5 Of The Most Unforgettable Flowers That Start With F & What They Mean

Forget Me Not

There are times when gardeners tend to think, “What more can I add to my flower repertoire?” The great thing is, there’s always more to add to your collection of eye-catching foliage! Take a look at these five flowers that start with F! Roses have become a little too common so it’s a good time to add in unique and one of a kind flowering plants that will both challenge and astound you as a gardener!

What’s more, this blooms, if given as gifts, are sure to be memorable! It’s perfect then that we start with the flower of the Forget Me Not.


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1. Forget Me Not

  • Botanical name: Myosotis scorpioides
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Spring and summer

Legend tells of two lover’s walking along the Danube river who chance upon bright blue flowers. The tale takes a turn for tragedy, though, as the man tries to pick some of the blossoms for his lady but is then swept by the river. His last words asked of her to never forget him. Those blue blooms became Forget Me Not.

Legend or reality, Forget Me Nots are a lasting symbol of remembrance, true love that transcends death and time. On the other hand, it can also be a reminder of the people we loved and lost.


2. Frangipani

  • Botanical name: Plumeria
  • Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
  • Bloom time: Winter to summer

If for some reason, you do no notice the colorful clusters of frangipani flowers, then there very distinct fragrance surely will. This strong odor gave the flowering shrub its name when, in the 16th century, the Marquis de Frangipani invented an early type of perfume. The Marquis used this flower-based perfume to remove the unwanted smells of his leather wardrobe. Hence, the name Frangipani has stuck ever since.

Frangipani flowers represent different things in various cultures. However, many of them connect this fragrant flower with the ideas of strength, lasting bonds, devotion and spiritual fortitude.


3. Freesia

  • Botanical name: Freesia
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer

Another sweetly-scented blossom is the freesia’s funnel-shaped flowers. These hardy plants are adaptable to different climates and easy to grow, as long as we drain them well. You can amplify the elegant beauty of the freesia’s blooms by planting established bulbs of different colors! Not only will they bring color, but also an unforgettable citrus scent wherever you put them!

Freesias are a symbol strong friendship, thoughtfulness, and trust.


4. Fuchsia

  • Botanical name: Fuchsia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Summer and fall

Falling in love with Fuchsias is easy. In addition to their exquisite flowers, fuchsia cultivars are available for most climates. That means you’ll be able to find a variety in almost any country! Once you accomplish the difficult task of selecting your favorite color among the many spectacular blooms, the fuchsia will reward you year after year of gorgeous flowers.

Here’s another look at them:

It’s only right then the fuchsias represent unparalleled beauty and abundance.


5. Fetterbush lyonia

Via Bob Peterson

  • Botanical name: Lyonia lucida
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Bloom time: Late winter to spring

Another addition to the fragrant flowers that start with F is the fetterbush lyonia. This evergreen perennial blooms in sweet-smelling clumps that look similar to small pink bells from a distance.

Due to their sweet nature and dainty appearance, Fetterbush blooms symbolize gentleness, grace, and refinement.


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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