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List Of Different Flowering Plant Types

May 10

Flowers are available in a variety of forms, sizes, and colors. Sweet alyssum blooms are half the size of a pencil eraser, whereas tree peony blossoms are over 12 inches in diameter. Flowers may be seen on plants as little as lobelia or on trees that are more than 30 feet tall. Flowering plants may be found in every landscape, no matter how little or large.


Annuals are plants that only live for one year. The seeds sprout, develop into seedlings, mature, and bloom. When the first frost arrives, the plant dies. The majority of veggies are annuals. Peppers, squash, peas, beans, and tomatoes are examples of vegetables that blossom and set fruit. In your flower garden, combine these bright plants with annual flowers like cosmos, marigolds, zinnias, stock, sweet peas, and snapdragons.


Biennials are plants that develop from seed the first year, bloom the second year, and then die. One example is hollyhocks. Parsley is a biennial that is more often recognized as a herb than a flower. The second-year blossom resembles Queen Anne's lace.


Perennials are plants that thrive for many years or more. They go dormant after flowering or the first frost, but come back to life in the spring. Tropical perennial flowers include lantana, bougainvillea, and cannas. In warm areas, they may grow all year. Because they die in the autumn when planted in cold winter climates, they are classified as annuals and must be replanted every year. Columbine, Echinacea, delphiniums, foxglove, carnations, Shasta daisy, and candytuft are all common perennial flowers.

Tubers, Corms, & Bulbs

The genetic information for reproducing the plant is stored in bulbs, corms, and tubers. Daffodils, crocus, iris, hyacinth, and tulips are examples of spring bulbs. Oriental lilies, Asiatic lilies, day lilies, and amaryllis are among the summer-flowering bulbs. Freesias, ranunculus, and gladiolus are examples of corms. Begonias and bearded iris are examples of tubers.

Bushes & Trees

Trees that are planted for fruit production must first blossom before they may produce fruit. Apple, pear, cherry, peach, and plum trees are examples of deciduous trees. Lemon, lime, orange, and other citrus fruits grow on evergreen fruit trees. Some trees are grown for the beauty of their blossoms rather than for fruit yield. Dogwood, orchid tree, and crape myrtle are among them.

Roses, of course, are among the many flowering shrubs, as are hydrangeas, forsythia, fake orange, and many more. Bushes may be either deciduous or evergreen. Roses, for example, are evergreen in warm winter climates like California, Florida, and Arizona, but deciduous in colder climates.