You’ve decided it’s time to decorate a corner, windowsill, or table in your home. Take note of the conditions available and whether you want a regular potted plant, hanging basket, or grouped arrangement.
Think of the mood and vibe you want your guests to feel. Vivid and vibrant colors instill a welcoming and pleasant summer mood, making any display fun and as if craving company. Orange plants, for instance, transform ordinary floral arrangements into such displays. Orange flowers will add a summer note to your home, but so will different types of pink flowers and different types of green flowers. On the contrary, for a neutral background, choose plants with black flowers or species with black and white flowers.
Here, you will discover 70 types of orange flowers and everything you need to know in order to grow healthy orange-flowered plants.
1. California poppy
California poppy is a study in contrast with its fleeting bright orange blooms that blanket even roadsides without special care. They also look dazzling in containers or vases, but they are toxic to animals and people alike.
Cultivation: Plant or position in full sun. Use sandy soil, slightly acidic to neutral, and cut flowers and flower heads that are spent (deadhead).
2. Fritillaria imperialis- Crown imperial
Crown imperial is a real show-stopper. It is a flowering bulb in the family Liliaceae and features remarkable trumpet-shaped flowers in very vibrant orange. It blooms in spring and mid-summer.
Cultivation: Regular moisture, well-drained soil and regular trimming will make this species happy.
3. Leontis leonurus – Lion’s tail
This species is famed for its marvelous orange flowers that bloom in late spring to early fall. The foliage is lance-shaped and dark green. It looks particularly showy with lavender species that contrast beautifully to vibrant orange.
Cultivation: Full sun to light shade, regular watering, and only occasional pruning. It is drought-resistant, deer and rabbit safe house plants
4. Gerbera jamesonii – Gerbera daisy
Gerbera daisies are widely cultivated and prized for their large, daisy-like orange, salmon, yellow or pink flowers. It is suitable for a container or as a ground cover plant.
Cultivation: Select a site with enough light and space. Water in the morning, once or twice a week. Susceptible to fungal diseases.
5. Lilium lancifolium – Tiger lily
This plant was so named because of its orange cup-shaped blooms that resemble the tiger’s claws. Flowers bloom atop long and thin stems and are speckled with black, along with black tips on long and curvy sepals. Such a flower that blooms on top of the stem is always a welcoming sight in any home.
Cultivation: Feed once or twice a month with organic mulch. Prone to mosaic virus.
6. Asclepias tuberosa – Butterflyweed
Butterflyweed is a bushy perennial species featuring flat clusters of orange flowers that emerge on long, lance-shaped, and pointed green leaves. It attracts butterflies and gets them to dance.
Cultivation: Plant or position in bright sun, water once a week and use well-draining sandy soil.
7. Cosmos sulphureus – Orange cosmos
Orange cosmos belongs to the family called Asteraceae and features honey yellow to orange-yellow and bright orange semi-double or double flowers in late spring to early summer.
Cultivation: It requires half a day of direct sun. Grow it from seeds.
8. Orange pansy
Cultivation: Water regularly. Use an all-purpose fertilizer. Prone to mosaic virus and mildew.
9. Canna x generalis
This name is given to a large group of canna hybrids that come in a glorious array of colors and are very robust. Their size ranges from 1 m to around 2 m. Flowers come in warm, usually plain single shades such as the orange-red “Brandywine”.
Cultivation: Cannas are ideal bedding plants outdoors. They love the sun and will thrive in hot dry weather and respond well to heavy feeding. Cut back to the ground after flowering.
10. Clivia miniata – Bush Lily
This is one of the showiest species of the genus Clivia native to South Africa. It can grow 45 cm tall with its broad leaves and clusters of funnel-shaped long and mostly orange to scarlet flowers with a yellow throat.
Cultivation: Find a shaded or part-shaded location in well-drained soil. It grows best if propagated by division after flowering. If grown from seed it may be reluctant to produce flowers.
11. Crossandra pungens
This is a tropical African species from the genus Crossandra with its dull green leaves adorned with even paler veins. The flowers are broad, spiny-edged, and orange. The plant grows best in zones 10-12. What’s special about this plant is that each flower opens out flat, like a hand.
