Flowers That Start With W

Some common flower names beginning with W include Waterlilly, Watsonia, Wild Lilly, and Wishbone. Here are the different types of flowers that start with W.

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  • Common Name: Wallflower
  • Scientific Name: Erysimum cheiri
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow to orange-yellow to brown
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 7 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 6-24”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wandflower

Wandflower, or Gaura plants, are known for their long bloom duration, which is considerably longer than that of most perennials.

The peak flowering period occurs in early summer, although flushes of blooms may be expected throughout the summer and into the fall.

These flowers do best in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, and should ideally be planted in the spring or fall.

These are colorful flowers that are bi- or tri-colored, with a golden-yellow center and a small ring of brown surrounded by another color, typically orange.

Wandflower. (Spraxis).
  • Common Name: Sparaxis tricolor
  • Scientific Name: Wandflower
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Low
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Lavender, White Flowers (all with a bright yellow center with a black outline)
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow, cut flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 7 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 6″-1′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Water Avens

  • Common Name: Water avens
  • Scientific Name: Geum rivale
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Soil PH: 6.1-7.8
  • Flower Color: Brown-purple calyx and cream to purple-pink petals
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, deer-resistant
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 8-18”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Waterlily

Water lilies are very popular, majestic flowers that can be recognized easily. Water lilies come in several colors and sizes. They are found in many ponds.

People use waterlily mostly for decoration purposes but also the flower has medicinal properties which many people aren’t aware of.

Waterlilies are free flowering and bloom well in part shade.

Each flower lasts several days and closes in the evening and night.

Waterlily. (Nymphaea).
  • Common Name: Waterlily
  • Scientific Name: Nymphaea
  • Type: Aquatic Plant
  • Water: High
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: White, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Cream
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Fragrant Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 2-4”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Water Garden/Ponds & Streams

Watsonia

Watsonia is a genus of plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. They are native to southern Africa.

These perennials possess sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of curved, tubular orange-red flowers which are typically 1″ long.

They tend to bloom in late summer.

Waterlily. (Nymphaea).
  • Common Name: Pink Watsonia
  • Scientific Name: Watsonia Barbonica
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Pink, Red Flower, Orange
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Fragrant Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 3-5′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Beds & Borders

Wax Plant

Wax Plant is a type of succulent plant that is native to sunny climates such as Mexico and South America.

Wax Plants are warm season plants that do best in bright indirect light or filtered sun.

Harsh sunlight can scorch the leaves, so choose a location with strong rather than direct light.

It gets its name from the waxy appearance of the flowers and leaves.

Wax Plant. (Hoya carnosa).
  • Common Name: Wax Plant
  • Scientific Name: Apocynaceae
  • Type: Vine
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: White Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Fragrant Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10
  • Height At Maturity: 2-4′
  • Sun: Full sun

Wedelia

Wedelia. (Sunflower Family).
  • Common Name: Wedelia
  • Scientific Name: Wedelia trilobata
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Yellow Flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, Fragrant Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 8-11
  • Height At Maturity: 18″-2′
  • Sun: Full sun, Full shade

Weigela

Weigela. (Caprifoliaceae Family).
  • Common Name: Weigela
  • Scientific Name: Weigela Florida
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 5.6 to 6
  • Flower Color: Pink, Rose, Red
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 72″ to 120″
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Whipple’s Cholla

The Whipple’s cholla cactus is a tree-like cactus that grows in large colonies across Central and Southern Arizona. It can grow up to 10 feet high with a width between 4 and 5 feet wide.

Whipple’s cholla is a sand desert species that can be located more abundantly on vertical canyon walls and outcroppings than flat ground.

The Whipple’s cholla cactus has spines of various lengths.

  • Common Name: Whipple’s Cholla
  • Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia Whipplei
  • Type: Cactus/Succulent
  • Water: Dry
  • Soil PH: 6.6 to 7.8
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Tolerates Drought, Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 10
  • Height At Maturity: 18″ to 48″
  • Sun: Full Sun

Whirling Butterflies

Whirling Butterflies. (Gaura).
  • Common Name: Whirling Butterflies
  • Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Low, Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Pink, White
  • Special Characteristics: Cut flowers, showy flowers, deer-resistant, rabbit-resistant, drought-resistant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 2′ to 3′
  • Sun: Full Sun

Wild Rose

Wild Rose. (Rosaceae Family).
  • Common Name: Wild Rose
  • Scientific Name: Rosa blanda
  • Type: Shrubs, Roses
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: Pink, White
  • Special Characteristics: fragrant flowers, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2 to 6
  • Height At Maturity: 4′ to 5′
  • Sun: Full Sun

Wild Violet

Wild violets (Viola odorata) possess purple-blue flowers and heart-shaped leaves that will sometimes appear in somewhat yellow color.

