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.
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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.
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.
Full sun and very well-drained soil are musts for blanket flowers to thrive. They are native to North and South America.
The leaves of the blazing star are linear, alternate, and get smaller as they go up the stem.
Bees can ‘steal’ nectar from bluebells by biting a hole in the bottom of the bell, taking the nectar without pollinating the flower.
Several species of blue-eyed grasses in the eastern United States are threatened or endangered.
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.
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.
Bush Morning Glory
Ipomoea leptophylla, the bush morning glory, bush moonflower or manroot are all names that this flower goes by.
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.
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)
Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)
Basket of Gold (Aurinia saxatilis)
California bay laurels can be found as either small shrubs or tall trees that grow between 20 and 60 feet tall.
Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty”)
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.
Penstemon barbatus, known by the common names golden-beard penstemon, and beardlip penstemon, is a flowering plant native to the western United States
Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens)
Known by the common name eastern gray beardtongue, it is a perennial herb producing stems reaching one meter in maximum height.
Penstemon digitalis “Husker Red”.
Beaver Tail Cactus
Opuntia basilaris, the beavertail cactus or beavertail pricklypear, is a cactus species found in the southwest United States.