Cultivation: This plant works best as an indoor plant or a greenhouse guest. Water freely when in full growth. Cut back old shoots after flowering. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
12. Justicia spicigera -Mohintli
This species can be found in Mexico and Central America. It is a bushy shrub that has oval, dark green foliage, deeply veined, reaching a height of 2 m. The flowers are loose, orange to red tubular about 40 mm long, and produced in succession. Grows in zones 10-12.
Cultivation: Full sun to bright filtered light. Shelter it from the wind. Pinch out the growing tips. Propagate from cuttings of non-flowering shoots.
13. Rhododendron aurigeranum
This species originates from New Guinea and can achieve a height of 3 m with orange funnel-shaped flowers. It is used for the hybridization of modern Vireya cultivars.
Cultivation: Loose, well-aerated, humus-rich, and acidic soil. Mulch regularly. Propagate by layering.
14. Aloe buhrii
This succulent is an African evergreen plant with triangular-shaped leaves and green-tipped, orange to reddish bell-shaped flowers. It performs well in zones 10-11.
Cultivation: Dry climate, well-drained soil, and only occasional watering. Propagate from offsets. Mealybugs are a common undesirable occurrence.
15. Begonia dichroa
This is an orange-flowered species from South America, a parent of all the orange-flowered cane-like hybrids. The name itself translates as “two-colored” and refers to the bi-colored female flowers – orange tepals and white ovaries. It is an upright perennial plant that has glossy green leaf blades, sometimes silver-spotted, beneath the paler green. The flowers are orange and sweetly scented.
Cultivation: It requires bright, indirect light to flower and is the happiest with temperatures between 16 and 21 degrees C, as well as humidity of 40-60 percent. Protect from drafts. Pinching of the main stems is also required.
16. Begonia cathayana
Another begonia species from Asia belongs to the rhizomatous group. The leaf blades are dark olive-green above with crimson veins, crimson beneath. The flowers are salmon-orange, ovate-oblong, and bisexual.
Cultivation: This species can be temperamental in cultivation and needs a humidity of about 70 percent and a temperature of 22-24 degrees C. Position in bright, indirect light. Avoid splashing the hairy leaves. Use sphagnum-perlite mix.
17. Begonia sutherlandii
Finally, an African begonia species also featuring masses of tiny orange flowers dangling down is deservedly among the most popular in the genus. It is a tuberous perennial that has green or pinkish-red stems, hairless and slender. The leaves are pale green above, lighter green below with attractive red veins. The flowers are light to deep orange or sometimes brick-red.
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Cultivation: It is one of the easiest begonias to grow, yet one of the hardiest at the same time. It is not suitable for a terrarium but does better as a container plant. Propagate from seed or cuttings.
18. Nematanthus gregarious – Goldfish Plant
This plant has small shiny leaves and diminutive orange glowers that look like small goldfish, thus its evocative name. It is ideal for a hanging basket because of its cascading properties.
Cultivation: Bright light is needed to encourage flowering. East- or west-facing window is optimal. Keep evenly moist in a fast-draining potting medium with some peat moss. Propagate from stem cuttings.
19. Ixora sp. – Jungle Flame
This Ixora is most often used as a bedding plant or in a summer container. It has shiny, hairless green leaves with a visible central vein with four-petal vibrant orange flowers. It needs bright light to bloom or else it will make only a nice foliage plant.
Cultivation: Plenty of bright light such as a south or west window will work well for flowering. Constant and slightly higher moisture, humidity, and warmth. Trim to keep the growth.
20. Aeshynathus radicans – Lipstick Plant
The lipstick plant is so named for its gorgeous, bright reddish-orange flowers that look as if they are rising out of a lipstick tube. This vine is usually sold as a hanging basket and can grow up to 70 cm long.
Cultivation: Grow in an east or west window or under grow lights. Keep the plant evenly moist, but don’t let it stand in water. Take tip cuttings and pot in a moist medium.
21. Clivia miniata – Natal Lily
This plant has long and strappy leaves and large umbels of orange to light peach flowers. It comes in orange or red bell-shaped flowers and even when it is not flowering, its ribbonlike leaves make an attractive feature. It is perfect for a windowsill display, bathing in indirect bright sun. The key to getting the plant to bloom is the cold of 4 to 10 degrees C.
