The Most Different Types of White Flowers

A flower garden adds variety, beauty, and enhances the value of your home.

Types Of White Flowers

White Spring flowers will brighten your garden and blend well with all colors.

Many of the Spring flowers I’ve chosen are perennials because they will provide you with white blooms year after year.

With the right mixture of perennials and a few annual spring flowers, you can have a vibrant flower garden from the earliest days of Spring through the latest days of Fall!

White blooming flowers can soften the view of vibrantly colored flowers they’re planted beside. White enlarges your garden.

White flowers mix with all flower colors, and harmoniously blends the overall view, smoothing the transitions between colors that would normally clash if planted beside each other

Grouped together with 1 other plant of color, they can make that colored flower ‘pop’.

If you enjoy being outside in your flower garden during the moonlight, white Spring flowers are viewable and seem to glow in the moonlight as if they’re illuminated from within.

The Meaning of White Flowers

The color white is a symbol of peace and purity.

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The use of certain colored flowers can influence moods and perceptions.

Since the 1600s in Constantinople, flower symbolism has been a significant part of cultures and religions around the world.

Flowers accompany us in every major event in life. Birth, Marriage, Illness, Holidays, Special Occasions, and finally Death.

The first book written on flower symbolism was Le Language des Fleurs by Madame Charlotte de la Tour in 1819.

A White Flower breathes a touch of heaven in its petals. It represents heavenly, pious, and sincere feelings.

A white flower symbolizes “Innocence, Humility, Reverence, Peace, Purity, Perfection, Modesty, Virginity, Chastity, and Elegance.

If you’re planning a wedding, I think it would be awesome to choose the thought represented by some of the white flowers below for your bouquet.

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The usage of white flowers for weddings is related to religion, the bride advertises her purity, bringing good luck to the ceremony and the wedding couple’s future together.

A dried White Rose symbolizes “Death is preferable to the loss of virtue”.

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The meanings of ‘live’ white roses and rosebuds’ are included (if known) in the descriptions of the roses below.

The white Tulip flower is the symbol for “Forgiveness”.

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A white Zinna symbolizes “Goodness”.

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The white Carnation flower symbolizes “Innocence, Sweet and lovely, Pure love, a Woman’s good luck gift, and Remembrance”.

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A white Camellia symbolizes “You’re adorable”.

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The white Chrysanthemum symbolizes “Truth, and Slighted Love”.

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White Hollyhock flowers are the symbol for “Female Ambition”.

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White flowers are also used at funerals, representing peace.

The white dove is the universal symbol of peace. White bouquets, wreaths, or casket sprays are a message of peace and tranquility wished for the soul of the deceased.

This page was created to help every flower gardener, from the beginner to the seasoned master.

Many times when planning your flowerbeds, you may know that you would like a certain flower color in a certain spot; and viewing the numerous nursery websites can become overwhelming with all of Springs flowers’ colors presented together.

With this page, you can choose the white flowers easily.

Scattered among the white flowers below are more symbolisms of the certain flowers that are presented.

Gladiolus Flowers

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The Gladiolus symbolizes ‘Strength of character’, ‘Give me a break’, ‘Really sincere’, ‘the Roman Gladiators’, ‘Love at first sight, ‘Preparedness’, ‘Strength’, and ‘Splendid beauty’.

In the 17th century, Gladiolus was named ‘Twelve Apostles’ and/or ‘Ladder to Heaven’.

To extend the time of flower availability of your Gladiolus, plant them in two-week intervals from early Spring through June. Increase water and fertilizer when the blooms begin to develop.

Coneflowers for your Spring Garden

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This is cool, a white Coneflower with green centers! Songbirds love Echinaceas (Coneflowers).

More compact than other Echinceaa, the Mature Height is 16 to 18 inches, and Mature Spread is 16 to 18 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-8.

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Another White Flowering Coneflower is ‘Milkshake’ with a contrasting yellow center.

Mature Height is 30 – 36 inches.

Space plants 24 inches apart in the Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 5-9.

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The Coneflower ‘Purity’ is a new Coneflower featuring pristine white 4.5″ flowers.

Mature Height is 20 to 24 inches.

The mature Spread is 20 to 24 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sunny areas.

For Zones 4-9.

