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125 Flowers that Start with “S”

Here is our expansive gallery and directory featuring flowers that start with "S". Each s-flower in this list includes key growing info such as sun needs, water preferences and more. Great list.

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.

Siberian Iris (Iris Sibirica)

Siberian Iris (Iris Sibirica)
Common Name:
Siberian Iris
Scientific Name:
Iris Sibirica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.9
Flower Color:
Deep purple
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36"-48"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Siberian larkspur (Delphinium grandiflorum)

Siberian larkspur (Delphinium grandiflorum)
Common Name:
Siberian larkspur
Scientific Name:
Delphinium grandiflorum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Siberian Peashrub (Caragana Arborescens)

Siberian Peashrub (Caragana Arborescens)
Common Name:
Siberian Peashrub
Scientific Name:
Caragana Arborescens
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 7
Height At Maturity:
180" to 240"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Silky wormwood (Artemisia frigida)

Silky wormwood (Artemisia frigida)
Common Name:
Silky wormwood
Scientific Name:
Artemisia frigida
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
7.5-7.7
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
3-18"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Silver sage (Salvia argentea)

Silver sage (Salvia argentea)
Common Name:
Silver sage
Scientific Name:
Salvia argentea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White tinged with pink
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow,
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Silver spurflower (Plectranthus argentatus)

Silver spurflower (Plectranthus argentatus)
Common Name:
Silver spurflower
Scientific Name:
Plectranthus argentatus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Bluish-white
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
2-3'
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Silver Torch (Cleistocactus hyalacanthus)

Silver Torch (Cleistocactus hyalacanthus)
Common Name:
Silver Torch
Scientific Name:
Cleistocactus hyalacanthus
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
7-8
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, attracts hummingbirds, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-10
Height At Maturity:
24-72"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Silver Torch Cactus (Cleistocactus strausii)

Silver Torch Cactus (Cleistocactus strausii)
Common Name:
Silver Torch Cactus
Scientific Name:
Cleistocactus strausii
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
7-8
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, attracts hummingbirds, container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9-10
Height At Maturity:
24-72"
Sun:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type:
Houseplant

Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro “Veitch’s Blue”)

Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro "Veitch's Blue")
Common Name:
Small globe thistle
Scientific Name:
Echinops ritro "Veitch's Blue"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.0 - 6.0
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-24"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro)

Small globe thistle (Echinops ritro)
Common Name:
Small globe thistle
Scientific Name:
Echinops ritro
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.0 - 6.0
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-48"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Small leaf spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis)

Small leaf spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis)
Common Name:
Small leaf spiderwort
Scientific Name:
Tradescantia fluminensis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 12
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Small-flowered anemone (Anemone parviflora)

Small-flowered anemone (Anemone parviflora)
Common Name:
Small-flowered anemone
Scientific Name:
Anemone parviflora
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
4.3-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
3-9"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Smoke Tree (Cotinus Coggygria)

Smoke Tree (Cotinus Coggygria)
Common Name:
Smoke Tree
Scientific Name:
Cotinus Coggygria
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Special Characteristics:
Easy to grow, Tolerate deer, Tolerate Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
120" to 180"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Smooth phlox (Phlox glaberrima)

Smooth phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
Common Name:
Smooth phlox
Scientific Name:
Phlox glaberrima
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.1-7.5
Flower Color:
Reddish purple to pink, some white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
Common Name:
Snapdragon
Scientific Name:
Antirrhinum majus
Type:
Annual
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5 to 6.2
Flower Color:
Green, Orange, Pink, Red, White
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 10
Height At Maturity:
1' to 8'
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Achillea ptarmica)

Sneezeweed (Achillea ptarmica)
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Achillea ptarmica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.5-6.8
Flower Color:
White (double)
Special Characteristics:
Cut flowers, Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
9" to 18"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Achillea ptarmica)

Sneezeweed (Achillea ptarmica)
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Achillea ptarmica
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.5 - 6.8
Flower Color:
White (double)
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
9-18'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Helenium “Helbro” MARDI GRAS)

Sneezeweed (Helenium "Helbro" MARDI GRAS)
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Helenium "Helbro" MARDI GRAS
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow and red rays with brown centers
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Helenium “Moerheim Beauty”)

Sneezeweed (Helenium "Moerheim Beauty")
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Helenium "Moerheim Beauty"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Bronze/red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Helenium “Zimbelstern”)

Sneezeweed (Helenium "Zimbelstern")
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Helenium "Zimbelstern"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5.5-7.0
Flower Color:
Yellow rays and bronze center disks
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-48"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Helenium autumnale
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.8 - 7.2
Flower Color:
Yellow rays and dull yellow center disks
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-60"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Sneezeweed (Helenium Wyndley)

Sneezeweed (Helenium Wyndley)
Common Name:
Sneezeweed
Scientific Name:
Helenium Wyndley
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Copper-yellow rays and brown center disk
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-36"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
Common Name:
Snow-in-summer
Scientific Name:
Cerastium tomentosum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6 to 7
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Snowball Cactus (Mammillaria Candida)

Snowball Cactus (Mammillaria Candida)
Common Name:
Snowball Cactus
Scientific Name:
Mammillaria Candida
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow, White
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Easy to grow, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 10
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Snowball Cactus (Parodia Scopa)

Snowball Cactus (Parodia Scopa)
Common Name:
Snowball Cactus
Scientific Name:
Parodia Scopa
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 78
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Container, Tolerates Drought
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 24"
Sun:
Full Sun to Prat Shade

Snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris)

Snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris)
Common Name:
Snowdrop windflower
Scientific Name:
Anemone sylvestris
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.5-6.8
Flower Color:
White with yellow stamens
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, fragrant, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Soapwort (Saponaria × lempergii “Max Frei”)

Soapwort (Saponaria × lempergii "Max Frei")
Common Name:
Soapwort
Scientific Name:
Saponaria × lempergii "Max Frei"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
9-15"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis “Flore Pleno”)

Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis "Flore Pleno")
Common Name:
Soapwort
Scientific Name:
Saponaria officinalis "Flore Pleno"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5.5-7.0
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)
Common Name:
Society garlic
Scientific Name:
Tulbaghia violacea
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.6 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Lilac-pink
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Herb

Solanum (Solanum)

Solanum (Solanum)
Common Name:
Solanum
Scientific Name:
Solanum
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
6.5 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Violet, White, Lavander
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, Attracts birds and butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 10
Height At Maturity:
60" to 96"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

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.

Know more about the perennial flower Snapdragon plus all other interesting plants and flowers that start with “S.”

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