12 Beautiful Mexican Flowers

Mexico is a country with diverse terrains. So, there are a variety of Mexican flowers that thrive across the landscapes.

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Here are the most popular flowers in Mexico:

Dahlia


Dahlia is a flowering plant in the genus Dahlia.

Dahlia grows from tuberous roots and produces bright flowers that range in colors from white, cream, yellow, and orange.

Dahlia’s are edible flowers and are often used in salads.

The Mexican National Flower - Dahlia

Mexican Sunflower

The Mexican Sunflower is one of the most popular Mexican flowers.

Mexican sunflowers produce a profusion of spectacular daisy-like blooms with reddish, orange, or yellow petals and golden centers.

In the spring, sow seeds or germinate seedlings to enjoy an all-summer display of colorful blooms.

Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Honeysuckle

The Mexican Honeysuckle is a drought-resistant perennial and small shrub that only gets to around 2-3 inches in height and width.

It does well in part shade areas, typically blooming during the late spring.

Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators are fond of flowers that are often vibrant orange.

Mexican Honeysuckle

Mexican Marigold

Mexican Marigold (Tagetes erecta) is a species of flowering plant that generally reaches up to 30-35″.

It’s very popular during the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico.

Mexican Marigold

Poinsettia

Poinsettias produce beautiful red flowers (which are actually leaves).

They are a symbol of Christ’s birthday and are seen globally as a symbol of Christmas cheer. 

Poinsettia

Yucca

The milky white flowers of the Yucca is another popular Mexican flower. Like the Dahlia, parts of the yucca plant are also edible.

They can provide a dramatic effect when grown as borders and in courtyards. They are relatively hardy and also make great house or conservatory plants.

The bell-shaped flowers blossom on top of sword-shaped leaves.

Yuuca

Gladiolous

Of all the flowers in Mexico, the Gladiolus is perhaps the most diverse in color.

They produce pink flowers, purple flowers, orange flowers, red flowers, and even a mixture of different colors.

Gladiolus

Tithonia

Tithonia is a perennial plant that may be annual, biennial, or perennial, with simple or divided leaves and long-stemmed single flower-heads in late summer and fall.

Also known as the Mexican Sunflower and very popular in the region.

Tithonia

Laelia Orchid

The Laelia Orchid most commonly grows on trees and rocks.

The Mexican Orchid has pale pink flowers but it can also bloom yellow, red, or orange petals.

Laelia Orchid

Mexican Morning Glory

There are several varieties of Morning Glory.

The flowers of the Mexican Morning Glory are usually blue, purple, and white in color.

Mexican Morning Glory

 Mexican Passion Flower

The Mexican Passion Flower is one of the few purple vine flowers that grow in Mexico.

The flowers are usually a combination of red and green, or yellow and purple. 

 Mexican Passion Flower

Mexican Poppy

The Mexican Poppy is a yellow sometimes white flower that’s used for medicinal purposes.

These are fast-growing wildflowers.

Mexican Poppy

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