151+ Flowers That Start With C (With Pictures and Facts)

Last Updated on May 10, 2021 by Kimberly Crawford

There are millions of flowers around but have you ever wondered what flowers start with the letter C?

You would be surprised that there are more than a handful especially if you are only acquainted with just the most common ten. There is a whole flower universe reserved for those that start with C and we will get to know some of them in this post. 

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151+ flowers that start with C

1. Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)

Cabega (Austrocephalocereus dybowskii)

  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Scientific name: Espostoopsis
  • Flower: White
  • Sun: Partial shade
  • Water: Drought-tolerant
  • Growing zone: 10b, 11

This cactus is distinct for its large oval stature that could grow to up to 4meters and is covered in white spider-like webs during the winter. It grows tube-shaped, white or yellow flowers that only bloom. 

2. Calamint


  • Scientific name: Calamintha
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Sun: full sun
  • Water: average
  • Soil PH: neutral, alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 5-9

This one is a perennial herb known for growing tiny, heavily clustered, cone-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer to early fall.

It also has a lot of medicinal uses, boiled as tea and used as herb popular in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. 

3. Calendula (Pot marigold)

Calendula (Pot marigold)

  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Scientific name: Calendula officinalis
  • Sun: full sun or shade
  • Flowers: yellow, gold, orange

It is also known as marigold. They look like daisies with bright yellow and orange blooms with tiny florets at the base and blooms for a long period of time. It is also beneficial in warding off mosquitoes and other insects. 

4. Calico Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii)

Calico Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii)

It is native to Southwest America and Mexico. An attractive cactus used is xeriscape bearing pink fruits in the summer and blooming fuchsia pink flowers from spring to fall. 

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5. California Flannel Bush (California fremontia)

California Flannel Bush (California fremontia)

  • Family: Malvaceae
  • Scientific name: Fremontodendron californicum

This California shrub is known for its large flannel-shaped leaves and yellow blossoms during spring and a beautiful patio shrub. It also makes a good yard tree if cared for well. Its leaves can be skin and eye irritants though. 

6. California Poppy (Golden poppy)

California Poppy (Golden poppy)

  • Scientific name: Eschscholzia californica
  • Hardiness zone: 1-9
  • Sun: full sun
  • Water: Average
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

It is an annual flower blooming in between spring and fall. It is native to southwest USA distinct for its 4-petalled flower which comes in hues orange, yellow, white, pink and red. It is perfect as border and walkway flowers. 

7. Calla Lily

Calla Lily

  • Family: Araceae
  • Scientific name: Zantedeschia

It is one of the most symbolic flowers out there associated with many cultural and religious meanings ranging from devotion, faithfulness and resurrection. It is a beautiful container plant that blooms white petals during spring and can last in the winter. 

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8. Calluna (Calluna vulgaris, Common Heather)

Calluna (Calluna vulgaris, Common Heather)

It is also known as Scottish heather or heaths known as a personal favorite of the Victorian court. It is an attractive shrub with clustered bell-shaped, white, lavender and deep purple flowers that bloom during late summer. 

9. Camellia


It is an evergreen shrub native to Asia. It blooms strikingly large flowers with deep and light pink hues. It is loved for its high ornamental value and interesting medical value. It stands for longevity, desire and perfection. 

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10. Campanula


  • Family: Campanulaceae
  • Scientific name: Campanula

It is more popularly known as bellflower with its overlapping petals that form a bell shape with an indigo-blue color. It can mean many things including being associated to death as it is mostly planted in graveyards.  

11. Campion


This plant is also called catchfly because of its capsule shaped fruit with an oozing sticky material that literally catches insects. It blooms single flowers per stem with a hard stalk-like base and scales at its junction. 

12. Canada violet

Canada violet

It is a perennial, fragrant, five-petalled white flowers with yellow base and purple veins. It is also called Hens and tall white violets. It stands for fidelity and innocence. 

13. Canadian goldenrod

Canadian goldenrod

It is a part of the daisy family famously known as Solidago. It is a perennial herb considered to be both invasive (when uncontrolled) and ornamental. It has tiny, bright yellow flowers that bloom from spring to fall. 

14. Canary island daisy

Canary island daisy

It got its name from being a native of Fuerteventura in Canary Islands. It is a part of the sunflower family. It is drought-resistant being adapted to the mild climate of its native land and loves dry, humid winds. Its gold/yellow petals look exactly like daisies but its yellow florets and disc in the middle look like sunflowers. 

15. Cancer weed (Milkweed)

Cancer weed

It is more known as the radium weed or milkweed. It is an annual weed endemic to Australia. It has distinct oval-shaped, alternating leaves with tiny, yellow florets. Its sap is used medicinally in treating burns and small wounds. 

