35 Delightful Flowers That Start With D (Including Pictures)

No garden is complete without a variety of flowers. Flowers truly make everything better – from their generally low-maintenance care requirements to their stunning beauty. Then, why not try to add flowers that start with D.

Each flower species has its own personality, blooming period, and unique appearance, making them the ideal inclusion to any backyard garden space. 

However, with between 250,000 to 400,000 species of flowers, even the most experienced horticulturalists can’t possibly name every type of flower in the world. The best place to start is by researching all the species of flowers that share the same starting letter. 

Whether you’re a budding horticulturist or you’re simply trying to remember the name of a flower species, here are 35 flowers that start with D! 

1. Daffodil (Narcissus)

Daffodils are typically most symbolic with the start of spring thanks to their long flowering period between late winter through spring. There are hundreds of daffodil varieties, with the most common being the bright yellow type. 

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2. Delphinium

Delphinium is a genus of flowering plants that are remarkably hardy. Growing up to (and sometimes over) 6 feet tall, the bluish-purple clusters create a dramatic backdrop to a garden. 

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3. Dittany (Cunila Origanoides)

A perennial in the mint family, dittany is a small yet fragrant flower that blooms across the Northern Hemisphere. These plants are commonly used in herbal medicines as a remedy for colds and fevers. 

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4. Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris Cristata)

As their name suggests, the dwarf crested iris is a short flowering plant that grows to around 3 feet in shaded areas under pine trees in North America. These flowers produce bright purple blossoms with a white patch and yellow crest. 

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5. Dichondra

A genus of perennial flowering plants, dichondra are low-growing spreaders that grow in both cool and tropical regions. They tend to bloom in summer, producing an array of colors from white to yellow to purple. 

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6. Delosperma Nubigenum

Also known as the hardy yellow ice plant, delosperma nubigenum is an evergreen succulent that produces vivid yellow flowers. These are hardy plants that naturally occur in the rocky, dry regions of South Africa. 

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7. Dyer’s Chamomile (Cota Tinctoria)

Also known as the golden marguerite, Dyer’s chamomile is a late summer-blooming plant that produces fabulous yellow flowers. While it’s a sprawling plant that looks somewhat like a daisy, it’s actually part of the sunflower family. 

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8. Dutch Iris (Iris x Hollandica)

Despite its name, the hybrid iris known as Dutch iris actually originates from Portugal, Spain, and North Africa. It became popular with florists in the 1900s as it is easy to hybridize, thus increasing the color range. 

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9. Dalmatian Bellflower (Campanula Portenschlagiana)

Native to the Dalmation Mountains in Croatia, the Dalmation bellflower is a low-growing and mound-forming perennial that produces fabulous purple flowers during summer. These flowers are self-pollinating and can also be pollinated by bees, butterflies, and other insects. 

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10. Daisy (Bellis Perennis)

Also known as the common daisy or English daisy to distinguish it from other daisy species, the daisy is a beloved small flower that symbolizes purity, beauty, and innocence. These sweet flowers can be found across the globe and are known for closing their heads at night. 

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11. Desert rose (Adenium Obesum)

Also known as the mock azalea, the desert rose is native to parts of tropical and subtropical southern Africa, the Sahel regions, and the Arabian Peninsula. These ornamental plants produce vivid colorful blooms and are surprisingly easy to care for. 

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12. Daylily (Hemerocallis Lilioasphodelus)

Contrary to popular belief, the daylily isn’t actually a lily. Still, the daylily is a popular flower among florists for the attractive shape and color of the blossoms, which are predominantly yellow or orange. 

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13. Dahlia

Dahlia is a genus of tuberous perennials native to Mexico and Central America. Closely related to daisies, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers, dahlias are pink flowers that make for a stunning addition to a garden – though most of the species are scentless. 

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14. Diascia 

Diascia is a genus of herbaceous and perennial flowering plants that produce delicate coral, white, pink, plum, red, or orange flowers. They are most commonly planted in hanging baskets. 

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15. Dianella

A genus of about 40 flowering plant species, dianella is most commonly used as a ground cover plant as a result of their dense foliage. These plants produce flowers throughout the year, varying in colors including yellow, blue, purple, white, and pink. 

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16. Daphne

Daphne is a genus of flowering shrubs native to Europe, Asia, and north Africa. These plants are known for producing fabulous ornamental flowers that are fragrant alongside their vivid berries, both of which are poisonous to humans and animals. 

