10 Flowers That Start With C

Flowers beginning with C - Carnation
Carnation is one of the most well-known flowers beginning with the letter C

Popular Flowers That Start With C

There are many flowers that start with C. Some of them include the California Flannel Bush, Canary Island Daisy, and Crown Imperial flower. The others that are popular across the world include the following:

  • Campanula latifolia (giant bell flower)
  • Cape Primrose (Streptocarpus)
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Calendula officinalis.
  • Cranesbill Geranium (Rock Cranesbill)
  • Canna Lily
  • Carolina Allspice
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Caucasian Stonecrop
  • Carmine Cob
  • California Flannel Bush
  • Canary Island Daisy
  • Crown Imperial flower

Video – Beautiful flowers that begin with C

Carnation is a very popular flower beginning with the letter C – here are some others!

What Is the Most Popular Flower Starts with the Letter C?

Carnations (Dianthus Caryophyllus) are the most popular flowers starting with the letter C. The carnation or pinks is a perennial flowering plant that can attain a mature size of twelve to eighteen inches. The flowers appear in a wide range of shades from white, pink, red, or coral. Each color of carnation has a symbolic meaning according to various cultures.

Carnation is a native of Spain, Croatia, Greece, and Italy and grows best in full sun to partial shade. It requires well-drained fertile, alkaline soil with a pH of 7 to 8. They start to bloom in late spring, mostly May. Sometimes they might rebloom and proceed to summer depending on the carnation variety and growing location. 

Carnations require low maintenance as they are drought-tolerant. You only need to give them water during to help prevent buds from drying up during the hot springs. Carnations are not only suitable for ornamentals, but they are also edible. The petals are excellent for salads and desserts and can also add flavor to several brands of wine. 

Annual Flowers That Start With C

Letter C is a common letter when it comes to naming. You will find a lot of flower names that start with C. A few of them that are common include the ones in the table:

Common NameScientific NameBest Growing Conditions
California poppyEschscholzia californicaGrows well in loamy rich and well-drained soil. Needs at least 6hrs sunlight to thrive.
Calico CactusEchinocereus engelmanniiDoes well in full sun or at least 6hrs exposure. Can also do in partial shade and needs well-drained or porous sandy soil.
Candy Barrel CactusFerocactus wislizeniDoes well in partial or full sun. They also need well-drained sandy soil.
CalendulaCalendula officinalisCan do in partial sun or in full sun. Prefers cool temperatures and well-drained moist soil.
Celosia or CockscombCelosia argentaNeeds well-drained, loamy, and moist soil. They also need partial or full sun.
Common nasturtiumTropaeolum majusThey require full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.

Unlike perennial flowers, these annual flowers will only bloom once a year.

Yellow Flowers That Start With C

Some of the yellow flowers that start with C include the Calla Lily, Craspedia, Corydalis, and Canna Lilly among others that are common and includes:

  • Canary Island Daisy
  • Coreopsis
  • Crown Imperial
  • Carolina Yellow Jasmine
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Craspedia
  • Camellia yellow flower
  • Calla lily
  • Corydalis
  • Craspedia
  • Canna lily

Pink Flowers That Start With C

There are so many pink flowers that start with C. The following is just a list of the few common ones that are available around the world:

  • Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Cherry blossom (Prunus serrulate)
  • Chenille (Acalypha hispida)
  • Canna ‘Red Wine’ flower (
  • Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
  • Candelabra Lily (Brunsvigia josephinae)
  • Crabapple Tree 
  • Candytuft flower (Iberis)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea)
  • Clematis 

Infographic – Annual flowers starting with C

These annual flowering plants begin with the letter C
5 annual flowers beginning with C

Exotic Flowers That Start With C

There are many exotic flowers growing worldwide that start with the letter C. Here are some examples of such flowers and their preferred growing conditions.

Candlestick Senna

Yellow Candelstic senna flowers
The distinctive Candlestick senna – a flower starting with the letter C

Candlestick senna is a non-invasive exotic annual flowering plant that grows up to 3 to 5 inches in height and 3 to 5 inches in spread. It thrives best in clay or sandy soils and requires full sun exposure to partial shade to bloom. It starts blooming from July to October with beautiful yellow flowers. 

Croton or garden croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

Croton is an exotic evergreen shrub that can grow to a height and width of 3 to 8 feet and 3 to 6 feet, respectively. It is a native of tropical Asia and the Pacific regions. It prefers humid and warm conditions and a lot of water in its natural habitat.

However, the croton will thrive in full sun exposure to partial shade. It grows best in moist, well-draining acidic soil with 4.5 to 6.5 Ph. It blooms throughout the year with attractive yellow flowers.  

Common Sundew (Drosera capensis)

Cape sundew - insect eating C flower
The common sundew eats insects.

Common sundew or cape sundew is a tropical perennial exotic flowering plant that attains a mature height between 8 and 10 inches. It is an Australian native that will grow in the moist, boggy, sandy soil of acidic Ph. Cape sundew produces white to pale pink blooms in the spring. It requires partial to full sun exposure to bloom.

