Types of Flowers: Names & Pictures

We’ve pulled together a list of 150+ flower and plant types, along with pictures of each one and details on the best way to plant them. You’ll find everything from common favorites like roses and tulips, to exotic plants and flowers.  Find the flower names below, along with a brief description, a photo and some guidance for those of you who are interested in gardening.

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Aconite

Also known as winter aconite. They spread easily and can be planted as tubers or seed. They are often found growing in patches and are spring’s first flower.

*Plant in part sun.

* Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

 

Ageratum

A tough plant that is a favorite for many gardens. Beautiful blue annuals known for their powder puff blooms.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.



 

Allium

Also known as flowering onion, this plant grows from a bulb or from seed, and produces globes of purple clusters of flowers atop long stems.

*Plant in full sun

*Needs moist but well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-summer

 

alstromeria

A common flower to be found in floral arrangements due to its variation in colors and its ability to be dyed.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

AMARYLLIs

Amaryllis flowers are one of the easiest to grow. They do very well indoors or out and come in a variety of colors. Try to plant the largest bulbs you can find because larger bulbs means more flowers!

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to mid-summer.

 

 

Anemone

Also known as windflower, these tuberous flowers produce poppy-like blooms in early-to-mid spring.

*Plant in full sun or part shade.

*Needs moist but well-drained soil

*Blooms in mid-spring to mid-fall



 

Angelica

 A tall , hardy biennial herb with stalks that can be candied and used on cakes or cookies. Produces green foliage the first year and flowers the second.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained, high fertility soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Angelonia

 Also know as summer snapdragon, it is a fairly new plant that has only been around since the late 1990s. It is a tough perennial and stands up to heat with no problem.

* Plant in full sun.

* Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Artemisia

This perennial plant is grown more for its silvery, white foliage than for the small, white flowers, but makes an excellent backdrop for more showy flowers in a perennial bed.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs dry, moderately fertile soil.

*Blooms in late summer.

 

Aster

Asters bloom in late summer to early fall, when many other perennials have faded. They range from varieties that skim the ground, to those towering 6 feet high. The daisy-like flowers come in many colors; the most common shades are purple, lavender, pink, red, blue and white.

*Plant in sunny area.

*Plant asters in moist, well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.



 

Astilbe

Know for being a graceful flower that does well in cooler climates in the northern third of the country. It can tolerate full sun as long as it has a constant supple of moisture.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained, high fertility soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.

 

Aubrieta

Named after the French artist who made them famous from his paintings. They are perfect for rock gardens.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained, high fertility soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to early summer.

 

Alyssum

Classified as a perennial, this plant is grown as an annual in cold climates. Its tiny clusters of blooms are attractive at the edge of a bed or in pots with geraniums or other annuals.

*Plant in shade.

*Needs moist but well-drained soil.

*Blooms in fall, spring and summer.

 

Balloon Flower

Known for being great cut flowers and for having petals that can be popped. In fall, the foliage turns clear gold.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.



 

Balsam

An old-fashioned annual that was a favorite of Victorian gardens.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

Baneberry

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Image source: Baneberry. Digital image. Friends of the Wildflower Garden

A white fluffy flower that produces ornamental and poisonous red berries. Perfect for cool areas.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring.

 

Basket of Gold

Grows in large bunches which resemble baskets of gold. Perfect for rock gardens due to its short height.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Bee Balm

Also known as monarda, bergamot and Oswego tea. These flowers are perfect for attracting bees. Blossoms resemble fireworks and come in many colors.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.


 

Begonia

Easy-to-grow flowers which do great in many different conditions. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.

 

Bellflower

Known for their resemblance to bells, these flowers come in many sizes and varieties.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Bergenia

 Also known as pigsqueak, due to the sound their leaves make when rubbed together. Comes in a beautiful array of pink, rose and white.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring.

 

Blackeyed Susan

A member of the sunflower family, known for attracting butterflies and bees.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late summer to mid-fall.


 

Bleeding Heart

A favorite for many gardens due to their heart-shaped pink or white flowers.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained, damp soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Bloodroot

Named for its red colored sap that flows from the stem when cut, it was originally used as war paint by Native Americans.

*Plant in partial or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

Boneset

A wildflower that is very easy to grow, but can spread quickly. Great for natural looking gardens.

*Plant in full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late summer to mid-fall.

 

Browalia

 Bright purple and blue flowers that are great in containers or planted in a row as a border.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.