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17. Deutzia

A flowering shrub genus, deutzia refers to around 60 species of deciduous shrubs that are known for their delicate pink or white flowers. Interestingly, the genus was named after the Dutch patron of botany, Jan Deutz, in the 18th century. 

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18. Dietes 

Dietes is a genus of plants that are native to southern and central Africa. These rhizomatous plants are known for their intricate flowers consisting of mostly white petals and purple crests, with some of the most popular species being fortnight lily, butterfly iris, Japanese iris, wood iris, and African iris. 

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19. Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)

Also known as the queen of the night, the Dutchman’s pipe cactus is a cactus species that very rarely blooms flowers, but when it does, it’s a true spectacle. The spectacular white flowers bloom only at night before wilting in the morning

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20. Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis Matronalis)

Complete with a list of other common names, the Dame’s rocket is native to Eurasia and known all over the world for its beautiful spring-blooming flowers. These plants produce upright stems with plentiful flowers that come in a variety of colors, but most commonly lavender and blue types. 

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21. Dandelion

Dandelion is a genus of flowering plants that are mostly known for the fluffy seed heads which turn into vibrant yellow flowers.

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Dandelions are mostly propagated as wildflowers, but they are also known for their high nutritional value – which is why the greens are commonly consumed in salads or herbal medicine. 

22. Decumaria

Decumaria is a flowering genus of only two species that are shrubby climbers that grow up to 10 meters tall in shrubs and woodland. The flowers produced are white or creamy, and produce a fragrant aroma. 

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23. Datura 

Datura is a species of flowering plants that are notoriously poisonous. Also known as devil’s trumpets or moonflower, datura are vespertine flowers that only bloom once in the evening. 

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24. Dill

Dill is a flowering herb that is most commonly used in a variety of dishes. When not harvested, dill produces an abundance of small yellow flowers that appear in clusters at the top of the long stalks. 

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25. Disa 

Disa is a genus of flowering plants that are indigenous to tropical and southern Africa. The plants in this genus produce fleshy tuberous roots with remarkable flowers that vary in shades of red. 

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26. Daboecia 

Also known as St. Daboec’s heath, daboecia is a small genus of flowering plants that are distributed across cliffs and heaths across western Europe. These plants produce urn-shaped flowers that appear in varying shades of red, pink, white, and purple. 

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27. Dactylorhiza

Also known as marsh orchids, dactylorhiza is a genus of flowers in the orchid family. These plants consist of a thick stem designed to hold water and nutrients in arid conditions, topped with a raceme of clustered buds that appear in shades of white, pink, red, purple, and some spotted varieties. 

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28. Darwinia 

Also known as mountain bells, darwinia is a genus of flowering plants endemic to southeastern and southwestern Australia. These pretty flowers were aptly named after the grandfather of Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin. 

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29. Daviesia

Also known as bitter-peas, daviesia is a genus of flowering plants endemic to Australia. These unique plants produce a small pod of tightly-knit flowers with yellow petals with red markings. 

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30. Dichroa

Another genus of flowering plants, dichroa is native to southeastern and eastern Asia. They belong in the same family as hydrangea, which is why they look so similar. One species in the genus, dichroa febrifuga, is a common ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. 

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31. Dionysia 

The dionysia genus of flowering plants is native to central Asian mountains and known for their delicate and beautiful five-petalled flowers. These flowers are notoriously prone to stress, making them somewhat tricky to care for if their condition requirements aren’t met. 

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32. Dracocephalum 

Also known as dragonhead, dracocephalum is a genus of flowering plants that are native across the Northern Hemisphere. These plants are bushy perennials that feature bright purple flowers. 

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33. Dipelta

Dipelta is a genus of flowering shrubby plants that are native to China. The most widespread species within this genus is dipelta floribunda, which is part of the honeysuckle family. This species is aptly nicknamed the rosy dipelta for its gentle rose-colored flowers. 

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34. Dissotis

Dissotis is a genus of up to 140 species of flowering plants found across Africa. These are mostly herbaceous shrubs that produce small flowers in varying shades of pink and white. 

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35. Digitalis 

Digitalis is a genus of flowering plants most commonly known as foxgloves. These plants produce tubular flowers on a tall spike that vary in color depending on the species, with the most common color being purple. 

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