Cultivation: This plant makes a worthwhile investment if you provide a temperature of 16 degrees C, good humidity, and well-drained soil. Water sparingly. Propagate from seed.
22. Tulipa “Red Riding Hood” – Tulips
This variety is ideal for indoor culture with its vibrant red-orange flowers and leaves that are green below, lime green above adorned with burgundy-brown stripes. Group a few individual pots in a larger tray lined with moss for extra pop.
Cultivation: Do not overwater orange tulips, but keep moss damp to provide welcome humidity.
23. Pelargonium “Pulsar Scarlet”
This is an evergreen shrub that bears bright red-orange flowers with red central spots and green foliage. It grows better outdoors.
Cultivation: Provide full sun, water lightly and maintain the minimum temperature of around 10 degrees C. It grows in zones 3, zones 5 but also in zones 8.
24. Tithonia rotundifolia – Mexican Sunflower
Mexican sunflower produces showy daisy-like orange flowers in summer to fall and yellow-green foliage. It grows in zones 9-11 and is non-toxic to humans or animals.
Cultivation: Provide full sun, acidic soil with sands or rocks and average humidity.
25. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis – Rose of China
This long-lived shrub is an ideal windowsill plant. It bears large and glossy leaves and a profusion of bright orange to deep red flowers in spring and summer.
Cultivation: Provide direct light, except noon in the summer. Maintain normal room temperature, minimum of 12 degrees C . For more information on the hibiscus care requirements, click here.
26. Thunbergia alata – Black-eyed Susan
This is a fast-growing, twining plant that produces an abundance of flowers in shades of orange to yellow in the summer. Single plants are best displayed on a windowsill, while those grouped together can be grown in a container or a tepee.
Cultivation: Direct sun every day, normal temperature and pinch out the flowers as they fade away.
27. Opuntia cantabrigiensis
Native to central Mexico, this succulent is exposed to full light in its natural habitat. It forms low clumps of blue-green pads and is covered with orange blossoms early in spring.
Cultivation: This plant requires sunlight and careful watering to grow well.
28. Begonia coccinea
This is an angel wing flowering begonia that blooms throughout summer, producing clusters of small, waxy flowers in orange-red, or light pink. Display it at eye level so its beauty can be fully appreciated.
Cultivation: Keep it out of direct sunlight, water regularly with occasional misting. Be wary of overwatering. Prune back in early spring.
29. Strelitzia reginae – Bird of Paradise
Native to South Africa, this is a beautiful ornamental flowering plant with its vibrant orange flowers, very showy so that they attract sunbirds, butterflies, and weaverbirds. It is a slow grower but not difficult to maintain.
Cultivation: Maintain a temperature of 12 degrees C at all times with a lot of light. Use loam-based soil. Spray daily in summer. You will need the patience to grow this one.
30. Aloe “Christmas Carol”
This succulent is one of the most colorful Aloe plants. It has a basal rosette with yellow markings and bright orange margins around the leaf edges. Emerging from the center is a somewhat long stem that carries a light orange flower. The color of initially dark green foliage turns red if stressed by cold or water insufficiency.
Cultivation: Average watering, full sun to partial shade.
31. Brasilicactus haselbergii
Round and flat, this cactus is covered with soft white spines and grows multiple bright orange flowers that act as attention grabbers. It forms a nice and even shape.
Cultivation: Place in a well-lit spot with good airflow. Susceptible to rot, so avoid overwatering.
32. Chrysanthemum -Pot Mum
Another plant with orange flowers a colorful and long-lasting plant. Choose the one with open flowers and opening buds when purchasing it.
Cultivation: Keep the plant at 10-15 degrees C, provide indirect light and deadhead any spent flowers. Prone to aphids, leaf miners, and red spider mites.
33. Echeveria Hen & Chicks
This is a rosette-forming succulent plant ideal for a sunny spot. It produces gorgeous orange and yellow bell-shaped flowers on a short flower stem.
Cultivation: It tolerates lower temperatures if the soil isn’t wet. Provide lots of bright light and water sparingly in winter. Prone to mealybugs and weevil.
