Types of Orange Flowers
There are many types of popular orange flowers to choose from, that can look great in your garden or in cut bouquets. The cheerful orange flowers add joy to your life with their bright color boost. A bouquet of orange flowers has more impact if they are paired with red and yellow flowers. For those who love orange flowers here is a list with plants that can grow in our gardens or are suitable for cut bouquets.
The red roses are a classic image, but orange roses are a fun alternative. Orange roses are available in light shades and dark shades as well. The orange roses can be a great choice for a summer of autumn wedding. For a summer bouquet you may pair them with lily grass and baby’s breath flowers. They make a beautiful autumn bouquet paired with pompon flowers and yellow mums. If you wish to grow orange roses in your garden good choices include Apricot Nectar, Summer Dream and Teasing Georgia varieties.
Gerbera Daisies are bright flowers that are available in many different colors. The orange Gerbera Daisies are one of the most popular varieties. They have large blooms that can even reach a foot in diameter. Gerbera Daisies are available as gift bouquets and they are also a good choice for summer weddings.
Asiatic Lilies or Tiger Lilies are perennial flowers. They feature large, pointed blooms and many varieties have striped or spotted petals. If you want to plant them in your garden choose a sunny location with well drained soil.
Orange Begonias are very popular and they can grow both outdoors and indoors. They have fuzzy and thick foliage and small, waxy flowers.
Marigolds are garden flowers with pompon like blooms. Some varieties have yellow flowers but the most common are burnt orange.
Pots with orange mums are ideal for autumn porch decoration. Larger mums make beautiful cut bouquets. Spider mums have longer petals and exotic blooms.
Orange Calla Lilies
Calla Lilies feature many colors, including orange. Calla Lilies with orange flowers are well suited for flower arrangements and wedding bouquets.
Abutilon pictum or Flowering Maple is a house plant but in a milder climate can grow as a perennial plant in gardens as well. It can grow three feet tall.
California False Indigo
Morpha Californica or California False Indigo, while technically not orange, make an interesting combination of big purple flowers with orange stamen. They are truly a beauty to behold.
Tithonia or Mexican Sunflower is a member of the daisy family but it is also related to the sunflowers. Mexican Sunflower can grow up to eight feet tall.
Alstroemeria or Tangerine Tango makes clusters of bright orange flowers with narrow petals.
Lantana is a garden plant that prefers the hot spots. It produces beautiful orange clustered flowers.
Eschscholzia californica or California Poppy is a local native in California that grows in grassy open areas.
Abutilon “Bartley Schwarz” is a garden plant that can grow four feet tall. It makes bell shaped flowers with a salmon orange color. If is kept inside the plant is ever blooming.
Adonis “Chichibu Beni” is a very rare orange flowered garden plant imported from Japan. It makes semi double flowers with a cinnamon orange color. It grows best in gardens with moist organic soils.
Let us know what your favorite orange flower is in the comments!