Flowers That Start With A

Here’s a list of flower names that begin with the letter A. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow types:

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Aconitum

Aconitum (Aconite) is a genus of over 250 species belonging to the Aconitum napellus, Aconitum carmichaelii, and Aconitum uncinatum families.

Aconite is usually known as monkshood or wolfsbane, but these names may refer to any of the approximately 250 Aconitum species. Aconitum is the Latin name for Aconite.

The Aconitum genus of plants is tall perennial wildflowers mostly found in temperate regions of Asia, Europe, and North America.

Aconite species are highly toxic due to their high content of Aconitine alkaloids.

Aconitum. Also known as aconite, monkshood, wolfsbane, leopard's bane, mousebane, women's bane, devil's helmet, queen of poisons, and blue rocket.
Aconitum. Wolfsbane.

African Daisy

The African daisy is an African plant native and annual flowering plant.

This particular species of African Daisy was introduced to the U.S in the early 1900s and is known for its lovely white flowers with purple centers, along with frail lance leaves that are typically silvery gray.

The African daisy prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil but will blossom that blossoms as short as two months after planting.

If grown in overly moist conditions African daisy can be susceptible to root rot, however, African daisy does require water for its first year of growth.

African daisies do not typically need to be fertilized due to the fact that African daisies are naturally adapted to poor soils.

African Daisy -
Gazania
African Daisy –
Gazania

Agapanthus

Agapanthus is a sun-adoring perennial plant, grown for its subtle colors and unique flower shape.

Other flower names include the Star of Bethlehem and Lily of the Nile.

Most Agapanthus thrives in full sun and requires about 6-8 hours of sun per day.

Star of Bethlehem or Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus).
Star of Bethlehem or Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)

Ageratum Houstonianum

The Ageratum plant, Ageratum Houstonianum , is a well-known and widely grown in temperate regions.

Ageratum belongs to the family Compositae (Asteraceae) also known as the Daisy family.

Ageratum is considered as annual where it flowers only one season but many cultivars of Ageratum are perennial.

Ageratum flowers are composed of many disk florets surrounded by two series of very small ray florets. They come in different colors, mostly blue or white with some cultivars that have both.

Ageratum is used as an ornamental plant for borders, beds, and containers. Ageratum prefers full sun or partial shade and is drought tolerant, but it can adapt easily to various soil types.

Ageratum mostly likes well-drained slightly acidic soils with pH of 6 to 7.

Ageratum houstonianum, flossflower, bluemink, blueweed, pussy foot or Mexican paintbrush.
Ageratum houstonianum, floss flower.

Alchemilla

Alchemilla (Alchemilla vulgaris), also known as Lady’s Mantle or common lady’s mantle, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the rose family.

It is native to Europe, northern Asia, and northwestern Africa, but can be found in North America as an introduced species and often a noxious weed.

The Alchemilla has simple leaves that are arranged alternately on erect stems rising directly from the creeping rootstock.

The leaves are 5–20 centimeters long with finely serrated margins.

Alchemilla grows commonly throughout suburban habitats where it can become quite weedy despite its prostrate growth habit – for example in lawns, sidewalks, parking lot areas, etc., where its presence is often difficult to eliminate.

Lady's mantles, alchemilla flower.
Lady’s mantles, alchemilla flower.

Allium Roseum

Allium Roseum is a perennial plant growing from a bulb made up of fused cloves.

The flower head has a spherical umbel of purplish-pink flowers which open one by one over two days.

All Alliums require well-drained soil in full sun for thriving.

Allium Roseum, rosy garlic.
Allium Roseum

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae, native to South America.

It is sometimes called Peruvian lily although not related to the true lilies. Alstroemeria typically grows from 10–40 cm tall and bear large symmetrical flowers on top of slender stems with alternate leaves in a dense basal rosette.

Alstromeria also goes by the name ‘Peruvian Lily’ but is not a true lily, it is actually more closely related to Hyacinths and Grape hyacinths.

Alstromerias are long-lasting cut flowers.

Alstroemeria can be grown from seed and can be used outside in cool climates or kept inside for forcing to produce flowers earlier.

Pot up your Alstromeriapups in autumn and plant them outside come spring after frosts have finished.

Alstroemeria, Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria

Alyssum

Alyssum is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Brassicaceae. It contains around 20 species of perennial or annual herbaceous plants.

The species are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa with the center of diversity in the Mediterranean Basin.

Most are winter annuals or biennials, though some are short-lived perennials.

It is a colorful carpet of very small white, pink or purple flowers that can cover your garden or landscape

Alyssum. (Sweet Alyssum)
Alyssum. (Sweet Alyssum)

Amaranthus

Amaranthus is the common name for almost 300 species of flowering plants in the Amaranth family Amaranthaceae.

The genus belongs to the subfamily Chenopodioideae of the family Amaranthaceae (or formerly Chenopodiaceae).

They are commonly known as Amaranths. Some amaranths are raised for food; others are grown as ornamental plants.

Prince's Feather, Amaranthus flower.
Prince’s Feather, Amaranthus flower.

Amaryllis

The Amaryllis is an evergreen perennial plant. They are native to South America, Central America, southern Mexico, the West Indies, and Florida.

It is one of the most popular spring-flowering bulbs because it has large, attractive blooms that come in different colors ranging from white through bright reds and purples.

The Amaryllis grows well in an average summer temperature that does not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius).

