Flowers That Start with P

There are many beautiful flowers that start with P. If you’re looking to add more color to your flower beds, you may like to consider some of the following!

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Flowers That Start with P

Coneflower is a perennial flower native to North America. The plant grows two to three feet tall and has big purple flowers that bloom in the summer. The cone-shaped flower has a yellow center with purple petals around it. It needs full sun and well-drained soil but will grow almost anywhere except in very wet areas (the leaves will turn yellow if they get too much water). The flower is easy to grow and makes a great addition to any garden. It attracts butterflies and bees and can be planted in the fall or spring. It also attracts hummingbirds if planted near bird feeders.

  • Scientific name: Echinacea purpurea
  • Soil type: Grow best in poor or lean soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
  • Leaves: Characterized by lanceolate and ovate leaves
  • Size: Grows to 2-4′ tall
  • Sunlight: full sun or at least 6 hours of sun every day
  • Flower: Showy, Good Cut
  • Plant Type: herbaceous perennials

Poppy Anemone. (Coronaria)

The poppy anemone, also called the windflower, is a species of flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is a short-lived perennial that grows from bulbs and has between three and six oval leaves per bulb. The flowers are white or pink with purple markings and are often spotted with red. The flower has a brilliant red bloom similar to that of the poppy flower.

  • Common Name: windflower
  • Plant Type: Bulbs
  • Sunlight: Requires full sun or partial shade
  • Hardiness: 7 – 10
  • Flower color: red, white, purple, or yellow-green
  • Plant Family: Anemones – Windflowers
  • Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
  • Spread: 6″ – 9″ (15cm – 22cm)

Flowers That Start with P: Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia)

Flowers That Start with P

Prickly pear cactus, also known as opuntia, nopal, among other names, is the most common type of cactus. They have flat stems covered in tiny spines that point back toward the stem from which they grow, allowing them to attach to other objects for support as they climb. The prickly pear cactus is native to North and South America. It grows in the desert, where water is scarce, and most other plants cannot grow. It is a water-storing plant and can live long without rain.

The prickly pear cactus produces flowers in the spring. The flowers are usually red but can also be yellow, orange, or pink, depending on the species. The flowers are followed by fruit that resembles small green pineapples.

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous, perennial, cactus
  • Sunlight exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Family: Cactaceae
  • Season of bloom: June to July
  • Flower Color Pink, yellow
  • Size: 6 in. tall and 8-ft. wide
  • Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Chalk. Clay. Acidic, Neutral
  • Water Needs: adapted for dry conditions
  • Soil Type: Dry, gravelly or sandy, well-draining
  • It grows best in areas with hot summers and deserts but can tolerate some frost. It can thrive in regions with extreme temperatures (4—11 USDA Zones)

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)

Flowers That Start with P

The pincushion flower is a flowering plant of the Scabiosa genus. It grows on an erect stem with a single large flower and often reaches maturity in 90 to 100 days. The plant has five petals and five sepals, and its flowers come in many different colors.

It grows in areas with well-drained soil, but it can also grow in partial shade. Beyond looking unique and beautiful, scabiosa flowers attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees to your garden. With a bit of care, this plant will bloom throughout the summer and into early fall, increasing the curb appeal of your garden with ease.

  • Common Name: Scabiosa, pincushion, scabious
  • Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
  • Mature Size: 12–18 in. tall, 12–18 in. wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer, early fall
  • Flower Color: Lavender, red, white, pink, burgundy, cream
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Soil pH: Neutral, alkaline
  • Sunlight Exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness Zones: 3–7 (USDA)

Flowers That Start with P: Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

Papaver rhoeas is a wildflower with common names such as corn poppy, Flanders poppy, corn rose, common poppy, field poppy, and red poppy. There are native to the United Kingdom and have many different species of poppy plants in many different colors and sizes. Poppies grow best in sunny locations with well-drained soil, but they can also grow in partial shade.

  • Plant Type: Perennials
  • Sunlight exposure: Full Sun or partial shade
  • Plant Family: Papaver – Poppies
  • Season of bloom: Early summer or late Spring
  • Height 1-2(30cm-60cm)
  • Soil Type: Chalk. Loam, Sand
  • Spread 6-1(15cm-30cm)
  • Water Needs: Average
  • Soil Drainage: Well-Drained
  • Soil pH: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral
  • Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Showy
  • Flowers, Spring Blooming, Long-blooming
  • Hardiness: 3–9

Flowers That Start with P: Passionflower (Passiflora)

The Passion Flower is a perennial plant that has large leaves and flowers. The most distinctive feature of these plants are the flowers which have a maroon center surrounded by five yellow petals with blue veins and a green margin. These plants grow best in moist and well-drained soil and full sun. give the plant plenty of water and fertilizer during summer to encourage growth. If you feel that your Passion Flower is not blooming, place it in the sun for at least three hours a day.

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sunlight exposure: Full Sun
  • Plant Family: Passifloracae
  • Height: 6–10 ft. (1.8-3 m)
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, moist but not waterlogged, pH 6–7
  • Water needs: High
  • Zone: 5–10 (USDA)
  • Characteristics: Perennial, Sun loving, Showy flowers. Woodland Plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Hardiness: 5–10 (USDA)

Passionfruit Vine (Passiflora edulis flavicarpa)

Flowers That Start with P

This perennial vine has beautiful heart-shaped leaves and white flowers with purple streaks. The fruit is yellow, egg-shaped and has a soft pulp with seeds inside that are edible. It grows best in full to part sun in well-drained soil that is moist but not waterlogged. Passionfruit vines require the support of structures such as trellises and arches to climb on. Passionfruit vines are also drought-tolerant once established, but they will yield more flowers and fruit with moderate watering.

  • Plant Type: Perennial vine
  • Sunlight exposure: Full Sun to part shade
  • Plant Family: Passifloraceae
  • Height: 6–20 ft (1.8-6.1 m)
  • Soil Type: Well-drained, moist but not waterlogged, pH 6–7
  • Water needs: Moderate
  • Zone: 8 (USDA)
  • Characteristics: Perennial vine/woody climber, Summer blooming, Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, Fall foliage, Showy flowers
  • Hardiness: 8 (USDA)