13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C | Nature’s Beauty in Colors

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13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C | Nature’s Beauty in Colors
Smriti Razdan
Smriti started her journey by attaining a degree in computer applications. She loves to indulge in reading undiscovered stories only to draw profound explanations about life and its existence. She welcomes you aboard on her expedition of finding herself. Smriti writes her content with a smile on her face hoping to transcend it to her readers.

Be it “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth or “A Rose” by Emily Dickinson, flowers have always been glorified by poets and artists all over the world. With their beauty and colors, they have inspired many and will continue to do so till the end of time. To bless your eyes with the same, we have brought you an article on “Captivating Flowers That Start With C” 

If you have ever had a garden then you already have an idea of how much nature has given us. In every corner of the world, there’s a flower native to that place. In every continent and in every small village, there’s some plant that can never be grown by the rest of the world. That’s why we bring you this article to talk about some flowers that are little-less known than roses and daisies but are just as beautiful if not more. 

You’ll be truly glued to your screens after viewing the pictures of these heavenly flowers that start with C. Want to know a little secret? Some of them are even fragrant. Just keep them in a corner and your place will smell amazing. Here’s the list- 

  1. Carpet Bugle 
  2. Cape Primrose
  3. Chocolate Cosmos
  4. Coral Bells
  5. Crape Myrtle
  6. Carnation
  7. Calla Lily
  8. Cow Parsley
  9. Crocus
  10. Columbine
  11. Clematis
  12. California Poppy
  13. Canadian Violet

Not only are these flowers filled with colors, one of them has even been awarded. That’s true! As surprising as that might be, there are many things you don’t know about these flowers that start with C. Let’s begin the article and read thoroughly. 

13 Eye-Catching Flowers That Start With C

Some of these flowers are awarded, some change color and some are fragrant. WOW! I never thought flowers that start with C would bring such exciting facts. 

Also, if you love chocolates then we have a perfect surprise for you below. Shh! We’re not going to tell it now. 

Give yourself a treat and go through all these gorgeous flowers once. Enjoy!!

1. Carpet Bugle 

Carpet Bugle are plants known for their blue-colored foliage. It’s not exactly blue you’ll be looking into. There are shades of purple, violet, grey, and even green that attract people to Carpet Bugle. 

Carpet Bugle; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardening Know How

This evergreen plant can be grown anywhere in your garden, from the corners that get minimum sunlight to the areas that have full sun all day long. It just needs a little moisture in the soil and it can grow healthy anywhere. 

Still, if we were to choose the best place for growing Carpet Bugle we would say under the trees, where the soil is moist and the light is also limited. 

It is the only one among the flowers that start with C that has spikes. Do give it a try and have a luscious blue tinge in your gardens. It will look amazing! I Promise! 

Scientific NameAjuga reptans
Mature SizeUp to 3 feet tall
Flower ColorBlue
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementPartial shade to full shade
USDA Hardiness Zone5-9

Also, read 9 Breathtaking Flowers That Start With P | Better Than Roses & Daisies

2. Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose is a vibrant evergreen plant native to South Africa. Its flowers are as showy as they are graceful. Coming in pink, purple, and even blue, Cape Primrose usually has five petals with ombre shade. 

Cape Primrose; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: gardening etc.

It has a blooming period of 8 months in a year. So it’s a perfect choice for all the flower lovers, from this list of flowers that start with C.

Although Cape Primrose needs bright light to grow, it can only take that in an indirect way. Corners are the best place for growing these babies. Foliage should be sprayed with water regularly for healthy growth. 

Scientific NameStreptocarpus
Mature SizeUp to 1 foot tall
Flower ColorPurple, pink, blue
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining, fertile
Light RequirementPartial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone10-11

3. Chocolate Cosmos

Do you love chocolate? Would you like to smell chocolate all day long? 

For those of you who love chocolates and crave them every second of their lives, I have brought the best gift for you. Chocolate Cosmos is a lovely plant that not only looks like chocolate but also smells like chocolate. Isn’t this the best thing you read today? 

