Flowers That Start With T (9 Of The Best Options)

Thinking about adding some new flowers to your garden? This article is for you. Our favorite flowers that start with T are guaranteed to wrap you up in a symphony of scents and colors!

While our favorite flowers that start with T may share the first letter of their names, they couldn’t have been more varied. Our list includes flowers such as Thunbergia alata, Tulips, Tea roses, Thyme, Tree peonies, and more! 

In this post, we’re going to highlight each flower’s unique qualities and ideal growing conditions. We hope that with our information you’d be able to pick a favorite plant and successfully grow it. Stick around!

9 Flowers That Start With T

        1. Thunbergia Alata (Black-Eyed Susan)

Balck-eyes Susan vine or clock vine is a perennial vine originating from tropical Africa. They can be grown as perennials in USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11, as well as annuals in other zones.

To grow healthy, blooming Black-eyed Susans, you need to provide them with moderately moist soil with neutral pH. Generally, you should plant these plants in a spot that receives full sunlight. However, if you live in notably hot areas, your plants would love some shade.

Give your Black-eyed Susans a complete organic matter fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during their bloom season, and every 4-6 weeks when they’re not in bloom and you’re growing them as perennials.

As vines, Black-eyed Susans love to crawl. They’ll creep onto anything really, from fences to tree trunks. you can buy a lattice or a framework to hang them on, or you could allow them to creep onto other things already in your garden.

Black-eyed Susans are considered invasive plants. This means they spread by self-seeding to grow into neighboring planting pits. Thus, consider growing them alone.

        2. Torenia Fournieri (Wishbone Flower)

The Linderniaceae family contains around 15 Wishbone flower species. Torenia fournieri, or Wishbone flower, is an annual that thrives in shady locations.

If you’re looking for a pop of blue, purple, and yellow in the shades of your garden, this flower is your best option.

Wishbone flowers are best grown in compost-rich, loose soils, with neutral to slightly acidic pH. Water these flowers moderately and consistently. Avoid overwatering since the Wishbone’s roots rot in soggy soils.

Feed your Wishbone flowers all-purpose fertilizer every 2-3 weeks when they’re in bloom. Plant your Torenia flowers after the last winter frost, and they’ll bloom from early summer till the early fall.

        3. Tea Rose (Rosa ‘Gloire de Dijon’)

Crowned the queen of roses, the Tea rose is among the most beloved roses out there.

Botanists have developed the hybrid tea rose by crossing over perpetual roses with old garden roses, blessing florists and flower aficionados with an easily grown, sweet-scented, and brightly colored flower.

Picture of Tea Rose used in article titled Flowers That Start With T

Hybrid tea roses require moderately watered, loose, slightly acidic soil. Although they can tolerate some shade, they bloom better in full sunlight.

Being recurrent bloomers, Hybrid tea roses require frequent fertilizer feeds, preferably weekly.  Choose a well-balanced fertilizer or a fertilizer specific to roses.

Make sure to provide your rose with adequate amounts of iron and magnesium sulfate to ensure they grow healthy.

        4. Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)

Thyme is a favorite cooking herb in Mediterranean cuisine, owing to its unique and appetizing taste and scent. It’s frequently combined with tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil.

Whether it’s their white, pink, or lavender blooms or their evergreen leaves, thyme would always brighten up your garden. It would also perfume your garden’s air as a bonus.

Thyme isn’t fussy about which soil they’re planted in. They can grow in slightly dry, sandy, or even rocky soils.

As Mediterranean originals, thyme plants love full sunlight and warm weather—USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9. However, they can tolerate colder temperatures as well.

You can fertilize your thyme plants with a diluted fertilizer each spring. Don’t overfeed your thyme to keep its foliage under control, too much foliage would dilute their scents.

Hardy plants are they are, thyme plants are usually grown as perennials that bloom every spring.

        5. Tiger Flower (Tigridia Pavonia)

The Tiger flower is the most commonly grown flower of the Tigridia family. Native to Mexico, these flowers bloom for only one day. No, that certainly doesn’t mean you’ll enjoy your plant’s hues for only one day a year.

