12 Star-Shaped Flowers | Blooming Stars for Every Garden

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Brock Ingham
Brock Ingham

Are you looking for a way to add unique style and color to your garden? Look no further than the 12 star-shaped flowers that bring life and vibrancy to any outdoor space. These flowers delivered beauty and fragrance, from tulips and daisies to petunias and poppies.

Egyptian Starcluster
Egyptian Starcluster Flower

You can create an inviting and picturesque atmosphere with the right combination of colors and species. You can choose star-shaped flowers for a low-maintenance option or something more extravagant.

Star-shaped flowers provide a natural, organic element to any garden.

You can choose star-shaped flowers for a low-maintenance option or something more extravagant.

1. Golden Star (Chrysogonum virginianum)

Golden Star flower
Golden Star

The Golden Star is a beautiful star-shaped flower that can bring a vibrant golden hue to your garden. This flower has long-lasting blooms that last up to 8 weeks before fading away. Its petals are deep yellow and slightly fringed at the edges.

Plant Pairing Pro Tip

In a sea of green ground covers, The Golden Star can add a pop of color. It’s the ideal flower to grow when you’re looking for quick coverage. Try planting at the front of borders or around large trees and shrubs.

This plant will stand out in any outdoor space with its large yellow blooms. This type of flower thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Scientific Name:Calochortus monophyllus
Bloom Time:Spring–Summer
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:North America
Growth Rate:Slow to medium
Size:14-22 inches (36-56 cm), depending on the species
Exposure:Full sunlight for vibrant color
Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Structure:Rich in organic material
Golden Star Growing Guide Chart

2. White Star (Lilium Candidum)

White Star flower
White Star

White Star is a stunning star-shaped flower that brings elegance and beauty to any garden. This type of flower features soft white petals contrasting beautifully against its bright yellow center. It requires moderate watering and full sun for the best blooms.

The White Star can be planted in early spring for the most vibrant flowers, and with proper is a stunning star-shaped flower that will bring an elegant and classic look to your garden. White star-shaped blooms are a must for any country garden.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul,”

Luther Burbank

Jasmine and starflower exemplify the beauty of the flowers, bringing back memories of childhood innocence; they evoke joyful feelings that will linger in our hearts forever.

Scientific Name:Lilium Candidum
Bloom Time:Summer–Fall
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:Tropical and subtropical regions of Europe, Asia, Australia, and Oceania
Growth Rate:Fast growth rate
Size:2-3 Feet (90 cm) tall
Exposure:Part shade for optimal blooms
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Rich in organic material
White Star Growing Guide Chart

Are there any Flowers with the Name “Star”

While there are no flowers with the stand-alone name “Star” there are many flowers including the ones on this list that contain the word star in the commonly used botanical name. For example, the Egyptian star Flower or Shooting Star.

3. Shooting Star (Primula meadia)

Shooting Star flower
Shooting Star

Shooting Star is a magnificent star-shaped flower that will sparkle your garden. With its unique star-shaped blooms, this flower can bring an elegant touch to any outdoor space. These perennial herbs have wavy-edged leaves in a rosette formation. 

At the top of their leafless scape lies the flower cluster with blossoms ranging from pink to white and red to purple hues. The five petals are bent backward while pointing downward, and these blooms thrive when buzz pollinated by bees vibrating at a specific frequency for pollen release.

Scientific Name:Primula meadia
Bloom Time:Spring–Summer
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:North America, Russia, and Canada
Growth Rate:Slow to medium
Size:12-18 Inches (30-45 cm) tall, depending on the species 
Exposure:Full sun for best results
Soil pH:Neutral to slightly acidic
Soil Structure:Rich in organic material
Shooting Star Growing Guide Chart

4.Blue Star (Amsonia Tabernaemontana)

Bluestar flowers
Bluestar

Amsonia, more commonly known as blue star, is a beautiful flowering plant with delicate stars of an enchanting baby-blue hue. These dainty flowers form soft and fluffy clusters that can put on quite the show for weeks. 

This flower thrives in full sun and grows best with moderate water. The blue star is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant that is perfect for a beginner gardener.

Scientific Name:Amsonia Tabernaemontana
Bloom Time:Spring–Summer
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:North America
Growth Rate:Slow to medium
Size:20-36 Inches (50-90 cm), depending on the species
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade
Water:Neutral
Soil:Rich in organic material
Bluestar Growing Guide Chart

5. Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Star Magnolia flower
Star Magnolia

The star magnolia is a delicate deciduous tree that grows slowly and blooms in spring. It can reach up to 15-20 feet tall once fully mature while having an even smaller spread. 

It has large white flowers with a strong central yellow eye that opens up in late winter or early spring and is incredibly fragrant. The star magnolia is best grown in USDA zones 4-7 and does well with plenty of sun and some protection from cold winds.

“The star magnolia is a fantastic choice for gardeners looking to add beauty and fragrance to their landscape,” says horticulturist Lucy Smith. “It’s an eye-catching tree with an irresistible scent, and its star-shaped blooms will make your garden look like a magical place.” 

To ensure the most success when planting this ornamental beauty, it’s best to plant the star magnolia during fall/winter if you live in warmer climates; however, colder areas should consider planting in early spring for optimal growth.

