Orange Flowers : 53 Best with Names and Pictures

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Dive into the vibrant world of orange flowers with this article, detailing over 50 varieties for your garden. From the unique Persian Buttercup to the elegant Sigar plant, each bloom is described with its botanical name. Perfect for garden enthusiasts, this guide brings the warmth and energy of orange right to your doorstep.

These best Orange Flowers are a great way to brighten up your homes and gardens with fascinating orange blossoms!

If you love the season of fall, then you must be fond of the orange shade. This beautiful color has the happiness of yellow and the energy of red color. It symbolizes fascination, creativity, attraction, success, encouragement, stimulation, and determination. You can bring all these attributes to your home or garden by planting these best Types of Orange Flowers!

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Orange Flowers

1. Pocketbook Plant

Types of Orange Flowers - Pocketbook Plant

Botanical Name: Calceolaria crenatiflora

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 10 to 12
Color Varieties Yellow, orange, red, or brown, sometimes with spots
Sun Exposure Bright but indirect light
Soil Needs Well-drained, loose, and slightly damp soil
Size (tall x wide) 15 to 60 cm tall, 15 to 30 cm wide (6 to 24 in tall, 6 to 12 in wide)

It is also known as a lady’s purse, slipper flower, and slipperwort. The pouch-shaped flowers come in orange, red-brown, and yellow colors speckled with contrasting shades.

2. Orange Lily

Orange Lily - Orange flowers

Botanical Name: Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 4 to 8
Color Varieties Violet-blue, rarely pink or white
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, rich, well-drained, slightly acidic soil
Size (tall x wide) 0.3 m tall, 0.1 m wide (1 ft tall, 4 in wide)

Popularly known as fire lily, this hardy and ornamental lily is prized with flamboyant orange flowers, spotted with deep chocolate freckles. The flower’s color deepens to red towards the petal tips.

3. Lantana

Types of Orange Flowers - Lantana

Botanical Name: Lantana camera

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 9 to 11
Color Varieties Red, yellow, orange, pink, white, or mixed
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Well-drained, sandy, and not too wet
Size (tall x wide) 0.6 to 1.8 m tall, 0.9 to 1.5 m wide (2 to 6 ft tall, 3 to 5 ft wide)

Lantana displays clusters of tiny flowers in orange, red, and yellow shades. This tropical plant is ideal for hanging baskets.

4. Orange Pansy

Orange Pansy

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor var. hortensis ‘Nature Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Orange with black blotch
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 15 to 20 cm tall, 10 to 15 cm wide (6 to 8 in tall, 4 to 6 in wide)

This pansy, from the nature series, shows off bright, cheery orange flowers that will stand out like a flare when planted in a hanging basket or window box.

5. Painted Abutilon

Types of Orange Flowers - Painted Abutilon

Botanical Name: Abutilon pictum ‘Thompsonii’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 9 to 11
Color Varieties Red, yellow, orange, pink, white, or mixed
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Well-drained, sandy, and not too wet
Size (tall x wide) 0.6 to 1.8 m tall, 0.9 to 1.5 m wide (2 to 6 ft tall, 3 to 5 ft wide)

‘Painted Abutilon’ is a vigorous evergreen shrub that bears showy, bell-shaped, light-orange, dangling flowers from spring to fall. The variegated maple-like glossy foliage is mottled with yellow color, complementing the beauty of the entire plant.

6. Orange Tulip

Orange Tulip - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Tulipa ‘Orange Princess’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Orange with black blotch
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 15 to 20 cm tall, 10 to 15 cm wide (6 to 8 in tall, 4 to 6 in wide)

Tulips are available in almost every color; the orange variety is a beautiful fragrant peony-flowered tulip, which is adorned with light orange petals, blushed with red-purple, and polished with warm pink. The bowl-shaped flowers have green tips on the outer petals.

