Flowers bring many wonders to the world. Depending on its color, it represents a variety of things. People may use flowers as decoration, as a hobby, to express their feelings, to make tea, and for medicinal purposes. If these interests you, here are 28 flowers that start with G.
This flower is mainly known as the blanket flower, resembling Native American blanket patterns. It is effortless to take care of, even if you are in tropical or scorching places.
They love the sun and are highly tolerant of drought. Many people grow Gaillardia in their garden to add vibrancy. The flowers have a sunflower-like core, while the petals are slender and can be pink or orange with yellow tips.
2. Galax Urceolata
The Galax Urceolata is a slow-growing conifer native to the South East states of America, such as New York. However, they also grow in the shaded places of the Appalachian Mountains. Each flower has five white petals.
The flowers grow in a dense, narrow stalk that can elongate up to 50 cm and blooms from late spring to early summer. Due to this arrangement, some people call the flower’ wandflower’.
3. Garden Balsam
The main reason most people grow this plant is for medical purposes. While the leaves juice cures skin diseases, the flowers can help with burns. This wildflower is common in India, Myanmar, and Southern California.
The flower can be pink, white, red, or purple and blooms after the first autumnal rain. The delicate flower hides behind the leaves, so gardeners mostly cut some leaves to reveal the blooms.
4. Garden Heliotrope
Not many people have Garden Heliotrope in their garden anymore. It is native to Colombia and Peru and blooms during the length of summer up to the first frost.
They are tiny and grow in clusters of pale lavender or white. These flowers are famous for their sweet scent of vanilla or cherry pie. However, the plant and the flower are poisonous, and thus people cannot eat them.
5. Garden Phlox
Gardeners use Garden Phlox to enhance the color of their garden during summer. It has various popping colors, such as red, orange, purple, pink, and white, with a contrasting color in the middle.
The stems that hold the flowers can grow up to three feet tall. This flower is native to the eastern and central parts of America but can also grow in different regions with plenty of sun.
6. Garden pinks
There are 16 varieties of Garden Pinks that you may find in different areas. Each kind has other structures and flower features. People use this flower as a border to their garden. Even though there are different kinds of pink, they all have a fragrant scent, love the sun, and are commonly bi-color with pink. Most kinds start to bloom in the spring or early summer.
7. Garden Verbena
Garden Verbena is mainly seen in the months between June to September and loves receiving plenty of sunshine. Planting this in the fall will ensure that the plant will not freeze. The flowers are bi-colored, meaning they have two colors of the vast array of hues that includes red, pink, blue, white, purple, and apricot. They grow in clusters with lance-shaped leaves.
Gardenia is a shrub native to the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and Australia. It can grow 5 to 6 feet tall and has a strong floral scent that people use for perfumes or candles.
Although it is typically white, some might have yellow flowers. Gardenias are very sensitive to cold, so people move them indoors during winter and bring them out during summer.
The name Gaura came from the Greek word ‘gauros’ or superb. It was formerly known as Gaura Lindheimeri, but most people call it bee blossom or whirling butterfly.
This plant originally came from North America. It is low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for those just starting their hobby. The plant has long stems with white or pink flowers growing on the end.
10. Gas Plant
The gas plant has a unique characteristic as a plant. It produces much oil in the summer that is flammable. Too much heat may easily catch the plant on fire; thus, people call it the burning bush.
They usually grow in Southern Europe, North Africa, and some places in Asia with warm woodland. It blossoms into beautiful tiny pink or white flowers with five petals on a stalk.
Gazania has warm colored flowers and loves the full sun’s warmth. The flowers bloom in the late spring, just before the summer hits. They are initially from Southern Africa, thus also called African daisies. However, it also grows in the fields of golf courses as it can tolerate sandy soils. It has a striking yellow or orange color with brown highlights in the middle.
The Gentian or Gentiana acaulis flower is a large bell-shaped with a stunning deep blue color found primarily in mountain regions.
They strive with full sun and in chalky but well-draining soil as it is what they get from the mountain areas. Gardeners take care of this plant for medicinal purposes despite being a great garden decoration. Gentian is known for curing digestion problems and headaches.
13. Geoffroea decorticans
Geoffroea decorticans, known as Chañar, is a small tree that grows up to 8 meters or 25 feet tall and has small, papery yellow flowers. They develop in groups and are more observable in the spring, which eventually becomes a fruit that has a sweet and pleasant taste. The tree grows primarily in South America and is most common in arid woodlands.
Geranium is a great flower to grow if a person doesn’t have a garden, as it can also grow indoors. It is a beautiful ornamental plant that most people like to display on their balconies or window boxes.
They come in pink, purple, red, and white, while some have two colors in one flower. Geranium is scattered in different parts of the world as long as the place is temperate.
15. Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera jamesoni or Gerbera daisies are mainly red, orange, or white and commonly grow in South Africa. However, gardeners use hybridization techniques which produce more colors and variants of this flower.
They had created four classes of this flower: single, semi-double, double, and spider. They bloom from late spring until autumn. During the winter, the plant will need warmth to keep them healthy until spring.
The Germander Shrub or Teucrium Fruticans grows 4 to 8 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. They originated from the western and central Mediterranean and Eurasia under the full sun, which affects their height.
They bloom pink, blue, purple, or white flower with complimenting gray-green foliage during summer and fall. The flower and its foliage make a great accent plant to place with other flowers.
17. Glade Purple Coneflower
Glade purple coneflower or pale purple coneflower is native to the east-central United States. This wildflower looks like a sunflower with hanging pale-purple to rose color petals and yellow pollens.
The flowers are attached to long stalks that may grow up to 12 inches long. They start to bloom in May until July, and they strive in full sun. They can tolerate drought, and simple garden soil will suffice.
18. Globe Flower
Globe Flowers, also known as Trollius, is a rare buttercup flower native to North America that blooms in late spring or early summer. However, despite blooming in a warm season, they prefer high humidity. Maintaining this flower will require moist soil or spraying the plant frequently. The flower got its name from the yellow flowers’ unique global or ball shape.
19. Globe thistle
The globe thistle or blue globe has gold ball-sized spherical or global blue flower heads with spiky petals. Aside from its unique flowers, the globe thistle also has uncommon bicolor leaves with a green top and white undersides.
They initially grew in Europe, east and central Asia, and the African mountains. They bloom during summer and need full sun for at least six hours to retain their shape.
Godetia, also known as the satin flower, can be found in the western states of North America. They are easy to grow from seeds, grow fast, and bloom in summer. You can see the flowers in as early as 90 days if you plant them in autumn. The flowers have cup shapes and delicate, papery petals that can be pink, purple, red, or white.
21. Golden Dew Drop
This beautiful tropical flowering shrub blossoms blue or white flowers that droop down like vines and has yellow berries that hang, which gave the name Golden Dew Drop.
Although berries are edible for birds, they are harmful to humans. It starts to bloom during summer and ends in fall. However, it blooms all year in the tropics as they love the full sun with fertile and moist soils.
22. Golden Knee Flower
The bright yellow color of the Golden Knee flower’s five petals makes people call the plant ‘Goldenstar.’ The flower can only grow up to 1.5 inches in diameter.
This daisy-looking flower grows initially in the woodlands of Pennsylvania. The bloom time is divided into spring and fall as it becomes deadhead during summer. They need moist soil frequently with little sun time or with shade.
As the name suggests, these small, golden flowers grow in a rod. The plant is slim and can grow from 1.5 to 5 feet tall while 1 to 3 feet wide. To avoid the stalk to flop, gardeners mostly use stakes as support.
It commonly grows in North America and blooms in late summer until fall. It is low maintenance as it cannot easily acquire disease and tolerate different climate conditions.
This flower makes a significant annual cut flower as it is easy to take care and the flower can stay alive for two weeks in a vase. Many florists grow this plant as it is a sustainable source to use as an accent piece. The small flowers come in muted pastel colors, bright pink, purple, or white. It has a ball shape, which gained the name ‘globe amaranths.’
25. Grape Hyacinth
The Grape Hyacinth got its name from the appearance of its flowers. It blossoms in clusters of stunning purple flowers in an urn shape, which resembles a bunch of grapes.
There are also varieties of flowers that come in blue, white, or yellow. Gardeners use this plant as an excellent ground cover that flower in April or May and can grow indoors, provided that they receive the moisture they need.
26. Great Periwinkle
Great periwinkle is an excellent groundcover plant that grows in the Northern Hemisphere and Western Mediterranean. It only grows about 10 inches tall but spreads wide.
The leaves are dark green with white edges while the flower is periwinkle, the color between blue and purple, with white spots. Great periwinkle blooms in springtime and loves the full sun with medium moisture level.
Grevillea, or spider flowers, is one of the unique flowers. Aside from the different flower appearance that resembles a brush, the flowers bloom all year long and are more breathtaking during spring with a beautiful pink and yellow color. It is native to Australia but can also grow in other parts of the world as long as it receives sunshine, and the wind is not too harsh.
Gumamela, more popular by the name hibiscus, is a bell-shaped tropical flower that grows 4 to 10 inches wide. It has five petals with broad leaves and may come in red, pink, or white colors.
The flower is self-fertilizing as each one has its stamen and ovary. Gumamela is native to Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines and is the national flower of Malaysia and Hawaii.
Aren’t flowers attractive? There is so much to learn about them. Some are fascinating, especially regarding their uses, the origin of their name, and how some are easy to grow. These 28 flowers that start with G are just a portion of the various flower species.