Precy loves to write about many topics, including how to grow some of the most wonderful plants in the world.
What could be more rewarding than coming home to a garden with plants customized jus the way you want it—a flower garden in bloom all with five petals in different colors.
Every gardener prefers certain plants in their garden. While some may be looking forward to a scented garden filling it with plants that bears sweet-scented flowers like night blooming jasmine and fragrant columbine, some may want a flower garden that's a little bit more unique, like growing plants that maybe not only offers scented blooms but also just flowers that has five petals. So before heading to your garden center or purchasing seeds online, here's a list to feast your eyes on and narrow down your search for plants that bears flowers with five petals.
11 Plants That Produce Flowers With 5 Petals
2. Prince's Pine
3. Swamp Candles
5. Baby Blue Eyes
6. Columbine Flower
8. Four o'clock
11. Lenten Rose
Also known as vinca minor, this plant blooms in colors of pink, white to red, lavender, and blue flowers. Periwinkle could be either on a sunny or shady location as it thrives on both, even on poor soil.
Aside from vinca minor, periwinkle is also known in other names such as pennywinkles, cockles, cutfingers, and as creeping myrtle most likely because it isn't uncommon to see these plant thriving and growing down hillsides.
Periwinkle is easy to grow and will do well in pots even on hanging baskets. Make sure to keep an eye on it if they are on the yard as they send out runners, giving you more periwinkles. That of course wouldn't be a problem unless you want your periwinkle to stay on their side of the garden and the rest of your other plants on theirs. So be on the look out.
A pink 5-petaled flower of a perennial plant, Prince's pine is native to Northern Hemisphere and found growing in locations with sandy soil. The flowers also come in white, appearing in an inflorescence.
Also known as pipsissewa that translates to "it breaks into small pieces," the plant can reach up a height of 30 centimeters tall. And for some reason, I keep thinking of a traditional lamp post as I look at these flowers, there is a resemblance somehow, don't you think so?
And for those who enjoys root beer, did you know that chimaphila or pipsisewa is a root beer ingredient?
A herbaceous plant that isn't picky when it comes to soil, swamp candles can grow up to 3 ft. tall and prefers partial to full sun. It blooms during the summer season and the seemingly star-shaped flowers measure 1/2 to 3/4 inch across and could last for 2 weeks up to a month.
Commonly found in marshy areas, a pond area would make a suitable spot for swamp candles that prefers wet and moist soil. It is also known in some other names such as yellow loosestrife, bog loosestrife and swamp lossestrife.
This spring bloomer is easy to grow. Forget-me-not bears tiny flowers with colors ranging from white to pink and its most common color — white.
If you're thinking of having these plant in your garden, you may want to try or consider having them first in a pot as forget-me-not can be invasive. This can help control their aggressive growth unless you don't mind having them popping anywhere in your garden every spring if directly planted on the ground.
Baby Blue Eyes
An annual native to North America that is easy to grow and is low maintenance. Baby blue eyes is a profuse spring and summer bloomer that loves sunlight. But you may want to choose a location that gets shade, full sun specially during the hot summer days wilts the leaves of this mildy drought tolerant plant.
Also known as baby's-blue-eyes, baby blue eyes is a perfect fit if you prefer to have them in containers or hanging baskets for a delighful show of blue flowers.
There are also other varities of baby blue eyes that you might want to check. One for example is the menziesii which flowers are also blue but with a center dotted with black while the other variety blooms in white, the atomaria. Both has five petals as well.
Columbine flower grows up to 20 inches in height and is a perennial. The flower varies in colors of pink, yellow, dark red, white and purplish-blue. They would do well in shady areas as they can be found growing in mountainous locations and meadows of the Northern Hemisphere.
If you like to attract hummingbirds, you might want to grow columbine flowers in your garden to help you attract these little jewels. You can expect some bee visitors as well as both bees and hummingbirds would be attracted to this spurred-petaled flower.
The name columbine came from the Latin word "columba" pertaining to the pigeon. While aquelegia was derived from aquila which means the eagle.
If you are particularly looking for white flowers with five petals, you may want to look at sandwort. The plant has needle-like leaves with woody stems at its base with flowers that bloom during spring season.
