Are you a flower enthusiast or looking for the perfect flower to grow? If so, you are surely thrilled when you see new types of flowers.
What better way is there to discover new flowers than by sorting them with their initials? Read this article to discover nineteen lovely flowers that start with E.
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1. English Daisy (Bellis perennis)
English daisies are some of the most popular flowers in the world today. These beauties give yards an upgraded look because of their colors and arrangements. They also have some medicinal uses.
English daisy flowers have multiple long, white-to-pink petals with yellow discs. The plants are perennial and herbaceous and can grow to reach heights of 8 inches.
They have underground stems known as rhizomes.
2. Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Take a look at this flower. Lovely, right? The beautiful Eastern purple coneflower was named after its cone-shaped disc. If you like, you can use this beauty as a cut flower.
The flowers are characterized by their purple petals. The cone comes in red, orange, brown, and sometimes purple.
The low-growing plant is a perennial and is native to some regions in the United States.
3. Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Here is a Eurasian native to steal your heart. This plant grows naturally from China to Spain, though it has been naturalized in several parts of America. They are perennial, large, and herbaceous.
While it has weirdly beautiful flowers, it is popular for its medicinal uses. They grow a rhizome under the soil surface through which they spread.
4. English Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
When you observe the beauty of these flowers, you will surely want to grow them in your yard. The flowers are blue and tubular.
They are also sweetly scented, so having them around will make your home smell nice.
These plants are hardy and so easy to care for. They grow from bulbs underneath the soil, so expect to see them year after year no matter how unfavorable the winter gets.
However, note that they grow best in partially shaded woodland gardens.
5. Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
This valuable plant has lemon-scented and bowl-shaped flowers. The yellow flowers are but one reason why the plant is so valuable.
You can use evening primroses to make healthy and nutritious essential oils and seed oils. These plants are very medicinal and researchers are still searching for more health-related uses of the plants.
The plants are biennials, so you have to replant them every two years or allow them to reseed if you want to keep them around.
6. Eve’s Pin (Austrocylindropuntia subulata)
Do you love cacti? Whether you do or not, you will love this one. Eve’s pin or needle is a very beautiful cactus with large thorns growing on its stem.
Some thorns are fleshy while others are dry and thin.
This massive cactus can reach heights of over 13 feet when it is growing in its natural habitat. It has beautiful hot pink to red flowers when in bloom. The flowers grow on the tip of each stem.
7. Euphorbia (Euphorbia spp.)
Here’s a very pretty genus with plants that look a lot like cacti. In this case, however, they grow leaves and flowers. The leaves are arranged on the stems just the way cactus thorns are arranged.
Most species in the genus have light green leaves with yellow flowers.
Don’t go too close to plants in the Euphorbia genus, as they are usually toxic. Their sap can irritate you, so stay far from them.
8. Evolvulus Blue Daze (Evolvulus nuttallianus)
Are you a fan of popular and indigenous plants in the United States? Here’s a pretty flower to fill your yard with.
From spring to mid-summer, your yard will be filled with blue, white, lavender, or indigo flowers.
The low-growing plant is a hardy one, so it does not require a lot of care from you. So long as it gets consistent moisture and enough sunlight, it will give you its beautiful bloom.
9. Emilia (Emilia spp.)
If you are looking for a simple yet beautiful plant, here’s a fine one for you. The flowers don’t look like much, but when you go closer to see their beauty, you will be amazed.
An individual Emilia can produce flowers of different colors. The flower heads can be purple or pink.
While the leaves are green, they become somewhat purplish as they mature. The annual plant can grow up to 15 inches tall.
10. Echium (Echium pininana)
If you are looking for very weird-looking plants, here’s one example for you.
Echium cones are plants with long conical spires trying to reach the sky. These plants can grow to reach 13 feet in height.
The plants are either short-lived perennials or biennials. Their leaves grow around the stems and the leaf arrangement contributes to the overall conical shape of the plant.
These lovely plants grow many white to blue flowers around their stems as well.
11. Egyptian Starcluster (Pentas lanceolata)
Here is another pretty and sweet flower. The beautiful Egyptian starcluster is a plant with multiple clusters of brightly colored flowers. They grow pink, magenta, lilac, or white flowers.
Something extra cool about the flowers is that you can suck sweet nectar off them from their base.
The flower clusters which grow directly on the tip of branches are usually 4 inches wide. The entire plant can reach heights of 5 feet.
12. Eryngos (Eryngium spp.)
Grow this plant in your yard if you want to steal to show. In the summer months, it will give you a beautiful bloom with bright blue flowers.
The clustered flower heads grow on long stalks and they resemble little pineapples. The rosette leaves are basal and dark green.
The plant is clump-forming, so if you are growing it in pots, go for larger pots or remember to prune off the excess growth often.
13. Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)
This special plant is named after a goddess. The genus name “Circaea” was inspired by the enchantress Circe in Greek mythology.
It is an herbaceous and perennial plant with simple and opposite leaves. The broad leaves grow on green and slender stems.
The flowers are small but surely visible. They are brightly colored, usually white, and start appearing in the summer months.
14. Edelweiss (Leontopodium nivale)
How will you feel when climbing a mountain and you see a beautiful plant? Relieved and happy, right? Edelweiss is a lovely plant that you can see growing on mountains.
The beauty has white or silver star-shaped flowers with white and yellow centers. The “center” is the actual flower while what you see as petals are modified leaves used for display.
These lovely plants prefer a lime-rich substrate (i.e. high pH) and a dry and airy substrate.
15. Everlasting (Chrysocephalum apiculatum)
Do you love yellow flowers? What about baked products? When you see the flowers of Chrysocephalum apiculatum plants, you just might want to eat them as they look cooked.
This Australian native is a perennial herb. Note that the flowers of this lovely plant are not for eating.
Another name for everlasting is “yellow button” and it refers to the appearance of the flowers. The name “everlasting” refers to the flower’s long-lasting nature when used as a cut flower.
16. Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum)
Take a look at this lovely lily and imagine it growing in your yard. This perfect flower will grow beautifully in pots or along the walkway in your yard.
These beautiful plants grow 24-36 inches tall. Though they are called Easter Lilies, they do not bloom on Easter naturally.
17. Everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius)
Pea flowers never go wrong whenever you are concerned about beauty. Considering their structure and colors, everlasting pea flowers are just the beauty that you need in your yard.
These plants are hardy and extra beneficial to you. They will not just give you sweet peas to eat they will also give other plants in your yard extra nitrogen.
These plants are legumes, so they don’t need much nitrogen in their fertilizer.
18. Evening Stock (Matthiola longipetala)
If you are looking for magic in your yard, especially at night, this is the plant to grow. The beautiful plant produces lilac flowers.
These flowers are heavily scented at night and will make you want to stay in the garden for a long time.
If you are growing fruit-bearing crops, plant evening stocks near them. The plants attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, so their presence can make your garden a bit more productive.
19. Erica (Erica spp.)
Erica plants are evergreen shrubs. They grow up to 3 feet tall and maintain that height. You can use them for landscaping, as they make great border plants.
Their flower petals join to form an urn shape, as the flowers are broader in the middle than the opening. The flower colors range from white to pink.
Truly, flowers that start with E are so exciting to see. Most of these plants are not just beautiful, they have multiple uses in your yard.
If you have the space for them, consider growing these flowers, as they will make your yard lovely and sweet-smelling.