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60+ Beautiful Flowers that Start with H: Ultimate Collection

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This is the ultimate collection of over 60 common flowers, that start with H. From perennial hibiscus to easy-to-grow hosta, these different types of flowers add beauty and charm to your garden.

Whether you’re a gardener looking for easy-to-grow plants or someone who wants to surprise their girlfriend with a bouquet featuring flowers that share her name, this list has something for you. From the simple hyacinth to the elegant heliotrope, you’ll discover various beautiful options to brighten up gardens or express your feelings through a thoughtful bouquet.

Let’s explore the captivating honeysuckle, the fragrant heather, or the attractive hortensia that await you on this journey through the flower world that starts with “H.”


List of flowers that start with H

Here’s a list of flower names that begin with the letter H in alphabetic order.


Hamamelis, commonly known as Witch Hazel, is a unique and versatile shrub known for its late-winter to early-spring blooming period when its spidery fragrant flowers appear before its leaves. Witch Hazel is renowned for its astringent properties, and I love to add it to my facial toner or these chocolate bath bombs.

hamamelis witch-hazel
hamamelis witch-hazel


Habenaria, also known as Rein Orchid, is an elegant and diverse group of orchids known for their intricate and often fragrant blooms. These terrestrial orchids are admired worldwide for their delicate appearance, making them a favorite among orchid enthusiasts and collectors.

Habenaria longicorniculata

Blood Lily (Haemanthus coccineus)

Known for its vibrant, scarlet-red flower clusters, Haemanthus coccineus is often called the April Fool Flower or Blood Lily due to its striking color. It’s native to Southern Africa and is an excellent choice for gardeners seeking bold and colorful blooms. While their appearance is captivating, some Haemanthus coccineus plants are known for emitting an unpleasant odor from their flowers, which is a part of their reproductive strategy to attract specific pollinators.

Haemanthus coccineus
Haemanthus coccineus

Paintbrush Lily (Haemanthus albiflos)

Haemanthus albiflos is sometimes called “Paintbrush Lily” because of its unique and eye-catching flower heads, resembling an artist’s paintbrush at work. Their flowers are white or pinkish. It’s also native to Southern Africa and adds a touch of elegance to gardens.

Haemanthus albiflos

Hare’s ear (Bupleurum rotundifolium)

Hare’s Ear, scientifically known as Bupleurum, is a genus of flowering plants that includes both annuals and perennials. They got their name “Hare’s Ear” due to the shape and texture of their leaves, which is thought to resemble the furry ear of a hare or rabbit. 

Irish Heath (Daboecia cantabrica)

Irish Heath is known for its charming pink to purple bell-shaped flowers and its ability to thrive in acidic soils. It is native to western Europe, including Ireland and western Scotland, and has adapted to various coastal and upland habitats.

Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix)

Common Heath is recognized for its vibrant pink to dark purple blossoms and is a valuable nectar source for pollinators. Interestingly, it has cultural significance and is the county flower of Surrey in England.



Heather refers to small, evergreen shrubs belonging to the genus Calluna and Erica. There are over 100 different species of Heather flowers. They have cultural and historical significance in Scotland. In Scotland, heather-covered landscapes are often referred to as “heather moors” or “heathlands”. 

Additionally, heather honey, produced by bees that feed on heather blossoms, is a prized Scottish delicacy known for its unique flavor.

Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)

Bell Heather features beautiful pink to purple bell-shaped flowers and is often found in wet heathlands. It has been used historically for thatching roofs and as bedding material due to its soft, springy texture.

Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)
Bell Heather (Erica cinerea)

Heartleaf bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

Heartleaf Bergenia, scientifically known as Bergenia cordifolia, is a hardy perennial plant appreciated for its attractive, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of pink or red, but can also be white flowers. This low-maintenance plant is known for its ability to thrive in shade or partial shade, making it a versatile choice for gardeners. 

Heartleaf bergenia flowers attract butterflies and are perfect for mass plantings in large flower beds or slopes.

hearleaf Bergenia (Bergenia_cordifolia)
hearleaf Bergenia (Bergenia_cordifolia)

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Heavenly Bamboo, also known as Nandina domestica, is a versatile evergreen shrub. It is not a true bamboo but gets its name from its bamboo-like appearance. It has lacy, fern-like foliage, which changes color throughout the year, ranging from vibrant green in the summer to red, orange, or burgundy in the fall and winter.