Chocolate Cosmos; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardeners’ World

Usually, it is grown in gardens, but you can grow a healthy Chocolate Cosmos plant in a pot too. The flowers of this pretty plant are dark red-colored and have a velvet-like texture. Without giving it a thought, you should look for ways you can grow it inside your home. Keep it at a place where you can smell it often, like close to your window or tables. 

Chocolate Cosmos need full sun to grow fully, that’s why they are more likely to grow healthy outside. In that case, you should plant them smartly so that they have maximum sunlight and are close to your doors and windows as well (if you have a garden).

Scientific NameCosmos Atrosanguineus
Mature SizeUp to 3 feet tall
Flower ColorDark red
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementFertile, well-draining
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone7-10

4. Coral Bells

Coral Bells is a quite astonishing perennial plant with eye-striking foliage. The leaves of Coral Bells are colorful giving the plant a very distinct look from the other flowers that start with C. 

Coral Bells; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Everett Herald

Coral Bells come in bright scarlet, orange with yellow borders, and dark purple colors. Now, this plant blooms from spring to winter with its pink and white blossoms. It’s a great choice for the lazy ones of us because they require the minimum amount of attention after they are planted. 

There are more than 30 species of Coral bells and almost all of them are native to North America. Coral bells are also called Alumroot. 

You should try growing these exquisite flowers in your garden bed as they are easy to grow and that’s why you’ll be able to keep Coral Bells healthy for a long time. 

Scientific NameHeuchera
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorCream, pink, white
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining, rich
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-9

5. Crape Myrtle

An Award-Winning Flower! 

Crape Myrtle is a shrub that has a more ornamental look than any of the other flowers that start with C. It is only found in luscious pink and is filled with these flowers at the tip of branches. Its flower branch also has pink seeds that look like berries, giving it a rich look.

Crape Myrtle; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: The Spruce

It is probably a single plant whose leaves change color. In spring the leaves of Crape Myrtle are in shades of red, in summer it is close to purple and in winters it becomes orange. Such a magical world! 

Crape Myrtle has received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This gives us all the more reason to grow this special plant. You will definitely want to grow it after knowing that this flowering plant resists pests and diseases, making it a perfect choice among the flowers that start with C. 

Scientific NameLagerstroemia Indica
Mature SizeUp to 12 feet tall
Flower ColorPink/purple
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone6-9

6. Carnation

Carnation is a heavenly flower in every sense. It is abundant in both its bloom and fragrance. Besides the fact that it has been on earth for more than 2000 years, Carnation symbolized many other things even before that time. 

Carnation; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
PickupFlowers

The original Carnation was Purple-pink but because of modern sciences, today, we have it in yellow, white, red, orange, and green color. The flower is named ‘Dianthus’ which means flower of the gods. But why? 

In Christianity, it is believed that the first Carnation originated from the tears of the Virgin Mary. It happened when Christ was crucified and the flowers represent the labor pain and the love of a mother for her child. It is glorified in many cultures all around the world but France. 

In France, Carnations are a symbol of ill omens and are used in funeral bouquets. You can believe in any of the religious beliefs but no one can deny that these flowers are extremely pretty and will make any garden look fuller and better. It is one of the amazing flowers that start with C. 

Scientific NameDianthus caryophyllus
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorYellow, white, pink, orange, red, purple
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining, slightly alkaline
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone5-10

7. Calla Lily

Flowers that look perfect but are just as dangerous! Calla Lily is a beautiful plant to grow but to be blunt, it’s not for everyone. It is native to South Africa but now it is grown everywhere around the world in favorable conditions. 

Calla Lily; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardening know How

Out of all the flowers that start with C, Calla Lilies are the only ones that are popular for being used in bridal bouquets. They are excellent cut flowers and have a long vase life. 

Calla Lilies are not flowers to be precise, instead, they are spathes. Coming back to the danger. It is not recommended to grow Calla Lily if you have children and pets in your home. Every part of these plants is extremely toxic. 

