My 30 Favorite Types of White Flowers for Your Gardens (A to Z)

Here are my 30 favorite white flowers for a garden. When it comes to planning and designing a garden, it's important to establish balance with respect to heights, fullness and color.  White is a terrific flower color to add some neutrality to an otherwise bright or even dull (i.e. all green) garden.  
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Different types of White flowers.

When it comes to planning and designing a garden, it’s important to establish balance with respect to heights, fullness and color.  White is a terrific flower color to add some neutrality to an otherwise bright or even dull (i.e. all green) garden.

For example, in our yard, we have many flowering trees and bushes which look spectacular.  In the center we have an incredible white cherry blossom tree that is nothing short of spectacular and even though it produces white flowers (thousands of them) it adds a gorgeous vibrance to the yard in the spring.

Below we researched and put together a collection of my favorite 30 white flowers.  Enjoy.

Amaryllis

A close-up view of a single, white amaryllis flower.

Scientific Name: Hippeastrum

Type: Bulb

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – soil needs to be well-drained

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.8

Calla Lily

Calla Lilies in a garden in Taiwan.

Scientific Name: Zantedeschia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – the area should be watered well once planted

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.5

Camellia

Fresh-looking, white camellia.

Scientific Name: Camellia japonica

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – enough water to keep the soil moist

Hardiness Zones: 6 to 10

Soil: pH 5.0 – 5.5

Candytuft

A garden full of White Candytuft flowers.

Scientific Name: Iberis pruitii

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Sun to Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 6.0-7.5

Chrysanthemum

Healthy and fully-bloomed white Chrysanthemum.

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum morifolium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: around pH 6.5

Daffodil

A field full of fresh, White Daffodils.

Scientific Name: Narcissus

Type: Perennials

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High – need lots of water while growing

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

Dahlia

Attractive and fresh white Dahlias.

Scientific Name: Dahlia pinnata

Type: Annuals

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low until flowers established, maintained with Moderate Watering

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

Daisy

A field of healthy and nurtured daisies.

Scientific Name: Bellis perennis

Type: Perennial, but is often treated as an annual flower

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 to 7.0

 

Foxgloves

White foxgloves in the garden.

Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea

Type: Biennial

Sun: Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – water once or twice a week

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 4.5 – 8.3

Heliotrope

A bunch of White heliotropes.

Scientific Name: Heliotropium peruvianum

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – water regularly and thoroughly

Hardiness Zones: 10 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 8.0

Hellebores

White Hellebores, fully-blossomed in a garden.

Scientific Name: Helleborus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – especially during dry periods

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.0

Hydrangea

 

White Hydrangea flowers in a garden.

Scientific Name: Hydrangea angustipetala

Type: Shrub

Sun: Partial shade

Water Needs: moderate moisture

Hardiness Zones: 6-10

Soil: pH 5-6

Jasmine

Jasmine flowers with droplets of water.

Scientific Name: Jasminum

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10

Soil:  pH 4.9 – 8.3

Lily

Fully-blossomed, white lily.

Scientific Name: Lilium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – water once a week with supplemental watering during dry days

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: pH 5.5 – 6.5

Lily of the Valley

White and beautiful Lily of the Valley flowers.

Scientific Name: Convallaria majalis

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 9

Soil: pH 5.0 – 7.0

Magnolia Flower

An outdoor shot of a single, white Magnolia Flower.

Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – water when soil is dry

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 5.0 – 6.0

Moonflower

A single Magnolia Flower in White.

Scientific Name: Datura stramonium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – plant maintenance does not require large amount of water unlike germination stage

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.5

Peony

Fresh-looking, healthy peony in White.

Scientific Name: Paeonia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

Periwinkle

Pure white, little Periwinkle flowers.

Scientific Name: Vinca

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade to Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.5

Petunia

White Petunia in a Garden.

Scientific Name: Petunia atkinsiana

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

Ranunculus

Fully-developed and well-maintained raninculus flowers.

Scientific Name: Ranunculus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – once a week until fall comes around

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.5

Scabiosa

White Scabiosa with some cream accents.

Scientific Name: Scabiosa

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – water once a week

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.5

Trumpet Flower (Angel’s Trumpet)

White, trumpet-shaped flowers.

Scientific Name: Brugmansia

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.0

White Anemone

Anemone with white petals and a yellow center.

Scientific Name: Anemone deltoidea

Type: Perennial

Sun: Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – during active growth

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

Soil: pH 5.6 – 6.0

White Carnation

A beautiful, white carnation with fresh petals.

Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

Type: Perennials

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate – water once or twice weekly

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.7

White Hibiscus

White Hibiscus with a pinkish center.

Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – needs large amount of water during blooming stage

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8

Soil: < pH 7.0

White Rose

A bunch of healthy, white roses.

Scientific Name: Rosa

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 5.5 to 7.0

White Tulip

A field full of white tulips.

Scientific Name: Tulipa

Type: Perennial or Annual depending on the climate

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0-7.0

Wisteria

A bunch of white Wisteria hanging on tree.

Scientific Name: Wisteria sinensis

Type:  Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

Yucca

White Yucca blossoming in the garden.

Scientific Name: Yucca

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – water once every 10 days

Hardiness Zones: 10 to 11

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.5









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