Flowers that start with M are a compilation of many beautiful flowers according to their colors, family, species, and common names. In this article, you will recognize which among these flowers is the prettiest and most likable.

A List of Magnificent Flowers that Start with M

Thus, you can also discover some magical flowers along the way that you might want to add to your garden. 

Start reading and continue learning for more knowledge and new discoveries covering anything and everything about the flowers that start with the letter M.  

List of Flowers that Start With M

Remember the beauty of every flower you read about below, and choose all that you would like to grow. All are amazing, yet only you can tell which one is for you and your garden. 

1. Magnolia Grandiflora 

Magnolia genus of grandiflora, also known as bull bay or southern magnolia, is a plant from the tree family of Magnoliaceae. This style of plant grows as tall as 90 feet.

Beautiful Flower of Magnolia Grandiflora

It is a large evergreen tree that has big dark green leaves, and its fragrant flower blooms as large as 12 inches. It is the only evergreen in the Magnoliaceae family that usually grows 60 to 80 feet high. 

2. Maiden Pink

Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides) is an evergreen perennial plant. During spring and summer, the foliage is covered with flowers that vary in color, spanning different shades of pink, red, and white.

A Flowers of Maiden Pink in Garden

Its flowers bloom best during May, June, and July. Butterflies and bees are attracted to this plant. Maiden flower can be easily grown in rock gardens, and it can also be used as an edging or groundcover for your garden.

3. Mallow

Malva neglecta, commonly known as Mallow, is a plant that belongs to the mallow family. This plant grows from six inches to 24 inches high. Common mallows bloom with pink or white flowers, usually from early spring through the middle of fall. 

An Image of a Pink Mallow Flower

Mallow is sometimes referred to as “cheese weed” for having a resemblance to cheese wheels. The Mallow plant can usually withstand dry and harsh conditions because it commonly grows from a long taproot. You can often see Mallow plants growing in roadsides, rocky driveways, and abandoned places.

4. Maltese Cross 

The Maltese flowering plants, also known as Jerusalem Cross, are known for being stylish because of their attractive flowers. The plant’s perfect flowers make it a great addition to every garden. 

The Top Stem of Maltese Cross Flowers

Its flowers and blooms come in the colors red, pink, and white and best bloom in early to mid-summer. The plant usually grows up to four feet. It is native to Siberia and Russia. Even butterflies are attracted to its flowers, which are confirmed to be butterfly attractors.

5. Mammillaria Dixanthocentron 

Mammillaria dixanthocentron is a cactus species that grows to about 12 inches high and has long and yellow spines at the center. Its attractive spines make this plant popular for growing as a feature plant.

Flower of Mammillaria Dixanthocentron

Its flowers bloom in colors from light red to pinkish red and they are usually small, only about four inches long. 

6. Mammillaria Formosa 

Mammillaria Formosa looks better as it ages over time. It is a solitary cactus that branches out dichotomously. Plants like this that grow old over time are considered to be treasures.

Unique Charm of Mammillaria Formosa

The Mammillaria is widespread and abundant in Mexico, in the states of Aguascalientes, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas,Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, and Zacatecas. 

7. Mammillaria Haageana 

Mammillaria Haageana is a solitary spiny, glaucous green, globular, and elongated plant that usually sprouts at the base or side once it gets old. Star-like pink flowers surround each head of the plant.

Mammillaria Haageana Flowers Bloom

The flowers are shaped like a funnel, with colors ranging from deep magenta to light pink, and grow up to 0.4 inches.

8. Mammillaria Perezdelarosae 

Mammillaria Perezdelarosae is one of the charismatic Mammillaria species. Its small stems are covered with bicolored spines.

Mammillaria Perezdelarosae Flowers

This plant’s growth can be considered as slow. The mammillaria comes up with flowers in cream to light pink and greenish white colors. 

9. Mandevilla Sanderi 

The Mandevilla Sanderi is also known as the Brazilian jasmine. It is a vine that belongs to the genus Mandevilla, and it is commonly grown as an ornament for gardens. This species is a perennial plant that shows rapid growth. 

Pink Mandevilla Sanderi Flowers

In temperate regions, this tropical vine develops as a houseplant. This plant prefers moist and well-draining soil and afternoon shade in hot humid temperatures. It needs a satisfactory amount of water during the summer season.

