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Flowers That Start With E | 20 Exquisite Flowers

If you think about flowers that start with E, you’ll discover that there aren’t actually that many. Although there are many scientific names of flowers that start with E, the common names are few and far between.

Because most people know plants by their common names, I’ve used the well-known terms for this list.

Planting flowers that start with E in the garden

The flowers and plants on this list will all feature well in gardens and some may even do well indoors. Gardening is a relaxing and wonderful hobby and filling your home with plants is becoming very trendy.

So, discover the best and most beautiful flowers that start with E to include in your growing collection.


Flowers that start with E

This list will feature some flowers that start with E as well as trees and shrubs. Keep a close eye on the soil pH, moisture, and sun indications for each plant.

These will be instrumental in helping you decide which will be best for your home or garden.


1. Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata)

Ear-leaved tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata)

This interesting little plant is also known as the mouse-ear coreopsis after its scientific name. It is a deep green plant with ovate, basal, and hairy leaves and a golden yellow flower.

The flower itself resembles a small, bright daisy and they look very much at home in a meadow.

These flowers are best suited to borders, cottage gardens, or rock gardens. They are low maintenance and tend to attract butterflies and songbirds.

Water: Weekly deep watering for more flowers

Sun: Full sun or partial shade

Soil pH: 6 – 8


2. Early-spider orchid (Ophrys sphegode)

Early-spider orchid (Ophrys sphegode) flowers that start with E

The early-spider orchid is an unusual-looking plant and it is the first orchid to flower in the UK every year. The flower’s dark, velvety bottom lip resembles a spider and is furry on the outside and smooth inside.

The other petals of the flower are greenish-yellow and thus look like part of the plant.

This unique flower is considered rare and can be found in Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, and Sussex.

However, there where they do flower, you will see hundreds of these plants grouped together.

Water: Water frequently in summer and less in winter

Sun: Filtered shade or partial shade

Soil pH: Acid, neutral, and alkaline


3. Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum)

Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum)

The Easter lily is also known as the trumpet lily and the large, white, trumpet-like bulbs are hard to miss. I particularly like these flowers because their scent is wonderful and they will beautify any garden.

Just remember that these flowers are toxic to cats and therefore cat owners need to be cautious.

Although these lilies can grow indoors in pots, they are significantly easier to take care of in a garden.

On the other hand, potted lilies won’t reach very tall heights so won’t need staking. Outdoor lilies might as their heads get very heavy for the long stalks.

Water: Even soil moisture

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.5 – 7

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4. Eastern pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens)

Eastern pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens) Flowers that start with E

The Eastern pasqueflower is a clumping plant that produces beautiful bluebells. However, the flowers can also be white or purple depending on the individual plant in question.

The flowers bloom from late March to early June and make for an attractive low-growing plant in a garden.

Although they don’t do very well as potted plants, they make wonderful additions to rock gardens.

They are also a suitable companion for groundcover or a perennial border made up of other plants.

Water: 1 – 3 times weekly

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acidic, alkaline, or neutral


5. Eastern silver aster (Symphyotrichum concolor)

Eastern silver aster (Symphyotrichum concolor)

The Eastern silver aster is the quintessential wildflower. It has a center disc filled with bud-like protrusions and beautiful, slender, purple-blue petals.

They are abundantly found in Florida’s pineland habitats. The truly great thing about this plant is that it can flower year-round. This means you can get winter blooms if you’re lucky.

This plant would make a lovely addition to a wildflower garden or naturalistic landscape. As they are stalky, they need some tall companions to help support them.

Water: Average

Sun: Full sun to minimal shade

Soil pH: Acidic, alkaline, or neutral


6. Echinops (Echinops sphaerocephalus)

Echinops (Echinops sphaerocephalus)

This beautiful blue flower is also known as globe thistle, and they look exactly as that sounds. These flowers look fantastic in cut arrangements and require very little maintenance or care.

The image of the Echinops is very much like the flower that features in the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears a Who.

They look fluffy and round and perfect for picking. The actual flowers on the round little bud are a brilliant blue.

Water: Drought-tolerant when mature

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.1 – 6


7. Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) flowers that start with E

The fame of the edelweiss flower was perhaps boosted by the movie The Sound of Music featuring the song Edelweiss.

The name of the flower means “noble” and “white” in German and it produces a beautiful alpine bloom.

The leaves are woolly and the plant is very hardy thanks to a fibrous root system.

This means that edelweiss will grow very well in rock gardens but they do equally well as potted plants for windowsills.

Water: Once a week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.5 – 7.5

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8. Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense)

Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense)

Most people are familiar with Egyptian cotton, but only because their luxurious bed linen is made from it. But the plant itself is beautiful to look at and very interesting in and of itself.

The flowers of this plant are actually yellow with black seeds and when they wither, they leave the cotton “pod”. It grows as a bush or small tree and it even has health properties.

Besides the cotton, the plant can also be used to treat stomach cramps, skin rashes, or high blood pressure.

Water: Once a week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acidic, neutral, and alkaline


9. Egyptian starflower (Pentas lanceolata)

Egyptian starflower (Pentas lanceolata)

The Egyptian starflower is a beautiful and tropical plant that has a lush look about it. It grows well in warmer areas as a summer bedding flower but does well as a houseplant in colder areas.