 

Bugleweed

A great choice to fill in gardens, but can easily spread. Only varieties with purple leaves do well in heat.

*Plant in Partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Bugloss

A hard to find flower that can be short-lived but easily produces seeds.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Buttercup

A plant that is fun and cheerful, common in grassland and as a garden weed.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Butterfly Weed

Also known as Pleurisy Root, this plant produces bright orange, yellow or red blooms and can do very well in poor soil.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.


 

Caladium

A tropical plant with clumping, heart-shaped leaves that are available in a variety of colors.

*Plant in partial or full shade.

*Needs well-drained, damp soil.

*Blooms in early spring to mid-fall.

 

Calendula

Grown mainly for cut flowers, it can also be used as an herb. They come in a variety of yellow and orange colors.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-fall.

 

California Poppy

A native wildflower, these flowers can add a pop of color to dry, hot areas.

*Plant in full sun.

*Need well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

CanNA

These tall blooms grow on spike like stalks that are sure to draw attention. When grown in the correct environment they are very easy to care for.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs moist, well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer.


 

Canterbury Bells

An older flower known for their beautiful colors, a very common flower found in England.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-summer.

 

Cardinal Flower

Known for its vivid scarlet red blooms, this flower can grow as high as 4 feet and attracts beneficial insects.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

 

Carnation

A very popular flower for both gardens and bouquets. Each color represents a symbol of love or friendship.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

 

Castor Bean

 

A great plant for backdrops in a garden, it has large leaves and can grow up to 10 feet tall.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.


 

 

Catmint

This plant is easy to take care of , tolerates dry climates and is loved by cats.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs dry soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Celosia

A fascinating, unique looking flower that bloom in a variety of red, yellow and orange.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs dry soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

 

Chives

Although this is know as being a popular herb, the flowers it produces are a beautiful purple that can be perfect for the edging in flower gardens.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.

 

Chrysanthemum

Perfect for fall gardens as they produce fantastic flowers with lots of colors later in the season than most others.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late fall.

 

Clary Sage

The perfect flower to grow in containers if you don’t have space for a garden. These flowers are often used as decorations in the home or dried.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Need well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-fall


 

Cleome

Also know as the spider flower, they are very easy to grow , but can quickly spread and take over a garden as they self-seed.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

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Known for their odd bloom formation which almost resembles a brain, these flowers will certainly be a conversation starter.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

Coleus

A leafy plant comes in many species which can produce a wide array of colors.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Columbine

Although these flowers are short lived, when they do bloom they are a stunning addition to any garden as they come in call colors of the rainbow.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to early summer.


 

Comfrey

Produces a variety of blue and purple flowers. The leaves from this plant are also loaded with nutrients that make a great addition to fertilizer or compost.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Coneflower

Native to America, it produces a variety of colors that are perfect for attracting butterflies and honey bees.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Coreopsis

A bright , long-lasting flower that attracts both birds and butterflies.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late summer to mid-fall.

 

Corydalis

A bright flower that is long lasting and perfect for the shady areas.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer or early fall.



 

Cosmos

Grows in a variety of pinks that will last all season. The unique foliage makes a great backdrop for other shorter plants.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Crocus

One of the earliest growing plants of spring, they deal well with cool weather as long as they get the proper amount of sunlight.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

 

Crown imperial

This unique plant grows all of its flowers on one long stem. Produces orange, red and yellow blooms.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring.

 

 

Cushion Spurge

Photo source: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/825/#b

Perfect for dry climates with interesting foliage that can be red, purple or green.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to late summer.



 

Cyclamen

Popular due to its heart shaped petals, this flower is also a perfect food source for both insects and animals.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

 

Daffodil

A well-known flower that is often representative of spring. Comes in many colors with one to 5 flowers per stem.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring.

 

Dahlia

Popular flowers that have 42 different species which grow in a variety of bright colors.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Daisy

An easy to grow flower which is easily recognizable.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.


 

Dame’s Rocket

Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperis_matronalis

Found in white and violet, this flower is easy to grow and can spread quickly in the right conditions.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Delphinium

A favorite flower of many, they appear in long stalks of pink, blue, white and purple.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

DiaNTHUS

Uniquely scented , with pink purple and white blooms. This flower is easy to grow and often found in wedding bouquets.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to late summer.

 

Diascia

A delicate pink flower that has become popular because it can be planted so early in the spring.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.



