Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Clarisse Walters
Perennials That Start With P
Perennial flowering plants persist for several growing seasons, meaning they will come back each year and bloom. There are many different species of perennial flowers. Many of them start with the letter P.
They bloom in different seasons all year round to grace the land with many beautifully-colored blossoms. Here are some of the perennial flowers, starting with P.
- Hairy Beard Tongue/ rock penstemon (Penstemon rupicola)
- Pansy flower (Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
- Painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)
- Pearl Bush/bride bush (Exochorda racemose)
- Perennial pea (Lathyrus latifolius)
- Persian buttercup (Ranunculus asiaticus)
- Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa).
- Passion Flower. (Passiflora incarnata)
Video – Flowers that begin with P
White Flowers That Start With P
White holds a special place in the history of flowers. It is a symbol of peace and purity, but different varieties of white flowers bear different symbolic meanings. These are various types of white flowers that start with P.
Pearly Everlasting Flower (Anaphalis margaritacea)
It is a perennial flowering plant excellent for beds and borders and native to Asia and North America. The bushy perennial produces clusters of tiny button-like blossoms with a golden-yellow disc at the center and translucent, pearly white, or papery petal-like bracts. The leaves are grey-green on top and white wholly underneath with a lance shape.
Here are facts and growing conditions for the pearly everlasting flower.
- It is a low-maintenance flower with moderate water needs
- It can grow as tall as 60 cm to 90 cm and spread up to 30 cm to 60 cm
- It grows moderately moist, well-drained chalk, loam, or sand with a neutral, acidic, or alkaline pH. It can also withstand poor and dry soils
- It prefers full sun but can survive partial sun exposure
- It is tolerant to dry soil, deer, rabbits, and drought and attracts butterflies
- It blossoms from mid-summer to fall, then dies out in winter to resurface in spring
Physocarpus opulifolius (Common Ninebarks)
It is a fast-growing fountain-shaped deciduous shrub that produces clusters of stunning white blooms with a slight pink tinge. It has attractive maple-like foliage of green leaves. The following are the growing conditions of Physocarpus opulifolius and some interesting facts.
- It grows well in dry to moderately moist, well-drained clay, loam, or sandy soils with slightly acidic to neutral pH
- It requires full sun for maximum blooming, but it can tolerate partial shade
- Its mature size is 150 cm to 240 cm in height and 120 cm to 180 cm in width
- It can withstand a wide array of soil types, including clay and dry soils, but it cannot survive in hot and humid climatic regions
- It bears showy blossoms that attract birds
- It is ideal for mixed shrub borders, hedges and screens, banks and slopes
Petunia × hybrida (Easy Wave Silver)
It is a spreading annual that can grow as a perennial in some regions and bears silvery-white flowers. It is a fast-growing variety of petunia that blooms freely in all seasons. It spreads very fast to cover a vast area of land. Take a look at some facts you must know about this petunia species.
- It is easy to grow and maintain and requires moderate watering
- It grows as a perennial in hardiness zone 11, but it is an annual in all cooler regions
- It thrives in average fertile, moist, well-drained chalk, clay, loam, or sandy soils with a neutral, acidic, or alkaline pH
- Easy wave silver flourishes in full sun or partial shade
- It has a mature size of 15cm to 30 cm in height and 60 cm to 90 cm in width
- The showy blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds
- It is perfect for hanging baskets, beds and borders, patio and containers
Pulsatilla alpina (Alpine Pasque Flower)
Pulsatilla alpina is a perennial that flaunts upright small cup-shaped, solitary blossoms across 2 to 3 inches. The flowers can sometimes appear in blue or pink flushed shades. These showy ornamental blooms stand boldly on golden yellow stamens.
It flaunts soft basil foliage throughout the growing season and produces large charming feathery seed heads.
Here are notable facts about the Alpine pasque flower.
- It grows well in well-drained chalk, loamy, and sandy soil with a neutral, alkaline, or acidic pH
- It prefers full sun exposure to blossom
- It requires minimal maintenance and moderate watering
- It grows between 15 cm to 30 cm in height and 7 to 10 cm in width
- It blooms from spring to early summer
- It is drought tolerant
- It is best for beds and borders, patio and containers
Protea compacta hybrid (Donna)
Donna is an evergreen shrub, and a variety of protea bears creamy-white flowers with yellow or light pink tips. It produces wide-open bowl-shaped blossoms that are 6 to 12 inches across.
The following are facts about the protea flower.
