Flowers That Start With T

Here are the different types of flowers with names and images with an emphasis on common and easy to grow kinds that begin with the letter T.

Tall Bearded Iris

The most commonly found garden Iris is the bearded German Iris (I. germanica) and its numerous cultivars. Tall Bearded Iris begins blooming in early May in most parts of the US and continue through mid-June, depending on the weather.

Tall Bearded Iris
  • Common Name: Tall Bearded Iris
  • Scientific Name: Iris
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: Neutral
  • Flower Color: Violet, Blue, Red, Orange, White, Black, lavender, Violet, Pink, and White
  • Bloom Season: Spring: April, May, and Early June
  • Special Characteristics: Deer Resistant / Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 – 8
  • Height At Maturity: 42″
  • Sun: Sun – Partial Sun (at least 1/2 day)

Tall Verbena

Tall Verbena blooms small clusters of flowers on slender, willowy stems that stand up to 6 feet tall.

Tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
  • Common Name: Tall verbena
  • Scientific Name: Verbena bonariensis
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.5-6.0
  • Flower Color: Rose-violet, lavender
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 7 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 3-6′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Tagetes

Another name for the marigold flower.

Tagetes. (Marigold).
  • Common Name:  French Marigold
  • Scientific Name: Targetes Patula
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Red, Orange, Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, deer-resistant, drought-resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 1 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6″-1′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Tartarian Aster

Also called Tatarinow’s aster, it is one of the many types of Aster flowers.

Tartarian Aster (Aster Tataricus)
  • Common Name: Tartarian Aster
  • Scientific Name: Aster Tataricus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: acidic, neutral, alkaline
  • Flower Color: Violet-blue
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 3′ to 6′
  • Sun: Full sun

Tea Rose

Tea Rose. (Gloire de Dijon).
  • Common Name: Tea Rose
  • Scientific Name: Rosa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: acidic, neutral, alkaline
  • Flower Color: Creamy White, Pale Yellow Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, fragrant flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 3′ to 4′
  • Sun: Full sun

Texas Mountain Laurel

Other names for this plant are Texas mescalbean, frijolito, and frijolillo.

Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora Secundiflora)
  • Common Name: Texas Mountain Laurel
  • Scientific Name: Sophora Secundiflora
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 8.6 to 9
  • Flower Color: Violet, Lavander
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 7 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 10′ to 20′
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Texas Nipple Cactus

This species of cactus is native to Texas.

Texas Nipple Cactus (Mammillaria Prolifera)
  • Common Name: Texas Nipple Cactus
  • Scientific Name: Mammillaria Prolifera
  • Type: Cactus
  • Water: Dry to Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates Drought, Showy Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 1″ to 6″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Thunbergia

Thunbergia alata, commonly called black-eyed Susan vine, is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species.

  • Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
  • Scientific Name: Thunbergia Alata
  • Type: Climbing Vine
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Special Characteristics: Showy Flowers, Evergreen Leaves
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 3′ to 6′
  • Sun: Full Sun

Tickseed

This plant produces an abundance of fluffy, dazzling golden-yellow, pom-pom like flowers.

Tickseed (Coreopsis “SOLANNA GOLDEN SPHERE”)
  • Common Name: Tickseed
  • Scientific Name: Coreopsis “SOLANNA GOLDEN SPHERE”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 5.8–6.2
  • Flower Color: Golden yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Tiger Flower

Common names include jockey’s cap lily, Mexican shellflower, peacock flower (said to resemble the colors of a peacock), tiger iris, and tiger flower.

Tiger Flower. (Tigridia).
  • Common Name: Tiger Flower
  • Scientific Name: Tigridia Pavonia
  • Type: Bulb
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Neutral, Alkaline
  • Flower Color: Purple Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: rabbit-resistant, deer-resistant, drought-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 1-2′
  • Sun: Full sun – Partial sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Tiger Lily

Its showy orange-and-black flowers make it an attractive ornamental plant.

Tiger Lily. (Lilium tigrinum).
  • Common Name: Tiger Lily
  • Scientific Name: Lilium Lancifolium
  • Type: Perennial, Bulb
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Orange and Black
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, fragrant flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 2-5′
  • Sun: Full sun, Partial sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Tithonia

Other names include the tree marigold, Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower, or Nitobe chrysanthemum. It is one of the most beautiful flowers in Mexico.

