35 Multicolor Flowers | Best Types of Colorful Flowers

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Have a burst of many shades in your home or yard with the Most Beautiful Multicolor Flowers! Pick your favorite from the list below!

Grow these Multicolor Flowers and add a burst of vivid hues to your garden. These are also great to invite butterflies and birds!

Check out the most stunning plants with rainbow foliage here

Most Beautiful Multicolor Flowers

1. Lantana

Botanical Name: Lantana ‘Fruity Pebbles’

Fruity Pebbles displays multicolors in a spectacular fashion! ‘Buttonsage’ is also loved for its subtle white blooms with yellow spots in clusters.

Learn how to grow Lantana here

2. Strawflower

Botanical Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum

These daisy-like annuals produce multicolor blooms that will light up your garden throughout summer and spring.

Have a look at some stunning Daisy-like flowers here

3. Roses

Botanical Name: Rosa

Roses are pretty shrubs that bloom florets of exotic white, purple, pink, yellow, red, and blue shades. You can also mix and match different varieties.

4. Pansy

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis

The vivid and beautiful petals of pansy come in a range of vibrant shades including purple, violet, red, white, orange, and yellow.

Are Pansies edible? Check here

5. Anemone

Botanical Name: Anemone

Anemones are one of the most colorful varieties that will spruce up your yard with a pop of vibrant colors. Make sure they get plenty of sunlight.

6. Beardtongues

Botanical Name: Penstemon

This herbaceous variety features beautiful spikes of clustered tubular flowers on emerald green foliage. Grow them by the fence for the best display.

7. Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea

The stunning shrub will fill your summer and spring garden with ruffled clusters of pink, purple, blue, white, green, and, red flowers.

Learn all about growing Hydrangeas here

8. Nemesia


Botanical Name: Nemesia

These colorful annuals feature tender florets in purple, white, blue, orange, pink, and red shades with contrasting centers.

9. Aster


Botanical Name: Aster

The star-shaped flower petals will add much-needed charm to your garden with lovely shades of purple, blue, pink, and white.

10. Petunia

Botanical Name: Petunia × atkinsiana

The pretty bell-shaped flowers look best in hanging baskets. You can grow them in clusters on the garden bed or pot with other flowers on this list.

Check out the best petunia varieties here

11. Zinnia

Botanical Name: Zinnia

Zinnias make the prettiest cut flowers with bright daisy-like blooms in pink, red, orange, white, yellow, and multicolor shades.

Check out the best Zinnia varieties here

12. Honeysuckle

Botanical Name: Lonicera

This is a hardy variety that displays sweet-smelling flowers in pink, yellow, peach, and white on blue-green foliage.

13. Freesia


Botanical Name: Freesia

The funnel-shaped flower clusters grow in pink, yellow, purple, mauve, orange, and white shades on long slender stems.

14. Blue Tango Aechmea


Botanical Name: Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’

‘Blue Tango’ displays elegant bright flowers that do best in full sun. The tall stalks contrast beautifully with the green foliage.

15. Lobster Claw


Botanical Name: Heliconia rostrata

Also known as hanging parrot’s beak, the plant showcases banana-like leathery foliage and bright red bracts with yellow-green tips.

16. Gazania

Botanical Name: Gazania ‘Big Kiss White Flame’

This variety boasts large creamy white flowers patterned with dark pink stripes and golden disks. They look great both in pots and garden beds.

Check out some beautiful flowers that look like Sunflower here

17. Bearded Iris

Botanical Name: Iris germanica

‘Celebration Song’ has ruffled petals in lavender-blue and apricot-pink hues. Its clusters look simply stunning, thanks to its cotton-like appearance.

18. Bird of Paradise


Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae

Also popular as the orange crane flower, it shows off spikes of orange blossoms with blue overtone. The dark green pointed leaves have blue-green undersides.

Learn the best tips to bloom Birds of Paradise here

19. Blanket Flower

Botanical Name: Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Fanfare’

The beautiful pinwheel scarlet flowers are embellished with trumpet-shaped petals having bright yellow tips.

20. Purple Passionflower


Botanical Name: Passiflora incarnata

This climbing vine features beautiful purple-white flowers. The petals are fringed and have wavy hair strands with a peach-pink center.

Check out the best purple flowers here

21. Cineraria


Botanical Name: Pericallis hybrida

Also known as Florist’s Cineraria, the beautiful purple and white daisy-like flowers have a brown center. It does best in full sun.

22. Blue Bird Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

This beautiful hibiscus variety offers large blue flowers with deep maroon and yellow centers with white hues.

Check out the best Hibiscus varieties here

23. 4’o clock

Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

These trumpet-shaped flowers come in exotic shades of pink, red, yellow, magenta, white, and marbled textures. It does best in bright light.

24. Aechmea

Botanical Name: Aechmea

Aechmea features large showy pink flowers while the variegated foliage in silver, burgundy, and green steals the show.

25. Ruby Spider


Botanical Name: Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Spider’

This daylily cultivar produces large, ruby red, flat, starry flowers with beautiful golden throats atop arching foliage.

26. Collarette Dahlia

Botanical Name: Dahlia ‘Collarette’

Collarette Dahlia has flat flowers with a small inner ring of petals near the center. The blooms come in different colors.

27. Dark Eyes Fuchsia


Botanical Name: Fuchsia hybrid ‘Dark Eyes’

‘Dark Eyes’ is a cheerful fuchsia variety that shows off beautiful flowers in deep pink and blue shades. It is one of the best Multicolor Flowers you can grow!

28. Calla lily

Botanical Name: Zantedeschia

These pretty tubular flowers emerge from green and white variegated foliage in shades of white, orange, pink, red, and purple.

29. Asiatic Lily


Botanical Name: Lilium auratum ‘Patricia’s Pride’

This six-petaled flower looks like a star and its creamy-white blossoms have dark plum markings on each petal with appealing stamens in green filaments.

Have a look at the best lily varieties here

30. Butterfly Amaryllis


Botanical Name: Hippeastrum papilio

This cultivar got its name from the Latin word ‘butterfly.’ Its striped petals are adorned in magenta and green veins.

31. Blue Pearl Crocus

Botanical Name: Crocus Chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’

This crocus variety features pale lavender-blue and white petals with yellow-orange centers. It opens and closes with the sunlight.

Check out the best fall flowers here

32. Painted Doubles

Botanical Name: Helleborus x hybridus ‘Painted Doubles’

‘Painted Doubles’ exhibits white blooms patterned in red or burgundy shades with white margins and lemon-yellow centers.

33. Lily of the Incas

Botanical Name: Alstroemeria

This patterned flower consists of three petals and sepals in deep orange color with maroon markings. It looks beautiful in clusters.

34. Matchsticks Chrysanthemum

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ‘Matchsticks’

‘Matchsticks’ looks fantastic with a dark yellow hue having scarlet red tips. The flower has a fascinating shape with quilled and spooned petals.

35. Giant Crinum Lily


Botanical Name: Crinum asiaticum

Crinum lily displays clusters of white spidery blooms on the large central stem. While boasting multiple colors,  the interesting shape makes it more appealing.

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