Flowers That Start With S

Common flower names beginning with S include Sandphox, Scabiosa, Sorrel, and Scilla. Here’s a list of flowers that start with S:


The Autumn Crocus is best known for producing the spice saffron from the filaments that grow inside the flower.

Autumn Crocus - Saffron Flower

Salvia Splendens

This plant is also called the scarlet sage or tropical sage. It’s a perennial plant that grows at high altitudes in Brazil. In the wild, it grows up to 4 feet tall.

Salvia splendens. (Sage).

Sand Dollar Cactus

This type of cactus also goes by the names sea urchin cactus, star cactus, and star peyote. The flowers of this cactus are yellow with red bases and the outer parts are very woolly.

Sand Phlox

Phlox bifida, the cleft phlox or sand phlox grows a low, dense mat of blue/purple flowers. The notched flower petals gave rise to the common cleft phlox. The most beautiful of all the S name flowers.

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus

Not sure which species of hedgehog inspired the name for the Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, but it produces pink and yellow flowers.

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Scarlet Strawberry

The Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry, or common strawberry is one of two species of wild strawberry that were hybridized to create the modern domesticated garden strawberry. 

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)


Other common names are common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

Saponaria. (Soapwort).


The scabiosa flowers are also known as pincushion flowers. Scabiosa flowers are rich in nectar and attract insects including butterflies and moths.

Scabiosa. (Pincushion Flower).


Sometimes called the fairy fan-flower or common fan-flower.

Scaevola. (Fan Flower).

Scarlet Buckeye

Red buckeye produces bright red flowers. It can be grown in all soil textures and is nearly pest-free. Its flowers, which last several weeks in spring, attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia).

Scented Geranium

Despite the name, scented geraniums are actually members of the Pelargonium genus. And, though they are perennials, they are treated as annuals in most of the western world.

Scented Geranium.  (Pelargonium).


Scilla grows in woodlands, subalpine meadows, and seashores. They are bulb-forming perennials. There are roughly 90 species of scilla plants most of which grow in Europe and Africa.

Scilla. (Hyacinth Family).

Sea Holly

Other names are the blue eryngo or flat sea holly. These are annual and perennial herbs with hairless and usually spiny leaves.

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

Sea Thrift

The British threepence coin issued between 1937 and 1952 had a design of thrift on the reverse. This plant bears bright pink flowers. Other common names include known as thriftsea thrift or sea pink.

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)


Sedum occurs throughout the northern hemisphere, often in drier rocky terrain. It’s also known as stonecrop.

Sedum. (Stonecrops). Crassulaceae Family.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisies are characterized by a distinct odor that some find unpleasant.

Shooting Star Flower

This plant bears white flowers that sometimes appear to be shooting upwards.

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)


Silene is also known as catchflies due to their distinct shaped flowers. There are many different species and the flowers are of varying colors.

Showy Milkweed

The showy milkweed is a milky-sapped perennial plant. The flowers grow in loose clusters at the top of the stems and are rose-purple, changing to yellow as the plant ages.

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Shrub Rose

Shrub roses are easy growing members of the rose family. They are easier to maintain when compared to the classic rose.

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Silky Wormwood

The silky wormwood is best grown in poor to moderately fertile, dry, well-drained soils in full sun. In the summer it produces tiny yellow flowers that appear to be nodding.

Silky wormwood (Artemisia frigida)

Smoke Tree

This plant also goes by the names European smoketree, Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, smoke bush, Venetian sumach, or dyer’s sumach.

Smoke Tree (Cotinus Coggygria)


This herbaceous flowering plant is a member of the carnation family. Snow-in-Summer is usually grown as ground cover. It thrives in full sun.

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Snowdrop Windflower

This plant blooms fragile, nodding white flowers early to mid-spring atop radiant dense, green foliage.

Snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris)


Solanum comprises a variety of flowering plants like potato, tomato, and eggplant. But there’s also Solanum Jasminum Album which is a variety of the Jasmine flowers.

Solanum (Solanum)

Solomon’s Seal

The plant is said to possess scars on the rhizome that resemble the ancient Hebrew seal of King Solomon. 

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum)


It is also called the pink sorrel, pink wood sorrel or windowbox wood sorrel.

Sorrel (Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra)


Syringa is a genus of 12 currently recognized species of flowering woody plants in the olive family. The flowers are fragrant and grow on small trees. They are popular garden plants.

Syringa. (Forsythia).

Scarlet Rose Mallow

The leaves of this 4-7 ft. rose-mallow are shiny and of a deep-scarlet color. They are over 6 in. in width. A large plant with big, showy, crimson flowers in upper leaf axils.


Scotts Clematis

A stunning wildflower, also known as the Sugarbowl Clematis, it blooms with showy deep blue nodding bell-shaped flowers.

Scotts clematis (Clematis scottii)

Serbian Bellflower

Serbian bellflowers are easy to grow and maintain. The flowers are a lavender-blue color. They are 1-inch in diameter and star-shaped. The foliage remains evergreen in mild winters.

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana “Stella”)