Top 15 Amazing Orange Flowers with Pictures

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by Max - last update on March 17, 2020, 10:12 pm
Orange Flowers

Orange is a color of flower that often gets overlooked in gardens, but it can bring vibrancy and a feeling of happiness. This color is associated with joy, sunshine, and enthusiasm, and can help to stimulate feelings of positivity, making it a great choice of flower color in the home garden. This list encompasses some of the best orange flowers available, to help you find an easy-care orange flower to suit your climate and space.

15 Types of Orange Flowers

1. Flowering Maple

Flowering Maple

Scientific Name: Abutilon hybrid 'Lucky Lantern Tangerine'

Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Average watering needs

Soil: Well-draining, rich

Flower Color: Orange-yellow

Special Features: Drought tolerant

This plant is native to Australia, where it will bloom almost all year round. In cooler climates, the lantern-shaped blooms will appear in summer and last until the first frost. The common name for this plant of 'flowering maple' is a reference to its leaves, which have a distinctly maple-like shape, though the plant is not related to the maple tree at all. The shrub has a dwarf habit and is heat and drought tolerant once established, though it does prefer to be shaded in the afternoon when the sun is most intense.


2. Sunset Hyssop

Scientific Name: Agastache rupestris

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Light: Full sun

Water: Low water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Salmon orange

Special Features: Repeat bloomer

This plant has a wildflower feel to it, with dainty upright stems covered in orange-pink tubular flowers. The plant blooms all summer long, and if pruned once the flowers have faded, it can rebloom again in the fall. This plant is drought tolerant once mature and does not need much water to survive. It will tolerate almost any soil type, even poor soils, so long as they are well-draining. Wet conditions are sure way to kill this plant.


3. Mountain Aloe

Mountain Aloe

Scientific Name: Aloe marlothii

Mature Size: Up to 10 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun

Water: Low watering needs

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Medium orange

Special Features: Attracts wildlife

This plant is a large succulent that forms a rosette shape, from which a densely branched inflorescence appears out of the middle. The racemes are covered with tubular-shaped blooms, which vary in color from yellow-orange to orange-red. The flowers are a great source of nectar, which will attract plenty of bees and birds. This plant is native to South Africa and is tolerant of dry conditions when mature. 


4. Angel's Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet

Scientific Name: Brugmansia versicolor

Mature Size: Up to 15 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-11

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Rich, well-draining

Flower Color: Apricot orange

Special Features: Vigorous growth habit

This plant is native to Ecuador and takes the form of a large shrub or small tree. It has a long blooming period from summer through fall, with large drooping trumpet-shaped flowers. When the flowers first appear, they are a creamy white, which develops into an apricot shade of orange after a few days. These plants grow quickly and require plenty of fertilizer to sustain their vigorous growth. In warm climates, they can be grown all year round, but will also do well in cooler climates so long as they are moved to a greenhouse or conservatory over winter.


5. Common Marigold

Common Marigold

Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-11

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Average water needs

Soil: Will draining

Flower Color: Bright orange

Special Features: Very cold hardy

This plant is native to the south of Europe and is especially cold hardy. It will grow in a wide range of climates, though it prefers cool temperatures to intense heat, and may struggle to survive in very hot conditions. It enjoys full sun, but in the hottest climates should be shaded during the afternoon to offer it some relief from the heat. The flowers of this plant are similar to daisies, and appear in spring and last all the way through to fall. This is a low maintenance plant that is very rewarding to grow (Royal Horticultural Society).


6. Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine

Scientific Name: Campsis radicans

Mature Size: Up to 40 feet long

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Low water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Orange-red

Special Features: Vigorous growth habit

This climber is native to North America and has an aggressive growth habit. It grows easily in any type of well-draining soil and is tolerant of drought, heat, and cold. This vine flowers heavily all summer long, with tubular trumpet-shaped blooms. They adorn the ends of branches and stems in tightly packed clusters, and are enormously popular with hummingbirds. The vigorous growth of this plant makes it useful for erosion control, as well as covering areas of home gardens quickly. However, this also means it requires continual maintenance and pruning to prevent it from taking over.


7. Tickseed

Tickseed

Scientific Name: Coreopsis' Mango Punch'

Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9-10

Light: Full sun

Water: Low watering needs

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Orange-yellow

Special Features: Long blooming period

This is a beautiful low maintenance plant that has a small mounding habit. The pretty flowers bloom from summer through to fall, atop of a fern-like delicate looking foliage. It will thrive in most types of soil, including poor soil, as long as they are able to drain well. It does not need much water to survive and can tolerate long periods of drought. It is well suited to growing in containers, as well as borders and flower beds. These plants are enormously popular among gardeners as they will survive in most conditions, have a long flowering period, and are available in many colors. They also make lovely bouquets of cut flowers.