 

Dusty Miller

The silver foliage that resembles lace is commonly used for backdrops in gardens containing bright flowers.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late summer to early fall.

 

Dutchman’s Breeches

Recognizable for its up-side-down hanging flowers that look like a pair of pants. They are very unique because their seeds are spread by ants.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring.

 

Epimedium

A short growing flower which produces pink, yellow and purple flowers.

*Plant in partial shade to full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to late spring.



 

Evergreen Candytuft

Produces small, puff like blooms and is perfect to plant around rocks due to its cascading effect.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring.

 

Fennel

Commonly grown for use in cooking, when grown for aesthetic reasons it can reach up to 6 feet tall and will attract butterflies.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Fountain grass

An ornamental grass that comes in a variety of colors.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.

 

Foxglove

Although this flower can be hard to grow and it takes two years for flowers to bloom, it is worth it to see the beautiful flowers it produces.

*Plant in all types of sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Gaillardia

Bright flowers that are great for hot, dry areas.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

GaRDENIAS

Unofficially known as the flower of the South, these bright white flowers have beautiful contrasting dark leaves.

*Plant in direct sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms late summer to early fall.



 

Gas Plant

Produces pink or white flowers which give off a flammable gas. It is recommended to wear gloves when growing this plant.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Gaura

A delicate flower which resembles butterflies. Perfect for flower beds.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-Drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Gazania

A rugged plant that can handle extreme heat and drought. Flowers can grow up to 4 inches across.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Geranium

This flower has been used in gardens for over a century and is still a popular plant due to its love of hot weather and multiple colors.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Geum

A hard to grow flower with blooms that last only a couple of months. The colorful flower makes it worth growing though.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.



 

Globe Thistle

Bright blue and violet flowers which attract bees and butterflies.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Glory of the Snow

Vivid purple and blue blooms which provide perfect ground covering for gardens.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

Goatsbeard

Tall stalks of wispy white flowers that can reach up to 6 feet high.

*Plant in partial and full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Golden Marguerite

Produces bright yellow blooms that grow perfectly when mixed in with other close growing plants.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.



 

Gomphrena

Recognized for its use in Hawaiian leis, these flowers are strong and easy to grow.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

HelCONIA

This unique plant produces orange and yellow blooms that resemble lobster claws. Make sure you have plenty of room if you plan to grow these as they are know to spread quickly and will grow between 4-30 feet.

*Plant in direct sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Heliotrope

A highly scented flower that grows purple, blue and white blooms.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Hepatica

Small blooms that come in shades of blue, pink, violet and white. The leaves of this plant resemble a human liver, which is where it gets its name from.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to mid-spring.



 

HIBISCUS

Hibiscus blooms are different in that they actually grow on small trees. They tend to be an island flower as they need a very specific climate to thrive.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

Hollyhock

A popular garden plant, these flowers can grow up to 3 feet tall with many blooms on each stalk.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Hosta

A commonly grown plant, hostas are great to grow because of their love of shade and their variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.

*Plant in partial shade to full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Hyacinth

Fragrant blooms with large clusters of flowers in many different colors.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

HyDRANGEA

Giant clumping blooms which grow together in large bunches. This unique flower can be a challenge to grow, but once it blooms it becomes very easy to maintain.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs moist, well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to late summer.

 

Hyssop

A long blooming plant, they can grow up to 8 feet tall and attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.



 

Impatiens

Perfect as an indoor or outdoor plant with flowers in almost every color of the rainbow.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Iris

Comes in a variety of colors, which will sometimes bloom both in the beginning of spring and then again in late summer.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to early fall.

 

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

A unique flour with a leaflike bloom.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to late spring.

 

Jacob’s Ladder

Blue, white and purple blooms with leaves that resemble a ladder going up the stem.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-summer.



 

Lady’s Mantle

A medicinal herb that also has beautiful green foliage.

*Plant in all sun types.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Lantana

Perfect for hot, dry areas that comes in many colors and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Lavender

Easily recognized by its purple blooms and strong scent.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Lavender Cotton

Usually used in gardens for its contrasting foliage and unique green and silver color.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.



 

Leadwort

A late blooming flower which will provide bright colors to any garden late into the season.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late summer to early fall.

 

Lemon Balm

A bright green leafy plant which will help keep mosquitoes away.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Lily

A highly recognized flower which has bright colors and a strong scent.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring to early fall.

