by Jennifer Poindexter
Do you like to coordinate colors in your landscape? Some people may think nothing of this, but there are some where this matters deeply.
If you’re looking for a specific-colored plant to complete the look around the outside of your home, this might prove exhausting.
It would be helpful to find all your options in one location. If you’re hunting for all of the options for white flowers to grow in your garden, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m going to list many options for white flowers to grow. This list is extensive, so let’s get started.
A clematis is a traditional flower but is great for adding life to a barren location. Actually, it’s a great plant for most growing areas.
The clematis is a vining plant that tends to thrive in planting zones four through nine. It’s a perennial, so if you plant it once, it should return for many years.
Squill is an interesting plant as it forms grass-like foliage with stems peeping out from it. On those stems are bright, white blooms great for adding color in a subtle way wherever they’re planted.
If you like this flower, it should grow well in most gardens within planting zones four through nine. This plant is also a perennial which grows from a bulb. Therefore, it should add life to your home for many years without much fuss.
Periwinkle is a simple but useful plant. These small blooms remind me of impatiens, only the blooms are broader. This plant will sprawl and is great for planting along hillsides.
If you need a plant that you can grow one time and be set for many years, periwinkle is for you. It’s a perennial that prospers in planting zones four through nine.
The foamflower is a larger plant that would make a wonderful backdrop to your flower garden, or it could be used to line an outbuilding. This plant starts with a base of bright green foliage. From there, long stems with delicate blooms appear.
If you have room for this flower in your landscape, it grows well in planting zones three through eight. It’s also a perennial, but keep in mind, it will spread so ensure you have the room prior to planting.
5. White Hyacinth
Hyacinths are unique flowers which sprout from foliage similar to that of buttercups. However, their blooms remind me of foxglove as well. These plants are great for growing indoors, outdoors, and can be grown using a variety of gardening methods.
If you’d like to add this unique plant to your landscape, it’s hardy in planting zones four through eight. Hyacinths are also perennial flowers that should return for many years. However, be sure to plant them where they can be undisturbed during their dormant period.
6. Royal Star Magnolia
The royal star magnolia is anything but typical. This magnolia looks almost sea-like with its crinkled blooms.
Keep in mind, this is a tree and can grow to be upwards of ten feet or more. However, if you have the room, this plant grows well in zones five through eight.
A rhododendron is a large bush filled with gorgeous blooms. If you need a flowering bush for your landscape, don’t overlook this option.
This plant is an obvious perennial that fills with fluffy white blooms. It’s also a great candidate for planting zones four through eight.
8. Coconut Ice Sunflower
If you like the look of traditional sunflowers, but you need them in white, this is your flower. Coconut ice sunflowers grow to be around five feet tall, have white petals, and a dark brown center.
Though these are annuals, if you live in planting zones four through nine, they should do fine if planted each year.
9. White Pim
White pim is most commonly recognized by its scientific name, osteospermum. This is a member of the daisy family which explains its similar blooms.
These are low-maintenance flowers which are typically grown as annuals since they can’t handle frost. When looking for a simple white flower, ensure white pim makes your list.
10. Angel Trumpet
The first time I ever saw an angel trumpet was at my mother-in-law’s home. She had quite the green thumb, and the flowers of this plant were quite large.
If you’d like trumpet-shaped blooms growing around your home, this could be your plant. However, angel trumpet is an annual in many locations as the plant doesn’t like cold weather. In planting zones nine and higher the flower is a perennial.
Dahlias have large, gorgeous blooms which remind me of the tissue paper flowers commonly made in art class. If you’d like these show-stopping blooms around your home, you can have it with this flower.
Dahlias are perennials in planting zones eight through eleven. You can still grow them in the lower planting zones. However, they must be considered annuals in these locations.
The moonflower is unique due to its heart-shaped white blooms. They remind me of a hibiscus bloom in a way.
Just like the hibiscus, these flowers aren’t fond of cold weather. Therefore, they’re only perennials in planting zones ten and eleven. If you love this flower but don’t live in a warmer climate, don’t fret. They can be grown as annuals in most other planting zones.
When you think of daffodils, do you automatically think of bright, cheerful, yellow flowers? You might be surprised to know this plant also comes in a white bloom variety. Though, it still has a bright yellow center to off-set the white blooms.
If you’d like a different type of daffodil to grow around your home, this could be it. Like other daffodils, it’s a simple perennial to raise and is hardy in planting zones three through eight.
14. Star White
The name of this flower should provide a slight hint as to what it looks like. This plant produces white, star-shaped blooms. They’re also known for having a sweet smell about them.
If you need a pretty, white, perennial flower that will add a little freshness to your gardening area, star white could be what you’ve been searching for. It’s hardy in planting zones five through nine.
Calandiva makes a beautiful potted plant. It has dark green foliage and produces smaller blooms that grow closely together.
