Flowers That Start With M

Here are names of flowers that begin with the letter M. With an emphasis on common and easy to grow varieties:

Maiden Pink

Maiden pink plant, scientifically known as Dianthus deltoides, is a perennial ground cover that is native to the Mediterranean.

It is hardy and tolerates most soil conditions.

Maiden pink has long-lasting blooms that resemble carnations and bloom early in the season with colors ranging from white to pink.

It attracts butterflies to the garden, but deer generally ignore it.

Maiden Pink Uses Maiden pink plant can be used in borders, ground covers, rock gardens, and even containers if given proper care.

Maiden Pink (Dianthus Deltoides)

Mammillaria Dixanthocentron

Mammillaria Dixanthocentron belongs to Mammillarias family Cactaceae under the class of Cacti.

Mammillarias have a unique shape; the flowers are usually ‎small pink-purple and strong light encourages flowering and heavy wool and spine production.


The Magnolia plant is a large flowering tree that produces an amazing flower with a sweet scent. It originates from China and the eastern part of Asia.

It can grow to be very big, up to 10 feet in height and width, and does best in moist, yet well-drained soil.

They typically bloom anytime between February and June, depending on the variety. 

Magnolia. (Magnoliaceae).


Mallow. (Lavatera).

Maltese Cross

The Maltese Cross Plant is a low-growing plant that can produce up to 50 blossoms in the summer months.

Maltese cross plants are perennial flowering plants which means they will grow back year after year with minimal care.

Maltese cross plants are hardy in zones three through ten.

Given the striking red flowers of the Maltese Cross, they are usually grown alongside yellow flowers for a sharp contrast of beauty.

Maltese Cross. (Lychnis chalcedonica).


Mandevilla is a genus of tropical and subtropical flowering plants.

Mandevilla consists of evergreen climbing vines that can reach over 20 feet, although they can be as short as 3 feet.

Mandevilla is native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies to South America.

It produces large pink flowers.

Mandevilla. (Chilean Jasmine).


Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)

Marguerite Daisy

Marguerite daisies are a common garden flower with many different varieties.

Marguerite daisy flowers come in many colors, such as white, pink and yellow; they also grow in several shapes and offer a sweet, light fragrance.

Typically hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11, but it is important to note that they may need protection from the cold in some regions.

It also goes by the name Paris daisy and the most popular species has white petals.

Marguerite Daisy. (Argyranthemum).



Marvel of Peru

Mirabilis jalapa, also known as the four-o-clock or marvel of Peru, is a bushy tender perennial native to Peru.

They typically grow between to 24-36” (less frequently to 48”). They possess erect, branching stems.

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa)


Matthiola. (Stock Flower).

Matucana Aureiflora

The Matucana aureiflora, also known as the Matucana Orange Ball Cactus or Matucana Apple Cactus is a type of cactus that can be found in the high Andes Mountains between 3,200 and 4,000 meters above sea level.

The Matucana is one of the most beautiful types of cactus, it is well known for its beautiful yellow flowers that can reach up to twelve centimeters long.

These beautiful yellow flowers are born on the sides of short, straight branches and remain open during the day and night.

Matucana Aureiflora

Maximilian Sunflower

Maximilian sunflowers (also known as Maximilian daisies) are a genus of plants that come from the Asteraceae family, which is the same family as daisy and dandelion plants.

Maximilian sunflower plants grow up to 100″ inches tall and produce large yellow blooms that face the sun during most of the day.

Maximilian sunflowers are native to both North and South America, where they grow in forests, prairies, and meadows that have open spaces for their flowers to face the sun.

This is all due to a natural chemical called heliotropin they contain, which is what causes them to move towards sunlight.

Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)


As it’s name suggests, May flowering shrubs (Phemeranthus californicus) bloom in May.

It is botanically known as Epigaea repens, and is a low-growing, evergreen subshrub.

It is native to woodlands and shady habitats throughout much of eastern North America.

In Canada, it ranges from Nova Scotia west to Manitoba and south as far as northern Georgia.

It has white flowers with green leaves and its height is around 70cm.

Mayflower. (Trailing Arbutus).


The Meconopsis genus of the Papaveraceae family contains approximately 80 species, mainly concentrated in Asia and South America.

Meconopsis species have been an important source of isoquinoline alkaloids for many years and represent a possible rich resource for discovering new drugs for the treatment of many diseases.