34. Tillandsia melanocrater tricolor
This is an impressive and colorful air plant that can grow up to 30 cm tall. Grow it in a glass globe or in a piece of driftwood.
Cultivation: Make sure water doesn’t build up between the leaves as this leads to rotting.
35. Aeschynanthus speciosus-Lipstick Plant
This is an evergreen shrub or vine that produces tubular-shaped orange flowers along its cascading stems in spring and summer. The flowers have an orange throat, which makes a great ombre transition towards the crimson tips. It makes a good choice for a hanging basket.
Cultivation: Keep it in bright light, warm temperatures of around 18 degrees C, and cut back in autumn. Generally trouble-free.
36. Calendula – Marigold
This is an annual plant that readily produces orange flowers at any time. They are commonly grown outside but you can also grow them in pots.
Cultivation: Provide well-drained loamy potting soil and add some sand to lighten the mix. Keep root-bound. Grow in full sun.
37. Echinocereus – Hedgehog Cactus
This cactus forms large mounds that look like hedgehogs. It produces stunning bright orange flowers with yellow centers and a green eye. It will flower in summer.
Cultivation: It appreciates full sun or light shade and is quite cold-hardy and trouble-free.
38. Chrysanthemum x morifolium – Mum
This species is among the most popular flowering houseplants that have bright orange-red flowers. Cultivars are sold as pot plants and commercially grown all year.
Cultivation: Tolerates full light, watering twice a week all year, while feeding is unnecessary. Spray lightly with soft water.
39. Begonia tuberhybrida
Begonia tuberhybrida produces orange and red flowers from summer to early autumn. Tubers are usually sold as mature plants, so store them over winter and replant in spring.
Cultivation: Provide diffused light, the temperature of 16-21 degrees C and spray weekly during hot temperatures. Use peat and sand.
40. Cuphea ignea – Firecracker Plant
Commonly called cigar plant because of its cigar-like bright orange-red flowers, the firecracker plant thrives indoors or outdoors. It has woody stems of small, oval, dark green leaves.
Cultivation: Provide full light, temperature of 13-18 degrees C, moist soil, daily spraying, and feeding once a week for 3 weeks at recommended strength.
41. Cyrtanthus sanguineus – Fire Lily
This is an amazing plant with funnel-shaped bright orange-red flowers and yellow throats. It does best in a small pot and will tolerate neglect. Delicate flowers appear every other year, from late spring to midsummer. The scarlet flowers are outstanding amidst their grassy leaves.
Cultivation: Provide filtered light, temperature of 16-24 degrees C, slightly acidic soil, low humidity, and water 3 times a week in spring and summer.
42. Curcuma roscoeana – Flowering ginger
This plant is the most exotic-looking of the flowering ginger with its waxy cones of long-lasting orange bracts that emerge on stems. It is native to India and blossoms in spring and summer.
Cultivation: Provide bright light and 4 hours of direct light in spring. Use garden loam, sharp sand, and peat moss or leaf mold for soil mix. Provide extra humidity.
43. Ixora javanica – Flame of the Woods
This plant’s name derives from its brilliant salmon to orange-red flowers which appear in clusters at the tips of the branches. They are long, tubular amidst leathery green leaves. As such, it is a showy flowering shrub well suited to a sunny window box and makes a lovely accent in summer plantings.
Cultivation: It needs 5 hours of bright indirect light, temperatures around 25 degrees C, weekly misting, and cut back after flowering.
44. Tagetes patula – French Marigold
This bushy plant has double and large flowers in shades of orange or yellow, but some have red or maroon markings. The center is usually yellow.
Cultivation: It can tolerate 20 percent shade if the light is given the rest of the day. Do not tolerate frost. Keep dry and don’t spray. Use loam-based soil. Feed monthly.
45. Tropaeoleum majus – Garden Nasturtium
This is a fast-growing plant native to South America that has vibrantly colored flowers in shades of orange, scarlet to a rusty brown-red. It loves sun, so it is a brilliant display for any sunny location, including window boxes. It produces lush leaves but few flowers if kept in the shade.
