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

Also known as (Gypsophila). Baby’s Breath blooms in the summer. Usually, they produce tiny, five-petaled, white, or pink flowers.

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)

Bachelor’s Button

Also known as Cornflower. They are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas and are famous in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings. Bachelor’s Button produces beautiful blue flowers.

Bachelor's Button. (Cornflower).

Balloon Flower

Also known as Chinese bellflower or platycodon. This compact herbaceous perennial with bell-shaped, flaring, violet-blue flowers, is very popular among gardeners.

Balloon Flower. (Platycodon grandiflorus).

Bee Balm Flower

Other names include horsemint, oswego tea, and bergamot, the latter inspired by the fragrance of the leaves, which is reminiscent of bergamot orange. The Bee Balm Flower (Monarda). prefers moist but well-drained soils.

Bee Balm Flower. (Monarda).


The most common are Begonia semperflorens varieties, also called wax, annual, or bedding begonias. These begonias bloom colorful mounds of red flowers

Begonia. (Begoniaceae).


Bellflowers grow in a wide array of shapes that include the common upright, bell-shaped flower, the cup flower, bowl flower, tubular flower, and the star-shaped flower. This variety blooms purple flowers.

Bellflower. (Campanula).


The beautiful pink flowers of the Bergenia are also known as pigsqueak for the sound it makes when two leaves are rubbed together.

Bergenia. (Saxifraga).

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan. (Rudbeckia).

Blanket Flower

Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive. They are native to North and South America.

Blanket Flower. (Gaillardia).

Blazing Star

The leaves of the blazing star are linear, alternate, and get smaller as they go up the stem.

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

Bleeding Heart

The cultivar termed ‘Alba’ produces white flowers and is commonly known as the white bleeding heart. However, the most common varieties are those that produce pink flowers as seen below.

Bleeding Heart. (Dicentra)


Bees can ‘steal’ nectar from bluebells by biting a hole in the bottom of the bell, taking the nectar without pollinating the flower. 

Bluebell. (Hyacinth Family).

Blue-Eyed Grass

Several species of blue-eyed grasses in the eastern United States are threatened or endangered. 

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue Star Flower

Blue Star Flower


Bouvardia ternifolia, the firecracker bush, is a shrub widespread across much of Mexico, the range extending south into Honduras and north into the southwestern United States. 

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

Ipomoea leptophylla, the bush morning glory, bush moonflower or manroot are all names that this flower goes by.

Bush Morning Glory. (Ipomea).


The name buttercup may derive from a false belief that the plants give butter its characteristic yellow hue (in fact it is poisonous to cows and other livestock). They do, however, produce beautiful butter-yellow flowers.

Buttercup. (Ranunculus).

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)

Nemophila menziesii, known commonly as baby blue eyes or baby’s-blue-eyes, is an annual herb, native to western North America.

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

The baby’s-breath most commonly used in flower arrangements such as bouquets is the common gypsophila, G. paniculata. 

Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)

Parodia magnifica is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family that bears pale yellow flowers in summer.

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, commonly known as bear’s breeches, sea dock, bearsfoot or oyster plant, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is regarded as an invasive species in some jurisdictions.

Bear’s breeches (Acanthus mollis)

Bearded Penstemon

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

Bearded penstemon (Penstemon barbatus)



Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)

Known by the common name eastern gray beardtongue, it is a perennial herb producing stems reaching one meter in maximum height. 

Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)


Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”.

Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”.


Penstemon digitalis.

Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Beaver Tail Cactus

Opuntia basilaris, the beavertail cactus or beavertail pricklypear, is a cactus species found in the southwest United States. 

Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)