5 Of The Loveliest Flowers That Start With E & Their Secrets

Fulfillment in Bloom

Most of the time flowers are a gift for those we love. However, too few times that it is a gift for ourselves. I admire the idea of giving yourself the delicate beauty of a flowering plant. Give yourself big beautiful blooms that will add joy and vitality to your everyday routine. Why not choose one or more of these lovely flowers that start with E. Put them in your bedroom, your lounge, and living room. Maybe, you’ll see the room change, as if uplifted by the addition of a flower.

If you’re a gardener, then rewarding yourself with the product of your hard work will surely be fulfilling. However, you don’t necessarily need a garden as you could quickly stop by your local florist and treat yourself to a cheerful blossom. Let’s start with Echinacea.


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1. Echinacea

  • Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring to early fall

The name Echinacea comes from an ancient Greek word for “hedgehog,” primarily for their spiny central disks. These impressive flowers with their showy purple colors are sturdy and forgiving with care. Also, they are an impressive sight in groups, and even more so when you plant them near other colorful flowering plants.

Furthermore, Echinacea plants, also called coneflowers, have a long history of use as a natural remedy especially for colds and the flu. It is for this medicinal purpose that they have come to signify healing strength and endurance.


2. Edelweiss

  • Botanical name: Leontopodium alpinum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer to early fall

The edelweiss (pronounced ee-dull-vise), is a personal favorite of mine because of its remarkable place in history. This plant is renowned, especially in Swiss culture, as one of honor, courage, and a token of love. Swiss stories of old tell us of the brave and love-struck young men who would seek this rare and elusive flower by climbing high mountains and cliffs, where the flowers grow. All this to impress their lady love. The search for the edelweiss is usually a dangerous one as many seekers fall to their doom or defeated by inclement weather.

Hence, wearing an edelweiss on your lapel is a potent symbol of bravery, nobility, and an adventurous spirit. It is for this reason that the plant is the Swiss national flower.


3. Eustoma

  • Botanical name: Eustoma russellianum
  • Plant Type: Varies, depending on location
  • Bloom time: Summer

The Eustoma flower, commonly known as Lisianthus, are often mistaken for peonies or roses for the similar delicate forms. The humble lisianthus, however, is much more versatile and easy to grow as you can even find them in gutters and empty fields. It is for this reason that lisianthus is ideal for beginners or those who may have little time to tend to their plants.

Eustoma’s are symbols for charm, sweetness, contentment, and a long joyful life.


4. Euphorbia

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia milii
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Early spring to summer

Take great care not to fall into a Euphorbia plant, and for a good reason, as the spikes along its stem earns it the name “The Crown of Thorns.” The Euphorbia’s lovely flowers, however, are a refreshing site, especially from a plant that is undemanding, and drought-tolerant.

The Crown of Thorns carries with it the idea of persistence, endurance under trial, and perseverance.


5. Erica

  • Botanical name: Erica carnea
  • Plant Type: Perennial evergreen
  • Bloom time: Late winter to early spring

Erica Carnea, or the winter heath, have had a long and useful history. People In olden times made them in brooms, fodder, brushes, baskets and other everyday necessities. All this while the blooms of the winter heath gave them a beautiful sight to look upon with the plant’s lovely foliage of lilac-colored bells.


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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