16. Candelabra Cactus

Candelabra Cactus

It is also called dragon bones because of its shape resembling a skeleton structure. It is not actually a cactus but a euphorbia, distinguished by the white sap that oozes out of its stems when cut. It blooms small yellow flowers. 

17. Candy Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni)

Candy Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni)

Also called the Fishhook cactus, this one has a barrel-shaped body and a cylindrical stem. It is ribbed from bottom to top and it blooms flowers during the summer (of yellow, orange, gold and red hues). 

18. Candy Tuft

Candy Tuft

It is a low-maintenance perennial evergreen known for its beautiful white or lilac flowers. It is perfect as border plants for full-sun, rocky gardens. It stands for strength and sense of achievement. 

19. Cape daisy (African daisies)

Cape daisy (African daisies)

It is one of the most attractive and dreamy daisies with its white petals and pink/lilac streaked edges.

They are considered as half-hardy perennials and have become a popular choice for flower arrangements and garden borders through the years. It is native to South Africa and is also called African daisy

20. Cardinal (Lobelia cardinalis)

Cardinal (Lobelia cardinalis)

It was named after the crimson red color of a cardinal’s robe. It is considered as a summer bloom because it survives even under the summer heat. They are perfect as perennial flower borders or if you want to naturalize wildflowers in meadows. 

21. Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)

Carmine Cob (Echinopsis Backebergii)

It is native to the Peruvian region of Puna. It is drought-resistant, being a cactus, and can survive in dry, little to no rain climates. It is a popular choice in xeriscape in Arizona, Baja region of California, Florida, Texas and Mexico. It blooms deep pink flowers during spring and fall. 

22. Carnation


It is a famous flower cut laden with an array of meanings and symbolisms depending on its color. It is immortalized as the symbol of intelligence and achievement by Cambridge University.

It is the flower of the gods, the ceremonial flower crown of ancient Greece and Egypt and a lot more. As a flower, it has beautiful white blooms with pink streaks on its edges. 

23. Carolina Allspice

Carolina Allspice

It is a round, dense shrub known for its maroon, strap-like flowers with the smell of banana-strawberry. It is native to the southeast states of the US and is used mainly in landscaping (as a hedge, border plant or screen plant). 

24. Caspia


It is also called as sea lavender because of its striking lavender/lilac flowers that are infused in flower arrangements or are dried to be included in wreaths and potpourris because of its musky smell. They are commonly found in meadows. 

25. Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw

It grows from a vine and produces bright yellow flowers. When uncontrolled, it could be invasive as they grow from root tubers. It is a good pavement or wall cover. It is also used as border cover for garden beds. 

26. Catchfly


Another name for the Campion plant. See previous description. 

27. Catmint


It is similar to catnip and it is grown as both a beautiful border plant because of its attractive tiny, clustered flowers and as natural insect repellant and herbal tea. If you want to build a feline-friendly garden, this is one of the plants that you could seed. 

28. Caucasian stonecrop

Caucasian stonecrop

Previously called as Sedum, this is a unique mat-forming succulent that you can actually use as ground cover. It has creeping stems and fleshy leaves that are green and orange colored. It blooms pure white, pink and crimson red, star-shaped flowers from spring to mid-summer. 

29. Celosia (Cock’s comb)

Celosia (Cock's comb)

It is generally eye-catching because of its elongated petals composed of clusters of pin-like fibers. It is a beautiful spring flower with color varieties of purple, red, orange, white, yellow and pink. It is a symbol of immortality, warmth and humor. 

30. Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

  • Scientific name: Phlox stolonifera
  • Family: Phlox
  • Sun: full sun
  • Water: average
  • Heat zone: 1-8
  • Soil PH: Alkaline, Neutral

30. Citron daylily (Hemerocallis citrina)

31. Cutleaf coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata “Hortensia”)

32. Charity (Polemonium caeruleum)

33. Clematis (Clematis tubulosa)

34. Cypress spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias)

35. Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum Chinese)

36. Chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata)

37. Columbine (Aquilegia “Cardinal”)

38. Corydalis (Corydalis ophiocarpa)

39. Creeping forget me not

40. Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)

41. Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium Gibbosum)

42. Colewort (Crambe cordifolia)

43. Clematis (Clematis recta “Purpurea”)

44. Coral bells (Heuchera “Obsidian”)

45. Chamomile

46. Coneflower (Echinacea “Firebird”)

47. Cushion Spurge (Euphorbia polychroma)

48. Coneflowers (Echinacea Purpurea)

49. Corsican Mint (Mentha Requienii)

50. Closed gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

51. Coral bells (Heuchera “Georgia Peach”)

52. Coneflower (Echinacea “Sunset” BIG SKY SUNSET)

53. Clammy Campion (Lychnis Viscaria)

54. Coneflower (Echinacea)

55. Coral bells (Heuchera “Regina”)

56. Clover

57. Clematis (Clematis heracleifolia)

58. Chocolate Candy (Geranium x antipodeum)

59. Columbine (Aquilegia “Winky Blue and White”)

60. Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata)

