Curiosity sometimes just overwhelms you to go searching for flowers that start with H, right? It’s okay, we all have our own set of strange urges. Luckily, this one is easy to fulfill because numerous flowers fall into that category.
You see, a few flowers that start with H include Hyacinths, Heathers, Honeysuckles, Hibiscus flowers, Heleniums, and many more. If we keep going, we might end up with more than 50 blooms that begin with this letter!
In this article, I’ll list my favorite nine flowers so that you can learn more about their different colors, preferred weather conditions, and more.
Let’s dive in!
Hyacinths are pretty popular amongst gardeners and flower lovers, so, naturally, they made the top of my list with their lovely appearance and pretty colors. Those strap-shaped blooms are on the large side, boasting a range of different hues such as purple, white, pink, and red.
What’s even more fascinating about Hyacinths is that they can fill your garden with a welcoming fragrance that’s hard to forget. I’m pretty sure that if you have any visitors come by, they won’t want to step out of your backyard for the sake of the smell alone!
Better still, Hyacinths are low-maintenance, making them a piece of cake to keep in good shape. You can grow them in pots, in bulb vases in the water, or directly into the ground. They also prefer full sun exposure and don’t mind partial shade.
However, it’s important to mention that Hyacinths are toxic to humans as well as dogs and cats. If you have children or pets, make sure they don’t have access to this seemingly-innocent plant.
Besides its rather famous name, the Hyacinth flower is also known by:
- Hyacinthus orientalis (botanical name)
- Garden Hyacinth
- Dutch Hyacinth
Just as their name brushes your lips softly while you say it, Heather flowers look delicate as ever with their tiny blooms and cute colors. Available in purple, mauve, and white, they can transform the aesthetics of your flower garden to an impressive degree.
Heathers bloom from mid-summer to early fall, growing to approximately 24 inches. While they sure look adorable, you must always monitor their growth closely because they can become invasive.
As for their environment preferences, Heathers like full to partial sunlight, sandy soil, and an acidic pH level.
Wondering what other names Heathers have? Well, there’s a wealth of those, including:
- Calluna vulgaris (botanical name)
- Scottish Heather
- Scotch Heather
The Honeysuckle is one of the most uniquely-shaped flowers you can come across. It has tubular blooms that vary in color according to the type of Honeysuckle in question, ranging from white and cream to pink, orange, and red.
More interestingly, Honeysuckles come in climbing varieties, evergreen shrubs, and deciduous species. The last one is the showiest out of them all, providing your garden with an unrivaled view of flowers.
Another intriguing fact about Honeysuckles is that these fellows attract hummingbirds like no other. That’s the secret behind their name; they provide the little birdies with the sweet nectar that they just can’t resist.
To grow Honeysuckles in your backyard, make sure they sit in moist, well-draining soil, dappled sunlight, and a neutral pH level. These flowers can endure acidic and alkaline soil, too, which should keep you from worrying too much about the perfect pH level of your soil.
Other names that Honeysucks have are:
- Lonicera periclymenum (botanical name)
- European Honeysuckle
Another spectacular species of flowering plant that starts with H is Hibiscus, which is also known for its countless benefits as a herb. Yet, what I’m more interested in are the plant’s undeniably eye-catching looks!
With more than 200 varieties and a wide range of hybrids, Hibiscus flowers exist in many color hues. You’ve got these large, magnificent blooms in bright red, orange, yellow, pink, and white.
Some types of Hibiscus flowers are more suitable for growing in warm areas, and these are the tropical Hibiscus varieties. They can also bloom into impressive houseplants, perfect for sunny windowsill spots.
Others, called Hardy Hibiscus flowers, do better in the colder parts of the United States.
In general, all Hibiscus flowers have almost the same sun and soil requirements. They like full sunlight exposure and partial shade, and their soil has to be moist and well-draining.
Of course, Hibiscus is the botanical name for the entire species, and you won’t find other names that it goes by. However, different varieties have unique names of their own, for example:
- Tropical Hibiscus or China Rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
- Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
- Rose Mallow
- Flower of an Hour (Hibiscus trionum)
Helenium flowers mostly resemble daisies, but their colors tend to be more attractive and vibrant. Based on the variety you have, your Heleniums can be orange, red, or yellow.
Those of U.S. origins bloom in the fall, specifically in September and October. As for Heleniums that call the U.K. their home, they reach their full potential a bit earlier during the spring. You’ll often find them gracing moist meadows or the low areas surrounding swamps or small bodies of water.
Because they love things a little humid, you’ll need to provide your Helenium plants with moist, well-draining soil. They also appreciate full sunlight, so keep that in mind when you’re making your flower garden plans!
Even though their name is remarkable and definitely hard to forget, Heleniums are called these following nicknames, too:
- Helenium autumnale
- Helen’s Flower
Hosta flowers are a favorite of many gardeners because their lovely splash of color can add a whole new level of elegance to landscapes and yards. They’re available in blue, pink, red, or pink versions, so get ready to pick your most preferred color!
Hostas also come in a pretty shape that most people’s eyes aren’t familiar with. Their petals look a little bit like feathers, drooping downward as if they’re too shy to make eye contact with you.
Better still, Hosta flowers can tolerate tough conditions. As a result, they’re more likely to last for a long while by your side. To keep them healthy, it’s always a good idea to grow them in a shaded part of your garden and offer them rich, moist soil.
Besides their rather unique botanical name, Hosta flowers are also called Plantain Lilies, which is more common.
Hepatica flowers are cute blooms that are amongst the earliest risers in the springtime. They’re most commonly blue, but you can find white, pink, and purple Hepaticas.
Those flowers have special planting requirements to reach full bloom in the spring and liven up your garden. They prefer moderate shade, but they don’t mind full sunlight either as long as their soil is always moist enough for their liking.
Still, you should keep in mind not to situate Hepaticas next to other flowers or plants that could compete with them for the nutrients and water in the soil. Another thing to note is that these flowers only grow to around six inches in height; ensure you have them at the front of your collection.
Quite surprisingly, Hepaticas don’t have other names aside from this one!
Want a flower that looks a bit unusual but lovely all the same? Hydrangeas might be the right choice for you with their ornamental appearance, which changes slightly from one species to another.
For example, some varieties produce small, tightly-clustered delicate flowers. Others appear larger with more round edges. As for their colors, these too are widely varied, ranging from pure white to numerous shades of blue and all the way to maroon, red, pink, and green.
These pretty ladies appreciate full to partial exposure to the sun, and they do just fine in any type of soil you plant them in. Just be careful, though, because Hydrangeas are toxic to humans and animals alike.
If you’re wondering, Hydrangeas are also called Hortensias, which isn’t as elegant, but what can you do?
With such an odd name, it’s hard not to do a once-over when reading “Heliotrope.” The same reaction usually applies to the flower itself, though that’s because it’s one of the cutest you can lay your eyes upon.
Heliotrope blooms are tiny, about one inch in length, and typically purple. Plus, a lot of people like them for their fragrant scent, which smells so much like vanilla.
These flowers grow best in rich and well-draining soil and full sunlight. They’re also known by other names, such as:
- Heliotropium (botanical name)
- Cherry pie plant
Conclusion: Flowers That Start With H
Knowing nine flowers that start with H sounds intimidating, but hopefully not so much so after reading this article. All these lovely blooms have unique personalities and even more interesting names, so it’s hard to resist marveling at their beauty.
I bet you enjoyed reading cool facts about all the flowers on this list as much as I did!
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