Thousands of varieties of flowers grow in India. They range from flowers that are cultivated for gardening to flowers that are used for medicinal purposes. Some of the flowers cultivated for gardening may also be grown for their fragrance or medicinal properties, while some of the flowers that are cultivated for their fragrance may also be used in medicines or garden applications.
Flowers in the Garden
Some of the garden flowers in India include bear's breeches, Ganges primrose, crossandra, common asystasia, striped Philippine violet, nerve plant, porcupine flower, blue sage, green shrimp plant, caricature plant, pink jacobinia, shrimp plant, polka dot plant, dragon's breath, yellow jacobinia, Mexican honeysuckle, bells of Ireland, Brazilian red cloak, pin cushion plant, cardinal's guard, shooting star, purple false eranthemum, firespike, golden shrimp plant, yellow-vein eranthemum, red ruellia, black-eyed Susan vine, desert petunia, shrubby whitevein, violet wild petunia, sweet clock vine, king's mantle, scarlet clock vine, laurel clock vine, Bengal clock vine, Mysore clock vine, ti plant, swan's neck agave, century plant, hosta, corn plant, rajanigandha, Spanish dagger, ice plant and baby sun rose.
Some of India's medicinal flowers include kariyat, blue fox tail, marsh barbel, porcupine flower, hophead, bell weed, water willow, Malabar nut, gangarusa, blue pussyleaf, frilly lepidagathis, crested lepidagathis, nongmangkha, wild nongmangkha, snake jasmine, singkrang, magenta plant, karvy, Himalaya onion, chives, sage leaved alangium, mountain knot grass, two-toothed chaff flower, prickly chaff flower, milk and wine lily, sugar apple, Indian pennywort, sessile joyweed, marking nut, Himalayan thorowax, Nepal hogweed, Himalayan hogweed, wild carrot, sea mango, batino, ajwain, indrajao, arctic snow, nag kuda, wild snake root, shrub vinca, sarpagandha, water jasmine, cabbage palm and sweet indrajao.
Some of the fragrant flowers grown in India include corn plant, rosy eranthemum, bells of Ireland, cape coast lily, milk and wine lily, rajanigandha, Ifafa lily, Woodrow's crinum lily, cape lily, nargas, spider lily, ylang-ylang, hari champa, forest spider lily, pankusum, malati, dwarf ylang-ylang, devil tree, poison bush, wild karanda, Nepal trumpet flower, sea mango, common white frangipani, bread flower, Madagascar palm, frangipani vine, confederate jasmine, Madagascar jasmine, wax flower, Indian cork tree, white butterfly bush, night blooming cereus, Dutch honeysuckle, bag kesar, Himalayan whorlflower, grape hyacinth, cannon ball tree, golden champa, madhavi lata, mimosa bush, dwarf magnolia, hyacinth, freesia, Chinese wisteria, Rangoon creeper, sultan champa, amaltas, butterfly bush, bower vine, brahma kamal, chamror, orchid cactus, Japanese honeysuckle, surangi, sweet alyssum, chhal mogra, sausage vine, champa and magnolia.
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