10. Marguerite Daisy 

This plant that blooms with petite flowers that attracts pollinators is native to the Canary Islands. This Daisy is shrubbier compared to the Shasta daisy. It comes in many variations of colors, from yellow to pink or purple to from hues of pink. 

A Pink Marguerite Daisy Cultivar

This flowering plant loves the cool weather, so it is during the spring and fall that it blooms best. Choosing the perfect garden spot should be considered, as this plant grows about three feet high. This plant requires full sun, although partial sunlight will also do. Avoid overwatering. Well-draining soil and regular irrigation also help.


11. Marigold

Marigold is an annual plant that can be easily grown. Gardens become extremely beautiful during autumn if marigolds are present. Marigolds produce flowers that are daisy-like or carnation-like, and they either grow in singles or clusters. 

Marigold A Bright and Cheerful Flower

This plant needs to be in an area with full, bright sunlight, and it can withstand hot summer days. Marigolds would not properly bloom if they are placed in shaded, cool, and moist areas. Well-draining soil is needed to grow Marigolds in the best way possible. 

12. Marsh Marigold

This marigold (Caltha palustris) is a member of the buttercup family. It is sometimes categorized as a marigold, but it is not a marigold at all.

Delicate Beauty of Marsh Marigold

This plant has no petals. Its flowers are made of five to nine sepals instead, and its leaves look like a heart or a kidney. 

13. Matthiola Incana

Matthiola incana is a part of the Brassicaceae family that originated in Europe. This plant can be easily grown in all temperate areas.

Richly Fragrant of Matthiola Incana

Florists favor Matthiola Incana for its spicy-sweet fragrance, showy blossoms, and sturdy stems. 

14. Matucana Aureiflora 

The Matucana is a special type of cactus that has unusual golden flowers all through night and day. Oftentimes, this cactus is known by the name Borzicactus aureiflorus. It is described as a flattened to globular cactus, and its stem grows to about four inches tall and five inches in diameter.

Yellow Flowers of Matucana Aureiflora

Its spines are curved inward, and its leaves are unusual among all globular cacti. The flowers of this species are yellow to golden in color and bloom during the summer and spring seasons.

15. Maximilian Sunflower 

Maximilian Sun flower or Helianthus maximiliani is a perennial that usually grows from three feet to 10 feet tall.

Radiant Beauty of Maximilian Sunflowers

This plant loves full sun and well-draining soil; it is also drought-tolerant. This is an excellent choice for beds, gardens, and meadows.

16. Mayflower 

Mayflower (Epigaea Repens) is a plant that branches with fuzzy stems and blooms with clusters of pink or white flowers. This plant has specific growing requirements, so mayflower trailing arbutus wildflowers have become a very rare plant. 

Amazing Mayflower In The Meadow

It is advised to not pluck or remove a mayflower growing out in the wild because mayflowers are a very rare sight. Many states have protected this species by law by prohibiting the removal of the plant in the wild. Mayflowers will most probably never return to an area once they are removed.

17. Mazus Reptans

Mazus reptans is a perennial plant native to Asia. It can be a perfect cover for the ground and small areas in your garden. The Mazus Reptans prefers full sun locations or partial shade areas.

Small Lavender Flowers of Mazus

The soil must be fertile and loamy, but it can live even if the soil has low fertility. It does not require annual fertilization.

18. Meadow Bistort

Bistorta Officinalis, with the common name Persicaria bistorta, also known as Meadow Bistort, is a species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant that belongs to the Polygonaceae family that is native to Europe and Northern and Western Asia.

A White Flower on a Single Stem

It is also known by different names Snakeroot, Snakeweed, Snake-root, and Easter-Ledges. 

19. Meadow Rue

Tall, awesome, and slim are just some of the characteristics that define the beautiful species of Meadow Rue, also known as Thalictrum rochebrunianum or Thalictrum aquilegiifolium. These plants are perennials and can grow from three feet to 10 feet tall.

The Delicate Charm of Meadow RueThey are best grown in areas with rich and well-draining soil. They also love to be in areas with full sunlight and even partial shade, but they usually prefer areas with dappled shade. They are easy to grow, and they can beautifully fit all perennial flower beds.

20. Meadow Sage 

Meadow Sage (Salvia Pratensis) has an absolutely fragrant foliage and blooms with lilac-blue flowers. This plant is a perfect one for containers and borders in the garden.

Verdant Splendor of Meadow Sage

Meadow Sage is a drought-resistant plant, and it can withstand dry and hot weather without complications.