Although they may be considered annuals or biennials in some places, wild violets frequently self-seed, reappearing each year.

While beautiful flowers, wild violets can become invasive if not kept in check.

Wild Violet. (Viola sororia).
  • Common Name: Wild Violet
  • Scientific Name: Viola sororia
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: White-Purple
  • Special Characteristics: showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 6 to 10″
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Willow Bell

Willow bell (Campanula persicifolia)
  • Common Name: Willow bell
  • Scientific Name: Campanula persicifolia
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.8 – 7.2
  • Flower Color: White to blue
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 18-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Winged Monkey Flower

Winged Monkey Flower is a perennial plant that grows up to 5″ in height.

They typically bloom during the mid-summer through to the early fall and therefore quite short-lived.

Only a few flowers on the plant will bloom simultaneously and they do not produce any floral scent.

Winged monkey flower (Mimulus alatus)
  • Common Name: Winged monkey flower
  • Scientific Name: Mimulus alatus
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates Wet Soil, Needs Moderate Moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.2-7.8
  • Flower Color: Pale blue, yellow
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12″ to 36″
  • Sun: Partial Shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wishbone Flower

Wishbone Flower
  • Common Name: Wishbone flower
  • Scientific Name: Torenia Fournieri
  • Type: Annual
  • Water: Moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Flower Color: yellow, pink, purple, blue and white
  • Special Characteristics: Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 2 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6″ to 12″
  • Sun: Partial Shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wisteria

Wisterias are beautiful twining climbers with white, blue, purple, and pink-tinted flowers.

Wisteria flowers growing outside and around a house.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)
  • Common Name: Witch Hazel
  • Scientific Name: Hamamelis
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 4.5 to 6.5
  • Flower Color: Yellow, Orange, Red
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant Flower
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 156″ to 192″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Woolly Violet

Woolly Violet. (Viola sororia).
  • Common Name: Wolly Violet
  • Scientific Name: Viola sororia
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Flower Color: White-Purple
  • Special Characteristics: showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 6 to 10″
  • Sun: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Wax Begonia

Wax Begonia
  • Common Name: Wax Begonia
  • Scientific Name: Semperflorens Cultorum Group
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Tolerates drought, Needs Moderate Moisture
  • Soil PH: 6 to 8
  • Flower Color: White, pink, red, bicolor
  • Special Characteristics: Container
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
  • Height At Maturity: 6″ to 12″
  • Sun: Full sun to Partial shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

White Evening Primrose

White evening primrose
  • Common Name: White evening primrose
  • Scientific Name: Oenothera speciosa
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: White maturing to rosy pink
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 10-24”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Read: The Different Types of Primrose.

White Trumpet Pitcher Plant

White Trumpet Pitcher Plant
  • Common Name: White trumpet pitcher plant
  • Scientific Name: Sarracenia leucophylla
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Wet
  • Soil PH: 3-5
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 6-8
  • Height At Maturity: 20” to 36”
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Houseplant

Wild Indigo

Wild indigo
  • Common Name: Wild indigo
  • Scientific Name: Baptisia tinctoria
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Dry to medium
  • Soil PH: 6 – 7
  • Flower Color: Purple flowers
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 24-36′
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wild Strawberry

  • Common Name: Wild strawberry
  • Scientific Name: Fragaria vesca
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Flower Color: White with yellow center
  • Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, edible
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 4-8”
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Willow Shrub

Willow Shrub
  • Common Name: Willow Shrub
  • Scientific Name: Salix
  • Type: Shrub
  • Water: Moderate
  • Soil PH: 5 to 8
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 7
  • Height At Maturity: 48″ to 72″
  • Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Sub Type: Deciduous

Willow-leaved Sunflower

Willow-leaved sunflower
  • Common Name: Willow-leaved sunflower
  • Scientific Name: Helianthus salicifolius
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 5.8 to 6.2
  • Flower Color: Yellow rays and dark brown center disks
  • Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, cut flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 9
  • Height At Maturity: 5-8′
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wood Anemone

Wood anemone
Wood anemone
  • Common Name: Wood anemone
  • Scientific Name: Anemone nemorosa “Lychette”
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Needs moderate moisture
  • Soil PH: 6-8
  • Flower Color: White with yellow center stamens
  • Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, easy-to-grow
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 6-18″
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

Wood Lily

Wood Lily
  • Common Name: Wood lily
  • Scientific Name: Trillium cuneatum
  • Type: Perennial
  • Water: Medium
  • Soil PH: 4-6.8
  • Flower Color: Maroon to yellow to orange to reddish-green
  • Special Characteristics: Fragrant, showy flowers
  • Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 8
  • Height At Maturity: 12-18′
  • Sun: Part shade to full shade
  • Sub Type: Groundcover

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