Whether you need this to be grown in the ground or in a pot, calandiva could make a gorgeous addition to your garden. This is a perennial flower, but it’s considered a tender perennial that won’t last more than a few years. Therefore, most people treat them as annuals.
16. Sweet Alyssum
Do you have a rocky area that still receives plenty of sunlight? Sweet alyssum could be what you need to brighten up this space. This plant produces dainty white blooms on the end of delicate green foliage.
Though this plant is considered a tender perennial in its tropical native region, it’s grown as an annual in most other locations.
17. Wax Flower
The wax flower is part of a flowering shrub. It produces tiny white blooms with a variety of colors in the center.
This flower is a great choice for making homemade wreaths or using in flower arrangements. If you’d like to grow this plant, it’s a perennial in planting zones nine and lower.
18. Shasta Daisy
Shasta daisies are probably one of the most common white flowers. They produce delicate white petals with bright yellow centers
These flowers are easy to grow and hardy in planting zones four through nine. If you need a fuss-free white flower for your garden, turn to the shasta daisy.
Do you need a white-flowering shrub? The gardenia could be a great choice. This shrub produces dark green foliage and tight white blooms that liven up the area around it.
When searching for the perfect white flower, don’t overlook the gardenia. It can be grown as a perennial in planting zones eight through eleven.
Bloodroot is an interesting white flower option. It typically only blooms when provided with sunlight and the flowers may only open for a day or two.
However, the foliage of the plant provides beauty for a large portion of the year. You can grow bloodroot around your home if you live in planting zones three through eight. It’s a perennial that should return each year with only minimal care.
If you’re in the market for a unique flower, the snowdrop flower could be for you. This beautiful plant produces white blooms which droop. This plant is a perennial and blooms over the winter months.
When growing this flower, you must ensure you have cooler winters. They don’t do well in heat. Therefore, these plants are only hardy in planting zones three through eight.
One of the most traditional white flower options is the tulip. This plant has dark green foliage and cup-like blooms.
If you need a classic white flower around your home, don’t overlook this option. It’s a perennial, grown from a bulb, that’s hardy in zones three through eight.
Foxglove is an amazing plant to grow around your home. This plant can grow as tall as five feet and produces small, bell-shaped blooms which hang down once open.
These flowers are considered a biennial which means you must plant them more frequently. However, they’re gorgeous, unique, and versatile as they do well in planting zones four through ten.
I’m a huge fan of the hibiscus. I remember planting my first one as a child in our flower garden right outside of our kitchen window. It was a beautiful sight.
If you’d like to incorporate a white hibiscus to your landscape, be sure you have the right growing conditions. This is a warm weather plant. Therefore, it’s an annual in most planting zones. Yet, it’s hardy in zones ten through twelve.
Do you want to get a lot of bang for your buck when adding white flowers around your home or garden? You should consider a peony, then. This plant is known for living up to one hundred years.
It also produces white, large, fluffy blooms which demand your attention. If you live in planting zones three through eight, this could be a great choice for you as they’re hardy in these areas and should add beauty to your surroundings for as long as you like.
26. Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley is another plant which will make you take a second look. It begins with sharp foliage which produces tiny stems from the center. From these stems are small bell-shaped blooms.
If you need a softer flower to add to your garden design, this plant is a perennial that’s hardy in planting zones three through nine.
Allium is a flower that provokes a smile every time I see it. This plant might actually be one of my favorites because of the long stems and the ball shape of its clustered blooms.
When picking the right plants for your landscape, don’t overlook this distinctive option. Allium is a perennial that’s hardy in planting zones three through eight.
Cosmos are delicate flowers that produce vibrant petals and have bright yellow centers. These flowers do well growing in the ground or in containers. There are different varieties of cosmos which range in height from one foot to seven feet tall.
There seems to be a variety for each planting zone as cosmos are known for being hardy in zones two through eleven. Be sure to do your research prior to planting cosmos to ensure you have the right variety for your planting zone.
One of the most traditional flowers is the rose. Roses are versatile, beautiful, and are great for brightening a landscape. There are many different varieties of white roses such as the escimo white rose or the garden alabaster white rose.
Most roses are perennials and can thrive in planting zones seven through nine. Be sure to research the particular variety of white rose you choose. This is important to make sure you meet all the necessary growing conditions and are aware of any potential threats to your plant.
We couldn’t round out this article without mentioning the petunia. This flower is a great choice for growing in hanging baskets, in window boxes, in garden plots, or containers.
The petunia enjoys plenty of sunlight and is usually grown as an annual since this flower can’t handle any frost. However, in planting zones nine through eleven, you may be able to overwinter your petunias.
This concludes our list of white flowers to grow around your home or garden area. Hopefully, there’s something on this list that will fit your needs.
When picking flowers to plant around your home, it’s wise to begin with what growing conditions you can provide. Once that’s ironed out, go down the list, find the blooms you like that will thrive in your growing location, and you’re well on your way to having a beautiful display of flowers around your home.