21. Mealycup Sage 

Mealycup Sage (Salvia Farinacea) can be commonly found in plains, meadows, prairies, and woodlands.

The Majestic Treasure Mealycup Sage

This is a short-lived perennial herb that belongs to the mint family. It is frequently grown as an annual and is considered a fast-growing plant. 

22. Mediterranean Sea holly 

If you want to add another lovely flower to your garden or even in your mixed containers, Mediterranean Sea holly or Eryngium bourgatii is one of the best plants to consider; this species is luminous and very attractive

The Resilient Mediterranean Sea Holly

However, it is key to know that this plant is a perennial flower, it grows best in zones 4-9. It asks for plenty of sunshine and a well drained soil.

23. Melocactus Bahiensis 

Melocactus bahiensis is a small cactus from the genus of Melocactus in the family of Cactaceae. Pink flowers bloom up to one inch long.

Unusual Beauty of Melocactus Bahiensis

This plant is not easy to take care of that’s why it is more advisable for growers who have experienced success in the cultivation of this plant to be in charge.

24. Mexican Bush Sage

With the beauty of the spikes of the velvety light purple flower, there is no reason not to fall in love with this Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha). Also, the gray-green foliage that this flower has makes it more adorable. There are some simple things to follow when growing a Mexican sage successfully and beautifully. 

The Vibrant Mexican Bush Sage

First, choose a location that receives six to eight hours of direct sun every day. This plant loves the heat of the sun. Second, learn when is the perfect time to plant your Mexican bush sage. Lastly, pampering with lots of water is unnecessary as this plant is drought-tolerant. A regular fertilization program is enough. 

25. Mexican Lime Cactus 

Mexican Lime Cactus, also known by its common name Ferocactus Pilosus or Mexican Fire Barrel, is a perennial succulent plant from the family of Cactaceae that originated in Mexico. The red spines produced by this cactus form the shape of a barrel.

Mexican Lime Cactus Blooming

Only a small amount of watering and lots of sunlight are needed for this succulent plant to grow. You can also grow this plant indoors. 

26. Mexican Shrubby 

The Mexican shrubby or Euphorbia cotinifolia is a shrub native to South America and Mexico. It is a broadleaf red shrub that reaches as high as 10 feet to 15 feet and can be grown as a tree up to 30 feet. 

The Unique and Eye Catching Wildflower

The scientific name of this plant is cotinus, which means “smoketree,” and folia, meaning “leaf.” This species has common names that include tropical smoke bush, smoketree spurge, and Mexican shrubby spurge. 

27. Mexican Sunflower 

The Mexican Sunflower or Tithonia rotundifolia is a drought-tolerant annual plant that can be grown as an ornamental garden plant. There are ways to follow to have a good result for Mexican Sunflower growth. 

Pink Blooms on Horse Crippler Cacti

It needs full sun and loves lean soil that has low nutrients. Remember to maintain proper drainage to prevent any problems, particularly root rot. Watering is not important since this plant is drought-tolerant. This plant also loves hot weather and can grow without any fertilizer.

28. Michaelmas Daisy

The Michaelmas Daisy is a perennial flowering plant that has many colors, as well as sizes. Its flowers bloom in clusters sometime in the late summer or fall. This type of aster has petals that are usually found in colors blue, pink, white, and deep purple. Most of the asters are native to North America.

Hosta Flowers in a Decorative in Garden

This plant is best grown in full sunlight to keep it healthy. It is advised to refresh the soil used for this plant yearly. Even though sandy and clayey soils are difficult for other plants, it’s tolerable to this species. 

29. Mina Lobata 

Mina Lobata is a charismatic vine that can easily climb heights that are about four to six feet tall.

The Exotic Beauty Mina Lobata

This vine produces beautiful sprays of flowers that usually bloom from July until the end of summer. They add a pop of color whenever they bloom. 

30. Mirabilis Jalapa

Mirabilis Jalapa is also called the four o’clock flower or the marvel of Peru. Among all the species of Mirabilis plant, this one is considered to be the most grown in many gardens. This plant’s flower comes in different variations of pink, white, and yellow

The Enchanting Mirabilis Jalapa

Interestingly, the capability of the Mirabilis Jalapa’s flower to bloom at four o’clock in the afternoon is what makes it called a four o’clock flower. It creates a strong and sweet-smelling fragrance all night and stops in the morning, and then it blooms with another new flower the day after. 

