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50+ Beautiful Flowers which Start with S

These 50 beautiful flowers with names that start with S. But it is not only about the photos, we also include some key growing informations for each flower. This list is a long list of beautiful flowers that start with S. Some of these flowers are already famous where some others are not so well known by people.

But, these flowers are sure very wonderful. And that’s enough to say that this is what we’re looking for when we start to grow flowers in garden.

Snapdragon

snapdragon flower

The name is now also used by populer smartphone processor.  But this is a popular garden flower. This flower is really dragon-shaped and comes in virtually rainbow colors. The flower has sizes of height 4 to 8 inches tall for

trailing – dwarf. The short flower sizes around 8 to 12 inches tall while the intermediate size stands from 12 to 24

inches. And as for the tallest, the flower is around 24 to 36 inches in height.

The short flowers are ideal flowers for beddings, window boxes, container, edging and border fronts.

The tall as opposite, is great for borders and cutting gardens. And as for any purpose in between, the intermediate-height- snapdragon seems to be ideal.

Sage ( Salvia daghestanica )

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It is a small, low frowing flower that is great fo ground covering, mat-forming plants. The color of the flower is blue

and the plant is easy to grow in relatively dry land.

And as for the problem, there’s no significant problem related to insects of disease. But, there are problems with

slugs and snails. Furthermore, there may be problems with Stem and root rot, rust and leaf spot and powdery mildew.

Perennial

Water: Dry to medium

Soil PH: 6.5 – 7.5

Flower Color: Blue

Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow

Sage (Salvia Nemorosa )

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Also known as Woodland Sage or Balkan Clary. This plant is easy to grow and cultivate. They need moist soil. Once we can keep the soil moist, the plant itself is low maintenance. If the land is wet, it can couse root rot. Soils with heavy clay can reduce oxigen for the plant. So, basically we have to keep the soil well aerated.

As for snails, they can eat the leaves at nights so snails can become problems.

Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 5.5 to 6.4
Flower Color: Lavender to violet blue
Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, fragrant, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 18″-36”
Sun: Full sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

how to grow saguaro

It is arelatively rare plant. This cactus can grown over 16 ft height ( 5 meters ) and live for more than 80 yeras.

This plant is among the one that is regulated in Arizona. Cutting this Saguaro ( Carnegia gigantea ) in your property

can cause stiff penalty by law. You have to notify Arizona Department of Agruculture. They will issue a permit and tag the plant if you want to remove the plant from your property.

Sand Dollar Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)

Sand Dollar Cactus (Astrophytum asterias)

This cactus is a small one that is best fit for home garden and interior. The height is only up to 2,4 inches while tthe diameter is up to 6 inches ( 15 cm ).

It is a non branch cactus with disk shape. The flower is small with yeloow colors and orange red centers. The flower itself would grow to up 7,5 cm in diameter ( or 3 inches ).

And as for the fruit, the color is green, pink or grayish-red. And as other cactus, the fruit is covered with thick, wooly hairs.

Common Name:Sand Dollar Cactus
Scientific Name: Astrophytum asterias
Type: Cactus/Succulent
Water: Dry
Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color: Orange, White
Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, container
Hardiness Zone(s): 9a to 11b
Height At Maturity: 1-6″
Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type: Houseplant

Sand phlox (Phlox bifida)

Sand phlox (Phlox bifida)

This is a small plant fits for covering. Its height is only at 1 foot and has multiple stems. Each stem sometimes branches making the plant dense enough to be uses as mat-forming.

This plant also needs good well drained soil to grow. Or, it is a great slope-soil plant with star-like flower with pale purple color.

This plant naturally grow in sandy areas like central and northen Illinois.In other places. the plant is quite uncommon.

Common Name: Sand phlox
Scientific Name: Phlox bifida
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry to medium
Soil PH: 5 to 6
Flower Color: Pale blue to nearly white
Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, fragrant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 3-6″
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia)

Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus Pavia)

This flower is a native plant from North Carolina to Florida. And at some places up to Illinois. The plant is a shrub or small tree. The leaves usually drop at the end of the summer.

