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Backyard garden with many types of flowers and plants

Welcome to our main gardening page where we set out many types of flowers and plants.  From here you can access so many plant and flower varieties that this really is your one-stop-shop.

Main Types of Flowers

The starting point is our main sections where we categorize by perennials, annuals, shrubs and cacti.

838 Types of Perennials (A to Z Photo Database)

838 Types of Perennials (A to Z Photo Database)

Search for hundreds of perennials by sun requirements, water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH, height and more. 100's of photos.
76 Types of Annuals (A to Z Photo Database)

76 Types of Annuals (A to Z Photo Database)

Search for annuals by sun requirements, water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH, height and more.
Red flowered rhododendron shrub

99 Types of Shrubs (A to Z Picture Database)

Search for 99 types of shrubs by sun requirements, water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH, height and more.
132 Types of Cacti and Succulents (A to Z Photo Database)

132 Types of Cacti and Succulents (A to Z Photo Database)

Search for hundreds of cacti and succelents by sun requirements, water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH, height and more. 100's of photos.

Flowers by Color

A good way to plan and design a flower garden is by color.  Below we set out incredible galleries organized by flower color.

Photo collage showing different types of Pink flowers.

30 Types of Pink and Fuchsia Flowers (A-Z)

Fuchsia flowers have more than 100 species, numerous varieties and can survive for hundreds of years. These ornamental flowers can be found everywhere — from the depths of the sea to the high grounds with altitudes as high as 13.900 feet.
Different types of bicolor flowers.

16 Stunning Types of Bicolor Flowers

When you really want to add different colors to a garden, pot or patio, use bicolor flowers. These really pop and can look simply amazing. This is our stunning gallery showcasing 16 different types of bicolor flowers.
Different types of orange flowers.

30 Different Types of Orange Flowers (A-Z)

Orange is my favorite color. I love it in clothing, home decor and flowers. It's also the de facto Dutch national color. Here are my favorite 30 orange flowers. Each listed flower includes a photo and key growing information.
Different types of White flowers.

My 30 Favorite Types of White Flowers for Your Gardens (A to Z)

Here are my 30 favorite white flowers for a garden. When it comes to planning and designing a garden, it's important to establish balance with respect to heights, fullness and color.  White is a terrific flower color to add some neutrality to an otherwise bright or even dull (i.e. all green) garden.  
Some of the most popular yellow flowers.

30 Vibrant Types of Yellow Flowers for Your Yard (A to Z)

Daffodils are perhaps the best-known yellow flower, but it sure ain't the only one.  In fact, there are many popular yellow flowers you can plant in your yard. We decided to put together a list of our 30 favorite yellow flowers organized alphabetically.  This is one vibrant, fun post... not to mention absolutely stunning to look at.  Enjoy!
30 Popular Types of Blue & Violet Flowers for Your Garden (A to Z)

30 Popular Types of Blue & Violet Flowers for Your Garden (A to Z)

Here are 30 of the most popular types of blue and violet flowers. While not the same, blue and violet are pretty close in color.  Violet leans towards purple and blue is blue.  We combined them in one post because in many cases it's a close call whether a flower is actually blue or violet. I love the coolness of blue and violet flowers.  They cool down hot colors such as red, yellow and orange.  They juxtapose those hot colors in a garden beautifully.   
Collection of red flowers

30 Most Popular Types of Red Flowers for Your Garden (A to Z)

Here's a beautiful list of my 30 favorite (and popular) red flowers organized in alphabetical order. All types listed that will add a nice splash of red to any garden, patio or yard.
25 Purple Flower Ideas For Your Garden, Pots And Planters

25 Purple Flower Ideas For Your Garden, Pots And Planters

Everything you need to know about 25 beautiful purple flowers for your garden, flower pots and planters. Purple flowers are stunning (IMHO).

Flowers by Specific Type

A more specific way to look for flowers is to check out the sub-types of specific flowers.  Below we showcase and provide access to galleries that set out and explain many different flower options for specific flowers.

