14 Unique Ivory Flowers (With Pictures) - Naturallist

14 Unique Ivory Flowers (With Pictures)

Flowers are a wonderful addition to any home, workspace, or outdoor area. They are available in numerous amounts of vibrant colors, from bright pink to deep red.

As lovely and eye-catching as these colors are, sometimes you just want a nice neutral color that won’t contrast with your walls or any furniture.

Our intention was to compile a list of ivory-colored flowers for you. Ivory is an off-white color with notes of yellow and cream.

However, not many flowers are naturally ivory in color, so this list will consist of some white and cream-colored flowers as well.

These colored flowers are perfect if you’d like to add a classical flare into your life without them being too much or overpowering.

‘Magic White’ Peruvian Lily

‘Magic White’ Peruvian Lily

These compact little lilies produce white flowers that contain pale pink and yellow specks, with burgundy streaks and rosy stamens. These would look lovely in any garden and can also be grown in containers.

They will bloom during the early summer to the early fall season and can grow from 12 to 16 inches tall. They are loved by good pollinators such as butterflies and are generally disease-free.

Anthurium (Painter’s Palette)

Anthurium (Painter’s Palette)

When it comes to choosing a color of Anthurium, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. They come in all sorts of colors, from maroon, red, and purple, but you really can’t go wrong with a lovely white color.

This flower gained its name by resembling a painter’s palette, with a flat circular shape and smooth polished finished. They have an exotic feel to them and will look lovely in your home.

White Carnations

White Carnations

Carnations can be found in all kinds of colors, but white carnations are truly beautiful and are known for symbolizing good luck and purity. They are not only a wonderful decoration but they are also used in teas and skin beauty products.

The three types of carnations are large-flowered, spray, and dwarf flowered. Spray and dwarf flowered have many smaller blooms per stem, whereas large flowered ones only have one bloom that is quite large. It can grow to 24 inches in height.

When growing them it is important to note they need around 4 to 6 hours of sunlight a day, and well-drained soil.

Chamaelaucium Uncinatum (Waxflower)

Chamaelaucium Uncinatum (Waxflower)

This flowering shrub is a part of the myrtle family Myrtaceae. Native to Western Autralia, this shrub has several varieties. The white variety is named ‘Album’. It produces small white flowers from around June to November that are very beautiful.

The flowers also produce a lovely scent when the oil glands are crushed. Due to their beauty, once removed from the plant they have a long vase life, and are used by many florists for different kinds of flower arrangements.

They flower best when in full sun and can tolerate light frost if placed in a protected area. They cannot however tolerate high humidity, this could cause them to die out.

Chrysanthemum

Ivory Chrysanthemum

Native to East Asia, these flowers range in colors from bright whites to deep purples. Whichever color you choose, they are bound to stand out against their full dark green leaves.

They produce a full looking flower as what appears as many petals. However, each petal is a small floret. 

When planting these, it’s best to plant them in the spring time as their roots will become strong throughout summer and fall in order to survive during the winter.

They tend to be okay with most soilts, but the best option would be a well-drained moist soil. These are sun-loving plants, so ensuring they are placed in a spot that will receive the most sun is crucial.

Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)

Eremurus (Foxtail Lily)

These plants are in the shape of high rising stalks, with flowers produced in clusters on them. They can grow up to 8 feet above the ground, and they are known as a spectacular bulbous plant.

Originating in Asia, when looked after properly, these plants can live for quite a long time. Their tiny flower clusters form in colors such as white, yellow, pink or orange, and they also carry a lovely fragrance.

They thrive in well-drained soils and full sun. They appear stunning against dark backgrounds, so placing them among healthy green foliage will add character and vibrancy to your backyard.

Freesia Single White

Freesia Single White

This charming little flower grows on a grassy sword-shaped foliage. It’s small flowers are pristine white in color, and funnel in the shape. They are also scented and can last up to 3 weeks in a vase when pulled from their roots.

They can grow up to 24 inches tall and will multiply over time. When growing them, be sure to keep their soil moist during their growing season, and provide them with full sun or light shade.

Native to South Africa, these white little gems will add charm to wherever you decide to plant them.

English Daisy

English Daisy

The traditional English Daisy is one of the most well-known flowers. They are classic and simply beautiful, with their white petals and yellow centers.

When planting daisies, their roots should be buried deeply. Interestingly, they do not like rich soil, they prefer poor lean soil. Once planted, it is important to keep the soil moist and ensure they have full sun or partial shade.

Their growing may slow down during very hot days in the summer, but they’ll continue to on in the colder temperatures of later summer.

Once established they tend to take care of themselves!

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips are one of the most iconic spring bulbs available in a vast amount of colors. The flowers produced from the plant are cup-shaped, usually with three sepals and three petals. These plants have been hybridized to produce every color known to man, including black.

White, however, is known as one of the natural colors of tulips. Once they have emerged from the ground, they will grow and flower quickly. In warmer temperatures, you can expect them to flower in early February. In colder climates, they tend to flower in April or May.

Daffodils

Daffodils

Like tulips, daffodils are well-known spring bulbs. Their flowers are usually a bright white or yellow, with six petals and a trumpet-like center. Their little flowers grow profouslely, with some stems holding 1 to 20 flowers!

It is best to plant during the fall, and they will bloom later in the winter or early spring. They will thrive when they are exposed to early spring sunshine. Be sure to place them in a well-drained spot as they will rot when there is too much moisture.

Desdemona Rose

Desdemona Rose

This rose is named after the heroine in Shakespeare’s Othello. This is a beautiful type of rose, with pale pink buds that are open to white blooms that are chalice-shaped. The combination of the palest shades of pink along with vibrant white make this a truly attractive flower.

This rose even has a fragrance of almonds and cucumber, and carries a neat, rounded shape. It is fine with all soil types and thrives in full sunlight.

Calla Lilies

Ivory Calla Lilies

Classic white calla lilies are a favorite option for many for weddings. They can also be found in colors such as rose, pink, lavender, and maroon. Their flowers resemble a trumpet in shape, and lie among long green leaves of foliage.

They are easy to grow and prefer partial shade or full sunlight. If in a cooler location, then they prefer full on sun. It is advised to plant them in the spring, once all frost as disappeared.

They are small little joys, growing to only one or two feet tall which makes them perfect for any flowerbeds .

Snowdrops (Galanthus)

Snowdrops (Galanthus)

These flower bulbs are perfect for those of you who live in cold climates. They thrive in cold and moderate winters, but dislike warm winters. Their little white bulbs are downward facing and look vibrantly white against the striking green color of their stems.

They are dormant during the summer months, but it is still crucial to plant them under a shrub or tree so they get enough shade during the warm months.

They are sold as undried bulbs that do not store well, so they must be planted as soon as you purchase them. This should be done in the early fall. They will be dormant by late spring and will be resting underground until the following year. Be sure to mark where they will be underground so you don’t mistake it for bare ground and try to plant something else.

Peonies

Peonies

The beautiful peony may require patience as they are unlikely to bloom until they’ve been developing for three years. However, once they start to bloom you can expect this to last for years and years.

Their flowers can be produced in a variety of colors such as pink, rose, red, and the one we are interested in, white. They develop into a beautifully full, bushy shape.

They can survive anywhere in the country, with some varieties being able to withstand very harsh winters. They do prefer sun and well-drained soil, and once developed, they will pretty much do the rest of the work for you!

Final Thoughts

To round up, cream, white, and ivory colored flowers are elegant and vibrant and will make any areas of your choosing look wonderful. Some options on this list are very low maintenance, so take your pick and get planting!

Morgan Daniels