20 Plants and Flowers that Start with “E”

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Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata “Nana”)

ear-leaved tickseed_Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'

  • Common Name: Ear-leaved tickseed
  • Scientific Name: Coreopsis auriculata “Nana”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.5 – 7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 6-9″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis)

6-Coreopsis

  • Common Name: Ear-leaved tickseed
  • Scientific Name: Coreopsis
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Container, Cut flower, Deer-resistant, Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 0′ to 12″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Herb, Groundcover

Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

early goldenrod_Solidago gigantea

  • Common Name: Early goldenrod
  • Scientific Name: Solidago gigantea
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates wet soil
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 36-84″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade

Early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

early meadow rue_Thalictrum dioicum

  • Common Name: Early meadow rue
  • Scientific Name: Thalictrum dioicum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6-7
  • Flower Color: Green white with a purplish tinge
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Arborvitae_Thuja

  • Common Name: Eastern Arborvitae
  • Scientific Name: Thuja occidentalis
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2-9
  • Height At Maturity: 48-72″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Eastern coneflower (Echinacea “Snow Cone”)

eastern coneflower_Echinacea 'Snow Cone'

  • Common Name: Eastern coneflower
  • Scientific Name: Echinacea “Snow Cone”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 5.8 – 7.5
  • Flower Color: White with a chartreuse cone
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 18-24″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

10-Echinacea

  • Common Name: Eastern Purple Coneflower
  • Scientific Name: Echinacea
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Drought resistant
  • Soil PH: 5.8
  • Flower Color: Purplish pink
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 4′ to 5′
  • Sun: Full, Partial
  • Sub Type: Herb, Groundcover

Eastern round-leaved violet (Viola rotundifolia)

eastern round-leaved violet_Viola rotundifolia

  • Common Name: Eastern round-leaved violet
  • Scientific Name: Viola rotundifolia
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 5.6-7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 3-6′
  • Sun: Full Shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Echinopsis (Echinopsis Thelegona)

Echinopsis thelegona

  • Common Name: Echinopsis
  • Scientific Name: Echinopsis Thelegona
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: White, Pink, Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Container, Tolerates Drought
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ to 96″
  • Sun: Full Sun

Egyptian star flower (Pentas lanceolata)

Egyptian star flower_Pentas lanceolata

  • Common Name: Egyptian star flower
  • Scientific Name: Pentas lanceolata
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.5-7.0
  • Flower Color: Pink, magenta, lilac, white
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

elecampane_Inula helenium

  • Common Name: Elecampane
  • Scientific Name: Inula helenium
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.5-7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 36-72″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Herb

Electrode Cactus (Ferocactus Hystrix)

Ferocactus hystrix

  • Common Name: Electrode Cactus
  • Scientific Name: Ferocactus Hystrix
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: easy to grow, Tolerates Drought, Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 18″ to 48″
  • Sun: Full Sun

Engelmann Prickly Pear (Opuntia Engelmannii)

Opuntia engelmannii

  • Common Name: Engelmann Prickly Pear
  • Scientific Name: Opuntia Engelmannii
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 9.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates Drought, Easy to Grow, Deer Resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 7 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 36″ to 72″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

English daisy (Bellis perennis)

English daisy_Bellis perennis

  • Common Name: English daisy
  • Scientific Name: Bellis perennis
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.5-6.5
  • Flower Color: White rays with yellow center
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 3-6″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Herb

Eryngo (Eryngium alpinum)

eryngo_Eryngium alpinum

  • Common Name: Eryngo
  • Scientific Name: Eryngium alpinum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.8 – 7.2
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 25-32”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum)

European wild ginger_Asarum europaeum

  • Common Name: European wild ginger
  • Scientific Name: Asarum europaeum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 4-6
  • Flower Color: Greenish-yellow to brown
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 3-6′
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Eve’s Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

  • Common Name: Eve’s Needle Cactus
  • Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia subulata
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Special Characteristics: Container, attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9-10
  • Height At Maturity: 72-180″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Houseplant

Evening primrose (Oenothera pilosella)

evening primrose_Oenothera pilosella

  • Common Name: Evening primrose
  • Scientific Name: Oenothera pilosella
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates wet soil
  • Soil PH: 5.5-6.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum Bracteatum)

4 Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum Bracteatum)

  • Common Name: Everlasting Flower
  • Scientific Name: Helichrysum Bracteatum
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Tolerates wet soil
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow, purple, red, violet
  • Special Characteristics: Deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 40″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Evolvulus (Evolvulus nuttallianus)

evolvulus_Evolvulus nuttallianus

  • Common Name: Evolvulus
  • Scientific Name: Evolvulus nuttallianus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 7.9-8.2
  • Flower Color: Lavender to blue
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

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