25 Flowers That Start With S

These are the different types of flowers with name and image for you to view. This is a list of flower names that begin with the letter S. Emphasis is placed on common and easy to grow kinds.


Common Flower Names Beginning With S.

Salvia Splendens

This plant is also called the scarlet sage or tropical sage. It’s a perennial plant that grows at high altitudes in Brazil. In the wild, it grows up to 4 feet tall.

Salvia splendens. (Sage).

Sand Dollar Cactus

This type of cactus also goes by the names sea urchin cactus, star cactus, and star peyote. The flowers of this cactus are yellow with red bases and the outer parts are very woolly.

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Sand Phlox

Phlox bifida, the cleft phlox or sand phlox grows a low, dense mat of blue/purple flowers. The notched flower petals gave rise to the common cleft phlox. The most beautiful of all the S name flowers.

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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus

Not sure which species of hedgehog inspired the name for the Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, but it produces pink and yellow flowers.

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus Coccineus)

Scarlet Strawberry

The Virginia strawberry, wild strawberry, or common strawberry is one of two species of wild strawberry that were hybridized to create the modern domesticated garden strawberry. 

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Scarlet strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)


Other common names are common soapwort, bouncing-bet, crow soap, wild sweet William, and soapweed.

Saponaria. (Soapwort).


The scabiosa flowers are also known as pincushion flowers. Scabiosa flowers are rich in nectar and attract insects including butterflies and moths.

Scabiosa. (Pincushion Flower).


Sometimes called the fairy fan-flower or common fan-flower.

Scaevola. (Fan Flower).

Scented Geranium

Despite the name, scented geraniums are actually members of the Pelargonium genus. And, though they are perennials, they are treated as annuals in most of the western world.

Scented Geranium.  (Pelargonium).


Scilla grows in woodlands, subalpine meadows, and seashores. They are bulb-forming perennials. There are roughly 90 species of scilla plants most of which grow in Europe and Africa.

Scilla. (Hyacinth Family).

Sea Holly

Other names are the blue eryngo or flat sea holly. These are annual and perennial herbs with hairless and usually spiny leaves.

Sea holly (Eryngium planum)

Sea Thrift

The British threepence coin issued between 1937 and 1952 had a design of thrift on the reverse. This plant bears bright pink flowers. Other common names include known as thriftsea thrift or sea pink.

Sea thrift (Armeria maritima)


Sedum occurs throughout the northern hemisphere, often in drier rocky terrain. It’s also known as stonecrop.

Sedum. (Stonecrops). Crassulaceae Family.

Shasta Daisy

Shasta daisies are characterized by a distinct odor that some find unpleasant.

Shasta Daisy. (Leucanthemum).

Shooting Star Flower

This plant bears white flowers that sometimes appear to be shooting upwards.

Shooting Star Flower (Dodecatheon meadia)


Silene is also known as catchflies due to their distinct shaped flowers. There are many different species and the flowers are of varying colors.

Silene. (Carnation Family).

Showy Milkweed

The showy milkweed is a milky-sapped perennial plant. The flowers grow in loose clusters at the top of the stems and are rose-purple, changing to yellow as the plant ages.

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Showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

Shrub Rose

Shrub roses are easy growing members of the rose family. They are easier to maintain when compared to the classic rose.

Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Silky Wormwood

The silky wormwood is best grown in poor to moderately fertile, dry, well-drained soils in full sun. In the summer it produces tiny yellow flowers that appear to be nodding.

Silky wormwood (Artemisia frigida)

Smoke Tree

This plant also goes by the names European smoketree, Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, smoke bush, Venetian sumach, or dyer’s sumach.

Smoke Tree (Cotinus Coggygria)


This herbaceous flowering plant is a member of the carnation family. Snow-in-Summer is usually grown as ground cover. It thrives in full sun.

Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Snowdrop Windflower

This plant blooms fragile, nodding white flowers early to mid-spring atop radiant dense, green foliage.

Snowdrop windflower (Anemone sylvestris)


Solanum comprises a variety of flowering plants like potato, tomato, and eggplant. But there’s also Solanum Jasminum Album which is a variety of the Jasmine flowers.

Solanum (Solanum)

Solomon’s Seal

The plant is said to possess scars on the rhizome that resemble the ancient Hebrew seal of King Solomon. 

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum)


It is also called the pink sorrel, pink wood sorrel or windowbox wood sorrel.

Sorrel (Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra)


Syringa is a genus of 12 currently recognized species of flowering woody plants in the olive family. The flowers are fragrant and grow on small trees. They are popular garden plants.

Syringa. (Forsythia).
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