Common Name: Scarlet Buckeye
Scientific Name: Aesculus Pavia
Type: Shrub
Water: Moderate
Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.5
Flower Color: Pink, Red
Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers, Poisonous
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 144″ to 180″
Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type: Deciduous

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Other famous names include Mexican Claret Cup Cactus. Arizona Hedgehog, Claret Cup Cactus among other names.

The plant can form large colonies of up to 100 thick stems on each plant at maturity age. The height for the stems are up to 16 inches / 40 cm tall and has around 2 inches or 5 cm diameter.Just any other cactus, we need to avoid wet soil that makes the root rot.

Problems: This plant is prone to mealybugs and aphids.

It is a slow growing cactus so we need another pot and remove to the larger one every year.

When we repotting the plant, we need to carefully remove the root and the clumped soil. The root system of a cactus usually is weak and shallow.

Common Name: Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus Coccineus
Type: Cactus/Succulent
Water: Dry
Soil PH: 6.1 to 7.8
Flower Color: Red
Special Characteristics: Container, Tolerates Drought, Showy Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 8 to 11
Height At Maturity: 6″ to 12″

Sun: Full Sun
Sub Type: Evergreen

Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

Scarlet rose mallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

The plant is know for its 5 petals, crimson red flowers with up to 5 inches flower size.
This plant is great at full sun or partial shade. It can tolerates summer heat and humidity. But, put the plant in strong wind-free area to avoid wind burn.

With it max height of 3 to 6 ft tall ( 90 cm to 180 cm ). The plant is a great plant for border.

As for pest and disease, the flower is quite pest and disease free.It is also deer resistant.
However, pay attention to leaf spot, blights, rusts, canker and Japanese Beetles.

Common Name: Scarlet rose mallow
Scientific Name: Hibiscus coccineus
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium to wet
Soil PH: 6.5 to. 6.8
Flower Color: Deep red
Special Characteristics: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 6 to 9
Height At Maturity: 36-72″
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Scarlet sage (Salvia splendens)

This plant is from Brazil. This plant is also know as tropical sage and grows at altitude of 6600 to 9800 ft ( 2000 to 3000 meters ). It needs warm year round weather with high humidity. The plant s 1,3 meters tall with smaller plants fit for bedding purpose. The plant is seen in any public garden in around the globe.

For North America Gardeners, the plant can’t stand freezing in winter. But, in cold climate it can grow as annual plant.

The height can reach up to 26 ft or 8 meters. But, there are dwarf types of the plant that are used for shrubs in the garden.

Common Name: Scarlet Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia splendens
Type: Perennial
Water: Moderate moisture
Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color: Red
Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, container, deer resistant, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 10 to 11
Height At Maturity: 24″ to 48″
Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

This plant is well know as straberry plant. This fruit is famous and usually grows activelly during spring and fall. In tropical countries, the plant grows on mountenous terrain where wheather is cool.Problems: Straberries ar prone to to some issues like leaf spots. wilts, blights, powdery mildew, rots and anthracnose.

This plant can be cultivated by removing and transplanting the runners.

Common Name: Scarlet strawberry
Scientific Name: Fragaria virginiana
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 6.0 to 6.5
Flower Color: White
Special Characteristics: Attracts birds, deer-resistant, showy flowers, edible
Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
Height At Maturity: 4-7”
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Scotts clematis (Clematis scottii)

Scotts clematis (Clematis scottii)

This flower is a plant for rich, fertile moist soil but also a well drained soils. It needs full sun to part shade especially in summer. The plant needs a few season to establish. The soils need to be drained well but can’t be completely dry.

Problems: no significant problems from insect or disease.

This plant is best used in large groups, border fronts, rock

Common Name: Scotts clematis
Scientific Name: Clematis scottii
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 7-8
Flower Color: Deep blue
Special Characteristics: Tolerates rabbit, deer-resistant, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 7
Height At Maturity: 9-12″
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

This is a spectacular flower with blue to purple petal’s color. The plant is a low maintenance type of plant. The character is quite similar to globe thistles. But, it has bract collar with distinctive color. The plant also dry tolerant dan can handle salt spray pretty well.

