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23 Flowers That Start With D

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Flowers are an intricate part of our everyday lives. They bring beauty, color, fragrance, and a certain radiance to our otherwise bland world.

Among the fascinating and diverse collections of flowers are the unique ones that start with the letter D

This article presents a diverse range of D-named flowers, allowing you to gather information and offering inspiration for gardening or plant selection.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of these beautiful D-flowers!

White Dahlia flowers in the garden

1. Dahlia

The dahlia is a stunning flower that comes in various shapes, sizes, and colors, including yellow, pink, vibrant red, and purple. Its intricate petals add elegance and beauty to any garden.

They stand between 15 inches and 6 feet depending on the cultivar, and while most dahlia varieties have no scent, a few may have a sweet pea scent.

Dahlias are known to start blooming mid-summer and stay around until fall. They thrive in growing zones 8 to 11. 

Blossoming Delphinium flowers in the park

2. Delphinium

Delphiniums are tall (3 to 6 feet), with exquisite spires of cup-shaped blue, purple, pink, or white flowers.

Delphiniums have a strong musky scent and are known to attract pollinators.

Delphiniums are often in bloom from early or late summer to early fall. They grow well in zones 3–7 and may survive in zones 8 & 9 if they are protected from the heat. 

In the cooler zones, they act like an annual or half-hardy perennial, producing seeds for the following year if the flower heads are left intact. The original plant may or may not come back the following year.

Field of daffodils, blossoming daffodils in the garden

3. Daffodil

Daffodils are one of the most popular flowers.

Daffodils have a heady floral scent with spicy, musky, or vanilla-scented undertones.

They stand at 16 inches and have trumpet-shaped blooms that are yellow or white with the same or peach-to-orange accents. These bulbs bloom in spring and are most suited to zones 3 to 8.

Dianthus caryophyllus as known as the clove pink flower in beautiful garden

4. Dianthus

Dianthus flowers, commonly called “pinks,” are delightful flowers with fringed petals.

Dianthus flowers have a fragrant, spicy, clove-like scent and can be pink, red, and white.

Dianthus blooms in spring and early summer, sometimes through fall, and is best grown in zones 4–10.

5. Dutchman’s Breeches

Like the name sounds, this flower’s blooms have a distinctive shape resembling a tiny upside-down pair of breeches and stand at a height of about 4–8 inches tall.

The Dutchman’s Breeches floral plant has delicate white or pink blooms but no unique fragrance.

The flowers that bloom in spring are perfect for zones 3 to 8.

beautiful buds of an orange daylily flowers in the garden

6. Daylily

Daylilies are hardy plants that produce vibrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in various colors, including yellow, pink, orange, white, and purple.

They bloom in early spring, although each last only a day (hence, daylily), and continue into fall.

They stand at 24 to 30 inches and are best grown in zones 4 to 9. Only a few outliers grow in zones 3 & 10.

Dandelion flowers in sunny meadow background

7. Dandelion

Although often considered a weed, dandelions feature bright, yellow-colored flowers that open during the day and close at night.

The flowers are borne on a single, green stem which stands at 3 to 12 inches.

Dandelions bloom from spring to fall and grow best in zones 3 to 9. They are strong enough to infiltrate established lawns and their thick taproot helps them resist control measures. The greens can also be eaten in salads and are known for their high mineral and vitamin contents.

Blooming Damask Roses in the garden under the sunlight

8. Damask Rose

The damask rose is an intensely fragrant flower with deep pink, red, or white petals that sit atop a 7 feet tall tree.

They often bloom once in midsummer and are best for zones 4b to 9b.

Daisy flower at meadow on sunny day blurry background

9. Daisy

Daisies are simple yet cheerful flowers with a yellow center surrounded by delicate white petals. They are about 4–12 inches tall.

Daisies have a mild, slightly sweet scent and bloom from spring to fall.

They are best grown in zones 4–8.

Purple blooming drumstick allium flowers in the garden

10. Drumstick Allium

This fascinating flower appears like a cluster of small, spherical blooms on top of a 2–3 ft long stem and looks egg-shaped when viewed from a distance.

The drumstick allium plant has a mild onion/garlic fragrance and blooms in summer.

It thrives in zones 4–8. The bulbs are large and can be planted to deter burrowing rodents.

daphne genkwa in a field under the sunlight with a blurry background

11. Daphne

Daphne flowers also grow in clusters on shrubs that prefer shady locations. These blooms come in various shades of white, pink, and lavender.

They have a strong, sweet scent and bloom from spring to summer. Zones 4–9 are best for them.

Bleeding Heart Flowers (Dicentra spectabilis) in the park

12. Dicentra

Dicentra, also known as the bleeding heart, is a unique flower with heart-shaped blooms dangling from its arching stems.

The lovely Dicentra flower blossoms from late spring through fall and comes in pink and white tones.

It is best grown in USDA hardiness zones 3–9.

Desert Four O'Clock wildflower

13. Desert Four O’Clock

The desert four o’clock wildflower is a magnificent magenta-pink-colored, cup-shaped plant that blooms in the late afternoons, hence the name.

