5 Beautiful Flowers That Start With The Letter B

Here are my favorite 5 Flowers That Start With The Letter B. We will work our way through the alphabet, and it seems appropriate for Becs Backyard to start with the letter B.

Boronia

This is a flower that you will smell in the garden before you set eyes on it. It has the most delicious and intoxicating scent. If you can give your Boronia the growing conditions it prefers it will delight you with an explosion of color and sweet scent through spring.

Endemic to Australia the Boronia has made it’s way around the globe as a popular addition to gardens.

Boronia prefer good drainage and in a position where they can get sun, but also partial shade. Unfortunately these shrubs can for no reason up and die leaving the gardener wondering what they did wrong. I’m telling you now, it’s not your fault – Boronia just does that sometimes.

The Boronia flower has a long history of use in traditional medicine. In fact, the Boronia plant is one of the oldest known medicinal plants, and it has been used to treat a variety of conditions for centuries. The Boronia flower is thought to have a number of different health benefits, including:

  • reducing inflammation
  • relieving pain
  • reducing fever
  • boosting the immune system
  • aiding in digestion
  • reducing stress
  • aiding in sleep

Bachelor Button

Also called a Cornflower, the Bachelor’s Button flower is an annual flower that is cultivated widely around the globe.

They come in a range of colors from soft powder pink through to the striking indigo blue which is my favorite.

These flowers reseed easily which can make them a regular in your garden every year. Another added bonus is that they are a favorite of butterflies.

Bachelor Buttons are often used in flower arrangements, and they make lovely dried flowers. You can also eat the petals, which have a slightly sweet taste. The flowers are also rich in nectar, and they attract bees and other pollinators.

Bergonia

Begonia flowers have a cult like following with people collecting, swapping and breeding some amazing looking plants.

Not only are the flowers pretty, and sometimes unusual, the foliage is just as stunning.

The Bergonia is a very fleshy plant, it prefers moist soils and partial shade. It is not a fan of full sun which can dry blooms and leaves to crisps.

Bergonia die down for winter and reemerge with spring rains.

Baby’s Breath

The Baby’s Breath flower is a very popular and widely available flower. Baby’s Breath flowers are typically used as filler for bouquets because of their small size and configuration on the stems – they are light and provide a delicate space filler that doesn’t overpower other the other blooms.

Baby’s Breath blooms are commonly white but can be dyed to fit in with any color scheme in use.

Here’s a quick video on growing Baby’s Breath flowers:

Balloon Flower

When you see this plant with a few blooms preparing to pop open you will understand where it gets it’s name from. The Balloon Flower is perennial and will give you a couple of years with these interesting flowers. They die down at winter and regrow the next summer season.

It does well in most climates and flowers best in full sun, but will also thrive in morning sun and afternoon shade.

What is a plant that starts with B?

The Bay Laurel plant is a plant typically growing to 6–12 m tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm diameter. The leaves are lanceolate, 7–18 cm long and 2–5 cm broad, green above, and with a pale underside.

Conclusion: Flowers That Start With The Letter B

Nature is amazing and there are so many beautiful plants with amazing blooms. Let me know your favorites and maybe we will have the same growing in Becs Backyard.

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Becs

Hi! I'm Becs, owner of Becs Backyard, I live in Tauranga New Zealand.

I run a small suburban backyard 'farm' with a flock of Chickens and Ducks. I use principles of permaculture to grow produce to feed my flock, my family and local community.

My other interests include indoor plants where I have built up a lovely collection for the indoor jungle, collecting and restoring pieces of old furniture and creating functional pieces of ceramic art in my pottery studio.

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