6 Absolutely Vibrant Flowers That Start With P & Their Secrets

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Ultimately, color is our sensitivity to light and how our minds perceive visible light’s different wavelengths. Longer wavelengths give us oranges and reds, while shorter ones give us blues and violets. Then, between these spectrums are all the other color combinations that we can see in our world. It is no novel idea, however, especially with these six vibrant flowers that start with P, which colors have a powerful effect on both our minds and our bodies.

The impact of color in our lives, especially in the proper context can move us. When correctly applied, your perception of colors can make you and others feel particular emotions and think of specific thoughts. It’s no wonder then how the deep reds in roses, the soft pastels in plumerias, or the light pinks in peonies, have a profound impact on any that look upon them.

With these six vibrant flowers that start with P, you’ll have flowers in your garden or bouquets running the gamut of the color spectrum.

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6 Vibrant Flowers

#1

1. Protea

  • Botanical name: Protea cynaroides
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer to winter

The magnificent Protea takes its name from the Greek god, Proteus, one who could change into many forms. This deity is an apt description as the Protea plant family comes in a vast variety of flowers and foliage. The most astounding would, arguably, be the King Protea. This species earns its royal name for having the largest flower head in its genus as well as its intense colors.

The Protea flower is a strong symbol of courage, diversity, and metamorphosis.

#2

2. Petunia

  • Botanical name: Petunia Sp.
  • Plant Class: Tender perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring to fall

Petunias are a favorite of gardeners and homeowners who display their blooms in hanging baskets and windowsills. The pinks, reds, whites, and purples of petunias, especially multiflora petunias, bloom in profusion leaving you with a bed of bright colors!

The intense colors of petunias symbolize deep passion, but also strong emotions such as anger and pain.

#3

3. Poppy

  • Botanical name: Papaver rhoeas
  • Plant Class: Annual
  • Bloom time: Summer

The poppy flower is a strong testament to the amazing things that come from the humblest of places. The poppy itself is a common flower, even considered a weed, found in fields, ditches, and roadsides. And yet, this little flower has historical “roots” in medicine, religion, and even politics.

The Poppy flower is a symbol of remembrance, especially to fallen soldiers in war. Also, it represents peaceful sleep and resurrection.

#4

4. Pansy

  • Botanical name: Viola x wittrockiana
  • Plant Class: Annual
  • Bloom time: Year-round

Another colorful flower with humble origins is the Pansy. This plant boasts one of the widest arrays of colors on large layered blooms. You could trace the pansy’s roots to the common viola, as horticulturists continue to create even more colorful hybrids of this lovely plant.

The pansy flower, like the poppy, is also a symbol of remembrance but the kind that is between two lovers who long for each other.

#5

5. Plumeria

  • Botanical name: Plumeria
  • Plant Class: Tropical Tree
  • Bloom time: Summer to fall

The fragrant Plumeria flower has a rich history and deep symbolism in many cultures. In Hawaii, for example, plumerias are a favorite for garlands and perfumes. There, the sweet blooms symbolize celebration and marital status.

On the other hand, plumerias in Mayan culture symbolize life and birth.

#6

6. Peony

  • Botanical name: Paeonia
  • Plant Class: Deciduous perennial
  • Bloom time: Late spring to early summer

Personally, the peony is my favorite of the flowers that start with P. It’s hard to put into words the beauty of this plant when its blossoms arrive. American writer Henry Mitchell says of the Peony: “The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty…”

It is no wonder then that the peony represents astounding beauty, love, and honor.

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Hoang Quang

Hello! I’m Quang Hoang and Grow Gardener is my little nook for all the adventures, and occasional misadventures, on my journey in gardening! As I continue to awaken life in little seeds and struggle to keep flora alive, I’ll be here sharing with all of you what I’ve learned! Join me in my little garden, and let’s grow together.

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