Flowers That Start With J: 4 Of The Most Delicate

Dainty Nature

It’s a little sad that the smaller, rarer, or more delicate a flower becomes, its popularity also goes down with it. Except for select orchids, these light blooms, such as our list of flowers that start with J, are almost unheard of. Yet, you can’t deny their transcendent beauty, despite their size or elusive nature.

It even seems like these blooms know their compact nature that they make up for what they lack in size by blooming in abundance. So little they may be, their cornucopia of bright colors make them a sublime force to be reckoned with.


Many of these plants are subtly lovely that it’s quite easy to pass them by without ever noticing. As a tasteful gardener, however, it’s our job to see and appreciate the life in these sweet blossoms. The kind of appreciation we have when a small seed ushers forth new life.

With this mental attitude in mind, let’s take a look at these four delicate blooms that you would often not notice.

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4 Delicate Blooms


1. Jacaranda

  • Botanical name: Jacaranda mimosifolia
  • Plant Class: Subtropical tree
  • Bloom time: Midsummer

If you love the soft pink of the cherry blossom as it seemingly takes over the cherry tree, then you’ll also love the delicate purple of the Jacaranda flowers. As the seasons pass and the Jacaranda tree loses its leaves, its beautiful flowers take over in thick lilac-blue profusion.

The Jacarandas blossoms signify the passage of time, the changes that come with it, and the cycle of life itself.


2. Jovellana

  • Botanical name: Jovellanaviolacea
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer

The airy and light jovellana is both exotic and elusive. Native to Chile, this rare plant is so rare that its local name varies from place to place. Its delicate teacup-shaped flowers are a lovely sight to behold, growing to a height perfect for viewing. Adding to its unique quality is the plant’s evergreen foliage which emits a minty aroma when rubbed.

Like its many local names, such as Teacup Flower and Violet Slipper, the jovellana is a symbol of rarity or exotic and unusual beauty.


3. Justicia

  • Botanical name: Justiciacarnea
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Mid-spring to early fall

The Justicia’s brightly-colored pink inflorescences have many calling it the flamingo flower or the shrimp flower. This excellent flowering plant is a great addition to gardens that need a new splash of color but is also perfect for potting, adding character and gravitas to any room where it may endup.

This perennial’s pompom-like pink and salmon blooms can signify love and the positive side of life in the face of loss, tragedy or difficult trials. Push and carry on no matter what.


4. Jasmine

  • Botanical name: JasminumPolyanthum
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring

The jasmine flower may be the fittest in our list of flower misfits, and yet it still isn’t as popular as it should be. Although small it size, the jasmine blooms in white masses of starry flowers that emit a distinct sweet aroma. Good news is the jasmine flower is slowly gaining popularity because of this characteristic smell and the rising popularity of Jasmine tea.

Tea makers produce the tea by infusing jasmine flowers typically in white, green, or oolong tea for several hours until the fragrance and flavor meld with the tea.

Due to the jasmine flower’s sweet aroma and snow white blossoms, it symbolizes pure love, innocence, and romance.


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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