32 Different Types of Amaryllis Flowers Plus Fun Facts

32 Different Types of Amaryllis Flowers Plus Fun Facts

Get to know the Amaryllis flowers, bulbous flowering plants also known as the Naked Lily, and its many different varieties.
24 Different Types of Laurel Flowers Plus More

24 Different Types of Laurel Flowers Plus More

Learn more about the Laurel flowers and you might just understand why one of these types was made the state flower of Pennsylvania.
32 Different Types of Alstroemeria Flowers

32 Different Types of Alstroemeria Flowers

Alstroemeria flowers are known by many names such as the Peruvian Lily, Lily of the Incas and Parrot Lily. Read on to know more about these flowers.
29 Different Types of Sweet Peas Plust Fun Facts

29 Different Types of Sweet Peas Plust Fun Facts

Get to know more about the sweet peas, the garden flowers with eye-catching multicolored varieties and stunning fragrance.
37 Different Types of Violets for Your Garden

37 Different Types of Violets for Your Garden

Discover the flower that even the great Napoleon Bonaparte called as his own. Violets come from a large family with multicolored varieties, not just purple.
24 Different Types of Ranunculus Plus Interesting Facts

24 Different Types of Ranunculus Plus Interesting Facts

Ranunculus flowers, also commonly known as buttercups, are bouquet favorites because of their colorful petals. Know more about them and its different types.
32 Different Types of Magnolias

32 Different Types of Magnolias

Magnolias are one of the oldest flowering plants ever discovered. Get to know more of the spectacular varieties of this ancient flower.
45 Different Types of Proteus Flowers

45 Different Types of Proteus Flowers

Discover the many different kinds of proteus flowers that vary in size and shape that they were named after Proteus the shape-shifter in Greek mythology.
23 Different Types of Lilacs for Your Garden

23 Different Types of Lilacs for Your Garden

You can catch a whiff of their fragrance even from a distance. Lilac flowers are among the most spectacular flowers you can grow in your garden.
26 Different Types of Aloe Vera

26 Different Types of Aloe Vera

We all know the aloe vera plant and its immense health benefits, but not its many different types. Read on to discover what these are.
36 Different Types of Lotus Flowers

36 Different Types of Lotus Flowers

The lotus flowers are one of the most popular plants in the world. Read on to see just how much you know about these beloved flowers.
31 Different Types of Ornamental Grass

31 Different Types of Ornamental Grass

Discover the many types of ornamental grass and how they differ from one another. You'll never look at grass the same way again.
23 Different Types of Gladiolas For Your Garden

23 Different Types of Gladiolas For Your Garden

Colorful gladiolas have colorful stories behind their names. Find out what these are and the different types of these August flowers.
28 Different Types of Camellias

28 Different Types of Camellias

The beauty of a camellia flower is one that can withstand the test of time. Get to know more of this evergreen beauty that's also known for making teas.
35 Different Types of Morning Glory and Other Interesting Facts

35 Different Types of Morning Glory and Other Interesting Facts

Morning Glory flowers may have a short life span but they have a long list of varieties and certainly plenty of interesting things about them.
40 Different Types of Lilies for Your Garden

40 Different Types of Lilies for Your Garden

Considered as one of the most favored flowers in the world, lilies are full of surprises. Read on to know just how much you know these beautiful flowers.
27 Different Types of Lavender and Benefits of Growing Them

27 Different Types of Lavender and Benefits of Growing Them

Lavender existed for centuries and has been of use in many ways since time immemorial. Know the different types and the advantages you get for growing them.
71 Different Types of Impatiens and Its Uses

71 Different Types of Impatiens and Its Uses

Impatiens vary in colors with and has several nicknames describing its unique characteristics. The flowers can also be used in several ways.
20 Different Types of Hyacinths and All You Need To Know About It

20 Different Types of Hyacinths and All You Need To Know About It

Hyacinth flowers have a rich history that are as colorful as their blooms. They also have numerous health benefits but use them with proper precautions.
41 Different Types of Iris Flowers For Your Garden

41 Different Types of Iris Flowers For Your Garden

The Iris flowers are one of the most cultivated flowers in the world. Iris produces different flower colors which has come to symbolize different meanings.
57 Different Types of Hostas (Plantain Lilies)

57 Different Types of Hostas (Plantain Lilies)

Hostas are flowering plants that are more popular for their distinctive and edible leaves than for the flowers. Get to know more of the 57 different types.
63 Different Types of Geraniums

63 Different Types of Geraniums

It has over 400 species with a wide range of variety in shapes, sizes, height, fragrances and foliage. Some Geraniums are tailing, some are upright and some have single bloom while some have double.
33 Different Types of Sunflowers and Why You Should Grow Them