Scientific Name:Magnolia stellata
Bloom Time:Early Spring
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:Japan, Korea, and China
Growth Rate:Slow
Size:15-20 Feet (4.5-6 m) tall
Exposure:Full sunlight for vibrant color
Soil pH:Acidic
Soil Structure:Rich in organic material
Star Magnolia Growing Guide Chart

6. Egyptian Star Flower (Pentas lanceolata)

Egyptian Star Flower
Egyptian Star Flower

The Egyptian Star Flower is a stunning annual that loves to bask in the sun. This plant is hardy and a show-stopper, boasting clusters of star-shaped blooms in vibrant shades of pink, red, and purple on top of its glossy green foliage. 

Perfect for garden beds or container gardens, this flower will thrive in a warm climate and bloom all summer.

Scientific Name:Pentas lanceolata
Bloom Time:Spring–Fall
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:Tropical Africa
Growth Rate:Slow growth rate
Size:1-2 Feet (60 cm) tall
Exposure:Full sun for best results
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Rich in organic material
Egyptian Star Growing Guide Chart

7. Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Star of Bethlehem flower
Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem, also known as Ornithogalum umbellatum, is a stunning perennial flower that can add elegance and serenity to any garden. 

It features clusters of delicate star-shaped white blooms with striking yellow centers that open up during the day and close when the sun sets. These flowers thrive in warm, sunny climates and prefer to be planted in well-drained soil.

Scientific Name:Ornithogalum umbellatum
Bloom Time:Spring–Summer
Water Requirements:Low Water
Native Habitat:Europe and North Africa
Growth Rate:Slow to medium 
Size:6-12 Inches (15-30 cm) tall, depending on the species 
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Star of Bethlehem Growing Guide Chart

8. Star Tulip (Tulipa Sylvestris)

Star Tulip flower
Star Tulip

Star Tulip is a highly versatile flower that can liven up any garden. An ornamental perennial, this plant produces an array of star-shaped blooms in shades of white, pink, yellow, and red that are sure to draw the eye. It prefers well-drained soil and should be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Scientific Name:Tulipa Sylvestris
Bloom Time:Northern Europe and the Pacific Northwest
Water Requirements:Low Water
Native Habitat:Northern Europe and Pacific Northwest
Growth Rate:Slow to medium 
Size:4-12 inches (10-30cm) tall, depending on the species 
Exposure:Full sun or partial sun
Soil pH:Mildly alkaline
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Star Tulip Growing Guide Chart

9. Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides)

Star Jasmine fllower
Star Jasmine

Star Jasmine is a hardy evergreen vine that produces clusters of fragrant white star-shaped blooms throughout the year. It can be grown as an ornamental ground cover or trained to climb up walls and trellises. 

The star jasmine truly shines in comparison to other flowers. Its white clusters of star-shaped blooms are beautiful against the lush green vines, making it a captivating sight.

Scientific Name:Trachelospermum Jasminoides
Bloom Time:Spring to Fall
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:East Asia
Growth Rate:Fast growth rate 
Size:6-20 Feet (1.5-6 m) tall, depending on the species
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade 
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Star Jasmine Growing Guide Chart

10. Olivia (Hybrid of St. John’s Wort)

Olivia St. Johns Wort flower
Olivia St. John’s Wort

Olivia is a stunning, fast-growing perennial that consists of star-shaped pink blooms. It is a hybrid variety of St John’s Wort and thrives best in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil. With regular watering and fertilizing, it will bloom from late spring to mid-fall.

Scientific Name:Hypericum Hypearls’ Olivia’
Bloom Time:Late Spring–Mid-Fall
Water Requirements:Low Water
Native Habitat:Hybrid of St John’s Wort
Growth Rate:Medium growth rate
Size:31-35 Inches (80-90 cm) tall
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Olivia St. John’s Wort Growing Guide Chart

11. Spring Starflower (Ipheion Uniflorum)

Purple Springstar flower
Purple Spring

Spring Starflower is a stunning spring flowering bulb with star-shaped white blooms and bright yellow centers. It grows very well in full sun or partial shade and needs plenty of water during the growing season. 

My Recommendation

Try planting the Purple Sping Star among other spring-blooming bulbs like Crocuses, Snowdrops, and early Daffodils to complement the Starflower’s bloom time and create a

To ensure optimal growth, it should be planted in well-drained soil with a water-soluble fertilizer once or twice a month.

Scientific Name:Ipheion Uniflorum
Bloom Time:Early Spring
Water Requirements:Moderate Water
Native Habitat:Argentina
Growth Rate:Medium growth rate
Size:4-10 Inches (10-25 cm) tall
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade
Soil pH:Mildly acidic
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Purple Spring Growing Guide Chart

12. Elk Hunter’s Star (Amsonia Tabernaemontana)

Elk Hunters Star flower
Elk Hunter’s Star

Elk Hunter’s Star is an exceptionally beautiful perennial offering deep blue star-shaped blooms. It prefers full sun or partial shade, with well-drained soil, and should be watered whenever the soil begins to dry out.

It requires fertilizing once a month with a water-soluble fertilizer to ensure optimal growth.

Scientific Name:Amsonia Tabernaemontana
Bloom Time:Late Spring–Early Summer
Water Requirements:Low water
Native Habitat:Eastern and Central USA
Growth Rate:Medium growth rate
Size:18-24 inches (46-60 cm) tall
Exposure:Full sun or Partial shade for best blooms
Soil pH:Neutral
Soil Structure:Well-drained soil
Elk Hunter’s Star Growing Guide Chart

Final Thoughts

Well, I hope you found some star-shaped inspiration from the flowers I’ve shared with you.

With such a variety of colors, sizes, and blooming times, you can find something for every part of your garden all season long.

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