A single white flower on a long, green stem is both striking and fragile. When searching for such a plant, either to your own garden or cut-flower usage, you have a range from which to chose. Select from wax, wax, tropical shrub and wildflower-looking plants which each have one white flower on a long stem.


Tulips (Tulipa spp.) Have fleshy, green comes topped with a single flower. These bulb plants have been low-maintenance. Once awakened, tulips return each year. Individual plants develop from 9 inches to 2 feet tall and bloom in mid- to late spring. White tulip varieties comprise Tulipa “Gwen,” Tulipa “Maureen” and also Tulipa “Clearwater.” Tulips are hardy at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones 3 through 8.

Hybrid Tea Rose

Hybrid tea roses (Rosa) are long-stemmed varieties with a single flower on each stem. John F. Kennedy hybrid tea rose (Rosa “John F. Kennedy”) is a cultivated variety that is hardy in USDA zones 8 through 10. The plant grows 3 to 5 feet tall at a shrublike growth habit, along with its creamy white blooms have a rosy fragrance. The long stems make this white tea rose ideal as a cut flower.

Peace Lily

Long-lasting and well-adapted to low-light conditions, the peace lily (Spathiphyllum x “Clevelandii”) could be grown as a houseplant. In mild climates, it grows well in full-shade places in outdoor gardens. The peace lily is hardy in USDA zones 10b through 11. Long stems with single, white flowers develop over the plant’s verdant, green leaves. Peace lily flowers have a single, large petal that encompasses an erect flower stem.

Snowdrop Anemone

If you would like a wildflower appearance with a single, white flower, subsequently snowdrop anemone (Anemone sylvestris) is one to try. Also referred to as snowdrop windflower, it is a herbaceous perennial which grows 1 to 1 1/2 feet tall. Its 1- to 2-inch broad flowers are easy, open and slightly drooping. Snowdrop anemone is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8 or 9. This plant grows well in full shade and deep, moist soil conditions. Deer tend to jump this plant when browsing in gardens.

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