It has oxalic acid which can cause nausea, vomiting, and swelling of the tongue when eaten. 

If you decide to grow these plants, take care that no part of Calla Lily is eaten, specifically by children and pets. 

Scientific NameZantedeschia
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorWhite, yellow, orange, red, purple, pink
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone8-10

8. Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley is a delicate flower that doesn’t last long but will fill your garden between springs and summers. It doesn’t have the usual petal-sepal structure, rather Cow Parsley grows into lacy blooms. 

Cow Parsley; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: iStock

It will grow in any soil, doesn’t require much care, and is the best plant for the lazy ones among you. (If you are reading about flowers that start with C on the internet, who are you kidding, you are lazy)

Cow Parsley will rebloom itself, grow easily from seed, and will even self seed itself. (This one really doesn’t need you for anything). Just plant it once and enjoy its umbrella bloom.

Scientific NameAnthriscus sylvestris
Mature SizeUp to 5 feet tall
Flower ColorWhite
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining soil
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone7-10

9. Crocus

A flower that interacts with the environment! 

Crocus is a magical flower that has an ombre shade on its petals. From white to purple and yellow in the middle, it surely looks as fresh as it can be. Crocus, the seventh one on the list of flowers that start with C, interacts with the environment it is around. 

Crocus; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Dengarden

It opens and closes its petals according to the light. Many flowers open up only in the sun but that’s not the case with Crocus. This flower opens in light, even if it is not directly falling on it. When there is rain or at the time of evening, it closes its petals and waits for the light to bloom. 

It’s a short plant and has grass-like features. The plant can bloom in various seasons (depends on the variety). Even if you got a Crocus plant that doesn’t grow in all the seasons, know that it reblooms annually at least. So you will have your bloom even if comes a little late. 

Scientific NameCrocus
Mature SizeUp to 4 feet tall
Flower ColorYellow, white, purple
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-8

10. Columbine

I promise you haven’t seen anything like it. 

Columbine is a perennial plant which means that it has lasted longer than many generations on earth. If you ever visit the rocky mountains in the United States, you’ll definitely find some Columbine along the way. 

Columbine; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: House Method

Although these babies with white petals and purple sepals grow in the wild, they can easily be grown in our homes. Areas around the Northern Hemisphere are perfect for growing Columbine. This one from the flowers that start with C can thrive even if it receives only partial shade. 

Columbine was named after the dove. Why? The reason is unknown but we know that flowers that grow in spring have a little more important than the others. 

Humans are not the only beings that love Columbine. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees love to thrive around these beauties because of their rich nectar. 

Scientific NameAquilegia vulgaris
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorPink, purple, white, yellow, red
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone3-8

11. Clematis

Do you want a flowering plant that’s quick to grow and blooms in abundance? We know that’s a yes and we have a perfect plant for you. Clematis flowers are usually purple in color and grab everyone’s attention quickly. Its four big petals will make your garden look fuller and since it’s a climber it can be grown even to the walls.

Clematis; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Millcreek Gardens

Clematis is among those flowers that start with C that don’t require much care and effort. It is also popular for the same reason. Its ability to survive multiple climates makes it a perfect choice for all of us.

What else do you need? A low-maintenance plant with large and showy flowers will make any balcony or garden look amazing. You must try growing it.   

Scientific NameClematis
Mature SizeUp to 6 feet tall
Flower ColorPink, blue, purple, white
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-9

12. California Poppy

California Poppy is a flower famous for its golden tinge and has many names because of the same reason. This one on the list of flowers that start with C is the California State Flower and after looking at its picture, you can definitely understand why it is so. 

California Poppy; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Lady Science

California Poppy has been the state flower since 1903 and is used for many purposes. The oil derived from Golden Poppy seeds is used for cooking, painting, and even in soaps. 

