Add Plants With People’s Names to Your Garden

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023

Plenty of people are named after flowers. But did you know that some plants have people's names, too! Grow a name garden!

Grow Plants With People Names

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Madonna anemone

There are plenty of plant names used as people names, like lily, rose, veronica, pansy, daisy, iris, holly and heather. But what about plants with people’s names?

The botanical world certainly does have fun with names! You can find some pretty obscure and entertaining varieties out there, so we decided to do a little digging for cultivars named after people. Take a look at a few of our discoveries. We encourage you to explore the gardening universe for plants that share your name or the names of your loved ones. After all, who wouldn’t want a namesake plant in the backyard? It’s also the perfect gift for a friend or a new baby. Good luck in your search!

Plant a Name Garden

Black-eyed Susan plants with people's namesCourtesy Britney Fox
Black-eyed Susan
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)
  • Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
  • Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor)
  • Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)
  • Saint John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)
  • Madonna anemone (Anemone sylvestris)
  • Julia coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Jack Frost brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
  • Karl Foerster feather reed grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
  • Elijah blue fescue (Festuca glauca)
  • Maggie Daley astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
  • Johnson’s blue geranium (Geranium)
  • Dazzling Stacy chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
  • Walker’s Low catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
  • Jacob Cline bee balm (Monarda didyma)
  • Salvia Wendy’s Wish (Salvia hybrid)
  • Coreopsis Jethro Tull (Coreopsis hybrid)
  • Vera English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
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Julia coneflower

Can you add to the list? Remember, don’t pick plant names that are commonly used as people names, such as rose, but instead plants that were given the names of people.

Next find out how birds get their names (and our favorite bird nicknames).