31 Flowers That Start With W

When you need something wonderful or whimsical for your flower beds, look for flowers that start with W. We curated this list of flowers ranging from cold-loving to tropical, so there's something that will work for everyone.

Flowers That Start With W

Quick Look

1. Wake-Robin (Birthroot)

wake-robin

  • Scientific Name: Trillium
  • Sun: Partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: Low
  • Colors: Pink, yellow, gold, purple, lavender

2. Wallflower

wallflower

  • Scientific Name: Erysimum x cheiri
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist
  • Size: 0.5-2 feet (15-60 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 0°F (-17.7°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Orange, yellow, gold, purple, lavender, brown, copper

3. Wandflower

wandflower

  • Scientific Name: Sparaxis
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist or slightly moist
  • Size: Up to 2 feet (60 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 10°F (-12°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, red, burgundy, orange, yellow, gold, purple, lavender, white

4. Water Avens

water avens

  • Scientific Name: Geum rivale
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist or wet
  • Size: 9-18 inches (22-45 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature:  -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, purple, cream

5. Waterlily

waterlily

  • Scientific Name: Nelumbo nucifera
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep plant in water or wet soil
  • Size: 3-6 feet (0.91-1.8 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, white

6. Watsonia (Bulge Lily)

watsonia

  • Scientific Name: Watsonia
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist, slightly drought tolerant
  • Size: 3-5 feet (0.91-1.5 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 10°F (-12°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, red, burgundy, orange, yellow, gold, purple, lavender, white

7. Wattle

wattle

  • Scientific Name: Acacia pycnantha
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 16-40 feet (4.8-12 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 20°F (-6°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: White

8. Wax Begonia

wax begonia

  • Scientific Name: Semperflorens-cultorum group
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-12 inches (15-30 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 20°F (-6°C)
  • Toxicity: Low
  • Colors: Pink, red, burgundy, white

9. Wax Plant

wax plant

  • Scientific Name: Hoya carnosa
  • Sun: Partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist
  • Size: 12-20 feet (3.6-6 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 20°F (-6°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, white

10. Wedelia

wedelia

  • Scientific Name: Wedelia trilobata
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist
  • Size: Up to 2 feet (60 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: 10°F (-12°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, white

11. Weigela

weigela

  • Scientific Name: Weigela florida
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-10 feet (1.8-3 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, red, burgundy, white

12. Whirling Butterflies

whirling butterflies

  • Scientific Name: Gaura lindheimeri
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 3-5 feet (0.91-1.5 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -20°F (-28°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, white

13. White Evening Primrose

white evening primrose

  • Scientific Name: Oenothera speciosa
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist, slightly tolerant to drought
  • Size: Up to 3 feet (91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -20°F (-28°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, white

14. White Trumpet Pitcher Plant

white trumpet pitcher plant

  • Scientific Name: Sarracenia leucophylla
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist with occasional flooding
  • Size: 1-3 feet (30-91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -10°F (-23.3°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Red, burgundy

15. Wild Indigo

wild indigo

  • Scientific Name: Baptisia tinctoria
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist or occasionally dry
  • Size: 2-3 feet (60-91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow, gold, cream, tan

16. Wild Rose

wild rose

  • Scientific Name: Rosa virginiana
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist
  • Size: 4-6 feet (1-1.8 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, yellow, gold

17. Wild Strawberry

wild strawberry

  • Scientific Name: Fragaria virginiana
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 4-7 inches (10-17 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: White

18. Wild Sweet William

wild sweet william

  • Scientific Name: Phlox divaricata
  • Sun: Partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-12 inches (15-30 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Blue, purple, lavender

19. Wild Violet

wild violet

  • Scientific Name: Viola sororia
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist and occasionally wet
  • Size: 6-10 inches (15-25 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, blue, purple, lavender, white

20. Willow Bell

willow bell

  • Scientific Name: Campanula persicifolia
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 1.5-3 feet (45-91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Blue, purple, lavender, white

21. Willow-leaved Foxglove

willow-leaved foxglove

  • Scientific Name: Digitalis obscura
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Water deeply, allow to dry between waterings
  • Size: 2-3 feet (60-91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -25°F (-31.6°C)
  • Toxicity: High, may be fatal if consumed
  • Colors: Pink, orange, yellow, gold, brown, copper

22. Willow-leaved Sunflower

willow-leaved sunflower

  • Scientific Name: Helianthus salicifolius
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 8-10 feet (2.4-3 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow, brown

23. Willowherb

willowherb

  • Scientific Name: Epilobium
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Drought tolerant
  • Size: 2-6 feet (0.6-1.8 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -45°F (-42.7°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, red, burgundy, orange, yellow, gold

24. Windflower

windflower

  • Scientific Name: Anemone cylindrica
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil slightly moist, drought tolerant
  • Size: 1-2 feet (30-60 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Green, white

25. Winged Monkey Flower

winged monkey flower

  • Scientific Name: Mimulus alatus
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist or wet
  • Size: 1-3 feet (30-91 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -20°F (-28°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow, blue

26. Winter Aconite

winter aconite

  • Scientific Name: Eranthis cilicica
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow, gold

27. Winter Jasmine

winter jasmine

  • Scientific Name: Jasminum nudiflorum
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 3-4 feet (0.91-1 meters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -10°F (-23.3°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow, gold, black

28. Wishbone Flower

wishbone flower

  • Scientific Name: Torenia fournieri
  • Sun: Partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 6-18 inches (15-45 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -50°F (-45.5°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Blue, purple, lavender, white

29. Woad

woad

  • Scientific Name: Isatis tinctoria
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Size: 2-4 feet (60-121 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -30°F (-34°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Yellow

30. Wood Sorrel

wood sorrel

  • Scientific Name: Oxalis
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade, dappled sunlight
  • Water: Keep soil moist or occasionally dry
  • Size: 8-15 inches (20-38 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -20°F (-28°C)
  • Toxicity: Low
  • Colors: Pink, yellow, gold, purple, lavender, white

31. Woolly Violet

woolly violet

  • Scientific Name: Viola sororia
  • Sun: Full sun, partial shade, dappled sunlight, deep shade
  • Water: Keep soil moist and occasionally wet
  • Size: 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters)
  • Lowest Temperature: -40°F (-40°C)
  • Toxicity: None
  • Colors: Pink, blue, purple, lavender, white