A list of 10 beautiful Japanese flowers.
The Japanese people have truly endeared and embraced as part of their culture, the love for flowers. They have numerous flower gardens and parks, the art of flower arrangement (Ikebana), and sometimes these beautiful flowers are used for decoration. Read on to learn some common Japanese flowers.
Japanese Sunflower (Tithonia diversifolia) is a large, perennial shrub reaching 1-5 m tall. Leaves are green, opposite or alternate, lobed, palm shaped, hairy, 6″ wide. Flower heads about 10-15 cm diameter producing yellow, daisy-like flowers.
White Egret Orchid
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria radiata) is a hardy perennial small tree growing 12-15 inches tall. Each slender stem produces up to 2 or 3 fragrant, pure white flowers that resembles and Egret in flight that will flourish for about a month. The flowers about 1 foot long bloom in July to August.
The”purple-flower-rape”(Orychophragmus violaceus) is a hardy annual plant growing rapidly from 1 to 2 ft tall. Leaves are smooth, green, and heart shaped. Flowers are large, purple and bloom in late spring to early summer.
Japanese Wood Poppy
The Japanese Wood Poppy (Hylomecon japonica) is a herbaceous perennial shrub growing to about 15-30 cm tall with alternate to opposite pinnate leaves. The flowers are solitary, cup-shaped bright yellow 3.5-5 cm across. It blooms in Late Spring/Early Summer.
The Maiden Lily (Lilium rubella) is a deciduous plant that traces its root to the Island of Honshu in Japan. This tree which easily adapts to its environment grows to about 18 to 30 inches high. The pale pink, trumpet-shaped flower grows from bulbs and blooms from mid-spring to early summer.
Himalayan Blue Poppy
The Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia) is a small herbaceous plants native to southeastern Tibet. It has hairy leaves and grows up to 6 feet tall. Flowers are large with delicate petals deep blue color. Himalayan Blue poppies bloom in early and mid summer.
Japanese magnolias (Magnolia liliiflora) is a small deciduous tree about 4 m tall. Leaves are broad, oval-shaped, dark green about 8 in. long. Flowers are large, goblet-shaped 3-6 inches across. The showy flowers with varying shades of white, pink or purple color bloom abundantly at the onset of spring.
Hall crabapple (Malus halliana) is an upright deciduous tree that grows to 5 m (15 feet). This ornamental tree has dark green, medium, ovate, up to 3 inches long leaves. The fragrant pink flowers bloom in May.
The Japanese Azalea (Azalea japonica) a non-deciduous azalea, is a small evergreen shrub native to Japan. These little trees have dark green, egg-shaped , 2-3 cm long leaves and grow to about 1.2-1.8 m tall. Flowers come in variety of colors such as white, purple, bright yellow, pink, gold, red-orange, orange, and coral/apricot. The flowers bloom from early April to mid-June.
A cherry blossom “sakura” is the flower of cherry trees (Prunus serrulata). Flowers are almost pure white with rich pink petals that abundantly blooms during the arrival of spring (April).