Golden Poppy, La Amapola, Copa de Oro (Cup of Gold) are the other names of California Poppy. It is one of the earliest wildflowers to grow in gardens. It is called Flame Flower because of its elongated cup shape and golden color.

After looking at this one, you’ll surely want to grow it in your garden and look at it all day long. We recommend you to grow it (if possible) because the royal look of the Golden Poppy can never be replaced with any other flower. 

Scientific NameEschscholzia californica
Mature SizeOne and a half foot tall 
Flower ColorOrange, yellow, red, pink, white
Water RequirementLow (maintain a moist texture)
Soil RequirementSandy, well-drained
Light RequirementFull Sun
USDA Hardiness Zone6–10

13. Canadian Violet

Canadian Violet is a safe flower that can never go wrong with your interiors. Its white color and plain white petals are simply perfect. But there’s something more to this little white flower than its beauty. Any guesses? This one from our list of flowers that start with C is fragrant. Little beauty that smells like heaven.  

Canadian Violet; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: iNaturalist

The flowers of Canadian Violet are edible and can be used to make jelly. You’ll be amazed to see that these blossoms have a tinge of purple on the backside of their heart-shaped petals. 

Canadian Violet is one of the endangered plants in New Jersey, Maine, and Illinois. So, if you can grow them in your gardens you’ll be doing great help to conserve them. 

Scientific NameViola Canadensis
Mature SizeOne and a half foot tall 
Flower ColorWhite
Water RequirementAverage
Soil RequirementChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand & Well-drained
Light RequirementLight sunshade
USDA Hardiness Zone3-8

Wrapping Up

I hope you enjoyed reading this article on “Captivating Flowers That Start With C.” All the flowers in this list are my absolute favorite and I would love to have all of them in my garden. (if that’s possible). It’s impossible to choose one favorite front this list but just in case you have one, tell us in the comment section about it.

You can also share this article with your friends who are nature lovers. Have a Blooming Day!

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13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C | Nature’s Beauty in Colors
Smriti Razdan
Smriti started her journey by attaining a degree in computer applications. She loves to indulge in reading undiscovered stories only to draw profound explanations about life and its existence. She welcomes you aboard on her expedition of finding herself. Smriti writes her content with a smile on her face hoping to transcend it to her readers.

Be it “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth or “A Rose” by Emily Dickinson, flowers have always been glorified by poets and artists all over the world. With their beauty and colors, they have inspired many and will continue to do so till the end of time. To bless your eyes with the same, we have brought you an article on “Captivating Flowers That Start With C” 

If you have ever had a garden then you already have an idea of how much nature has given us. In every corner of the world, there’s a flower native to that place. In every continent and in every small village, there’s some plant that can never be grown by the rest of the world. That’s why we bring you this article to talk about some flowers that are little-less known than roses and daisies but are just as beautiful if not more. 

You’ll be truly glued to your screens after viewing the pictures of these heavenly flowers that start with C. Want to know a little secret? Some of them are even fragrant. Just keep them in a corner and your place will smell amazing. Here’s the list- 

  1. Carpet Bugle 
  2. Cape Primrose
  3. Chocolate Cosmos
  4. Coral Bells
  5. Crape Myrtle
  6. Carnation
  7. Calla Lily
  8. Cow Parsley
  9. Crocus
  10. Columbine
  11. Clematis
  12. California Poppy
  13. Canadian Violet

Not only are these flowers filled with colors, one of them has even been awarded. That’s true! As surprising as that might be, there are many things you don’t know about these flowers that start with C. Let’s begin the article and read thoroughly. 

13 Eye-Catching Flowers That Start With C

Some of these flowers are awarded, some change color and some are fragrant. WOW! I never thought flowers that start with C would bring such exciting facts. 

Also, if you love chocolates then we have a perfect surprise for you below. Shh! We’re not going to tell it now. 

Give yourself a treat and go through all these gorgeous flowers once. Enjoy!!

1. Carpet Bugle 

Carpet Bugle are plants known for their blue-colored foliage. It’s not exactly blue you’ll be looking into. There are shades of purple, violet, grey, and even green that attract people to Carpet Bugle. 

