23 of the Top Garden Plants with Large Flowers

The saying “the bigger the better’ is somewhat true and the same goes to large flowers. Plants with flowers are a great attraction to any surrounding. These tend to give more color and better structure to a specific spot, including a dinner table. So, imagine the attention large flowering plants get. The beauty of any large flower makes a garden stand out.

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Aside from being attractive, flowers generally have a pleasant smell. The sweet nectar and fragrant blooms attract many bees and butterflies creating a dreamy magical effect throughout the garden. Each flowering plant has different appeals and characteristics, so you need to have preference. To help you out with this, here is a list of large flowers that you can plant in your garden.

1. Allium

Large Flowers Allium

Allium is a stunning ornamental plant featuring a different, exquisite and statuesque beauty. A single stalk has a large perfectly rounded cluster of dense florets that come in the shades of purple, blue, pink, yellow, and white. IThis flower also releases a sweet alluring scent that attracts countless numbers of pollinators. As for gardeners, this is a low-maintenance, easy to grow plant. It prefers to be planted in sunny areas.

2. Amaryllis

Large Flowers Amaryllis

Amaryllis is prized for its huge exotic trumpet-shaped bloom that ranges from 4 inches to 10 inches in size. The large flowers add dramatic colors to any landscape and garden. They’re available in the shades of red, white and pink. This plant doesn’t need much attention requiring little water and a warm sunny spot.

3. Angel’s Trumpet

Large Flowers Angels Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet is a glamorous tropical shrub that gives delight to any garden. Its huge hanging bugle-shaped flowers produce a sweet-smelling scent that becomes more fragrant at night. Its blooms can grow up to 20 inches long and offer a good range of colors including white, yellow, pink, orange and seasonal purple. This flowering plant is a deer-resistant shrub that needs basic care.

4. Aster

Large Flowers Aster

Asters are a perennial plant with starry-shaped flowers that bloom in late summer and autumn. Their large flowers add a bright pop of summery colors in your garden. You can choose from any of the shades, which are red, white, oranges, pink and purple. The numerous choices makes this plant a popular option for floral arrangements. Regardless of the color, the flowers are highly attractive to pollinators like bees and butterflies, which provide an important late-season supply of nectar.

5. Butterfly Bush

Large Flowers Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is a short-lived shrub that produces an 18-inch panicle that comprises hundreds of densely packed florets. Its colorful and honey-scented large flowers attract an endless parade of butterflies throughout its blooming season. This is another type of flowering plant that’s easy to grow and demands little maintenance. Itn can thrive in harsh environments and is also quite tolerant of urban pollution, which makes it very suitable for city landscapes and road plantings.

6. Camellia

Large Flowers Camellia

Camellia is an evergreen shrub with soft, pretty blooms in creamy shades of red, pink and white. It features large flowers that greatly resemble a rose. Its leaves are suitable for making tea. There are some variants of this plant that releases a sweet fragrance.

7. Carnation

Large Flowers Carnation

Carnation has been popular for centuries and it’s famously known as the “Flower of Gods”. It’s been adored for a lot of reasons, which include the elegant ruffled petals, aromatic fragrance, and lengthy flowering season. Its mesmerizing large flowers offer a huge assortment of colors, but white, red, pink and purple hues are the most favorite by many.

8. Chrysanthemum

Large Flowers Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum presents lovely large flowers, which is one of the most popular autumn garden blooms in the world. The daisy-like flowers vary in brilliant colors of white, red, yellow, pink, lavender, maroon, orange and purple. The flower may look like it has a lot of petals, but each petal is actually a small beautiful floret. This is very easy to grow but its high-grade and fragile bloom requires a great amount of care.

9. Clematis

Large Flowers Clematis

Clematis has been a popular and attractive flowering vine in the garden. Its beautiful and large flowers vary in colors, forms, and blooming season. Varieties that bloom in summer usually have a larger blossom with a striping or veining contrast color pattern in the middle. On average, the flowers can grow up to 7 inches wide.

Large Flowers Cockscomb

This plant has a velvety, unusual shaped flower that is often compared to coral and brain. Its exotic beauty adds a striking accent to your landscapes or garden. This annual plant is easy to grow, drought-tolerant, and only requires minimal care.