The flower of this plant comes in a pretty variety of pinks, purples, and lilacs. It is very popular among hummingbirds, so expect to see a few of these types of visitors.

The flowers last very long when cut and as the plant grows to be two to three feet tall, they look beautiful in arrangements.

Water: Regularly

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6 – 6.5


10. Eichhornia (Pontederia crassipes)

Eichhornia (Pontederia crassipes) flowers that start with E

This flowering aquatic plant may look beautiful but it can be an invasive species if not kept in check.

It is a perennial plant with thick and glossy leaves and the flowers are very beautiful, usually lavender or pink.

These plants grow very quickly and produce thousands of seeds per year. That is why they become so invasive if not kept under control.

Water: Grows in warm water

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: N/A


11. Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)

The elderberry may produce a well-known berry, but they also produce beautiful flowers. They are abundant in Nebraska and the berries are delicious in baking and powders.

The flowers smell very nice and they are a beautiful, creamy white in color.

They start peeking their little dainty heads out in early summer and these blooms later lead to the berries. Elderberry is easy to grow and a favorite in gardens around the world.

Water: 1 inch of water per week

Sun: Partial shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.6

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12. Elm tree (Ulmus)

Elm tree (Ulmus)

The elm tree may have inconspicuous flowers, but it is still worth taking a look at. The flowers actually lack petals completely and instead dangle down.

They are unobtrusive and elusive, but the elm tree makes for a beautiful flowering addition to any garden.

The flowers look particularly nice when blowing in a light breeze and the fall foliage of the elm is stunning.

Water: Fairly regularly

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 8


13. Emilia (Emilia sonchifolia)

Emilia (Emilia sonchifolia) flowers that start with E

Not just a pretty girl’s name, the emilia is also an herbaceous part of the sunflower family. It is also known as the lilac tassel flower or cupid’s shaving brush. The flowers are small and purple and clustered on stalks.

They look really beautiful in wildflower or cottage gardens.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 4.5 – 6.5


14. English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

The English bluebell, or the common bluebell, looks just like it sounds. The flowers are hung from a thin stalk and look like beautiful, deep-blue bells.

This wildflower prefers woodland settings but is a favorite in gardens around the world.

They connect their bulbs underground and spread fairly quickly, so for large areas, they are perfect.

Water: Rarely

Sun: Part shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5


15. English daisy (Bellis perennis)

English daisy (Bellis perennis)

The English daisy, also just the common daisy, is the quintessential garden flower. They bloom early and are seen as the harbingers of spring and they are popular in beds or pots. The flowers are red or white and surround a yellow center disc.

These little beauties are fast growers and if grown in containers, you can curb the spread.

Water: Regular

Sun: Afternoon shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.5

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16. English violet (Viola odorata)

English violet (Viola odorata) flowers that start with E

This beautiful plant is a favorite for its heart-shaped leaves and fragrant blue flowers come spring. They are widely used in gardens because they draw pests and insects away from other plants.

So, they do very well when planted alongside veggies like lettuce and spinach.

The flowers can also be eaten so do well as decoration in cooking and in salads.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Light shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7


17. Erica (Ericaceae)

Erica (Ericaceae)

The erica genus encompasses approximately 857 species of flowering plants. Ericas vary in growth habitats but all of the species produce beautiful, similar-looking flowers.

The erica is a large, woody shrub producing delicate, bell-shaped flowers.

They come in a range of colors and grow best in outdoor beddings in gardens.

Water: Regular

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 4 – 5.5


18. Eustoma (Eustoma)

Eustoma (Eustoma) flowers that start with E

If you’re on the hunt for a flower that resembles a rose but is easier to grow, this is it. These flowers are beautiful, last very long when arranged in a vase, and are easy to care for.

The flowers are delicate, come in a variety of colors, and bloom two to four weeks long.

They do well as garden borders or when grown in containers for the purpose of cutting.

Water: Keep moist, but not soggy

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.5 – 7.2


19. Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

This beautiful and useful flower is native to eastern and central North America. The yellow flowers resemble suns but they are nocturnal, opening in the evening, and that’s where it gets its name.

The plant is widely used as medicine and it can be used to treat sunburns and eczema. We use it today for skin disorders and other ailments and the entirety of the flower can be eaten.

Water: Regular

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7

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20. Everlasting flower (Helichrysum bracteatum)

Everlasting flower (Helichrysum bracteatum)

The everlasting flower may sound like they’re always in bloom, but, unfortunately, they aren’t. The flowers resemble daisies and are very much like stiff paper expanding in concentric circles.

The reason why it’s called the everlasting flower is that it dries so well. They look fantastic in dried arrangements as they retain their shape and color.

These flowers bloom from late spring to early frost and come in shades of orange, yellow, red, white, and pink.

Water: Average

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acidic, neutral, or alkaline


Choosing Flowers that Start with E:

There are many flowers that start with E to choose from when planning your garden. Of course, you can simply choose the ones that you most like the look of and stick to that. But it is important to take note of the conditions your chosen flowers need as this can impact your success.

It is easy enough to take a look at your garden to see which plants will thrive. Take note of where the sun shines during the day and test the soil pH.

Then water your chosen flowers that start with E accordingly and you’ll soon have a bright and beautiful garden.