125 Flowers that Start with “S”

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Snapdragon flower



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

Snapdragon, an old garden favorite, is the featured flower in this category.

It is so-called because the flowers are dragon-shaped and appear like they open and close. Flowers bloom in all variety of the rainbow colors even including bicolors. They are classified according to height: trailing, dwarf (4-8″ tall), short (8-12″ tall), intermediate (12-24″ tall) and tall (24-36″ tall).

The short varieties are great for beddings, border fronts, window boxes, containers and edgings. The taller ones would be ideal for borders and cutting gardens while the intermediate ones come in between as borders and mixed beddings.

Below is our entire gallery showcasing these flowers.

Sage (Salvia daghestanica)

Sage (Salvia daghestanica)
Common Name:
Sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia daghestanica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-4”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sage (Salvia nemorosa)

Sage (Salvia nemorosa)
Common Name:
Sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia nemorosa
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.4
Flower Color:
Lavender to violet blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, fragrant, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-36”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
Common Name:
Saguaro
Scientific Name:
Carnegiea gigantea
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Creamy-white
Special Characteristics:
Edible fruit
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-11
Height At Maturity:
1-480"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Sand Dollar Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)

Sand Dollar Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)
Common Name:
Sand Dollar Cactus
Scientific Name:
Astrophytum asterias
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Orange, White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Sand phlox (Phlox bifida)

Sand phlox (Phlox bifida)
Common Name:
Sand phlox
Scientific Name:
Phlox bifida
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5 to 6
Flower Color:
Pale blue to nearly white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia)

Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia)
Common Name:
Scarlet Buckeye
Scientific Name:
Aesculus Pavia
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Pink, Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers, Poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
144" to 180"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Common Name:
Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus
Scientific Name:
Echinocereus Coccineus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus)
Common Name:
Scarlet rose mallow
Scientific Name:
Hibiscus coccineus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.5 to. 6.8
Flower Color:
Deep red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 9
Height At Maturity:
36-72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens)

Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens)
Common Name:
Scarlet Sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia splendens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Common Name:
Scarlet strawberry
Scientific Name:
Fragaria virginiana
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds, deer-resistant, showy flowers, edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
4-7”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Scotts clematis (Clematis scottii)

Scotts clematis (Clematis scottii)
Common Name:
Scotts clematis
Scientific Name:
Clematis scottii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
7-8
Flower Color:
Deep blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
9-12"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)
Common Name:
Sea holly
Scientific Name:
Eryngium planum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
Steel blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)
Common Name:
Sea thrift
Scientific Name:
Armeria maritima
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
5.5-7.5
Flower Color:
Pink to white
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
Common Name:
Sensitive fern
Scientific Name:
Onoclea sensibilis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5 - 6.5
Flower Color:
Non-flowering
Special Characteristics:
Cut flowers, Container, Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36"-48"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana “Stella”)

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana "Stella")
Common Name:
Serbian bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula poscharskyana "Stella"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Deep blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana)

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana)
Common Name:
Serbian bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula poscharskyana
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender-blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Seven Stars (Ariocarpus furfuraceus)

Seven Stars (Ariocarpus furfuraceus)

Common Name:
Seven Stars
Scientific Name:
Ariocarpus furfuraceus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Pink, yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10-11
Height At Maturity:
1-6"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum × Superbum)

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum × Superbum)
Common Name:
Shasta Daisy
Scientific Name:
Leucanthemum × Superbum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White rays with yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24"-36"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum × Superbum)

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum × Superbum)
Common Name:
Shasta Daisy
Scientific Name:
Leucanthemum × Superbum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White rays with yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shining blue star (Amsonia illustris)

Shining blue star (Amsonia illustris)
Common Name:
Shining blue star
Scientific Name:
Amsonia illustris
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Light blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)
Common Name:
Shooting Star Flower
Scientific Name:
Dodecatheon meadia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
White, pink, purple
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow, Container, Attracts birds, Cut flowers, Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9"-18"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)
Common Name:
Shooting Star Flower
Scientific Name:
Dodecatheon meadia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-7.5
Flower Color:
White, pink, purple
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9-18"
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)
Common Name:
Shooting Star Flower
Scientific Name:
Dodecatheon meadia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White, pink, purple
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9-18'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
Common Name:
Showy milkweed
Scientific Name:
Asclepias speciosa
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.8 - 7.2
Flower Color:
Purplish rose
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Showy stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

Showy stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)
Common Name:
Showy stonecrop
Scientific Name:
Sedum spectabile
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Deep rose
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12"-18"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Shrub Rose (Rosa)
Common Name:
Shrub Rose
Scientific Name:
Rosa
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.5
Flower Color:
Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Purple
Special Characteristics:
Container, attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12" to 240"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost”)

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost")
Common Name:
Siberian bugloss
Scientific Name:
Brunnera macrophylla "Jack Frost"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.0
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla “Looking Glass”)

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla "Looking Glass")
Common Name:
Siberian bugloss
Scientific Name:
Brunnera macrophylla "Looking Glass"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-18"
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)

Common Name:
Siberian bugloss
Scientific Name:
Brunnera macrophylla
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.3
Flower Color:
Intense blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)

Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)
Common Name:
Siberian Bugloss
Scientific Name:
Brunnera macrophylla
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.3
Flower Color:
Intense blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, tolerates rabbit
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18'
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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Snapdragons symbolize both graciousness and deception. It is also believed that these flowers can protect from witchcraft. Other names for these flowers include Rabbit’s Lips (as they are known in Asia) and Lion’s Lips (as they are called in Holland.

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