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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.

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”.

Leucadendron ‘Red Gem’ (Leucadendron)

Leucadendron 'Red Gem' (Leucadendron)
Common Name:
Leucadendron
Scientific Name:
Leucadendron
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, Cut Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)

Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare)
Common Name:
Licorice plant
Scientific Name:
Helichrysum petiolare
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.5-6.5
Flower Color:
White (non-flowering as annual)
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Common Name:
Licorice Root
Scientific Name:
Glycyrrhiza Glabra
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Violet, Lavander
Special Characteristics:
Edible, Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 9
Height At Maturity:
48" to 72"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
herb

Lilac sage (Salvia verticillata)

Lilac sage (Salvia verticillata)
Common Name:
Lilac sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia verticillata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.5 - 6.2
Flower Color:
Lilac blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-30'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lilac Shrubs (Syringa)

Lilac Shrubs (Syringa)
Common Name:
Lilac
Scientific Name:
Syringa
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5 to 8
Flower Color:
Violet, Lavander, White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant, Showy Flowers, Cut Flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
96" to 180"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)

Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
Common Name:
Lily of the valley
Scientific Name:
Convallaria majalis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
8-12”
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lindheimers beeblossom (Gaura lindheimeri)

Lindheimers beeblossom (Gaura lindheimeri)
Common Name:
Lindheimers beeblossom
Scientific Name:
Gaura lindheimeri
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
White/pink
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
36-60"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)

Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)
Common Name:
Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)
Scientific Name:
Eustoma grandiflorum
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.5 to 7
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 through 11
Height At Maturity:
200 mm
Sun:
Plenty of Sun

Little Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria Heyderi)

Little Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria Heyderi)
Common Name:
Little Nipple Cactus
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Heyderi
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
1" to 6"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Living Rock (Ariocarpus Fissuratus)

Living Rock (Ariocarpus Fissuratus)
Common Name:
Living Rock
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus Fissuratus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought, Showy Flower
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
1" to 6"
Sun:
Full Sun

Living Rock Cactus (Ariocarpus retusus)

Living Rock Cactus (Ariocarpus retusus)
Common Name:
Living Rock Cactus
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus retusus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, white
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
Common Name:
Lobelia
Scientific Name:
Lobelia erinus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 - 6.5
Flower Color:
Blue to violet with yellow to white throat
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, deer-resistant, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6-9"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Lobelia (Lobelias)

Lobelia (Lobelias)
Common Name:
Lobelia
Scientific Name:
Lobelias
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Moderate Moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Blue to violet with yellow to white throat
Special Characteristics:
container, deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
12"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Long leaf speedwell (Veronica longifolia)

Long leaf speedwell (Veronica longifolia)
Common Name:
Long leaf speedwell
Scientific Name:
Veronica longifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lilac blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)

Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata)
Common Name:
Loosestrife
Scientific Name:
Lysimachia punctata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.1-6.5
Flower Color:
Bright yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Loosestrife (Lysimachia Vulgaris)

Loosestrife (Lysimachia Vulgaris)
Common Name:
Loosestrife
Scientific Name:
Lysimachia Vulgaris
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.6 to 8.5
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36" to 72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Lovage (Levisticum Officinale)

Lovage (Levisticum Officinale)
Common Name:
Lovage
Scientific Name:
Levisticum Officinale
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Greenish-Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, Tolerates deer, Edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36" to 72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Love in a mist (Nigella damascena)

Love in a mist (Nigella damascena)
Common Name:
Love in a mist
Scientific Name:
Nigella damascena
Type:
Annual
Water:
Moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.3 to 6.7
Flower Color:
Blue with cultivars in white, pink, rose and purple
Special Characteristics:
container
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
16" to 24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Love lies bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)
Common Name:
love lies bleeding
Scientific Name:
amaranthus caudatus
Type:
Annual
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7
Flower Color:
Red, Yellow Green, Dark Red
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 11
Height At Maturity:
4' to 8'
Sun:
Full Sun- Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant, Attracts birds

Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia)
Common Name:
Lungwort
Scientific Name:
Pulmonaria longifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.9-7.5
Flower Color:
Purple-blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
16-18”
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Mammillaria Lasiacantha

Mammillaria Lasiacantha
Common Name:
Lacespine Pincushion Cactus
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Lasiacantha
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
1" to 6"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen
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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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