50+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “D”

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Dahlberg Daisy (Thymophylla tenuiloba)

Dahlberg Daisy (Thymophylla tenuiloba)
Common Name:
Dahlberg Daisy
Scientific Name:
Thymophylla tenuiloba
Type:
Annual
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 10
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daisy (Helenium)

Daisy (Helenium)
Common Name:
Daisy
Scientific Name:
Helenium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
moderate to wet soil
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7.0
Flower Color:
Yellow rays and dull yellow center disks
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
2' to 5'
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcore

Dalmatian iris (Iris pallida)

Dalmatian iris (Iris pallida)
Common Name:
Dalmatian iris
Scientific Name:
Iris pallida
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pale lavender blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dalmation bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana “Aurea”)

Dalmation bellflower (Campanula portenschlagiana "Aurea")
Common Name:
Dalmation bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula portenschlagiana "Aurea"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Violet & blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, easy to grow, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Apricot Beauty”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Apricot Beauty")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Apricot Beauty"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.2-5.5
Flower Color:
Orange
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-30"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Apricot”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Apricot")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Apricot"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow-orange
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, fragrant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Autumn Red”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Autumn Red")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Autumn Red"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Red with gold throat
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
30-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Christmas Is”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Christmas Is")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Christmas Is"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Red with a green throat
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Green Tarantula”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Green Tarantula")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Green Tarantula"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow with green throat
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
30-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Lady Emily” LOVELY LADY)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Lady Emily" LOVELY LADY)
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Lady Emily" LOVELY LADY
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender with darker veining
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Prairie Blue Eyes”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Prairie Blue Eyes")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Prairie Blue Eyes"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender with a green throat
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-30"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Purple d’Oro”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Purple d'Oro")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Purple d'Oro"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.2 - 6.7
Flower Color:
Reddish-purple with yellow throat
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
18-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Red Magic”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Red Magic")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Red Magic"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.6-7.5
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
30-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Rosy Returns”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Rosy Returns")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Rosy Returns"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Rose pink with deeper rose eye
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Scarlet Oak”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Scarlet Oak")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Scarlet Oak"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0-8.0
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
30-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Hemerocallis “Stella de Oro”)

Daylily (Hemerocallis "Stella de Oro")
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Hemerocallis "Stella de Oro"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Yellow with deeper throats
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
9-12"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Daylily (Herbaceous perennial)

Daylily (Herbaceous perennial)
Common Name:
Daylily
Scientific Name:
Herbaceous perennial
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
16' to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Delosperma (Delosperma nubigenum)

Delosperma (Delosperma nubigenum)

Common Name:
Delosperma
Scientific Name:
Delosperma nubigenum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.8 - 7.2
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)

Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)
Common Name:
Delphinium
Scientific Name:
Delphinium elatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-6.5
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds, hummingbirds, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
36-60"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Deutzia (Deutzia pulchra)

Deutzia (Deutzia pulchra)
Common Name:
Deutzia
Scientific Name:
Deutzia pulchra
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.6-75
Flower Color:
White/Near white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
5-8
Height At Maturity:
48" to 72"
Sun:
Partial shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Dew flower (Penstemon cobaea)

Dew flower (Penstemon cobaea)
Common Name:
Dew flower
Scientific Name:
Penstemon cobaea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
White, pink to violet
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun

Dichondra (Dichondra argentea “Silver Falls”)

Dichondra (Dichondra argentea "Silver Falls")
Common Name:
Dichondra
Scientific Name:
Dichondra argentea "Silver Falls"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.5-6.3
Flower Color:
Greenish-yellow to white
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 12
Height At Maturity:
3"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dietes (Dietes iridioides)

Dietes (Dietes iridioides)
Common Name:
Dietes
Scientific Name:
Dietes iridioides
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
White with yellow and blue markings
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dittany (Dictamnus albus var. purpureus)

Dittany (Dictamnus albus var. purpureus)
Common Name:
Dittany
Scientific Name:
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pale to deep purplish pink with darker veins on petals
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dittany (Dictamnus albus)

Dittany (Dictamnus albus)
Common Name:
Dittany
Scientific Name:
Dictamnus albus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White, pink, red, lilac, sometimes veined or dotted red
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun

Dog fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)

Dog fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)
Common Name:
Dog fennel
Scientific Name:
Eupatorium capillifolium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-10
Flower Color:
Greenish-white
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 9
Height At Maturity:
36-72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)

Dutchman's Pipe Cactus (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)
Common Name:
Dutchman's Pipe Cactus
Scientific Name:
Epiphyllum Oxypetalum
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Moderate Moisture
Soil PH:
5.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy Flowers, Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
11
Height At Maturity:
96" to 120"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)
Common Name:
Dutchmans breeches
Scientific Name:
Dicentra cucullaria
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
White to pink
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata)

Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata)
Common Name:
Dwarf crested iris
Scientific Name:
Iris cristata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-6.5
Flower Color:
Pale blue with gold-crested falls
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-9"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Dwarf lady palm (Rhapis)

Dwarf lady palm (Rhapis)

Common Name:
Dwarf lady palm
Scientific Name:
Rhapis
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5-7
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-11
Height At Maturity:
48-144"
Sun:
Partial shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen
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