 

Lily of the valley

Known as a Victorian flower, the Lily of the Valley is an easy plant to grow, although once it blooms the flowers will only stay alive for about one week.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs moist soil.

*Blooms in early spring.



 

LISIANTHUS

If taken care of correctly the lisianthus can bloom late into the season. It is important to always keep it watered well after the first bloom.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Lobelia

Perfect in hanging pots, they have interesting blooms with a combination of white, red, violet and blue colors.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

Lupine

Growing on long stems , these cone shaped blooms come in a variety of colors.

*Plant in full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Maiden Pink

Often used as ground cover, these blooms have a unique pattern in shades of pink and white.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.



 

Malva

Often found growing in the wild with purple and pink blooms.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Marigold

An easy to grow flower both indoors and outside that produces many different color flowers.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

Mazus

Photo source: http://www.flowerpictures.net/flower_database/mn_flowers/mazus.html

Delicate purple, blue and white blooms with a single white spotted petal.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Mirabilis

Easy to grow flowers that will grow in a variety of colors and last well into fall.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Moonflower

An interesting flower which only blooms at dusk and will close up at first light.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Morning Glory

The perfect flower to grow near fences as it grows on vine like stalks.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.


 

Nasturtium

An easy to grow flower that will last all season. Comes in a variety of yellows and oranges.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

Nierembergia

Great as an indoor plant or as edging on the border of a garden. Comes in a variety of colors. Also known as Purple Robe.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

Orchid

Commonly grown as a houseplant due to both its beauty and ease of growth. Can grow to 3 feet tall.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs rocks instead of soil.

*Blooms in early spring to early fall.

 

Osteospermum

A cool-season plant that comes in many bright colors.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.


 

Pansy

Perfect for both outdoor growing and as a household plant. When grown outside they will usually last until the first few frosts.

*Plant in full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring.

 

PasQUE

The pasque is the official flower of South Dakota. These are hardy plants which do well in cool climates.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to early fall.

 

Pearly Everlasting

Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaphalis_margaritacea

Usually grown for the purpose of drying, these tiny white blooms are also beautiful in a garden.

*Plant in full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to early fall.

 

PeNTAS

Known for their blooms which only produce four petals, these flowers come in many different colors and are one of the top flowers for attracting butterflies.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

PeONY

Large fragrant blooms which after a few years, will develop into large bushes. Flowers come in white, pink and purple.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs moist, well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring.


 

Perennial Flax

Photo source: http://www.landscapeofus.com/garden/perennial-flax-linum-perenne/

A hard to grow bloom that does not last long, once it blooms it will self seed.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Periwinkle

Perfect as a grown cover, the flowers resemble blue stars.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs droughty.

*Blooms in mid-spring to mid-fall.

 

Petunia

Sturdy,  easy to grow blooms which come in a variety of colors.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.

 

Pincushion Flower

Interestingly shaped flowers which is one of the seasons longest blooming flowers.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.



 

Polka Dot Plant

Photo source: http://www.thegardenhelper.com/hypoestes.html

A non-flowering plant with polka dot leaves.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer.

 

Primrose

A classic garden flower, there are hundreds of different varieties available.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring.

 

Ranunculus

Known for their close petals, this flower comes in a variety of bright colors.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to mid-summer.

 

Red Valerian

An easy to grow bloom, you’ll find this flower in blue, white, pink and red.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

RHODODENDRON

Rhododendrons make a perfect bloom for any yard because they will eventually grow into giant bushes, which certainly make it a centerpiece.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs moist, well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.



 

Rock Soapwort

Photo source: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/soapwort/soapwort-plant.htm

An ornamental plant that comes in various shades of red and pink.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

Rose

Over 100 species of rose exist along with almost any color a person can think of. Check out our Meaning of Rose Colors article for more information.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early fall.

 

Rue

Small blooms which can be easy to grow, but gloves must be worn as the leaves can cause a rash.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Sanvitalia

Also know as a miniature Sunflower, this bloom is easy to grow.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to mid-fall.



 

Scabiosa

Known for its pincushion like appearance, this dainty little flower is perfect for window boxes or as a ground covering for larger plants with shallow roots.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

Scarlet Sage

Photo source: https://www.gardenia.net/plant/salvia-splendens-scarlet-sage

Bright red blooms that are very common in gardens that need a pop of color.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Sea Holly

Although it has not been a traditional garden flower in the past, with its recent trending use in wedding bouquets more people are seeking it out.

*Plant in full sun

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to mid-summer.

