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35 Flowers That Start With D (List) – Plant Info & Pictures

35 Flowers That Start With D (List) – Plant Info & Pictures

Are you currently experiencing attraction towards any flower beginning with the letter D? Or perhaps you’re hoping to pleasantly surprise a special someone named Daphne, Daisy, or Dianella with a bouquet of their namesake?

However you stumbled across this list, get ready to be charmed by these distinctive, dreamy flowers beginning with (yep, you guessed it) the letter D…

1. Daffodil 

A patch of yellow daffodils with orange centers.

These cheery springtime symbols have bright yellow-white trumpet-shaped blooms on dark-green stalks sitting 6 to 30 inches high.

Daffodils bloom in spring and late winter and also come in peach/orange/red varieties. Plant them in full sun and slightly acidic soil.

2. Dahlberg Daisy

Dahlberg daisies in full bloom.

At 6 to 12 inches, these dainty golden-yellow daisies in feathery green foliage provide stunning and fragrant groundcover.

They bloom from late summer to fall and also come in deep orange tones. Start them indoors for earlier blooming.

3. Dahlia

Several varieties of brightly colored dahlia flowers.

These vibrant blossoms range from 6 inches to 5 feet tall, featuring small pompom-sized heads to large dinner-plate-sized starbursts in every color of the rainbow!

Dahlia’s bloom in summer and need deep watering – with so many varieties, be sure to choose the right one for your grow zone.

4. Daisy 

A common daisy flower with more in the background.

Classic daisies bloom in summertime and can feature single or double white petals with a sunny, yellow center borne on dark green stalks measuring 10 inches to 2 feet tall.

They also come in pink and red varieties and won’t tolerate soggy soil.

5. Dalmatian Bellflower

Pretty blue dalmatian bellflowers.

These 3 to 6 inch-high blossoms make charming border flowers with their violet/blue bell-shaped heads among medium-green leaves.

Dalmatian bellflowers bloom from late spring to fall and perform best in climates where night temps don’t exceed 70°F.

6. Dalmatian Iris

Two Dalmatian iris flowers blooming outdoors.

A tall, showy flower, Dalmatian irises feature pale-blue blossoms amid gray-green leaves and stand 24-36 inches tall.

These bloom in late spring through early summer and also come in lavender and deep-purple shades. Give them a full sun spot and well-draining soil to help them prosper.

7. Dandelion

Dandelions growing and blooming along a wood fence.

The prettiest weed there is – dandelions bloom throughout spring and fall and feature a rosette of golden-yellow petals on 2- to 6-inch dark-green stalks.

They also come in rare white/peach/purple varieties and do best in garden climates that stay consistently at 70°F and above.

8. Daphne

A light purple flower on a Daphne shrub.

This pretty shrub plant features clusters of tiny pink/purple/cream flowers on evergreen leaves and blooms in early summer.

Daphne blossoms will grow up to 1.5 meters tall and do best when grown in moist soil in zones 5-9.

9. Datura

Pretty orange Datura flowers, or angel's trumpets, blooming.

Datura features showy white trumpet-shaped blooms among bushy, dark-green foliage which grows around 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.

Flowers can also be purple/red/yellow and bloom from summer through to frost. Plant in rich, loamy soil for the best success.

10. Daylily

A close look at several orange daylilies in full bloom.

These dainty orange lily-shaped flowers bloom from spring to fall on 24 to 30-inch medium green stalks, though single blossoms last only one day, hence the name.

Daylilies also come in pink/purple/red varieties and need nutrient-rich soil and full sunlight.

11. Delosperma

A patch of purple Delosperma flowers in full bloom.

This 3 inch tall succulent produces bold daisy-like blossoms in petals of popping pink/white/orange or purple with yellow or pink centers.

Delospermas or “ice plants” bloom spring to fall and prefer sandy, well-draining soil.

12. Delphinium

Tall spikes of Delphinium flowers in blue.

Delphinium flowers grow in tall spikes of violet-blue and white star-shaped blooms in summer but also come in red/yellow/purple varieties.

These reach 3 to 5 feet tall and perform best when grown in Zones 3-7.

13. Desert Candle

Tall yellow spikes of desert candle flowers.

Desert candles are 2 to 10 feet tall bottlebrush-shaped spikes that bear hundreds of minute yellow, white, copper, or orange flowers.

These bloom from late spring to early summer, require succulent soil, and are perfect for Grow Zone 8.

14. Desert Marigold

Multiple flowers of the desert marigold plant.

These small but beautiful mound-forming flowers feature bright golden daisy-like heads growing 12 to 18 inches high.

Desert marigolds bloom in spring and come with either pale-yellow or bronze centers. These prefer dry, sandy soils.

15. Desert Rose

Beautiful pink desert rose flowers.

The exotic desert rose boasts white and hot-pink trumpet-shaped flowers among emerald-green leaves and grows 3 to 9 feet tall.

These bloom early spring through midsummer and also appear in crimson/purple/white shades, loving direct-sun climates between 70 and 100°F.

16. Deutzia

Lovely pink flowers of a Deutzia plant.

These pretty shrub plants bloom in mid to late spring with branches of tiny white star-shaped flowers.

Deutzia also appears in red and pink-toned varieties and grows up to 4 to 6 feet tall. Keep them in partial shade in temperatures no lower than 40°F.

17. Devil-in-a-Bush

Two devil-in-a-bush flowers in blue.

This unusual plant blooms in early summer, producing blue spiky, star-shaped blooms above medium-green thread-like foliage.

