15 Traditional Italian Flowers: You Can Easily Grow In Your Garden

Italy is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year. Its stunning scenery, rich history, delicious food, and friendly locals are just a few reasons why tourists flock here.

Flower lovers around the globe know how much Italians value flowers. In fact, they grow almost anywhere – even in city parks and along sidewalks. But flower enthusiasts especially appreciate the beauty of wildflowers and botanic gardens throughout Italy. Whether you want to learn how to cultivate vegetables or herbs, or whether you prefer gardening indoors or outside, flowers are an integral part of any successful garden

White lilies, white roses, violets and poppies are just some of the many gorgeous blooms that grace Italy’s gardens. These colorful beauties add vibrancy to any landscape. Learn more about growing these lovely flowers at HomeGardenGuide.com.

These are types of flowers commonly used in Italy:

Red Roses
Cynara scolymus
Blue Bell Creameries
Aster Alpina
Cosmos Bi Planate
Geranium A Grande Fiore
Giant Daisies Margheritas Gigantes
Luna Rossa Moneta
Orange trees

Nerium or Orange trees are common names of this cute pink flower. White, pink, red, and purple are the color varieties of Orange trees. These five-lobed flowers are produced in a bunch. Widely cultivated in temperate and subtropical areas worldwide.

Orange trees are shrubs or small trees perfect for your home garden. You cannot grow it in a pot. But you can decorate your room. And the best thing is that it grows very easily and you do not need to put lots of effort.


Bougainvilleas is one of the very unique and beautiful flowers. A genus of thorny ornamental bushes, vines, or trees can cover your house wall or gate. It can scramble over with the spikey thorns. You can grow it easily and I’m sure the flower is going to attract everyone’s attention.

The flowers are actually very small in size and are surrounded by big bracts. You can see the three tiny flowers in the center. There are three colorful leaflike waxy bracts to protect the flowers. Purple and white color Bougainvilleass flowers are common. It has many color varieties like yellow, pink, red peach, and blue.


Jasmine a genus of vines or shrubs. It has more than 200 species found in tropical or warm temperate regions. JASMINE flowers are widely cultivated worldwide for the divine fragrance of the flowers. These are mainly beautiful white flowers.

Jasmine has been used since ancient times to add aroma to food and drink. Jasmine tea was once considered sacred in China. Today, jasmine flowers are still grown around the world. They’re often added to perfumes and cosmetics. And they’ve become increasingly important in gardening. Grow these fragrant blooms in pots or hanging baskets indoors or outside.


Crocuses is a very popular Italian flower. These cute cup shaper flowers are cultivated for saffron spice. The opening of the flowers is a broad cup-shaped and narrow tube-like towards the bottom. Leaves are long grass-like. Crocuseses sativas are specially cultivated for the saffron obtained from the stigma of the flower.

Cynara scolymus

Cyclamens are perennial herbs native to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, and parts of Central America. They are commonly grown as houseplants but they do well outside too. Cyclamens bloom throughout the year depending on climate. Their blooms range from deep purples to whites to pinks. These flowers look like butterflies’ wings and each petal curve inward at its tip. The name ‘cyclamen’ means ‘wheel flower’, referring to the shape of these flowers.

Blue Bell Creameries

The Blue Bell Creameries plant grows from a bulb and is also called a bluebell. Its mane is derived from the bell-like shape of the flowers. It is a cute sweer-scented violet-blue flower. Flowers bloom facing downwards like hanging bells. 5-6 or more tiny flowers grow on a single base stem.


Catharanthus roseus is commonly called Periwinkles, Rose Periwinkle, Old Maid, Bright Eyes, and Cape Periwinkle. It is a perennial herbaceous vine native to South Africa. Its flowers are usually red but sometimes they are yellowish orange. They bloom during late winter through early spring. There are several varieties of this plant including “Rosea”, “Alba”, “Rubra”, “Vulgaris”, “Fasciculata”, “Gigantea”, “Grandiflora”, “Luteo-purpurea”, “Papillosa”, “Purpura”, “Reticulo-crenata”, “Rosacea”, “Sanguinea”, “Tuberculata”, and “Watsonii”. These varieties differ in flower shape, leaf arrangement, stem length, and height. Most of these varieties are grown commercially for cut flowers. Other uses include medicine, food coloring, dyeing fabric, and perfume production.