Sandwort needs sun but will do well on partially shaded locations too with well drained soil.
Also known as Marvel of Peru, four o'clock is often grown as an annual plant, a native to tropical areas of South America. Four o'clock is a sun loving plant with colors ranging from pink to white and yellow. Some varities has stripes too while some are mixed.
Four o'clock usually grow up to 3 feet tall and branches out often where the nodes are. The flowers open late in the afternoon and remains open throughout the evening. It is also known in other names such as prinsesa ng gabi, bunga pukul empat, maravilla and purple jasmine.
Having four o'clock these previous years, they do well too in containers and it reseeds. So every spring season or when the weather warms up, I do get young four o'clock plants here and there from seeds of the previous year.
This beautiful flower comes in many colors such as red, yellow, white, pink and orange. Flowers also has some spray of colors such as a yellow hibiscus with red from the base spreading on each petals.
Hibiscus are showy flowers and would display large, five-petaled flowers that can attract both hummingbirds and bees. I've seen few hummingbirds visiting my uncle's hibiscus in his front yard, not only that, the shrub provides privacy as well.
Also while some grow hibiscus for its showy flowers, some grow hibiscus for the same reason plus for its medicinal use. Known as gumamela in the Philippines, flower buds are used to treat boils by grinding them to patch the boil which then wrap with a cloth.
Not only that plumeria grows as a small tree if you're looking for one, the dazzling flowers have five petals and are fragrant mostly at night to help with pollination. Plumeria is nectarless but thanks to the sphinx moths. White plumerias are common but if you want to be a little bit different there's also red, pink and orange and these small trees flowers until the fall season. The flowers are made into leis too and makes it an ideal activity with the family if you're up to it.
Named after the botanist Charles Plumier, plumeria trees are often grown as an ornamental tree and can grow for up to 20 ft. It is also a common tree in the Philippines and known as calachuchi or kalachuchi. Be careful though as the tree's milky sap may irritate the skin and eyes if it comes in contact.
Your garden's shady area and this evergreen plant with lance-shaped laeves is a perfect match. The delicate looking flowers droop downward like a bell—like a flower from a fairytale book, that's how I imagine it.
Also known as hellebores and Christmas rose, lenten rose loves and prefers well-drained, moist soil. Sharing the name with one of the most celebrated holiday season, Christmas rose brings life to a winter garden from the month of November with colors ranging from red to purple, white and pink.
Be warned though that this plant is cosidered toxic so keep an eye on curious kids and pets specially when growing this plant indoors. And like other plants, hellebores or Christmas rose needs sunlight, but tempered or in a shaded place.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
precy anza (author) from USA on June 27, 2012:
@ Anna141: I like it too! Looks like a happy, smiling flower isn't it? ^-^'
@ Living Well Now and RTalloni:
Thank you both! I'd say it's a great hub too. I got this idea of hubbing flower shapes and such as my other hub "bell-shaped flowers" had gotten top 4 on Google, so hope this one generates traffic too. :) Thank you both for the suggestion. So, if I take off the thumbnails should I make the photos bigger too, or just leave it like that? Or maybe more photos of each?
@ Avian: Appreciate you dropping by and leaving a comment! ^-^'
@ Pamela-anne: Thank you! Now it makes two of us! Admiring and seeing the swamp candles resembling an old lamp post ^-^'
Pamela-anne from Miller Lake on June 27, 2012:
Love the hub and the lovely pictures the prince's pine is beautiful it does look a bit like an old lamp; I love rootbeer too maybe thats why I have a certain special attraction to this particular flower. I learned something new today thanks to your hub! take care pam.
Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on June 27, 2012:
I know some of these flowers, but not all. Thanks for the great information!
RTalloni on June 27, 2012:
What beautiful photos! Your 5 petaled flowers idea made for a great hub. Thanks for a look at these blooms. I'm familiar with some and enjoyed reading about new-to-me ones. The swamp candle is unique and gorgeous. I'm looking forward to columbine blooms any day now. :)
I too would eliminate the thumbnail option for each photograph.
Living Well Now from Near Indianapolis on June 27, 2012:
Very pretty collection! If I could make a recommendation, I wouldn't use a single thumbnail for every flower picture. Just a suggestion.