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Creating a one-color garden or wanting to add the cool crispness of the color white to an existing garden? Plants with white flowers can really pop in a garden, especially when surrounded by green foliage. These white flowers are all designed to give a bang to any garden or landscape.

White Wild Indigo

The white wild indigo, Baptisia alba, is from the bean family and is also known as white false indigo. It is a drought-tolerant perennial that gets 4 feet tall and almost 4 feet wide. Leaves are blue-green and flowers are white and on 12 to 18 inch spikes. Plant a white wild indigo in full to partial sun in well-drained soil. Propagate via seed or division in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9.

Whirling Butterflies

The whirling butterflies, Gaura lindheimeri, is from the evening primrose family and is also known as white guara or butterfly guara. It is a drought-tolerant, easy to grow perennial. It gets 2 to 4 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. Leaves are 1 to 3 inches long and flowers are on spikes that are 8 to 24 inches long. Blooms are white and mature to rose-pink. Plant the whirling butterflies in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. Propagate via seed or division in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 10.

Lenten Rose

The Lenten rose, Helleborus orientalis, is from the buttercup family. It is an evergreen perennial that gets 16 to 20 inches tall with 18 inch leaves and 2 to 3 inch wide blooms. Flowers are white or off-white. Plant a Lenten rose in rich soil in heavy to light shade. Propagate via division or seed in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.

Winter Honeysuckle

The winter honeysuckle, Lonicera fragrantissima, is from the honeysuckle family. It is a fragrant shrub that gets 6 to 8 feet high and 8 to 10 feet wide. Leaves are in opposite pairs and flowers are a half inch long and white. Plant winter honeysuckle in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. Propagate via shoots in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9.

Star Magnolia

The star magnolia, Magnolia stellata, is from the magnolia family. It is a fragrant shrub or tree that gets 15 to 20 feet high and 10 to 15 feet wide. Leaves are 4 inches long and turn yellow-bronze in fall. Flowers are white and star-like. Plant a star magnolia in deep acidic moist soil in morning sun and afternoon shade. Propagate via cuttings or seed in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 9.

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Tina Samuels has been a full-time freelance writer for more than 10 years (in health and gardening topics) and a writer for 20 years. She has one book, "A Georgia Native Plant Guide," offered through Mercer University Press. She is happy to be a LIVESTRONG and Gardenguides writer.

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