33 Different Types of Sunflowers and Why You Should Grow Them

Get to know more of this amazing flower and find even more reasons why they should be planted in your garden.
43 Different Types of Daisies

43 Different Types of Daisies

Daisies are full of surprises. They belong to one of the largest plant family and make up 10 percent of the world's flowering plants.
32 Different Types of Foxglove Flowers and Its Advantages

32 Different Types of Foxglove Flowers and Its Advantages

Foxglove flowers belong to the plantain family and originated from Europe. It got its name from its appearance because the blossoms look like gloved fingers that fit the size of a fox's paws.
42 Different Types of Crocus Flowers

42 Different Types of Crocus Flowers

Crocus flowers belong to the iris family and have 80 different species that can be found all across the globe. These seasonal flowers can tolerate extreme temperatures of heat and cold.
53 Different Types of Dahlias For Your Garden

53 Different Types of Dahlias For Your Garden

Dahlias have 30 species and 20,000 cultivars which means a huge range of varieties. The range can include dwarf dahlias that don't grow more than 12 inches in height and those that can grow taller than a man.
33 Different Types of Corydalis Flowers and its Medical Uses

33 Different Types of Corydalis Flowers and its Medical Uses

Spectacular collection listing out and picturing the 33 different types of corydalis flowers. All colors shown as well as a detailed write up about the various medical uses.
13 Different Types of Chrysanthemums (Plus Planting Tips and Health Benefits)

13 Different Types of Chrysanthemums (Plus Planting Tips and Health Benefits)

Chrysanthemum flowers are the second most popular flowers in the world, next to rose. There are 40 wild species and thousands of varieties of chrysanthemums. The varieties can differ in size, colours and number of flowers per stem.
35 Different Types of Coneflowers For Your Garden

35 Different Types of Coneflowers For Your Garden

Coneflowers have nine species and 60-100 varieties with two species considered endangered. All coneflower varieties have the same daisy-like appearance. 
43 Different Types of Black-Eyed Susans

43 Different Types of Black-Eyed Susans

The Black-Eyed Susan belongs to the sunflower family and is the state flower of Maryland. It's also a medicinal herb believed to treat colds, flu and even snakebites. 
27 Different Types of Bleeding Heart Flowers

27 Different Types of Bleeding Heart Flowers

With such a fascinating name and appearance, who'd think that the bleeding heart flowers can have many different types. They come in various foliage, flower color and sizes.
13 Types of Bonsai Trees (by Style and Shape Plus Pictures)

13 Types of Bonsai Trees (by Style and Shape Plus Pictures)

12 types of bonsai trees illustrated via 54 pictures organized by style/shape. Includes upright, slanted, windswept, cascading, multi-trunk, forest and more.
12 Different Types of Azaleas And Why They're Good For Your Garden

12 Different Types of Azaleas And Why They’re Good For Your Garden

12 main thypes of Azaleas with photos. Although many people do not realize it, there are over 10,000 types of azaleas and approximately 800 species. Azaleas can be cut and replanted, where the plant will clone itself to make new azaleas, although they can also be grown from seeds.
Field of different types of tulips

42 Different Types of Tulips for Your Gardens

Did you know there are actually over 3,000 varieties of tulips divided into 15 different groups.  It's an insanely popular flower for bouquets and gardens. We decided to list out 42 of the most popular types of tulips which we feature and briefly explain them here.
Garden full of beautiful begonias of different colors

The 12 Types of Begonias for Your Garden

Discover the 12 types of begonias you can get for your gardens. Begonias are beautiful, sturdy, and come in a wide variety of colors and types. They also don’t need direct sunlight to grow well and in fact, they should be planted in semi-shade conditions. Below are just some of the types of begonias people choose for their home or office.
Spectacular pink peonies garden

31 Types of Peonies (All Colors, Bloom Types and Varieties)

Incredible list of the many different types of peonies flowers. Includes all colors, bloom types and many varieties. This is a terrific checklist peonies guide.
Incredible rose garden with many types of roses

22 Different Types of Roses for Your Yard

The best rose guide setting out 22 different types of roses. In the United States alone, over 1.3 billion roses are purchased on Valentine's Day.  While many roses are grown in the USA, over 1 billion of those roses are imported. The rose became synonymous with Valentine's Day via Greek mythology.  It's said that rose bushes grew on the ground where Aphrodite (goddess of love) shed tears and the spilt blood of her lover Adonis. Read full rose guide here.
Photo collage showing the different types of daffodils

