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.

  • 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

Sparaxis tricolor, known by the common names wandflower, harlequin flower, and sparaxis, colorful flowers which are bi- or tri-colored with a golden center and a small ring of brown surrounded by another color.

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

Waterlilies are free flowering and bloom well in part shade. Each flower lasts several days and close 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

Native to South Africa, Watsonia species were introduced as garden ornamentals to Australia in the mid-19th century and were widely grown by the 1940s. 

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

The way plant gets its name because of 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 dried fruit of this cactus ground into a flour, mixed with ground cornmeal and made into a mush.

  • 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
  • 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

The Willow Bell plant has cup-shaped flowers that can be either lilac-blue or white.

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

Mimulus alatus, the sharpwing monkeyflower, or winged monkey flower is native to North America and its blooming season is from June to September. 

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

It is also called the bluewings or Torenia fournieri.

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

Any of several species purple vine flowers.

Wisteria flowers growing outside and around a house.
Wisteria..

Witch Hazel

The fruit of witch hazel can be yellow, red or orange. The North American species are occasionally called winterbloom.

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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