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Flowers That Start With F | List of 22 Fabulous Flowers

I have made a list including the most beautiful flowers that start with F and wanted to share it with you. These plants and flowers that start with F are some of my favorites and are easy to care for.

I have focused on those that require little maintenance or are easy to keep or grow. There are also flowers that start with F that are useful or edible and these make lovely veggie garden additions.

Woman gardening and planting flowers

I’ve paid special attention to factors like soil pH, sun and water requirements for each plant. This is to help you make the best decision based on your specific garden environment.


Flower Names that Start with F

For this list, I have included the common names of flowers that start with F. The reason for this is simply because people are more familiar with these names than scientific ones.


1. Fairy duster (Calliandra Eriophylla)

Female Broad-billed Hummingbird feeding on Fairy Duster Flower

The fairy duster is actually a shrub that produces a wonderful, bright-red feather-like bloom. They are very unusual yet beautiful and do very well in hot and arid, desert-like areas.

One of the big bonuses of the fairy duster shrub is that it attracts a wide variety of birds. This means you’ll have plenty of feathered friends coming to visit your garden.

Water: Keep watered until established

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.1 – 8.5


2. False Indigo (Baptisia Australis)

Flowers that start with F - False Indigo

The false indigo is one of the easiest plants to care for and they are so beautiful to look at as well. The early European settlers and Native Americans used the flowers as a dye before true indigo became available.

They are native to prairies and will grow well almost anywhere as long as the soil is well-drained. The plants grow fairly tall and produce a wonderful stalk of small, blue flowers.

Water: Drought-tolerant once established

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Neutral to acidic


3. Fan Columbine (Aquilegia Flabellata)

Flowers that start with F - Fan Columbine

The fan columbine is a striking flower with purple-blue petals with a white center. The flowers are short and stubby and heady and seem to nod in the wind.

The bell-shaped flowers are popular among hummingbirds and bees. This plant can actually cross-breed so if you have two types you may get an entirely new type next season.

Water: Weekly

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.1 – 6.8


4. Fan flower (Scaevola Aemula)

Flowers that start with F - Fan Flower

The fan flower is one of the more elusive flowers that start with F on this list. Even seasoned gardeners may not have heard of this one just yet.

It is native to Australia and only recently started appearing in gardens in the US. The flowers are exotic-looking with light blue petals in a half-round fan shape.

Water: Drought-tolerant once established

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.5 – 6


5. Fern Leaf Yarrow (Achillea Filipendulina)

Flowers that start with F - Fern Leaf Yarrow

This is the first of the flowers that start with F that has a reputation for being a medicinal plant. We have used yarrow for years for its anti-inflammatory as well as its antiseptic properties.

I wouldn’t classify this as a tasty plant because it is quite bitter. However, it contains many vitamins and minerals and it can stop the flowing of blood and treat colds, fever, and menstrual cramps.

Water: Drought-tolerant, water monthly in summer

Sun: Full sun or partial shade

Soil pH: 4 – 8

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6. Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium)

Flowers that start with F - Feverfew

Feverfew is a part of the daisy family and sports adorable little white-petaled flowers with a bulbous yellow center. It has been a part of many a garden for centuries thanks to its medicinal and herbal qualities.

Because the seeds are so small, it is easier to grow Feverfew in pots. You can then continue growing it in the window or transplant it outdoors. The plant has an active ingredient, parthenolide, that can treat headaches and arthritis.

Water: Two to three times a week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6 – 6.7


7. Fire pink (Silene Virginica)

Fire Pink Flower in Blue Ridge Mountains

The fire pink is actually a wildflower with a fairly weak stem and long, narrow leaves. The flowers are five-petaled and a bright and vibrant red in color.

It is an herbaceous and perennial plant and because of the weak stems, it doesn’t grow very tall. It will do well in a cottage or wildflower garden accompanied by rocks and shrubs.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Dappled shade

Soil pH: 5 – 7


8. Firecracker flower (Crossandra Infundibuliformis)

Beautiful firecracker flower or crossandra infundibuliformis

This compact, dense, and decorative shrub boasts glossy, dark leaves and spikes of funnel-shaped flowers in bright colors.

The flowers will bloom for months on ends which makes this an ideal choice for a flower garden. I suggest potting them and bringing them inside in the winter for a pop of color in the home.

Water: Keep well-watered until established, then water fairly regularly

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 5.8 – 6.5


9. Firethorn (Pyracantha)

Flowers that start with F - Firethorn

Firethorns are better known as berries rather than flowers that start with F, but they do have flowers. They are very hardy, evergreen plants that are very easy to grow and therefore suitable for novice gardeners.

The firethorn grows as a shrub or small tree and produces red berries and small white flowers in the summer.

Water: Keep fairly moist

Sun: Full sun to shaded

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5


10. Five-Spot Flower (Nemophila Maculata)

Flowers that start with F - Five Spot Flower

This wildflower is known as the five-spot flower because of the definitive five, colored spots on the five white petals.

The flowers are striking and the foliage is soft and yielding. The plant also doesn’t grow very large, which makes them ideal for hanging baskets on a porch.

Water: Regularly

Sun: Full sun to dappled shade

Soil pH: 6 – 8.5

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11. Flame Nettle (Coleus Scutellarioides)

Flowers that start with F - Flame Nettle

You might know the flame nettle by its leaves rather than its flowers, but it’s nevertheless a beautiful flowering shrub. This plant is great for novice gardeners or for teaching children how to garden.

