B is the second letter of the English alphabet, but it is the first letter for special words like beautiful, Bedazzling, Brilliant, Breathtaking, blossoms, and the like. It is also the first letter of more than 100+ flower species.
Today we will like to share these flowers with you. Some of them are annual plants (these are flowers or plants that complete their life cycle within a year or less), while others complete their life cycle in more than a year, and they are called perennial plants or flowers, as the case may be.
So let’s go straight to the business of the day.
Annual Flowers that Start with B
- Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
- Begonia (Begonia sp.)
- Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus)
- Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
- Blue lace flower (Trachymene coerulea)
- Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
- Blue Marguerite daisy (Felicea amelloides)
- Bush violet (Browallia speciosa)
- Borage (Borago officinalis)
1. Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
These beautiful flowers are tiny, and they are either white or blue. They are native to Baja, California, and grow in a moderate climate. They thrive in full sun to partial shade, while sandy or gritty soil is ideal for them.
Bees and butterflies are some of the pollinators that it attracts. They start blooming in late winter and even continue to even early summer.
2. Begonia (Begonia sp.)
Begonia is a flower with attractive and unique foliage, while its flowers are yellow, red, or orange. They grow in well-drained soil and can grow well even if potted or planted on the ground.
They are a little maintenance flower that is quite popular because most of them are used as house plants. They can survive in full shade or sunlight and bloom from summer to fall.
3. Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus)
This is a European wildflower that is also known as cornflower. It is usually blue, but it also has varieties that are white, red, purple, pink and some have two of these colors together.
This flower is very invasive, so you must find a way of keeping its growth in check. They prefer to grow in full sun and ample water, and they bloom from late spring to mid-winter.
4. Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
Contrary to what the name implies, this flower originated from the Mediterranean. They thrive in dry conditions, so cool summer is the best time to bloom.
They are a characteristic tall spike of green flower with bell-shaped sepals that almost engulf the small white flower that lays at the center.
5. Blue lace flower (Trachymene coerulea)
This beautiful flower is sweetly scented, star-shaped, and blue or purple. It is native to Australia, and they do not require much maintenance.
They require a lot of suns to grow well, but also a little shade in scorching climate areas. The plant has a slender stalk that produces a tiny globe on which the flower rests.
6. Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
The blanket flower is a wildflower that produces yellow and red blossoms whose centers are dark. The flowers are hairy, look like daisies, and can grow up to 18 inches or even 2 feet. They require full sun to grow properly, and they can tolerate dry and poor soil.
By late spring, they start blooming and will continue through fall. They will make a good addition to a cottage garden in the meadow and Rock gardens.
7. Blue Marguerite Daisy (Felicea amelloides)
As the name depicts, blue Marguerite Daisy is a lovely flower with an alright yellow center with brilliant blue petals. It grows as if it is a shrubby perennial flower, but it is an annual flower.
It grows best in mild summers, making it a good flower to plant in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. It requires six hours of sunlight daily; you can give it a little shade in the afternoon in a very hot climate.
8. Bush violet (Browallia speciosa)
The funny thing about this flower is that it grows as a perennial in USDA zones 9-10, while in the cooler zones, you can plant this flower in the pot and bring them inside during winter. This flower is native to South America, and it blooms from June to September.
The flowers are tubular and purple with a white center. They thrive in pots, hanging baskets, borders, other containers, and woodland gardens. They grow in good moist, draining soil.
9. Borage (Borago officinalis)
This flower is also known as the starflower, and it is native to the Mediterranean. It is a herb-like flower with spidery star-shaped flowers that are purple or blue. However, some varieties are pink or white, and they can grow to up to 3 feet.
The great thing about this flower is that its leaves are cucumber-flavored and so can be used as a tea or even in making cakes or used as a salad topping.