The plant frequently produces and blooms new flowers during its bloom season, so while you won’t see the same flower 2 days in a row, you’ll enjoy newly bloomed flowers every day.

Being delicate perennials, Tiger flowers should be grown in warm, sun-lit areas. They’re very cold-sensitive, so if you live in USDA hardiness zones colder than 8, consider growing your Tiger flowers as annuals, or consider moving the bulbs indoors during the winter.

Plant your Tiger flowers in well-draining soil. Water your baby Tiger flowers frequently to keep their soil moist. However, once grown Tiger flowers can be somewhat drought-resistant.

You can use a diluted fertilizer in the period preceding the bloom season to encourage healthy growth.

        6. Tiger Lily (Lilium Lancifolium)

Tiger lily flowers are perennials that grow from bulbs. If you plant your flowers during the fall or early spring months, you can enjoy their unique dotted orange blossoms in the summertime.

Close up picture of a Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies offer some of the most abundant blooms in the Lilly family. They grow in sunny spots with well-draining, slightly acidic soil.

Developing buds would require some nursing. You’ll need to provide them with frequently moist but not soggy soil, and you’ll need to fertilize them twice every year with a 5-10-5 fertilizer. Once established, Tiger lilies can tolerate fewer watering periods.

Although posing no threat to dogs, Tiger lilies’ pollen can be toxic to humans and its flowers are toxic to cats.

        7. Tulip (Tulip Species)

Tulips are among the most loved and sought-after flowers. Its elegant bell-shaped blooms that come in almost every color you can imagine—except for pure blue—dazzle florists worldwide

Preferring to grow in regions with moist, cold winters and warm, dry summers—hardiness zones 3 to 8—Tulips are among the earliest spring bloomers.

Tulips love full sunlight. However, given their early blooms, they are better planted beneath shady trees that won’t have grown back their leaves by early spring, when your tulips bloom.

Plant your Tulips in organic matter-rich, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic pH.

Like many plants of the lily family, Tulips are toxic to both humans and animals if ingested. They could also cause a particular skin rash in allergy-prone people called ‘Tulip fingers’.

        8. Treasure Flower (Gazania Rigens)

Treasure flowers are perennial African natives. Their large flowers come in vibrant yellows and oranges. Bearing some resemblance to daisies, Treasure flowers are also called the African Daisies.

Treasure flowers grow best in warm sunny weather; hardiness zones 9 through 11, to be more specific.

Ideally, you should plant the seeds in mid to late spring to enjoy blooms after only 3 months. The blooms, in this case, will extend well through fall, winter, and spring.

Plant your Treasure flowers in sandy well-drained soils and water them sparingly, allowing the solid to dry between waterings.

        9. Tree Peony (Paeonia Suffruticosa)

A celebrity among spring bloomers, Peonies generally and Tree peonies specifically have some of the longest lifespans in flower land. They’re handed down between generations of gardeners as heirloom plants, in fact!

Picture of a Tree Peony

Although their blooming period can vary from early spring to late summer, they should be planted by mid-fall season, specifically a month and a half before the ground freezes.

This strategic planting time allows the peonies to establish their roots and be ready to receive the winter’s chill which would help them set their buds.

Plant your Peonies in a spot that gets a full 6 hours of sunlight. And even though they can survive any soil type, the ideal soil to grow Peonies is a moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Considered light feeders, Peonies require light fertilizer applications once they’re established. Tree peonies also love iron and phosphate supplements in their blooming season.

Conclusion: Flowers That Start With T

After you’ve been through our post about flowers that start with T, you know exactly how unique each one of them is. Flowers starting with T couldn’t have been more diverse!

Some thrive in warm climates, while others don’t mind the cold. Some are annual, while others are perennial. Some have a sweet fragrance, while others sport a wide range of covers.

No matter what sort of flower you’re looking to plant in your garden, you’re guaranteed to find a flower that starts with T that will meet your needs.

Have fun planting your favorite ones!

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