Plants With Big Flowers (10 Plants With Huge Blooms!)


Most plants produce flowers, but some do so in a big way.  If you want plants that produce huge blooms, you’re in the right place.

So, what are some plants with big flowers?  Plants with big flowers include: Anthurium, Chenille Plant, Dragon Fruit, Elephant Yam, Giant Dutchman’s Pipe, Giant White Bird Of Paradise, Hardy Hibiscus, Japanese Hardy Banana, Pampas Grass, and Victoria Water Lily.  Some of these plants also have attractive foliage to add style to your garden.

Of course, some of these plants like full sun, while others can tolerate at least some shade.

In this article, we’ll talk about 10 plants with big flowers.  We’ll also take a look at what to provide for each one as far as light, water, and other important growth factors.

Let’s get started.

10 Plants With Big Flowers

There are lots of plants with big flowers, but here is a list of 10 to start with:

  • Anthurium
  • Chenille Plant
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Elephant Yam
  • Giant Dutchman’s Pipe
  • Giant White Bird Of Paradise
  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Japanese Hardy Banana
  • Pampas Grass
  • Victoria Water Lily

Let’s begin with Anthurium.

Anthurium

Anthurium (Anthurium pedatoradiatum) is a perennial plant that produces showy, purple, big flowers (over 12 inches long!).

Anthurium
Anthurium is a perennial plant with showy, purple, big flowers.
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Anthurium needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Anthurium prefers partial shade.  It prefers acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.3).

This plant grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet.

You can propagate Anthurium by division.

You can learn more about Anthurium from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Anthurium from Black Jungle Terrarium Supply.

Chenille Plant

Chenille Plant (Acalypha hispida) is a perennial evergreen plant that produces showy, red, big flowers (over 12 inches long!), possibly year round.

Chenille Plant
Chenille Plant is a perennial evergreen plant with red, showy, big flowers.

Chenille Plant needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Chenille Plant prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.5).

This plant grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet, with a width of 6 to 8 feet.

You can propagate Chenille Plant by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Chenille Plant from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Chenille Plant from Almost Eden Plants.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit (Selenicereus undatus or Acalypha hispida) is a perennial evergreen plant that produces showy, fragrant, white, big flowers (from 6 inches to over 12 inches wide!), at night in the summer or early fall.

Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit is a perennial evergreen plant with showy, fragrant, white, big flowers.

Dragon Fruit needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Dragon Fruit prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.5).

This plant grows to a height of up to 15 to 20 feet.

You can propagate Dragon Fruit by layering or stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Dragon Fruit from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Dragon Fruit from Rare Exotic Seeds.

Elephant Yam

Elephant Yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) is a perennial plant that produces showy, foul-smelling, green/red/yellow, big flowers (over 12 inches wide!) seasonally.

Elephant Yam
Elephant Yam is a perennial plant with showy, foul-smelling, big flowers.

Elephant Yam needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Elephant Yam prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.6 to 7.5).

This plant grows to a height of 2 to 8 feet, with a width of 3 to 7 feet.

You can propagate Elephant Yam by division, offsets, or leaf cuttings.

You can learn more about Elephant Yam from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Elephant Yam from Rare Exotic Seeds.

Giant Dutchman’s Pipe

Giant Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea) is a perennial vine that produces big flowers (over 12 inches wide! ) that are showy and reddish purple with white markings (possibly year round).

giant dutchmans pipe
Giant Dutchman’s Pipe is a perennial vine with big flowers.

Giant Dutchman’s Pipe needs moderate to wet moisture levels.  Too much water causes root rot and can damage the plant.

Giant Dutchman’s Pipe tolerates partial or full shade, but it can survive in full sun.  It tolerates acidic to alkaline soil (pH of 6.0 to 8.0).

Giant Dutchman’s Pipe cannot tolerate much cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 10a (as cold as 30 degrees Fahrenheit or -1 degree Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 30 feet.

You can propagate Giant Dutchman’s Pipe by root cuttings or seeds.

You can learn more about Giant Dutchman’s Pipe from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Giant Dutchman’s Pipe from Emerald Goddess Gardens.

Giant White Bird Of Paradise

Giant White Bird Of Paradise (Strelitzia nicolai) is a perennial plant that produces showy, white, big flowers (over 12 inches wide!) in spring or summer.

Giant White Bird Of Paradise
Giant White Bird Of Paradise is a perennial plant with white, showy, big flowers.

Giant White Bird Of Paradise needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Giant White Bird Of Paradise prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.1 to 6.5).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet, with a width of 6 to 10 feet.

You can propagate Giant White Bird Of Paradise by division or offsets.

You can learn more about Giant White Bird Of Paradise from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Giant White Bird Of Paradise from Plantz.

Hardy Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus is a deciduous plant that produces showy, pink, big flowers (from 6 inches to over 12 inches wide!) in summer or fall.

Hibiscus
Hardy Hibiscus is a deciduous plant with pink, showy, big flowers.

Hardy Hibiscus needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Hardy Hibiscus prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.1 to 6.5).

This plant grows to a height of 5 feet, with a width of 5 feet.

You can propagate Hardy Hibiscus by stem cuttings, tip cuttings, or cane cuttings.

You can learn more about Hardy Hibiscus from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Hardy Hibiscus from Plant Delights.

Japanese Hardy Banana

Japanese Hardy Banana (Musa basjoo) is a perennial evergreen plant that produces showy, cream or yellow, big flowers (over 12 inches wide!) seasonally.

Japanese Hardy Banana
Japanese Hardy Banana is a perennial evergreen plant with showy cream or yellow colored big flowers.

Japanese Hardy Banana needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Japanese Hardy Banana prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.5).

This plant grows to a height of 12 to 15 feet, with a width of 10 to 12 feet.

You can propagate Japanese Hardy Banana by division, offsets, or stolons and runners.

You can learn more about Japanese Hardy Banana from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Japanese Hardy Banana from Direct Gardening.

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana) is an evergreen plant that produces showy, white or tan, big flowers (over 12 inches wide!) in late spring, summer, or early fall.

Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass is an evergreen plant with showy white or tan colored big flowers.

Pampas Grass needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Pampas Grass prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.5).

This plant grows to a height of 5 to 10 feet.

You can propagate Pampas Grass by division or seeds (the plant is self fertile).

You can learn more about Pampas Grass from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Pampas Grass from Wilson Bros Gardens.

Victoria Water Lily

Victoria Water Lily (Victoria amazonica) is an evergreen plant that produces showy, fragrant, pink, purple, or white big flowers (over 12 inches wide!) in summer or early fall.

Victoria Water Lily
Victoria Water Lily is an evergreen plant with showy, fragrant, pink or purple colored big flowers.

Victoria Water Lily lives in water.

Victoria Water Lily needs full sun.

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 12 inches, with a width of 4 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Victoria Water Lily by seeds.

You can learn more about Victoria Water Lily from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Victoria Water Lily from eWaterPlant.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 plants with big flowers and how to take care of them.  They might also provide inspiration to help you to fill in the landscape for some parts of your yard.

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~Jonathon

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