 

Sea Lavender

Violet, blue , pink and white blooms that grow in large clumps.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.



 

Sea Thrift

Perfect for dry areas with sandy soil. They come in red, white, pink and violet.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Shirley Poppy

A hard to grow flower that has four unique petals.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Shooting Star

One of the most unique garden flowers. The petals grow backwards and have an interested design in the middle.

*Plant in partial shade to full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Silvermound

Photo source: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/artemisia/silver-mound-care.htm

Thin silvery leaves which make a great backdrop for a colorful garden.

*Plant in full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer.

 

Skunk Cabbage

A bloom with a smell that resembles the animal it is named after, has a beautiful single bloom.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in early spring to winter.

 

Snapdragon

Although this flower has a short lifespan, the unique bloom makes it a popular garden choice.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.



 

Snow in Summer

Photo source: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/snow-in-summer/growing-snow-in-summer-plants.htm

A white flower that is easy to grow in hot areas with little water.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Snowdrop

A bell shaped bloom that is usually one of the first to appear in spring.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

Solomon’s Seal

An easy to grow plant that produces white and green blooms.

*Plant in full sun, partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to late spring.

 

Spring Snowflake

Grown both indoors and outdoors, the blooms are unique because of their yellow tips.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.



 

STREPOCARPUS

Photo source: AmateurGardening.com

Although the name might not be familiar, the flower certainly is. This is one of the most common houseplants as it is very easy to grow.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to late summer.

 

Summer Savory

Commonly grown as an herb, it is an easy to grow plant which produces small flowers.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Sunflower

One of the most recognizable flowers that exist, they are known for being large and easy to grow.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early summer to early fall.

 

Sweet Alyssum

Dainty white blooms which are commonly used in hanging baskets.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-fall.



 

Sweet Woodruff

Photo source: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/woodruff/growing-sweet-woodruff.htm

Tiny white blooms which grow quickly and spread easily.

*Plant in partial shade to full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring to mid-summer.

 

Tansy

Puff like blooms which are easy to care for and perfect for brightening up any garden.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Thunbergia

A perfect shade plant which provides bright blooms with a dark center.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Tithonia

A great bloom for people who have poor soil and lots of sun. These yellow flowers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.



 

Torenia

Photo source: https://www.provenwinners.com/plants/torenia/catalina-pink-wishbone-flower-torenia

A multicolor bloom that comes in a variety of colors and makes a perfect houseplant.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Trillium

A hard to grow, rare flower that is usually found growing in the woods.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in late spring.

 

Tulip

Great as a cut flower, they come in every color of the rainbow and can grow up to 20 inches tall.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in spring.

 

Verbena

Perfect for hanging baskets and window boxes, these purple and white blooms provide a cascading effect.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Violet

A common house plant, they come in many colors and have a unique pattern design on their petals.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring to early fall.



 

Virginia Bluebell

A commonly found wildflower, they are short lived but worth growing because of their bell shaped blooms.

*Plant in partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to late spring.

 

Wild Senna

Photo source: http://grownative.org/plant-picker/plant/wild-senna/

A tall, bright yellow flower perfect for growing in hot areas with poor soil.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Windflower

An early blooming flower that comes in shades of blue, violet, pink and white.

*Plant full sun to partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in early spring.

 

WiSTERIA

Recognized by its strong scent, you’ll want to plant this flower near a fence as it has long vine like flowers which will grow upwards.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-spring to mid-summer.



 

Yarrow

Tiny blooms which are commonly grown for use in bouquets as a dried flower.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in summer.

 

Yellow Archangel

Photo source: http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/animals-and-plants/noxious-weeds/weed-identification/yellow-archangel.aspx

A leafy plant with little yellow blooms which is perfect for gardens with little direct sunlight.

*Plant in partial shade or full shade.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*blooms in late spring to early summer.

 

Yellow loosestrife

Tall stalks of yellow blooms that thrive in moist areas.

*Plant in full sun or partial shade.

*Needs damp soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to late summer.

 

Zinnia

Large blooms in vibrant colors that attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

*Plant in full sun.

*Needs well-drained soil.

*Blooms in mid-summer to mid-fall.

 

Resources:

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/

https://www.gardeningchannel.com/list-of-flower-names/

https://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/mostpopularflowers/more-popular-flowers

http://www.proflowers.com/blog/types-of-flowers

http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants

https://garden.org/

https://aboutflowers.com

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