31. Missouri Evening Primrose 

The Missouri Evening Primrose is a perennial herb that branches with stems that trail on the ground. It usually blooms around May to August.

A Missouri Evening Primrose in Garden

Its large flowers measure four inches wide. The flowers of the plant only bloom late in the afternoon and eventually close until the next morning.

32. Miss Willmott’s Ghost 

Miss Willmott’s Ghost (Eryngium giganteum) is considered an attraction in every garden for its beautiful and bright flower that is initially pale green and then transforms into a steel blue color.

A Fragrant Specter in the Garden

This flower has low care requirements and is easy to grow. The name Miss Willmott’s Ghost refers to the plant’s capacity to bloom for only a day.

33. Mock Orange

Its name was derived from its white flowers give off a fragrance similar to that of orange blossoms. This shrub blooms for only a short period of time, one to two weeks.

Branch of a Mock Orange in Bush

Although the blooming of this shrub lasts for only a short period, you can still enjoy looking at the dark green foliage of this shrub. Mock Orange plants’ height varies from four to eight feet.  

34. Mondo Grass

A slow-growing evergreen perennial that is also being called monkey grass, it has the common name Ophiopogon planiscapus. The Mondo type of grass best thrives in any type of soil and light condition. It is easy to propagate and only needs minimal time for care despite being a lovely landscape plant. 

A Low Maintenance Groundcover

Although Mondo only needs minimal care, you have to be careful in choosing its location to have the best results. It needs full sunlight, well-draining soil, and a little amount of fertilizer.

35. Morning Glory 

The Morning glory has heart-shaped leaves and thin stems, and its flowers look like a trumpet that has different colors, ranging from purple-blue and white to magenta and pink. Its colorful flowers and lovely fragrance are what make it very attractive in any garden. In addition, hummingbirds and butterflies fall in love with the flowers’ smell and beauty. 

The Majestic Morning Glory

This flower blooms best when receiving a lot of sunlight. To encourage good foliage growth, plant it in well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Choose the perfect location; it must be sheltered from strong winds. 

Most of the time, the annual blooming glory is mistaken for the perennial field bindweed (convolvulus tricolor), which is an invasive and aggressive type of weed from Europe and Asia. Always keep your flower’s seeds out of reach of children as they are poisonous.

36. Moss Rose 

The Moss flower (Portulaca grandiflora) is a succulent-like plant that stores water in its stems and leaves. The leaves of the moss flower measure about an inch long, and they have a small clustered arrangement along their reddish stems. 

Pink Moss Rose in a Classic Garden

These plants are annual flowering succulents that are native to South America. They grow three inches to nine inches tall. Flowers bloom in bright ruffled petals. It is best to plant during the spring season. Consider the location where you plant the moss flower. Keep it away from pets as all parts of this plant are toxic to cats and dogs. 

37. Mountain Laurel

The Mountain Laurel, also known as kalmia latifolia, spoonwood, and calico bush, is a flowering shrub that produces attractive spring blooms. This evergreen shrub needs moist and well-draining soil to grow properly.

Closeup of Flowers on a Mountain Laurel

It is a slow-growing shrub, native to the eastern United States. It prefers partial sunlight, and its flowers bloom with pink, white, or rose colors.                    

38. Musk Mallow 

The musk mallow (Abelmoschus moschatus) is an annual or biennial type of plant that is also called by different names like ambrette, abelmosk, musk okra, and muskdana. It is from the mallow family (Malvaceae) and is native to India. 

Fragrant and Lovely Musk Mallow

This plant thrives in full sun, but partial shade will also do. The soil must be well-draining but must be kept moist. It would also be helpful if occasional irrigation is applied during the dry season. The plant grows two to six feet tall and produces yellow or pink flowers with red at their center.

39. Myrtus Mommunis 

Myrtus Communis, commonly known as Myrtle or True myrtle, is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the family Myrtaceae.

White and Yellow Primrose Flowers

Sometimes, it is called Corsican pepper. It is a shrub native to places like South Europe, North Africa, West Asia, Macaronesia, and the Indian subcontinent.


The list of flowers that start with M includes a lot of charismatic plants that can be added to every gardener’s list of flowering plants to grow. It is a complete bucket list of many flowers that surely will satisfy anyone’s love for blooms and curiosity about the list of flowers that start with M. 

Always remember to check the list given to remember which of them you want to consider these beautiful flowers part of your garden or home. All of these plants have amazing flowers, you just need to choose depending on your preferences.

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