Heavenly bamboo (Nandina_domestica)
Heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Hedychium coronarium

Another plant with botanical names that start with the letter H is Hedychium, commonly known as Ginger Lily. It is a genus of flowering plants in the Zingiberaceae family. These tropical and subtropical plants are prized for their beautiful, fragrant flowers and lush foliage. Hedychium species typically produce large, showy flower spikes in various colors, including white, yellow, orange, and red. In addition to their attractive appearance, some species of Hedychium are also used in traditional medicine and perfumery due to their aromatic properties.

Hedychium coronarium
Hedychium coronarium

Helenium Autumnale (Common Sneezeweed)

Helenium, commonly known as Sneezeweed, has vibrant and daisy-like flowers that come in shades of yellow, orange, and red, attracting pollinators like butterflies and bees. This hardy perennial is named Sneezeweed not because it causes sneezing but due to its historical use in making snuff, a substance inhaled that could induce sneezing when finely ground from its dried leaves.

Helenium autumnale
Plant – Helenium autumnale

Helenium puberulum (Rosilla)

Helenium puberulum, commonly known as Rosilla, is a wildflower recognized for its charming daisy-like flowers. The main difference between Common Sneezeweed and Rosilia is the color of their petals. Sneezweed has bright yellow to orange-yellow flowers, while Rosilla displays a wider range of colors, including yellow, orange, and red.

In addition, sneezweed grows taller and is often found in wetter habitats, while Rosilla is shorter and prefers drier environments, such as open fields and grasslands.

Helenium puberulum
Helenium puberulum

Helianthemum nummularium (Rock Rose)

Helianthemum, commonly known as Rock Rose, is a sun-loving, drought-tolerant perennial plant known for its vibrant, saucer-shaped flowers. Rock Roses are often found in rocky and arid habitats, and they are valued for their ability to thrive in challenging conditions, like rock gardens or dry landscapes.

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Helianthus (Sunflower)

Helianthus, commonly known as Sunflower, is a well-known and iconic genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Sunflower is renowned for its large and radiant flowers, typically bright yellow with dark centers, and its unique ability to track the sun’s movement across the sky during the day. These iconic flowers have cultural significance, symbolizing happiness and vitality, and their seeds are valued both as a nutritious snack and a versatile culinary ingredient. Their catchy blooms are source of inspiration for crafting catchy captions for the realm of Instagram. 

Helichrysum (Strawflower)

Helichrysum, or Strawflower, is prized for its papery-textured, long-lasting flowers that retain vibrant colors when dried, perfect for decorative arrangements. These drought-tolerant plants are known for their enduring beauty, making them a favored choice for ornamental purposes and crafts.

Heliconia bloom

Heliconia, also called Lobster Claw or Parrot’s Beak, is prized for its brightly colored bracts resembling lobster claws or parrot beaks. These striking tropical plants are popular for their vibrant appearance in gardens and floral arrangements.


Heliotropium arborescens (Heliotrope or Cherry pie plant)

Heliotropium arborescens, commonly known as the Cherry Pie Plant, is renowned for its fragrant, deep purple or violet flowers that emit a sweet, cherry-like scent. This leafy shrub produces large, showy, round clusters of tiny flowers in shades of blue, violet, purple, or white.

Different types of flowers Hellebores

If you are thinking about flowers starting with letter h, this genus contains 53 accepted species of flowering plants commonly called helleborine.

Hellebore (Lenten rose)

Hellebore, or Lenten Rose, is a perennial flowering plant that blooms in early spring with charming bowl-shaped flowers in various colors. These shade-loving perennials add early-season color and thrive in less sunny garden areas.

Hellebore (Lenten rose)
Hellebore (Lenten rose)

Hellebore (Ivory Prince)

Helleborus’ Ivory Prince’ is a captivating cultivar known for its nodding ivory or pale green flowers and dark green foliage. This Lenten Rose blooms in late winter and early spring, brightening gardens during the colder months. Ivory Prince is cherished by gardeners for its winter beauty and suitability for shaded areas.

Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)

Christmas Rose is another famous Hellebore species, often blooming in late winter, sometimes even around Christmas. It features pure white or pale pink flowers that contrast beautifully with its dark green leaves.

Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)

Heloniopsis (False lily of the valley)

These plants belong to the same family (Melanthiaceae) as true lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis), but they are not closely related botanically. Despite their similar appearance, they are distinct genera. This similarity in appearance has led to the common name “False Lily of the Valley” for Heloniopsis. It’s a great example of how different plant species can evolve similar features in response to similar environmental conditions, a phenomenon known as convergent evolution.


Hepatica nobilis (Liverwort)

Liverwort is a genus of perennials in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), comprising around seven species of herbaceous plants.

Hepatica, also known as Liverwort, is a charming spring wildflower typical for its low-growing, rounded leaves and delicate, cup-shaped flowers ranging from white to purple color. This perennial plant is a native woodland species that often signals the arrival of spring with its early blooms. The name “Hepatica” is derived from the resemblance of its three-lobed leaves to the shape of the human liver. It rose to the common belief in traditional herbal medicine that it could be used to treat liver ailments, hence the name “Liverwort.”

Hepatica nobilis (Liverwort)
Hepatica nobilis (Liverwort)


Some of the unique flowers that start with the letter H include Hesperaloe, often referred to as Red Yucca, which is known for its striking, long, slender stalks bearing clusters of tubular, red, or coral-colored flowers, adding a touch of desert-inspired elegance to xeriscape gardens. These drought-tolerant succulents are prized for their low-maintenance and resilience in arid landscapes.

Hesperantha Red (Kaffir lily)

Despite its common name, it is not botanically related to true lilies (Lilium spp.). Kaffir Lily is part of the Iridaceae family and is native to South Africa. Its vibrant flowers and long-lasting blooms have made it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements and gardens.

Hesperantha Red kaffir Lily
Red kaffir Lily

Hesperantha coccinea (Cape tulip)

Hesperantha coccinea, commonly known as Cape Tulip, is recognized for its dazzling, tulip-shaped flowers that bloom in various vivid colors, including red, orange, and pink. These showy perennials are native to South Africa and are admired for their striking appearance. However, it’s worth noting that Cape Tulip can be invasive in some regions, which is an important consideration for gardeners.

Tulips often appear in inspirational quotes.

Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s rocket)

Hesperis, also known as Dame’s Rocket, is famous for its fragrant and charming four-petaled flowers that come in shades of purple, pink, and white, often forming eye-catching clusters. These biennial and perennial plants are beloved for their sweet scent and are frequently found in cottage gardens and wildflower meadows. 


Herb Robert

Herb Robert, scientifically known as Geranium robertianum, is a common wildflower and herbaceous plant found in various regions worldwide. It’s recognized for its delicate, deeply lobed leaves, small pink or violet flowers, and distinctive spicy aroma.

Herb Robert
Herb Robert

Heterotheca villosa (Hairy false golden aster)

Heterotheca, commonly known as Golden Aster, is noted for its bright and cheerful daisy-like flowers with vibrant yellow petals surrounding a central disk. These hardy perennials are prized for their ability to thrive in various soil conditions and are a favorite among pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Hairy Falso Golden Aster
Hairy Falso Golden Aster

Heterotheca sessiliflora (Sessileleaf Golden Aster)

Heterotheca sessiliflora, commonly known as the Sessileleaf Golden Aster, is a wildflower recognized for its radiant yellow flowers and sessile (stalkless) leaves. This native perennial is often found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands, and it contributes to the beauty and ecological diversity of these natural habitats.


With over hundreds of species, Hibiscus belongs to a diverse and widely recognized genus of plants from the mallow family Malvaceae. Hibiscus is known for its large, showy, and often colorful blossoms. Here are a few hibiscus species:


Hibiscus acetosella (African Rose Mallow)

This is a striking variety of hibiscus with deeply lobed, burgundy leaves and vibrant red or pink flowers. This plant adds a bold flair to gardens and is appreciated for its unique foliage and blossoms.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese Hibiscus)

This is one of the most well-known species, often grown as a houseplant or in tropical gardens. It features large, colorful flowers and glossy leaves. Chinese Hibiscus is a popular ornamental plant available in various colors.

Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)

This deciduous shrub produces beautiful, hollyhock-like flowers in various colors, including shades of white or yellow. It’s a popular landscaping plant.

Hieracium (Hawkweed)

Hieracium, commonly known as Hawkweed, is a genus of flowering plants with bright yellow, dandelion-like flowers. These wildflowers are often found in meadows, grasslands, and open woodland areas. They reproduce rapidly through seeds and runners, and some species are potentially invasive in certain regions. 

Hieracium (Hawkweed)
Hieracium (Hawkweed)

Hierochloe (Sweetgrass)

Hierochloe is a fragrant grass known for its pleasant, sweet, vanilla-like scent when dried. Sweetgrass is often associated with spiritual rituals and purification ceremonies and used for smudging or weaving into braids or baskets. It can be found in wetlands and open areas in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)

Hippeastrum, commonly known as Amaryllis, is a genus of bulbous plants famous for its large, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a wide array of colors, including red, pink, white, and orange. Amaryllis bulbs are often forced to bloom indoors, making them a favorite choice for holiday decorations and gifts.

Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)
Hippeastrum (Amaryllis)


Hollyhock, a beloved flower starting with ‘H,’ graces gardens with its tall spikes of colorful blooms.” “I’ve chosen to list three of the most known hollyhock species for their timeless charm.” “These vibrant flowers, found in shades of pink, red, white, and yellow, add vertical interest to gardens.”

Common Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Hollyhock is a tall, stately biennial or perennial plant known for its impressive spires of large, colorful, and often double flowers. These towering spikes of blossoms range from pink, purple, red, and yellow, to white. Hollyhocks are a classic cottage garden favorite, adding vertical interest and a vibrant splash of color to gardens. Pollinators like bees and butterflies also belove them.


Russian Hollyhock (Alcea rugosa)

Russian Hollyhock is a robust and hardy hollyhock species with bright flowers and a long blooming period.

Antwerp Hollyhock (Alcea ficifolia)

Antwerp Hollyhock is recognized for its large, fig-like leaves and tall spires of flowers in various shades.

Honesty (Lunaria annua)

Honesty, scientifically known as Lunaria annua, is a biennial flowering plant also commonly referred to as “Money Plant” or “Silver Dollar Plant.” This plant is renowned for its distinctive, translucent, and silvery seed pods that resemble coins, which give it its common names. Honesty produces clusters of small, fragrant flowers in shades of pink or purple in the spring. 

Honesty (Lunaria annua)
Honesty (Lunaria annua)

Honeywort (Cerinthe major)

This plant gets its common name, “Honeywort,” from the sweet nectar produced by its flowers, which can attract bees and other pollinators.

It’s a favorite among gardeners for its unusual blue-green foliage and tubular, purple, or blue flower clusters.

Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)

Lonicera japonica is invasive and native to East Asia, with fragrant, tubular flowers that turn creamy. however, it is considered invasive and can harm local ecosystems by displacing native plant species.

Japanese Honeysuckle
Japanese Honeysuckle

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) attracts hummingbirds.

Lonicera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to Asia, Europe and North America.

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), native to North America, has trumpet-shaped, red, orange, or yellow flowers and is not considered invasive.

As the name suggests, trumpet honeysuckle produces trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, orange, or yellow. The flowers are shorter and wider compared to Japanese honeysuckle.

Hummingbirds particularly favor Trumpet Honeysuckle due to its red or orange tubular flowers.

French Honeysuckle (Hedysarum coronarium)

Commonly known as sulla clover, sulla, or French honeysuckle, is a perennial or biennial herbaceous plant that generally grows up to 3 feet tall.

Hooker’s Orchid Cactus

The Hooker Orchid Cactus, scientifically known as Disocactus ackermannii, is a stunning epiphytic cactus species known for its spectacular flowers. These large, showy blossoms typically have bright pink to magenta petals and a contrasting white or pale center, creating a striking visual display.

Horned Violet

Scientifically known as Viola cornuta, is a charming perennial wildflower known for its distinctive horn-like projections on its petals. Horned violets have blooms that are shades of lavender or violet. They are often found in rocky, alpine, or grassy areas and are appreciated for their whimsical appearance and resilience in various habitats.


