List of Italian flower names

When we study a foreign language, it’s very important to expand our vocabulary because if we know more words, we can speak more fluently. For this reason, today we are going to show you a list of Italian flower names and other words related to plants and gardening.



As you can see on our list below, most of the Italian flower names are very similar to the English ones:

  • Azalea = Azalea
  • Calla = Calla lily
  • Campanula = Bellflower
  • Crisantemo = Chrysanthemum
  • Fresia = Freesia
  • Gardenia = Gardenia
  • Garofano = Carnation
  • Gelsomino = Jasmine
  • Giglio = Lily
  • Girasole = Sunflower
  • Lavanda = Lavender
  • Margherita = Daisy
  • Narciso = Daffodil
  • Orchidea = Orchid
  • Papavero = Poppy
  • Peonia = Peony
  • Rosa = Rose
  • Tulipano = Tulip
  • Viola = Violet


Some flower names are also used as Italian girl’s names, the most common ones being Margherita, Rosa and Viola.

If you are thinking about giving flowers as a gift to an Italian person, keep in mind that in Italy the most popular flowers used as a gift between lovers are red roses (le rose rosse).

On the other hand, remember that chrysanthemums (i crisantemi) must be avoided because they are related to death and funerals.


Now, let’s see some other Italian words related to plants and flowers:

  • Albero = Tree
  • Cespuglio = Bush
  • Erba = Grass
  • Fiore = Flower
  • Foglia = Leaf
  • Giardino = Garden
  • Pianta = Plant
  • Radice = Root
  • Spina = Thorn

If you want to see some pictures of the flowers mentioned above and discover more Italian words related to plants and gardening, click here, and expand your Italian vocabulary.

If you want to keep learning Italian, visit our blog and learn the most common Italian words for food, the Italian house vocabulary and many other words!

As we have said in our previous post tips to learn Italian vocabulary, it’s very important to learn a little bit of Italian every single day in order to improve your Italian level faster and easier.

So, today read our list of Italian flower names and try to practice it. And if you want to learn more Italian words, you can visit our YouTube Channel where you will find lots of videos related to Italian language and culture.

Finally, remember that we offer face-to-face Italian lessons in London and Italian lessons by Skype. So, if you want to practice with a native and qualified Italian teacher, don’t hesitate to contact us! We will be very happy to give you more information about our variety of different  courses.

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