25+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “F”

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Fairy Castle (Acanthocereus Tetragonus)

Fairy Castle (Acanthocereus Tetragonus)
Common Name:
Fairy Castle
Scientific Name:
Acanthocereus Tetragonus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Container, Easy to grow, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6' to 23'
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Fairy Duster (Calliandra Eriophylla)

Fairy Duster (Calliandra Eriophylla)
Common Name:
Fairy Duster
Scientific Name:
Calliandra Eriophylla
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Purple, Pink
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

False indigo (Baptisia alba)

False indigo (Baptisia alba)
Common Name:
False indigo
Scientific Name:
Baptisia alba
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Creamy white, occasionally streaked with darker patches
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

False rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)

False rue anemone (Enemion biternatum)
Common Name:
False rue anemone
Scientific Name:
Enemion biternatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.5-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
5-8"
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila “Alba”)

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila "Alba")
Common Name:
Fan columbine
Scientific Name:
Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila "Alba"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-9"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata)

Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata)
Common Name:
Fan columbine
Scientific Name:
Aquilegia flabellata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Blue and white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-18"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Fan flower (Scaevola Aemula)

Fan flower (Scaevola Aemula)
Common Name:
Fan flower
Scientific Name:
Scaevola Aemula
Type:
Annual
Water:
Medium moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.0
Flower Color:
Dark blue, Lavander. violet
Special Characteristics:
Container, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
8" to 18"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Feathery Cassia (Senna Artemisioides)

Feathery Cassia (Senna Artemisioides)
Common Name:
Feathery Cassia
Scientific Name:
Senna Artemisioides
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
7.6 to 8.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
36" to 96"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare “Smokey”)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare "Smokey")
Common Name:
Fennel
Scientific Name:
Foeniculum vulgare "Smokey"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare)
Common Name:
Fennel
Scientific Name:
Foeniculum Vulgare
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate Moisture
Soil PH:
7.0 to 8.0
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Deep resistant, Fragrant, attract birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
4' to 6'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Fern leaf yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)

Fern leaf yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)
Common Name:
Fern leaf yarrow
Scientific Name:
Achillea filipendulina
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
4 - 8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, deer-resistant, cut flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
36-48'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Ferocactus Schwarzii

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

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Common Name:
Feverfew
Scientific Name:
Tanacetum parthenium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.0-6.7
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Fig (Ficus Carica)

Fig (Ficus Carica)
Common Name:
Fig
Scientific Name:
Ficus Carica
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6 to 6.5
Flower Color:
green
Special Characteristics:
Edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 9
Height At Maturity:
120" to 240"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Filbert Shrub (Corylus)

Filbert Shrub (Corylus)
Common Name:
Filbert Shrub
Scientific Name:
Corylus
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.5 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Brown, Red
Special Characteristics:
Edible, Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
120" to 180"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Fire pink (Silene virginica)

Fire pink (Silene virginica)
Common Name:
Fire pink
Scientific Name:
Silene virginica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Firecracker Flower (Justicia Rizzinii)

Firecracker Flower (Justicia Rizzinii)
Common Name:
Firecracker Flower
Scientific Name:
Justicia Rizzinii
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Attracts birds and butterflies, Cut flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
9
Height At Maturity:
24" to 36"
Sun:
Part Shade to Full Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Firethorn (Pyracantha)

Firethorn (Pyracantha)
Common Name:
Firethorn
Scientific Name:
Pyracantha
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
96" to 120"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Fishhook Cactus (Mammillaria Schiedeana)

Fishhook Cactus (Mammillaria Schiedeana)
Common Name:
Fishhook Cactus
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Schiedeana
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White, Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Container, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Fivespot (Nemophila maculata)

Fivespot (Nemophila maculata)
Common Name:
Fivespot
Scientific Name:
Nemophila maculata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
White with single purple petal spots
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-10
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Flame nettle (Solenostemon or Coleus)

Flame nettle (Solenostemon or Coleus)
Common Name:
Flame nettle
Scientific Name:
Solenostemon or Coleus
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.25 to 6.75
Flower Color:
Multicolor
Special Characteristics:
Cut flowers, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4-10
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
groundcover

Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)

Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)
Common Name:
Flower Tobacco
Scientific Name:
Nicotiana
Type:
Annual
Water:
Medium moisture
Soil PH:
5.0 to 5.5
Flower Color:
Yellow-green to white, pink and red
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3' to 5'
Sun:
Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Ground cover

Foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus “Electric Blue”)

Foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus "Electric Blue")
Common Name:
Foothill penstemon
Scientific Name:
Penstemon heterophyllus "Electric Blue"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.0-7.5
Flower Color:
Gentian blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
6-10
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Forget me not (Myosotis Sylvatica)

Forget me not (Myosotis Sylvatica)
Common Name:
forget me not
Scientific Name:
Myosotis Sylvatica ‘victoria blue’
Type:
Annual
Water:
Medium, tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.0 to 7.0
Flower Color:
Blue with yellow eye
Special Characteristics:
Attracts Butterflies, Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6" to 9"
Sun:
Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Forsythia (Forsythia)

Forsythia (Forsythia)
Common Name:
Forsythia
Scientific Name:
Forsythia
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
72" to 96"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
Common Name:
Four O’clock
Scientific Name:
Mirabilis jalapa
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate, tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Pink, rose, red, magenta, yellow, white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts bird and butterflies, deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
2' to 3'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

French Lace (Lavandula Multifida)

French Lace (Lavandula Multifida)
Common Name:
French lace
Scientific Name:
Lavandula multifida
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Lavender-purple
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, fragrant, attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12"-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus “Sativa”)

French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus "Sativa")
Common Name:
French tarragon
Scientific Name:
Artemisia dracunculus "Sativa"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
4.9-7.5
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Frikarts Aster (Aster x Frikartii)

Frikarts Aster (Aster x Frikartii)
Common Name:
Frikarts Aster
Scientific Name:
Aster x Frikartii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Lavender-blue with golden-yellow centers
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5-9
Height At Maturity:
23-29"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Frikarts Aster (Aster x Frikartii)

Frikarts Aster (Aster x Frikartii)
Common Name:
Frikarts Aster
Scientific Name:
Aster x Frikartii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 10
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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