10 Common But Beautiful Japanese Flowers

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

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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

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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.

“Purple-flower-rape”

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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 

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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.

Maiden Lily

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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

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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 Magnolia

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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

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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.

Japanese Azalea

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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.

Cherry Blossoms

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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).

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60 Responses to “10 Common But Beautiful Japanese Flowers”
  1. Payge Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Awesome written piece with even more awesome pics and loved this one.The blue poppy was my favorite out of all of them.


  2. papaleng Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Thanks payge. your comment is well appreciated.


  3. PARAM Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Excellent work…………i like it.


  4. heidiefernandez Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Sobrang gaganda papaleng….grabeh….(love ko kc flowers)


  5. AJ Garcia Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 4:48 am

    I love them all! :) They are all beautiful!


  6. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I really fell in love with these flowers. Excellent.


  7. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Those really are lovely flowers and this is an excellent article.

    Christine


  8. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

    lovely flowers


  9. Likha Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Sunflower ang favorite ko. Pero maganda lahat!


  10. Phoenix Montoya Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Kaganda! I am going to post this on my blog kuya! Right now coz its a very beautiful article.


  11. Kaye TM Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 8:42 am

    wow they are very beautiful. do you have to go to Japan to see this.hehe just joking around.
    nice post! i hope i’ll see some of this at some booths here in Davao since it’s KADAYAWAN is here! =p


  12. Phill Senters Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful flowers Mr G. :)


  13. LoveDoctor Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 9:20 am

    These are all very exquisite flowers, but my favorite ones are the Japanese sun flower and purple flower rape


  14. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 9:37 am

    These flowers are so beautiful, thanks! :-)


  15. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 9:40 am

    These flowers are beautiful, thanks!


  16. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Sorry, there was an error and my comments appeared many times.


  17. Brenda Nelson Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful, and not too many would grow well here where I live.


  18. webseowriters Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Very nice post


  19. Jimmy Shilaho Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful


  20. Vaibhav Diwaker Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Another great piece from Papaleng…………Apart from engaging writing what attracts me most towards your writing is yours selection of photographs……….Great work papaleng…….


  21. bobie Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

    nice article . .very informative ./ .thanks for the sahre


  22. Goodselfme Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful flowers and great presentation.thank you. Well done!


  23. CC23 Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    oh…i love flowers. =)


  24. Jamie Myles Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!


  25. serowa Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Nice colorful flowers. I wonder whether they attribute any special meaning to any of the flowers.


  26. pearl2010 Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Very nice share. I love them all because I do love flowers.


  27. giftarist Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Gorgeous flowers. Liked it kabayan.


  28. Tulan Says...

    On August 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    the Japanese flowers are very beautiful.


  29. K64FUNNY Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 12:14 am

    The fine post,i like this


  30. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 12:15 am

    So beyond beautiful!

    Blessings.

    Sincerely,

    -Joie Schmidt.


  31. Richie Montalbo Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 12:16 am

    This is a very refreshing read! Thanks!


  32. Eunice Tan Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Great collection. Cherry blossom is the most famous flower from Japan


  33. MsPatriciaDV Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

    very beautiful photos! i really love the Cherry blossoms.


  34. Brewed Coffee Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 3:19 am

    I like the sunflower…I wonder why..hehehe.


  35. CA Johnson Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    These are very beautiful flowers. They are all beautiful colors.


  36. Great Idea Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Most of this information comes straight from the 10 Common But Beautiful Japanese Flowers pros. Careful reading to the end virtually guarantees that you’ll know what they know.


  37. Williams Interesting Articles Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Oooo I like the White Egret Orchid flower!
    Beautiful flowers, and great article :-)


  38. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    The flowers are just beautiful and the information interesting.


  39. bellatwix Says...

    On August 13, 2010 at 1:16 am

    I love sunflowers! It’s such a happy flower (my profile pic).


  40. Melody SJAL Says...

    On August 13, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Lovely flowers! I love cherry blossoms.


  41. eddiego65 Says...

    On August 15, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Awesome pics. The flowers are so lovely! Great post.


  42. Dee Gold Says...

    On August 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

    thanks,I shared this on my blog.


  43. obikelvin Says...

    On August 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    nice share!


  44. drelayaraja Says...

    On August 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Lovely and beautiful share :) I love them,


  45. Tattoo3658we Says...

    On August 17, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Yes very lovely I especially love the way the Himalayan Blue Poppy looks it’s stunning. You should put some of the photos in Your profile :)


  46. sandcastle Says...

    On August 21, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I really love the beautiful , crisp photos in your articles. Great article. It was worth my time reading it.

    I love the white egret the most.


  47. catlord Says...

    On August 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    :-)


  48. BC Doan Says...

    On September 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

    These are gorgeous flowers, and we have them here in the US too!


  49. Nykesha Alexandra Says...

    On September 4, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    nice “)


  50. Percy Says...

    On September 7, 2010 at 3:35 am

    lovely pictures and lovely information. Thanks.


  51. earthlyjewels Says...

    On September 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

    flowers are always pleasant! i loved the pictures and great info too…thanks for the share!


  52. valli Says...

    On October 28, 2010 at 12:55 am

    All are beautiful, but I like Japanese Magnolia.


  53. mae Says...

    On December 12, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    well,im stunned because i was stuck on my homework and i found the flower it was the japanese magnolia


  54. The Filipino Diaspora Says...

    On February 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

    This article has been indexed in The Filipino Diaspora. Read more articles written by this author in our blog.


  55. SPOKINOKNIK Says...

    On March 2, 2012 at 8:15 am

    totally great like man innit flowers are PURDY!


  56. robin samanda Says...

    On March 8, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Wonderful,lovely and beutiful flower.Great share


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  58. Jake Bloomfield Says...

    On May 1, 2012 at 2:49 am

    This helped me a lot thanks


  59. kawaiirashi Says...

    On September 5, 2012 at 2:25 am

    i love that flower i hope many more can i collect


  60. kat Says...

    On October 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    oh .. i really am looking for japanese flowers, their japanese names and meanings ..then i found this site ..though this is not what I\”m looking for, I can\’t help but read it .. Thanks :)


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