7. Butterfly Weed

Orange Flowers - Butterfly Weed

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3 to 9
Color Varieties Orange or yellow
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Needs Dry to medium, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 1 to 2 feet tall, 1 to 1.5 feet wide

‘Butterfly weed’ is a good choice if you want to attract butterflies in your garden. It features crown-shaped tiny flowers that make a cluster of 2 inches across. During fall, the upright pods open, releasing seeds sparkling with silky hairs.

8. Chinese Lantern Plant

Chinese Lantern Plant - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Physalis alkekengi

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 4 to 8
Color Varieties White flowers, orange or red fruit covers
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 60 cm tall, 60 cm wide (2 ft tall, 2 ft wide)

The ‘Chinese Lantern’ plant features heart-shaped leaves and white flowers. This plant is grown for the 2-inch wide papery pods or ‘calyxes’ that surround the fruits. The pods look like bright orange ‘Chinese lanterns,’ hence the name.

Note: The unripe berries are toxic. This plant belongs to the nightshade family which includes many toxic plants like; angel’s trumpet and bittersweet nightshade.

9. Oriental Poppy

Orange Flowers - Oriental Poppy

Botanical Name: Papaver orientale

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3 to 9
Color Varieties Orange, red, pink, purple, white, or mixed
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 1 to 3 feet tall, 1 to 2 feet wide

The cup-shaped, large, papery, bright tangerine flowers have black spots at the base of the petals. This showy flower blooms from late spring to early summer.

10. Calendula

Calendula - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Yellow or orange
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 80 cm tall, 60 cm wide (31 in tall, 24 in wide)

Calendula, or pot marigold produces beautiful orange-yellow flowers that have had various culinary and medicinal uses since ancient times. This cold-hardy plant is ideal for flower beds or containers.

11. Crocosmia

Types of Orange Flowers -Crocosmia

Botanical Name: Crocosmia ‘lucifer’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Red with black blotch
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 1.2 to 2.1 m tall, 0.3 to 0.6 m wide (4 to 7 ft tall, 1 to 2 ft wide)

This attractive variety forms bright orange or red flowers in spikes with a dense clump of upright, sword-like foliage in late summer. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is popular for attracting bees.

12. Indian Shot

Orange Flowers - Indian Shot

Botanical Name: Canna indica

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 9 to 11
Color Varieties Red, yellow, orange, pink, white, or mixed
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Well-drained, sandy, and not too wet
Size (tall x wide) 0.6 to 1.8 m tall, 0.9 to 1.5 m wide (2 to 6 ft tall, 3 to 5 ft wide)

This plant looks attractive with wide and long, banana-like leaves in bronze, green, or striped patterns. The burgundy stems bear bright orange flowers with droopy petals.

13. Orange Zinnia

Types of Orange Flowers - Orange Zinnia

Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans ‘Queeny Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Orange with black blotch
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 15 to 20 cm tall, 10 to 15 cm wide (6 to 8 in tall, 4 to 6 in wide)

Zinnia offers flowers in several different colors, including many shades of orange. ‘Queeny Orange’ offers 2-3 inches wide, solitary flowerheads in coral orange shades. It blooms for an extended period from early summer to frost.

14. Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Vine - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Campsis radicans

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 4 to 9
Color Varieties Red, orange, or yellow
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Average, moist but well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 25 to 40 feet long, 5 to 10 feet wide

This climber grows orange to salmon flowers in summer. Support trumpet vine with a trellis, arbor, or fence, and it will climb beautifully. It is also a great plant to attract hummingbirds.

15. Orange Impatiens

Orange Flowers - Orange Impatiens

Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana ‘Sunpatiens Compact Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Orange with black blotch
Sun Exposure Full sun or partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, fertile, well-drained soil
Size (tall x wide) 15 to 20 cm tall, 10 to 15 cm wide (6 to 8 in tall, 4 to 6 in wide)

Impatiens can be grown in both partial sun and full shade. They are available in a range of varieties and tones. The ‘Sunpatiens Compact Orange’ variety offers bright orange 2-3 inches wide flowers that beautifully contrast with dark green foliage.

