Flowers are a great addition to any setting, be it indoors or outdoors. Not only do they add positive vibes to the surroundings, but enlighten everyone’s mind too.
Hence, it is always recommended to plant flowers either inside the home or in the garden. If it is your first time gardening, check out the following list of my favorite 12 plants which are easy to grow and maintain.
Top 12 Flowers That Start With E
Below is the list of the top 12 indoor and outdoor flowering plants starting with the letter E.
Echinacea is native to North America. It is also popular for the name purple coneflower due to its unique shape. Being full of medicinal values, the cultivation of the species goes on throughout the year.
For example, the plant works well against the common cold, flu, inflammation, migraines, pain, and the likes. This plant belongs to the daisy family.
You can find echinacea in abundance in prairies, open, and wooded areas in North America.
Although there are a total of 9 species of the medicinal herb, its three species – echinacea purpurea, echinacea angustifolia, and echinacea pallida are used for medicinal use.
The scientific name of echium is Echium pininana. This flowering plant is a biennial plant.
That is, echium takes two years to complete its biological cycle.
It was first cultivated in the Canary Islands, some regions of the west coast of Africa, Southern Spain, and Portugal. However, it is worth noting that echium can not tolerate winters outdoors.
Hence, grow it indoors if you reside in a cooler environment.
The flowers of the plant have different shades of blue, purple, pink, red, and white. To grow the plant, you must ensure full sun, well-draining soil, and a pH of 5.5-6.5.
The scientific name of the English Bluebell is Hyacinthoides non-scripta. English Bluebell is a perennial flower that belongs to the British Isles.
However, they are today widespread throughout Europe and North America. Appearance-wise, the plant develops trumpet-shaped flowers having a maximum of six petals with up-turned lips.
Like other plants, the English Bluebell is easy to grow and care for.
To grow them, ensure partial shade, preferably under any deciduous tree. Furthermore, make sure the soil is fertile, well-drained, and adequately moist from top to bottom.
Erica is another great flowering plant that develops its bright-colored flowers in the colder months. It belongs to the Ericaceae family which also includes other similar plants such as Azalea, Calluna, Pieris, Rhododendron, and Gaultheria.
It has over 100 species that are native to Southern Africa.
The two most popular species of Erica are Erica carnea and Erica darleyensis. Being winter plants, Erica usually flowers from December to March or in most cases, April.
While the former blossoms in a compact manner, the latter has a loose growing habit.
Hence, Erica carnea is great for indoor planting and Erica darleyensis is suitable for outdoor settings. Both species develop different flower colors and foliages.
Erigeron or Erigeron glaucus belongs to the daisy family. It is also known by the name seaside daisy as it prefers growing alongside the seaside.
An interesting aspect about this flowering plant is that it can grow as annuals, biennials, or perennials. Appearance-wise, the flowers blossom in varied hues such as white, lavender, yellow, or pink.
Due to their bright-colored petals, Erigeron is used as ornamental plants.
To grow Erigeron, you would need well-drained soil (loam, sand, or chalk) and full to partial shade. Furthermore, the pH of the soil must lie acidic, alkaline, and neutral.
Eustoma is commonly known as lisianthus. Appearance-wise, it highly resembles a rose flower but is considered a better option than it. Why? This is because Eustoma is much easier to grow and lasts longer in a vase than a rose.
Its flowers are available in a variety of shades such as apricot, white, pink, yellow, blue, champagne, chartreuse, and purple. Besides attractive flowers, the plant is also popular for its blue-green leaves, slender stems, and ease of growth.
The plant is available in different sizes; from a small-stemmed plant measuring up to 12-inches to a long-stemmed plant measuring up to 36-inches. You can either grow the plant in an open setting with or without support or indoors in pots or containers.
The scientific name of Evening Primrose is Oenothera biennis. It is a popular perennial flowering plant that is native to South America and North America.
However, it is widely grown throughout Europe and some parts of Asia.
The oil obtained from the seeds of this plant has important medical properties as it works against bruises, haemorrhoids, digestive problems, sore throats, and the likes.
According to researchers, these healing properties of the plant are due to its gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) content.
An interesting characteristic about the plant is that its bright yellow flowers open at sunset and stay close during the day.
As the name suggests, this Everlasting Daisy plant is known for its long life in comparison to the other species of the daisy family. Its scientific name is Helipterum roseum.
One of the main reasons why this particular species of daisy is considered everlasting is its drought-tolerant nature. That is, the plant can withstand less or no water spell for a long time.
Everlasting Daisy is native to Australia.
You can sow its seeds in April as it requires full sun, well-drained soil, and a pH of around 5.5 to 6. It is another indoor and outdoor plant that can be grown in pots, containers, along pathways or open gardens.
The scientific name of Euphorbia is Euphorbia spp. Euphorbia belongs to a family of plants you can grow both indoors and outdoors.
Furthermore, there are different types of Euphorbia available in the form of shrubs, herbs, or cactus. Being an easy-to-grow variety, you can either sow seeds or propagate them from stems.
Although the plant is widespread throughout the world, it is native to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North & South America.
There are a total of 2000 species of Euphorbia to date. To grow the plant, you would require full sun and well-draining soil. However, the soil need not be fertile and watering is also not needed frequently.
Egyptian Star Flower
The Egyptian starflower is a semi-tropical shrub that belongs to the Rubiaceae family. It is a nectar-rich flowering plant and thus, it is a major attraction for butterflies.
The flowers of the plant blossom in a range of colors such as red, violet, and blue.
During a long blooming season, you will find the Egyptian star flower in clusters.
The Rubiaceae family also includes plants like coffee and gardenias. On maturity, the maximum height of the plant can range up to 24-36 inches.
Eve’s Needle Cactus
The scientific name of Eve’s needle cactus is Austrocylindropuntia subulata.
It belongs to the Cactaceae family and is widely cultivated in the Peruvian Andes. If grown in ideal conditions, the plant can reach up to a height of 12-feet and width of 5-feet.
Native to Central America, if there is one thing that separates Evolvulus from the other flowering plants, it is the plant’s bright and brilliant cobalt blue.
You can grow Evolvulus both indoors or outdoors, however, under favorable conditions. Due to its nectar-rich blossoms, it heavily attracts bees and butterflies.
If you want to get into gardening and are looking for easy-to-grow plants, the above list has got you covered. In this guide, I discussed the top 12 flowering plants starting with the letter E.