Are you a true flower lover? Maybe you’re someone who enjoys growing and cutting fresh flowers from your garden? On the other hand, you might be looking for some cool flower gift ideas that you can gift to someone you love. Keep on reading as we present you with some of the prettiest flowers that start with the letter C!
Have you heard of any of these cool flowers? You can explore loads of different options, although these can vary across the world depending on where you live. Some flowers prefer a lot of sun, while others prefer a humid atmosphere. Some examples of the flowers we’re going to discuss here are:
- California poppy
36 Flowers That Start With C
1. Calendula officinalis
Did you know that these bright yellow and orange flowers were historically, and still are used for medicinal and culinary purposes? This flower is well-loved in British gardens. You can even use its petals for cooking different meals. Calendula is also a medicinal herb that has been used in topical ointments for cuts and scrapes. It can reach a height of 1 to 2 feet.
2. California Flannel Bush
This plant is used horticulturally for its flowers because they are very beautiful and the plant itself has a unique look. It is very popular in North America (California especially, hence the name). It is a fast-growing evergreen shrub that has yellow leaves and will bloom in the spring. Under ideal conditions, it can reach 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide within five years.
3. California Poppy
California poppy is a fun flower to plant and display in your garden or home! Flowers can be yellow, red, orange, pink, or white. It is also super easy to maintain. The California poppy can thrive even in poor soils. Sandy and rocky soils provide good conditions for them.
4. Calla Lily
Calla lilies are such gorgeous flowers! The blooms come in various colors, from white and pale pink to deep burgundy for your at-home use or for handy little gift ideas. Native to Africa, calla lilies grow in tropical climates and will reach their full glory in the summer.
Almost everyone has either owned or planted a Camellia flower during their lifetime. They are naturally found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas and east to Japan and Indonesia. This flower will symbolize your love, affection, or admiration for the person receiving the bouquet. This beauty exists in 3000+ hybrids!
6. Campanula latifolia
This light purple/lilac flower is so unique and has an intriguing, bell-like form compared to many other flowers. It is also a UK native that blossoms in the summer period. Once grown, maintained, and taken care of the right way this beauty will reach a height of 1 m.
Campion is an attractive, medium to tall, perennial flower. Lighter varieties resemble purity and femininity. There are over 900+ species that you can choose to plant in your garden. This beauty is native to northern Africa, southern Europe, and the Middle East.
8. Canadian Goldenrod
This light yellow flower is actually a herb. It is easily found in the wild in open sites, hillsides, and open woods. Once left to its own devices, it can reach a height of 2m! It will spice up every garden and can look good as an addition to your home-made bouquet. But be aware, in some areas of the world goldenrod can become invasive, so check the regulations in your locality before planting this.
9. Canadian Violet
Canadian violets are North American wildflowers in the Violaceae family. You will often find them in mountains and enjoy their wild beauty. This is a leafy-stemmed perennial, 8-16 inches tall. These flowers can also used for beverages.
10. Canary Island Daisy
Did you know that this flower has a long lifespan? It can grow anywhere from 1-3 feet tall. They can bloom from late winter to early summer. The best part about it? You don’t need to think a lot about its position in terms of sun. It can even enjoy half-shaded gardens.
Such a cute and unusual name. “Candytuft” is not related to candy, but derives from Candia. The blooms will brighten gardens in April or May. You will adore its light and feminine scent for spicing up your home atmosphere.
12. Canna Lily
The canna lillies consist of 10 different species. You can enjoy this beauty in your home or garden in loads of different colors, such as pink, yellow, purple, red, orange, green, and bronze. You should plant it outdoors in late spring and early summer.
13. Cape Daisy
Cape daisy is also known as an African daisy. It can grow anywhere from 1-3 feet tall. This beauty is native to South Africa but you can also find it quite often in Australia. These flowers are creamy-white or orange-yellow with black and bronze markings in the center. They are superb for cutting and not too pricey either.
14. Cape Primrose
Who wouldn’t love this light purple beauty? It is native to eastern and southern Africa, including Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. Try planting it in the spring. Keep in good light but do not expose to the hot sun for long periods.
The scientific name for the cardinal flower is Lobelia cardinalis. It is native to the US, Canada, and Mexico. Cardinal flowers bloom in late summer when many other perennials are spent for the season. It can grow from 2-4 feet tall. Make sure that you think twice about proper moist soil for this plant.
16. Carmine Cob
Carmine Cob cacti have become very popular ornamental houseplants. Who wouldn’t love this little beauty in their home? It is even safe to have at home around your kids or your pets. If you take care of it and water it regularly you will see real progress with this feminine flower.
