Explore the 21 Amazing 5-Letter Flowers (The Complete List!)

Written by Alanna Davis
Published: March 2, 2024
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Flowers are one of the most beautiful parts of our natural world. For centuries, humans have been cultivating a variety of blooms for aesthetics, fragrance, medicine, and food. Although roughly 400,000 different flowers exist, only a handful of them have five-letter names. Here is the comprehensive list of every recognized flower with a five-letter name.

1. Aster

These flowers are related to daisies.

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Asters are breathtaking flowers that bloom in the late summer and early fall. This gives them the ability to keep gardens colorful even in the cooler months, making them a popular choice among gardeners.

2. Broom

Cytisus scoparius, Scotch broom

Contact your local wildlife authority before planting broom.

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Despite how pretty these yellow flowers may look, there are a few drawbacks to planting them. They may be considered invasive depending on your location, and they are toxic to both humans and animals.

3. Bugle

bugleweed

Bugles thrive in partial shade to full sun areas.

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These cute purple flowers have many nicknames, such as “bugleweed,” and “blue bugles,” but many people refer to them simply as “bugles.” According to Diverse Gardens, “Bugle has many uses, both as a medicinal and edible herb. The leaves can be used as a potherb in salads, uncooked they taste bitter, but are more palatable when cooked.”

4. Caper

Blossom flowers of caper shrubs, caperbushes, Maiapilo (Capparis sandwichiana) plant in the park

Caper flowers only bloom for a few hours.

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When you hear the word “caper,” you might be picturing those small, green pickled buds you usually find in the grocery store. However, you might be surprised to learn that this plant produces beautiful pink and white flowers as well.

5. Clary

Purple salvia blooms

Clary belongs to the genus

Salvia

.

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Similar to brooms, clary is considered invasive in certain parts of the world, so be sure to do your research before planting this flower. This flower is a component in certain insect repellents, such as clary sage essential oils.

6. Daisy

Montauk daisy bush in fall

Daisies are associated with positivity and happiness.

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Let’s be honest, daisies are one of the most iconic flowers of all. They are available in nearly every color of the rainbow, and with 20,000 different varieties, gardeners are sure to find the perfect one to plant.

7. Guava

closeup guava flower

Roughly 20 to 30 weeks after guava flowers bloom, the tree will fruit.

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Although the guava fruit has become popular in many grocery stores across America, the guava flower gets less recognition. These delicate blooms have a pleasant, fruity smell.

8. Hosta

A lush bush of flowering hosta in the garden. Perennial flowers, landscape design. Hosta cultivar Frances Williams

Some people refer to these flowers as “plantain lilies.”

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Hostas are a low-maintenance, beautiful flower that adds a touch of elegance to any garden or yard.

9. Heath (Erica)

Bell Heather 'Stephen Davis' (Erica cinerea)

Heath is native to the Mediterranean,

Africa

, and Europe.

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If you were looking for a flower that is known by two different five-letter names, heath is just the one for you. These tiny flowers come in shades of purple, pink, and white.

10. Lilac

closeup lilac flowers

Sadly, lilacs have a very short bloom time.

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Lilac is known far and wide for its striking beauty and signature fragrance. These five-letter flowers make a perfect addition to any household or garden.

11. Lotus

Pink lotus flower

Among all flowers, lotuses are some of the most elegant of all.

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Sadly, lotuses have a very short blooming time despite their captivating beauty. These delicate flowers symbolize purity and rebirth.

12. Lupin

Lupins, lupin plant (lupinus) with pink flowers growing in a back garden, UK

If well maintained, lupins can live for about six years.

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Depending on where you’re from, you may have seen the name of this flower spelled as “lupine,” instead. Both spellings are generally accepted. The name of this flower is actually derived from the Latin word “lupinus,” which roughly translates to “wolf-like.”

13. Mazus

Mazus reptans flowers growing as ground cover in central Virginia in mid-April

June and July are the months when Mazus will be in full bloom.

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Mazus are famous for their ability to brighten up the appearance of a landscape. These purple flowers bloom during the spring and help to attract butterflies, moths, and other pollinators to any garden.

14. Oxlip

The light yellow flowers and leaves of the true oxlip (Primula elatior). The true oxlip is one of the first flowers to bloom in springtime.

Surprisingly, oxlips can often be found growing on cow feces.

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When temperatures begin to warm up, oxlips are among the first flowers to bloom. These delicate yellow flowers are low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing. This means that first-time gardeners and seasoned ones alike are sure to enjoy cultivating them.

15. Pansy

colorful pansy flowers in a garden

Many people believe that pansy petals resemble little faces.

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When it comes to planting flowers, pansies are some of the most popular among gardeners. Depending on where you’re located, these flowers will bloom at different times of the year.

16. Peony

Double Peonies

Giving peonies as a gift is said to bless the receiver with good luck and fortune.

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What’s not to love about peonies? These flowers are available in a wide variety of colors, easy to care for, and incredibly cold hardy with many plants surviving temperatures as low as negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

17. Phlox

Phlox Grape Lollipop

Phlox plants prefer full-sun environments.

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Are you looking to add a pop of color to your garden? If that’s the case, look no further than phlox. These vibrant flowers are available in shades of pink, purple, blue, white, and red.

18. Poppy

Golden Poppy

Poppies were famously depicted in the movie

The Wizard of Oz

.

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Poppies are one of the most iconic flowers of all time. These flowers are quite divisive, and their meanings can range from rebirth and relaxation to death and eternal slumber. Whatever you believe, one thing is undeniable: these flowers are breathtaking and beautiful.

19. Stock

Matthiola incana flower, stock flowers, cut flowers in nursery, potted plant

Insects like butterflies and bees love to visit stock flowers.

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There is a wealth of variety among stock flowers and their colors can range from deep, rich purples to vibrant pinks and pretty pastels. Their fragrance is also unique, and some people describe it as spicy, with a scent similar to cloves.

20. Tansy

Migrant Hoverfly (Eupeodes corollae) black yellow striped body feeding on golden Tansy flower, sunlight reflecting wing veins shiny protonum thorax dark compound eyes and antennae 2 nd fly red grey

Tansies bloom during the summer months.

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In terms of appearance, tansies are some of the cutest, most unassuming flowers we’ve discussed today. They are bright yellow with densely packed petals, and many people agree that they resemble little buttons.

21. Tulip

colorful tulip field with selective focus

Although tulips are affordable now, they once cost as much as ten times the working man’s annual salary.

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Tulips are one of the most popular flowers across the globe. Although audiences in America are captivated by their striking beauty, foreign audiences maybe even more taken with them. The tulip is the national flower of the Netherlands, Hungary, and Turkey, and the largest tulip festival in the world is held in Canada each year.

Summary Table of the 21 Amazing Five-Letter Flowers (The Complete List!)

FlowerWhen They Bloom
Daisy, heath, pansy, tulipEarly to mid-spring
Broom, bugle, caper, hosta, lilac, oxlip, peony, poppy,Late spring
Clary, lotus, lupin, mazus, phlox, stockEarly to mid-summer
TansyLate summer
Aster, GuavaFall

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Alanna is a writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering insects, animals, and travel. In addition to writing, she spends her time tutoring English and exploring the east end of Long Island. Prior to receiving her Bachelor's in Economics from Stony Brook University, Alanna spent much of her time studying entomology and insect biology.

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