7 Of The Most Exquisite Flowers That Start With D & Their Secrets

Exquisite Blooms

Imagine the world without flowers, or the world with only a single variety. No matter the beauty of that flower, it might as well be a blade of grass. So if you’re looking to freshen up your garden with color and variety, why not begin with the flowers that start with D?

Transform your gardens with blossoms that run the gamut of colors and different types. In this list, you’ll see daffodils to dogwoods and the meanings behind their blooms. Also, the links provided will help you plant and grow these beautiful plants!


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1. Daffodil

  • Botanical name: Narcissus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring and winter

Legend tells of a man named Narcissus who, enamored by his own reflection on water, drowns as he tries to capture his beauty. The daffodil was then also called Narcissus due to their beautiful reflection on the water near the place where the man met his fate.

As one of the first flowers to bloom come springtime, daffodils often represent rebirth, beginning anew, and inspiration.


2. Dahlia

  • Botanical name: Narcissus
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer

Growing dahlias can be incredibly addictive. You wouldn’t want to grow just one. Not because they are a narcotic but primarily due to their comeliness and growing them is easier than most flowering plants.

Some say the Dahlia was named after Anders Dahl, a botanist in the 17th century. Furthermore, dahlias represent dignity, especially in difficult times, and abundant gratitude.


3. Daisy

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

The most common daisy would probably be the one that looks like the sun with white petals for rays. However, did you know daisies are two flowers in one? Interestingly, its yellow center with its tiny disc petals is one flower, while the white petals around it is another!

It’s bright and cheerful appearance can signify innocence, purity, and joy.


4. Dandelion

  • Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Bloom time: year-round

Although technically a weed, Dandelions are prized not just for their brilliant flowers but also for their usefulness! Every part of the dandelion, such as its flower, leaves, and roots are important for medicine and food!

Dandelions represent healing due to its medicinal and culinary use. Additionally, it also symbolizes the warmth of the rising sun and the joy and hope that brings.


5. Daphne

  • Botanical name: Daphne Odora
  • Plant Type: Evergreen shrub
  • Bloom time: Late winter to early spring

Gardeners love Daphne, specifically the winter daphne or daphne odora, due to its fragrant blossoms that are reminiscent of rose-citrus perfume. Also a lovely site, Daphne flowers bloom in dense clumps like fleshy globes of pink.

The Daphne flower conveys the meaning of loveliness and sweetness – qualities that bring a smile to your face.


6. Delphinium

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

The tight clumps of Delphinium flowers grow in tall spikes that range in colors of red, yellow, blue and purple. Additionally, their name comes from the Latin word for dolphin, which is due to the plant's nectary resembling the shape of a dolphin.

Delphiniums symbolize the celebration of joy and a positive outlook despite troubles. Careful, though, of young, immature delphiniums and their seeds as they are toxic to both humans and animals.


7. Dogwood Flowers

  • Botanical name: Cornus florida
  • Plant Type: Deciduous Trees or shrubs
  • Bloom time: Spring

Despite only producing flowers in spring, dogwood trees have all-season appeal. They’ve attractive leaves in summer and fall as well as beautiful fruit in late autumn. Also, the dogwood is one of the most popular flowering trees.

The blossoms of the cornus florida signify endurance, reliability, and resilience.


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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