100+ Plants and Flowers that Start with “B”

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Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
Common Name:
Baby blue eyes
Scientific Name:
Nemophila menziesii
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.5 - 7.5
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata “Bristol Fairy”)

Baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata "Bristol Fairy")
Common Name:
Baby's breath
Scientific Name:
Gypsophila paniculata "Bristol Fairy"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
7.0 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)
Common Name:
Ball Cactus
Scientific Name:
Parodia Magnifica
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):
9 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24" to 36"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus “Astra Blue”)

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus "Astra Blue")
Common Name:
Balloon flower
Scientific Name:
Platycodon grandiflorus "Astra Blue"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
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

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Common Name:
Balloon flower
Scientific Name:
Platycodon grandiflorus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
Purple-blue
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)

Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)
Common Name:
Banana Shrub
Scientific Name:
Michelia Figo
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.1-6.5
Flower Color:
White/Near white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-10
Height At Maturity:
120-144"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis "Gold Dust")
Common Name:
Basket of gold
Scientific Name:
Aurinia saxatilis "Gold Dust"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Bright yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
Common Name:
Basket of gold
Scientific Name:
Aurinia saxatilis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 7
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
Common Name:
Bay Laurel
Scientific Name:
Laurus Nobilis
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.6-7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow-green
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
8-11
Height At Maturity:
180-240"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Evergreen

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty”)

Bear's breeches (Acanthus "Summer Beauty")
Common Name:
Bear's breeches
Scientific Name:
Acanthus "Summer Beauty"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Creamy white subtended by purple bracts
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, tolerates rabbit, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
6 to 10
Height At Maturity:
36-72"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus hungaricus)

Bear's breeches (Acanthus hungaricus)
Common Name:
Bear's breeches
Scientific Name:
Acanthus hungaricus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 – 7.5
Flower Color:
Rose-purple
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 10
Height At Maturity:
36-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus mollis)

Bear's breeches (Acanthus mollis)
Common Name:
Bear's breeches
Scientific Name:
Acanthus mollis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White (sometimes pink)
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
36-60"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Bearded penstemon (Penstemon barbatus)

Bearded penstemon (Penstemon barbatus)
Common Name:
Bearded penstemon
Scientific Name:
Penstemon barbatus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Rose red
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun

Beardtongue

Beardtongue
Common Name:
Beardtongue
Scientific Name:
Penstemon
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Not much at all. Likes sandy, loose soil.
Soil PH:
5.5 to 7 (neutral)
Flower Color:
Red, pink, violet, yellow, blue, white and orange
Special Characteristics:
Fast-growing / Good for cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 through 9
Height At Maturity:
60"
Sun:
Full sun

Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)

Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)
Common Name:
Beardtongue
Scientific Name:
Penstemon canescens
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pale to dark violet
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:
Groundcover

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”)

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis "Husker Red")
Common Name:
Beardtongue
Scientific Name:
Penstemon digitalis "Husker Red"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Common Name:
Beardtongue
Scientific Name:
Penstemon digitalis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6.2-6.8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-60"
Sun:
Full sun

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)

Common Name:
Beaver Tail Cactus
Scientific Name:
Opuntia Basilaris
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
8 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 36"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade

Bee balm (Monarda “Gardenview Scarlet”)

Bee balm (Monarda "Gardenview Scarlet")
Common Name:
Bee balm
Scientific Name:
Monarda "Gardenview Scarlet"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Bee balm (Monarda “Mahogany”)

Bee balm (Monarda "Mahogany")
Common Name:
Bee balm
Scientific Name:
Monarda "Mahogany"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Wine red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Bee balm (Monarda didyma)

Bee balm (Monarda didyma)
Common Name:
Bee balm
Scientific Name:
Monarda didyma
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6-7
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, fragrant, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Herb

Bellflower (Campanula “Summertime Blues”)

Bellflower (Campanula "Summertime Blues")
Common Name:
Bellflower
Scientific Name:
(Campanula "Summertime Blues")
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.1 to 6.5
Flower Color:
Silvery blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Bellflower (Campanula kemulariae)

Bellflower (Campanula kemulariae)
Common Name:
Bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula kemulariae
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Lavender-blue
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Bellflower (Campanula latifolia)

Bellflower (Campanula latifolia)
Common Name:
Bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula latifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.8-7.7
Flower Color:
Purplish-blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-48"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade

Bellflower (Campanula takesimana “Elizabeth”)

Bellflower (Campanula takesimana "Elizabeth")
Common Name:
Bellflower
Scientific Name:
Campanula takesimana "Elizabeth"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Pale pink
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
18-24"
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Bellflower beardtongue (Penstemon campanulatus)

Bellflower beardtongue (Penstemon campanulatus)
Common Name:
Bellflower beardtongue
Scientific Name:
Penstemon campanulatus
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Purple-pink to violet
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
Common Name:
Bells of Ireland
Scientific Name:
Moluccella laevis
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White flowers in green calyces
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, fragrant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
2 to 11
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Bethlehem sage (Pulmonaria saccharata)

Bethlehem sage (Pulmonaria saccharata)
Common Name:
Bethlehem sage
Scientific Name:
Pulmonaria saccharata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
7-7.5
Flower Color:
Blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
8-12”
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Big betony (Stachys macrantha)

Big betony (Stachys macrantha)
Common Name:
Big betony
Scientific Name:
Stachys macrantha
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8 - 6.8
Flower Color:
Pinkish-purple
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Full sun

Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Common Name:
Big blue lilyturf
Scientific Name:
Liriope muscari
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Lavender
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 10
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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