Flowers That Start With D (22 Great Options To Get You Started)

Interested in flowers that start with D? We’ve got your back! Whether you’re trying to boost your knowledge of flowers, looking for inspiration, or just curious about the different blooms in the world, this article is here to help you.

Considering both botanical and common names, flowers that start with D include Daffodil, Dahlia, Daisy, Dandelion, Daphne, Delosperma, Delphinium, Desert Candle, Desert Rose, Deutzia, Devil-In-A-Bush, Devil’s Helmet, Devil’s Trumpet, Diascia, Dicentra, Dickson’s Gold, Dietes, Digitalis, Dimorphotheca, Dragon Flower, and Dryas.

If you want to know more about these flowers, keep reading as we discuss features and facts regarding each plant.

1. Daffodil

  • Botanical Name: Narcissus
  • Plant Type: Perennial, bulb
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring
  • Color(s): Yellow, white, pink, orange, and red
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Originating from Europe, North Africa, and Asia, the Narcissus genus includes more than 100 species of flowering plants. The produced blooms typically possess 6 petals with a central trumpet-shaped corona.

Daffodils are one of the most well-known flowers across the world due to their association with various events and celebrations in both western and eastern cultures. These flowers are also linked to the Greek Myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection.

2. Dahlia

  • Botanical Name: Dahlia
  • Plant Type: Perennial, bulb
  • Blooming Season(s): Summer, fall
  • Color(s): Purple, pink, yellow, orange, white, and red (all colors except blue)
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 11

Originally from South America and Central America, the Dahlia genus includes more than 40 species of the plant. They produce flowers in just about every shade you can think of -other than blue-, and they come in a variety of shapes consisting of multi-ring patterns of petals.

Dahlias represent beauty and elegance. It’s Mexico’s national flower and the official flower of both San Francisco and Seattle.

3. Daisy

  • Botanical Name: Bellis
  • Plant Type: Perennial, annual, herbaceous
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): white, pink, blue, yellow, lavender, purple, red, and burgundy
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

The Bellis genus includes around 10 members, including the iconic Bellis perennis, known as the Common/English Daisy. These flowers feature central disc florets surrounded by ray florets that look like petals.

Originating from northern Africa and Europe, ‘Bellis’ means ‘beautiful’ in Latin. The flower is a symbol of rebirth and innocence, offering various medicinal and culinary uses.

4. Dandelion

  • Botanical Name: Taraxacum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Year-round
  • Color(s): Bright yellow to dark yellow, sometimes light orange and white
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

The Dandelion widely refers to the diverse Taraxacum genus that includes over 500 variants of the plant. Originally from Eurasia, these flowers can be found all over the globe, growing in pretty much any condition and considered an invasive weed.

Besides their lovely appearance, Dandelions are edible and quite healthy at that. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants with several benefits to immunity, blood sugar levels, and digestion.

5. Daphne

  • Botanical Name: Daphne
  • Plant Type: Evergreen, shrub
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring
  • Color(s): White, yellow, and pink shades
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Close up picture of daphne flower - used in article titled Flowers That Start With D

Native to Asia, Africa, and Europe, the Daphne genus includes around 70 varieties of small or medium-sized plants. They produce blooms in clusters, each featuring 4 petals fused at a tubular base.

Daphnes are rich in nectar, so they effectively attract pollinating insects such as bees. They’re low maintenance and work great for walkways and small gardens.

6. Delosperma

  • Botanical Name: Delosperma
  • Plant Type: Perennial, succulent, cactus
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s):  Lavender, red, pink, purple, white, orange, and yellow
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10

Also known as Ice Plant, the Delosperma genus is native to Africa with more than 100 members. These flowering succulents produce daisy-like blooms featuring longer and thinner ray florets.

Delosperma flowers are excellent additions to rock gardens, beds, borders, and containers. They symbolize good luck and favorable fortune.

7. Delphinium

  • Botanical Name: Delphinium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Summer, fall
  • Color(s): Blue, white, red, violet, pink, and yellow
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7

Also known as Larkspur, the Delphinium genus is native to the Northern Hemisphere. It includes around 300 variants of flowering plants that produce funnel-shaped blooms with showy spikes.