8. Orange Cosmos

Orange Cosmos

Scientific Name: Cosmos sulphureus' Cosmic Orange'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-11

Light: Full sun

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Vibrant orange

Special Features: Award-winning

This low maintenance annual has a long blooming period, from early summer through to fall. Its flowers measure up to 2 inches across and are semi-double. Deadheading the flowers will encourage the plant to produce more blooms; however, you should leave dead flowers alone if you want to promote self-seeding. These plants are popular with bees and butterflies. The foliage of the plant is dark green and has a fern-like shape. It will grow in many types of soils, including infertile soil, though it should be well-draining to prevent root rot. The plant is tolerant of heat, low temperatures, and high humidity.


9. David Howard Dahlia

David Howard Dahlia

Scientific Name: Dahlia' David Howard'

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-11

Light: Full sun

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Any

Flower Color: Peach orange

Special Features: Showy flowers

It's not hard to see why this plant has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award of Garden Merit from the Horticultural Society. It produces stunning, fully double flowers atop of long and sturdy stems, appearing in the middle of summer and lasting through to the first frost. The flowers are very large and globular in shape, measuring typically around 4 inches in diameter. They have a long shelf life once cut, making them an excellent choice for cut flowers. Pruning the flowers also encourages more to grow on the plant itself. This plant grows well in almost any type of soil, as long as it is kept consistently moist.


10. Coneflower

Coneflower

Scientific Name: Echinacea' Sombrero Adobe Orange'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Low water needs

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Bright orange

Special Features: Long blooming period

This plant is renowned as the best orange type of echinacea, with vibrant flowers that bloom in abundance from late spring to the end of summer. The flowers themselves feature a dark orange central cone, from which long slender petals stretch outwards at a slightly drooping angle. The plant has a clumping habit and is popular with birds who feed on the seeds of the cone once the flowers have faded. It is easy to care for, happy in almost any type of well-draining soil, and given low levels of water.


11. Blanket Flower

Blanket Flower

Scientific Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora' Oranges and Lemons'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-10

Light: Full sun

Water: Low watering needs

Soil: Average, well-draining

Flower Color: Yellow-orange

Special Features: Profuse bloomer

This easy-care perennial plant has a compact habit that forms a small mound. It flowers from the beginning of summer until the first frost, with large daisy style flowers that can measure up to 6 inches in diameter. This plant blooms profusely, with one single plant being capable of producing over 70 flowers at one time, which is quite impressive considering its small size. Blanket flowers will tolerate dry conditions but will grow better in moist soils. They are tolerant of a range of soil types, high humidity, heat, and drought.


12. Princess Margaret Rose Sword-Lily

Princess Margaret Rose Sword-Lily

Scientific Name: Gladiolus' Princess Margaret Rose'

Mature Size: Up to 4 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-11

Light: Full sun

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Yellow-orange to orange-red

Special Features: Showy

The common name of 'sword-lily' comes from the fact that this plant has long upright spikes, which are covered with flowers and pointed sword-shaped foliage. The flowers are dramatic, with ruffled edges and an almost tie-dye blend of colors. Each flower can be yellow, orange, and red, all at once. The spikes bloom for 2 weeks each and work well in containers, borders, and as cut flowers. '


13. Double-Yellow Daylily

Double-Yellow Daylily

Scientific Name: Hemerocallis fulva 'Flore Pleno'

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Deep orange

Special Features: Large flowers

The flowers of this plant emerge from tall leafless stalks surrounded by a mound of strap-like foliage. The common name 'daylily' is a reference to the fact that each flower is short-lived, lasting just one day. Though each flower will fade overnight, it is usually replaced by a new flower the following day. The blooms are large and showy, at a measurement of around 6 inches across. It blooms in the middle of summer and is popular among gardeners because it is tolerant of drought, heat, cold, and neglect. It will adapt to a wide range of soils, though it prefers a moist and well-draining growing medium.


14. Maid of Orange Bearded Iris

Maid of Orange Bearded Iris

Scientific Name: Iris' Maid of Orange'

Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Light: Full sun

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Rich, well-draining

Flower Color: Pale orange

Special Features: Unusual flowers

This award-winning plant grows quickly and blooms heavily. The ruffled flowers bloom in spring in a pale orange color and have a long blooming period. The plant thrives in full sun with consistently moist soil, though it will tolerate partial shade and drought once well-established.


15. Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Scientific Name: Lilium' Fire King'

Mature Size: Up to 4 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Maintain moist soil

Soil: Well-draining

Flower Color: Red-orange

Special Features: Tolerant of poor soils

This dramatic plant is easy to grow and will adapt to any type of soil as long as it drains well. It requires plenty of moisture to thrive, and will not survive in dry conditions. The flowers of this plant are a fiery red, blooming in late spring to early summer. Like all lilies, this plant is toxic to cats and should be kept away from them.

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