55 Flowers that Start with “W”

Check out our gallery of interesting flowers that start with "W." We feature growing tips and other useful details as well as some tutorial videos.
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A close up of Witch Hazel.

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

Hamamelis, commonly known as Witch Hazel, are included in our list and we expand on it below the gallery.  Here is our entire gallery showcasing these flowers.

Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)

Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)
Common Name:
Wallflower
Scientific Name:
Erysimum cheiri
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.5
Flower Color:
Yellow to orange-yellow to brown
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 9
Height At Maturity:
6-24”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Water avens (Geum rivale)

Water avens (Geum rivale)
Common Name:
Water avens
Scientific Name:
Geum rivale
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.1-7.8
Flower Color:
Brown-purple calyx and cream to purple-pink petals
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
8-18”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wax Begonia (Semperflorens Cultorum Group)

Wax Begonia (Semperflorens Cultorum Group)
Common Name:
Wax Begonia
Scientific Name:
Semperflorens Cultorum Group
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates drought, Needs Moderate Moisture
Soil PH:
6 to 8
Flower Color:
White, pink, red, bicolor
Special Characteristics:
Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
10 to 11
Height At Maturity:
6" to 12"
Sun:
Full sun to Partial shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Weigela (Weigela Florida)

Weigela (Weigela Florida)
Common Name:
Weigela
Scientific Name:
Weigela Florida
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5.6 to 6
Flower Color:
Pink, Rose, Red
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
72" to 120"
Sun:
Full Sun
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Western mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana “Silver Frost”)

Western mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana "Silver Frost")
Common Name:
Western mugwort
Scientific Name:
Artemisia ludoviciana "Silver Frost"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
12-18”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)
Common Name:
Western Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum caudatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
4-8
Flower Color:
Rusty-brown to brownish-purple to yellow-green
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant, Attracts birds, Container, Cut flowers, Easy-to-grow, Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
3"-6"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Common Name:
Western Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum caudatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
4-8
Flower Color:
Rusty-brown to brownish-purple to yellow-green
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
3-6"
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)

Western Wild Ginger (Asarum caudatum)
Common Name:
Western Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum caudatum
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
4-8
Flower Color:
Rusty-brown to brownish-purple to yellow-green
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
7 to 10
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Whipple’s Cholla (Cylindropuntia Whipplei)

Whipple's Cholla (Cylindropuntia Whipplei)
Common Name:
Whipple's Cholla
Scientific Name:
Cylindropuntia Whipplei
Type:
Cactus/Succulent
Water:
Dry
Soil PH:
6.6 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Yellow
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 10
Height At Maturity:
18" to 48"
Sun:
Full Sun

White evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)

White evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
Common Name:
White evening primrose
Scientific Name:
Oenothera speciosa
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White maturing to rosy pink
Special Characteristics:
Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
10-24”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

White horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

White horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
Common Name:
White horehound
Scientific Name:
(Marrubium vulgare
Type:
Annual
Water:
Drought tolerant
Soil PH:
6.8 to 7.5
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Easy-to-grow, Attract birds and butterflies, Deer resistant, Container
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 10
Height At Maturity:
14"
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

White mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group)

White mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group)
Common Name:
White mugwort
Scientific Name:
Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
Creamy white
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
48-60'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

White sage (Artemisia ludoviciana)

White sage (Artemisia ludoviciana)
Common Name:
White sage
Scientific Name:
Artemisia ludoviciana
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
5 to 8
Flower Color:
Yellowish-gray
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

White stonecrop (Sedum album)

White stonecrop (Sedum album)
Common Name:
White stonecrop
Scientific Name:
Sedum album
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistany, attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
3-6'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

White trumpet pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)

White trumpet pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla)
Common Name:
White trumpet pitcher plant
Scientific Name:
Sarracenia leucophylla
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Wet
Soil PH:
3-5
Flower Color:
Red
Special Characteristics:
Fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
6-8
Height At Maturity:
20” to 36”
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Houseplant

White turtlehead (Chelone glabra)

White turtlehead (Chelone glabra)
Common Name:
White turtlehead
Scientific Name:
Chelone glabra
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
4.5 to 6.0
Flower Color:
White with pink tinge
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
2-3'
Sun:
Part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Whortleberry Cactus (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans)

Whortleberry Cactus (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans)

Common Name:
Whortleberry Cactus
Scientific Name:
Myrtillocactus Geometrizans
Type:
Cactus/Succulents
Water:
Dry to Medium
Soil PH:
6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color:
Green
Special Characteristics:
Tolerates Drought, Fragrant, Attracts Birds and Butterflies
Hardiness Zone(s):
9 to 10
Height At Maturity:
36" to 180"
Sun:
Full Sun