Alpine Pasque flower

Alpine Pasque flower is also called Pasque Flower. It has deeply divided lives and with hairy texture and dropping beautiful flowers. Pasque flower is definitely a beautiful flower that can attract everyone’s attention towards your garden. The beautiful flowers persist on the plant for weeks. The blue and white flower with a hairy silky texture looks very beautiful.

Spring Gentian

A bright vivid blue with white color in the center makes it look like twinkling stars. Gentiana scabraa or Gentiana Verna are common names of this flower. Spring and early summer are the time when they produce flowers.

Gentianas are tiny flowering plants that attract bees, butterflies, and also ants. They’re often grown as houseplants but they do well outside too. Planting gentians around your yard could bring in lots of pollinators and beneficial insects like ladybugs and hoverflies.


Aquilegia is a Latin word that means eagle. The shape of the petals resembles the claw of the eagle. Columbine and granny’s bonnet are common names of aquilegia. Some of these flowers are edible. This plant provides favorite food for butterflies and moths also. You need to take a little care of these cute flowers.

Aster Alpina

Aster Alpina flowers look very similar to sunflowers. You can call them blue alpine daisy or Alpine aster. It blooms in blue, violet-lavender, white, and pink. These beautiful flowers are always an attraction for bees, birds. butterflies and the most important humans.


Convolvulus has two common names- morning glory and Bindweed. There are a huge species of bindweed in the world. The plan has spirally arranged leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers. You can found many color varieties of convolvulus flowers. Common colors are Blue, violet, pink, white, and yellow.

Bindweeds are often considered weeds, but they’re actually useful plants. They attract butterflies and bees, provide food for birds, and offer habitat for many types of wildlife. Learn more about these beautiful wildflowers here.


You know this flower as Cornflower, Bachelor’s button, or Centaurea cyanus. It is basically a weed that looks so beautiful. Cornflower grow like a weed in the field with grains or corn. We grow this plant as an ornamental plant.

Cosmos bipinnate

Cosmos bipinnate are members of the Asteraceae plant family. They produce large yellow flower heads called capitula. Sunflowers also belong to the genus Helianthus. There are over 300 species of sunflowers worldwide. Most sunflowers are perennials but they do bloom annually. Perennial sunflowers tend to live longer than annual ones.

Cosmos is a beautiful flower that blooms throughout the year. There are many varieties available; they range from blue to orange to lavender to white. They’re often used in floral arrangements.


Dahlias Is a flower from the dahlia family. It is one of the most popular Italian garden flowers. Common names of Dahlias is garden dahlia or dahlia pinata. There is a huge color variety including, pink, purple, red, maroon, pink, yellow, white, and Blue. It has a huge variety of flowers with different colors and petal shapes.


Gozaria is summer flowers with worm beautiful color shades. The flower has a central disk similar to a sunflower and a flower head similar to Daisy. The unique yellow and orange color combination makes it an eye-catching flower. The beautiful shade and pretty petals will definitely make your garden look beautiful.

Geranium A Grande Fiore

Geranium A Grande Fiore is also called a garden geranium and zonal geranium. The flowers of this Italian plant grow in bunch forming a ball-like structure. The light flower balls cover the plant and look very beautiful. Pink, red, white, and blue is common color varieties of geranium. you can plant them in soil pots or flower beds.

Giant Daisies Margheritas Gigantes

Giant Daisy Margarita Gigante is also called Leucanthemum vulgare, Oxeye, or ox-eye daisy and dog daisy. It has beautiful long white petals with big yellow disc flowers. It looks very pretty and blooms in Spring.

This plant has been considered a noxious weed throughout much of its range. However, it is cultivated worldwide as both a decorative ornamental and food crop. Care must be taken during harvest to avoid damaging the leaves and stems.

Luna Rossa Moneta

Italian call these Luna Rossa Moneta del papa flowers. It has some interesting names- Honesty, Annual honesty, or silver coin plant (due to its coin-like shape). Some people think the seeds resemble the moon and call it Lunaria. In some regions, it is a silver dollar plant or honesty plant.

This is one of the most unusual flowers in Italy. Its name means “little sunflower” due to its resemblance to a sunflower seed pod. There are many varieties of these little sunflowers, including ones with bright colors ranging from yellow, orange, red, and brown. They bloom throughout the year but they tend to peak during late winter and early spring. These tiny blooms look pretty in any container and they don’t take much care either. Just water once per week and enjoy watching them grow.

Flower related to funeral & mourning
In Italian culture, Chrysanthemum symbolizes death and funerals. They are often used at weddings and memorial services. Avoid giving them as wedding presents; instead, opt for something more cheerful like roses.

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