The scientific name for this plant is Dianthus caryophyllus. People often link it to the Mediterranean region, although this is not certain. You will enjoy this beauty in a bouquet and as a gift to someone special. The flower blossoms in the spring and the beginning of summer. They are quite large in size and tinged in several shades of red.
18. Carolina Allspice
This is also known as an eastern sweet shrub, often found in the US region. If you maintain it the right way it can grow from 6-9 feet high. You can plant it in pretty much any soil. Also, the aromatic bark is dried and used as a substitute for cinnamon.
Originally a native of Europe, the Catchfly can be found all over the US. It can reach up to 18 inches in height. In most cases, this species will easily grow no matter its surroundings. Enjoy its sweet scent when planted or freshly picked.
Catnip is native to southern and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, and some parts of China. Catnip prefers temperatures between 55 and 85 degrees F. There are loads of different kinds that you can purchase or grow yourself.
21. Caucasian Stonecrop
Caucasian Stonecrop is actually a cute little succulent. This species can grow up to 4 inches high and spread up to 2 feet. It has a unique ”spikey” look and prefers to soak and dry quickly as its go-to watering method. You will like its soft lilac color, perfect for bright, retro gardens.
This flower is native to east Asia and northeastern Europe. Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in a range of colors in shades of white, yellow, orange, lavender, purple, or red; as well as bicolor flowers. Chrysanthemum is a common flower if you want to show love, care, and appreciation for the other person. A lot of moms love it as a sign of showing love!
Have you ever heard of or owned a Clarkia flower? It is a gorgeous flower that is native to western North America. There are over 40 different species for you to choose from. This beauty can grow up to 2 meters when maintained properly.
Clematis is a genus of about 300 species that one can easily get at a garden store. These cool flowers are originally from China and Japan. They are not too hard to take care of. If you want a flower that can easily blossoms in spring, has a climbing habit, and comes in a range of colours, this will suit you.
There are up to 300 species of clover in a wide range of colours and forms! The name comes from ‘tres’ meaning three, and ‘folium’ meaning leaf. You can find this beauty easily in every natural corner around the world, as well as in most stores.
Columbines, also known as Granny’s Bonnet, can look so stunning in your backyard. This light blue flower will attract a lot of attention. You can find it in 70+ different species. Make sure that you give it enough sun and light shade for optimum results.
Echinacea is another name for Coneflower. You can find it mostly in central or North America. You will like this kind since it is so resilient. In fact, it is heat and drought-resistant while being super easy to grow in any conditions. Aim to plant coneflowers somewhere where they’ll get at least 6 to 8 hours of sun per day.
Have you ever heard about a Cosmos flower? It is native to northern South America, Central America, and southern North America. You can find it in a lot of summer gardens. It is affordable to plant, maintain and have at home for many years.
Cotoneaster is often found in the mountains of southwestern China and the Himalayas. You can usually spot it out in nature and enjoy the berries and flowers it produces! Also, know that they need full sun or partial shade, and thrive in fertile soils.
30. Cranesbill Geranium
Cranesbill Geranium will bloom in the spring or fall season. They are a popular plant due to the scent and light aroma of the leaves. This is a long-living perennial. The growth is slow in the first couple of years, so give it time after planting.
31. Creeping Phlox
Ever heard of Creeping Phlox before? This is actually a low-growing, mat-forming plant that is often used as ground cover. It is a flower native to North America. You can expect it to bloom in the late spring or sometimes early in the summer. Give it just enough shade and make sure that you have patience to wait for its full blooming glory.
This is a vibrant and dramatic little flower, wouldn’t you agree? It is an endemic species in Madagascar. In most climates, crocosmia is perennial and the plants will bloom again year after year. Extremely showy and exotic-looking, it will take 8 weeks for it to blossom.
Crocuses are native to the Alps, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean area. You can easily find it in mountains and expect to see the flowers in the fall. It will grow up to 3 inches and will look so flawless with its lilac and orange color combo.
34. Crown Imperial
This flower bears some resemblence to a crown, hence the name! If you truly wish to spice up your garden, you’re going to enjoy this beauty! You can find this flower all over Turkey. Simply plant it in your garden with the right amount of sun and shade!
35. Cuckoo Flower
This floral beauty is native to Europe and Western Asia. Each flower has 4 petals. As time goes by the Cuckoo Flower, or Lady’s smock, can reach up to 50 cm in height. You can mostly see it in May all over grasslands. Such an unusual name, but you will definitely remember it!
Cyclamen come in 23 different species that one can enjoy in a garden. They tolerate sun or partial shade but need protection from the hot sun in the afternoons. You will enjoy their strong scent and endless beauty in a bouquet or in your garden.
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Are you ready to enjoy and plant any of these cool flowers? Which one you can’t wait to have? All of these are gorgeous flowers that you’re going to enjoy having in your home.