This flower has a mild, sweet scent that’s similar to a honeysuckle. It grows best in zones 4–9 and blooms from summer to fall.

White dogwood flowers are in bloom

14. Dogwood

The dogwood flower has four petals arranged in a cross-like pattern which creates the characteristic cross-like appearance. The colors vary and can be white, pink, or red.

Dogwood flowers often bloom in spring and have a slightly sweet scent reminiscent of honeysuckle.

They are best grown in full sunlight in zones 5–6 but require partial shade for zones 7–10.

Dalmatian Iris flowers in the garden

15. Dalmatian Iris

The Dalmatian iris is a striking flower that features large, fragrant blooms that showcase a combination of lavender or violet-blue petals with intricate patterns and upright stems that can reach a height of 2–3ft.

They typically bloom in late spring or early summer and thrive in zones 4 through 9.

Delosperma flowers blooming in a garden under the sunlight

16. Delosperma

The delosperma flower, also known as the ice plant, is a vibrant low-growing plant with a dazzling display of colorful blooms and can thrive in hot and dry conditions.

Delosperma petals can be pink/purple/orange/yellow or even bi-colored with yellow or pink centers, and they bloom from spring to summer in zones 5–9.

17. Desert Candle

The desert candle is a visually striking succulent shaped like a bottle brush.

Growing up to 10 feet tall, the desert candle has flowers that are arranged in dense cylindrical clusters and come in various colors, including yellow, white, copper, and orange.

They are drought-tolerant, requiring only a little water once established, and are suitable for Zone 8.

Blooming plant Nigella damascena also known as Devil in a bush with blue flowers

18. Devil in a Bush

In early summer, the devil in a bush blooms into an abundance of beautiful blue flowers that are star-shaped. These blooms sit atop slender stems that can grow up to 20 inches tall.

The flowers of the devil in a bush are pale-purple, pink, or white and thrive in full sunlight and temperatures of 60°F to 70°F.

They can be grown in zones 2a to 11b.

white Dianella flower on a stem

19. Dianella

Dianella flowers are dainty star-shaped flowers that bloom from spring to summer and are either bluish-purple or white.

They stand over 3ft tall and are best suited for growing zones 7–11. 

Depending on the specific species and cultivar, they can perform well in full sun to partial shade. They do well in different soil types but prefer well-drained soil. 

White Diascia flowers in a pot in the backyard

20. Diascia

The flowers of Diascia are somewhat asymmetrical, with one petal noticeably longer than the rest. The flowers come in variations of red, purple, and orange, which is its most striking color.

Diascias bloom from midsummer to late fall and thrive in organically rich, well-draining soil. They should be grown in acidic soil and are best suited to zones 8–11.

Purple Digitalis aka Foxgloves flowers growing in the garden

21. Digitalis

The digitalis flower appears as clusters of bell-shaped pink/red/yellow/white/purple flowers with a tubular base that sits on 2 to 5 feet tall stalks.

This flower, also known as foxglove, blooms from late spring to midsummer. It thrives in zones 4–9 and in partial shade to full sunlight. 

It’s important to note that ingesting digitalis can lead to severe toxicity in humans and animals alike.

Monkey orchid (Dracula Simia), Rare Colombian Orchid in a Green Garden with Sunny Light

22. Dracula

The dracula flower is an extraordinary flower with burgundy fan-shaped blossoms that have a ruffled, velvety texture.

It blooms mid to late summer and prefers a full-sun location to shades. It thrives in well-drained yet moist soil conditions and is best suited to growing in zones 5 to 9.

Datura stramonium flower and thorn apple

23. Datura

Datura flowers are large, trumpet-shaped blooms that command attention. While the classic color is white, datura flowers can also be purple, red, and yellow.

Datura flowers bloom for prolonged periods, starting from summer and continuing through to frost.

They are best grown in zones 6–10 and do well in full sun and partial shade. 

beautiful shrub Deutzia blooms in the spring garden pink small flowers

15 Other Flowers That Start With D

There are numerous other flowers that start with the letter D, which weren’t covered in this article. 

Flowers are incredibly diverse, with countless varieties, species, and cultivars to explore. 

Below are some additional flowers that also begin with the letter D.

  • Dipladenia
  • Dittany 
  • Dragon Flower
  • Dwarf Crested Iris
  • Dutch Iris
  • Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus
  • Drummond’s Phlox
  • Desert Willow
  • Donkey Orchid
  • Downy Thornapple
  • Dyckia
  • Dryas
  • Dietes
  • Deutzia


This article provides an extensive list of beautiful flowers that start with the letter D. 

From the iconic dahlia to the devil’s trumpet datura and many more, each flower brings its allure and charm to gardens, landscapes, and floral arrangements.

So, if you’re a gardener, this article provides a broad overview of the different letter D flowers. 

However, it’s always good to consult local gardening resources or plant guides for more detailed and region-specific information when growing flowers.

If you’re a student or crossword enthusiast, this compilation provides you with a valuable resource to explore and appreciate.

So, go ahead and immerse yourself in this beautiful world of D-flowers! 


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