Cultivation: It needs a lot of sunshine, dry air, no spraying, loam-based soil and a monthly feeding is what this plant needs.
46. Abutilon hybridum – Flowering Maple
This plant rewards its keeper by producing orange, peach, or pink blossoms on hanging stems almost the entire year. Some species boast mottled foliage with yellow and they should be pruned back by one-third in the spring.
Cultivation: Pinch back occasionally through the summer. Provide bright light from a south or west window, feed from spring through fall every 2 weeks.
47. Begonia x corallina
Begonias can be grown indoors for short periods or outdoors as indestructible bedding plants in the summer garden. This is yet another of around 900 superb species with waxy peachy flowers.
Cultivation: Provide moderate light, protect them from chilling and feed them every 2 weeks with high-phosphorous plant food. They are easily damaged by overwatering.
48. Guzmania lingulata
This is a bromeliad commonly called scarlet star whose bracts color up as the plant prepares to bloom. It blooms when it is 3 to 5 years old and the blooms are actually clusters of colorful bracts from which small and vividly colored flowers emerge. The plant dies after blooming, but it leaves you with several offsets or pups that can be cut away and repotted.
Cultivation: Soft light, average room temperatures, regular fertilizing in summer-this is the care regime for bromeliads.
49. Amaryllis bulbs
This potted low-maintenance plant fills a bright window in winter, especially if planted with some other green plants in a single pot.
Cultivation: Choose all-purpose potting soil and mix in some pebbles or gravel to give the pot extra weight.
50. Rebutia species -Crown Cactus
Rebutias can be found as individual plants or included in dish gardens. It is a self-propagating plant that can develop a clump within 3 to 4 years. Carefully remove offsets in summer and transplant them to individual containers.
Cultivation: Bright light through fall and moderate in winter, feed once in spring and second time in late summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
51. Faucaria tigrina – Tiger’s Jaws
This plant gradually forms a clump of ground-hugging stemless orange rosettes with soft, short spines. Sometimes yellow flowers appear in fall, but only on mature plants that receive at least 4 hours of strong sun.
Cultivation: Partial sun through fall, strong light in winter, cactus potting soil with the addition of sand. Cut offsets in late spring.
52. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana hybrid
Flaming Katy is simply irresistible with clusters of orange to red flowers that last for several weeks. Place it outdoors in summer for 10 hours and you will see flowers in January and February.
Cultivation: Provide bright direct sun indoors or filtered shade outdoors. Repot annually in early summer in any good potting soil. Propagate from stem cuttings.
53. Columnea gloriosa hybrids
There are many hybrids of this sort and they are usually bright orange-red such as “Firebird” or “Aladdin’s Lamp”, which also have dark green foliage. Grow goldfish plants in hanging baskets.
Cultivation: Put this exotic trailing plant in a hanging basket or on a pedestal table to show off its spectacular foliage and blooms.
54. Aeonium decorum – Green pinwheel
This brightly-colored aeonium has sturdy stems that hold rosettes of pale green oval leaves with orange margins that turn brighter in full sun. Soft peach flowers also appear in spring.
Cultivation: Plant in cactus compost and maintain temperatures of 10-24 degrees C.
55. Kleinia stapeliiformis – Pickle Plant
This is a succulent plant that has spiky ribbed pencil-like stems with bright red to orange flowers in summer. It has a cascading habit, so it is a beautiful feature for a hanging basket.
Cultivation: Provide filtered sun and some shade, fertilize with a half-strength cactus fertilizer once a month from spring to late summer. Prone to rot. Check for mealybugs.
56. Verbesina ovatifolia
This is a shrub that produces wide, heart-shaped, and tip-pointed leaves and orange to red-orange flowers that are very showy, tiny, and somewhat tubular.
Cultivation: Higher humidity, bright light, and rich, well-draining soil.
57. Podandrogyne decipiens
This is a shrubby herb of greenish stems, elliptical, shiny, yellow-green leaves, and pale coral to orange flowers. Fruit also appears and dangles below flowers, splitting open to expose small dark brown seeds.
Cultivation: Mimic the conditions of its native habitat-moist or partly shady sites with occasional watering.
