Flowers That Start With R

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

Rainbow Cactus

Commonly known as the Arizona Rainbow Cactus or Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, it is a solitary, growing cactus that produces bright pink flowers.

Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus Pectinatus)

Rain Lily

Rain Lily. (Zephyranthes). Amaryllis Family.


Rampion (Campanula rapunculoides)


Ranunculus. (Persian Buttercup).

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake master can be an aggressive self-seeder. Remove seed heads to keep the plant in check.

Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Red Campion

It is also sometimes referred to as the Red Catchfly.

Red campion (Silene dioica “Clifford Moor”)

Red Twig Dogwood

The shrub bears creamy-white flowers in spring and berries that grow from green to white by fall. However, it’s the stems of the red twig dogwood that are popular; they start out green in spring and summer, then turn bright red as their foliage drops off in autumn.

red twig dogwood

Red Valerian

This plant goes by many different names like spur valerian, kiss-me-quick, fox’s brush, devil’s beard, and Jupiter’s beard. It is a popular garden plant grown for its ornamental flowers. There are red, white and pink kinds of red valerian.

Red valerian (Centranthus ruber)

Rock Rose

It is also known as the Pink Rock-RoseHoary Rock-Rose or by its scientific name, the Cistus creticus or “Cistus incanus” the ltter of which it is not.

Rock Rose. (Cistus incanus).


Flowers That Start With R
Rondeletia. (Bedstraw Plant). Rubiaceae Family.


A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant or the name of the flower it bears. Roses can be erect shrubs, climbing, or trailing, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. They have beautiful flowers which range in color from white through various tones of yellow and pink to dark crimson and maroon

Rose. (Rosaceae Family).

Rose of Sharon

The Rose of Sharon attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and is used in landscaping, from borders, hedges, and screens to single specimen plants. It’s not actually a member of the Rosaceae Family but a Hibiscus in the Mallow family.

Rose of Sharon. (Hibiscus syriacus).


Rudbeckia. (Black-Eyed Susan).


Also known as the common rue or herb-of-grace.

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Russian Sage

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

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