The root of Echinacea (Coneflower) has been used by herbalists to increase immunity, reduce the effects of colds and flu’s, fight off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, purify the blood, and flush waste from the lymphatic system.

White Gladiolus

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This Peacock Gladiolus produces flowers that appear to be white stars with mahogany eyes.

Blooms from July-August.

Mature Height is 36 inches.

Plant 5 inches deep, and space them 8 inches apart in the Full Sun.

For Zones 7-11.

Other zones are possible by digging them out when their leaves turn yellow, dipping in a fungicide, and storing them in a cool, dry frost-free place.

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The Gladiolus ‘White Prosperity’ has magnificent pure white blooms that Mature at a Height of 36 to 60 inches.

Blooms from July-August.

Plant them 5 inches deep, and space them 5 inches apart in the Full Sun.

For Zones 8-11.

Other zones are possible by digging them out when their leaves turn yellow, dipping in a fungicide, and storing them in a cool, dry frost-free place.

How about a White Butterfly Plant

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The Butterfly Plant ‘Ice Ballet‘ has snow-white flowers, and is a beacon for butterflies, especially Monarch butterflies for laying their eggs.

Mature Height is 18 – 36 inches.

Plant them 1 inch deep and space them 18 – 24 inches apart, in the Full Sun to Partial Sunny areas.

For Zones 3-9.

Egret Flower

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The uniquely beautiful Egret Flower has blooms that look like birds in flight.

The exotic white flowers bloom in May-June.

Deer resistant.

In the colder Northern Zones, protect with mulch. Mature Height is 12 to 14 inches.

Plant at a depth of 1 inch, and space them 6 inches apart in the Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 5-10.

Daisies

Daisies require Full Sun with fertile, well-drained soil. They’re heat tolerant, but should be kept well watered in the Summer.

Daisies are resistant to deer and attract birds, bees, and butterflies.  A Daisy symbolizes ‘Innocence’, ‘Loyal love’, ‘I’ll never tell’, and ‘Purity’.

‘Vanilla Spoon’ White Daisy Spring Flower

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I love this unique white Daisy! The ‘Vanilla Spoon‘ has spoon-shaped white petals, and the daisy-like flowers bloom from Spring until Fall.

This Daisy does not need deadheading! Mature Height is 12 to 20 inches.

The mature Spread is 12 to 14 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-11. Can become a perennial in Zones 9-11.

Shasta Daisy

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Daisy – Shasta ‘Aglaya‘ has 3-inch white blooms with crested yellow centers.

This flower will bloom for several months in your flower garden by cutting them back (deadheading) regularly.

Mature Height is 24 to 36 inches.

The mature Spread is 16 to 20 inches.

Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 5-9.

Soprano Daisy

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The Daisy Soprano ‘White Improved’ has leaves that are aromatic when bruised.

It has a much more compact growth than others with a Mature Height of 6 to 10 inches, and a Mature Spread of 8 to 10 inches.

Additional blooms are possible by cutting them back (deadheading) regularly.

Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 5-11. Winter hardy only in Zones 10-11.

Look at this Precious White Bleeding Heart Flower!

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Bleeding Heart ‘Ivory Hearts‘ has sweet, heart-shaped pure white flowers, and blooms from late Spring into late Summer.

I’ve got the pink and white bleeding heart plant, but I had never known of this all-white one! Mature Height is 8 to 12 inches.

The mature Spread is 12 to 15 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-8.

Dahlia Flowers

Dahlia’s symbolism is ‘Dignity’, ‘Elegance’, and ‘Forever Thine’.

White Dahlias

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This Dahlia’s petals surround a honeycomb center for a distinctive new look for your flower garden with 3-inch blooms.

Mature Height is 16 to 18 inches.

Plant in Full Sun, spacing them 12 inches to 18 inches apart.

For Zones 4-10.

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Dahlia ‘Klondike’ is a semi-Cactus variety that’s a consistent award-winner at flower shows with 5 inches to 6-inch white blooms.

Mature Height is 30 to 36 inches.

Plant in Full Sun spaced 18 inches to 24 inches apart.

For Zones 8-10.

Other zones (zones 3-7) are possible by digging them out and storing them just before the first frost in your area in a cool, dry frost-free place.

