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45 Plants and Flowers that Start with “A”


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Acanthocalycium glaucum

Acanthocalycium glaucum
Common Name:
Acanthocalycium glaucum
Scientific Name:
Acanthocalycium glaucum
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Red, orange, gold
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Acanthocalycium thionanthum

Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Common Name:
Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Scientific Name:
Acanthocalycium thionanthum
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow, white, pink, orange or red
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Adriatic bellflower (Campanula garganica “Dickson’s Gold”)

Adriatic bellflower (Campanula garganica "Dickson's Gold")
Common Name:
Adriatic bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula garganica "Dickson's Gold"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 7
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

African Daisy (Arctotis)

African Daisy (Arctotis)
Common Name:
African Daisy
Scientific Name:
Arctotis
Type:
Annual
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5 to 5.5
Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, Red, White
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
12" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

African tuliptree (Spathodea campanulata)

African tuliptree (Spathodea campanulata)
Common Name:
African tuliptree
Scientific Name:
Spathodea campanulata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Reddish-orange with yellow corolla margin
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
360-480"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Agave (Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN)

Agave (Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN)
Common Name:
Agave
Scientific Name:
Agave geminiflora RASTA MAN
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Greenish-yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Alder-leaved serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Alder-leaved serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)
Common Name:
Alder-leaved serviceberry
Scientific Name:
Amelanchier alnifolia
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5-7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds, showy flowers, easy to grow, edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
2-7
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Alpine aster (Aster alpinus)

Alpine aster (Aster alpinus)
Common Name:
Alpine aster
Scientific Name:
Aster alpinus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-7.5
Flower Color:
Blue-violet rays with yellow centers
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)

American Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)
Common Name:
American Beautyberry
Scientific Name:
Callicarpa Americana
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.6-7.5
Flower Color:
Pink, violet, white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
6-10
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

American blue vervain (Verbena hastata)

American blue vervain (Verbena hastata)
Common Name:
American blue vervain
Scientific Name:
Verbena hastata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
4.5–8.0
Flower Color:
Purplish-blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-72'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

American boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

American boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Common Name:
American boneset
Scientific Name:
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, cut flowers, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

American century plant (Agave americana)

American century plant (Agave americana)
Common Name:
American century plant
Scientific Name:
Agave americana
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Greenish yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
36-72"
Sun:
Full sun

American century plant (Agave attenuata)

American century plant (Agave attenuata)
Common Name:
American century plant
Scientific Name:
Agave attenuata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow green to white
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 12
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

Andromeda (Pieris japonica)
Common Name:
Andromeda
Scientific Name:
Pieris japonica
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White/Near white
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, poisonous, deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4-8
Height At Maturity:
120-144"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)

Angel Wings (Caladium bicolor)
Common Name:
Angel Wings
Scientific Name:
Caladium bicolor
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5.6 to 6.5
Flower Color:
pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12" to 24"
Sun:
Full Shade, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia)

Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia)
Common Name:
Angel's Trumpet
Scientific Name:
Brugmansia
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Poisonous, fragrant, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
7-11
Height At Maturity:
72-96"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Common Name:
Anise hyssop
Scientific Name:
Agastache foeniculum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender to purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Anise-scented sage (Salvia guaranitica)

Anise-scented sage (Salvia guaranitica)
Common Name:
Anise-scented sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia guaranitica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.4 to 5.8
Flower Color:
Deep blue with purple-blue calyx
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
24-60'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Annual honesty (Lunaria annua)

Annual honesty (Lunaria annua)
Common Name:
Annual honesty
Scientific Name:
Lunaria annua
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Purple
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Annual mallow (Lavatera trimestris)

Annual mallow (Lavatera trimestris)
Common Name:
Annual mallow
Scientific Name:
Lavatera trimestris
Type:
Annual
Water:
Medium moisture
Soil PH:
6.3 to 6.7
Flower Color:
White to pink
Special Characteristics:
Attractas Birds and butterflies, Cut Flower and Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
2' to 4'
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Annual Phlox (Phlox Drummondii)

Annual Phlox (Phlox Drummondii)
Common Name:
Annual Phlox
Scientific Name:
Phlox Drummondii
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate moisture
Soil PH:
4.5 to 7
Flower Color:
Pink, rose-red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer resistant, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens)

Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens)
Common Name:
Apple mint
Scientific Name:
Mentha suaveolens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pink to white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Ariocarpus confusus

Ariocarpus confusus
Common Name:
Ariocarpus confusus
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus confusus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
7.6-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, white
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens

Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Common Name:
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus subsp. elephantidens
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, purple
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Ariocarpus lloydii

Ariocarpus lloydii
Common Name:
Ariocarpus lloydii
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus lloydii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Arisaema (Arisaema engleri)

Arisaema (Arisaema engleri)
Common Name:
Arisaema
Scientific Name:
Arisaema engleri
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Purple flower spike with brownish-purple white-lined bract
Special Characteristics:
Poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 9
Height At Maturity:
1.50 to 2.00 feet
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Arisaema (Arisaema ringens)

Arisaema (Arisaema ringens)
Common Name:
Arisaema
Scientific Name:
Arisaema ringens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.6-7.5
Flower Color:
Green and purple striped spathe with a yellow and white spadix
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18"
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum var. serratum)

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum var. serratum)
Common Name:
Arisaema
Scientific Name:
Arisaema serratum var. serratum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.6 to 6.0
Flower Color:
green and purple spathe with white stripes
Special Characteristics:
Poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
3-4'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)
Common Name:
Arisaema
Scientific Name:
Arisaema serratum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.6-6
Flower Color:
green and purple spathe with white stripes
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
3-4"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)

Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)
Common Name:
Arisaema
Scientific Name:
Arisaema serratum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.5-6.5
Flower Color:
Green and purple spathe with white stripes
Special Characteristics:
Poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
3-4'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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