Orange Flower Types

A garden can be full of a variety of annuals and perennials. Annuals are plants that remain in constant bloom usually until the first frost of the year. Perennials, however, return every year from the root. They can bloom at different times throughout a season. In some gardens, mass planting of one flower or one color of flower, such as orange, can create a dramatic effect.

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic lilies are members of the Liliaceae (lily family). The plant is an herbaceous perennial. Asiatic hybrids are the result of cross breeding different species of lilies together. There are more than 100 species and come in a variety of colors including orange.

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberose is a brightly colored wildflower. In summer the plants are topped with thick bunches of intriguing shaped blossoms. New cultivars come in a variety of colors but the wildflower is almost always orange.


Dahlia variabilis grow from bulbs and can be 1 to 6 feet tall. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dahlias bloom from spring and until the first frost. There are different colored dahlias including orange.


Daylilies are members of the lily family. Daylilies are in the genus Hemerocallis. Each bloom only lasts one day. However, there are many buds on each flower stalk and multiple stalks on a plant. Daylilies are often referred to as the perfect perennial. There are available in many shapes, sizes, and colors, including orange.

Gerber Daisy

The Gerbera Daisy jamesonii or African daisy has large flowers that look much like sunflowers. The gerbera currently ranks as the fifth most popular flower in the world behind the rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip. Gerbera daisies come in bright varieties of flower colors including orange.


Marigolds Tagetes erecta are a dependable annual. They can grow from one to three feet with a bushy pattern and come in yellow, orange, or white flowers. They are good for gardens or containers and make great cut flowers.


Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus is an annual. They have round leaves and the flowers typically have five petals, although there are double and semi-double varieties. They come in a wide array of colors, including orange.


Roses are the national symbol for flower, the most recognized, widely grown, and deeply loved flower. There are rose bushes, climbing roses, shrub roses, many other varieties of roses. Each variety comes in many colors, most of which include shades of orange.

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