A Huge Hydrangea

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Hydrangea ‘Incrediball‘ is a new and improved ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea with strong, hefty stems, that won’t droop, and large dark green leaves.

The massive 12-inch blooms emerge lime green, changing to white, then turn green again as they age.

During hot, dry summers additional watering is required to keep them flowering.

In the Southern areas, it should be planted in Partial Shade and moist well-drained soil for best results. Mature Height is 4 to 5 feet.

The mature Spread is 4 to 5 feet.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade.

For Zones 4-9.

Hydrangea’s symbolism is ‘Thank-you for understanding’, ‘Frigidity’, and ‘Heartlessness’.

‘First Love’ Gardenia

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Rose of Sharon / Hibiscus ‘White Chiffon’

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Rose of Sharon – Hibiscus ‘China Chiffon’

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White Hibiscus

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I’ve grown the Hibiscus ‘Luna White’ for many years.

The white blooms are very large (up to 8 inches!) with a burgundy/red center.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Mature Height is 2 to 3 feet.

The mature Spread is 2 to 3 feet.

Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 4-9.

Jasmine

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Poppies

The Poppy flower is symbolized by ‘Imagination’, ‘Beauty’, ‘Magic’, and ‘Loyalty and faith between lovers.

And a White Poppy symbolises ‘Consolation’, ‘Oblivion’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Sleep’, ‘Eternal sleep’, ‘Peace’, ‘Rest’, and ‘Repose’.

Oriental Poppies go dormant in the mid-Summer after they’re done blooming.

Water during dry weather, but after they have finished blooming and the leaves begin to die down, they should be let alone for the roots seem to enjoy thorough baking during the hottest months. Mulch in the Winter.

After Oriental Poppies are satisfactorily situated they should be allowed to remain undisturbed for a number of years.

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Poppy – Oriental ‘Casino’ has white flower blooms with a dark burgundy center.

Mature Height is 16 to 20 inches.

The mature Spread is 14 to 18 inches.

Plant in the Full Sun.

For Zones 3-7.

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Poppy – Oriental ‘Miss Piggy’ has double 10 inch white blooms with a bit of soft pink and dark purple stamens. Mature Height is 25 to 30 inches.

The mature Spread is 18 to 24 inches.

Plant in the Full Sun.

For Zones 3-7.

Sweet Pea ‘Pearl White’ Flowers

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Roman Chamomile

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White Delphiniums

In the 17th century, Delphiniums were called ‘Mary’s Tears’.

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Delphinium ‘Black Eyed Angels’ has large spires of frilly white blooms with black centers.

Mature Height is 3 to 5 feet.

The mature Spread is 18 to 24 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-7.

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Delphinium ‘Double Innocence’ has large coarsely textured leaves that make it attractive even when it’s not in bloom.

Mature Height is 3 to 4 feet.

The mature Spread is 1 to 2 feet.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-7.

Five Spot

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Impatiens

Impatiens are symbolic of ‘Motherly Love’. In the medieval Mary gardens devoted to the Virgin Mary, Impatiens plants were called ‘Our Lady’s Earrings’. The individual colors have not been given separate meanings.

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Impatiens ‘Rockapulco White’ has the ability to light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature white rosebuds.

Requires no cutting back (deadheading) to produce blooms all summer long.

Mature Height is 10 to 20 inches.

The mature Spread is 10 to 12 inches. Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-11. Can become a perennial in Zones 9-11.

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Impatiens ‘Super Sonic White’ is a vigorously growing New Guinea Impatiens bred and selected for superior performance.

It has large (up to 3 inches) white flowers, and is a bit more sun-loving than the other Impatiens.

They will tolerate more sun if their roots are kept moist.

Mature Height is 12 to 18 inches.

The mature Spread is 9 to 12 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-11. Can become a perennial in Zones 9-11.

Globe Amaranth – Gomphrena

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‘Bunny Tails’

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‘Illinois Bundleflower’

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White Phlox Flowers

Phlox flowers are symbolized as ‘Our souls are united’.

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Phlox – Hardy Tall ‘David’ has fragrant pure white large (5 to 6 inch) flower heads.

Attracts butterflies.

Mildew Resistant. Mature Height is 24 to 36 inches.

