White Flowers: [Complete List of 16 Plants + Images]

As nature is magical, very generous and gives us daily the spectacle of admiring and caring for flowers,there are many differentiated white varietiesby the shape of its leaves, petals and stems.

Cultivating them becomes a wonderful art where giving them our dedication and effort will always be a task rewarded with an indisputably miraculous floral show.

because it is true thatgrowing white flowers is a sublime act of unrepeatable purity.

Although in Asia, they are also often used as a symbol of respect in the face of the loss of a very dear person and that is why they are associated with death, there is no need to fear the magic of white flowers, delicate and sublime, perfect ambassadors of innocence and peace.

But let’s see what are the species ofmost famous white flowers in the world.

16 Examples of White Flowers

White roses

Since time immemorial, giving white roses means loyalty, purity, delicacy, innocence, they evoke the purest love that a couple can feel.

That is why they are used as the main adornment in church weddings, where the bride displays a delicate bouquet of white roses in her hands, on the way to the altar.

Likewise, they are a fundamental part of the ornamental decoration of the altar and the church in general.

They are also a delicate present of solidarity, when given to sick people, because it means that we are aware of that loved one, for whom we have the best thoughts.

Roses, in general, are related to love.

The red ones speak of an intense love, a love of pure fire.There are more than 100 kinds of species in the world.

Originally from Asia, they managed to expand throughout Europe and America. They are distinguished from the others because their stems have thorns and their flowers are really beautiful with layers and layers of many petals. There are white, red, pink, yellow, orange and even some very exotic varieties in green or purple.

They are classified in roses ofscrub, bushes and climbers.

The orchids

There are many varieties and species of orchids in the world. They withstand different climates. Even, although it seems incredible, they have been found in the Arctic Circle, or in Tropical forests, because they like humid and warm climates.

Did you know…There are some 28,000 species of many and vivid colors and other hybrids created by the hand of man that reach the impressive sum of 50,000 thousand species.

For this reason, although it is quite difficult to characterize them, one of the common features of orchids is related to the stems, which look downwards, while the shape of their sepals or external whorls and two of the internal petals are very similar in appearance. most species.

There is an additional petal, called the lip or labellum, whichit manifests with greater power because it is greater.

This lower lip is usually colorful in species with white (purple) petals because this area serves as a landing platform for pollinating bees.

Most white orchids give off suggestive scents at night to attract their pollinators to multiply.

They are given on special occasions such as birth and baptism of children.

chinese jasmine

Chinese jasmine is a climbing plant that emits an exquisite floral perfume and is capable of decorating an environment with great elegance.

Initially, Chinese jasmine buds are a pinkish hue but this changes to a perfect white when the flowers arrive.

It behaves as a perennial plant in places where the temperature is warm and constant throughout the year.In sites with seasons and winters, it loses its leaves and produces new ones the following spring.


They are from Mexico, where they are even honored one day of the year.

They were exported for the first time to Spain in the year 1519. They have really fascinating varieties. They range from small, compact pompoms to large-headed flowers with curved ligules.

That is why it is considered one of the flowers with the greatest number of vibrant colors and world fame, although if we receiveWhite dahlias means that they are seducing us or making us fall in love.

In Victorian times it became popular among young people, who adopted it to send suggestive messages to their lovers. At that time she began to be known as the flower of betrayal.

Dahlias bloom in spring and die in winter. The white ones are impressive, but there are beautiful purple, yellow, orange, pink, red and purple ones.

white coves

Also known as Aro de Ethiopia or water lily, calla lilies are the flower of a herbaceous plant native to the African continent.

The flowers come out two or three per plant. Its white spathes are simply perfect.

There are more than 700 species of Anthuriums or Anthurium, its original name. They can be creepers or climbers and grow best under filtered light from trees or mesh.

Direct sun will burn its leaves and dry out its flowers., which have variations in size, depending on the species, as well as the morphology of their stems and their inflorescent colors.

The white cove is the most famous, although red ones also attract a lot of attention.


They are of the white flowers, the amaryllis are true queens of elegance.

Before the plant itself, its leaves appear, which is why its growth is very peculiar, so much so that the flower sprouts at the ends of very long stems, in a trumpet shape and with delicate yellow pistils that protrude.

Its flowering occurs in spring and lasts until summer, but beautiful long-lasting white, red and purple flowers also appear in December if they have the best care, such as a good substrate rich in organic matter, irrigation and adequate indirect light.