61. Columbine (Aquilegia viridiflora)

62. Cocksomb (Celosia)

63. Claret Cup Cactus (Echinocereus Triglochidiatus)

64. Clumpy Mistletoe (Rhipsalis Mesembryanthemoides)

65. Chrysanthemum (Pompom)

66. Cotton Pole (Austrocylindropuntia vestita)

67. Coneflower (Echinacea “Secret Glow”)

68. Columbine (Aquilegia “Red Hobbit”)

69. Chinese violet cress (Orychophragmus violaceus)

70. Coral bells (Heuchera “Caramel”)

71. Corsican hellebore (Helleborus argutifolius)

72. Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha “Yellow Queen”)

73. Cranesbill (Geranium)

74. Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)

75. Coast Rosemary (Westringia Fruticosa)

76. Coral bells (Heuchera Americana)

77. Coral bells (Heuchera “Midnight Rose”)

78. Coral bells (Heuchera “Green Spice”)

79. Crocus longiflorus

80. Columbine (Aquilegia glandulosa)

81. Coneflower (Echinacea “Tomato Soup”)

82. Christmas rose (Helleborus “Walhelivor” IVORY PRINCE)

83. Coastal wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

84. Clarkia

85. Coral bells (Heuchera “Southern Comfort”)

86. Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)

87. Crocosmia Lucifer

88. Coreopsis

89. Cymbidium

90. Cowslip (Primula veris)

91. Coral bells (Heuchera “Silver Scrolls”)

92. Cherry

93. Corynopuntia Invicta (Corynopuntia Invicta)

94. Clematis (Clematis “Evipo030” BIJOU)

95. Coral Bells (Heuchera “Coco”)

96. Cyclamen

97. Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia Procumbent)

98. Columbine (Aquilegia Olympics)

99. Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontally)

100. Costa Rica nightblooming cactus (Hylocereus Costaricensis)

101. Curry

102. Creeping Devil (Stenocereus Eruca)

103. Convallaria

104. Coral bells (Heuchera “Lime Marmalade”)

105. Cheddar pink (Dianthus gratianopolitanus)

106. Creeping Liriope (Liriope Spicata)

107. Copiapoa Humilis (Copiapoa Humilis)

108. Coral bells (Heuchera “Marmalade”)

109. Coral bells (Heuchera “Cinnabar Silver”)

110. Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis var. pumila)

111. Consolea Falcata (Consolea Falcata)

112. Coneflower (Echinacea “Art’s Pride” ORANGE MEADOWBRITE)

113. Coral bells (Heuchera “Hercules”)

114. Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

115. Columbine (Aquilegia)

116. Cherry Bush

117. Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis “Black Beauty”)

118. Crocosmia

119. Cleistocactus (Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus)

120. Chinese astilbe (Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii ”Superba”)

121. Clustered bellflower (Campanula glomerata)

122. Coral Bells (Heuchera Cylindrica)

123. Century plant

124. Coneflower (Echinacea “Tiki Torch”)

125. Corydalis (Corydalis Ochroleuca)

126. Culvers Root (Veronicastrum Virginicum)

127. Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)

128. Coral bells (Heuchera “Black Beauty”)

129. Centaurea

130. Coral bells (Heuchera “Rachel”)

131. Coneflower (Echinacea “Bravado”)

132. Coneflower (Echinacea “Cheyenne Spirit”)

133. Coneflower (Echinacea “Hot Lava”)

134. Coleus (Plectranthus Scutellarioides)

135. Coral bells (Heuchera sanguine)

136. Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia Congestiflora)

137. Coneflower (Echinacea “CBG Cone 2” PIXIE MEADOWBRITE)

138. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

139. Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)

140. Coral bells (Heuchera “Encore”)

141. Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

142. Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia Laciniata)

143. Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris ‘William Guiness’)

144. Coneflower (Rudbeckia grandiflora “Sundance”)

145. Coneflower (Echinacea “Hot Papaya”)

146. Corydalis (Corydalis flexuosa)

147. Coneflower (Echinacea “Green Jewel”)

148. Crocus

149. Creeping Zinnia

150. Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris “Plena”)

151. Cosmos


You see, the flower world is getting more interesting by the day. Now that you have this list of flowers starting with C, you have gained more flower choices to consider for your garden, in flower arranging and in landscaping.

Aside from that, you have officially entered a whole new flower universe which might come in handy during game nights when the category falls under flowers starting with C.

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