Orange Flowers: Types & Pictures

Orange Flowers: Types & Pictures
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Orange flowers can add a lovely touch to your garden, wedding bouquet or make a great gift for anyone who needs a bit of added cheer.  Here you’ll find details on 22 types of orange flowers, plus see great pictures and gardening tips.

COSMOS (Bright Lights)

These single flowers adorn have rigid petals and grow 24-30 inches tall. They are fragrant and attract bees, birds and butterflies to your garden. They are excellent at self-sowing throughout your garden once they have died off in the fall.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 2-11

 

MARIGOLDS

Marigolds, originally called “Mary’s Gold”, are one of the most common annuals grown in gardens. Depending on the variety, they can grow from less than 12 inches up to 4 feet tall. They make wonderful bedding plants and edging for a garden but also thrive when growing in containers.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*All zones



 

Orange WALLFLOWER

Wallflowers are cool season plants. There is a variety of color changing wallflower which will bloom as orange and then fade to a shade of pink or deep purple. They are versatile and can be grown in gardens, along rock walls or in containers.
*Full sun to part sun depending on climate
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-10

 

TULIPS (Fosteriana Hybrids)

This variety of tulip is also known as the Emperor tulip due to its large bloom size. They can be grown in masses, as border edging or in containers. They are also frequently used as cut flowers in arrangements.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-8

 

TRUMPET VINE

The trumpet vine produces small trumpet shaped flowers. It can be considered invasive by some because of its quick growing and ability to spread. Trumpet vines can grow to 20 feet.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 5-9

 

POPPY (Prince of Orange)

The poppy’s papery petals almost look artificial. They are often used in arrangements, but when grown in a garden they will attract birds. The Prince of Orange poppies are characterized by their black stamen and seed pods which is unusual for oriental poppies.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 2-8

 

PENSTEMON (Firecracker)

Image source: Intermountain Excursions

The firecracker penstemon grows to approximately 3 feet tall. They require full sun to ensure that they grow to their full potential but are the most shade tolerant variety of penstemon. When grown in gardens they attract birds but can also be grown in containers or used in cut floral arrangements.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-9



 

Orange PANSY

Pansies are fragrant plants which thrive in cooler weather. If planted in late summer, they will give the pop of color to gardens as late as September. In a warmer climate, they can flower all winter. Pansies make excellent carpet cover for gardens when planted closely together in groups of 9 to 12 plants.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 2-11

 

NEW GUINEA IMPATIENS

New Guinea impatiens have a tropical feel to them hailing from New Guinea. Moths and butterflies are attracted to the nectar of these flowers. The Applause Orange Blaze variety has variegated foliage while the Celebration Orange variety has dark green foliage.
*Sun
*Well drained soil
*All zones

 

NEMESIA (Serengeti Sunset)

Nemesia is an old-fashioned flower which has recently come back into the spotlight. They resemble small orchids and have a light fragrance. They can be grown in gardens or containers and are considered to be low maintenance.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 9-11

 

MOSS ROSE

Moss roses are a very tough plant which can withstand the hottest weather conditions. Their leaves are succulent like. When planted in containers the blooms will trail down the side for a waterfall effect. They are also great for ground cover in gardens.
*Full sun
*Dry soil
*Zones 10-11



 

MEXICAN SUNFLOWER

Mexican sunflowers are bright and bold flowers. They can quickly grow from a seed planted into the ground and range from 1 to 8 feet tall. Some of the tall varieties will need a stake to help with stability but when planted in the back of a border will give a dramatic look to your garden.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*All zones

 

LANTANA

Lantana prefers to grow in light moisture soil and hot conditions. When given too much shade, they will be susceptible to disease and will not produce as any flowers. They are low maintenance flowers and can also be grown in containers.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 2-11

 

ORANGE IRIS

Irises are comprised of 3 upright petals and 3 petals which droop. They can grow between 3 inches and 6 feet tall. Irises have a fragrance which will attract birds when planted in gardens. They can also be planted in containers and are low maintenance.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-9

 

Orange GERBERA DAISY

Gerbera daisies are the king of cut flowers with a vase life of up to 10 days. They are most often grown in containers as they have large flowers and foliage which are not ideal for home gardens.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 10-11



 

ENGLISH ROSE

English roses are very full with many petals. They are fragrant which makes them fantastic for cut arrangements and bouquets. When growing, they can be trained to grow along an arbor or fence.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 4-9

 

Orange DAHLIA

Dahlias feature spike like petals and are frequently used in floral arrangements. They bloom from mid-summer into fall for that pop of color as the growing season is coming to an end. They handle droughts well and are considered low maintenance.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 8-10

 

orange COLUMBINE

These beautiful plants are absolutely eye catching. They have a dangling bell-shaped flower with spurs behind. They are low maintenance and because they will self-sow, they will save you some time planting.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-9

 

orange CONEFLOWER

Coneflowers are wonderful for pollinators and people. They can be used as a cold remedy, mostly in teas. They have a pleasant fragrance and can be used in arrangements.
*Full sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 3-9

 

orange CHRYSANTHEMUM

These chrysanthemums are also known as “mums”. They grow in late summer to fall and are commonly used as fall decor in containers.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil
*Zones 5-9



 

Orange CALIFORNIA POPPY

The most common color of California Poppy is orange. They are often thought of as annuals but will reseed themselves for many years. They can also be grown in containers and are low maintenance.
*Full sun
*Well drained, sandy soil
*Zones 2-11

 

CALENDULA

Calendula is often used in ointments and lotions but they are also edible. They are wonderful for cut arrangements and bouquets. When planted in a garden, they will attract birds. They will reseed when grown in the most ideal conditions.
*Full sun to part sun
*Well drained soil with moderate water
*All zones

Sources:
https://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/color/orange-flower-garden-ideas/
https://www.gardenguides.com/95387-types-orange-flowers.html
https://www.almanac.com/plant/

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