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.
10 Loveliest Flowers That Start With E
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
6. Everlasting Daisy (Strawflower)
- Botanical name: Xerochrysum Bracteatum or Helichrysum
- Plant Type: Perennial (occasionally Annual)
- Bloom time: Sping, Summer, Fall
Everlasting daisies are popularly known as strawflowers, sometimes called the golden everlasting. It is a flowering part that belongs to the Asteraceae family and native to Australia. Its structure appears as a herbaceous shrub or woody plant. It is considered as perennial or annual occasionally depending on the species. It can grow up to 3 feet tall having green or grey foliage full of leaves.
The flowers of this resemble a daisy having paper-like petals in golden yellow, white, pink, red, orange and purple. A single stem can produce multiple flower heads. The central disc is usually different in color than its florets. For abundant blossom, this requires enough space. It blooms in a flower bed making a striking and lovely colorful attraction.
The best season for this flowering plant to grow is during spring extending up to autumn. It is tolerant to different types of soil, which include deserts, rainforest, and subalpine regions.
Everlasting daisies symbolize childhood, as well as purity and innocence. They can hold onto each or all of these meanings for your life. Besides, the word “everlasting” means “lasting forever”.
7. English Bluebell
- Botanical name: Hyacinthoides Non-Scripta
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Bloom time: April to mid May
English bluebells are a flowering plant common in England and France. They are typically seen in many wooded areas and garden parks. These bloom with bluish purple heads, while others produce deep purple, pink and white. Most of these flowers bloom from spring to summer. It’s not only a beautiful flower vibrating in its signature blue color, but also fragrant.
Bluebells are classified as dainty bulbous perennials. They are also considered to be wood hyacinths. Formerly known as Endymion non-scriptus or Scilla non-scripta, the botanical or scientific name is hyacinthoides non-scripta. In the UK, this flowering plant is protected under its law.
What this flower symbolizes is gratitude and humility. It is also connected to constancy and everlasting love. In Scotland, this is often termed as harebells due to the ancient belief that witches turned into hares and hid among the flowering bed.
- Botanical name: Echium Vulgare
- Plant Type: Biennial (but vary between Annuals, hardy Perennials and Semi-Evergreens)
- Bloom time: Late Spring to Summer (February to mid June)
Echium is a part of the family Boraginaceae, and a native to western Europe, Macaronesian Islands, Central Asia and North Africa. This is biennial, which means it produces flowers a year, usually 15 to 16 months, after its planting. There are about 70 species of this, which include the Echium Candicans, otherwise known as the Pride of Madeira, since this is native to the island of Madeira.
This flowering plant is very distinctive and one of a kind as it features tall racemes with five blue petals and five red stamens. If not blue, the heads are lavender, lilac, purple, pink, rose or mauve. This makes a beautiful landscape in sideways or walkways, patio borders, and garden beds.
Echium is derived from the Greek word ”echis”, which refers to ‘viper’.
- Botanical name: Erigeron Karvinskianus
- Plant Type: Annual, Biennial or Perennial (depending on the species)
- Bloom time: Late Spring to Early Autumn
Seaside Daisy is a very popular term of Erigeron, which is a flowering plant that is included in the daisy family. Otherwise known as Seaside Fleabane, Daisy Fleabane and Beach Aster, this plant grows from dry or well drained lands, mountainous regions and grassland areas. Depending on the species, this can be considered as perennial, biennial or annual.
Erigeron grow in full branch, having erect stems. Its flowers do resemble a common daisy. The central disc is normally golden yellow, while the florets vary from lighter yellow to pink, lavender to white.
Erigeron is named from a Greek word, which means “early” and “old man”. It alludes to its flower production in late spring with the process of forming fuzzy white seed heads and eventually the small, beautiful flowers.
10. Evening Primrose
- Botanical name: Oenothera
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Bloom time: Late June to early September
Sun Cup and Sun Drop are other names referred to Evening Primrose. This belongs to the Onagraceae family and is a herbaceous flowering plant commonly found in both North and South America. There are about 145 species of this and are mostly fragrant.
As its nicknames suggest, this wildflower, alpine plant produces striking golden yellow, goblet-like flowers from a spiral stem. Its stigma has four branches forming an X shape. Others grow in pink, purple, red or white with four petals.
It’s called Evening Primrose for the fact that its flowers bloom every night for all summer long. The buds slowly open and when the blossom starts to quiver, which indicates the full bloom of the beautiful, yellow flower.
This plant is usually short but spread into foliage. It grows as short as 6 inches or 1 foot only. But the pretty yellow flowers are very attractive.It has the symbols eternal love, youth and memory. Because of these meanings, they can be a good option to hand out for memorable events, or even without special occasion at all.
All these lovely flowers that start with E have their special distinctions and representations. If they meet the soil type and weather or temperature required in your home, make them as additional plants to your garden.
Which of these flowers are already found in your garden? What flowers that start with E should be included next to your planting project?
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