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Flowers That Start With K – (Beautiful, Thrives In Spring, Perennials)

If you are searching for flowers that start with k but before that let me tell you many people just like you and I am curious whether the letter k has names with any flower. Also there are many people who get inspiration when choosing a good name for a newly born baby. It really helps most of us.

Flowers that start with k are Knautia, Kaffir lily, Kiwi, Kangaroo  Paw, Kniphofia ‘little maid’ , king’s mantle and much more. They are beautiful, spring bloomers, some are perennial and few are flowers. I have seen most of the flowers, I really feel good when they are around in a garden. I once visited my friend’s grandpa’s hometown where I found Knautia Arvensis everywhere and that place looked magical. 

Most of the flowers that begin with letter k, not only bloom in spring but also they are perennial means it can be grown every year and we can have those blooms from spring to summer. I have even added most of these beautiful and appealing flowers to my own garden. Flowers that make you feel like “yes, i want that ” is the dialogue that just comes from the heart. Now let’s move onto the list of 19 flowers you may be interested in.

Flowers That Start With K

1 . Knautia Macedonica 2 . Kaffir Lily
3 . Kiwi Flowers 4 . Kangaroo Paw Flower
5 . Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’ 6 . Kiss Me Not Flower
7 . Kniphofia 8 . King Protea
9 . Kolkwitzia 10 . Knautia Arvensis
11 . Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher 12 . Magnolia kobus
13 . Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’ 14 . Kniphofia Bees Lemon
15 . Kyushu Meadow Rue 16 . King’s Mantle
17 . Kalmia 18 . Keli Flower
19 . Kalanchoe

1 . Knautia Macedonica

Knautia Macedonica is the flowers that start with K that comes to my mind. It is a annual as well as short lived perennial flowering plant that grows 2 feet and spreads 2 feet , caring is easy. These flowers bloom in the Summers and fall months from july to sept. Once they bloom they are removed so that new flowers can get a chance to bloom. Knautia Macedonica are short lived scabiosa-like flowering plants with purple to reddish colour in its flowers.

They prefer full sun but can grow in partial shade as well. The type of soil Knautia likes is moist. It has green leaves at the bottom as well & higher ups on the stem with space. It belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family and they are native to Europe, mainly the central part of all those countries. It is commonly known by the name Kanautia and also known by the name Macedonian Scabious.

flowers that start with k

2 . Kaffir Lily

Kaffir lily is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family, they mainly bloom in Mid Spring to Summer months. Although it is discovered in South Africa, they are quite popular in many developed countries like the United States, Japan, New Zealand and also in china.  These flowering plants are easy to grow and care for, if you want to grow best in the gardening area. It grows over 17 inches and it comes in various colours including white, orange and red flowers.

Kaffir lilies take time to grow when started with seeds and you won’t find bloom for 2-3 years and after that it can be seen producing flowers in spring months.They are easy caring flowers that need partial shade. If you think they can get damaged in the freezing cold then take out the bulb/rhizomes just before winter as they need an ideal temperature and conditions to grow properly.

You can still grow them as houseplants indoors the whole year. Its flowers are trumpet shaped and these blooms are covered by large dark leaves of Kaffir lily. 

"Kaffir

3 . Kiwi Flowers

Kiwi is a fruit plant and it has kiwi flowers both grown on individual kiwi plants so don’t be confused but yes you may get difficulty in finding who is the female and male kiwi flower. Kiwi fruits are nutritious and before fruits there is always a bloom so it blooms in the month of spring to summer depending on the quality of fertiliser and plant food. 

If you ever wanted to grow kiwi fruit, then every 8-9 females of kiwi flowers need one male so it can fuse to make the fruit. Female kiwi flowers have sticky stigmas on the bloom. Check the centre of the flower. It is not an easy caring fruit plant but if provided good sunlight, moist soil not soggy and a lot of nutrients then definitely it can produce kiwi fruits.

Kiwi Flowers

4 . Flowers That Start With K : Kangaroo Paw Flower

Kangaroo paw flower is also a flowers that start with K, also known by the name red and green kangaroo paw. It has green, long leaves that are linear in shape and flowers are tabular in appearance that do attract surrounding birds as well as hummingbirds.  The leaves have a known pattern with the length of 40-60cm and they are easy to grow in many environments like if you grow them in full sun with heavy heat. The scientific name of this flowering plant is Anigozanthos manglesii and it belongs to haemodoraceae. You can expect the flower to bloom between spring and fall , so it is one of the best looking plants.

