Names of flowers that start with the letter C

Flowers That Start With C

Some of the common flowers that start with letter C include the following:

  • Coreopsis
  • Cabega
  • Clematis
  • Celosia

Coreopsis

It is a delicate flower famously known because of its yellow flower that blossoms throughout the summer . Coreopsis thrives well in sunny areas; therefore, they are mostly planted in gardens.

You can also find coreopsis in orange or red colours. Bees and butterflies are usually attracted to this flower. They grow to a height of 17- 47 inches tall with a width of about 15-18 inches.

Cabega

Its scientific name is Espostoopsis and it is from the family of Cactaceae. This cactus is different from other varieties because of its overall height that grows up to 4 meters. The flower is covered with white-like webs to protect itself during winter.

Cabega grows tube-shaped, yellow or white flowers that only bloom every other year. It doesn’t require much water since it’s drought-tolerant.

Clematis

This flower has 4-8 petals normally glued into a tube at the bottom, but the petals are separated for most of their length, resulting in an open corolla. Clematis flowers come in pink, lavender, purple, blue, red and white.

They are generally hardy vines that require lots of sunlight and moist soil to thrive well. They mostly bloom in early spring to late fall.

Celosia

Celosia is colourful, beautiful flowers that come in different shapes (fans, brains and plumes) and a range of colours  (red, pink, orange and yellow). Furthermore, they grow fast, and they are easy to take care of. They do better under full sun and blossom during summer.

Most Popular Flowers That Start With C Pictures

  • Calla lily
  • California poppy
  • Camellia
  • Canna lily
  • Cape primrose
  • Carnation
  • Carolina Allspice
  • Candytuft
Flowers that start with the letter C
Candytuft in bloom

Perennial flowers that start with C

There is a good number of perennial flowers that start with C. Some of them are also in the category of annuals depending on the growing conditions.

Chrysanthemums

You can plant hardy chrysanthemums during spring if you want to enjoy a colourful fall. These flowers come in different sizes and colours.

It is possible to keep Chrysanthemums for longer, even after the fall season, even if your area is cold. All you have to do is take extra precautionary steps to ensure they survive throughout the winter season.

First, plant these flowers during the spring season to develop a stronger rooting system during the summer months. This way, they will be better prepared for the cold winter months. They thrive better in well-drained soil. Don’t plant them in clay compacted soil since the roots rot if left to stand in trapped water.

Chrysanthemums thrive better in full sun. So, when you expose it to more sun, it will produce more flower buds. Also, ensure you add a generous layer of mulch during fall before temperatures start to drop.

The mulch will protect them better during the winter months. Buds start forming in the late spring to early summer weeks. But you can pinch back any buds that form in early July to delay the opening.

Some of the other perennial flowers that start with C include the ones in the table below:

Comon nameScientific nameBest growing condition
CalamintCalaminthaThis flower blooms from mid-summer throughout to fall. It thrives better in a soil PH that is neutral and alkaline. Also, it doesn’t require a lot of water.
Creeping ThymeThymus praecox “Minus.”It grows under full sun and on well-drained soil. Creeping thyme is drought tolerant, and under mild climates, it’s always green.
California PoppyEschccholziaIt blooms between spring and fall, and they come in yellow, white, pink and red colours. It thrives better in hardiness zone 1-9. A soil PH of Acid, Alkaline and neutral is suitable for the California poppy. It doesn’t require too much water.
ConeflowerEchinacea purpureaIt thrives better under full sun and organically rich, well-drained sandy soil. Coneflower blooms from summer to fall, and birds like songbirds and goldfinches love it.
CranesbillGeraniumIt prefers full sun and average well-drained soil and grows up to a height of three feet. They blossom continuously from spring until fall.

Infographic: Flowers that start with C

Names of flowers that start with the letter c
Infographic: Names Of Flowers That Start With The Letter C

Annual Flowers That Start With C

These are flowers with a short life span and last for a single growing season. They grow from seed or bulbs, growing faster to produce flowers that blossom and become a seed. These are the annual flowers starting with the letter C that you can plant on your garden bed.

California Poppy

It is a plant and the official state flower of California. It is both annual and perennial depending on where they are planted. Most people use it for medicinal purposes. You can use it on its own or combine it with other herbs to treat anxiety, insomnia, aches, and nervous agitation.

California poppy flowers are beautiful, but their beauty is short-lived since the petals fall before you even place them in a flower vase. These flowers blossom in the early summer.

The California poppy flowers seem to thrive overnight, blanketing huge areas with bright silky petals and blue-green, leaf-like foliage.

Other annual flowers that start with C include:

  • Celosia or Celosia cristata
  • Carnation or Dianthus caryophyllus
  • Columbine or Aquilegia sp.
Flower varieties that start with C
California Poppies growing wild

Plants That Start With C

There are so many plants that start with C including but not limited to Canna lilies, Calamint, Cabage, Canada violet, and others.

Canna Lilies

These are pretty plants that are easy to grow. They come in a range of colours like pink, red, yellow, orange and cream. They have broad and long leaves (similar to banana leaves), green, bronze or multicoloured.

Cannas grow 6 feet tall and sometimes as tall as 8 feet. You can grow them from modified stems or rhizomes. They blossom under the full sun but can also survive in partial sun. Canna lilies do better in different soils with proper drainage with a  high organic matter with a soil PH of at least 6.5.

You can water them once or twice a week to keep the soil moist and not soggy. Otherwise, the roots can rot. Canna lilies are sensitive to cold temperatures, but they do better to up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. But the growth might be slow in freezing weather.

These plants are heavy feeders, so feed them monthly or two times during the growing season. Apply phosphorus fertilizers at the beginning of spring and mid-summer to boost blooming. Some of the other plants that start with C include:

  • Calamint or Calamintha nepeta
  • California Flannel Bush
  • Camellia
  • Coneflower
  • Canada violet or Viola canadensis
  • Cancer weed
  • Cape daisy
  • Christmas rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clary sage
  • Cabega

Resources:

40 Flowers That Start With C (List of Flower Names C)

Flowers That Start With ‘C’ for Sale – Buying & Growing Guide

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