16. Orange Nasturtium

Orange Nasturtium - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Tropaeolum Majus ‘Double Gleam Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3-10
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Needs Poor, well-drained, pH 6.1 – 7.8
Size (tall x wide) 60 cm tall x 90 cm wide (24 in x 36 in)

Enjoy the beauty of this nasturtium variety all summer long. It features fragrant vivid semi-double flowers in orange color. This variety also goes with the name trailing nasturtium and can reach up to 40-60 inches in length.

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17. Mexican Sunflower

Types of Orange Flowers - Mexican Sunflower

Botanical Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3-11
Color Varieties Yellow, orange, or red flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Needs Poor to average, well-drained, acidic soil
Size (tall x wide) 60-250 cm x 45-90 cm (24-100 in x 18-36 in)

Native to Mexico and Central America, it is an annual that can grow up to 4-6 feet tall. The bright orange flowers with raised yellow centers attract scores of butterflies in the garden. It blooms from summer through to fall.

18. Crown Imperial

Orange Flower - Crown Imperial

Botanical Name: Fritillaria imperialis

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 5 to 9
Color Varieties Orange, red, or yellow flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 90 to 120 cm x 25 to 40 cm (36 to 48 in x 10 to 16 in)

It is a spring-flowering bulb that forms orange, red, or yellow flowers. The unique-looking flower beautifully dangles like a ‘bell.’ The inside markings consist of six round, glossy, white spots close to the base of each petal.

19. Carnation Chabaud Orange

Types of Orange Flowers - Carnation Chabaud Orange

Botanical Name: Dianthus caryphyllus ‘Chabaud Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 6 to 10
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs Well-drained, pH 6.6 to 7.8
Size (tall x wide) 60 cm x 90 cm (24 in x 36 in)

This carnation hybrid offers you fragrant, large, peach-orange, double-flowers with ruffled petals. It flowers from late spring to mid-summer.

20. Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy - Orange Flower

Botanical Name: Gerbera jamesonii

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 8 to 10
Color Varieties Red, yellow, orange, pink, or white flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs Moist, well-drained, rich in organic matter, pH 6.1 to 7.8
Size (tall x wide) 25 to 45 cm x 23 to 30 cm (10 to 18 in x 9 to 12 in)

Orange gerberas are praised for their daisy-like, bright, lively flowers with green, woolly foliage. The orange varieties include: Jaguar ‘Deep Orange’, Jaguar ‘Tangerine,’ and Jaguar ‘Orange Fire.’

21. Orange Persian Buttercup

Types of Orange Flowers - Orange Persian Buttercup

Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus ‘Tecolote Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 8 to 11
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 40 to 45 cm x 30 to 60 cm (16 to 18 in x 12 to 24 in)

Persian buttercup produces long-lasting, rose-like, large, bright orange flowers, embellished with multiple, silky, delicate petals with lime-green centers.

22. Torch Lily

Orange Flowers - Torch Lily

Botanical Name: Kniphofia ‘Nobilis’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 5 to 9
Color Varieties Orange-red flowers fading to yellow, with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 150 to 180 cm x 60 to 90 cm (60 to 72 in x 24 to 36 in)

This late-flowering perennial forms tall, vigorous, long spikes of bright orange-red tubular flowers that fade to yellow in late summer to early fall. It has won the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

23. Orange Sneezeweed

Types of Orange Flowers - Orange Sneezeweed

Botanical Name: Helenium hoopesii

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3 to 8
Color Varieties Orange-yellow flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 90 cm x 50 cm (36 in x 20 in)

Native to North America, this Helenium forms branched clusters of brilliant golden orange-yellow flowers with serrated ray petals. It has a central cone with golden pollens that attract butterflies.