Plant in the Full Sun to Partial Sun spaced 18 to 20 inches apart.

For Zones 3-8.

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Phlox ‘Shorty White’ would look fabulous grown next to the taller white Phlox above! Mature Height is 12 to 15 inches.

The mature Spread is 8 to 12 inches.

Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 4-8

‘White Queen’ Cleome Flowers

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‘Crystal Star’ Columbine

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White Lilies

A White Lily symbolizes “Virginity, Purity, Majesty, Sweetness, Chastity, and It’s heavenly to be with you”.

‘Casablanca’ Lily

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Lily – Oriental ‘Casablanca’ produces large fragrant white blooms.

Mature Height is 36 to 60 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun at a depth of 8 inches, spacing them 4 to 6 inches apart.

For Zones 3-8.

‘Sunday Gloves’ Daylily

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Lily Of The Valley

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This variety of The Lily of the Valley is a fragrant white flower that is unusual because its bell-shaped flowers are actually double! Mature Height is 6 to 8 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Sun at a depth of 3 inches, spacing them 1 to 2 inches apart.

For Zones 3-9.

Lily of the Valley’s symbolism is ‘Sweetness’, ‘Tears of the Virgin Mary’, ‘Humility’, ‘You’ve made my life complete’, ‘Return to happiness’, and ‘Trustworthy’.

Clematis Flowers

The Clematis’ symbolism is ‘Artifice (ingenuity)’

White Clematis

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The White Flowering Clematis ‘Arctic Queen’ has fully doubled 5″ flowers from May through August.

The mature Spread is 1 to 2 feet.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 4-9.

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Another white flowering Clematis is Henry, a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. The mature Spread is 3 feet. Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun. For Zones 4-8.

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‘Immortality’ Iris

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Immortality

The Iris Immortality is a fragrant and reblooming bearded iris that has pure white flowers and cream-colored beards.

Deer Resistant.

Drought Tolerant.

Mature Height is 30 to 40 inches.

The mature Spread is 18 to 24 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-9.

The Iris symbolizes ‘Faith’, ‘Wisdom’, ‘Valor’, ‘Hope’, ‘My compliments’, ‘Cherished friendship’, ‘Promise in love’, and ‘Inspiration’.

Irises were used in the religious Mary Gardens.

The blade-shaped foliage represents “Mary’s Sword of Sorrows” denoting the sorrows which “pierced her heart”.

Peony Flowers

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Peony Tree ‘Renkaku’ has large (10 inches or more!) double white blooms that start to flower from late April to early May.

A mature plant can have in excess of a hundred flower blooms.

Mature Height is 48 to 60 inches.

Plant in the Full Sun at a depth of 1 to 2 inches, spacing them 24 to 36 inches apart.

For Zones 3-9.

The peony was first named the ‘Pentecost Rose’ in the 17th century.

How About A White Flowering Shamrock?

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Oxalis – Shamrock – ‘Charmed Wine’ has dainty white flowers blushed with a maroon hue that looks like a wine stain on white fabric when wet; and velvety violet wine-colored shamrock-shaped leaves.

Mature Height is 12 to 16 inches. The mature Spread is 12 to 14 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-11.

Can become a perennial in Zones 9-11.

The Shamrock is symbolized as ‘Lightheartedness’.

More New Additions

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The Bacopa Giant Snowflake is an instant hit with gardeners. Incredibly vigorous and versatile. Giant Snowflake has jumbo white flowers.

Mature Height is 3 – 5 inches.

The mature Spread is 20 – 30 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-11. This plant can become a perennial in Zones 9-11

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Hummingbirds love the ‘White Clips’ Bellflower.

White blooms from late Spring to late Summer by cutting them back (deadheading) regularly.

Hardy in fertile soil with a neutral to alkaline pH.

Lime can be added to the soil to obtain these conditions.

Mature Height is 6 to 8 inches.

The mature Spread is 12 to 24 inches. Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-8.

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Bloodroot’ refers to the reddish sap that exudes from the root when it is cut.

Has white double pompon-shaped blooms when planted in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

Mature Height is 6 – 8 inches.

Space them 12 inches apart.

For Zones 3-9.

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Mr. Morse Brunnera is considered to be one of the Top Ten Must-Have shade plants! Mature Height is 12 to 15 inches.

