Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by Matt Gardener
Have you for once thought of knowing a list of flowers that start with L? If that sounds true, then you will find most of the common and rare ones that you probably haven’t heard today.
Whether you are planning to make a list of them or make a beautiful garden with a collection of these flowers, you would definitely find one that is best suited for you and your region.
The following are some of the common names of flowers that start with the letter L.
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Names Of Flowers That Start With L
1. Lady’s Slipper
Lady’s slipper is also called slipper orchid. The name is derived from the fact that the leaves of the plant are shaped like a slipper.
The little plant only grows two broad leaves that branch out and opens up for the single flower to pop out.
This plant is grown throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The flowers are seen from late spring and early summer and can span for over a month or more.
Do not overwater sipper orchid especially during the summer when gardeners tend to go an extra mile in keeping the soil moist. And talking about the soil, it prefers a loose, well-drained, and humusy soil.
2. Lantana plant
One reason why the Lantana is loved is because of their extended bloom period. They are easy to grow and not selective about where to grow them. Whether in pots, fields, or hanging baskets indoors, this flower will thrive anywhere effortlessly.
Lantana is also loved for the variety of flowers and colors produced during the blooming season. Of course, this depends on the species cultivated.
It is also a perfect choice for people who are willing to attract butterflies and hummingbirds because of their attractive colored flowers and sweet nectar produced.
Note that they prefer warmer temperatures. So growth may be limited during the cold season, and grow abundantly once the temperature warms up.
Lavatera is a flowering plant similar to hibiscus and hollyhock. It is a shrub plant with rich foliage that blooms from midsummer through the first frost.
This shrub is a Mediterranean plant but has been adapted to grow in almost every state in the United States.
The plant attracts all kinds of beneficial insects, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Lavatera grows to reach between 3 – 6 feet in height with a similar spread.
The plant can survive drought, but it is always better to provide sufficient water during the hot season for it to thrive.
Lavatera flourishes in well-drained soil types. Try planting in sandy or loamy soil for the best experience. One more thing, it loves full sunlight.
4. Lilac plant
One of the first things that come to mind hearing this name is the color. But did you know that Lilac is a flowering plant?
It is one beautiful shrub that blooms in the late spring, producing clusters of Lilac-colored flowers.
One outstanding quality of Lilac apart from the beautiful flowers is the sweet fragrance that it gives.
Lilac could grow as tall as 8 – 15 feet and spread as much as 12 feet wide. Talking about the soil type, this plant does best in loamy and well-drained soil. At least 6 hours of direct sunlight would make it flourish more.
If you are considering cultivating this shrub, then it is best to cultivate them in early fall before the ground freezes.
5. Lavender plant
Lavender is native to Europe, but of course, it can be grown in the major parts of the United States. It is known for its awesome fragrance.
Lavender grows at a moderate pace, adding few inches per year, and would reach a maximum height of 3 feet and 4 feet wide when mature.
Lavender can survive in any kind of growing condition; however, this shrub hates waterlogged or water-retaining soil. Do well to plant in well-drained soil and under full sunlight.
Lavender has a lot of benefits. They are edible and find their application in soups and stews, used as a seasoning, baked into cookies, and brewed into tea.
It attracts bees and other beneficial insects to your environment.
6. Lily of the Valley
Is there any gardener that does not know or heard about the plant called “Lily of the Valley”? it is a common woodland flowering plant with scented flowers that bloom around mid-spring.
It is native throughout the cold northern hemisphere of Europe and Asia. Certainly, it does grow in all parts of Northern America.
Lily of the Valley is easy to grow, maintain and would not need much attention to flourish. Whether you are growing in pots or on the field in your garden, the plant will do just great for you.
Care should be taken when cultivating this plant as all parts are poisonous. So keep from reach of children and pets.
And here is another popular one that you probably already know. Other names are associated with this plant. Some of the names include Indian lotus, sacred lotus, or simply lotus.
Lotus is an aquatic flowering plant adapted to flourish in flood plains of slow-moving rivers and delta areas.
Lotuses are easy to spread. If you wish to control their spread, it is better to plant them in pots. You would be sure to avoid drainage in those pots because the plant prefers water-retaining soil.
Lotus is a great option to plant in a water garden or artificial ponds in your yard.
The list is almost endless. There are lots of other flowers that start with L that we didn’t mention in this article, but may also be beneficial to explore.
Some of the few we found interesting include Lechenaultia, Lunaria, and Lupin some other exciting and weird names include ‘Love in the midst’ and one that we already highlighted in or list, ‘Lady’s slipper’.
Flowers are lovely to have them grow in our garden, ponds, yard, etc. While being excited to have these plants beautify your home; you should also be concerned about the compatibility with your environment, pets, and children.