Last Updated on March 25, 2021 by Matt Gardener
Flowers are beautiful and lovely to behold. There are hundreds and thousands of flowers and species of flowers that you would find starting with each letter of the alphabet.
We have covered others on this website, so today, in this article, we would be looking at some names of flowers that start with K.
You may be learning some new flowers today. Each of them has its unique properties and requirement to thrive. You must consider them before selecting anyone to cultivate in your yard.
One more last thing to take note of is that some of these flowers are available in different species. So you may have some little variation especially with the easily noticeable color of flowers.
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Name Of Flowers That Start With K
1. Kolkwitzia Amabilis
From the name, you can almost tell or guess the origin. Okay, take a guess!
Kolkwitzia Amabilis originates from eastern China and comes from the family of Caprifoliaceae – did you guess right?
Kolkwitzia Amabilis is a flowering shrub more commonly referred to as the beauty bush. They grow as tall as 10 feet, producing bell-like shape flowers. The flowers can either be pink or white.
This shrub blooms in the spring months from around April to May.
Thinking of cultivating these flowers in your garden? You must know that it does better in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, and in full sun.
2. Knautia Arvensis
Knautia originates from Europe and comes from the family of Dipsacaceae. The beautiful and attractive purple flowers produced by this plant are irresistible and will no doubt, give life to your yard.
It is a rugged plant that requires less or no attention or maintenance – that is why you can often see it grow in grassy places and dry soils. You must avoid heavy soil as much as possible.
This shrub blooms between July and September. Depending on how conducive the environment is, the plant can grow as tall as 100m.
It attracts butterflies, birds, bumblebees, flower flies, honey bees as well as other insects.
3. Kaffir Lily
Do you love those broad leaves and flowers that lilies produce while they float on water? if you do, then you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to have this around your artificial, pond, pool, and patio.
Kaffir Lily originates from South Africa and comes from the family of Amaryllidaceae. Despite a native of South Africa, they are mostly grown in New Zealand, China, Japan, and the United States.
They grow broad green leaves and orange-colored flowers that usually bloom between Spring and Summer.
Kaffir Lily is easy to grow. They can be grown both indoors and outdoors, however, with this plant, you may have to wait between 2 – 3 years to withness the first bloom.
4. Kalmia Latifolia
If you are looking to grow tall flowering plants, we think you have found the perfect one with the Kalmia flower. They can grow as tall as 30 feet. Probably this is why they are also called Ivy Bush, Mountain Ivy, and Mountain Laurel.
This flowering bush is a native of Eastern North Aerica and comes from the family of Ericaceae.
You should start to see the plant bloom in early spring, around late May, or early spring. When it blooms, it forms clusters of beautiful pink, purple, white flowers that attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.
It flourishes in moist, rich, acidic, humusy, well-drained soils in part shade. They will also require mulching to keep the root zone cool and to retain moisture.
5. Kobus Magnolia
Kobus magnolia is a native to Japan and comes from the family of Magnoliaceae. it grows as high as 50 ft tall and 30 feet wide. This already shows that it matures to become a tree.
The plant blooms in early spring, producing white flowers beautified with hints of pink. One unique thing about this plant is that it first produces the flowers before the emergence of the leaves. This makes your garden all white before the touches of green are seen.
It takes time to withness the first bloom. Typically, a tree will not bloom until after 12 to 15 years old.
Next on our list is the Kalanchoe flower. It is a native origin of Madagascar. They grow up to 3 feet tall and produce beautiful colored flowers in clusters. The colors are either red, pink, orange, or yellow.
One special thing about this succulent plant is that its blooms last for long weeks, unlike most flowering plants that only bloom for a while.
Care is easy, but you must be careful about light levels. Strong southern light can burn the tips of the leaves.
And did you know one fact about the Kalanchoe, it was the first flower to be sent to space.
7. Kiss Me Not Plant
And here is our favorite flower starting with the letter K. This succulent shrub popularly called crown of thorns originates from Madagascar.
It produces clusters of petal-like red flowers during its blooming season which usually starts from early spring until summer. However, in some locations, it can keep the flowers all year long.
One noticeable thing about this plant is that the body of the plant is covered in a ½ inch long blackthorn. This is where its popular name is derived.
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And here we go. That is the list of flowers that start with k that we have been able to compile. Of course, the list is endless, and as we have previously said, they can be hundreds of them out there that you probably didn’t know exists.
We would like to also hear from you about other interesting and beautiful names of flowers starting with K that you find appealing. We would also like to know your favorite you found here and what you find so special about it.