This plant is a low maintenance flower since too much water and fertilizer can cause trouble. Moreover, this plant doesn’t like to be moved to another pot.

This plant, with its quite “dry soils” requirement, can be used in dry spots in the garden. That is, the spots where your automatic hose can’t reach. Or, plant it somewhere between the sidewalk and the street.

However, planting the tall plant version of this flower needs some strudy support to keep it standing.

Common Name: Sea holly
Scientific Name: Eryngium planum
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry
Soil PH: 5.8 – 6.8
Flower Color: Steel blue
Special Characteristics: Showy flowers, cut flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
Height At Maturity: 24-36′
Sun: Full sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)

This is a temperate plants that lve in mountains and temperate coastal in northern hemisphere. The plant is small, great for covering and is pretty evergreen. The height only reaches 6 to 12 inches and if the soil is rich, the leaves will fall otward.

With its evergreen nature, It is best not to be cut back to the ground. That will affect the spring bloom.

The plant needs well drained soil. It is pretty drought tolerant and not good at moist soils. It causes root rot in the center.

If you know this plant to be short live, that’s because of its low requirement for water and soil fertility. Too much both fertility and water in the soil, the plant is easily dead. However, by “ignoring” the plant a little bit, it can live for many years.

Common Name: Sea thrift
Scientific Name: Armeria maritima
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry
Soil PH: 5.5-7.5
Flower Color: Pink to white
Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 6-12′
Sun: Full sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

Known as sensitive fern. This plant is reliable and is easy to grow.

Common Name: Sensitive fern
Scientific Name: Onoclea sensibilis
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium to wet
Soil PH: 5 – 6.5
Flower Color: Non-flowering
Special Characteristics: Cut flowers, Container, Easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 36″-48″
Sun: Full Shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana “Stella”)

Serbian bellflower - Campanula poscharskyana (Stella)

The plant is included in the semi-evergreen trailling perennial. It is valued for the wonderfil blue, 5-petals flower with blue and soft blue color.

Put this plant in a place where sunlight is ample. It survives winter with lots of sunlight. Needs water and to be watered regularly. But, not stagnant water in the pot.

But, also avoid direct sunlight at day. Yes, when the sun is hot and can dry the plant. Also, avoid places with strong winds which also can dry the plant.

It is a common practice to cut the plant at winter and doesn’t give it fertilizer, It doesn’t grow at winter anyway.

Common Name: Serbian bellflower
Scientific Name: Campanula poscharskyana “Stella”
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 6-8
Flower Color: Deep blue
Special Characteristics: Deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy to grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
Height At Maturity: 3-6″
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Seven Stars (Ariocarpus furfuraceus)

Seven Stars (Ariocarpus furfuraceus)

This succulent is a subtropical plants and is part of the family Cactaceae. This plant is actually very slow to grow, have thick tuberous tap roots and live solitary. Or, at least in small cluster of plants.

This plant prefers well drained soil with minimal humus. Make hole on the bottom of the pot and Allow time to make the soil dry completely between watering. Minimum temperature at winter is 12 degree Centigrate. However, some species can withstand cooler condition.

Keep tha plant away from watering during winter. Propagation is done by seed and is quite easy to do.

Common Name: Seven Stars
Scientific Name: Ariocarpus furfuraceus
Type: Cactus/Succulent
Water: Dry
Soil PH: 6.1-7.8
Flower Color: Pink, yellow

Special Characteristics: Container, showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Height At Maturity: 1-6″
Sun: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sub Type: Houseplant

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum × Superbum)

This is a very popular flower for garden as well as can be seen easily on the roadside. This plant is an easy to grow flower and is quite low maintenance. The flower looks simple yet very wonderful and fits almost every taste.