They’re a symbol of joy and carefreeness. Delphiniums also work great as cut flowers and look attractive in garden beds and along borders.

8. Desert Candle

  • Botanical Name: Eremurus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer
  • Color(s): Orange, yellow, white, and pink
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9

Also known as Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle refers to the Eremurus genus with about 50 variants included. Native to Asia and Europe, these flowering plants produce dense, tall, and slender clusters of tiny star-shaped blooms.

Desert Candle flowers represent endurance. They’re hardy and low maintenance, growing up to 9 feet high and 5 feet wide.

9. Desert Rose

  • Botanical Name: Adenium obesum
  • Plant Type: Succulent
  • Blooming Season(s): Summer
  • Color(s): Pink, rose, red, white, and crimson
  • Hardiness Zones: 11 to 12

The Desert Rose is one of the most beautiful flowers you can come across. The plant produces trumpet-shaped blossoms with lush, brightly-colored petals.

This flower is originally from Tropical Africa and the Arabian peninsula, but you can easily grow and maintain it if you live somewhere with plenty of sunlight.

10. Deutzia

  • Botanical Name: Deutzia
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer
  • Color(s): White, pink, and red
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Picture of Deutzia

Deutzia is a genus of flowering shrubs that includes more than 50 species. These plants produce showy and fragrant star-shaped, 5-petaled blossoms on arching stems.

Native to Japan and China, Deutzias are hummingbird magnets. Their name is a tribute to Johann van der Deutz, a Dutch botanist, and they represent new beginnings.

11. Devil-In-A-Bush

  • Botanical Name: Nigella
  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): Blue, mauve, lavender, pink, purple, white, rose, and yellow
  • Hardiness Zones: 2 to 10

Also known as Love-in-a-mist, Devil-In-A-Bush refers to plants of the Nigella genus that includes around 20 variants. These unique blooms feature lacy, thread-like leaves with spiky flowers surrounded by 5 petal-like sepals.

Nigella flowers are a symbol of harmony and everlasting bonds. They also offer medical benefits thanks to their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, and antiparasitic properties.

12. Devil’s Helmet

  • Botanical Name: Aconitum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Fall, summer
  • Color(s):  White, blue, yellow purple, and pink
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

Aconitum is a genus of flowering plants including more than 250 members, most of which can be toxic. Hood-shaped and spiky, these flowers are also known as Aconite, Monkshood, Wolfsbane, Queen of Poisons, Blue Rocket, and Woman’s bane.

Attractive yet dangerous, Aconitum is derived from “akónitos”, a Greek word meaning pointed cone. This refers to the use of these plants as arrow poison.

A symbol of caution and ill intentions, the Devil’s Trumpet has a long history of being used as a poison. However, it’s also been used to treat various conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, migraine, high blood pressure, and rheumatism.

13. Devil’s Trumpet

  • Botanical Name: Datura
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Annual
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): White, purple, pink, and yellow
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 to 11

Also known as Moonflower and Thorn Apple, Devil’s Trumpet refers to plants in the Datura genus that includes around 10 species.

Originally from North America, these showy flowers possess distinct erect, trumpet-shaped petals. They’re highly fragrant, so they attract a lot of insects.

Devil’s Trumpets are gorgeous but they’re also extremely toxic and dangerous. These flowers represent caution and power.

14. Diascia

  • Botanical Name: Diascia
  • Plant Type: Annual, perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): Pink, purple, white, red, orange, coral, and plum with a yellow throat
  • Hardiness Zones: 7 to 11

Also known as Twin Spur, the Diascia genus is home to more than 65 species of flowering plants. These produce loose clusters of bright, shell-shaped blossoms on top of rich green foliage.

Diascia flowers look great in pots, rock gardens, and borders. Native to South Africa, they’re a symbol of loyalty and friendship.