Kangaroo Paw Flower

5 . Kniphofia ‘Little Maid’

It is a perennial plant with a height of over 2 feet having narrow green leaves and yellowish flowers with clusters of cylindrical shape. These flowers initially look green then turn to white and slowly change to yellow. It is easy to grow flower plants belonging to the South African region, also known by the name little maid poker plant. The leaves are very similar to grasses grown in our lawns while the flowers grow up-straight and the bloom time is from spring to summer. Watering needs are low so no need to worry when growing kniphofia little maid.

Kniphofia 'Little Maid'

6 . flowers that start with k – Kiss Me Not Flower

The scientific name of this plant is Euphorbia milii and it belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. The flowers are in red colour and look like lips trying to kiss as they are inwards grown. If you ever see these flowers it has 2 petals that connect to the middle layer making a proper lip-like appearance. It is also known by the name Crown-of-thorns , Christ thorn and they bloom whole years except January and february. growth rate is slow compared to other plants . Expect the flower to bloom in winters , spring and summers.

flowers that start with k - kiss me not flower

7 . Kniphofia

Kniphofia is a plant that produces upright tall red yellowish flowers and the best part is they attract hummingbirds and butterflies which makes the plant more popular. They are easy to grow and grow in big areas, they have cone-like shapes and multi-colored flowers. These flowers bloom from the start of summer to fall. Also known by the name red hot poker plant, tritoma, knofflers and they belong to the asphodelaceae family. They are native to Africa , sometimes called torch lilies because of the red, orange yellow flowering pigmentation.

 

8 . King Protea

King Protea belongs to South Africa and is a member of proteaceae. The flower itself is a national flower of South Africa. The height of the plant grows from 20 inches to 5 feet and expect the bloom to appear in Summer to Winter’s November month. This is quite similar to lotus flower in terms of looks and how it has managed to open most of the leaves just like the lotus but you have to wait for the plant to blossom as it takes more than 6 years to get mature then it will produce flowers over 9 in numbers. The colour of the flower is pinkish, white, and cream. It is also known by the name King Sugar Bush, giant protea and honeypot. It is an evergreen, easy to grow plant that spreads over 1m wide as well.

King Protea

9 . Kolkwitzia

Kolkwitzia is a flowering plant that grows just like a shrub, which is why people sometimes call it a beauty bush. It first appeared in Eastern part of china and flower can bloom between spring to early summer(till may). Flowers are in bell shaped with white or pinkish blooms, it can grow over 9 feet tall and they belongs to honeysuckle family. It is a popular plant but still you need to take extra care in winters and sometimes changes its place to warm temperature area so that it can survive. 

Kolkwitzia

10 . Knautia Arvensis

Knautia arvensis is one of beautiful flowers that comes with pinkish blooms. These plants are perennial plants meaning they can grow year after year in lawns and gardens. They may attract flies like butterflies and other honeybees that do get attracted to these kinds of flowers. It has other names like field scabiosa and you can expect the flowering in the month of July or in summers.

It is Member of the honeysuckle family and comes from Europe’s North part. They have a height of over 38 inches and they looks amazing with the those little cluster of petals.

knautia arvensis

11 . Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher

Kolkwitzia dream catcher belongs to the Caprifoliaceae family and is an easy to grow flowering plant. It is hardy to zone 4 to 8 and is able to grow in full direct sunlight. It is also known by the name beauty bush. The flower of kolkwitzia dream catcher blossoms in the month of april to may. It can be used as fencing, hedge, ground cover etc. Flowers are generally in pink colour and it has round bell shaped. Its foliage retains its colour and attractiveness for quite some time then changes to yellow then orange to gold. The height of this flowering plant is over 9 feet and it spreads to 9 feet.