Perennial Flowers that Start with B
- Baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
- Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata “Bristol Fairy”)
- Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)
- Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus “Astra Blue”)
- Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)
- Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)
- Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
- Bear’s breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty”)
- Bearded penstemon (Penstemon barbatus)
- Beardtongue (Penstemon)
- Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris
- Bee balm (Monarda “Gardenview Scarlet”)
- Bellflower (Campanula “Summertime Blues”)
- Bethlehem sage (Pulmonaria saccharata)
- Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)
- Bighead knapweed (Centaurea macrocephala)
- Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
- Bird’s foot violet (Viola pedata)
- Bird’s Nest Cactus (Mammillaria Longimamma)
- Bishop’s Cap (Astrophytum tulense)
- Bishop’s hat (Epimedium × rubrum)
10. Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
This is an easy to grow plant whose flowers are characteristically showy. They are blue and require a medium amount of water to grow; they also do well in neutral to slightly alkaline soil with pH values of 6.5 to 7.5.
They are also ground-cover flowers that will grow to almost 3 feet and require from full sun to part shade.
11. Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila paniculata “Bristol Fairy”)
Baby’s breath is a perennial flower that tolerates drought and grows in neutral soil whose pH value should not be more than 7.5.
The flower is white and quite attractive, and when it is fully matured, it is almost 36 inches in height. It can grow in zones 3 to 9 and requires full sun.
12. Ball Cactus (Parodia Magnifica)
This succulent flower-like cactus grows in dry areas and zones 9 to 11. It is a sun-loving flower that can still grow under shade once the soil pH is adequate ( 6.1 to 7.8 is the best pH range).
The flower is yellow, is easy to grow, and tolerates drought well. Under ideal conditions, it can grow to a height of 36 inches.
13. Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus “Astra Blue”)
This exotic flower covers the ground where it is planted; it is blue and can grow easily with minimum care and attention.
This perennial flower requires moderate water and a soil pH of 6to 8, it will do well under part shade or in full sun, and at maturity, it can grow to be as tall as 38 inches in hardiness zones 3 to 8.
14. Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo)
Thi plant is a shrub that tolerates wet soil, and slightly acidic soil is good for growth. A pH value of 6.1-6.5 is ideal for it to thrive.
This flower attracts a lot of butterflies and birds because of its rich fragrance and white or off-white color. You can plant this flower if you are in the 8 to 10 hardiness zones, and its height at maturity is about 140 inches.
15. Basket of gold (Aurinia saxatilis “Gold Dust”)
As the name implies, this is a very showy flower that is bright yellow and is quite attractive to birds and insects. It is a flower that loves the sun and thrives under the full sun.
It is a ground cover plant that grows in the hardiness zones 4 to 7 at a pH of 6 to 8. It is a perennial flower that can do well even in drought conditions.
16. Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis)
This evergreen perennial shrub grows under part shade or in full sun. This yellow-green flower has very beautiful petals and can grow to a height of about 230 when properly cared for.
It grows well in hardiness zones 8 to 11, and it needs just a moderate amount of moisture and a pH range of 6.6 to 7.5.
17. Bear’s breeches (Acanthus “Summer Beauty.”
Bear’s breeches is a perennial flower commonly found in the 6 to 10 hardiness zones and can grow to a height of 72 inches.
It is a flashy flower with creamy White subtended by purple bracts, and it requires a pH of 6 to 7 to grow very well. You can give it full sun or part shade with moderate rain, and this flower will still do well.
18. Bearded penstemon
This drought-tolerant flower requires slightly acidic or slightly alkaline soil to grow. This beautiful flower with a rose-red colour is very showy and is deer-resistant.
This flower grows best under full sun, in the hardiness zones 4 to 8 with moderate water. If properly nurtured, bearded penstemon can grow to 36 inches.
19. Beardtongue (Penstemon)
If you have loose sandy soil and think of a flower to grow in it, then beardtongue is a great option. This flower which comes in varieties of colours including: blue, yellow, red, pink, violet, orange and white, are fast-growing and are good for cut flowers. It is a flower that requires a lot of sun and can grow to a height of 60 inches upon maturity.