As perennials, the plants blooms regularly every year making the moment unforgettable.

And as garden flower, the plant is robust. It is drought tolerant, highly diesease free and deer resistant.

As a tip, remove immediately spent flower to promote new blooms

Common Name: Shasta Daisy
Scientific Name: Leucanthemum × Superbum
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry to medium
Soil PH: 6-8
Flower Color: White rays with yellow center
Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Container
Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
Height At Maturity: 24″-36″
Sun: Full Sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Shining blue star (Amsonia illustris)

Shining blue star (Amsonia illustris)

Common Name: Shining blue star
Scientific Name: Amsonia illustris
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 6.8-7.2
Flower Color: Light blue
Special Characteristics: Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 5 to 9
Height At Maturity: 24-36″
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)

The plant wants fairly medium moistured soil to grow.Also, requests for partial shade to full shading. Poorly drained and wet soils are big no, espacially when dealing with winter.

This flower is a nice and fame flower from Missouri. It is best for shaded garden, woodland garden, rock garden into naturalized area.

Problems: nothing serious. This flower goes dormant during summer.

Common Name: Shooting Star Flower
Scientific Name: Dodecatheon meadia
Type: Perennial
Water: Medium
Soil PH: 6.0 to 7.5
Flower Color: White, pink, purple
Special Characteristics: Showy flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 4 to 8
Height At Maturity: 9-18′
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Common Name: Showy milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias speciosa
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry to medium
Soil PH: 5.8 – 7.2
Flower Color: Purplish rose
Special Characteristics: Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, deer-resistant, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
Height At Maturity: 6-36″
Sun: Full sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Showy stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

Showy stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)

Sedum plants have a lot pf variety of height, forms and colors. And, these plants are also easy to take care of. Or, on the other words, require less maintenance.

The flowers don’t bloom until fall and the plant is both wet and drought resistance. Moreover, the buds form early and still wonderful during winter.

However, this plant is not deer rsistant. Deer eats the plants.

Common Name: Showy stonecrop
Scientific Name: Sedum spectabile
Type: Perennial
Water: Dry to medium
Soil PH: 6.1-7.8
Flower Color: Deep rose
Special Characteristics: Attracts birds and butterflies, Container
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 9
Height At Maturity: 12″-18″
Sun: Full Sun
Sub Type: Groundcover

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Most of these shrub roses are from crossing between old rose and modern one. And now, the plants are in various sizes and colors.

The flowers are the most interesting for this plant. They are usually large and interesting. And as for garden, the plant is tough and reliable.

Common Name: Shrub Rose
Scientific Name: Rosa
Type: Shrub
Water: Moderate
Soil PH: 6.5
Flower Color: Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Purple
Special Characteristics: Container, attracts birds and butterflies, Showy Flowers, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 10
Height At Maturity: 12″ to 240″
Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost”)

Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla ( Jack Frost )

The requirements for this plant to grow is not quite intimidating. Moderate moistured soils, partially shaded, consistent moist and rich soils. Generally is quite intoletant to dry soils and the foliage scorch at hot summer sun.

Problems: with snails and slugs.

Usage: for ground cover, borders, woodland and areas along water like streams or pond. Can be used in containers.

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Scientific Name: Brunnera macrophylla “Jack Frost”
Type: Perennial
Water: Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH: 5.8 to 6.0
Flower Color: Blue
Special Characteristics: Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 8
Height At Maturity: 12-18”
Sun: Part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla “Looking Glass”)

Siberian bugloss - Brunnera macrophylla ( Looking Glass )

Common Name: Siberian bugloss
Scientific Name: Brunnera macrophylla “Looking Glass”
Type: Perennial
Water: Needs moderate moisture
Soil PH: 6-8
Flower Color: Blue
Special Characteristics: Tolerates rabbit, showy flowers, easy-to-grow
Hardiness Zone(s): 3 to 7
Height At Maturity: 6-18″
Sun: Part shade
Sub Type: Groundcover

This is the list of more than 50 flowers that start with S. Have a nice day..

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