24. Lion’s Tail

Lion's Tail - Orange Flowers

Botanical Name: Leonotis leonurus

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 8 to 11
Color Varieties Orange-red flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 150 to 180 cm x 60 to 90 cm (60 to 72 in x 24 to 36 in)

This dazzling semi-evergreen shrub produces tubular, two-lipped fuzzy orange flowers tiered in whorls around the top half of upright stems. It flowers from late spring through fall.

25. California Poppy

Types of Orange Flowers - California Poppy

Botanical Name: Eschscholzia californica

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 3–10 (perennial in zones 6–10)
Color Varieties Orange, yellow, red, pink, or white flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 25 to 45 cm x 23 to 30 cm (10 to 18 in x 9 to 12 in)

Also known as a cup of gold, California sunlight, and golden poppy, this ornamental plant features cup-shaped flowers that are also used as a garnish in food recipes. Also, it has been declared the official state flower of California in 1903.

26. Orange Begonia Orange Flowers - Orange Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida ‘Nonstop Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 10 to 11
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Part shade to shade
Soil Needs Moist but well-drained, rich in organic matter, pH 6.6 to 7.8
Size (tall x wide) 20 to 30 cm x 30 to 40 cm (8 to 12 in x 12 to 16 in)

This beautiful variety displays beautiful, double flowers that resemble roses with their vibrant orange petals from late spring to frost. Hot weather tolerant, Begonia ‘Nonstop Orange’ belongs to the ‘Nonstop’ series.

27. Bird of Paradise

Orange Flowers - Bird of Paradise

Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 10 to 12
Color Varieties Orange and blue flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Loamy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 120 to 180 cm x 90 to 120 cm (48 to 72 in x 36 to 48 in)

The bird of paradise produces bold, elongated orange flowers with hints of blue. It beautifully rises above the pointy dark green foliage from late winter to late fall.

28. Orange Stalked Bulbine

Orange Stalked Bulbine

Botanical Name: Bulbine frutescens ‘Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 9 to 11
Color Varieties Yellow or pale orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Soil Needs Dry to moist, well-drained sandy loam
Size (tall x wide) 30 to 45 cm x 90 to 120 cm (12 to 18 in x 36 to 48 in)

Native to South Africa, it features tall flower stalks with succulent foliage. The small buds flaunt distinct green stripes, deep orange petals, and frilly yellow stamens.

29. Orange Chrysanthemum

Types of Orange Flowers - Orange Chrysanthemum

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ‘Hailey Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 5 to 9
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Needs Average, medium moisture, well-drained
Size (tall x wide) 30 to 40 cm x 30 to 40 cm (12 to 16 in x 12 to 16 in)

This decorative variety of Chrysanthemum sports bright orange flowers with broad petals. It is ideal for embellishing fall landscapes or borders. You can also try other orange Chrysanthemum varieties like*: ‘Dazzling Stacy,’ ‘Miranda Orange,’ ‘Mumosa Orange,’ ‘Pop Eye Orange,’ and ‘Sunset Orange.’

30. Orange Cosmos

Orange Cosmos

Botanical Name: Cosmos sulphereus ‘Cosmic Orange’

Specification Description
USDA Growing Zones 2 to 11 (perennial in zones 6 to 11)
Color Varieties Bright orange flowers with dark green leaves
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Needs Sandy, well-drained, acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil
Size (tall x wide) 60 cm x 45 cm (24 in x 18 in)

This compact, semi-hardy, annual flower showcases vibrant, semi-double orange flowers with fern-like foliage on sturdy stems from early summer to fall.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I have found a beautiful Orange petal flower out in the Arizona desert I can not identify. It’s center has purple hairs and it’s base has black spots. There’s only 3 petals. It stood only 6 inches from the ground.

  2. This article is very informative and inspiring. I love the variety of orange flowers you have featured here. I have a question about the orange begonias. How do you care for them in the winter? Do you have to bring them indoors or cover them with mulch? I would appreciate any tips you can share. Thank you! 😊

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