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30 Plants and Flowers that Start with “F”

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

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Fairy Castle (Acanthocereus Tetragonus)

Fairy Castle_Acanthocereus tetragonus

  • Common Name: Fairy Castle
  • Scientific Name: Acanthocereus Tetragonus
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Container, Easy to grow, Tolerates Drought
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6′ to 23′
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Fairy Duster (Calliandra Eriophylla)

Fairy Duster_Calliandra eriophylla-full sun

  • Common Name: Fairy Duster
  • Scientific Name: Calliandra Eriophylla
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Purple, Pink
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates Drought
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ to 48″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

False indigo (Baptisia alba)

false indigo_Baptisia alba

  • Common Name: Fairy Duster
  • Scientific Name: Calliandra Eriophylla
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Purple, Pink
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates Drought
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ to 48″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

False rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

false rue anemone_Enemion biternatum

  • Common Name: False rue anemone
  • Scientific Name: Enemion biternatum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.5-8
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 5-8″
  • Sun: Part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila “Alba”)

fan columbine_Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila

  • Common Name: Fan columbine
  • Scientific Name: Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila “Alba”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.8 – 6.8
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 6-9″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata)

fan columbine_Aquilegia flabellata

  • Common Name: Fan columbine
  • Scientific Name: Aquilegia flabellata
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Blue and white
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, cut flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 6-18″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Fan flower (Scaevola Aemula)

25Fan flower _ annual

  • Common Name: Fan flower
  • Scientific Name: Scaevola Aemula
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Medium moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.5 to 6.0
  • Flower Color: Dark blue, Lavander. violet
  • Special Characteristics: Container, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 8″ to 18″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Feathery Cassia (Senna Artemisioides)

Feathery Cassia_Senna artemisioides-full sun

  • Common Name: Feathery Cassia
  • Scientific Name: Senna Artemisioides
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 7.6 to 8.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 36″ to 96″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare “Smokey”)

fennel_Foeniculum vulgare 'Smokey'

  • Common Name: Fennel
  • Scientific Name: Foeniculum vulgare “Smokey”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.1-7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 48-72″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Herb

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)

1 Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)

  • Common Name: Fennel
  • Scientific Name: Foeniculum Vulgare
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Moderate Moisture
  • Soil PH: 7.0 to 8.0
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Deep resistant, Fragrant, attract birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 4′ to 6′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Fern leaf yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)

fern-leaf yarrow_Achillea filipendulina

  • Common Name: Fern leaf yarrow
  • Scientific Name: Achillea filipendulina
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 4 – 8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant, deer-resistant, cut flowers, container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 36-48′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Ferocactus Schwarzii (Ferocactus Schwarzii)

Ferocactus schwarzii

  • Common Name: Ferocactus Schwarzii
  • Scientific Name: Ferocactus Schwarzii
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Container, Tolerates Drought, Easy to Grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6″ to 24″
  • Sun: Full Sun

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

feverfew_Tanacetum parthenium

  • Common Name: Feverfew
  • Scientific Name: Tanacetum parthenium
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.0-6.7
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12-36″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Fig (Ficus Carica)

Fig_Ficus carica-full sun

  • Common Name: Fig
  • Scientific Name: Ficus Carica
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 6 to 6.5
  • Flower Color: green
  • Special Characteristics: Edible
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 6 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 120″ to 240″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Filbert Shrub (Corylus)

Filbert Shrub_Corylus-full sun to part sun

  • Common Name: Filbert Shrub
  • Scientific Name: Corylus
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Brown, Red
  • Special Characteristics: Edible, Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 120″ to 180″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Fire pink (Silene virginica)

fire pink_Silene virginica

  • Common Name: Fire pink
  • Scientific Name: Silene virginica
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.8-7.2
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts hummingbirds, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Firecracker Flower (Justicia Rizzinii)

Firecracker Flower_Justicia rizzinii-part shade to shade

  • Common Name: Firecracker Flower
  • Scientific Name: Justicia Rizzinii
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates Drought, Attracts birds and butterflies, Cut flower
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ to 36″
  • Sun: Part Shade to Full Shade
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Firethorn (Pyracantha)

Firethorn_Pyracantha-part sun to sun

  • Common Name: Firethorn
  • Scientific Name: Pyracantha
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 6.5
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates Drought
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 96″ to 120″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Fishhook Cactus (Mammillaria Schiedeana)

Mammillaria schiedeana

  • Common Name: Fishhook Cactus
  • Scientific Name: Mammillaria Schiedeana
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: White, Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates Drought, Container, Easy to grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6″ to 12″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Fivespot (Nemophila maculata)

fivespot_Nemophila-maculata

  • Common Name: Fivespot
  • Scientific Name: Nemophila maculata
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.5 – 7.5
  • Flower Color: White with single purple petal spots
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8-10
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Flame nettle (Solenostemon or Coleus)

4flame nettle_ annual

  • Common Name: Flame nettle
  • Scientific Name: Solenostemon or Coleus
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.25 to 6.75
  • Flower Color: Multicolor
  • Special Characteristics: Cut flowers, Easy to grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4-10
  • Height At Maturity: 24″ to 48″
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: groundcover

Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)

23Flowering tobacco_ Annual

  • Common Name: Flower Tobacco
  • Scientific Name: Nicotiana
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Medium moisture
  • Soil PH: 5.0 to 5.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green to white, pink and red
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant, Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 3′ to 5′
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: Ground cover

Foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus “Electric Blue”)

foothill penstemon_Penstemon heterophyllus 'Electric Blue'

  • Common Name: Foothill penstemon
  • Scientific Name: Penstemon heterophyllus “Electric Blue”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 6.0-7.5
  • Flower Color: Gentian blue
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 6-10
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Forget me not (Myosotis Sylvatica)

27forget-me-not_ annual

  • Common Name: forget me not
  • Scientific Name: Myosotis Sylvatica ‘victoria blue’
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Medium, tolerates wet soil
  • Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Flower Color: Blue with yellow eye
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 6″ to 9″
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Forsythia (Forsythia)

Forsythia_Forsythia-part sun to sun

  • Common Name: Forsythia
  • Scientific Name: Forsythia
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 5.6 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 72″ to 96″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

12 Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

  • Common Name: Four O’clock
  • Scientific Name: Mirabilis jalapa
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Moderate, tolerates wet soil
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Pink, rose, red, magenta, yellow, white
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts bird and butterflies, deer-resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 2′ to 3′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

French Lace (Lavandula Multifida)

French lace_Lavandula multifida

  • Common Name: French lace
  • Scientific Name: Lavandula multifida
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Lavender-purple
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, fragrant, attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 12″-24″
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Herb

French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus “Sativa”)

French tarragon_Artemisia dracunculus 'Sativa'

  • Common Name: French tarragon
  • Scientific Name: Artemisia dracunculus “Sativa”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought
  • Soil PH: 4.9-7.5
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 18-36″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Herb

Frikarts Aster (Aster x Frikartii)

Frikart's-Aster_Aster-x-Frikartii

  • Common Name: Frikarts Aster
  • Scientific Name: Aster x Frikartii
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.5 – 7.5
  • Flower Color: Lavender-blue with golden-yellow centers
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Deer resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
  • Height At Maturity: 23-29″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

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