5 Of The Most Fascinating Flowers That Start With H & Their Symbolism

Charmed by the H

Many flowers are more than just pretty sights to observe and admire. Many floweringplants can be quite versatile. Case in points are the favorite flowers that start with H. For example, one of the many uses of the heather plant is beer making. Meanwhile, hydrangeas and hibiscus have many culinary applications. So in addition to their beautiful foliage and attractive blooms, we’ll also look at how practical they can be for many different things.

Giving off a flower not only soaked in loveliness but also meaning, and practical use adds depth to your gift. This depth will bring more appreciation for your bouquet.


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1. Heather

  • Botanical name: Calluna vulgaris
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer to late fall

The Heather was initially despised because of its connection to the poor but has since grown in popularity for its intenselycolored blooms and foliage, as well as its many practical uses. In addition to being an important source of food for various animals, Heather is an essential ingredient in beer-making, besom-making, and heather honey.

Steeped in legend and history, white heathers have come to signify protection and good fortune. Due to Its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, the heather also carries the meaning of healing and good health.


2. Hibiscus

  • Botanical name: Hibiscus sp
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring to late fall

You can easily see the importance of the hibiscus flower as evidenced by its representation of different nations. These countries, namely Malaysia, South Korea, and Haiti all use the Hibiscus as their national flower. Furthermore, hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii.

As for its versatility, especially the tropical variety, we can use hibiscus in both hot and cold teas, various other culinary applications, and as a potent herbal remedy.

Due to their delicate beauty, hibiscus symbolizes femininity, female beauty, and purity.


3. Hebe

  • Botanical name: Hebe speciosa
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer to fall

The name Hebe, pronounced “Hibi,” comes from the name of the Greek goddess of youth, her name meaning “prime of life.” It’s probably appropriate then that the hebe plant, with its evergreen foliage and colorful blooms, takes its name from this eternally young goddess.

The hebe, particularly the hebespeciosa species, is a natural fire retardant or low flammable plant. Hence, fire prevention groups recommend it’s placement around the home as an additional fire protection.

The hebe plant’s namesake gives it the meaning of youthful prime and vitality, as well as the rebirth in springtime


4. Hyacinth

  • Botanical name: Hyacinthus orientalis
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring

Another flower that symbolizes rebirth and spring is the Hyacinth. We would usually grow this floweringplant in clusters and then later fall in love in spring as it blooms in bright colors and emits its sweet fragrance.

Hyacinth is typically toxic, so that plant is first boiled or dried (or a combination of both) to remove toxicity. Afterward, the residue is particularly useful as an herbal medicine.

Hyacinths can represent sincerity and devotion, but also loneliness and jealousy.


5. Hydrangeas

  • Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer and fall

Forming natural bouquets, the fluffy pom-pom-shaped blooms of the hydrangea are a delight to see. The name hydrangea itself means “water barrel,” alluding to both the shape of the blooms and the flowers need for water.

In Japan and Korea, fresh hydrangea leaves are the chief ingredient for herbal tea. The leaves develop a sweet taste as it steeps.

The Hydrangea’s deep character represents gratefulness, grace, and heartfelt emotion.


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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