The mature Spread is 12 to 15 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade.

For Zones 3-8.

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The Calibrachoa is very similar to a miniature Petunia.

Vigorous and fast-growing, producing hundreds of white flowers that bloom from Spring until the First Frost.

Mature Height is 6 – 10 inches.

The mature Spread is 24 – 36 inches. Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 3-11, they can become a perennial in Zones 7-11.

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Candytuft ‘Tahoe’ blooms from mid-Spring to late Spring.

It’s a fast-growing ground cover with a Mature Height of 8 to 10 inches, and a Mature Spread of 18 to 24 inches.

Plant in Full Sun.

For Zones 3-9.

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The White flowers of the Chinchincheree can be extremely long-lasting cut flowers.

Mature Height is 36 inches.

Plant 3 – 5 inches deep, and space them 2 – 4 inches apart in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 7-10.

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This Geranium has double white blooms with a pink/purple center.

It is a much shorter variety than most geraniums with a Mature Height of 10 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Shade areas at a depth of 1 inch.

Space plants 18-24 inches apart.

For Zones 4-8.

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Jack in the Pulpit ‘Sikokianum’ has a spathe of dark purplish/brown and a white club-shaped spadix.

Mature Height is 36 inches.

Plant in Full Shade to Partial Sun at a depth of 4 inches, spaced 3 to 6 inches apart.

For Zones 5-9.

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Lobelia ‘Laguna White’ is a low-maintenance plant, known for its Heat Tolerance and Cold Tolerance.

Mature Height is 8 to 10 inches.

The mature Spread is 6 to 10 inches.

Plant in the Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-11. Can become a perennial in Zones 9-11.

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The Monk’s Cap ‘Grandiflora Alba’ has beautiful clusters of white flower spikes with violet at the tips that look like a Monk’s hood.

This plant wants persistently moist well-draining soil in a sunny location or very slightly shaded; it will not bloom well in much shade.

Mature Height is 36 to 48 inches.

Plant in Full Sun at a depth of 1 to 2 inches, spacing them 18 inches apart.

For Zones 3-8.

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The Prairie Mallows ‘Candida’ looks similar to Hollyhocks, but is not as tall or aggressively self-seeding as a Hollyhock.

‘Candida’ has white blooms that are 2 inches wide.

Mature Height is 25 to 30 inches.

Plant in Full Sun at a depth of 1 to 2 inches, spacing them 12 to 18 inches apart.

For Zones 5-9.

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The Summersweet ‘Vanilla Spice’ attracts butterflies with its fragrant white flowers.

Mature Height is 3 to 6 feet.

The mature spread is 3 to 6 feet.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 4-9.

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Verbena Lanai ‘Blush White’ blooms from Spring to Fall with bright white flowers and pale yellow centers by cutting them back (deadheading) regularly.

Attracts butterflies.

Mature Height is 6 to 12 inches.

The mature Spread is 12 to 24 inches.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Sun.

For Zones 3-11. Can become a perennial in zones 9-11.

Verbena’s symbolism is ‘Pray for me’, and ‘Sensibility’.

White Roses

White Roses symbolize ‘Innocence’, ‘Youthfulness’, ‘Charm’, ‘Purity’, ‘Virtue’, ‘You’re heavenly’, ‘Silence’, ‘Reverence’, ‘Humility’, ‘Eternal Love’, ‘Wistfulness’, ‘Secrecy’, and ‘I am worthy of you’.

A White Rosebud is symbolized as ‘Girlhood’, and ‘Heart ignorant of love’

French Lace Rose

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Rose ‘French Lace’ has fragrant soft cream/white flowers with a deeper colored center.

Mature Height is 3 to 4 feet.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shady areas, spacing them at 30 to 36 inches apart.

For Zones 5-9.

Blanc Double de Coubert Rose

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Rose ‘Blanc Double de Coubert’ has large, and intoxicatingly fragrant double white flowers.

Mature Height is 5 to 7 feet. Blooms appear in April.

Plant in the Full Sun.

For Zones 3-7.

‘Honey Bun’ Roses

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‘Lichfield Angel’ English Roses

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At The End

I hope this list of different types of white flowers was helpful.

If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

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