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Common Name:
Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum canadense
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
5-7.5
Flower Color:
Purplish brown
Special Characteristics:
Deer resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 6
Height At Maturity:
6"-12"
Sun:
Full Shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Common Name:
Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum canadense
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Tolerates wet soil
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Purplish brown
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 6
Height At Maturity:
6-12"
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Common Name:
Wild Ginger
Scientific Name:
Asarum canadense
Type:
perennial
Water:
Medium to wet
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Purplish brown
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 6
Height At Maturity:
6-12'
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)

Wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Common Name:
Wild indigo
Scientific Name:
Baptisia tinctoria
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Dry to medium
Soil PH:
6 - 7
Flower Color:
Yellow to cream colored
Special Characteristics:
Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 9
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
Common Name:
Wild strawberry
Scientific Name:
Fragaria vesca
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6.0 to 6.5
Flower Color:
White with yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, edible
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 9
Height At Maturity:
4-8”
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Wild sweet William (Phlox divaricata)

Wild sweet William (Phlox divaricata)
Common Name:
Wild sweet William
Scientific Name:
Phlox divaricata
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
6.8-7.2
Flower Color:
Rose/lavender or violet/blue
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 8
Height At Maturity:
9-12"
Sun:
Part shade to full shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Willow bell (Campanula persicifolia)

Willow bell (Campanula persicifolia)
Common Name:
Willow bell
Scientific Name:
Campanula persicifolia
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.8 - 7.2
Flower Color:
White to blue
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
3 to 7
Height At Maturity:
18-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Willow Shrub (Salix)

Willow Shrub (Salix)
Common Name:
Willow Shrub
Scientific Name:
Salix
Type:
Shrub
Water:
Moderate
Soil PH:
5 to 8
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 7
Height At Maturity:
48" to 72"
Sun:
Full Sun to Part Shade
Sub Type:
Deciduous

Willow-leaved foxglove (Digitalis obscura)

Willow-leaved foxglove (Digitalis obscura)
Common Name:
Willow-leaved foxglove
Scientific Name:
Digitalis obscura
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH:
5.8–7.2
Flower Color:
Rusty-orange to greenish-yellow
Special Characteristics:
Attracts hummingbirds, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
12-24"
Sun:
Partial Shade

Willow-leaved sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius)

Willow-leaved sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius)
Common Name:
Willow-leaved sunflower
Scientific Name:
Helianthus salicifolius
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.2
Flower Color:
Yellow rays and dark brown center disks
Special Characteristics:
Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 9
Height At Maturity:
5-8'
Sun:
Full sun
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida “Andrea Atkinson”)

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida "Andrea Atkinson")
Common Name:
Windflower
Scientific Name:
Anemone × hybrida "Andrea Atkinson"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
6-8
Flower Color:
White with yellow center
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-48'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida “Honorine Jobert”)

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida "Honorine Jobert")

Common Name:
Windflower
Scientific Name:
Anemone × hybrida "Honorine Jobert"
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
5.8 to 6.2
Flower Color:
White with yellow stamens
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
4 to 8
Height At Maturity:
36-48'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida “Königin Charlotte” QUEEN CHARLOTTE)

Windflower (Anemone × hybrida "Königin Charlotte" QUEEN CHARLOTTE)
Common Name:
Windflower
Scientific Name:
Anemone × hybrida "Königin Charlotte" QUEEN CHARLOTTE
Type:
Perennial
Water:
Medium
Soil PH:
7
Flower Color:
Pink
Special Characteristics:
Deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s):
5 to 8
Height At Maturity:
24-36'
Sun:
Full sun to part shade
Sub Type:
Groundcover
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Because they’re so popular, we’ll expand on the Witch Hazel here.

Witch Hazel belongs to the family of flowering deciduous shrubs and small trees. Native to North America, Japan and China, these plants have four species and one hybrid. It got its scientific name Hamamelis from the Greek words hama and mela, which means “together” and “fruit,” respectively. That’s because Witch hazel is one of the few plants that can bear fruits, leaves and flowers at the same time.

It also got its name witch hazel because of its twigs that were used by the English settlers as divining rods. Aside from divining water, some also reportedly used it for diving gold underground. Another interesting feature of the witch hazel is its explosive seed dispersal which shoots seeds as far as 10 meters away.

Know more about the plant Witch Hazel plus all other interesting plants and flowers that start with “W.”

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