The Flowers That Start With Q: 4 Of The Most Regal
God Save the Queens
In our list of flowers that start with Q, we find ourselves facing, not diamonds in the rough, but royalty. Two on our list are great sentinels that will grow into beautiful trees with blooms that befit their names.
But what makes a queen? Some say a crown; others say a kingdom. With our four regal flowers, however, it is their dominance over their kind in size, color, and grandeur. They are the alpha blooms, the cream of the crop. These plants are the biggest, most vibrant, or most spectacular of their species that they are true sovereigns.
Although people may know these flowers that start with Q by other names, theirsuperb qualities still shine through.
Hence, the gardener that wishes to add some excellence to their collection of blooms, or a particularly kingly, or queenly, tropical tree to their garden (or estate), look no further than these four flowering plants.
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4 Regal Flowering Plants
- Botanical name: Lagerstroemia speciosa
- Plant Class: Deciduous tropical tree
- Bloom time: Summer
This beautiful landscape tree will surely standout with its pink or purple racemes of flowers, reminiscent of finecrepe paper.
Queen’s crape myrtle is also as useful as it is splendid. Its red-brown wood is valuable timber that is useful for boats, furniture, and houses. Also, both the queen’s crape-myrtle’s roots and leaves have medicinal and healing properties!
Finally, this outstanding tree rightfully earns its name as it commands the biggest size and largest flowers among its crape-myrtle kin. Hence, the blooms of the lagerstroemiaspeciosa symbolize refinement, strength, and excellence.
Queen of the Prairie
- Botanical name: Filipendularubra
- Plant Class: Herbaceous Perennial
- Bloom time: Early to mid-summer
Don’t be surprised if the Queen of the Prairie’s clusters of fragrant pink flowers remind you of miniature roses as they come from the same family. Also, traditional medicine uses the roots of this award-winning perennial (AGM) as an herb and additionally, roots’ tannin content is ideal as an astringent or topical skin treatment.
The deep pink and graceful blooms of the Venusta, another name for the Queen of the Prairie, aptly complements itshigh standing, but also its strong nature since it is resistant to pests or disease. The Venusta, however, is no decorative royal but more of a warrior queen. Queen of the Prairie requires little care, and its flowers need no deadheading as they mature and age gracefully.
It fitsthen that the blooms of this Queen of the Prairie represent beauty and wisdom in age.
Queen Lily Ginger
- Botanical name: Curcuma petiolata
- Plant Class: Deciduous tree
- Bloom time: Summer and fall
When you see the Queen Lily Ginger, you’ll most likely conclude that the expression “the trappings of royalty” fit this deciduous plant perfectly. At first glance, the Queen of the Lily Ginger entrances youwith its large flower inflorescences, brightlycolored in shades of red, pink, orange, and white. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll realize that these are not flowers at all but bracts (or modified leaves), and in these bracts are the plant’s real blooms that are beautiful in their own right. Quite similar to the magnificent adornments on sovereigns, is it not?
It’s because of this reason that the yellow blooms of the Queen Lily Ginger represent the beauty within or the inner person.
Queen Anne’s lace
- Botanical name: Daucuscarota
- Plant Class: Herbaceous biennial
- Bloom time: Summer
Probably the most delicate on our list of flowers that start with Q is the Queen Anne’s Lace or DaucusCarota. The fortitude of royalty and the daintiness of lace may seem to contradict, but the reason for the Daucus Carota’spopular name is legendary.
Legend says that Queen Anne of England who was an expert lace-maker pricked her finger while working lace. Her pricked finger drips blood onto the center of the lace, which explains the tiny red-purple floret in the center of the lace-like white florets that make up the bloom of Queen Ann’s Lace.
The storied blossoms of the Queen Anne’s Lace symbolize royal refinement but also the beauty in imperfection.
- Pride of India, Banaba, Queen's Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa)
DaleTheGardener. Jul 13, 2007. Davesgarden.com
- FilipendulaRubra ‘Venusta’ (Queen of the Prairie)
- Queen Lily Ginger (Curcuma petiolata)
Jill Staake. Aug. 24, 2016. Birdsandblooms.com
- QUEEN ANNE’S LACE
Gloria. Jul. 3, 2015. Virginiawildflowers.org