26 Flowers That Start With The Letter F

If you're looking for flowers that start with the letter F, you've come to the right place. You'll see a picture of each flower along with key information so you can start growing them.

Flowers That Start With F

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    1. Fairy Duster
    2. False Indigo
    3. Fan Columbine
    4. Fan Flower
    5. Feathery Cassia
    6. Felicia
    7. Fern Leaf Yarrow
    8. Feverfew
    9. Fire Pink
    10. Firecracker Flower
    11. Fivespot
    12. Flannel Flower
    13. Flax Flower
    14. Floss Flower
    15. Foothill Penstemon
    16. Forget-Me-Not
    17. Forsythia
    18. Four O'Clock
    19. Foxglove
    20. Freesia
    21. French Lace
    22. French Marigold
    23. Frikart's Aster
    24. Fritillaria
    25. Fumewort
    26. Fuschia

1. Fairy Duster

fairy duster

  • Scientific Name: Calliandra eriophylla
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 1-3 feet (30-91 centimeters)

The fairy duster flower looks like an elegant pink feather duster. This plant can tolerate partial shade, but the colors won't be as vibrant.

2. False Indigo

false indigo

  • Scientific Name: Baptisia lactea
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Dry, medium
  • Size: 2-4 feet (60-121 centimeters)

The name false indigo comes from some Baptisia varieties that were used to create indigo dye substitutions when Indigofera wasn't available.

3. Fan Columbine

fan columbine

  • Scientific Name: Aquilegia flabellata
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 8-18 inches (20-45 centimeters)

The fan columbine has beautiful petals that spread out from the center. They come in various colors, and the soil should be kept moist to keep the flowers around longer.

4. Fan Flower

fan flower

  • Scientific Name: Scaevola aemula
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 8-12 inches (20-30 centimeters)

This plant has several flowers that grow in clusters. The flowers can be white, blue, pink, or purple. The soil should never dry out completely.

5. Feathery Cassia

feathery cassia

  • Scientific Name: Senna artemisioides
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 4-9 feet (1.5-3 meters)

Feathery cassia is a shrub that grows beautiful yellow flowers that are sure to bring beauty to any landscape. The plant is native to Australia and handles drought climates well.

6. Felicia

felicia

  • Scientific Name: Felicia amelloides
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters)

Felicia is sometimes called a blue daisy. It needs a sunny climate that receives a lot of moisture.

7. Fern Leaf Yarrow

fern leaf yarrow

  • Scientific Name: Achillea filipendulina
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist, drought tolerant
  • Size: 3-4 feet (91-121 centimeters)

Fern leaf yarrow blooms beautiful yellow clusters throughout the summer and might do it again in the fall if you remove spent flowers. It prefers moist soil but can adapt to dry conditions.

8. Feverfew

feverfew

  • Scientific Name: Tanacetum parthenium
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-3 feet (30-91 centimeters)

The feverfew has a history of being used as a medicinal plant to treat aches and pains. The soil should never be allowed to dry out; however, it may be able to be adapted to be drought tolerant.

9. Fire Pink

fire pink

  • Scientific Name: Silene virginica
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Drought tolerant, moist soil
  • Size: 1-1.5 feet (30-45 centimeters)

Fire pink has bright red flowers that are the most vibrant when they have partial shade. The plant prefers sandy soil.

10. Firecracker Flower

firecracker flower

  • Scientific Name: Justicia floribunda
  • Sun: Partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-3 feet (0.5-1 meters)

Firecracker flowers are vibrant tube-shaped flowers that are small but will add a pop of color.

11. Fivespot

fivespot

  • Scientific Name: Nemophila maculata
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-12 inches (15-30 centimeters)

Fivespot gets its name from the five purple spots on the white flower. It can't tolerate hot and dry conditions.

12. Flannel Flower

flannel flower

  • Scientific Name: Actinotus helianthi
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 1-3 feet (0.5-1 meters)

The flannel flower feels soft and woolly, which is how it got its name. It has shallow roots, so it may need to be protected from the wind.