Kolkwitzia Dream Catcher

12 . Magnolia kobus

Magnolia kobus is flowering shrub or tree, blooms for the short time. It can also be termed as a tree because when it gets mature it will spread in pyramidal form. Commonly you can call it kobus magnolia, it is discovered in japan. This tree belongs to magnoliaceae family and it blooms in the spring months basically march to april. It has green leaves with white flowers often pinkish look brightened. They are easy to grow and this tree has a height of over 33 feet and it also spreads to the same length. Kobus magnolia can adjust to partial shade as well as full sun, in both environments it can grow.

Magnolia kobus

13 . Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’

It is a cone shaped flowering plant having light yellowish colour and it is one of the largest lilies of all the kniphofia plants. It also comes from Madagascar and the South African region. USDA hardiness zone for the percy’s pride is 6. This plant has green leaves  and they bloom  many times in a year so that makes it a popular choice for many gardeners. 

Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride'
Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

14 . Kniphofia Bees Lemon

Bee Lemon Kniphofia is also a cone shaped red hot poker plant. It comes with green colour at top and bottom can be seen in lime to yellowish in colour. It does attract bees that’s why the name is written but basically if you see them it does look like bees, this also attracts butterflies. It can bloom in july to september months and height can be over 2 feet. Height of this plant is over 2.5 feet tall and it spreads to 2 feet. USda zone for bee lemon is 6. 

15 . Kyushu Meadow Rue

Kyushu meadow rue is a perennial plant grows in partial to full shade. The flower has showy lavender or purplish colour and that’s why it’s popular and has the ability to attract butterflies and bees. You can expect the blossom in late spring or in start of summers. The height of this plant is over 9 to 12 inches and it can spreads over 17 inches. the usda zone for the meadow rue is 3 to 8b. The plant is native to japan and it comes from the thalictrum family. Commonly known by the name Dwarf meadow rue and the flowers appear as stars and size is small but it sure is so beautiful. It can be grown in gardens, lawns and near the window outside the house. 

Kyushu Meadow Rue
Schnobby, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

16 . King’s Mantle

King’s mantle is a shrub based plant belonging to the thunbergia family. The flowers are purplish with yellow in the middle. You can expect the bloom to show in summers but they can be seen all time in the year. The height of the shrub is over 3 to 5 feet and it is a vigorous grower. It can be used as a hedge, corner shrub, grown sideways with palm trees, or used as a single plant for attraction. They require full sun but are able to grow in partial shade(expect the growth to be slower). Most people prune the shrub once it grows over 5 feet but it depends on the house and the space availability.

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Kings mantle
David E Mead, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

 17 . Kalmia

Kalmia is another flowers that start with k is shrub type flowering plant belongs to North America Eastern part. It is known by various names including American Laurel, ivy bush, Mountain Ivy, Calico Bush and much more. You can expect the shrub to grow over 25 feet. It is member of Ericaceae family and the scientific name of this plant is kalmia latifolia. The blooms are produced in the summer months or late spring. Generally the height would be around 2-5m tall and they spread rounding to their needs. Generally they are easy to grow and shrubs have different blossoms like white, pink, lavender, purple. The flowers are lookalike inward umbrellas with multiple dots or different colours. It also has some medicinal properties which were used back in ancient times.

kalmia

18 . Keli Flower

Keli flower is large petals and they plant grow over 6 feet tall. These flowering plants belong to the Cannaceae family and are native to South and North America. You can expect the bloom in fall season or in start of summer. Keli flowers have bright orange colour and leaves are large enough to make the plant more attractive. These are attracted by hummingbirds and it is known by the name canna lily, this name comes from its family name and the similarity of lily blossom.

keli flower

19 . Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a perennial plant that produces white, pink, yellow, orange, and red flowers. It is discovered in Madagascar and belongs to the Crassulaceae family. You can expect the blooms in summer, spring , autumn. These flowers can stay healthy for a few weeks then start dropping so before this you can pay a visit to the gardens of kalanchoe. It has more than 120 species and it is a succulent based plant. Growing kalanchoe in the ground is easy and if you grow it in a pot container then it needs special attention. Leaves are oval shaped  quite beautiful with those flowers.

kalanchoe

 

Annual flowers that start with k

Knautia Macedonica is the only annual flower that I know which grows in a year. Once they bloom in a year, in winters they can’t survive so die. You can take the seeds and grow it every year that is possible for an annually growing plant.

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