Flowers That Start With J

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


Jaborosa (Nightshade) are all native to South America, where they are distributed from Peru to Patagonia. Most occur in the Andes. Most can be found in Argentina and ten are endemic to the country.

Jaborosa. (Nightshade Family)

Jacob’s Ladder

Also known as Jacob’s-ladder or Greek valerian, it is a hardy perennial flowering plant with cup-shaped, lavender-colored, or white flowers.

Jamesia Americana

Cliff Jamesia (Jamesia americanaJamesia is a genus of just two surviving species of shrubby plants in the Hydrangea family (Hydrangeaceae) that is restricted to the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains from California, Utah, and southern Wyoming to northern Mexico. They produce delicate pink flowers.

Jamesia americana. (Hydrangea Family).

Japanese Anemone

The Japanese anemone or Anemone x hybrida ‘September Charm is incredibly beautiful with its masses of slightly cupped, silvery pink flowers.

Japanese anemone (Anemone × hybrida “September Charm”)

Japanese Barberry

The Japanese barberry is also named the Thunberg’s barberry or red barberry.

Japanese Barberry (Berberis Thunbergii)

Japanese Iris

Japanese iris (Iris japonica)

Japanese Kerria

Kerria japonica, also known as the Japanese marigold bush or miracle marigold bush is named after William Kerr, who introduced the cultivar ‘Pleniflora’. They bloom soft yellow flowers.

Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica)

Japanese Toad Lily

The toad lily, or hairy toad lily, grows on shaded rocky cliffs and stream banks. Their leaves are large and wide, clasping around the stem. Flowers are white and purple with hues of yellow. And, yes, as the name suggests, you can find different types of toads and certain species of frogs hanging out on the lily pads.

Japanese toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta)

Japanese Water Iris

Japanese Irises (Iris Ensata) are perfect for water gardens, Japanese gardens, along pools or streams. They produce small purple flowers.

Japanese water iris (Iris ensata)


It is also known as summer jasmine, poet’s jasmine, white jasmine, true jasmine or jessamine, and is particularly valued by gardeners throughout the temperate world for the intense fragrance of its flowers in summer. It is also the National flower of Pakistan. There are 14 main types of Jasmine.

Jasmine. (Jasminum officinale).

Jerusalem Artichoke

The Jerusalem artichoke, also called sunroot, sunchoke, or earth apple, is a species of sunflower native to central North America. Sunchokes are available year-round, with a peak season in the fall to early spring.

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

Jerusalem Sage

Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis Fruticosa)


Impatiens capensis, the orange jewelweed, common jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, or orange balsam, is an annual plant native to North America.

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Joe Pye Weed

Eutrochium purpureum, commonly known as purple Joe-Pye weed, kidney-root, sweetscented joe pye weed, sweet Joe-Pye weed, gravel root, or trumpet weed is an herbaceous perennial plant in the sunflower family.

Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)

Johnson’s Beehive Cactus

Echinomastus johnsonii is a species of cactus known by the common names Johnson’s beehive cactus and Johnson’s fishhook cactus.

Johnson’s beehive cactus (Echinomastus Johnsonii)


Jonquil. (Narcissus).

Joseph’s Coat

Joseph’s coat (Alternanthera dentata)

Jumping Cholla

Cylindropuntia bigelovii, the teddy bear cholla, or jumping cholla is a cholla cactus species native to Northwestern Mexico, and to the United States in California, Arizona, and Nevada. 

Jumping Cholla (Cylindropuntia Bigelovii)

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