Top Short-lived Flowers

    Short Lived Flowers

    Short-lived flowers are a type of flower that only exists for a limited time. Typically short-lived perennials last a 3 to 5 year period before eventually dying out. However, some flowers live just for a day (Daylily, as the name suggests, each flower lives for one day but the stem will produce more flowers up to 3 week period).

    Morning Glory is another very short-lived flower that lives for a day. With proper care, you may extend the longevity of these flowers.

    Short Lived Flowers

    Here is the collection of short-lived flowers.


    Flower Type: Annuals/Perennials
    A well-known flowering plant native to southern Europe and central Asia, Bupleurum is a short-lived perennial or annual herbaceous plant closely related to dill, fennel, and other umbel-forming plants. Its branching stems can reach 45 to 91 cm and have small yellow florets contained in greenish-yellow bracts.

    Clary sage

    Flower Type: Biennials
    Clary sage originates from the Mediterranean region (North Africa, Central Asia, and southern Europe). The genus Salvia contains around 960 different species of woody and herbaceous plants in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. The flower stalks appear in the second year and reach a height of 3-4", crowned with flower heads small, double-lipped, tubular, lilac to creamy white flowers.


    Flower Type: Perennials
    Known for its flowers that bloom in a single day, Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.) has always been a favorite of many flower growers and gardeners worldwide. These attractive reddish-yellow, orange, or yellow flowering plants are often called the perfect perennials for many reasons.


    Flower Type: Annuals
    Ipomoea belongs to a family of flowering plants known as Morning Glory, which are unruly vines. They have blue, purple, lavender, or pink flowers that fade at night and open every morning.

    Japanese Cherry Blossom

    Flower Type: Trees
    Cherry blossom (Japanese national flower) is a medium-sized tree that can grow to 15-25 feet. The spread is 4-8 meters. The tree is short-lived (15-20 years). It is native to Korea, China, and Japan. Cherry blossom signifies good luck, Love, and femininity.

    Painted Tongue

    Flower Type: Annuals/Perennials
    The relative of the petunia, the painted tongue (Salpiglossis sinuata), catches the eye with its spectacular trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of deep violet, gold, and magenta.

    Perennial Flax

    Flower Type: Perennials
    Linum perenne, commonly known as perennial flax, is a short-lived perennial shrub native to Europe that generally grows 1 to 2 feet tall. Linum is a genus of around 200 species of flowering plants. It blooms profusely for up to eight weeks in late spring. The sky-blue flowers open early in the sunny mornings, but the petals usually fall in the late afternoon.

    Persian Candytuft

    Flower Type: Perennials
    Commonly known as Persian candytuft or Persian watercress, Aethionema is a genus of around 60 Brassicaceae (mustard) family species. Persian candytuft is magnificent Old-World watercress cultivated for its fragrant pink flowers.


    Flower Type: Biennials
    The Poppy is a flowering herbaceous plant of the Papaveroideae subfamily in the Papaveraceae family. Papaver somniferum is the source of narcotic opium, which contains potent medicinal alkaloids and has been used as an analgesic and medicinal and recreational anesthetic since ancient times.

    Prickly Water Lily

    Flower Type: Annuals/Perennials
    Euryale ferox is a species of water lily found in Asia. The Prickly Water Lily is a perennial plant in the order of Nymhaeales. The seeds of the Prickly Water Lily are used in Chinese traditional medicine. A study showed that extracts from Euryale ferox manifest antioxidant activity.

    Sweet William

    Flower Type: Trees
    Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae native to parts of Asia and southern Europe. The flowers come in vibrant reds, pinks, whites, and two-tone hues, often with contrasting eyes and bearded petals lined on the inside.

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    Key References
    • [1]“Watching the bloom of a Morning Glory – Guyana Chronicle”. Accessed December 11, 2021. Link.


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