Carpet Bugle; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardening Know How

This evergreen plant can be grown anywhere in your garden, from the corners that get minimum sunlight to the areas that have full sun all day long. It just needs a little moisture in the soil and it can grow healthy anywhere. 

Still, if we were to choose the best place for growing Carpet Bugle we would say under the trees, where the soil is moist and the light is also limited. 

It is the only one among the flowers that start with C that has spikes. Do give it a try and have a luscious blue tinge in your gardens. It will look amazing! I Promise! 

Scientific NameAjuga reptans
Mature SizeUp to 3 feet tall
Flower ColorBlue
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementPartial shade to full shade
USDA Hardiness Zone5-9

Also, read 9 Breathtaking Flowers That Start With P | Better Than Roses & Daisies

2. Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose is a vibrant evergreen plant native to South Africa. Its flowers are as showy as they are graceful. Coming in pink, purple, and even blue, Cape Primrose usually has five petals with ombre shade. 

Cape Primrose; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: gardening etc.

It has a blooming period of 8 months in a year. So it’s a perfect choice for all the flower lovers, from this list of flowers that start with C.

Although Cape Primrose needs bright light to grow, it can only take that in an indirect way. Corners are the best place for growing these babies. Foliage should be sprayed with water regularly for healthy growth. 

Scientific NameStreptocarpus
Mature SizeUp to 1 foot tall
Flower ColorPurple, pink, blue
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining, fertile
Light RequirementPartial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone10-11

3. Chocolate Cosmos

Do you love chocolate? Would you like to smell chocolate all day long? 

For those of you who love chocolates and crave them every second of their lives, I have brought the best gift for you. Chocolate Cosmos is a lovely plant that not only looks like chocolate but also smells like chocolate. Isn’t this the best thing you read today? 

Chocolate Cosmos; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardeners’ World

Usually, it is grown in gardens, but you can grow a healthy Chocolate Cosmos plant in a pot too. The flowers of this pretty plant are dark red-colored and have a velvet-like texture. Without giving it a thought, you should look for ways you can grow it inside your home. Keep it at a place where you can smell it often, like close to your window or tables. 

Chocolate Cosmos need full sun to grow fully, that’s why they are more likely to grow healthy outside. In that case, you should plant them smartly so that they have maximum sunlight and are close to your doors and windows as well (if you have a garden).

Scientific NameCosmos Atrosanguineus
Mature SizeUp to 3 feet tall
Flower ColorDark red
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementFertile, well-draining
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone7-10

4. Coral Bells

Coral Bells is a quite astonishing perennial plant with eye-striking foliage. The leaves of Coral Bells are colorful giving the plant a very distinct look from the other flowers that start with C. 

Coral Bells; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Everett Herald

Coral Bells come in bright scarlet, orange with yellow borders, and dark purple colors. Now, this plant blooms from spring to winter with its pink and white blossoms. It’s a great choice for the lazy ones of us because they require the minimum amount of attention after they are planted. 

There are more than 30 species of Coral bells and almost all of them are native to North America. Coral bells are also called Alumroot. 

You should try growing these exquisite flowers in your garden bed as they are easy to grow and that’s why you’ll be able to keep Coral Bells healthy for a long time. 

Scientific NameHeuchera
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorCream, pink, white
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining, rich
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-9

5. Crape Myrtle

An Award-Winning Flower! 

Crape Myrtle is a shrub that has a more ornamental look than any of the other flowers that start with C. It is only found in luscious pink and is filled with these flowers at the tip of branches. Its flower branch also has pink seeds that look like berries, giving it a rich look.

Crape Myrtle; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: The Spruce

It is probably a single plant whose leaves change color. In spring the leaves of Crape Myrtle are in shades of red, in summer it is close to purple and in winters it becomes orange. Such a magical world! 