15. Dicentra

  • Botanical Name: Dicentra
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer
  • Color(s): Pink, red, and white.
  • Hardiness Zones: 2 to 9

Bleeding Heart refers to the flowers of the Dicentra genus where blooms look like delicate hearts hanging from the stems with “blood droplets” oozing out of the bottom in the form of a pair of spurs.

These beauties are a symbol of love, romance, purity, and sacrifice. They’re native to eastern Asia, particularly Korea and Japan.

Other common names include Lady-in-a-Boat, Lady’s Locket, Lyre Flower, Tearing Hearts, and Chinese Pants.

16. Dickson’s Gold

  • Botanical Name: Campanula garganica
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Summer
  • Color(s): Purple, blue
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7

Also known as Adriatic Bellflower, Dickson’s Gold is a low-growing plant that produces clusters of golden-yellow/green foliage and blue or purple flowers. The leaves look like hearts whereas the flowers possess 5 star-shaped petals.

Easy to grow and look after, Dickson’s Gold can grow up to 18 inches wide and 6 inches high. These flowers look amazing when incorporated into rock gardens, cottage gardens, garden edges, containers, slopes, and banks.

17. Dietes

  • Botanical Name: Dietes
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Year-round
  • Color(s): White, creamy, or light yellow petals with orange, brown, and yellow blotches on the tepals and purple central arms
  • Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Native to Africa and Australia, the Dietes genius includes 6 variants of flowering plants.

They produce beautifully intricate blossoms consisting of 3 outer petals, 3 inner petals with contrasting markings at their base, and 3 purple arms radiating from the center.

A symbol of good fortune, Dietes have applications in medicine for treating headaches, colds, toothaches, and more.

18. Digitalis

  • Botanical Name: Digitalis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer
  • Color(s): Purple, white, pink, yellow, and red
  • Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Picture of flowering digitalis

Also known as Foxglove, Digitalis is a genus consisting of more than 50 species. These flowering plants produce brilliant clusters of bell-shaped blooms.

Digitalis is widely known as the source of digoxin, a chemical used in medicine to treat various heart disorders. However, it has a narrow therapeutic index that makes it easily toxic if given in incorrect doses.

19. Dimorphotheca

  • Botanical Name: Dimorphotheca ecklonis
  • Plant Type: Annual, perennial, shrub
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): Pink, blue, purple, white, mauve, cream, and yellow
  • Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Also known as Van Staden’s river daisy, Cape Marguerite, African Daisy, and Star of the Veldt, the Dimorphotheca genus features around 50 species. These flowering plants mostly produce flat-petaled bloom with central disk florets, but some varieties possess spoon-shaped petals.

Dimorphotheca flowers are widely popular in the commercial sector thanks to their obvious outline, long blooming time, and extensive color range.

Native to Africa, these flowers are also a symbol of innocence and purity. They’re sun-loving plants that can grow up to 2 feet tall.

20. Dragon Flower

  • Botanical Name: Antirrhinum
  • Plant Type: Perennial, annual
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer, fall
  • Color(s): Red, pink, white, orange, yellow, purple, green, and bicolor
  • Hardiness Zones: 5 to 10

The Antirrhinum genus includes more than 25 species. These flowering plants produce scented, 2-lipped blooms that sit on tall spikes on top of the leaves.

The flowers closely resemble a dragon opening its mouth when they’re left idle, like a dragon’s head when lightly squeezed, and snap back when you let go. This is where the common names Dragon Flower and Snapdragon come from.

21. Dryas

  • Botanical Name: Dryas
  • Plant Type: Perennial, shrub
  • Blooming Season(s): Spring, summer
  • Color(s): white and cream with a yellow center
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Last but not least, Dryas is a genus of small-sized flowering plants that produce saucer-shaped blossoms on leafless stalks. They’re also called Mountain Avens and Holtasoley.

Dryas is a symbol of purity and longevity, great for rock gardens and wall or ground cracks.

Wrap Up On Flowers That Start With D

As you can tell by now, there are dozens of fascinating flowers that start with D. Each one offers something unique- from appearance to application-, so you’re bound to find a flower that matches your needs!

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