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17 Flowers That Start With P (With Pictures)

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There are so many beautiful flowers on the planet. Flower enthusiasts find new species they haven’t seen in every place they travel to.

While it’s not possible to see every plant in person, it’s possible to group them alphabetically and keep track of those you know.

For example, flowers that start with P are numerous. I’m sure you know some of them, but would you like to discover others?

Here are 17 examples of flowers that start with “P”:

1. Pansies (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)

colorful pansy flower in the garden

Take a look at these beautiful flowers.

Pansies are truly exceptional because of their color patterns. While you stare at the flowers, they stare back at you.

Pansies are the hybrid offspring of several plant species carefully selected to create perfection.

Pansy flowers come in a wide range of colors, but you can easily identify them by the dark face-like blotches in their center.

2. Peonies (Paeonia sp.)

Pink peony flowers blooming on a background of pink peonies in the garden

This is surely the flower that you are looking for.

Take a look at this beauty. Can you find any reason why you wouldn’t want to gift it to someone you love? Peonies are truly remarkable. The flowers are large, long-lasting, and usually very fragrant.

Though peonies can come in different colors, most are red, pink, or white.

Peonies make excellent cut flowers.

Though you can mix your peonies with other cut flowers, peonies are also beautiful alone.

3. Petunias (Petunia sp.)

Bright pink petunia flowers in the garden

This is just what your home needs to stand out. Petunias boost the look of your home, as there are different colors to match your house’s color scheme.

You can plant these beauties in containters or in beds in your yard—wherever you want.

Today, you can find petunias in any color you can imagine. They even come in black. If you are a fan of black, try growing some.

To create a stunning colorful display in your garden, consider planting the seeds of different petunia varieties in the same spot.

4. Poppies (Papaver sp.)

Pink oriental poppy (Papaver orientale) blooms in the garden

Are you looking for the perfect accessory for a dressy outfit? Here you go: Try a poppy.

Poppies are very beautiful flowers that serve different purposes.

Poppies serve as cut flowers, fashion accessories, and even home decorations.

The poppy’s wide and delicate petals and its black eye (center), make it very desirable.

You could cover your backyard or the empty spaces in your garden with this plant.

5. Primroses (Primula vulgaris)

Multicolor Country Garden Primula Flowers

A primrose is a beautiful flower with heart-shaped petals.

Though the petals come in a wide range of colors, the center of primrose flowers stays yellow. This gives the flower a pattern of contrasting colors.

Though the primrose flower is pretty, the entire plant itself is breathtaking. The leaves are textured, glossy green and grow in clumps.

6. Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)

Echinacea purple coneflower field

Here’s a simple yet breathtaking plant for you. As the name suggests, this beautiful flower is graced with purple petals. It also has a brown-to-red center.

This is the plant for you if you want a lovely backyard or garden.

Purple coneflowers do not just add extra beauty to your home, they also attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard. Awesome, right?

7. Painted Daisies (Tanacetum coccineum)

pink daysies ("Tanacetum coccineum") in neutral daylight

Here’s a type of daisy that you’d probably want to grow: Painted daisies produce flowers in bright pink or red shades.

Painted daisies make your garden look like a work of art.

Each variety has a unique color, so consider sowing the seeds of different varieties so that you can enjoy a rainbow of colors in your yard.

8. Passion Flowers (Passiflora sp.)

Beautiful passion flower in the garden

You’ll surely look at a passionflower with interest when you see it for the first time.

This exotic flower’s sepals and petals form a star shape. It also comes with an exceptionally beautiful radial filament ring.

This is an attractive vine to grow in your garden. However, each bloom lasts for just a day. The flower is truly captivating, so even seeing it for just a few hours will satisfy you.

9. Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum sp.)

Peace lily plants

This is the one indoor plant that you’ve been looking for. You can keep a peace lily in a pot in any spot in your home and watch it improve the look of your home.

Peace lilies help create a serene environment.

These lilies produce striking white flowers that perfectly contrast with their dark green leaves.

Consider using a white pot for your peace lilies, as white pots are the most complimentary pots for them.