Crape Myrtle has received the Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. This gives us all the more reason to grow this special plant. You will definitely want to grow it after knowing that this flowering plant resists pests and diseases, making it a perfect choice among the flowers that start with C. 

Scientific NameLagerstroemia Indica
Mature SizeUp to 12 feet tall
Flower ColorPink/purple
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone6-9

6. Carnation

Carnation is a heavenly flower in every sense. It is abundant in both its bloom and fragrance. Besides the fact that it has been on earth for more than 2000 years, Carnation symbolized many other things even before that time. 

Carnation; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
PickupFlowers

The original Carnation was Purple-pink but because of modern sciences, today, we have it in yellow, white, red, orange, and green color. The flower is named ‘Dianthus’ which means flower of the gods. But why? 

In Christianity, it is believed that the first Carnation originated from the tears of the Virgin Mary. It happened when Christ was crucified and the flowers represent the labor pain and the love of a mother for her child. It is glorified in many cultures all around the world but France. 

In France, Carnations are a symbol of ill omens and are used in funeral bouquets. You can believe in any of the religious beliefs but no one can deny that these flowers are extremely pretty and will make any garden look fuller and better. It is one of the amazing flowers that start with C. 

Scientific NameDianthus caryophyllus
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorYellow, white, pink, orange, red, purple
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining, slightly alkaline
Light RequirementFull sun
USDA Hardiness Zone5-10

7. Calla Lily

Flowers that look perfect but are just as dangerous! Calla Lily is a beautiful plant to grow but to be blunt, it’s not for everyone. It is native to South Africa but now it is grown everywhere around the world in favorable conditions. 

Calla Lily; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Gardening know How

Out of all the flowers that start with C, Calla Lilies are the only ones that are popular for being used in bridal bouquets. They are excellent cut flowers and have a long vase life. 

Calla Lilies are not flowers to be precise, instead, they are spathes. Coming back to the danger. It is not recommended to grow Calla Lily if you have children and pets in your home. Every part of these plants is extremely toxic. 

It has oxalic acid which can cause nausea, vomiting, and swelling of the tongue when eaten. 

If you decide to grow these plants, take care that no part of Calla Lily is eaten, specifically by children and pets. 

Scientific NameZantedeschia
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorWhite, yellow, orange, red, purple, pink
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone8-10

8. Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley is a delicate flower that doesn’t last long but will fill your garden between springs and summers. It doesn’t have the usual petal-sepal structure, rather Cow Parsley grows into lacy blooms. 

Cow Parsley; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: iStock

It will grow in any soil, doesn’t require much care, and is the best plant for the lazy ones among you. (If you are reading about flowers that start with C on the internet, who are you kidding, you are lazy)

Cow Parsley will rebloom itself, grow easily from seed, and will even self seed itself. (This one really doesn’t need you for anything). Just plant it once and enjoy its umbrella bloom.

Scientific NameAnthriscus sylvestris
Mature SizeUp to 5 feet tall
Flower ColorWhite
Water RequirementAverage water needs
Soil RequirementWell-draining soil
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone7-10

9. Crocus

A flower that interacts with the environment! 

Crocus is a magical flower that has an ombre shade on its petals. From white to purple and yellow in the middle, it surely looks as fresh as it can be. Crocus, the seventh one on the list of flowers that start with C, interacts with the environment it is around. 

Crocus; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Dengarden

It opens and closes its petals according to the light. Many flowers open up only in the sun but that’s not the case with Crocus. This flower opens in light, even if it is not directly falling on it. When there is rain or at the time of evening, it closes its petals and waits for the light to bloom. 

It’s a short plant and has grass-like features. The plant can bloom in various seasons (depends on the variety). Even if you got a Crocus plant that doesn’t grow in all the seasons, know that it reblooms annually at least. So you will have your bloom even if comes a little late. 

Scientific NameCrocus
Mature SizeUp to 4 feet tall
Flower ColorYellow, white, purple
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-8

10. Columbine

I promise you haven’t seen anything like it. 