It comes from regions such as Peru, Brazil or Argentina, so it prefers to live in warm climates. It is one of the few bulbous plants capable of spending the night indoors for a long time, as long as it is cared for by reproducing its natural habitat.


These flowers, of some 250 species worldwide, come from Ipomoea purpurea, a climbing plant widely used in gardening to elegantly cover fences and gates.

Its petals are united in the shape of a trumpet, its intense green leaves are heart-shaped and come in white, purple, red, pink, blue or violet colors.

They reproduce by mirroring, but planting it in direct soil is more convenient. They do not tolerate very humid places and the best gift they give to nature is their ability to flower practically throughout the year and grow up to 2 meters high.

They have the peculiar property that they thrive in any type of soil, but with a special characteristic:They open during the day and close at if they were preparing to go to bed to sleep. And they expand covering everything, so it is not convenient to bring it too close to other different species.

The white bell has medicinal properties, because its leaves and roots have tannin and glycosides, which in infusions, function as: natural purgative, anti-inflammatory in cases of liver congestion and help in the evacuation of bile.

white rockroses

Coming from a shrub of the same name, they are from the Cistaceae family and abound throughout the western Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands.

Between April and June, the flowering season occurs, although it varies in different areas of Spain.

Unlike other flowers, the Jara sticky (Cistus ladanifer)it is larger and consists of 3 sepals and 5 petals up to 10 centimeters in diameter,with a very striking purple spot at the base of each petal and a filled yellow circle in the center.

Its spectacular flowers come from a shrub with an almost dry appearance, with perennial leaves and great resistance to the sun. It also produces good firewood, charcoal and its wood allows the manufacture of durable furniture.

They release a sticky substance called labdanum, used as cough syrup, because it has sedative properties. It is also used to combat gastritis, ulcers and various digestive problems.


Famous indeed are carnations in florists and gardens around the world.The whites symbolize the purest love, absolute innocence.

Its scientific name is Dianthus caryophyllus.

It is a very widespread herbaceous plant in the Iberian region. The curious thing is that each stem bursts into a very showy flower with jagged edges, with a strong fragrance and perennial flowering, all year round this bush gives us beautiful colors such as white, red, pink, yellow and even bicolor.

Wild carnations flower in spring and summer, but if they are controlled all year they will be in production. So they should be grown in well – drained soils, very porous so that their roots do not get waterlogged and rot, and with full exposure to optimum temperature of 22°C and 24°Cduring the day and between 10°C to 12° at night.


Native to Japan and South America, hydrangeas are world famous for these beautiful flowers that growgrouped in fairly luminous inflorescences.

Depending on the color, they will have several meanings,white alludes to purity, abundance and grace.

The external flowers, between 4 or 5 ovate petalsand about 10 thin stamens, they are covered with a membranous and colored cover, but their internal cover is tubular, with between 8 to 10 ribs or ramifications.

But it is a flower that needs to live with a lot of water and humidity. Hence, it reproduces a lot in the northern part of Spain. And although it supports low temperatures, it needs direct light, even though it does not tolerate extreme heat or sun.


The Cyclamen or cyclamen,it is a wonderful tuber plant that blooms spectacularly in winter. It does not present woody organs and for this reason it is considered herbaceous and perennial.

Its tubers can be rooted on the surface or only at the base.

Its fleshy leaves with a long petiole, have a mottled green color on the upper side and green or purple on the underside. But flowers are her greatest treasure.

They have large petals and are characterized by their chromatic variety. They are from white to pink, purple and give off a very pleasant attractive smell.

Originally from the Mediterranean forests, it grows in winter in the shade of the trees, so it can be said with total adherence to the truth that it is the enemy of heat.


If you are looking for a natural sweetener, the time has come to start growing stevia because you will not find a better option.

Stevia or stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) in addition to sweetening, can also be consumed fresh and even made infusions for the afternoon.

It can be considered as a medicinal and edible plant (although as always we recommend this under the supervision of a health professional).

Viburnum Opulus

The Viburnum Opulus is one of the species with the highest ornamental value due to the structure produced by its snowball-shaped flowers.

Being a bush, its height occupies a maximum of 5 meters, while the width does not go beyond 4 meters, which makes it an ideal option for your garden.