10. Persian Buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus)

Cluster of pink Persian buttercup flowers blooming in the garden

Would you like this beauty in your garden? Persian buttercups come in different colors and make beautiful cut flowers.

Your loved ones will truly appreciate you for gifting them Persian buttercups.

A buttercup plant produces flowers of the same colors, so you may need to sow a seed mix if you want your yard to have many colors.

You can make the blooming season last longer by deadheading the spent flowers.

11. Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria sp.)

Vibrant yellow and red Peruvian lily in full bloom

If you are looking for a flower that will always cause a stare, look no further. Just take a look at this magnificent flower. Beautiful, right?

These lilies show off striking sepals and patterned petals—yellow, pink, red, orange, and more.

The plant grows as a small shrub and gets covered by its bloom, so you can plant the beautiful Peruvian lily as a border or edge plant.

12. Pincushion Flowers (Scabiosa japonica)

pincushion flower in bloom

If you are a fan of Asian species, the pincushion flower could take your breath away. This beauty is surely a sight to behold. Just take a look at it.

The pincushion flower plant grows as a low-growing shrub, so grow it beside the path or walkway in your garden.

The flowers have a fine scent that attracts beneficial insects to your garden.

13. Pink Lady’s Slippers (Cypripedium acaule)

Pink Lady's Slipper in bloom in the garden

Here’s an exotic-looking flower that is fun to inspect. The petals are shaped like women’s slippers, giving it the “Pink Lady’s Slipper” name.

You can find this beautiful flower naturally in the eastern United States, where they are endangered and legally protected from collection. So long as the conditions are ideal, the plant can live for over 50 years, but may only appear in years when moisture and forest litter levels are favorable for them.

14. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

poinsettia green and red leaves tree blooming in garden

What better way is there to express your love to someone than to gift them this beautiful plant? Poinsettias have become a symbol of the December holiday season in some parts of the world.

Though this poinsettia has vibrant color, the red parts you see are actually its leaves. The plant also comes in white, pink, and bicolored varieties.

The poinsettia plant’s bright leaves direct pollinators toward its small flowers.

When you grow this plant in pots, you can enjoy the colorful leaves throughout the year. Please note that it is a member of the Euphorbiacae family and contains a milky sap that can irritate the skin and is toxic to pets and children. It is best to keep them out of reach on a window sill or closed-off room.

15. Phlox (Phlox sp.)

Purple garden Phlox paniculata, pink flowers summer background

There are many pretty flowers on Earth, and the phlox plant is one of them. Check out this colorful plant with flowers that come in many colors and patterns.

The flower petals and center have contrasting hues, making the flower very attractive. Try sowing phlox seeds and fill your backyard with this flower!

16. Pot Marigolds (Calendula officinalis)

pot marigolds surrounded by greenery in a field under the sunlight

Pot marigolds, like other marigolds, are some of the most popular flowers. Why? Their yellow-orange petals and brown-to-black centers are truly a sight to behold.

Pot marigolds work well as cut flowers. You can also grow them in your garden or pots indoors.

They have so many uses, so consider adding them to your flower collection.

17. Proteas (Protea sp.)

Red protea on black background

You love what you see in this photo, right? If you need that one flower to give your flower bouquet the most beautiful look, this is the flower for you.

Proteas are exotic flowers, and if you live in a suitable climate, you can enjoy their striking appearance in your garden. They signify diversity and uniqueness.

Beautiful yellow flower of Celosia Argentea, in the garden

7 Other Flowers That Start With P

There are more P-named flowers for you:

  • Plume celosia (Celosia plumosa)
  • Polyanthus (Streptocarpus polyanthus)
  • Powder puff (Calliandra sp.)
  • Pimpernel (Anagallis sp.)
  • Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
  • Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
  • Plantain lilies (Hosta sp.)

Final Thoughts

You agree that the letter “P” has some of the most beautiful flowers, right? These flowers are truly exceptional and will make your home and garden stand out.

It does not matter whether you choose to grow these flowers or not, the sight of the beauties alone can boost your mood.


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