6 Of The Most Beautiful Flowers That Start With A & Their Secret Meanings

Learn Their Secrets

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in--what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars” said Victor Hugo. Indeed, the beauty of a garden and flowers to surround you can very much envelope everything we know and love. In your plants are your hard work and your passion for making things grow. What better way to be rewarded than in the wonder of blooms. Have not just one, but many of these earthly stars. So, let’s begin with six beautiful flowers that start with A.

Along the way, we’ll learn what secrets these flowers keep.


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6 Beautiful Flowers that start with A


1. Amaryllis

  • Botanical name: Hippeastrum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Winter to spring

The Amaryllis is known for the lively red and bright white colors. Because of their height and sturdiness, they are used to symbolize love, determination, and strength. The Amaryllis’ botanical name, Hippeastrum, amplifies this characteristic which in Greek means a knight’s star.


2. Aster

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  • Botanical name: Aster
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Late summer and fall

The aster blooms into daisy-like flowers shaped like stars. Despite being commonly found in the wild, asters have a beauty that seems to be curated by nature itself. And it’s fabled that where Virgo scattered stardust over the Earth, aster flowers bloomed. The flower often represents love, firm faith, and wisdom.


3. Azaleas

  • Botanical name: Rhododendron prinophyllum
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Bloom time: Mostly in spring

Azaleas are commonly referred to as royalty among plants due to their bright and powerful colors. They grow quick and sturdy and bloom in massive numbers. The azalea would usually signify femininity, abundant intelligence, and temperance, not unlike a princess developing into a queen.


4. Argyranthemum

  • Botanical name: Argyranthemum frutescens
  • Plant Type: Perennials
  • Bloom time: Spring to fall

Argyranthemums, more commonly known as marguerites or marguerite daisies are a favorite garden plant. Their colors seem to pull spring and summer back after the cold winter. Its name means silvery flowers and they usually carry a meaning of innocence, purity, and the strength to keep secrets.


5. Alstroemeria

  • Botanical name: Alstroemeria
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer

Alstroemerias bloom in a broad spectrum of colors and are more affectionately known as Lily of the Incas. The plant was named after a Swedish baron named Baron Claus von Alstromer, its discoverer. The lily of the Incas signifies friendship due to the twists of its leaves In growth, as friendships also go through similar twists and turns as time passes.


6. Aquilegia

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  • Botanical name: Aster
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Late spring to early summer

Columbines or Aquilegia are wild plants that bloom small delicate flowers. Its name, Aquilegia, is Latin for eagle. And like eagles columbines are hardy perennials that adapt and survive in many different environments.

Yellow Aquilegia symbolize life and happiness while purple one can refer to penance.

Do you have another beautiful flower in mind that starts with A? Is its meaning and symbolize as equally wonderful? Let us know what you think!


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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