58. Drymonia rubra
This is a shrub that produces elliptic, tip-pointed, dark green, shiny leaves that are reddish below and slightly rough-hairy. The flowers are red-orange with white or yellow stripes, tubular and they appear most of the year. Fruit is fleshy, white, oval, and hollow.
Cultivation: Water regularly and give the plant some direct sun, but shade from the fierce sun.
59. Aeshynanthus speciosus
The flowers of this species stand out in bold relief from its foliage. They are bright orange and several times larger than the plant’s leaves. It is drought-tolerant.
Cultivation: Give the plant as much bright light as possible and some direct sun, high humidity, the lowest temperature of 10 degrees C, and a quick-draining potting mix with fir bark.
60. Clerodendrum speciosissimum – Java glory-bower
This plant grows up to 4 feet tall. It is not long-lived, but it will last for several years and it is worth growing for its huge inflorescences. Flowers are orange-red, five-petalled with protruding stamens. Leaves are heart-shaped and hairy. It attracts butterflies and hummingbirds outdoors.
Cultivation: Grow it in full sun, keep above 16 degrees C and propagate from stem cuttings. It is a very low-maintenance plant.
61. Cotyledon ladismithiensis – Bear’s Paw
This plant is native to South Africa and has thick gray-green foliage and rich orange flowers, bell-shaped and pendent. It makes an excellent ground cover or as a miniature succulent.
Cultivation: Grow in full sun. Water when the top inch is dry. Use a quick-draining cactus mix.
62. Jatropha podagrica – Bottle Plant
This plant is native to Central America and flowers year-round with richly colored, bright orange flowers at the plant’s growing point. They are also very long-lasting.
Cultivation: It will flower in eastern, western, or southern light. Grow in a soilless mix. Feed once a month in the active season. Start from seed.
63. Freycinetia cumingiana -Flowering Pandanus
Native to the Philippine Islands, this slow-growing, bushy, viney plant shouts “tropical”. It has deep orange flowers at the ends of each stem beginning in late fall and into the spring.
Cultivation: Water deeply and let it dry. It is not drought-tolerant, nor can it stand flooding. Choose a reliable sunny location.
64. Epidendrum spp. -Reed Stem Orchid
Native to the Americal tropics, the literal translation of the genus name means “on tree”, so it is an epiphyte that depends on the kindness of a stranger tree to attach itself to it for support. The leaves are green and thick, the petals waxy centerpieces. E. pseudepidendrum has stunning orange flowers in particular.
Cultivation: Group them with water-lovers like star jasmines or passion flowers. Fertilize with a granular formula four times a year. Propagate by dividing a clump.
65. Platanthera ciliaris – Orange Fringed Orchid
Originally from Ontario and Florida, this species produces yellow-orange, orange, or orange-yellow showy flowers on tall stems in spring to early summer. It thrives in zones 4-9.
Cultivation: Provide at least 6 hours of sun. Incorporate organic fertilizers. Apply pine bark, coarse pine chips after the plant dies back.
67. Tagetes patula L. -French Marigold
This plant belongs to the family Asteraceae and has tiny deep green foliage and double orange flowers. it grows in zones 2-11.
Cultivation: Grow it as a bedding plant in an outdoor garden in full sun. It is pest, disease, and deer resistant.
68. Tecoma stans
This is a yellow to yellow-orange trumpet vine commonly called a yellow trumpet flower that grows in warm climates as a container plant or a bedding plant. They usually appear in dry areas, next to roads.
Cultivation: Provide ample light and prune lightly when the need arises.
69. Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed
Butterfly weed originates from South America and it is a perennial plant that produces yellow-orange to orange flowers often visited by many pollinators. It is non-toxic.
Cultivation: Provide full sun and well-drained soil.
70. Campsis radicans
This is a trumpet vine species that produces an abundance of bright orange tubular flowers that thrives in zones 4-7.
Cultivation: Water minimally once the plant has established itself. Deadhead any spent flowers.
Some flowering plants have the endearing habit of blooming the whole year under the right conditions. Such are double-flowered begonias in the summer welcome the spring with cinerarias and genista, autumn with crocus and if you have a special affection for fragrant flowers, go for roses, narcissi, or hyacinth.Follow us on: