34 Beautiful Flowers that Start with A

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Are you researching blooms? If yes, here’s an all-inclusive alphabetical list of the Flowers that Start with A. Check out the most beautiful ones!

What is your favorite flower? Does it start with the Alphabet “A?” Read on to enjoy some of the Flowers that Start with A.

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Flowers that Start with A

1. African Lily

Flowers that Start with A-African Lily

Botanical Name:Agapanthus
Type: Perennials
Blooming Period: September to December

Agapanthus is a genus that comprises about ten species belonging to the family of Amaryllidaceae. This flowering plant with beautiful clusters of bright-colored blooms is also known as Lily of the Nile or African Lily and Flower of Love.

2. Aconite

Flowers that Start with A-Aconite
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Botanical Name:Aconitum

Type: Perennials
Blooming Period: September to November

Aconitum is also commonly known as Wolf’s Bane and consists of over 300 flowering species. This particular species belongs to the cooler areas of the Northern Hemisphere. The blooms are poisonous so keep them away from kids.

3. Allium

Flowers that Start with A 2
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Botanical Name: Allium
Type: Annuals, Perennials, Biennial
Blooming Period: June to July

This genus consists of over 800 species belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family that is native to the northern hemisphere but is now found everywhere around the world. They are found in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

4. Amaryllis

Flowers that Start with A-Amaryllis

Botanical Name: Amaryllis
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: March to October

This genus has two species of these flowering bulbs called Amaryllis paradisicola and Amaryllis belladonna.

5. Anemone

Flowers that Start with A 3

Botanical Name: Anemone
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: March to May

Anemone has about 100-120 species belonging to the family of Ranunculaceae that come from Japan, North America, and Europe. The flower stem produces one or many beautiful flowers with three leaflets underneath.

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6. Anthurium

Flowers that Start with A-Aster

Botanical Name: Anthurium andraeanum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Throughout the year

These tiny flowers that arise from the base of the spathe make for a stunning addition to your garden with its heart-shaped bracts. The unusual looks make it very popular among flower lovers.

7. Aster

Flowers that Start with A 4
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Botanical Name: Asteraceae
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: March to September

Aster is in fact a combination of small tubular blooms that are mixed with a yellow disk at the center and surrounded by soft petals. They look a lot like daisies!

8. Angelonia

Flowers that Start with A- Angelonia
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Botanical Name: Angelonia
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: September to December

Angelonia is also called the Summer Snapdragon and is native to Mexico and Argentina. They are herbaceous flowering plant species that mainly grow in semi-arid and arid habitats.

9. African Daisy 

Flowers that Start with A 5

Botanical Name: Dimorphotheca ecklonis
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period:May to Spetember

This perennial flowering species consists of vibrant shades of flowers in just 1-2 months from planting. They are found in shades of pink, yellow, purple, white, orange, and bicolor, too.

10. Astilbe

Flowers that Start with A- Astilbe

Botanical Name: Astilbe
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: June to August

With plume-like blooms on top of the lush green foliage resembling fern, on slim upright stalks. They are very low-maintenance plants and make for excellent cut flower bouquets.

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11. Alchemilla

Flowers that Start with A 6
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Botanical Name: Alchemilla
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: June to September

Alchemilla is also called the Lady’s Mantles. This lovely flower is also used to treat stomach troubles like diabetes, mild diarrhea, inflammation, water retention, and muscle spasms.

12. Aubrieta option

Flowers that Start with A-Aubrieta option
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Botanical Name: Aubrieta
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: April to May

Aubrieta is also commonly called Purple Rock Cress, Rainbow Rock Cress, and Lilac bush. This species of flowering plant belongs to the mustard family and prefers full sunlight and alkaline soil.

13. Arum Lily

Flowers that Start with A 7

Botanical Name: Arum

Type: Perennial

Blooming Period: March to May

Calla Lily is usually planted as border shrubs, used in making bouquets, or grown in the greenhouse. This tuberous perennial has an unpleasant or sweet fragrance.

14. Anthericum

Flowers that Start with A-Anthericum

Botanical Name: Anthericum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: April to August

You can choose to grow Anthericum for its grass-like leaves and attractive white-colored lily-like flowers. There are about 50 species of this rhizomatous perennial.

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15. Alyssum

Flowers that Start with A 8
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Botanical Name: Alyssum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: June to October

Sweet Alyssum forms a beautiful carpet in a bright colorful shade that comprises small flowers usually planted as a cover for your landscape or garden.

16. Adriatic Bellflower

Flowers that Start with A-Adriatic Bellflower

Botanical Name: Campanula garganica
Type: Annual
Blooming Period: June to September

Adriatic Bellflower is an evergreen perennial that can grow well in any kind of soil even in alkaline soils. This plant is also known to be self-fertile and prefers no shade completely.

17. Alpine Aster

Flowers that Start with A 10

Botanical Name: Aster alpinus
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: March to September

This species of flowering plant belongs to the family of Asteraceae and bears flowers in shades of purple, blue, or pink in the summers.

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21. Angel’s Trumpet

Flowers that Start with A-Angel’s Trumpet

Botanical Name: Brugmansia
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: September to November

This flowering species belongs to the family of Solanaceae and it is a woody shrub or small tree with huge, sweet-smelling, pendulous flowers. The plant bears fruits that have no spines.

22. Anise Hyssop

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Botanical Name:Agastache foeniculum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: September to November

Also famous as Fragrant giant hyssop, blue giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop belonging to the mint family.

23. Annual Honesty change

Flowers that Start with A-Annual Honesty change
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Botanical Name: Lunaria annua
Type: Biennial
Blooming Period: June to August

You may have heard about this plant by another name such as the silver dollar, dollar plant, or money plant. It is an easy-to-grow biennial that starts producing purple-colored blooms from the second season.

24. Annual Phlox

Flowers that Start with A-Annual Phlox
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Botanical Name: Phlox drummondii
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: July to September

Annual Phlox is a flowering species from the genus Phlox belonging to the family of Polemoniaceae. Gardeners often plant it as an ornamental one because of its showy flowers and lush foliage.

25. Avens

Flowers that Start with A-Avens
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Botanical Name: Geum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: June to August

Avens, also called geum, brighten up the spring landscape with their red, orange, or yellow blossoms for several weeks in spring and early summer.

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26. Arum Lily

Flowers that Start with A-Arum Lily
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Botanical Name: Zantedeschia
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Spring, summer, autumn

Arum Lily is a popular and easy-to-care-for flowering plant that can be found in various colors, including white, yellow, and pink.

27. Ageratum Houstonianum

Flowers that Start with A-Ageratum Houstonianum
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Botanical Name: Ageratum houstonianum
Type: Annual
Blooming Period: Late spring – fall

The flowering plant belongs to the Daisy family and is mostly cultivated in temperate zones. Although it is an annual plant, wherever it flowers only for a single season, several varieties are also perennial. Looks best in beds, containers, and borders.

28. Alchemilla

Flowers that Start with A-Alchemilla
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Botanical Name: Alchemilla vulgaris
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Late spring to early autumn

Alchemilla is also called Lady’s Mantle and is native to Asia, Africa, and Europe. Beautiful flowers grow throughout suburban habitats like sidewalks, parking lot, lawns, etc.

29. Allium Roseum

Flowers that Start with A-Allium Roseum
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Botanical Name: Allium roseum
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Late spring – early summer

Allium Roseum is another Beautiful Flower that Starts with A. The flower is available in a purple-pink shade that opens one by one over 2-3 days.

30. AstrantiaFlowers that Start with A-Astrantia

Botanical Name: Astrantia
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Late Spring – Summer

Astrantia flowers are also known as Masterwort and usually bloom in summer. With a star shape, this flower is available in white, blue, or lilac.

31. Aubreita Deltoidea

Flowers that Start with A-Aubreita Deltoidea
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Botanical Name: Aubrieta deltoidea
Type: Semi-perennial
Blooming Period: Late Spring – Summer

Aubretia is native to Brazil and has been a medicinal flower for centuries in Brazil. It is used to treat diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis.

32. AlstroemeriaFlowers that Start with A-Alstroemeria

Botanical Name: Alstroemeria
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Late spring-early autumn

Alstroemeria is native to South America and is also known as Peruvian Lily, although they are unrelated. It is related to Grape Hyacinths and Hyacinths and works best for long-lasting cut flowers.

33. Asclepias Syriaca

Flowers that Start with A- Asclepias Syriaca
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Botanical Name: Asclepias syriaca
Type: Both
Blooming Period: Late spring-summer

It belongs to the family of silky swallow-wort Aslcpeias Asiatica and is native to North America. Usually it is commonly found in Asia and can be grown as a perennial and an annual.

34. Aquilegia

Flowers that Start with A-Aquilegia
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Botanical Name: Aquilegia
Type: Perennial
Blooming Period: Spring-summer

It is a popular flower that is also called Columbines and belongs to a genus with over 60 species. Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word ‘Aquila,’ which means an eagle as the spurred petals look similar to an eagle’s claw.

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