10 Star-Shaped Flowers

Star-shaped flowers are beautiful additions to any flower garden.

If you’re looking for flowers shaped like stars to plant in your garden, you’re sure to find some great options on this list.

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Star shaped flowers


1. Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Star Jasmine is a popular climbing plant with small white star-shaped flowers that are highly fragrant.

It’s an evergreen vine that will grow well in full sun or partial shade.

Star Jasmine is ideal for growing on an arbor, pergola, trellis or fence.

It can also be grown as a flowering ground cover.

Star jasmine

2. Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)

Another plant with flowers shaped like stars is Pentas, also called Egyptian Stars.

It’s great for attracting pollinators to the garden and it blooms throughout summer.

In warm, tropical areas Pentas will grow as a perennial but in cooler climates it can be grown as an annual. [1]

You can also plant Pentas in containers and it will grow indoors if there is plenty of light available.

Pentas star shaped flowers

3. Impala Lily (Adenium obesum)

The Impala Lily is an evergreen succulent shrub with large star-shaped flowers that can be pink, red or white.

It flowers throughout the year and can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 metres) high.

Impala lilies are easy to grow but they need well-draining soil and only minimal watering.

Impala lily

4. Dahlia

Dahlias are stunning flowers that bloom from late summer until fall.

They come in a range of sizes, shapes and colors including some spectacular star-shaped varieties.

Dahlias can be grown from seed or tubers and they need at least 6 hours of sunlight each day.

It’s best to plant Dahlias where they’re protected from strong winds.

Dahlia flower

5. Bellflower (Campanula)

Bellflowers are perennials with beautiful purple or blue flowers.

They grow best in areas with cool summer temperatures and depending on the variety, they can range from small groundcovers to large plants.

Bellflowers can be propagated by division or cuttings.

Star flowers

6. Hyacinth ‘Blue Star’

Hyacinth Blue Star has beautiful fragrant blooms that appear in mid spring.

The bulbs can be planted in a garden bed or container in fall for spring flowers.

They also make beautiful cut flowers.

Blue star hyacinth

7. Bromeliad

Bromeliads have stunning, long lasting blooms that aren’t really flowers; they’re modified leaves called bracts.

They grow best in humid, tropical areas and they’re an ideal plant for the bathroom.

Bromeliads are easy care house plants that thrive in indirect light, but it’s best to keep them away from direct sunlight as it can burn the leaves.

Their leaves can be misted with water during hot dry weather.

Bromeliad plant

8. Hoya (Hoya carnosa)

Hoya, also known as Wax plant, is an evergreen perennial with clusters of small star shaped flowers.

In the wild they commonly grow on the surface of trees and get their nutrients and water from the air and rain.

Hoya plants can also be grown indoors as a house plant and the most popular indoor variety is Hoya carnosa, which has white and pink flowers. [2]

Hoyas growing indoors will need bright, indirect sunlight.

Hoya flowers

9. Star Tulip

Star Tulip bulbs need to be exposed to cold temperatures before they’re planted.

In cool climates, the bulbs can be stored in a cool, dry place before planting or in warmer climates they can be stored in the fridge.

The best time to plant tulips is in early fall for beautiful spring flowers.

Water the bulbs after planting and you won’t need to water them again until springtime.

Star tulip flower

10. Starfish Plant (Stapelia gigantean)

Starfish plants are large succulents native to Tanzania and South Africa.

Their large star shaped flowers can be red or yellow and they grow as high as 10 inches (25 cm wide).

The flowers smell like rotting meat, so you may not be popular with the neighbors if you have this plant growing in your backyard!

The rotten smell is used to attract flies for pollination.

Starfish plant

So there are 10 interesting flowers shaped like stars to plant in your garden.


Which of these star shaped flowers do you like best? Let me know in the comments below.

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Kelly Martin

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Scott DeNicola

    The starfish plant is so amazing looking but I’m not down for the rotting meat smell except if I can grow them near a certain neighbor. 🙂 We have Dalias in our yard and have some bromeliads in containers on our bar throughout the summer. We have definitely burned a few keeping them in the front window of the house so we are more careful now when we take them in for the winter.

  2. Kayleigh

    Oh great post! I especially love the Hoya – never seen that one before. That’s great to know that it can be an indoor plant. I may need to try it out! I have the perfect window for it.

  3. Kileen

    These star shaped flowers are so beautiful! I would love to have a bouquet of these!!

  4. Yasinta

    I’m not a fan of flowers but my mum plants them a lot around our house and in her small garden. I’ll have to pin this to show her. ( she’ll go crazy happy I know).

  5. Lyosha

    How cute! Looking through your post really push me to have a garden of my own! love it

  6. Laura Linklater

    Oh I love this post! We’re doing symmetry right now (we home educate) and my daughter LOVED these. Looks like we’re going to have a star shaped garden very soon…

  7. Luna S

    There are a lot of gorgeous flowers here! I will have to check them all out and see if I am able to grow any of them where I live without them dying when it starts to get hot out.

  8. Ivana Mearns

    I’ve got star jasmine just like the one in the photo on my balcony and the scent is heavenly. I can’t wait for it to bloom again, it always makes me feel like I’m on holiday in an exotic country.

  9. Dreams Abroad

    Pentas look a lot like midnight Jasmine. This one of my favorite flowers and the smell is so sweet. Dahlia flowers are really beautiful also.

  10. Melanie williams

    Oh wow I love all of your beautiful flower pictures. These flowers are just amazing and very pretty for sure x

  11. I didn’t know there were so many beautiful star shaped flowers! I especially love the star tulip. The white and yellow petals are so gorgeous. These would be an amazing addition to any garden.

  12. LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia

    These star-shaped flowers are so pretty! I love the star tulip! I haven’t seen many of these where I live – maybe it’s not the right climate. I have seen hyacinths, they are pretty common here!

  13. Subhashish Roy

    All of these look so very nice and refreshing. I love the Star Fish plant very much with it’s color being so uncommon.

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