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Flowers That Start With G | 23 Gorgeous Flowers

This is a list of 23 flowers that start with G that I have put together to help aspiring gardeners pick suitable garden plants.

When planning a garden, there are so many flowers, shrubs, and trees to choose from that it can be overwhelming.

However, there are certain things that can help you make that decision.

Planting flowers that start with G from home

It is best to consider each plant’s requirements regarding water, soil pH, and sunshine when making your decision.

These factors will help you determine which flowers that start with G are best for your garden.

And that is why I have included these metrics for each of the plants on this list.


Names of Flowers that Start with G

You may already be familiar with some of these flowers that start with G.

However, pay close attention to their requirements and the circumstances they grow best in.

This will help you to make an informed decision and ensure success in your future gardening endeavors.

1. Garden angelica (Angelica archangelica)

Garden angelica (Angelica archangelica)

Garden angelica is an excellent addition to any herb garden and you can eat the roots and stems.

The flower heads are large and round and contain multiple green or yellow flower stalks. Gardeners love the angelica because of its impressive stature, herbal remedies, and edible quality.

You can use angelica alongside juniper and coriander in gin distillation but it can also aid digestion.

Water: Even moisture

Sun: Partial shade

Soil pH: 4.5 – 7.4


2. Garden balsam (Impatiens balsamina)

Garden balsam (Impatiens balsamina) flowers that start with G

Garden balsam is a popular flower but it takes at least two months from sowing for it to flower.

Therefore, getting an early start is recommended if you want to enjoy the purple, red, white, or pink blooms.

This colorful flower is wonderful for novice gardeners because they are so easy to grow.

They are fairly resistant to garden pests, widely available, and the flowers resemble small roses.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Partial shade

Soil pH: 6 – 7.5

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3. Garden heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)

Garden heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)

The garden heliotrope all but disappeared from the radar a couple of years ago, but it is making a comeback.

It is a popular garden flower because of its wonderful fragrance and dense cluster of purple, white, or lavender flowers.

The heliotrope is also called the cherry pie flower and that is because it smells like cherry pie.

Just remember that the entire plant is poisonous to animals and humans if ingested, so be careful when planting.

Water: Regular watering

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.6 – 7.3


4. Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) flowers that start with G

Phlox has long been a favorite in cottage gardens because they are tall and very striking.

They make beautiful border plants and make excellent cut flowers for vase arrangements as well.

Garden phlox is also called summer phlox because of its long flowering season and because it loves the sun.

If you live where it’s hot and humid, phlox may not be the best because it’s susceptible to powdery mildew.

Water: One inch of water per week

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.0 – 8.0


5. Garden rockcress (Aubrieta deltoidea)

Garden rockcress (Aubrieta deltoidea)

The garden rockcress is a perennial member of the mustard family and produces beautiful flowers. They look particularly attractive in rock gardens because it is a ground cover.

They bloom from April to May and have a wonderful scent. It can also easily be made to drape over low walls or borders.

Water: Water regularly until established, then only when soil is dry

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.5


6. Gardenia (Gardenia)

Gardenia (Gardenia) flower that start with G

Of all the flowers that start with G, there had to be one named specifically for use in a garden.

The gardenia has long been a favorite because of its beautiful, waxy, white flowers. They also have thick and shiny, dark green leaves that make them very hardy and a wonderful filler in gardens.

They do require more care and maintenance than other plants I’ve listed, but the sweet-smelling flowers make up for that.

Water: One inch of water per week

Sun: Full sun to light shade

Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0

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7. Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

Gayfeather is also sometimes called the dense blazing star and it stands tall and proud with showy flowers.

The foliage is fairly grassy and the flower spikes are tall and bloom in shades of purple, red, or white.

These flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, so expect lots of visitors when planting them.

Water: Average

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0


8. Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)

Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum) flowers that start with g

Geraniums are some of the more common and well-known flowers that start with G.

They are popular in beddings but grow equally well in indoor pots or hanging baskets on the patio. Geraniums are very easy to care for and will only require deadheading every now and then.

The flowers also come in a variety of shades, so just pick one to match your personal color scheme.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.0 – 6.5


9. Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Gerbera daisies are a favorite in gardens because of their delightful and cheerful flowers.

Originally from South Africa, these flowers come in a variety of colors including pink, white, yellow, salmon, and orange.

There are many varieties but the compact ones are the easiest to care for and do best in pots.

Water: One inch of water per week

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.5 – 6.5


10. Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)

Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)

This is a very striking flower known for its tall and impressive flower spikes and large blooms.

They can grow between two to five feet tall and come in a variety of colors. You can also find varieties with blooms that measure more than five inches across – a truly giant flower.

Water: Moderate

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.0 – 6.5


11. Globe flower (Trollius europaeus)

Globe flower (Trollius europaeus) flowers that start with G

The globe flower is a very cheerful flower with large and bright yellow blooms that look like double buttercups.

They look exceptionally beautiful when planted as large clusters and will do great in wildflower gardens. If you live in a fairly wet climate, this is the perfect plant for you.

Water: Consistent moisture bordering on soggy

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.1 – 6.5


12. Globe thistle (Echinops)

Globe thistle (Echinops)

This beautiful blue flower looks exactly as its name implies with a little spiky, round head.

