73+ Flowers That Start With P (Pictures and Facts)

Last Updated on May 8, 2021 by Kimberly Crawford

We know the petunia, the peony and the poppy but there are more flowers that start with P than you can imagine.

If by any chance you have a growing fascination with ordering flowers based on their initials, this post will give you the ultimate P flower list so read on. 

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73+ Flowers That Start With P

1. Peanut Cactus (Echinopsis Chamaecereus)

Peanut Cactus (Echinopsis Chamaecereus)

It is native to Argentina distinct for its finger-like, peanut-shaped stems. It produces large orange blooms during spring up to early summer. 

2. Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)

It is considered as the most commonly planted flower in the buttercup family. While it does bloom bell-shaped, deep purple flowers, all parts of it are considered toxic. 

3. Prickly Pear Cactus (Brasiliopuntia Brasiliensis)

Prickly Pear Cactus (Brasiliopuntia Brasiliensis)

  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Scientific name: Opuntia

It is a part of the cactus family with pear-shaped, thorny leaves, hence, the name. It blooms tiny, tubular flowers in pink, red and yellow colors

Read also: Propagating Prickly Pear Cactus

4. Polyanthus (Streptocarpus polyanthus)

Polyanthus (Streptocarpus polyanthus)

It is a common pot plant known for being stemless, having oddly thick, scalloped leaves and tiny, lavender flowers that bloom from spring and through summer. 

5. Parodia (Parodia Warasii)

Parodia (Parodia Warasii)

It grows short but thick with sharp ridges running through its length of 2inches and fibrous spines. It blooms small, yellow flowers and it can tolerate little to no water (rare among cacti). 

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6. Peyote (Lophophora Williamsii)

Peyote (Lophophora Williamsii)

This one is native to Mexico and Texas. They naturally grow in these areas under bushes and open terrains. It produces white (sometimes pink) flowers in spring. 

7. Prickly pear (Opuntia compressa)

Prickly pear (Opuntia compressa)

It is very similar with the Brasiliopuntia but distinguishable for its blooms of yellow petals with red center. Its flower pads interestingly break off from the main plant and root on its own.  

8. Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

It is known for its strong-scented deep orange and bright yellow flowers that are perfect as border plants. It is also known as a natural insect and mosquito repellant. 

Read also: How to grow and care for marigold flowers

9. Parry’s Agave (Agave parryi)

Parry's Agave (Agave parryi)

It is also known as Artichoke agave known for its unique silver-blue/green, thick leaves with spiny edges. It only flowers once every 10 years but when it does, it will bloom spiked, clustered pink/red rosettes.  

10. Potentilla (Potentilla)

Potentilla (Potentilla)

It is one of the most popular landscape shrubs which also goes by the name cinquefoil. They are easy to grow, can tolerate harsh weather and soil conditions, winter-hardy and have long bloom time. 

11. Poppy Anemone (Coronaria)

Poppy Anemone (Coronaria)

It is one of the most famous and prized anemones because of its purple, velvety petals with navy blue center. It is loved by florists for wedding bouquets and used as corsage and boutonniere for dances. 

Read also: Anemone flower meaning

12. Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea)

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea)

It is called as such because its petals literally look like pins in a pincushion. Their exotic look and flame-like colors bloom in the spring through summer. 

13. Pelargonium (Angel Eyes)

Pelargonium (Angel Eyes)

It is one of the most widely crossbred flowers. Its flowers look artificial because it is unbelievably fragile with light pink color and white edges. Its crossbred varieties have leaves that smell like chocolate, cinnamon, peppermint, and more.  

14. Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Passion Flower (Passiflora)

It is cultivated either as a shrub or climber. They are a fascinating bunch not only because of their unique appearance but also because they can be planted in any climate. 

15. Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

They are one of the most famous and expensive go-to flowers for wedding bouquets nowadays thanks to its flaring red, white and pink colors. They bloom from spring until summer providing sweet scents in the garden or while in vases. 

16. Peace Lily (Lilium)

Peace Lily (Lilium)

Although they are considered as fake lilies, they are still one of the most popular houseplants out there. They resemble calla lilies with pear-shaped white flowers, cream-colored spathe in the middle and large, dark green leaves. 

Read also: Lily flower meaning

17. Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)

Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)

Also called a flaming star, this one blooms freckled flowers in hues of pink, purple, orange, yellow and white. They are striking vase flowers that could last for two weeks. 

18. Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

This herbaceous perennial is a perfect border plant that is a favorite of butterflies. It is easy to grow and is native to Africa and Asia. It grows small, white and hairy flowers with yellow center. 

19. Philippine evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

Philippine evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

It is a popular indoor plant native to the Philippines and countries around the Celebes. It has large dark green leaves with white streaks occupying most of the leaf area. It is a seasonal bloomer of white, medium-sized flowers with green spathe in the middle.  

20. Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

It boasts compact blooms of white, pink and yellow that grows from spring through early winter. It loves the shade and its most famous variety is the apple blossom. 

21. Plume poppy (Macleaya cordata)

Plume poppy (Macleaya cordata)

It makes a good ground cover thanks to its rhizomatic roots. It is distinguishable for its scalloped, dark green, large leaves and small, white, clustered flowers that bloom all summer. 

22. Plume Celosia (Cockscomb)

Plume Celosia (Cockscomb)

This one is a famous bedding flower thanks to its deep hues of yellow, fuchsia, orange, white and red. It could grow as a tall shrub or a low lying bush which reseeds freely. It is easy to grow and is drought-tolerant. 

23. Primrose (Primula × pubescens)

Primrose (Primula × pubescens)

It is another variant of the primrose that is distinguishable for its crimson red color with white center blooms throughout summer. It thrives in shade and is a favorite of butterflies. 

24. Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa japonica)

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa japonica)

It is also a famous landscape flower used as borders or in accentuating cottage gardens. It literally has flowers that look like lavender pins on a pincushion. It blooms from summer to early fall. 

25. Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)

Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)

This plant produces a blanket of tiny, clustered deep purple flowers that make attractive ground covers. It is also called the Grenadine Dream. 

26. Pencil Cholla (Cylindropuntia Arbuscula)

Pencil Cholla (Cylindropuntia Arbuscula)

It is found only in Arizona and northwest Mexico. Its leaves look more of spines than typical succulent leaves. It grows bronze-red flowers with yellow streaks in spring. 

27. Perennial Flax (Linum perenne)

Perennial Flax (Linum perenne)

It is perfect either as ground cover or border plant. It is known for its blue-green leaves and saucer-shaped, sky blue flowers blooming profusely from late spring to mid-summer. 

28. Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus)

Persian Buttercup (Ranunculus)

It has grown to be a favorite of florists because of its layered, paper-thin, crepe-like flowers sometimes blooming in double or frilled patterns. With its clumped, delicate petals, it is also called as turban buttercup. 

29. Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium Orchid)

Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium Orchid)

It is a very hardy terrestrial orchid known for its showy flower. Its blooms have a large pouch looking like a slipper where three, slender, maroon petals grow like canopies. 

Read also: Types of orchids

30. Primrose (Primula × bulleesiana)

Primrose (Primula × bulleesiana)

It is a hybrid between two species of primrose that thrives in damp and shady environments. It has tiered flowers in leafless stems, hence, the name candelabra primrose, which blooms from late spring to early summer. 

31. Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans)

31 pineapple sage

  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Scientific name: Salvia elegans
  • Hardiness zone: 8-11
  • Sun: full sun
  • Soil drainage: well-draining
  • Flowers: red
  • Attracts: butterflies, hummingbirds, bees

32. Penstemon (Beard Tongue)

Penstemon (Beard Tongue)

  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Scientific name: Penstemon
  • Hardiness zone: 3-9
  • Soil: well-drained
  • Sun: full sun
  • Flowers: Orange, White, Pink, Yellow, Purple, Red, Blue
  • Attracts: hummingbirds, butterflies

33. Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)

  • Family: Geum – Avens
  • Scientific name: Geum triflorum
  • USDA zone: 3-8
  • Plant type: perennial
  • Sun: full sun
  • Water: low
  • Flower: showy
  • Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Soil: moist, well-drained
  • Attracts: butterflies
  • Tolerance: deer
  • Bloom: April – June

34. Poppy (Papaver alpinum)

Poppy (Papaver alpinum)

  • Scientific name: Papaver alpinum
  • USDA zone: 5-8
  • Sun: full sun

35. Pansy (Viola wittrockiana)

35 viola wittrockiana

  • Family: Violaceae
  • Common name: Pansy
  • Scientific name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis
  • USDA zone: 6-10
  • Flower: fragrant, showy
  • Sun: full sun, partial shade
  • Water: average
  • Soil PH: acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Attracts: butterflies

36. Peach leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Peach leaved bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

37. Paperbush Plant (Edgeworthia Chrysantha)

Paperbush Plant (Edgeworthia Chrysantha)

38. Pulmonaria (Pulmonaria rubra)

Pulmonaria (Pulmonaria rubra)

39. Privet Shrub (Ligustrum)

Privet Shrub (Ligustrum)

40. Petunia (Calibrachoa)

Petunia (Calibrachoa)

41. Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

42. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

43. Petunia (Solanaceae)

Petunia (Solanaceae)

  • Family: Nightshade.

44. Portulaca grandiflora (Moss Rose)

Portulaca grandiflora (Moss Rose)

45. Pointsettia (Christmas Flower, Easter Flower)

Pointsettia (Christmas Flower, Easter Flower)

46. Perennial pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

Perennial pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

47. Paraguay Nightshade (Solanum Rantonnetii)

Paraguay Nightshade (Solanum Rantonnetii)

48. Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Polka Dot Plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

49. Parrot’s beak (Lotus berthelotii)

Parrot’s beak (Lotus berthelotii)

50. Pincushion flower (Scabiosa caucasica)

Pincushion flower (Scabiosa caucasica)

51. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.)


52. Painted Daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)

Painted Daisy (Tanacetum coccineum)

53. Paper Daisy (Helipterum roseum)

Paper Daisy (Helipterum roseum)

54. Perennial Cornflower (Centaurea montana Gold Bullion)

Perennial Cornflower (Centaurea montana Gold Bullion)

55. Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

56. Pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

Pale purple coneflower (Echinacea pallida)

57. Peony (Paeonia japonica)

Peony (Paeonia japonica)

58. Prostrate speedwell (Veronica prostrata)

Prostrate speedwell (Veronica prostrata)

59. Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia)

Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia)

60. Prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

Prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

61. Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactus Articulatus)

Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactus Articulatus)

62. Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

63. Phlox (Jacob’s Ladder)

Phlox (Jacob's Ladder)

  • Family: Polemoniaceae

64. Powder Puff Cactus (Mammillaria Bocasana)

Powder Puff Cactus (Mammillaria Bocasana)

65. Prairie poppy mallow (Callirhoe alcaeoides)

Prairie poppy mallow (Callirhoe alcaeoides)

66. Powder Puff (Calliandra)

Powder Puff (Calliandra)

67. Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)

Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa)


See? The P flower world is as diverse as the others. From cacti to succulents to famous garden and indoor plants to florists’ choice and more, flowers that start with P have them all. If that is not fascinating enough, we don’t know what is.