large white flowers

There are many plants with large white flowers

There are many plants that have large white flowers: trees, shrubs, herbs, etc., so if you want to have a wide collection, you will undoubtedly have it very easy after taking a look at the species that I am going to show you here.

And they are all very, very pretty. If you do not believe me, I invite you to enjoy seeing the images of each one of them while you learn what they look like so you can better decide where to place them.

Amaryllis (Amaryllis)

amaryllis can be white

El amaryllis is a bulbous plant that blooms during spring, and sometimes even a little earlier. It reaches a height of about 30-60 centimeters when in flower. This one is big, as it is about 6-7 centimeters wide, and it can be pink, red or white. To take good care of it, you simply have to put it in an area where there is a lot of light, and water from time to time.

Since it hardly takes up space, you can plant the bulb wherever you want: in a pot, in a planter, or in the garden. The only thing you should keep in mind is that it does not support strong frosts.

Cove (Zantedeschia ethiopica)

The calla is a herbaceous plant

The calla is a rhizomatous plant that blooms in late winter and spring. It does this by producing a bell-shaped flower that, when it comes to the pure species, is white in color. Also, it must be said that it smells quite good, so it is interesting to plant it in a pot and place it on the terrace, for example.

Its growth is rapid, but the time in which it remains active is very short. In fact, after flowering the leaves dry up, until it is time to sprout again. The rhizome supports mild frosts.

Camellia (Camellia)

Camellia can have large white flowers

Image – Wikimedia/Bill Golladay

La camellia It is an evergreen shrub or tree that blooms in early springYou can even do it in late winter if you're being mild. In fact, one of mine -cultivated in Mallorca- usually blooms at the end of January or beginning of February, when there is still more than a month to go until winter ends. These flowers are large, measuring about 6 centimeters in diameter, and can be pink, red, white, or bicolor.

Focusing on the white-flowered cultivars, you should know that some of them are:

  • Full Dawn
  • Alba Simplex
  • Mine-No-Yuki
  • White by the Gate
  • White Doves
  • white Swan

To take good care of them, you must take into account that they need acidic soil (with a low pH, less than 7), and that you also have to water moderately. As for the cold, tell you that they can withstand frosts of up to -7ºC.

Dahlia (Dahlia)

Dahlias can have white flowers

Hen dahlias They are herbaceous and tuberous plants that brighten our summer. They usually reach a height of approximately 30 centimeters or so, and when they bloom they sprout many flowers which are usually between 5 and 6 centimeters wide. There are many cultivars, and of course there are many that produce white flowers, such as these:

  • art fair
  • Cafe Au Lait Supreme
  • My Love
  • Playa Blanca
  • White Aster
  • White Nettie
  • White Perfection

The rhizome must be planted at the earliest at the end of winter, although it is better to do it in spring, especially if there is a risk of late frosts. You have to place it in a sunny place, and water it when the earth is a little dry. When it sprouts, you can fertilize it if you want with a universal fertilizer.

Echinopsis subdenudata

The echinopsis subdenudata has large white flowers

Image - Wikimedia / Petar43

El Echinopsis subdenudata It is a globular cactus that reaches a height of about 10 centimeters, and a width of 6-7 centimeters. Its body is green and the areolas are easy to identify since they are like very, very short white hairs. A white flower that measures about 5 centimeters in diameter sprouts from the top in summer.

It is a plant that should be grown on land with excellent drainage. The roots do not support excess water, so it will also be necessary to water it when said land is dry. In addition, you cannot lack (natural) light. It supports weak frosts if they are punctual.

Gerberas (gerbera jamesonii)

The gerbera produces large flowers

La gerbera It is a perennial herb cultivated as an annual in places where the climate is temperate due to its low resistance to cold. It reaches a height of 30 centimeters, and produces flowers throughout spring and summer. It is a very pretty plant when it is in flower, since it is similar to the daisy but larger, since it measures about 5 centimeters in diameter. If we talk about the color, it can be red, pink, orange, or white, although the latter is not so common.

It is a herb that should be exposed to direct sun, or at least put in an area where there is a lot of light. Likewise, it must be watered regularly because it does not support drought.

Chinese pink hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Hibiscus is a perennial shrub.

El china pink hibiscus It is an evergreen shrub (although it behaves as deciduous or semi-deciduous if the winter is cool) that reaches an approximate height of 1 or 1,5 meters depending on the variety. Its flowers, which appear in spring and summer, are large., about 6-7 centimeters in diameter, and very bright colors: yellow, orange, red, pink, and of course white. In fact, some cultivars that produce them in this last color are:

  • Dainty White
  • mochamoon
  • White Wing (or White Wings)

It is a plant that must be exposed to direct sun or semi-shade, and also protected from frost. Holds up to -2ºC, but does best in climates that are warm year-round.

Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)

Magnolia is a large flowered tree

His last name says it all: grandiflora (grandi=big; flora=flower). And it is that the magnolia grandiflora it is an evergreen tree whose flower is not only white, but also quite large. In fact, I can put my open hand on it and it still covers me. We talked about what each flower is about 30 centimeters wide when open. But also, it smells wonderful, and it sprouts in spring. It gives off a very sweet aroma that I personally love. Now, it is a plant that also grows a lot.

It can reach 30 meters in height and develop a crown that is about 6-7 meters wide. The good? Its growth is slow. You can keep it in a pot for years (or even forever if you prune it back and replant it in a larger pot from time to time). Also, you must take into account that it needs an acid soil and that the climate is temperate or subtropical. It resists moderate frost, but not drought or extreme heat.

Peony (Paeonia)

Peony is a herbaceous plant

Image - Wikimedia / Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova

Hen peonies They are rhizomatous herbaceous or small shrubs that can reach a height of between 30 centimeters and 2 meters in height. Its flowers bloom in the spring, and they can be of very different colors: pink, red, orange, or white. Some white-flowered cultivars are:

  • bowl of cream
  • Double White
  • Krinkled White
  • Shirley Temple
  • White Grace
  • white ivory
  • White Wings

They grow in fertile, well-drained soils, as long as they are exposed to direct sun. Of course, you must water them moderately, avoiding keeping the earth always humid. They resist frost without problems.

Rose (Rosa sp)

Roses are shrubs that bloom all year round

El rosebush It is a shrub that despite having thorns is very loved. And it is that produces flowers for much of the year weather permitting, and also it is not especially difficult to care for. In fact, it needs little to be beautiful: direct sun, water, mild temperatures, and some pruning.

There are several cultivars that produce large white flowers, such as the following:

  • alabaster
  • White
  • Desdemona
  • Iceberg
  • Princess Miyuki
  • Tranquility
  • Winchester Cathedral

Which of these large white flowers did you like the most?


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