Calla lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Calla lily is a perennial exotic flower of South African origin. It starts blooming in the late spring, all through summer to fall. It grows well in moist and well-drained soil and requires exposure to partial shade or full sun to flourish. It is tolerant of deer and rabbits. 

Common bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)

The common bleeding heart or fern-leaf bleeding heart is an herbaceous flower. It is an Asian native. It grows to a mature size of 6 inches in height and 1 to 3 feet wide. It flourishes in rich and moist, slightly acidic soil with 6.0 to 6.5 pH, but it can survive in neutral soil.

The bleeding heart requires partial to full shade to bloom. It produces red, pink, or white blooms in spring. 

Perennial Flowers That Start With C

You can find many flowers that start with the letter C blooming all year round. Here are some examples that are common:

Campanula latifolia 

Campanula latifolia  with purple flowers
Campanula latifolia grows tall – a very impressive of a plant beginning with C

Campanula latifolia or giant bellflower grows to a maximum height of one and a half meters. It grows well in well-drained light sandy or medium loamy soils, but it will survive in heavy clay soils. The giant bellflower will grow in dry or moist soil with a neutral to slightly basic Ph. It requires partial to full shade to bloom well. It starts to flower from July to August. 

Cherry Bush flowers (Prunus avium)

Cherry bush is a flowering perennial plant. It thrives in moist and well-drained chalk, clay, loamy, or sandy soil with acidic, neutral, or alkaline Ph. It requires exposure to full sun to thrive. It starts producing fragrant blooms that attract butterflies and birds early, mid, and late spring to fall. 

Columbine flower (Aquilegia spp.)

Columbine can attain a mature size of 15 to 20 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches in spread. It grows well in moist and well-drained soil with neutral or acidic Ph. It requires partial to full sun exposure to blossom. Columbine produces pink, blue, purple, red, yellow, orange, white flowers in spring and summer.

White Flowers That Start With C

The earth is adorned with many beautiful white flowers. Here is a list of some white flowers that start with the letter C. 

  • Camellia (Camellia japonica)
  • Carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus)
  • Corn marigold flower (Glebionis segetum)
  • Cosmos flower (Cosmos sulphureus)
  • Columbine flower (Aquilegia)
  • Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
  • Cup flower (Silphium perfoliatum)
  • Chrysanthemums 

Garden Plants Beginning With C

There are several plants that grow in gardens that start with the letter C.  Check out some of them that are popular around the world:

Caladium (Caladium x hortulanum)

Garden plants starting with C - Caladium
The big leaves of the Caladium plant gives rise to the name of ‘Angel Wings’.

Caladium, angel wings, or elephant ears gets their name from their large leaves. It is a tuberous perennial that you can grow as a houseplant or annual. It can either have fancy heart-shaped leaves that can grow to more than a foot long and strap leaves that are narrower and lance-shaped. It is compact to cold-resistant.

Cabbage plant (Brassica oleracea)

Cabbage is a common garden vegetable plant. It thrives best in the soil of neutral Ph and full sun exposure. It is ready for harvest in spring and fall.

Calamint (Calamintha nepeta)

Calamint, field balm, or basil thyme is a perennial plant that can grow up to 12 to 18 inches in height and 12 to 18 inches in width. It grows best in moist, well-drained soil with neutral to acidic Ph. It flourishes in full sun exposure. The calamint plant produces red, white, purple, or pink blooms in summer and fall. 

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula, common marigold, or pot marigold, is a perennial flower that most people grow as a garden plant. It produces pink, yellow, cream, and orange blossoms. It grows in moderate well-drained soil rich in organic matter and requires a 6.0 to 7.0 Ph. It grows best in partial shade to full sun exposure. It starts to bloom in May and may rebloom if the old blooms become dead-headed.

Castor beans

Castor bean is an annual garden shrub. It requires plenty of water and full sun exposure to flourish. Castor remains helpful to people has health benefits, mainly from castor oil. 

Indoor Plants That Start With C

Some plants will thrive better if grown indoors. Here are some of the indoor plants that start with the letter C. 

  • Calathea beauty star 
  • Chinese evergreen
  • Citrus Tree
  • Chamaedorea cataractarum
  • Chinese money plant
  • Chinese water bamboo
  • Cyclamen plant
  • Cast iron plant
  • Croton plant
  • Cactus plant

What Are Plants That Start With C?

The plants that start with the letter C are numerous. Check these out. 

Calluna plant 

Calluna or heather is an evergreen flowering shrub. It blooms in the late summer with vibrant blossoms that are bell-shaped.

Cymbidium plant

Cymbidium is an evergreen perennial flowering plant. They grow on rocks and produce waxy flowers.

Other plants include Crocosmia, cactus, canna indica, Convallaria, Cistus, Crane’s-bill, among others.

Flowering Plants That Start With C

There are countless flowering plants whose names start with the letter C. Some of them include the following:

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