11. Dahlia

Large Flowers Dahlia

With its tube-shaped spiky colorful petals in an organized layered pattern, dahlias are undoubtedly a gorgeous flower difficult to pass on. Their huge blooms are typically 10 inches to 12 inches wide. They offer different colors depending on the variety. Regardless of the variety, this flowering plant grows well in direct sunlight.

12. Daylilies

Large Flowers Daylilies

Daylily is a summer-flowering beauty that makes a dazzling effect. Its colorful flowers last a day, but blooms new ones each day. Flower season starts in the midsummer and continues until early fall. Despite its large flowers, this is an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance, and tough plant. It also has no issues with pests or diseases and thrives well in a variety of conditions.

13. Hibiscus

Large Flowers Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a kind of tropical plant that’s known for its large and colorful flowers. Its blooms can be as the size of a dinner plate, with a long slender stalk of a stamen. The colors are almost endless, which include pink, yellow, orange and white. Though most of the petals are commonly in one color, the large flowers have a very contrasting shade in the center.

14. Hydrangea

Large Flowers Hydrangea

With its massive cluster of flower heads, hydrangeas display a striking charm in the summertime. This flowering shrub is easy to cultivate, tolerant in almost any soil and produces abundant blooms. It comes in fascinating colors of blue, white, pink, lavender and red. Sometimes on a rare occasion, all colors bloom on the same plant.

15. Lily

Large Flowers Lily

Known for its lively colors and sweet fragrance, lily has fairylike blooms that surely gives a magical vibe in every garden. A single flower has 6 plain or marked petals that form a spear or trumpet shape. It blossoms large flowers that grow up to 6 inches wide. It comes in many beautiful colors, including white, pink, gold, red and orange, while some varieties are bi-colored.

16. Lotus

Large Flowers Lotus

Lotus flower is an aquatic plant that is commonly used in many Asian inspired gardens and ponds. Its perfectly structured flowers resemble a crown. Its golden stamen eventually shows a large ornamental seed head. Its blooms can reach up to 12 inches. This has different varieties of colors, which include pink, red, white and yellow.

17. Moonflower

Large Flowers Moonflower

Moonflower is a kind of flowering vine that unfolds its glorious blooms during the evening. Its large trumpet sized nocturnal flower releases a truly unforgettable scent that gives a romantic vibe in your garden. It is either bright white or deep purple blooms that compliments with its heart-shaped leaves.This plant doesn’t need too much space in order to thrive. It likes to grow on anything and everything it can crawl on. 

18. Peony

Large Flowers Peony

Peonies have beautiful flowers that are widely used in bouquets and floral arrangement for special occasions. It’s very obvious that this plant’s large flowers are very popular mainly due to their stunning look. There’s a wide range of colors, forms, and sizes depending on the variety.

19. Poppy

Large Flowers Poppy

Poppy can standout in a garden with its big and wide flowers. It is available in warm colors of pink, red and orange. Its flower has shaggy or wavy-edged petals with a dark central part. It’s a perfect border plant in the front and middle part of the garden 

20. Protea

Large Flowers Protea

This incredibly unique tropical flower features spiky pink petals on the sides and fuzzy center in white or bi-colors. The flower is huge, growing up from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter and blooms between 6 to 10 flower heads per season. This plant can grow in some harsh environments, poor soil conditions, and only requires low-maintenance.

21. Sunflower

Large Flowers Sunflower

Sunflowers are inarguably big and beautiful. This plant’s flowers never get old. Its classic vibrant yellow flowers can make any garden an attraction when it blooms. Their flower heads can grow over 12 inches in diameter or as big as the size of an adult’s head.

22. Water Lily

Large Flowers Water Lily

Water lilies are known to be one of the most famous aquatic blooming plants in most parts of the earth. This water-based plant has an impressive huge sized flower with a span of more than 12 inches long. It offers a variety of colors, such as pink, red, white, yellow, orange and purple. 

23. Zinnia

Large Flowers Zinnia

With its attractive and vibrant colors, zinnia can add charm to your garden. Easy to grow and maintain, this plant produces large flowers that grow 4 inches in diameter. For the best bloom, it’s best to keep the plant in full sun. The common shades of its flowers are orange, pink, red, purple and yellow. Some small varieties of this are commonly used as garden borders, either in bed or along a path.

All of these plants have unique and extraordinary large flowers in their own ways. Choosing the best suitable flowering plant is based on personal preference and there’s no mistake in doing so as your pick can surely bring a blast of beautiful, scented and colorful garden.

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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