5 Of The Most Scintillating Flowers That Start With R

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Through the ages, flowers, especially roses, have continued to scintillate and amaze people, earning their reverence and adoration. The most famous playwright, William Shakespeare himself said: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Roses continue to make history until today

However, though roses are a chief favorite of gardeners and non-gardeners alike, they forget that there are blooms as beautiful, maybe even more so than roses. The other flowers that start with R are both scintillating, and also unique! Though roses may be lovely, their ubiquity leaves little room for innovation. So, be sure to check these other flowers that start with R and add an unusual twist to your bouquet and garden!


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  • Botanical name: Rosa
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring to fall

From gardens and bouquets to indoor vases, perfumery, and various culinary applications, roses are at the center of the flower world. This flowering-plants long history has made it a symbol of many cultures and medieval houses and clans as far back as 5,000 years ago.

The beauty of roses, as they scintillate in shades of pinks, whites, reds, are indeed undeniable. Also, it’s interesting to note that the famous roses we know – informally, Hybrid tea roses - of are actually hybrids and cultivars of the original roses. These cultivars are bred to enhance their fruit, color, bloom size, fragrance, and even thorn shape.

The rose has become a timeless symbol of love, honor, beauty, courage, and many other qualities of passion.



  • Botanical name: Ranunculus asiaticus
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Late spring to early summer

One of the strongest contenders to the Rose would be the outstanding Ranunculus, or Buttercup as many people call it. The buttercup derives its name from its butter color as the plant blooms into bright yellows and oranges. Also, like roses, the buttercup is a long-lasting cut flower perfect for display or bouquets.

The grandeur of the Ranunculus represents sweet charm, charisma, and deep attraction.


Reticulated Iris

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  • Botanical name: Iris reticulata
  • Plant Class: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring

The reticulated iris earns its unusual name because of its intricate network of petals. This Iris has six petals; half are upright while the other half are hanging. The reticulated iris, however,is most famous for their fantastic color combinations and patterns of purple, blue, and indigo, with golden or white highlights.

Reticulated Iris represents the beauty of diversity and the many colors of life.


Rosebay Willowherb

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

Native Americans would collect the young shoots of the Rosebay as they were excellent sources of vitamin C and pro-vitamin A. Also, people then would use the stems of the Rosebay as an antiseptic to wounds and open infections. Hence, in addition to its dainty lavender beauty, the rosebay is very nutritious. In fact, you can prepare the rosebay like you would asparagus or use its flowers for tea!

The Rosebay represents good health, joy, and close bonds.



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

Another favorite flower for herbal applications and deep meaning is the Rue. This lovely blossoming plant is both beautiful and useful. You could say that you may rue the day when you chose to ignore the rue plant. Regarding its usefulness, people would use the rue as a disinfectant, a gastrointestinal remedy, and as an eyestrain treatment.

The rue is a profound symbol of repentance, forgiveness, but also remorse.

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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