Tithonia. (Mexican Sunflower).
  • Common Name: Mexican Sunflower
  • Scientific Name: Tihtonia Rotundifolia
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Low
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 4-6′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Toad Lilly

These flowers are usually white with heavy reddish-purple spotting. Unsure if the name was inspired by a species of toad in particular.

Toad lily (Tricyrtis formosana)
  • Common Name: Toad Lily
  • Scientific Name: Tricyrtis hirta
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Special Characteristics: showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 2-3′
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade

Treasure Flower

Treasure flower (Gazania rigens)
  • Common Name: Treasure flower
  • Scientific Name: Gazania rigens
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.8 – 6.8
  • Flower Color: Orange rays with black eyes at bases and orange-brown disks
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Trollius

Trollius. (Globeflower). Ranunculus Family.
  • Common Name: Globe Flower (Orange Princes)
  • Scientific Name: Trollius x cultorum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: High
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Cut flowers, deer-resistant, rabbit-resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 2-3′
  • Sun: Full sun, Partial sun

Tree Peony

Tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa) are deciduous sub-shrubs that bloom in mid to late spring with big, beautiful peony flowers.

Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa)
  • Common Name: Tree peony
  • Scientific Name: Paeonia suffruticosa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Pink to white, with purple basal petal patches
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, tolerates rabbit, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 36-60′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Trumpet Vine

The flowers of the trumpet vine attract hummingbirds (it’s also known as the hummingbird vine or cow itch vine), and many types of birds like to nest in the dense foliage. It also attracts bees and butterflies.

Trumpet Vine
  • Common Name: Trumpet Vine
  • Scientific Name: Campsis radicans
  • Type: Climber
  • Water: Low, Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Pink to white, with purple basal petal patches
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 20-40′
  • Sun: Full sun to partial sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Tuberous Begonia

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia Tuberhybrida)
  • Common Name: Tuberous Begonia
  • Scientific Name: Begonia Tuberhybrida
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.5-5.8
  • Flower Color: White, yellow, orange, pink, red
  • Special Characteristics: Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 9 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 12″-18″
  • Sun: Full Shade
  • Sub Type: Houseplant

Tulip

Tulip flowers are usually large, showy and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white.

Tulip.  Tulipa. (Lily Family).
  • Common Name: Tulip
  • Scientific Name: Tulipa
  • Type: Bulb
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: White, yellow, orange, pink, red
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant Flowers, Showy Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: Up to 2 Feet
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Sun
  • Sub Type: Beds and Borders

Twinspur

Twinspur (Diascia barberae)
  • Common Name: Twinspur
  • Scientific Name: Diascia barberae
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.1 – 7.8
  • Flower Color: Pink with yellow throat
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6-12”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Tall Kangaroo Paw


Tall Kangaroo Paw
  • Common Name: Tall Kangaroo Paw
  • Scientific Name: Anigozanthos Flavidus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.5 – 6.5
  • Flower Color: Varies
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 3-6′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: evergreen

Tennessee Coneflower

Tennessee coneflower
  • Common Name: Tennessee coneflower
  • Scientific Name: Echinacea tennesseensis
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: Purple rays and coppery-orange center cones
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 6
  • Height At Maturity: 18-24′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Tetraploid Daylily

  • Common Name: Tetraploid daylily
  • Scientific Name: Hemerocallis “Judith”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.0-6.5
  • Flower Color: Pink with a green throat
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbits, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 24-30′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Thimbleweed

Thimbleweed
  • Common Name: Thimbleweed
  • Scientific Name: Anemone virginiana
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.5–7.5
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12-24′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Thyme

Thyme
  • Common Name: Thyme
  • Scientific Name: Thymus praecox
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 7-8
  • Flower Color: Purplish/white
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 2-6″
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Toyon Shrub

Toyon Shrub
  • Common Name: Toyon Shrub
  • Scientific Name: Heteromeles Arbutifolia
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 5 to 8
  • Flower Color: White
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 15′ to 30′
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Evergreen

Transvaal Daisy

  • Common Name: Transvaal daisy
  • Scientific Name: Gerbera jamesonii
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.5 – 7.0
  • Flower Color: Red, yellow or orange rays with bronze-yellow disks
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Turtlehead

Turtlehead
  • Common Name: Turtlehead
  • Scientific Name: Chelone obliqua
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 5.0 to 6.8
  • Flower Color: Rosy purple, pink, or white
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

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