The plant known as Viburnum Opulus belongs to a large family of plants whose most interesting feature lies in its flowers. Because of the structure they produce, the Viburnum Opulus is also known as a snowball.


Lantana ((lan-tan-uh)) is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae.

Lantanas are very beautiful flowers, with ornamental value and that usually grow wild.

They are native to tropical America and Africa, but exist as an introduced species in many areas, especially the Australian Pacific region and southern and northeastern India.

The genus includes both herbaceous plants and shrubs growing up to 0.5-2 m tall.

Their common names are bush verbenas or lantanas. The generic name comes from late Latin, where it refers to Viburnum lantana.

Lantana’s aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow or blue and white flowers. Other colors exist as new varieties are selected.


The daisy is a perennial and hybrid flower. It can also be considered a fast-growing and ornamental plant.

It is often used by gardeners as beginners because it is easy to cultivate and grow.

Las margaritas suele ser de color blanco, pero también las podemos encontrar en tonos amarillos y violetas, con una gran variedad en los pétalos que rodean el tradicional ojo amarillo.

Algunas variedades más pequeñas pueden adornar las partes delanteras de los jardines, mientras que otras presentan grupos de follaje fuertes y atractivos que proporcionan un telón de fondo para otras plantas perennes de flor en el jardín.

Ajo de oso

Conocido como ajo de oso, rampas o ramson.

El Allium ursinum es un monocotiledóneo herbáceo bulboso y perenne, que se reproduce principalmente por medio de semillas.

Los bulbos estrechos se forman a partir de la base de una sola hoja y producen hojas enteras elípticas de color verde brillante de hasta 25 cm de largo x 7 cm de ancho con un peciolo de hasta 20 cm de largo.

La inflorescencia es una umbela de seis a 20 flores blancas, carente de los bulbos producidos por algunas otras especies de Allium como Allium vineale (ajo de cuervo) y Allium oleraceum (ajo de campo).

Las flores tienen forma de estrella con seis tépalos blancos, de unos 16-20 mm de diámetro, con estambres más cortos que el perianto.

El Árbol de Jacarandá

Este precioso árbol suele ocupar el ancho de un jardín delantero y se cubre de hermosas flores de color púrpura lavanda cada primavera.

Jacaranda mimosifolia is a subtropical tree native to south-central South America that has been widely planted elsewhere for its attractive, long-lasting purple and white flowers.

It is also known as jacaranda, blue jacaranda, black poui or tree fern.

Older sources call it Jacaranda acutifolia, but today it is usually classified as Jacaranda mimosifolia.

In scientific use, the name “jacaranda” refers to the genus jacaranda, which has many other members, but in horticultural and everyday use, it almost always refers to the blue jacaranda.

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White flower care

White flowers, due to their delicacy, generally require very specific care, since they are a challenge in terms of soil, climate, light and humidity. It is so vulnerable that if it is not properly cared for, it survives for a very short time. They must have a well-drained and moderately moist substrate.

Water the soil deeply and regularly, ideally in the morning to allow the leaves of the White flowers to be completely dry before nightfall. Avoid watering from above because excess water generates humidity that can attract fungi.

In summer, fertilize with organic matter, such as a compost to maintain the soil and help retain moisture. Some flowers, such as the White Orchid and the Daffodils are very easy to grow, since they are plants that are very resistant to the weather, pests and also diseases.

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Callisia Repens

Callisia repens, native to Central America, is an American plant belonging to the Commelinaceae family.It is a perennial succulent.

Small in size but big in satisfaction, it develops a stupendous leafiness, which greatly helps to embellish spaces at home.

Its leaves are beautiful, striking and although it does not exceed 30cm in height, its creeping tendency with fine upright stems that support heart-shaped leaves of an intense green.

Some have rather lanceolate leaves.

It is a plant that is so easy to propagate or multiply that it is enough to take one of its stems and keep it in a container with water so that it “lights up” quickly. It also serves a pot filled with good substrate.

You will see how at any time of the year you get new specimens of the Callisia. However, it is necessary that you trim the protruding stems delicately, to renew it.

But when you need it to grow as a hanging plant, let the stems hang as they see fit.

Meaning of these flowers

The meaning of White flowers is directly linked to their color, and according to gardening and bota professionals, each color has a different definition.

It is not only that White flowers are beautiful, but also that they are the essence of elegance and transparency.

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