- It is native to South Africa
- The plant can attain 90 cm to 120 cm in height and width
- It needs low maintenance and low to average watering
- It can comfortably grow in poor, well-drained loam and sandy soils with acidic or neutral pH and requires full sun to bloom
- It blossoms in spring, summer, fall, and winter with showy blooms
- It is resistant to drought and deer
- It is excellent for coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens, and for growing in containers
Infographic – 5 flowers which start with P
Red Flowers That Start With P
Red flowers are associated with different feelings, including love, passion, desire, respect, and courage. Besides their symbolic meaning, red flowers are a fantastic beauty in the environment. Some are perennial, while others are annuals. While some are wildflowers, others are perfect for landscaping. Here are some red flowers starting with P.
- Persian buttercup flower (Ranunculus asiaticus)
- Red poppies (Papaver)
- Powder puff flower (Calliandra inaequilatera)
- Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)
- Plume Celosia (Celosia argentea)
- Zonal geranium (Pelargonium zonale)
- Red passion flower (Passiflora coccinea)
- Painted daisy (Pyrethrum ‘Robinson’s Red,’ Painted Daisy ‘Robinson’s Red’)
- Pineapple sage flower (Salvia elegans)
Purple Flowers That Start With P
Did you know that there are purple flowers that start with the letter P? purple flowers symbolize royalty and success. It could also convey a message of admiration. These blooms are not only attractive naturally-growing wildflowers but also perfect garden blossoms.
Here are the purple flowers that start with P.
- Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)
- Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
- Purple coneflower (Echinacea)
- Perennial wallflower (Erysimum cheiri)
- Purple calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
- Purple pansy (Viola tricolor)
- Purple Freesia (Freesia sp.)
- Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
- Purple geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)
Pink Flowers That Start With P
If you are looking for flowers starting with P and a gorgeous tinge, then pink is your answer. These blossoms give a lively feeling wherever they grow, whether naturally as wildflowers or in the garden. Pink flowers are not only a universal symbol of love but also convey messages of playfulness, happiness, grace, gentility, and affection.
Here are some beautiful pink flowers that start with P.
- Cherry Blossom (Prunus)
- Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
- Pink daisy (Bellis perennis)
- Chinese peony (Paeonia lactiflora)
- Pink Roses (Rosa)
- Pink carnation flower (Dianthus caryophyllus)
- Pink evening primrose flower (Oenothera speciosa)
- Pink fantasy (Clematis cv. Pink Fantasy)
- Pink and white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium reginae)
- Oriental poppy (Papaver orientale)
Shrubs Beginning With P
Shrubs are the best landscape decorations and ground cover if you maintain them properly. Here are some fantastic shrubs that start with p.
|Common name||Scientific name||Facts|
|shrubby cinquefoil||Potentilla||Potentilla is a low-maintenance plant that thrives in moist, well-drained neutral, acidic, or alkaline soil and partial to full sun exposure. It blooms in late spring, summer, and fall.|
|Common peony||Paeonia||It is a deer and rabbit resistant shrub that flourishes in moist, well-drained neutral, alkaline, or acidic soil. It requires partial to full sun to bloom. It blossoms from late spring to summer and attracts butterflies.|
|Virginia creeper||Parthenocissus||Virginia creeper is a climbing shrub that can grow in partial, full sun, or full shade. It thrives in moist, well-drained alkaline, acidic, or neutral soil. It blooms in mid-spring, summer, and fall and bears fruits and berries.|
|Sweet mock-orange||Philadelphus||It is a low-maintenance showy shrub that blooms from late spring to early summer with fragrant flowers. It thrives in moist, well-drained soil with acidic, alkaline, or neutral pH and requires partial to full sun to bloom. It is resistant to rabbits and clay soil.|
|Jerusalem sage||Phlomis||It is a low-maintenance shrub that flourishes in full sun exposure. It grows best in moist, well-drained chalk, loam, or sand with a neutral, alkaline, or acidic pH and blossoms throughout summer, and attracts butterflies and birds. It is tolerant to deer, rabbits, drought, and dry soil.|
Indoor Plants That Start With P
If you are looking for some decorative plants to grow indoors, here are some amazing ones that start with P.
- Paddle plant (Kalanchoe)
- Pepper elder (Peperomia)
- Peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)
- Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
- Moth orchids (Phalaenopsis Orchid)
- Chinese money plant (Pilea Peperomioides)
- Petite orange orchid (Angraecum sesquipedale)
- Philodendron Swiss Cheese (Monstera deliciosa)
- Peacock plant (Calathea makoyana)
- Purple shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)
- Prayer plant (Maranta leuconeuras)
Indoor plants grow best in indirect sunlight than direct. It would help test your soil or potting medium before settling for any houseplant to grow.