100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “C”

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Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)

Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)
Common Name:
Cabega
Scientific Name:
Austrocephalocereus dybowskii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10-11
Height At Maturity:
48-144"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)
Common Name:
Calamint
Scientific Name:
Calamintha nepeta
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5-7
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Calico Cactus (Echinocereus Engelmannii)

Calico Cactus (Echinocereus Engelmannii)
Common Name:
Calico Cactus
Scientific Name:
Echinocereus Engelmannii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, Purple
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Container, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
6" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

California Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron californicum)

California Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron californicum)
Common Name:
California Flannel Bush
Scientific Name:
Fremontodendron californicum
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.6 to 8.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-9
Height At Maturity:
180-240"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Common Name:
California Poppy
Scientific Name:
Eschscholzia californica
Type:
Annual
Water:
Drought tolerant
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Flower Color:
Gold: yellow/orange
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 through 11
Sun:
Plenty of sun

Camellia Camellia

Camellia Camellia
Common Name:
Camelia
Scientific Name:
Camelia
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Pink, Rose, Red
Special Characteristics:
Container, attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 9
Height At Maturity:
96" to 120"
Sun:
Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Campion (Silene uniflora “Robin Whitebreast”)

Campion (Silene uniflora "Robin Whitebreast")
Common Name:
Campion
Scientific Name:
Silene uniflora "Robin Whitebreast"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.8-6.2
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-9'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Canada violet (Viola canadensis)

Canada violet (Viola canadensis)
Common Name:
Canada violet
Scientific Name:
Viola canadensis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
White, tinged purple
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3-8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Canadian goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canadian goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Common Name:
Canadian goldenrod
Scientific Name:
Solidago canadensis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3-9
Height At Maturity:
48-60"
Sun:
Full sun

Canary island daisy (Asteriscus sericeus)

Canary island daisy (Asteriscus sericeus)
Common Name:
Canary island daisy
Scientific Name:
Asteriscus sericeus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
4-6
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-11
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Cancer weed (Salvia lyrata)

Cancer weed (Salvia lyrata)
Common Name:
Cancer weed
Scientific Name:
Salvia lyrata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus Cochal)

Candelabra Cactus (Myrtillocactus Cochal)
Common Name:
Candelabra Cactus
Scientific Name:
Myrtillocactus Cochal
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pale Green
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 10"
Sun:
Full sun

Candy Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Wislizenii)

Candy Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus Wislizenii)
Common Name:
Candy Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name:
Ferocactus Wislizenii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Easy to Grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 36"
Sun:
Full Sun

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens “Weisser Zwerg”)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens "Weisser Zwerg")
Common Name:
Candytuft
Scientific Name:
Iberis sempervirens "Weisser Zwerg"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, tolerates rabbit
Hardiness Zone(s):
3-8
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Common Name:
Candytuft
Scientific Name:
Iberis sempervirens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6"-12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Common Name:
Candytuft
Scientific Name:
Iberis sempervirens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Cape daisy (Dimorphotheca)

Cape daisy (Dimorphotheca)
Common Name:
Cape Daisy / African daisy
Scientific Name:
Dimorphotheca
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate: Every 2 to 3 days after transplant followed by 2x/week followed by once a week.
Soil PH:
5.0 to 5.5 (slightly acidic)
Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, Red and White
Hardiness Zone(s):
1 through 15
Height At Maturity:
120 mm
Sun:
Plenty of Sun

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Common Name:
Cardinal Flower
Scientific Name:
Lobelia cardinalis
Type:
Annual
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7
Flower Color:
red white pink
Special Characteristics:
Attracts Birds and Butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)

Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)
Common Name:
Carmine Cob
Scientific Name:
Echinopsis Backebergii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Red, Pink
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Container, Showy Flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
1" to 6"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Common Name:
Carnation
Scientific Name:
Dianthus caryophyllus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.5 to 5.8
Flower Color:
Red, pink, white, and bicolors
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, Deer-resistant, Attracts Birds and Butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Common Name:
Cardinal Flower
Scientific Name:
pink and peach
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate Moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.2
Flower Color:
red, yellow, white, purple, pink and peach
Special Characteristics:
Deer Resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Carnation (Dianthus superbus)

Carnation (Dianthus superbus)
Common Name:
Carnation
Scientific Name:
Dianthus superbus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pale lilac
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, easy to grow, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
3-8
Height At Maturity:
9-18"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)
Common Name:
Carolina Allspice
Scientific Name:
Calycanthus floridus
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Maroon, brown
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, fragrant, poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
4-9
Height At Maturity:
48" to 72"
Sun:
Partial shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Cat’s Claw (Ancistrocactus uncinatus)

Cat's Claw (Ancistrocactus uncinatus)
Common Name:
Cat's Claw
Scientific Name:
Ancistrocactus uncinatus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Dull pink to dark red, or russet or brownish purple to almost black
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-12
Height At Maturity:
6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Climber

Catchfly (Lychnis coronaria)

Catchfly (Lychnis coronaria)
Common Name:
Catchfly
Scientific Name:
Lychnis coronaria
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.8-6.8
Flower Color:
Rose magenta
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4-8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)

Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Common Name:
Catnip
Scientific Name:
Nepeta cataria
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
White with pale purple spotting
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3-7
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Caucasian stonecrop (Sedum spurium “Album Superbum”)

Caucasian stonecrop (Sedum spurium "Album Superbum")
Common Name:
Caucasian stonecrop
Scientific Name:
Sedum spurium "Album Superbum"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.0 – 6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Caucasian stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

Caucasian stonecrop (Sedum spurium)
Common Name:
Caucasian stonecrop
Scientific Name:
Sedum spurium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.6-6
Flower Color:
Pink-red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Century plant (Agave “Blue Glow”)

Century plant (Agave "Blue Glow")
Common Name:
Century plant
Scientific Name:
Agave "Blue Glow"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Rarely flowers (greenish-yellow)
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, tolerates rabbit, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-11
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Century plant (Agave schidigera)

Century plant (Agave schidigera)
Common Name:
Century plant
Scientific Name:
Agave schidigera
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-10
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant
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