20. Beaver Tail Cactus (Opuntia Basilaris)
This pink flower is a member of the cactus family, and so it is quite succulent. It is a plant that thrives in dry land and does not require a lot of water. It can be grown in a container and put under the sun or partially in the shade.
It grows well in the hardiness zones 8 to 11 and can attain a height of almost 36 inches. A slightly acidic to neutral soil is good for this flower.
21. Bee balm (Monarda “Gardenview Scarlet”)
Bee balm is a fragrant flower that is attractive, especially to hummingbirds, deer-resistant, and works very well as a cut flower.
This red-colored flower can grow on the full sun or part shade provided that it is planted in a slightly acidic to neutral soil. At maturity, it can grow as high as 36 inches in height and tolerate wet conditions.
22. Bellflower (Campanula “Summertime Blues”)
The silver-blue color of this flower is one of its characteristic features that makes it very unique. It is a sun-loving flower that grows in the hardiness zone 4 to 9, and at maturity, it has a height ranging from 12 to 24 inches. This easy to grow flower requires moderate water and slightly acidic soil.
23. Bethlehem sage (Pulmonaria saccharata)
The name of this flower does not necessarily mean that it originated from anywhere near Israel. It is, however, a ground-covering flower that can grow either under full sun or in part shade.
It is a blue-colored flower that thrives in soils whose pH is neutral. It requires just a moderate amount of water, common in hardiness zones 3 to 8.
24. Big blue lilyturf (Liriope muscari)
This is another perennial flower that covers the ground. Its color is lavender, and it is an easy to grow flower that tolerates rabbits but is deer resistant.
The height at maturity is from 12 to 18 inches, and it thrives on the hardiness zone 5 to 10, it can grow under partial shade to full sun, and it requires a moderate amount of water. A pH value of 6 to 7.5 is best for its growth.
25. Bighead knapweed (Centaurea macrocephala)
This is an easy to grow exotic flower that can serve as a cut flower. It is yellow, grows to almost 48 inches, and enjoys the full sun. It thrives in the 3 to 8 hardiness zones. It is a drought-tolerant plant that can grow in areas with little moisture.
26. Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)
This flower which is either orange or blue, is a very showy flower that grows on the hardiness zone 20 to 12. They thrive under full sun or in part shade. They do not require a lot of moisture, but they can grow even up to 48 inches. They grow in slightly acidic soil to slightly alkaline.
27. Bird’s foot violet (Viola pedata)
Bird’s foot violet, as the name suggests, is a lilac / purple perennial flower that tolerates drought well and can grow in slightly acidic soil of pH value not lower than 5.
This very flamboyant flower attracts butterflies but is deer-resistant. They are not tall plants because they can only grow to about 6 inches. They are invasive flowers covering the ground; they grow well under full sun and the 4 to 8 hardiness zones.
28. Bird’s Nest Cactus (Mammillaria Longimamma)
This yellow evergreen flower can grow in the ground and a container. It is a succulent flower and falls in the cactus family, and it can grow in medium to very dry areas. It can only grow to a maximum height of 9 inches at maturity and are common in the 9 to 11 hardiness zone.
29. Bishop’s Cap (Astrophytum tulense)
This houseplant falls in the cactus family because it is succulent and can grow in arid areas. It requires full sun to do well but can also grow in partial shade.
At maturity, it can grow from 6 to 24 inches in soil whose pH value is 6.5 – 8. This flower is very showy with its characteristic yellow color.
30. Bishop’s hat (Epimedium × rubrum)
This perennial flower requires medium to dry weather conditions to flourish in slightly acidic soil. This crimson and yellow flower tolerates rabbits and deers and can cover the ground; they can grow in full sun or part shade, and at maturity, they can get to a height of 12 inches.
These are 30 out of the hundreds of flowers that start with the letter b. It is a coincidence that these alluring plants share the same first alphabet.
Many other lovely plants start with different letters of the alphabet. It is simply a reminder that we have a lot of beautiful flowers to keep us cheerful.
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