Meconopsis are known for their exotic blue flowers.

It is also known as the Himalayan Blue Poppy but it does not share the common traits of a poppy flower and requires different care to thrive.

Meconopsis. (Blue Himalayan Poppy).

Mediterranean Sea Holly

Mediterranean sea holly (Eryngium bourgatii)

Mexican Bush Sage

The Mexican Blue Sage is is a perennial flowering plant that produces vine-like long stalks of purple flowers.

This Mexican flower grows to about 3 feet tall and has a spread of 2 to 3 feet.

Million Bells

A Million Bells plant is a type of flowering plant which has been growing in popularity over recent years.

Million Bells plants are easy to care for and bring with them beautiful blooms throughout the year.

Million Bells plants come from a family known as Calibrachoa.

They attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The flowers bloom from spring to winter often in a vibrant red.


Mimosa. (Mimosa pudica). Touch Me Not.

Mina Lobata

Mina Lobata is a perennial flowering plant often found in South Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Although it is considered an invasive species, some native Minas are widely used for medicinal purposes including treatment of asthma, diabetes, urinary tract infections, and smallpox.

Mina lobata. (Spanish Flag).

Miss Willmott’s Ghost

Miss Willimott’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum) is a rare member of the amaryllis family. It has been named Miss Willmott’s Ghost because it only flowers for one day.

It can grow up to 120 cm high and has a dense collection of bracts that surround an egg-shaped flower head.

Outside of this you will find closely packed flowers, that will start off pale green, and transition into a steel-blue.

Miss Willmott’s ghost (Eryngium giganteum)

Missouri Evening Primrose

The Missouri Evening Primrose is a small yellow and red night bloomer that you can enjoy all summer long.

Itt will need well drained soil and partial to full sunlight.

Missouri evening primroses should be planted in spring or fall for best results.

Mock Orange

Mock Orange (Philadelphus)

Monk’s Hood

Monk's Hood. (Aconitum).


Moonflower. (Ipomea alba).

Morning Glory

Morning glory (also written as morning-glory) has flowers that unravel into full bloom in the early morning.

There are different varieties of morning glory each with their own colors.

Mountain Laurel

The Kalmia latifolia, commonly known as the Mountain laurel, is a plant with an extremely variable flowering habit.

Native to eastern North America it can be seen throughout areas of the United States with mountainous regions.

This includes most of Maryland, although all three Maryland counties are not home to Kalmia latifolia.

Some varieties of Kalmia latifolia may be seen as far west as Oklahoma and Kentucky. It can also be seen throughout Canada from Newfoundland to Manitoba.

In the northern hemisphere Kalmia latifolia flowers between May and July, while in the southern United States it can flower as late as September.

Either way, it is typically considered one of the most beautiful shrubs native to America.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia Latifolia)


Muscari. (Grape Hyacinth).

Musk Mallow

Musk mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) is a popular perennial plant that, despite its name, lacks the musky smell that would be expected from such a flower.

Musk mallow has become a staple in many gardens and landscaping projects because of its beauty and ease of growth.

It possesses hairy stems and pink saucer-shaped flowers that bloom during the summer.

Musk mallow (Malva moschata)



Meadow Bistort

Meadow bistort

Meadow Rue

Meadow Rue

Meadow Sage

Meadow sage

Mealycup Sage

Mealycup sage

Mediterranean Sea Holly

Mediterranean Sea Holly



Mexican Fire Barrel

Mexican Sunflower

The Mexican sunflower is one of the most striking flowers in Mexico. This flower is known scientifically as Tithonia and is popular in the southern regions.

A Mexican sunflower can range in size anywhere from two to five feet across and up to 5 feet in height.

Mexican sunflowers are known for their ability to withstand high temperatures and survive the scorching Mexican sun without wilting or drooping.

They grow easily, so if left unchecked it oftentimes becomes invasive. They bloom beautiful orange flowers.

Tithonia rotundifolia

Michaelmas Daisy

Michaelmas daisies are a popular flower because of their large, attractive blooms.

They have vibrant colors and a unique canvas-like texture that adds beauty to any room or outdoor setting.

They are one of the many different types of Aster flowers, and bloom from August through to October.

They come in a variety of colors including white, blue, purple, and pink.

Michaelmas Daisy

Million Bells

Million bells

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