Flowers That Start With B

Here are the different types of flowers with names that begin with the letter B. With an emphasis on common and easy-to-grow varieties.

Baby’s Breath

The Baby’s Breath flower is a very popular and widely available flower. It was originally cultivated from South America before spreading throughout Europe

Baby’s Breath flowers are typically used as filler for bouquets because of their small size and large quantity per bunch.

Baby’s Breath blooms usually come in white or pink, but Baby’s Breath can be dyed many different colors to resemble other popular types of flowers such as the carnation.

These flowers are often used in weddings, proms, memorial services, and general decoration.

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)

Bachelor’s Button

The Bachelor’s Button flower is a perennial flower that belongs to the genus “cornflower” which consists of at least 260 species of flowering herbaceous plants.

It can be found in Europe, Asia, and Africa with a majority being native to the mountains of central and eastern Europe.

Bachelor’s Button flowers are widely cultivated in many countries for their attractive blooms and long-lasting nature when kept in water.

These flowers are sometimes dried using desiccants, which helps them retain their color and shape.

Bachelor’s button flowers have purple centers surrounded by hundreds of tiny deep cobalt-blue petals that form an intricate domed-shaped bloom.

Bachelor's Button. (Cornflower).

Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower, also known as Balloon Vine and Japanese Bellflower, is an herbaceous groundcover or climbing vine.

Balloon flowers require some maintenance, however, they are relatively easy to grow.

They are a deep-rooted plant that is tolerant of most conditions. It can grow in full sun or partial shade and prefers moist, fertile soil with plenty of organic matter.

Balloon flowers start blooming early morning when the temperature is cool outside. Balloon flowers wilt around midday because of their close proximity to the ground.

This flower has fragrant bluish-purple trumpet-shaped blooms that are salverform (trumpet shape that opens like a tube then flares out at the end).

They will bloom spring through summer, but they may also be grown as houseplants during winter if no frost occurs in your area. Balloon vines grow well in containers too!

Balloon Flower. (Platycodon grandiflorus).

Bee Balm Flower

Bee Balm is a popular herb which you can grow yourself. Bee balm, also known as monarda, bergamot or horsemint, is an aromatic herb that attracts bees and hummingbirds with it’s colorful flowers.

Bee balm is the state flower of the state of Maine, where bee balm really thrives!

Bee balm has been used for centuries in teas to naturally boost your immune system before winter comes.

It thrives in moist but well-drained soils.

Bee Balm Flower. (Monarda).


Begonia flowers are deeply loved for their large, luscious blooms.

Begonia flowers are part of the Begonia genus of plants. There are hundreds of species within this genus, with thousands of cultivars available to choose from in many different sizes and colors.

Begonia flowers are some of the most popular among gardeners because they can be used for both indoor decoration and outdoor landscape design.

Begonia flowers are easy to grow and maintain.

Begonia. (Begoniaceae).


The Bellflower plant is a bloom of rare autumn flowers. It blooms in the last week of September and the first week of October. As it is an ornamental flower, it is grown more at home than for selling purposes.

The plant can be grown in both acidic as well as alkaline soil conditions but prefers slightly acidic conditions which makes it apt for growing with most crops.

The height of the bellflowers ranges from eight inches to one foot tall depending upon their species.

There are many different types of bellflower plants among which are Carpenteria californica Linn., Clintonia uniflora (Raf.) Cory ex Small, Campanula medium Linn., Delphinium denudatum R. Br., Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Sweet, etc.

The bellflower is available in white as well as blue color and blooms only light face up towards the sun.

This variety blooms purple flowers.

Bellflower. (Campanula).


The Bergenia plant is an evergreen perennial that grows in the mountains of Asia and Europe, but Bergenias are also commonly found as houseplants.

Bergenias are members of Saxifragaceae family, which includes other types of perennials like Astilbes and Heucheras.

Bergenias thrive in shady areas where they do not receive direct sunlight. They grow well in moist soil that stays consistently damp, but it is important to keep the soil from drying out completely.

Bergenia plants should be fertilized with a time-release plant food twice per year, once during early spring and again during late summer months. Bergenia plant care involves removing old flowers so new blooms can appear.

Bergenia. (Saxifraga).

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan. (Rudbeckia).

Blanket Flower

Blanket flower or Gaillardia is a genus of flowering plants found throughout North and South America.

Blanket flowers create long-lasting blooms and provide high heat and drought tolerance.

They grow best in full sun to partial shade and reach heights of 12 inches to 36 inches, depending on the variety.

Blankets flowers are mostly grown as perennials but also propagate well from cuttings.

In appearance, they are tubular-shaped with red or yellow blossoms that resemble daisies.

Blanket Flower. (Gaillardia).

Blazing Star

Blazing Star is an herbaceous perennial growing in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).

It is great for grouping due to its vertical growth pattern, which makes it ideal to use next to a border at the back of flower beds.

It is very popular with bees and butterflies.

Blazing Star. (Gayfeather).
Butterfly on Blazing Star. (Gayfeather). 

Bleeding Heart

The Bleeding Heart plant is a flowering perennial that provides an abundance of color to your garden. Its unique name comes from the flower, which resembles a small heart with blood dripping out of the point.

