Star shaped flowers are beautiful to decorate any garden or balcony. There are star shaped flowers of different colors and requirements for you to have in your garden.
Like all flowers, star shaped flowers will also attract birds and butterflies to your beautiful garden. This way you can have pollinating insects very beneficial to any garden.
If you are looking for star shaped flowers to decorate your garden, you are in the right article, where we have prepared a list of the best star-shaped flowers for the garden.
Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)
Star jasmines are very widespread plants because they are reminiscent of jasmine but, unlike Jasmine, they are much more rustic and easier to grow.
The genus Trachelospermum of the family Apocynaceae comprises numerous species native to China and Japan, but of which only Trachelospermum jasminoides is known. These star shaped flowers produce an aroma that you will love to have in your garden.
The star jasmine is perhaps the most beautiful of the evergreen climbers for its bright green leathery leaves, its dense vegetation, and its starry white flowers, small but very numerous and very fragrant.
Stargazer Lily (Lilium orientalis ‘Stargazer’)
Stargazer lily is a cross between Lilium auratum and L. speciosum. The flowers of Stargazer lily are very fragrant and have a diameter of approximately 6” (15 cm), making them very showy flowers. Autumn is the best time to plant stargazer lily bulbs.
Stargazers do best in full sun, although they can grow in semi-shade. These star shaped flowers are very beautiful for decorating any garden.
Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)
Pentas lanceolata is a vigorous plant with star shaped flowers grouped in clusters, quite resistant to heat and although it is a seasonal plant very valid for the garden in summer, it can also be enjoyed for a few weeks as a flowering houseplant.
The Pentas blooms from spring to early fall. It does so in tight spikes with corymbs of red, crimson, magenta, pink, mauve, or white. It is a melliferous plant whose nectar attracts butterflies and bees.
Golden Star Flower (Chrysogonum virginianum)
The golden star flower plant is a ground cover, semi-evergreen, and therefore retains its leaves all year round. Flowering begins in May and peaks in late spring, continuing more sporadically until early fall.
Impala Lily (Adenium obesum)
Impala Lily is a shrub that has a very beautiful star shaped flowers in pink, but they can also be red or white.
Adenium obesum is a slow-growing shrubby plant whose thick stem gives it the appearance of a small tree. In summer, it is recommended to place the Impala Lily in full sun, as this will allow it to grow properly. Keep Impala Lily out of the shade during the winter.
Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)
Magnolia Stellata is the deciduous Magnolia with large white and pink flowers that are star-shaped. They are also lightly scented, so you will bring a touch of freshness to your garden.
Another characteristic of this deciduous Magnolia is its preference for sun, so you can offer it a space with more time in the sun than other varieties. These white star shaped flowers look very beautiful combined with other flowers of different colors.
Extravagant, glamorous, and attractive, dahlias are the star shaped flowers that look perfect in any garden. Dahlias bloom from the beginning of summer until almost the end of autumn, provided that the temperature is mild, since in very hot climates their flowering stops.
From the middle of summer until the first fall frosts, its brilliant blossoms emerge from its elegant leaves supported by thin branches. Dahlias were used by the Aztecs to decorate feasts in ancient times. This flower is named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.
Red Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
As a plant native to the tropics, the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis grows very well in warm areas. In a garden red hibiscus can reach a good size, but in garden centers, you will also find them in small size, ideal for terraces or interiors.
Its bold inflorescence measures up to 4” (10 cm) in diameter and presents an elegant group of stamens in the center. This is one of my favorite star shaped flowers, I have two Hibiscus in my garden.
The bellflower is a perfect plant to brighten up every corner of your home and fill it with color. Although the best-known variety is the Campanula catharina, there are many more varieties.
The Campanula or bellflower has creeping or hanging stems and, annually, it will reach more and more ground. It has a spring bloom that lasts into the middle of the summer. The bellflower is native to northern Italy, and the explanation for its name lies in its bell-shaped flowers with five-lobed corollas.
Hyacinth ‘Blue Star’ (Hyacinthus orientalis)
Legend has it that this flower was born from the blood that flowed from the wound that the god Apollo accidentally inflicted on the beautiful Hyacinth, son of the Spartan king Amiclas, causing his death. Apollo baptized the flower with the name of his beloved. But this is only one of the versions that Greek mythology gives us about the divine hero.
Hyacinth has star shaped flowers and a beautiful fragrance. It belongs to the family Liliaceae. Its scientific name is Hyacinthus orientalis. It is a bulbous plant of 12” (30 cm) in height, with 4-6 linear, fleshy and erect leaves of intense green color.
Bromeliad is a tropical genus of plants of the family Bromeliaceae that normally grow in tropical or humid subtropical forests, taking the necessary nutrients from the central reservoir they possess or from the ambient humidity.
They stand out for their inflorescence, with small flowers but with intense and vivid colors. Its leaves are very hard, presenting, sometimes, shades and drawings as decorative as the flowering itself.
When Bromeliad are going to bloom, around that floral stem, the surrounding leaves acquire a very intense color that can be in shades of red, orange, yellow, or even fuchsia. Pineapple plants belong to the bromeliad family.
Zephyr Lily (Zephyranthes)
Zephyranthes is also known as Zephyr Lily. It belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family, of the genus Zephyranthes, of which there are usually about 70 species of bulbous plants. It is native to Mexico.
Zephyranthes have star shaped flowers that begin to open funnel-shaped and then unfold to display their six well-individuated petals and bright yellow stamens. They have a long flowering period of two months during the summer.
Hoya (Hoya carnosa)
Plants of the genus Hoya are also known as wax flower, wax plant, wax vine because of the spectacular flowers that look like wax because of their delicacy. The species belonging to the genus Hoya, of the Apocynaceae family, are extremely varied plants as there are perennials, evergreen, climbers, shrubs or creepers, and some epiphytes.
The leaves are generally dark green, opposite, often fleshy, sometimes leathery, oval-shaped, and more or less elongated depending on the species. The characteristic that unites them is the star shaped flowers, associated with inflorescence in the umbel in the axils of the leaves, waxy, perfumed, very particular, and attractive, and last the whole summer.
Star Tulip (Calochortus elegans)
It is a species of medicinal plant belonging to the lily family (Liliaceae). It is native to the west coast of the United States. Likewise, it is a perennial herb that produces a slender stem and has a basal leaf, which does not wither at flowering, and usually also has smaller leaves, higher up on the stem.
The inflorescence is a solitary flower or a cluster of star shaped flowers. Each has white to pale pink or violet petals up to 1” (2.5 cm) long, and narrow sepals. The petals are usually very hairy on their inner surface and may have bangs of long hairs.
Starfish Plant (Stapelia gigantean)
Succulent plant native to South Africa, it has a huge star shaped flower for which it is called “Starfish Flower”, but beware, it has a foul smell to attract its pollinators, the flies!
The flower, star shaped up to 6” (15 cm) in diameter, has 5 hairy petals. Stapelia blooms between the summer and autumn months. It has evolved to attract its pollinating agent, the fly, with the foul odor of its flowers. Some varieties of stapelia can have a stronger odor than others, some even have very subtle odors.
Final Conclusions About Star Shaped Flowers
There are many species of star shaped flowers, all of them look very beautiful in the garden and especially when combined with different colors. With this list of star shaped flowers, you will be able to choose the right flower to suit your garden according to the needs of the plant.
We hope this article about star shaped flowers will be helpful to decorate your garden. If you have any questions about any of these flowers or want us to add any to the list, do not hesitate to write us.