50 Flowers that Start with “L”

Great list of flowers and plants that start with "L". Each listing includes key flower information such as sun needs (or shade preferences), water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH and more.
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Love Lies Bleeding flower

 

 

 

 

 

Below is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with “L”.

Example:  Since time immemorial, the annual flower with the intriguing name of Love Lies Bleeding has given humans plenty of reasons to be loved. With its tiny blood-red tassel-like panicles that hang straight down to 12” long, it’s easily a sight to behold especially when used in hanging baskets.

In the ancient times, the Greeks revered the flower as a sacred plant as it came to symbolise immortality. They used it to decorate tombs and images of their gods.

Here’s our list of flowers with a first letter “L”.

Lady Finger Cactus (Mammillaria Elongata)

Lady Finger Cactus (Mammillaria Elongata)
Common Name:
Lady Finger Cactus
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Elongata
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought, Easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Common Name:
Lady's mantle
Scientific Name:
Alchemilla mollis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
Chartreuse
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lambs’ Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Lambs' Ear (Stachys byzantina)
Common Name:
Lambs' Ear
Scientific Name:
Stachys byzantina
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Purplish-pink
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9"-18"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lambs’ Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Lambs' Ear (Stachys byzantina)
Common Name:
Lambs' Ear
Scientific Name:
Stachys byzantina
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Purplish-pink
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9-18'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lance leaf blanket flower (Gaillardia aestivalis)

Lance leaf blanket flower (Gaillardia aestivalis)
Common Name:
Lance leaf blanket flower
Scientific Name:
Gaillardia aestivalis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Yellow rays with brownish-purple center cone
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Lanceleaf coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Common Name:
Lanceleaf coreopsis
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis lanceolata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)

Large coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)

Common Name:
Large coneflower
Scientific Name:
Rudbeckia maxima
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.6 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow rays surround dark brown center cone
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, cut flowers, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
60-84"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large fothergilla (Fothergilla)

Large fothergilla (Fothergilla)
Common Name:
Large fothergilla
Scientific Name:
Fothergilla
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
5.6-6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
5-9
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Large speedwell (Veronica austriaca)

Large speedwell (Veronica austriaca)
Common Name:
Large speedwell
Scientific Name:
Veronica austriaca
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora)

Large yellow foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora)
Common Name:
Large yellow foxglove
Scientific Name:
Digitalis grandiflora
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis “Jethro Tull”)

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis "Jethro Tull")
Common Name:
Large-flowered tickseed
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis "Jethro Tull"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Golden yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora “Domino”)

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora "Domino")
Common Name:
Large-flowered tickseed
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis grandiflora "Domino"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow with maroon eye
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Large-flowered tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)
Common Name:
Large-flowered tickseed
Scientific Name:
Coreopsis grandiflora
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.2 - 7.2
Flower Color:
Yellow rays and darker yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
18-30"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Larkspur (Delphinium)
Common Name:
Larkspur
Scientific Name:
Delphinium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium Moisture
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Blue,Pink,Purple,White
Special Characteristics:
Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
12" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Grouncover

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Larkspur (Delphinium)
Common Name:
Larkspur
Scientific Name:
Delphinium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Pale violet with white eyes
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant, Cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
48"-98"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Larkspur (Delphinium)
Common Name:
Larkspur
Scientific Name:
Delphinium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.5-7.0
Flower Color:
Blue, white, pink, violet
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
48-72"
Sun:
Full sun

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Larkspur (Delphinium)

Common Name:
Larkspur
Scientific Name:
Delphinium
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Pale violet with white eyes
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
48-96'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lavander (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavander (Lavandula angustifolia)
Common Name:
Lavander
Scientific Name:
Lavandula angustifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.4 to 8.2
Flower Color:
Purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant, Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24"-36"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Lavander (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavander (Lavandula angustifolia)
Common Name:
Lavander
Scientific Name:
Lavandula angustifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.4 to 8.2
Flower Color:
Purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, tolerates rabbit
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Lavandin (Lavandula × intermedia)

Lavandin (Lavandula × intermedia)
Common Name:
Lavandin
Scientific Name:
Lavandula × intermedia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, tolerates rabbit, fragrant, attracts butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-30"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender (Lavandula)
Common Name:
Lavander
Scientific Name:
Lavandula
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates Drought
Soil PH:
6.7 to 7.3
Flower Color:
Deep Purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Common Name:
Lemon balm
Scientific Name:
Melissa officinalis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
4.5-7.8
Flower Color:
White to pale yellow
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
18-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lemon thyme (Thymus × citriodorus)

Lemon thyme (Thymus × citriodorus)
Common Name:
Lemon thyme
Scientific Name:
Thymus × citriodorus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Pale lilac
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora)

Lemon verbena (Aloysia citriodora)
Common Name:
Lemon verbena
Scientific Name:
Aloysia citriodora
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
10-15’
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia Triphylla)

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia Triphylla)
Common Name:
Lemon Verbena
Scientific Name:
Aloysia Triphylla
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
48" to 72"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous, Herb

Leopard plant (Ligularia dentata)

Leopard plant (Ligularia dentata)
Common Name:
Leopard plant
Scientific Name:
Ligularia dentata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-48'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata)

Leopard Plant (Ligularia dentata)
Common Name:
Leopard Plant
Scientific Name:
Ligularia dentata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-48'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Leopard plant (Ligularia przewalskii)

Leopard plant (Ligularia przewalskii)
Common Name:
Leopard plant
Scientific Name:
Ligularia przewalskii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
4-6'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Leopard’s Bane (Doronicum orientale)

Leopard's Bane (Doronicum orientale)

Common Name:
Leopard's Bane
Scientific Name:
Doronicum orientale
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-6.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
18-24'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Leopards Bane (Doronicum orientale)

Leopards Bane (Doronicum orientale)
Common Name:
Leopards Bane
Scientific Name:
Doronicum orientale
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-6.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant, Tolerates rabbit
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6"-18"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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More than just a display, the flower, its leaves and seeds are also edible. The seeds can be made into cereal grain, popcorn or porridge while the leaves can be made into spinach.

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