Best Orange Flowers for Your Garden

'Candyman Orange' calendula
Orange flowers add sizzle and visual excitement to the garden. Make orange more impactful by pairing it with bold red or yellow. Or soften orange with a contrast with blue or purple. Here are some of our favorite orange flowers.


Perfect for those hot spots in your garden, lantana thrives in the heat while producing beautiful flowers. Use lantana in containers or hanging baskets, or along the edge of a flowerbed.


Looking for something unique to blossom in your garden? Fritillaria brings dramatic flair with its flowers crowned with a tuft of leaves.

Blackberry Lily

(Belamcanda chinensis)

Another unusual specimen for your garden, the blackberry lily produces beautiful orange flowers followed by clusters of black berries. Although the plant is short-lived, it will reseed itself for future enjoyment.


Get big bang for your buck -- helenium's long-lasting blooms will be the envy of your neighborhood. Plus, they're great for cut flowers.

Iceland poppy

(Papaver nudicaule)

A perennial, often biennial, this cold-climate poppy unfurls rich-hue, silken flowers atop 2- to 3-foot-tall stems during late spring's cool weather.

'Klondike' cosmos

(Cosmos sulphureus)

Easily grown from seed, this dwarf annual offers waves of brilliant orange throughout the summer.

Asiatic lily

This intense orange bloomer harmonizes with white, pink, pale orange, or blue summer flowers.

Butterfly weed

(Asclepias tuberosa)

Flower clusters on these lanky plants open in mid to late summer and attract droves of butterflies.

Red hot poker


Brush-shape, tubular flowers characterize this heat-hardy perennial. The varied combinations of red, orange, and yellow flowers attract hummingbirds.

Asiatic lily, catchfly

(Silene spp.)

This early-summer scenario entails planting drifts of lilac around the feet of lilies. An annual native to America, silene self-seeds freely.

California poppy

(Eschscholzia spp.), Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum)

Sow poppy seeds on hillsides, in vacant lots, or in country gardens, and celebrate summer as their gleaming petals unfurl. Shasta daisy spreads in undisturbed areas, too.

Flowering maple

(Abutilon hybrid), 'Blue Horizon' flossflower (Ageratum houstonianum)

The tall, billowy blossom annual grows to just the right height to mingle with abutilon, a tender tropical that can move indoors over winter.

Pot marigold

(Calendula officinalis), snapdragon (Antirrhinum hybrid)

Enjoy the flower power as these annuals keep up their show throughout summer and fall.

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