11 Different Types of Daffodils (Who Knew There Were So Many?)

The daffodil is a special flower for many of us in northern climates (I'm in Vancouver BC) because it's the first flower to bloom in many yards in early, early Spring. I love seeing Daffodils because it means Spring is here and Summer is around the corner.
Photo showing the 4 different types of marigolds

4 Types of Marigolds PLUS How to Grow and Benefits (Marigolds Guide)

The marigold is a beautiful small flower that is wildly popular in North America. What you may not know is that there are 4 different types of marigolds. We set out and describe all 4 types plus explain how to grow them and their many benefits.

Flowers Listed by First Letter (Alphabetical A to Z)

In this section we provide access to our galleries that organize flower and plants by their first letter of the common name.

Plants and Flowers that Start with "A"

Plants and Flowers that Start with “A”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "A". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with "B"

100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “B”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "B". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with "C"

100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “C”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "C". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
50+ Plants and Flowers that Start with "D"

50+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “D”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "D". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
20+ Plants and Flowers that Start with "E"

20+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “E”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "E". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
25+ Plants and Flowers that Start with "F"

25+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “F”

Check out our database of flowers and plants that start with "F". Include key info such as sun and water requirements, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
125 Flowers that Start with "G"

125 Flowers that Start with “G”

Sometimes it's easiest to find a particular flower by the first letter. If it's "G" we have you covered. This is a massive flower directory listing many flowers that start with G.
75 Flowers that Start with "H"

75 Flowers that Start with “H”

Here's an extensive list and searchable directory of flowers that start with "H". For each listing, learn the scientific name, water requirements, sun requirements and many other important flower info.
10 Flowers that Start with "I"

10 Flowers that Start with “I”

Here's a small list of beautiful flowers that start with "I". Check them out and learn water needs, sun vs. shade preferences, soil pH, hardiness zones and more.
25 Flowers that Start with "J"

25 Flowers that Start with “J”

Here's a collection of flowers and plants that start with "J". This database includes 25 listings and provides key information on each such as sun needs, water needs and more.
50 Flowers that Start with "L"

50 Flowers that Start with “L”

Great list of flowers and plants that start with "L". Each listing includes key flower information such as sun needs (or shade preferences), water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH and more.
50 Flowers that Start with "M"

50 Flowers that Start with “M”

Here's our directory of 50 flowers that start with "M". All types featured and each listing includes all the main flower information you need to know as to whether it's the right flower for your particular garden spot.
10 Flowers that Start with "N"

10 Flowers that Start with “N”

Here's a list of flowers that start with "N". This is a detailed directory of plants and flowers whose first letter is N. Each listing includes important growing information.
15 Flowers that Start with "O"

15 Flowers that Start with “O”

This is our list of flowers that start with "O". Each flower listed that starts with the letter "O" includes key information about how and where to grow it.
75 Flowers that Start with "P"

75 Flowers that Start with “P”

This is our expansive photo and info gallery featuring flowers that start with "P". We include over 75 of them and each listing includes all the planting and growing information you need.
40 Flowers that Start with "R"

40 Flowers that Start with “R”

Here's our dedicated page listing flowers that start with "R". We have a massive flower directory, each listing includes important growing info. This page features all flowers with a first letter being "R".
125 Flowers that Start with "S"

125 Flowers that Start with “S”

Here is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with "S". Each s-flower in this list includes key growing info such as sun needs, water preferences and more. Great list.
40 Flowers that Start with "T"

40 Flowers that Start with “T”

Here is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with "T". Each t-flower in this list includes key growing info such as sun needs, water preferences and more. Great list.
10 Flowers that Start with "V"

10 Flowers that Start with “V”

Check out our gallery of interesting flowers that start with "V." We feature growing tips and details as well as some tutorial videos.
55 Flowers that Start with "W"

55 Flowers that Start with “W”

Check out our gallery of interesting flowers that start with "W." We feature growing tips and other useful details as well as some tutorial videos.
10 Flowers that Start with "Y"

10 Flowers that Start with “Y”

Check out our gallery of interesting flowers that start with "Y." We feature growing tips and useful details as well as some tutorial videos.

Plant and Flower Directory

If you’d like to further filter your search for flowers and plants, check out our entire plant and flower directory here.

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