20+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “E”

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Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata “Nana”)

Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata "Nana")
Common Name:
Ear-leaved tickseed
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis auriculata "Nana"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-9"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis)

Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis)
Common Name:
Ear-leaved tickseed
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis
Type:
Annual
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, Cut flower, Deer-resistant, Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
0' to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Herb, Groundcover

Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

Early goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)
Common Name:
Early goldenrod
Scientific Name:
Solidago gigantea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-84"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

Early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)
Common Name:
Early meadow rue
Scientific Name:
Thalictrum dioicum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Green white with a purplish tinge
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Eastern Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)
Common Name:
Eastern Arborvitae
Scientific Name:
Thuja occidentalis
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Hardiness Zone(s):
2-9
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Eastern coneflower (Echinacea “Snow Cone”)

Eastern coneflower (Echinacea "Snow Cone")
Common Name:
Eastern coneflower
Scientific Name:
Echinacea "Snow Cone"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.8 - 7.5
Flower Color:
White with a chartreuse cone
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
Common Name:
Eastern Purple Coneflower
Scientific Name:
Echinacea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Drought resistant
Soil PH:
5.8
Flower Color:
Purplish pink
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
4' to 5'
Sun:
Full, Partial
Sub Type:
Herb, Groundcover

Eastern round-leaved violet (Viola rotundifolia)

Eastern round-leaved violet (Viola rotundifolia)
Common Name:
Eastern round-leaved violet
Scientific Name:
Viola rotundifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.6-7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Echinopsis (Echinopsis Thelegona)

Echinopsis (Echinopsis Thelegona)
Common Name:
Echinopsis
Scientific Name:
Echinopsis Thelegona
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White, Pink, Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 96"
Sun:
Full Sun

Egyptian star flower (Pentas lanceolata)

Egyptian star flower (Pentas lanceolata)
Common Name:
Egyptian star flower
Scientific Name:
Pentas lanceolata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.5-7.0
Flower Color:
Pink, magenta, lilac, white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10-11
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Common Name:
Elecampane
Scientific Name:
Inula helenium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.5-7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
36-72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Electrode Cactus (Ferocactus Hystrix)

Electrode Cactus (Ferocactus Hystrix)
Common Name:
Electrode Cactus
Scientific Name:
Ferocactus Hystrix
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
easy to grow, Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
18" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun

Engelmann Prickly Pear (Opuntia Engelmannii)

Engelmann Prickly Pear (Opuntia Engelmannii)
Common Name:
Engelmann Prickly Pear
Scientific Name:
Opuntia Engelmannii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 9.0
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Easy to Grow, Deer Resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 11
Height At Maturity:
36" to 72"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

English daisy (Bellis perennis)

English daisy (Bellis perennis)
Common Name:
English daisy
Scientific Name:
Bellis perennis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5-6.5
Flower Color:
White rays with yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Eryngo (Eryngium alpinum)

Eryngo (Eryngium alpinum)
Common Name:
Eryngo
Scientific Name:
Eryngium alpinum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.8 - 7.2
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 8
Height At Maturity:
25-32”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum)

European wild ginger (Asarum europaeum)
Common Name:
European wild ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum europaeum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
4-6
Flower Color:
Greenish-yellow to brown
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Eve’s Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)

Eve's Needle Cactus (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)
Common Name:
Eve's Needle Cactus
Scientific Name:
Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Container, attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-10
Height At Maturity:
72-180"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Evening primrose (Oenothera pilosella)

Evening primrose (Oenothera pilosella)
Common Name:
Evening primrose
Scientific Name:
Oenothera pilosella
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
5.5-6.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum Bracteatum)

Everlasting Flower (Helichrysum Bracteatum)
Common Name:
Everlasting Flower
Scientific Name:
Helichrysum Bracteatum
Type:
Annual
Water:
tolerate wet soil
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow, purple, red, violet
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
40"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Evolvulus (Evolvulus nuttallianus)

Evolvulus (Evolvulus nuttallianus)
Common Name:
Evolvulus
Scientific Name:
Evolvulus nuttallianus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
7.9-8.2
Flower Color:
Lavender to blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

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