Columbine is a perennial plant which means that it has lasted longer than many generations on earth. If you ever visit the rocky mountains in the United States, you’ll definitely find some Columbine along the way. 

Columbine; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: House Method

Although these babies with white petals and purple sepals grow in the wild, they can easily be grown in our homes. Areas around the Northern Hemisphere are perfect for growing Columbine. This one from the flowers that start with C can thrive even if it receives only partial shade. 

Columbine was named after the dove. Why? The reason is unknown but we know that flowers that grow in spring have a little more important than the others. 

Humans are not the only beings that love Columbine. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees love to thrive around these beauties because of their rich nectar. 

Scientific NameAquilegia vulgaris
Mature SizeUp to 2 feet tall
Flower ColorPink, purple, white, yellow, red
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone3-8

11. Clematis

Do you want a flowering plant that’s quick to grow and blooms in abundance? We know that’s a yes and we have a perfect plant for you. Clematis flowers are usually purple in color and grab everyone’s attention quickly. Its four big petals will make your garden look fuller and since it’s a climber it can be grown even to the walls.

Clematis; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Millcreek Gardens

Clematis is among those flowers that start with C that don’t require much care and effort. It is also popular for the same reason. Its ability to survive multiple climates makes it a perfect choice for all of us.

What else do you need? A low-maintenance plant with large and showy flowers will make any balcony or garden look amazing. You must try growing it.   

Scientific NameClematis
Mature SizeUp to 6 feet tall
Flower ColorPink, blue, purple, white
Water RequirementMaintain moist soil
Soil RequirementWell-draining
Light RequirementFull sun to partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zone4-9

12. California Poppy

California Poppy is a flower famous for its golden tinge and has many names because of the same reason. This one on the list of flowers that start with C is the California State Flower and after looking at its picture, you can definitely understand why it is so. 

California Poppy; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: Lady Science

California Poppy has been the state flower since 1903 and is used for many purposes. The oil derived from Golden Poppy seeds is used for cooking, painting, and even in soaps. 

Golden Poppy, La Amapola, Copa de Oro (Cup of Gold) are the other names of California Poppy. It is one of the earliest wildflowers to grow in gardens. It is called Flame Flower because of its elongated cup shape and golden color.

After looking at this one, you’ll surely want to grow it in your garden and look at it all day long. We recommend you to grow it (if possible) because the royal look of the Golden Poppy can never be replaced with any other flower. 

Scientific NameEschscholzia californica
Mature SizeOne and a half foot tall 
Flower ColorOrange, yellow, red, pink, white
Water RequirementLow (maintain a moist texture)
Soil RequirementSandy, well-drained
Light RequirementFull Sun
USDA Hardiness Zone6–10

13. Canadian Violet

Canadian Violet is a safe flower that can never go wrong with your interiors. Its white color and plain white petals are simply perfect. But there’s something more to this little white flower than its beauty. Any guesses? This one from our list of flowers that start with C is fragrant. Little beauty that smells like heaven.  

Canadian Violet; 13 Captivating Flowers That Start With C
Source: iNaturalist

The flowers of Canadian Violet are edible and can be used to make jelly. You’ll be amazed to see that these blossoms have a tinge of purple on the backside of their heart-shaped petals. 

Canadian Violet is one of the endangered plants in New Jersey, Maine, and Illinois. So, if you can grow them in your gardens you’ll be doing great help to conserve them. 

Scientific NameViola Canadensis
Mature SizeOne and a half foot tall 
Flower ColorWhite
Water RequirementAverage
Soil RequirementChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand & Well-drained
Light RequirementLight sunshade
USDA Hardiness Zone3-8

Wrapping Up

I hope you enjoyed reading this article on “Captivating Flowers That Start With C.” All the flowers in this list are my absolute favorite and I would love to have all of them in my garden. (if that’s possible). It’s impossible to choose one favorite front this list but just in case you have one, tell us in the comment section about it.

You can also share this article with your friends who are nature lovers. Have a Blooming Day!

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