It also comes in pale-purple, pink, and white varieties and reaches 8 to 20 inches. Plant in richly organic soil and full sunlight.

18. Dew Flower

Fiery-looking flowers of the dew flower plant.

These fiery orangey-red flowers with white centers bloom spring through summer and grow up to 2 feet tall around fleshy, succulent leaves.

Dew flowers also have red and yellow varieties and grow best in soil with added perlite or horticultural grit.

19. Dianella

Tiny flowers of the Dianella plant.

Dianella is a grass-like plant producing dainty bluish-purple/white star-shaped flowers with golden anthers and glossy purple berries.

These bloom from spring to summer and reach over 3 feet tall, performing best in Zones 7-11.

20. Dianthus

Healthy pink-and-white dianthus blooming in a garden.

Dianthus flowers feature white star-shaped blooms with subtle pink specks and fringed petals. These bloom from spring through fall, reaching 3 feet tall and also come in deep-pink, purple, and red shades.

These prefer full sun and slightly alkaline soil.

21. Diascia

Light-purple flowers of a Diascia plant.

These pretty orange blossoms feature one petal longer than the rest and grow 6 to 12 inches tall surrounded by dark-green oval leaves.

Diascia blooms midsummer to late fall and has red and purple variations. It grows best in acidic soil.

22. Dicentra

Dicentra, or bleeding heart, flowers in full bloom.

These delightful heart-shaped blossoms dangle together from slender stems and come in pink, white, red, and purple shades.

Dicentra blooms midspring through early summer, reaches 3 feet tall, and thrives in moist soil rich in compost and leaf mold.

23. Dietes

Beautiful white, purple, and yellow Dietes flower.

Dietes or “African Irish” produces showy white blooms with purple/yellow centers on spiky dark-green foliage.

This blooms spring to summer and grows up to 4 feet tall. This flower loves moist soil – planting in a boggy area is ideal.

24. Digitalis

Tall spikes of purple foxglove flowers.

Digitalis or “foxgloves” feature pretty clusters of purple bell-shaped flowers on 2- to 5-foot-tall stalks.

These bloom late spring to early summer and come in yellow, white, pink,  and red variations. Use support stakes for taller varieties.

25. Dipladenia

A bright red bloom on a mandevilla plant.

These white trumpet-shaped flowers with sunny-yellow centers bloom around midsummer and also come in pink and red shades.

Dipladenia reaches 1 to 2 feet tall and should be moved to a sunny indoor area once temps dip below 45°F.

26. Dittany

Pink spikes of dittany flowers.

Dashing dittany flowers produce showy pinkish-purple blossoms with dark-purple vein detailing on the petals. These reach 2 to 3 feet tall and bloom midsummer.

Dittany has white, lilac, and red varieties and prefers sandy, well-draining soil.

27. Dracula

Close-up look at the burgundy bloom of the dragon flower.

This unusual flower features burgundy fan-shaped blossoms with a ruffled, velvety texture atop dark-purple foliage.

This blooms mid to late summer and grows up to 16 inches tall. Keep Dracula in a full-sun location in moist soil.

28. Dragon Flower

The unusual dragon flower blooming.

The striking lily-like blossom has a long black spike surrounded by a deep-purple bract and grows up to 4 to 6 feet tall.

Dragon flowers bloom late spring through early summer and come in purple and maroon bracts. These do best in Zones 7-10 in full sun.

29. Drumstick Flower

Globular yellow bloom of drumstick flower.

Botanically known as Craspedia globosa, this quirky plant produces spherical heads of yellow flower clusters.

These bloom in summer, reach 3 feet tall, and perform best in full or partial sun.

30. Dryas

Several white flowers of the Dryas plant.

This pretty creeping species grows to just 4 inches tall and sends out large cup-shaped creamy white flowers with yellow centers around early or mid summer.

Dryas flowers can also be yellow and prefer gritty, sandy soils.

31. Dyer’s Chamomile

Dyer's chamomile with cheerful yellow flowers.

This bushy plant produces golden-yellow cone-shaped flowers in late summer and grows 2 to 3 feet tall.

Dyer’s chamomile also has lemon-yellow and cream varieties and is best grown in slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

32. Dutch Iris

A group of blue Dutch irises in full bloom.

This striking iris species has cornflower-blue petals with sunny-yellow lower petals borne on stems measuring 1.5 to 2 feet tall.

Dutch iris blooms in spring and also appears in purple, white,  and yellow shades. Plant in sandy soil rich in organic matter.

33. Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus

A striking white Dutchman's pipe cactus flower.

Also dubbed “orchid cactus,” this showy succulent produces a layered rosette of broad and slender white petals and grows 8 to 10 feet tall.

This blooms for one night only in spring and grows best in partial shade in Zones 10b-12a.

34. Dutchman’s Breeches

White flowers from the Dutchman's breeches plant.

This quirky wildflower grows 6 to 12 inches tall and features white blossoms shaped like upturned pantaloons.

These bloom in late spring and some varieties have a pinkish-purple tinge. Plant Dutchman’s Breeches in humus soil in dappled shade for success.

35. Dwarf Crested Iris

Pretty purple dwarf crested iris flowers.

This pretty mat-forming plant grows 6 to 9 inches, producing pale-violet flowers with white/yellow markings atop bright-green leaves.

They bloom midspring and come in blue and purple shades, excelling in light shade.

Conclusion 

Many of these D-lightful flowers have super simple growing needs and can be planted in garden soil or enjoyed as fresh-cut flowers.

Whether you prefer classic or unusual statement blossoms; tall or groundcover plants, the above flowers have something to please everyone!