Flowers are one of the most beautiful parts of nature. They come in many shapes, colours and sizes that can brighten up any day or occasion.
We all know roses for their traditional meanings, but there are so many more amazing flowers out there with similarly great meanings!
Flowers are adored by everyone. Florals are used as table centrepieces and garden adornments, and they’re both lovely and elegant. Weddings and proms may include floral hairpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, and other floral practices.
Flowers have a particular appeal to them, but there are so many different sorts! There’s almost certainly one we’ve never seen before.
Are you searching for flower names that start with the letter F? Let’s have a look at the list below.
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Flannel Flower (Actinotus Helianthi) Australian Native
The Flannel Flower is a perennial plant native to the southwest of Western Australia. It is a member of the family Apiaceae and can grow up to two metres in height, with an almost identical width. The large leaves are covered by fine hairs which cause them to appear silver or greyish-green.
The Flannel Flower is usually found growing on coastal plains as it prefers sandy soils that remain moist during summer months but dry out over winter (similarly, they need lots of sunlight).
Flax Flower (Linseed)
The Flax Flower is a species of the Linum genus that blooms during Spring. These flowers are commonly used as an ingredient in herbal medicine, and they’re also great for dyeing fabrics (and even paper) because the blue colour stems from both the flower’s leaves and its stem – it can be harvested several times per year!
Floss Flower (Ageratum)
The Floss Flower is a member of the Asteraceae family, and it’s native to Central America. It can grow up to 80 cm tall (similarly with width), so one plant should be enough for most gardens! These plants are generally used as cut flowers because they last very well when kept in water.
Forget Me Not (Myosotis)
The Forget Me Not flower is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Borage family. It’s closely related to plants such as scorpion grass, lettuce and chicory – it tastes very similar!
This pretty little blue-purple flower has been used for centuries in both fresh bouquets and dried arrangements because they last up to six weeks when kept underwater. They’re a symbol of true love which you’ll see often during Valentine’s Day season!
Forsythia (Golden Bells)
Golden Bells are very bright yellow, and they’re considered the first flower of springtime. They certainly bring a smile to everyone’s face! Forsythia is an evergreen bush that belongs to Oleaceae family.
The Golden Bell plant can grow up to four feet tall (again with width) which makes them great plants for borders or hedges as well as planting next to concrete walls because their roots will break through any cracks in the wall! Keep this one away from walkways though – it has long thorns on its branches.
Foxgloves are beautiful petite flowers with a bell-like shape. They can grow up to two feet tall (similarly) which makes them great for borders and garden beds!
These plants come in a variety of colours, but they’re most commonly pink or purple – both look very sweet indeed. This flower is part of the Scrophulariaceae family who have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth!
Frangipani’s are a type of flowering tree that can grow up to five metres tall (similarly, width is about the same). It has beautiful white and yellow flowers with an amazing fragrance!
These trees actually originate from South America and Mexico – they’ve been used in religious ceremonies and their leftovers were given as offerings. This plant belongs to the Apocynaceae family who also includes oleanders, periwinkles and poinsettias among others.
Freesia (Iris Family)
Freesias are tiny little flowers with a unique shape. They belong to the Iridaceae family, and they can be found in many different colours.
These plants are very popular among florists because of their long vase life (up to three weeks!), however, you should keep them out of direct sunlight when arranging them otherwise you’ll lose that lovely fragrance! Keep this plant moist during summer months but dry through winter until the shoots appear again in the springtime.
French Marigold (Tagetes)
French Marigolds are a very popular annual flower that has been used in both medicine and cuisine throughout history. They have dark green leaves with bright yellow flowers, which is why the French chose this plant as their national symbol before adopting the fleur-de-lis!
These plants prefer full sun because they don’t like it too hot or too cold – but all of these conditions should be met for about six hours per day. The soil around your marigolds shouldn’t dry out until after you see new shoots at least once (if not twice), so keep them moist during the summer months. After growing blooms, cut back stems to three inches tall to encourage reblooming through wintertime!
Fuschia (Lady's Eardrop)
Fuschias are a very popular flowering plant that comes in all sorts of colours and sizes. They can grow up to three feet tall (similarly, width is about the same) which makes them great for borders and garden beds!
This plant belongs to the family of Molluginaceae who also includes myosotis, pinks and sempervivums among others. Fuschias come from South Africa where they’re known as ‘Kafferskraal’. There are actually more than 100 varieties of fuscia plants today!
Fuschia (Lady's Eardrop)
The flowers we’ve written about in this article are a testament to the beauty and diversity of nature. We hope that you enjoy these plants as much as we do, and they bring joy into your life!