There are many plants that have large white flowers: trees, shrubs, grasses, etc., so if you want to have a large 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 of them while you learn what they look like so you can better decide where to place them.
Amaryllis is a bulbous plant that blooms in spring, and sometimes even a little earlier. It reaches a height of about 30 to 60 centimeters when in flower. This one is big, because it is about 6-7 centimeters wide, and it can be pink, red or white. To take care of it, just place it in a place where there is plenty of light, and water from time to time.
As it takes up little space, you can plant the bulb wherever you want: in a pot, in a planter or in the garden. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that it can’t stand severe frosts.
Creek (Zantedeschia aethiopica)
The calla is a rhizome plant which blooms in late winter and spring. It does this by producing a bell-shaped flower which, when it comes to pure species, is white in color. Also, it must be said that it smells rather 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 during which it remains active is very short. In fact, after flowering, the leaves dry out until it’s time to regrow. The rhizome withstands mild frosts.
Camellia is an evergreen shrub or small tree that blooms in early springYou can even do it in late winter if you’re mild. In fact, one of mine – grown in Mallorca – usually blooms in late January or early February, when there is still over a month to go until winter is over. These flowers are large, about 6 centimeters across, and can be pink, red, white, or two-tone.
Focusing on cultivars with white flowers, you should know that some of them are:
- full dawn
- Alba Simplex
- White by the door
- white doves
- white swan
To maintain them well, it is necessary to take into account the fact that they need an acid soil (with a low pH, less than 7), and that it is also necessary to water moderately. As for the cold, tell yourself that they can withstand frosts down to -7°C.
dahlias These are herbaceous and tuberous plants that brighten up our summer. They usually reach a height of about 30 centimeters or so, and when they bloom they sprout many flowers that are usually between 5 and 6 centimeters wide. There are many cultivars, and of course there are many that produce white flowers, like these:
- art fair
- Supreme Latte
- My love
- white beach
- white aster
- white netting
- white perfection
The rhizome should be planted no earlier than the end of winter, although it is better to do this in the spring, especially if there is a risk of late frosts. It must be placed in a sunny place, and watered when the soil is a little dry. When it germinates, you can fertilize it if you wish with a universal fertilizer.
He Echinopsis subdenudata It is a globular cactus that reaches a height of about 10 centimeters and a width of 6 to 7 centimeters. Its body is green and the areolas are easy to identify since they look like very, very short white hairs. A white flower that measures about 5 centimeters in diameter grows from the top in summer.
It is a plant that should be grown in land with excellent drainage. The roots do not support excess water, so it will also have to be watered when said soil is dry. In addition, you cannot lack (natural) light. It supports weak frosts if they are punctual.
Gerberas (Gerbera jamesonii)
The gerbera is a perennial herb grown as an annual in places with temperate climates due to its low cold hardiness. 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 looks like 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 grass that must be exposed to direct sunlight, or at least placed in an area where there is plenty of light. Likewise, it must be watered regularly because it does not tolerate drought.
Chinese pink hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa sinensis)
The Chinese pink hibiscus is an evergreen shrub (although it behaves as deciduous or semi-deciduous if the winter is cold) which 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 the latter color are:
- delicate white
- White Wing (or White Wings)
It is a plant that must be exposed to direct sun or partial shade, and also protected from frost. Withstands down to -2°C, but is best suited to hot climates all year round.
Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
His last name says it all: grandiflora (grown=big; flora=flower). And it is that the Magnolia grandiflora it is an evergreen tree, the flower of which is not only white, but also quite large. In fact, I can put my open hand on it and it still covers me. What we talked about each flower is about 30 centimeters wide when open. But also, it smells good and it grows in the spring. It gives off a very sweet aroma which I personally like. Now it is a plant that also grows a lot.
It can reach 30 meters in height and develop a crown about 6 to 7 meters wide. Good? Its growth is slow. You can keep it in a pot for years (or even forever if you prune it and replant it from time to time in a bigger pot). In addition, you must take into account that it needs acidic soil and that the climate is temperate or subtropical. It withstands moderate frosts, but not drought or extreme heat.
Peonies are rhizomatous herbaceous or small shrubs that can reach a height of between 30 centimeters and 2 meters in height. Its flowers bloom in spring., and they can be of very different colors: pink, red, orange or white. Some white-flowered cultivars are:
- bowl of cream
- Double White
- crumpled white
- Shirley Temple
- white grace
- Ivory White
- white wings
They grow in fertile, well-drained soils, as long as they are exposed to direct sun. Of course, they must be watered moderately, avoiding to keep the soil always moist. They resist frost without any problem.
Rose (Rosa sp.)
The rosebush is a shrub that despite its thorns is very popular. And it is that produces flowers for much of the year weather permitting, and also it is not particularly difficult to maintain. In fact, it doesn’t need much to be beautiful: direct sun, water, mild temperatures and a little pruning.
There are several cultivars that produce large white flowers, such as the following:
- Princess Miyuki
- winchester cathedral
Which of these large white flowers did you like the most?