20 Italian Flowers You Can Grow in Your Garden

Italian flowers are a beautiful and fragrant addition to any garden. They also happen to be some of the easiest flowers to grow in your garden. Whether you live in Italy or not, these twenty Italian flower varieties will make your garden look like it has been transported straight out of Tuscany!

20 Italian Flowers

I will now go through a list of the top twenty Italian flowers you can grow in your garden. They are in no particular order, so the first one is just as good as the last.

1. Giant Daisy Margherita Gigante

Another flower that you’ll see everywhere in Italy is the giant daisy! It’s a great choice if you want to add some white color to your landscape.

They are easy to grow and are native to the Mediterranean region. If you love daisies, then this is a great pick.

2. Oleanders

Oleanders are native to the Mediterranean region, where they grow abundantly on roadsides and in backyards. They require little care or attention but will flourish with proper sunlight and drainage.

It’s no wonder the oleander is one of Italy’s most popular flowering plants! The white & pink flower clusters bloom all summer long for a stunning display.

3. Bougainvillea

This flowering vine is a staple of Italian gardens due to its ability to flourish in many different types of soil and climates. In colder regions, bougainvillea can be grown as a perennial but will require some winter protection.

They have a beautiful pink/purple flower that can bloom multiple times per year. They are beautiful when planted along with a patio because their flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators like bees, butterflies, and moths!

4. Lunaria O Moneta

Lunaria is a very unique plant that looks like none of the others on this list! As such, it really catches the eye of any garden.

They grow well when planted alone near walkways or at the front of flower beds. Lunaria does best with full sun exposure, making them great for gardens in Italy!

5. Bluebells

Bluebells are a popular flowering plant in Italy. They are blue in color and bell-shaped, which makes them a stunning addition to any garden.

Since they are an early-blooming flower, bluebells can be planted in either full or partial sun and will do well if grown alongside other spring flowers, like crocus and tulips.

As someone from England, I was amazed to hear that nearly 50% of the total bluebell population is in Britain!

6. Crocus

The crocus is a beautiful flower that blooms in early spring. They are native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia but can be grown all over the world.

Crocus is one of Italy’s most popular flowering plants because they require very little maintenance or care. A single crocus bulb will multiply every year until it creates an entire bed of flowers.

They are purple, white, or yellow, which means they are typically seen in flower arrangments and bouquets.

7. Cyclamen

Cyclamen are native to the Mediterranean region but can be grown all over the world. Their leaves are green and heart-shaped while their flowers are either pink or white with a dark purple center.

Since they prefer cooler climates (between 55°F – 60°F), cyclamen is another flower that does best when planted in late winter or early spring.

8. Periwinkles

Periwinkles are small flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. They can be grown all over the world and will thrive with partial sun exposure on well-drained soil.

The periwinkle is an evergreen plant that has green foliage and flowers that come in a range of colors, including blue, white, and purple.

9. Alpine Pasque Flower

The alpine pasque flower is native to Europe. Its name comes from the fact that the flower blooms during springtime. It has white flowers with a yellow center.

These plants are very hardy, especially when planted in well-drained soil or rocky areas that get a lot of sunlight exposure. They will need some maintenance but are otherwise drought resistant and easy to care for.

10. Spring Gentians

This is the smallest member of the gentian family. Its tiny blue flowers are great for filling in space between larger, more dominant plants or can be used to edge a flower garden!

These come from Europe and Siberia but will grow all over the world. They do best when planted near rocks because they need very little water or care – just some sunshine exposure!

11. Aquilegia

This is one of the most popular flowering plants in Italy. They are native to Britain but found in many other places across Europe, especially Italy.

The aquilegia has an elegant spire-like shape with bright red/orange flowers that will last for multiple weeks at a time during summer! It does best when planted alongside other late-blooming flowers, like snapdragons.

12. Aster Alpinus

Aster alpinus is a small flower with purple petals and soft yellow centers. It can be found in the wild all over Europe, from France to Italy!

This plant looks great on patios, in rock gardens, or along walkways. It does best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade exposure when necessary!

13. Convolvulus

Convolvulus is a flowering plant that blooms in summer or fall. They are perennials that are native to the Mediterranean region but can be grown all over the world.

Since they prefer warmer climates, convolvulus does great when planted during the summer or fall seasons and can be found all over Italy! They come in a variety of colors, including pink, white, and purple.

14. Violets

Violets are one the most popular plants in the world! They are beautiful, fragrant, and usually purple (violet) in color.

The violet is a small flowering plant that comes in a variety of colors. They are typically purple, but can also come in shades of white and pink.

Violets are native to Europe and Siberia, but can be found all over the world. They are hardy plants, so can be grown at any time of year that suits you. They like shade, although can handle some sunlight.

15. Jasmine

Another popular type of flower from Italy is jasmine. It has a sweet smell and can be used to make scented oils or perfumes.

Jasmines are native to India but have been introduced all over the world, including Europe! They do best in warm climates with partial sun exposure.

They have a white and yellow color that looks clean and fresh. They really are beautiful flowers!

16. Cornflower

Cornflower is a beautiful flower that has a bright blue color and is native to the Mediterranean region.

Cornflowers are hardy plants that can tolerate drought conditions, making them great for gardens in Italy! They grow very quickly as well, so they only need infrequent maintenance.

They have large blooms with purple centers and fresh green leaves – definitely a great choice for flower gardens that transform up back to Italy.

17. Gazania

These flowers come in a wide array of colors, including reds and oranges. They are native to Africa but have become popular in Italy since they were introduced there!

They are also known as treasure flowers because of their vibrant flowers and leaf patterns. They can tolerate hot and dry conditions, which makes them perfect for summertime!

18. Geranium A Grandi Fiori

These flowers are native to Europe and Asia but are found all over the world. They can handle hot weather well, making them perfect for gardens in Italy.

They come in shades of pink, purple, white, reds – you name it! They have large blossoms that are sure to catch your eye as soon as you visit a garden with these flowers in it!

The geranium is a good choice for gardeners that want to add bright colors to their landscape. They are easy to find, too – just look at the nearest flower store and you’ll probably spot them there.

19. Cosmos bipinnate

Cosmos is a beautiful plant that grows pink or white flowers. The Mediterranean region is where they’re from, but they may be found in many other places around the globe.

They look great in rock gardens and flower beds, so try planting them along walkways if you want something low maintenance. Cosmos do best in full sun exposure, although they will tolerate partial shade when necessary.

The most popular color of cosmos is purple with a yellow center, but they also come in pink and white.

20. Dahlia Semplice

Dahlias are a very popular choice in Italy. They come in shades of red, pink, white, and more! It’s not uncommon to see all of the different colors planted together.

They do best when planted in the springtime. They are a great choice for flower beds because of their large, showy flowers!


There are so many beautiful flowers to choose from when you want to beautify your garden. But if you’re looking for something with a little more of an Italian flair, check out these 20 gorgeous plants that provide all sorts of different colors, scents, and textures as they bloom.

There’s something here for everyone from the novice gardener to the expert flower enthusiast. What do you think? Have we missed any important ones? Let me know!

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