These shade-loving plants have lush, broad leaves in various shades of green, blue, and variegated patterns. While Hostas do produce flower spikes with bell-shaped flowers, they are primarily grown for their foliage.


Houstonia (Bluets)

Houstonia, commonly known as Bluets, is a genus of wildflowers recognized for its petite, star-shaped, blue or white flowers with yellow centers. These wildflowers’ delicate and serene appearance has led to their association with tranquility and balance in nature. Additionally, they are sometimes used in herbal remedies for their mild astringent properties and as a source of natural dyes for textiles.

Hoya (Wax plant)

Hoya, commonly known as the Wax Plant, is a genus of tropical and subtropical succulent vines or shrubs. These popular houseplants are cherished for their thick, waxy leaves and star-shaped, often fragrant flower clusters. They are often grown in hanging baskets or trained to climb trellises, adding a touch of natural beauty to homes and gardens.

Hoya (Wax plant)
Hoya (Wax plant)

Hoya carnosa (Indian rope plant)

Commonly known as the Indian Rope Plant or Wax Plant, is a specific species of Hoya celebrated for its thick, waxy leaves and twining growth habit. It is often called the “Indian Rope Plant” because of its long, trailing stems that resemble thick ropes. Rope Plants are durable and a favorite choice for indoor gardening and decorative hanging baskets.

Plant Hyacinth


Hyacinth is a fragrant and spring-blooming bulbous plant known for its bell-shaped flowers of various colors. Hyacinths have a sweet and intoxicating scent and historical and mythological significance.

Hyacinthoides (Bluebell)

Hyacinthoides, commonly known as Bluebells, spend most of their life cycle underground in the form of bulbs. During the flowering season, which spans from mid-April to late May, they emerge, often in large numbers, to showcase their stunning blossoms. They are associated with ancient and mystical woodlands. In many cultures, Bluebells are considered a symbol of enchantment and magic, and they are sometimes said to ring or chime in the presence of fairies. 

How do Bluebells (Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta) look like?

Hydrangea (Hortensia)

With the common name hydrangea, Hortensia is a genus of more than 75 flowering plants native to the Americas and Asia. It is another group of flowers starting with the “H”. They have large, globe-like flower clusters in various colors, including white, pink, blue, and purple. Hydrangeas change their blooms’ color based on the soil’s pH level. Hydrangeas produce blue flowers in acidic soils, while alkaline soils typically produce pink flowers. 

Hydrangea (Hortensia)
Hydrangea (Hortensia)

Hydrangea (‘Incrediball’)

‘Incrediball’ is a remarkable Hydrangea cultivar celebrated for its enormous, globe-shaped white flower heads. It’s a favorite among gardeners for its stunning appearance and ability to thrive in various conditions.

Hydrangea (‘Nikko Blue’)

‘Nikko Blue’ is a classic Hydrangea variety known for its large, sky-blue blossoms. This cultivar has a timeless appeal and is often used in floral arrangements.

Hydrangea (‘Limelight’)

‘Limelight’ Hydrangea is prized for its unique lime-green flowers that gradually turn pink as they mature. It adds a refreshing and vibrant touch to gardens and bouquets.

Hydrangea (‘Cityline Mars’)

‘Cityline Mars’ is a compact, floriferous Hydrangea with vibrant red-pink mophead flowers. Despite its smaller size, it makes a big impact in garden borders.

Hydrangea (Endless Summer):

‘Endless Summer’ is a popular bigleaf Hydrangea known for its ability to bloom on both old and new wood, extending the flowering season. It offers beautiful blue or pink blooms depending on soil pH.

Hypericum (St. John’s Wort)

 St. John’s Wort, in latin Hypericum Perforatum, is well known herb for depression and anxiety. However this versatile herb, also called Saint Joan’s wort, Touch and Heal, Goatsweed or scare-devil has many other applications. It is used internally in the form of tincture, tea, or capsules or topically as an infused oil or salve.


Hyssopus (Hyssop)

Hyssop is cultivated for its culinary and medicinal uses and is often used as a flavoring herb in cooking and as an herbal remedy in traditional medicine. This herb is also mentioned in ancient texts and religious scriptures and has symbolic and ceremonial significance in various cultures.

List of flowers that start with H
Vladka Merva on November 12th, 2023

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