It gets its name because it blooms during May, traditionally known as the month of Mary or “Heart Month.”

The most common varieties are those that produce pink flowers as seen below.

Bleeding Heart. (Dicentra)


Bluebells are one of the most beautiful spring flowers, which have a sweet perfume and look wonderful when they are in bloom.

The name “blue bells” comes from the color of its petals, which is a bright blue-violet color.

These flowers also have dark green leaves that can grow up to 12 centimeters long.

They are quite small but they have an unmistakable charm about them – especially when you take into consideration their large number of little flowers that seem to be everywhere at once.

Bluebell. (Hyacinth Family).

Blue-Eyed Grass

The Blue-Eyed Grass flowers (Sisyrinchium) are also called Blue-eyed Grasses, Blue-eyed Iris, Blue-eyed Flower, and Blue eyes.

They are angiosperms which are flowering plants with seeds enclosed in capsules that generally develop into a fruit.

The Blue-Eyed grass grows naturally in the United States.

If you’re looking for them at home they grow primarily in the eastern states such as Maine, New York, Alabama, or Michigan.

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue Star Flower

Blue Star Flower


Bouvardia is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. They are native to North America, Central America, and South America.

The Bouvardia ternifolia flower has bright magenta-pink petals with yellow centers. As such, the flowers attract bees and butterflies for pollination.

They can be grown as an annual or houseplant during winter – it prefers average water needs and full sun exposure that mimics its natural environment.

Bouvardia. (Firecracker Plant).


Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly-bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant native to Sichuan and Hubei provinces in central China, and also Japan.

It is widely used as an ornamental plant.

Butterfly bush is most vigorous in well-drained soil and full sun.

Buddleja. Butterfly Bush.

Bush Morning Glory

Bush morning glory flowers are a perennial flowering plant that produce an abundance of beautiful blooms every summer.

Bush morning glory flowers are one of the most versatile and easy-to-grow perennials you can find for your garden, as they grow in most types of soil conditions, require little maintenance, and go dormant during winter.

Bush Morning Glory. (Ipomea).


Buttercup flowers are perennial flowering plants with yellow flowers in the Buttercup family.

Buttercups typically grow in meadows, woodlands and alongside roads and paths all over Europe and North America.

Buttercup flowers can be up to 12 cm wide and have five petals like a rose flower.

These plants produce many small black seeds which spread by ants that collect nectar from the Buttercup pollen.

Buttercup. (Ranunculus).

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Baby Blue Eyes grow an average size of 16 inches tall, with flower petals measuring around 1inch in length on average.

Most Baby Blue eyes plants produce two sets of flowers per year; producing their first set during the beginning stages of spring (March through May) and their second set during the middle stages of fall (August through September).

The Baby Blue Eyes flowers are known for lasting an average of 2 weeks.

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

Baby’s Breath is also known as Gypsophila, meaning “little one of the soil”.

Baby’s breath plants have small white flowers with long stems that can reach up to 100 cm tall in height or length.

Baby’s Breath flowers are very tough plants that come back every year after being cut. Baby’s Breath will grow well in most climates if it is planted late in the autumn.

Baby’s Breath is usually used in flower beds or plant pots because Baby’s Breath flowers grow to only 15-20 centimeters tall.

They are also popular in bridal bouquets.

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)

The Ball Cactus (Parodia magnifica) is a South American native that has recently become more popular as an indoor cacti.

It’s unique appearance and easy care make it ideal for beginners.

The Ball Cactus (Parodia magnifica) can reach heights of over 3 feet when planted in the ground in its natural habitat, but indoors where space is limited this isn’t possible.

These cacti are typically about 8-12″ tall with several spherical stems coming out from the base of the plant.

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus “Astra Blue”)

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus “Astra Blue”)

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Banana Shrub

Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)

Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis)

Bay Laurel

California bay laurels can be found as either small shrubs or tall trees that grow between 20 and 60 feet tall.

Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty”)

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty”)

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus hungaricus)

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus hungaricus)

Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis)

Acanthus mollis, otherwise referred to as bear’s breeches, sea dock, bearsfoot or oyster plant, is a herbaceous perennial plant.

It is considered an invasive species in some areas and can quickly get out of control.

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus mollis)

Bearded Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus, also known as golden-beard penstemon, and beardlip penstemon, is a flowering plant native to the western United States

Bearded penstemon (Penstemon barbatus)



Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)

There are two types of Beardtongue plants, the common Beardtongue, and the Western Beardtongue.

The most common Beardtongue plant you will find is in purple color with a yellow center.

However, if they get enough nutrients in them they can turn dark red or almost brown.

The flowers also make a humming type sound when they are an orange color. The flower looks like a tube that is rolled back with blue, pink or white on the inside.

The Beardtongue has an odd shape to it which means that visiting insects won’t be able to reach its pollen easily.

The Beardtongue is close relatives to snapdragons and foxglove.

Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)


Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”.

Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”.


Penstemon digitalis.

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Beaver Tail Cactus

A Beaver Tail Cactus, also known as a Beaver Tail succulent, is an unique-looking cactus that offers the horticultural world something different.

With its unusual shape and interesting texture, many gardeners are delighted to have this plant in their collection.

Beaver Tail Cacti make excellent house plants due to their low light requirements and relative ease to grow.

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)