Amaryllis
Amaryllis

Anemone

Anemone is a flowering plant that isn’t really too particular about its growing conditions, which makes it great for people who are just starting out with gardening.

An Anemone Plant’s pretty white flower looks like a large daffodil. This large (up to 1 foot tall) perennial blooms early in spring (February-April).

The Anemone Plant has finely divided leaves and leafless flower stems that bear solitary flowers with tepals or petals

An Anemone Plant can be easily propagated by taking cuttings, and because an Anemone plant flowers readily at all times of the year, putting one in your house will brighten up even the cloudiest winter day.

Anemone is also called the 'windflower'.
Anemone. (Windflower).

Angelonia

Angelonia ‘Angleface’ plants are summer annuals that grow to a height of 1-2 feet or more. Angelonia Angelface is an excellent choice for flower beds, borders, and containers.

Angelonia Angelface is also grown for its ornamental value in the garden as well as being drought tolerant once established.

Angelonia Angelface plants are most commonly found in shades of white, lavender, and pink but can come in many different color varieties which will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Angelonias are most often planted during mid-spring although they can be started indoors at any time between late winter through early fall.

Ensure you have well-drained soil prior to planting Angelonias as this flower does not do well with moist conditions.

Angelonia
Angelonia

Anthurium

Anthurium is one of the most common plants, especially indoors because Anthurium plants are easy to grow and do not need much attention.

Anthurium plants also give off oxygen at night, allowing for better air quality in your home or office.

Anthuriums are mostly grown indoors because Anthurium plants thrive only when kept inside the house, but they can also be planted outside where they will still continue to grow.

Anthurium flowers have an interesting shape, although Anthurium flowers come in different sizes and colors there is a resemblance between all Anthurium flowers.

Anthurium flower is pink with red dots on it along with a tail that goes down into two leaves which are green in color with red Anthuria veins.

The leaves are shiny and smooth and can change color or shape depending on how much light the Anthurium plant is exposed to.

Anthurium
Anthurium

Antirrhinum Majus

Antirrhinum majus L. is a species of the Antirrhinum genus, belonging to the Plantaginaceae family.

Commonly known as the ‘snapdragon’ Antirrhinum majus has been cultivated for its ornamental flowers since 1554 and has spread throughout Europe and America.

Antirrhinum majus is an extremely popular garden plant due to its long flowering period (from June through to October) and hardiness, thriving in most climates and soil types.

The flower’s popularity can also be attributed to its resistance against mildew – a common problem amongst other garden plants – which it exhibits under high humidity levels.

Antirrhinum majus. (Snapdragon Flower).
Antirrhinum majus. (Snapdragon Flower).

Aquilegia

Aquilegia is a popular genus of flowering plants that consists of 65 species, most commonly known as columbines.

Aquilegia comes from the Latin word “aquila”, which means eagle, and refers to the spurred petals that resemble an eagle’s claw.

Most columbine flowers are characterized by five spurs that extend back into the flower corolla, although Aquilegia canadensis has six or more.

Aquilegia species are native to North America and South-East Asia with only one species Aquilegia vulgaris being found in Europe.

Many columbines have gray-blue or blue-green foliage.

Columbine or Granny's Bonnet.
Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet.

Asclepias Syriaca

Asclepias syriaca is a species of milkweed Asclepias Syriaca, commonly known as common milkweed Asclepias syriaca or silky swallow-wort Aslcpeias asiatica.

It is native to North America but also found in east Asia.

Asclepias Syriaca can be an annual or perennial herb with simple, alternate leaves and milky sap.

The small flowers are located on slender, upright peduncles at the top of the stem.

Common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed

Aster

Aster flower is usually known as Aster, Asteraceae, or Compositae. These are annuals, herbaceous perennials, and subshrubs. Some are common garden flowers.

Asters can be found growing wild on dry hills all over Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

They have been used medicinally by native peoples for centuries for treatment of asthma, coughs, colds, and aches and pains.

Aster Flowers
Aster

Astilbe

Astilbe is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Saxifragaceae.

Astilbes typically grow to between 18 and 48 inches tall, though some can reach 72 inches under good growing conditions.

Astilbe derives its name from the Greek word “astylos,” meaning “stiff” or “unbending.”

Astilbe flowers come in a variety of colors, including white, pink and red. Astilbe may be used as cut flowers for indoor displays and in garden beds and borders.

Astilbe
Astilbe

Astrantia

Astrantia flowers are commonly known as Masterwort. Astrantia usually blooms in the summer with star-shaped, 5 petal flowers that range in color from pure white to blue or lilac.

Astrantia has interesting flower heads. A mature blossom in late spring has brown bracts in the base of the flower head which will turn green soon after they open up.

The Astrantia plant itself is low-growing and spreads quickly once established by underground stems called rhizomes.

Astrantia prefers moist soil conditions but can adapt to drier soils provided there is sufficient moisture during its growing season.

A good mulch after the first rains in autumn will help retain moisture during winter months.

Astrantia_(Masterwort_Plant)
Astrantia (Masterwort Plant)

Aubreita Deltoidea

Aubreita perennials are native to Brazil and can grow in most regions of the country. Aub

Aubretia has been used for centuries in Brazil to treat various diseases such as tuberculosis, hypertension, and diabetes.

Aubreita deltoidea. (Also known as Aubretia). Violet, pink and white flowers.
Aubreita Deltoidea

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