15 Beautiful Star Shaped Flowers for Your Garden

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Flowers come in every bloom shape, size, and color imaginable, including star shaped. Many gardeners like to stick with a theme to make the flower garden look cohesive and flowers that produce star shaped blooms are a popular choice.

There are a wide variety of bloom colors, plant sizes, and floral fragrances within the plant group that produces beautiful star shaped flowers. Select some of these 15 flowering beauties to create your star themed garden.

1. Bellflower (Campanula)

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Bellflower produces beautiful star shaped blooms in blue, pink, white, or purple. The blooms appear in summer and last about 4-weeks. Plants vary in size from low growing ground covers to several inches tall, depending on the variety planted.

Grow in full sun and well draining soil. These are cold hardy perennial plants that thrive in USDA growing zones 4 and up.

2. Borage (Borago officinalis)

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Borage produces bluish-purple star shaped flowers from early spring until frost. The plant will reach a mature size of 1-3 feet and has gray-green oval leaves covered with velvety hairs.

Plant borage in full sun for the most blooms. The plant will tolerate partial shade, but not freezing temperatures. Borage is hardy in USDA growing zones 3-10

3. Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae)

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Slow growing plants that do best in hardiness zone 10 but can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. The star shaped bloom is not a flower but a bract and will remain colorful for months.

Bromeliads are tropical plants that thrive in warm, humid environments that provide them with bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight will cause the plant to be sunburned.

4. Dahlia (Dahlia)

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Dahlias are tall, stunning flowers and will produce star shaped blooms from late summer until fall. These flowers are winter hardy in growing zones 8-11 and can be grown as annuals in zone 3-7.

Plant Dahlia tubers in spring in a sunny location and they will be in bloom by summer. Plant reach 3-4 feet tall when mature.

5. HyacinthBlue Star(Hyacinthus orientalis)

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Hyacinth is a spring bloomer that grows from bulbs. The flowers are blue and fragrant, and make excellent cut flowers.

Plant in a sunny location and well draining soil. Hardy in growing zones 4-8. Bulbs need to be chilled for 6-weeks before planting in warmer climates.

6. Hoya (Hoya carnosa) 

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Also known as the Wax plant, is an evergreen perennial that produces clusters of small star shaped blooms. Hoyas are tropical plants that are native to Asia. The bi-colored blooms of white and pink are the most popular.

The plant will not bloom until it’s mature which can be anywhere from 1-7 years.

They make ideal houseplants and can be grown outdoors in USDA growing zones 8-11.

Hoyas need bright indirect light and shelter from direct sunlight.

7. Impala Lily (Adenium obesum)

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This is an evergreen succulent shrub that reaches a mature size of 6-feet. The succulent produces star shaped blooms year-round in shades of pink, white, and red.

Easy care plant needs to be grown in full sun, well draining soil, and be watered sparingly. Hardy in growing zones 10 -11b. 

8. Pentas (Pentas lanceolata) 

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Also known as Egyptian Starflower and native to East Africa. Pentas produces clusters of star shaped flowers throughout the summer that are irresistible to pollinators. The 3-inch clusters of flowers bloom in vibrant shades of red, pink, purple, and white.

Plant Pentas in a location where they will receive 6-8 hours of bright sunlight each day. The plant is not picky about soil conditions but will grow best in well draining soil.

The plant will reach 3-4 feet tall and 1 1/2 feet wide when mature. Hardy as an outdoor plant in USDA growing zones 10-11. Can be grown as an indoor houseplant anywhere.

9. Spring Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum)

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As the name suggests, this plant produces its star shaped bloom in the spring. Grass like foliage appears in early spring followed by small blue, purple, or white blooms. The plant grows from a bulb and will go into dormancy when summer is near.

The plant will reach a mature height of 10-inches and produce a mild garlicky aroma. Hardy in growing zones 5-9.  Plant in a location that receives a little shade.

10. Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

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Star Jasmine is a climbing vine that has dark green, leathery leaves that remain on the vine year-round. The vine is fast growing and produces a multitude of tiny white fragrant blooms in spring and early summer.

Star Jasmine will reach a mature length of 25 feet but is easy to prune and kept shorter for a small garden. The vine is ideal for growing in partial sun to cover a garden arch or pergola.

11. Star Tulip (Calochortus monophyllus) 

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These star shaped flowers are started from bulbs and must go through a cold period before they will bloom.

Star tulip bulbs can be planted outdoors in the fall so they can go through a natural cold cycle during the winter. For warmer climates, the bulbs can be kept in the refrigerator for 6-weeks before planting outdoors. 

Plant in full sun.Hardy in growing zones 3-8. Star tulips will bloom in early spring and bloom colors range from white to deep purple.

12. Starfish Plant (Stapelia gigantean)

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This is a succulent that is native to South Africa. The Starfish Plant thrives in warm temperatures and dry climates. The succulent will produce a star shaped bloom that is up to 10-inches across and has a foul odor. The scent is often described as rotting flesh, so this is not a plant you want to grow near your home.

The large bloom will be red or brown. The succulent will reach 4-feet tall and 3-feet wide when mature.

Hardy in growing zones 9-11. Plant in full sun and well draining soil. The Starfish plant is drought tolerant and does not need to be watered.

13. Striped Squill (Puschkina Libanotica) 

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This early spring blooming plant is native to Turkey and Lebanon. The plant grows to 6-inches tall and produces small silver and blue star shaped blooms. The fragrant blooms have a spicy fragrance that will last 4-6 weeks in spring.

Striped Squill needs partial shade and moist soil to grow. The plant is an annual that grows from a bulb and easily multiplies in the right soil conditions.

14. Woodruff (Asperula)

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Sometimes called Sweet Woodruff because of the sweet fragrance the white star shaped flowers produce. Flowers appear in spring and plants remain green until frost.

Woodruff is a low growing ground cover that spreads quickly in moist soil. Hardy in USDA growing zones 4-8. Plant in partial sun or light shade.

Woodruff can become invasive and spreads rapidly. Grow in a container or behind landscape barriers to keep it in check.

15. Zephyrlily (Zephyranthes)

Zephyr Lily AKA Pink Rain Lily | Photo 45167398 © Songsak Paname | Dreamstime.com

Start zephyrlily from bulbs in early spring. Plant 3-inches deep after the last spring frost in a sunny location. Also known as Rain Lilies, they sometimes wait until after a spring rain to bloom. Keep soil moist until plants go into dormancy in late spring.

The plant will reach a mature height of 2-12 inches tall and produce multiple star shaped blooms on each stem. Bloom colors are pink, white, and yellow.

Hardy in USDA growing zones 7-10.

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