13. Flax Flower

flax flower

  • Scientific Name: Linum usitatissimum
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 2 feet (60 centimeters)

The flax flower is where flaxseed comes from, so it's often grown commercially for its seeds and oil. The plant is capable of re-seeding and may take over an area.

14. Floss Flower

floss flower

  • Scientific Name: Ageratum houstonianum
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 0.5-2.5 feet (15-76 centimeters)

The floss flower has wispy petals and a soft purple color. The plant may stop producing flowers in late summer in hot climates.

15. Foothill Penstemon

foothill penstemon

  • Scientific Name: Penstemon heterophyllus
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 1-3 feet (0.5-1 meters)

Foothill penstemons begin as yellow buds, emerge as blue flowers, and eventually turn to reddish-purple. It's a striking flower to add to any landscape.

16. Forget-Me-Not

forget-me-not

  • Scientific Name: Myosotis sylvatica
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-12 inches (15-30 centimeters)

Forget-me-nots are considered to be noxious weeds in several Midwestern states in the United States. This flower shouldn't be planted in these areas.

17. Forsythia

forsythia

  • Scientific Name: Forsythia
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Water frequently, partial drought tolerance
  • Size: 8-10 feet (2-3 meters)

Forsythia is a shrub that grows bright yellow flowers that will add interest to a yard or flower bed.

18. Four O'Clock

four o'clock

  • Scientific Name: Mirabilis jalapa
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 2-3 feet (60-91 centimeters)

Four o'clocks got their name because the flowers don't open up until later in the day. The hot pink flowers are accompanied by neon green foliage, making this a great option for a centerpiece.

19. Foxglove

foxglove

  • Scientific Name: Digitalis purpurea
  • Sun: Partial sun, full shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 2-4 feet (60-121 centimeters)

Foxglove is a gorgeous plant that grows several flowers on a spike. All parts of the plant are highly toxic if swallowed. This plant is used to make heart medicine, so consuming it is like taking unprescribed medication.

20. Freesia

freesia

  • Scientific Name: Freesia
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-1.5 feet (30-45 centimeters)

Freesia comes in various colors, including white, yellow, pink, purple, orange, red, and combinations. Some varieties will bloom through winter and into spring.

21. French Lace

french lace

  • Scientific Name: Lavandula multifida
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist, drought tolerant
  • Size: 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters)

French lace is a variety of lavender that can be used for tea and cooking. It's an evergreen variety that will survive through winter in warm climates.

22. French Marigold

french marigold

  • Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-4 feet (30-121 centimeters)

French marigold is the synonym for Mexican marigold; they have different names but are the same flower. They come in bright hues of red, orange, yellow, and white.

23. Frikart's Aster

frikart's aster

  • Scientific Name: Aster x Frikartii
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 2-3 feet (60-91 centimeters)

Frikart's aster is a hybrid between two aster species resulting in this beautiful purple flower with bright yellow centers. The plant is compact, so it won't grow too tall.

24. Fritillaria

fritillaria

  • Scientific Name: Fritillaria persica
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-3 feet (0.5-1 meters)

Fritillaria is also known as the Persian lily. It has spikes of bell-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors.

25. Fumewort

fumewort

  • Scientific Name: Corydalis solida
  • Sun: Partial shade, full shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist or wet
  • Size: 6-12 inches (15-30 centimeters)

Fumewort is a low-maintenance flower that's perfect for the shady parts of your garden that can't grow much. It likes wet soil, so it should grow well in low spots that accumulate puddles.

26. Fuschia

fuschia

  • Scientific Name: Fuschia
  • Sun: Partial shade, full shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters)

Fuschia is another shade-loving flower that boasts gorgeous combinations of red, pink, purple, and white. The plant can't tolerate cold temperatures and grows best in hot climates.