These flowers look fantastic in cut arrangements and require very little maintenance or care.

The actual flowers on the round little bud are a brilliant blue and the young leaves are even edible!

Water: Drought-tolerant when mature

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.1 – 6.0

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13. Glory-bower (Clerodendrum)

Glory-bower (Clerodendrum) flowers that start with G

The glory-bower isn’t just one of the flowers that start with G but an entire family. It encompasses trees, vines, shrubs, and herbs, of which there are almost 400 types.

However, what they all have in common is wonderful flowers in a variety of colors that droop among heart-shaped leaves.

Water: Consistent moisture

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acid, neutral, or alkaline


14. Goat’s rue (Galega officinalis)

Goat's rue (Galega officinalis)

Goat’s rue has long been heralded as a beneficial herb for breastfeeding mothers. It is said to be an aid for lactation, but there have been very few medical studies done to prove it.

However, when simply planted for their flowering quality, they are wonderful. They produce beautiful bell-shaped blooms that vary in color from purple to white.

Water: Drought-tolerant

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: Acid, neutral, or alkaline


15. Godetia (Clarkia amoena)

Godetia (Clarkia amoena)

The godetia is frequently called the farewell-to-spring flower and it gets its name from blooming late spring.

The flowers look fairly similar to azaleas and come in pink and white. They look wonderful in cottage gardens but also do well as potted plants.

Water: Drought-tolerant once established

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.6 – 7.3


16. Golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta)

Golden dewdrop (Duranta erecta) flowers that start with G

The golden dewdrop is a shrub or small tree and it grows very fast. It is an exceptionally striking plant with shiny green leaves and loose clusters of vibrant blue flowers edged in white.

The blooms are carried on drooping and vine-like branches that look great when left weeping or cut to be rounded.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.6 – 7.5


17. Goldenrod (Solidago)

Goldenrod (Solidago)

The goldenrod’s Latin name, solidago, means “to heal” or “to make whole” and that is what it is used for.

It has long been used in traditional medicine and as a general herbal remedy. Most commonly, the plant is known for reducing inflammation and improving urinary health.

The common name, goldenrod, refers to the fluffy yellow flowers carried on long stalks. Many people often think of it as a weed but it is a wildflower with many redeeming qualities.

Water: Moderate

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.5

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18. Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

The gooseneck loosestrife gets its name from the shape of the flower which drapes beautifully.

It is a fairly hardy plant and does very well in any type of flower bed. The flower stalks arch gracefully and the clusters of flowers are usually white in color.

They are low-growing and therefore make excellent accompanying plants to taller trees and shrubs.

Water: Keep moist

Sun: Full sun to medium shade

Soil pH: 6.1 – 6.5


19. Gorse (Ulex)

Gorse (Ulex)

Gorse or common gorse is a very large and evergreen shrub that boasts needle-like leaves and yellow flowers.

The flowers have the distinct characteristic of smelling like coconut, which is very pleasant.

Gorse is actually an incredibly useful plant that can be used as fodder and it was once bound and dried to be used to sweep chimneys. However, today, it does just as well in gardens.

Water: Copious but infrequent

Sun: Full sun

Soil pH: 6.0 – 7.0


20. Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) flowers that start with G

Grape hyacinth is known for being easy to grow and care for which makes it ideal for the novice gardener.

They also smell really good and look beautiful which is why they’re so popular in gardens all over. These flowers can grow in either pots or beddings and beautiful clusters of blue flowers.

The flowers tend to attract butterflies, so expect fluttery visitors whenever you plant these.

Water: Moderate

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.1 – 7.5


21. Greater periwinkle (Vinca major)

Greater periwinkle (Vinca major)

The evergreen greater periwinkle is a fabulous choice if you have a naturally shady garden or a dull shady spot.

The dark green leaves have a lighter edge and the springtime blue flowers really brighten up a garden. The greater periwinkle grows fairly fast and does well in either pots or as a ground cover.

I would suggest planting them under trees where sun-happy plants simply won’t grow.

Water: Moderate

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 6.0 – 8.0


22. Great white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

Great white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

A lot of the flowers that start with G on this list have either fairly small blooms or little clusters of flowers.

Although these blooms are beautiful, the great white trillium is ideal if you’re looking for a giant flower.

This wildflower has a large, white flower with three distinct petals but can also come in a variety of purples. They are fairly low-growing and look best when planted in clusters.

Water: Even moisture

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Soil pH: 5.0 – 6.5


23. Gypsophila (Gypsophila)

Gypsophila (Gypsophila) flowers that start with G

You may very well be familiar with gypsophila because people choose to use it so often for weddings.

This little plant is also known as “baby’s breath” and is delicate and beautiful with little, white flowers. The flowers, though usually white, can also come in shades of pink and purple.

They are little button-like flowers and the foliage is dainty and delicate.

Brides have long been using gypsophila as fillers in their bouquets or for their bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Water: Deep soaking every two to three weeks

Sun: Filtered sun

Soil pH: 6.5 – 7.5


Choosing Flowers Beginning with G

I constructed this list with the aim of helping readers choose which flowers that start with G are good for their gardens.

The type of plant or flower that you choose needs to complement your garden environment.

Therefore, pay close attention to factors like sunlight and water needs because this can mean the success or failure of your garden. Happy planting!