other flowers provide attractive groundcover or fit well in cottage gardens.
The gorgeous blossoms in this collection of 13 flowers that start with G will add beauty to any garden, from carefully landscaped beds to wildflower plots. Many of these are well-known, such as geranium, gladiolus, and gardenia.
Plant a bit of paradise with some of these heavenly flowers that start with H. The seedpods of honesty and foliage of hostas add just as much loveliness as their blossoms, providing interest throughout the growing season.
Take a closer look at this list of 10 intriguing flowers beginning with the letter I. The unique Iceland poppy thrives in cooler regions, while Irish moss is not, in fact, moss but does make a wonderful groundcover.
Royalty or not, you can grow a garden worthy of envy. From plants with regal names like king's spear to the more whimsical, unique kangaroo paw, you're sure to find a new flower to grace your garden among this list of kingly flowers that start with K.
You don't have to be a wizard to grow a magical garden! A tropical Mandevilla vine or cluster of whimsical mayapple plants may be just what you need to cast a spell on anyone who enters your beautiful outdoor space.
Design an attention-grabbing landscape with a few of these notable flowers that start with N. Plant nasturtiums in the vegetable garden, Nolana in a hanging basket, and hardy nepeta in the spot where nothing seems to grow for an unforgettable display.
Add a wow factor to your outdoor space with these outstanding flowers that start with O. Choose elegant ocean pearls for your cottage garden, Ornithogalum for the woodland garden, or oriental lily for a cut flower plot.
Beautify your garden with a few of these pretty flowers that start with P. From the small but lovely, common pansy to the big, challenging protea, you're sure to find something to fit your space and skill.