It is easy to grow and gets fairly large and impressive. The leaves are striking with a lighter interior than the exterior and the flowers are delicate though non-fragrant.

Water: Regularly

Sun: Partial shade

Soil pH: 5 – 6


12. Flannel flower (Actinotus Helianthi)

Stand of wild Australian native flannel flowers, Actinotus helianthi.

The flannel flower plant produces copious numbers of small and delicate white flowers. They instantly soften a garden with their fuzzy foliage and velvety flowers.

They also make excellent pot plants which makes them ideal for balconies or courtyards. It is a naturally coastal plant but will do well almost anywhere as long as it’s not too hot and humid.

Water: Fairly regularly but don’t water the foliage and don’t allow the soil to become soggy or damp

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.5


13. Flax flower (Linum Usitatissimum)

Closeup view of beautiful blooming flax field.

Most people know the flax flower due to the nutritious flax seeds or linseeds they buy in health shops. However, this little plant also produces very pretty blue blooms that look wonderful in cottage gardens.

The flowers don’t last very long, about a day, but they continuously produce new blooms. As soon as a flower wilts, it produces more or less ten of the little brown seeds.

Water: Keep soil evenly moist

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acidic, neutral, or alkaline


14. Floss flower (Ageratum Houstonianum)

Flowers that start with F - Floss Flower

The floss flower is a favorite in gardens around the world because of its adorable, fluffy round blooms. They are also exceptionally easy to grow and the blooms are long-lived and bloom from mid-summer to fall.

This means your garden will be a riot of color for very long. The flowers range from blue to purple and can also be lavender, pink, red, or white.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6 – 7


15. Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana Alata)

Fragrant tobacco plant.

This species of tobacco has very dramatic leaves and produces sweet-smelling blooms. This makes it ideal for a garden as it is attractive and fragrant.

The flowers resemble fireworks as they cascade down and the plant itself can get very big. People enjoy planting them along walkways because then passers-by get to enjoy the scent.

Water: Keep moist, not wet

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.1 – 7.8

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16. Forget-me-not (Myosotis Scorpioides)

Forget me not flowers

The forget-me-not is one of the most quintessential flowers that start with F. It is a tall plant that produces stunning little blue flowers with yellow centers.

These flowers naturally grow near water and will bloom from May through October. They are wonderful additions to shady gardens, adding color and elegance with their delicate blooms.

Water: Regularly, water deeply when the top 3 inches of soil feels dry

Sun: Shade

Soil pH: 6 – 7


17. Forsythia (Forsythia Spp.)

Flowers that start with F - Forsythia

This flowering shrub is a part of the olive family but produces a riot of early yellow flowers. These bushes tend to flower first in the spring and therefore people enjoy planting them in gardens.

They are fairly easy to care for but will need annual pruning after the flower season. This makes them a little more suited to experienced gardeners.

Water: 2 inches of water per week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 7 – 8


18. Foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea)

Flowers that start with F - Foxglove

Foxglove plants are tall and elegant and almost have a stately feel to them. The flowers are exceptionally beautiful on long stalks and drape down in trumpet-like shapes.

You can find foxglove flowers in a range of colors including white, yellow, lavender, red, purple, and pink. They enjoy reseeding themselves but also look great in arrangements. And cutting them will reduce reseeding.

Water: Water thoroughly at least once per week

Sun: Full sun, partial shade, or full shade depending on summer heat

Soil pH: 4.5 – 8.3


19. Frangipani (Plumeria)

Frangipani flower, is a group of plants in the genus Plumeria

The frangipani flower grows well only where it is warm, unfortunately. However, if you live in a favorable climate, they produce white and yellow flowers that look wonderful as decoration.

The blooms don’t keep long once cut, so it is best to plant them in pots if you want them indoors. But they do grow fantastically indoors, so that is not a problem.

Water: 1 inch of water per week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.5 – 7


20. Freesia (Freesia Spp.)

Bouquet of Freesia Flowers in a glass pot

The freesia family of flowers is renowned for being very fragrant and that is why they are so popular. They are winter bloomers and so create a wonderful splash of color and scent in the colder months.

The flowers are easy to grow indoors and, if not, last very long in cut arrangements in vases. The flowers bloom for four to six weeks and come in a variety of colors.

Water: Provide even moisture

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.3 – 7.5


21. French lace (Floribunda)

Flowers that start with F - French Lace

French lace is a rose and the soft and delicate blooms range from ivory to buff to pale apricot. The flowers have a very light and lovely scent and they do well when planted as a low hedge.

Of course, the plant itself is very bushy, as are roses, and will require specific care. I would suggest French lace to those already familiar with roses.

Water: Regularly

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.6 – 7.8


22. French marigold (Tagetes Patula)

Flowers that start with F - French Marigold

The French marigold has long been a favorite precisely because of its colorful and playful blooms. They are easy to grow and maintain and they are even edible, which is an added bonus.

I particularly enjoy these flowers because they bloom for so long, only wilting at the sign of the first frost. The flowers are a mixture of yellow, red, and orange, and will grow well in beds or containers.

Water: Drought tolerant, water twice weekly in summer

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6 – 7.5


Choosing Flowers and Plants that Start with F

As you now know, there are many plants and flowers that start with F to choose from. However, the specific plants or flowers that you choose will need to be compatible with your garden.

It is imperative to pay close attention to the soil pH, water, and environment requirements. This will ensure that you have the best success when selecting plants for your new garden.

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