Orange flowers are magnificent when on display in your garden. They bring joy and delight when in bloom, with the color of orange signifying excitement, warmth, and energy.
When adding orange perennial flowers to your garden, not only will you gain the benefits of this color, but can experience this joy year after year with little additional garden maintenance.
If you haven’t considered planting orange flowers, now is the time to do so. Here, we share with you 5 varieties of garden plants with orange perennial flowers that offer a spectacular display of color, texture, and shape to your garden.
Dahlias are lovely perennial flowers and work very well with most other flowers in the garden due to their late blooming period. Most dahlias will bloom between August and the first frost, so can offer a lovely display of texture and color when other plants have finished flowering.
The great impact dahlias have in the garden, other than their color, is their vastly ranging petal shapes. Dahlias can be wide open with long petals to tiny delicate petals shaped compactly in a ball.
Here we list 5 orange dahlias that would work well in your garden:
- Sylvia: a mini variety of dahlias; each flower has a pinky-orange hue with layered petals shaped into a sphere.
- Jodie Wilkinson: another spherical flower, only this flower is an apricot color and grows up to 1.5 meters tall.
- Peach Brandy: an open flower with elongated, round petals in pale orange with a brighter yellow center popular with pollinators due to easier access to the nectar.
- Vulcan: in a category of its own, this type of dahlia has multiple layers of long red-orange petals that end in a point, with each flower growing up to 1.2 meters tall
- Mrs Eileen: offers a cottage-garden feel with layered round petals that start as bright orange turning into a deep red as they reach the center of the flower.
These delicate 5 petalled flowers are ideal for growing in your garden. Offering vibrant flowers that are in bloom all summer, nasturtiums offer a beautiful color display against their grey-green leaves.
Not just a pretty flower, nasturtiums can also be a gardener’s best friend. Their long stamen help to attract pollinators, whilst the flowers themselves help to deter pests away from your crops.
Best planted from seed between March and May, they can be used to brighten up your garden space or as a pest barrier between your crops.
When we think of poppies, we often think about the deep red poppy with a contrasting black center that you can find growing on roadsides and in fields.
But there are several varieties of orange poppies with beautiful, rounded, and crinkled petals adding an element of warmth to your garden.
These orange perennial flowers will bloom between June and September, but this season can be extended if another batch is also planted in autumn.
Here are 2 varieties of poppies offering orange-colored petals:
- Orange Feathers: also known as the Spanish poppy, it produces several frilly petal layers that are open, enabling easy access to its stamen for pollinators. Often producing double flowers, this orange perennial can be quite a sight to see in summer. Each flower grows between 45-60 meters tall, blooming between July and September.
- California Orange: a popular variety of poppies, they grow close to the ground providing a carpet of bright orange against their silver-green foliage. Although classed and mostly grown as a hardy annual, with good conditions, they can self-seed to produce more flowers for the following year.
There is a vast range of roses available to gardeners to grow in their gardens, and orange roses are no exception.
Roses tend to bloom between May to October, depending on the variety and environment. Roses require some care and upkeep with pruning, checking for pests and diseases, and fertilizing for the next bloom. But their classic beauty is worth the time it takes to support their growth.
Here are 3 varieties of orange roses:
- Roald Dahl: beautiful apricot flowers with close-growing petals and one open layer on the outside of each flower. These repeating flowers that bloom multiple times between late spring and early winter grow on a tree that can reach 6 feet in height.
- Lady of Shalott: large bright orange flowers that are encircled with a salmon-pink ring of petals. This tree grows to 6 feet tall and blooms multiple times throughout the season.
- Champagne Moment: a very delicate rose bush growing up to 4 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. Its subtle flowers are rounded with large, open creamy white petals on the outside, becoming tighter and turning a pale apricot.
Tulips always offer a fabulous burst of color with their tall stems and vibrant spring flowers. Being dry bulbs, they are best planted in autumn before the first frost. This will help them settle into the ground, where they will lie dormant throughout the winter until spring.
There are many orange-colored tulips that, when planted together with other varieties, will create a joyous garden to be proud of.
Here are 5 orange-colored tulips:
- Flamboyant: bright orange on the external side of each petal which blends delicately into a sun yellow.
- Ballerina: each flower opens into a goblet shape with fiery orange petals.
- Bestseller: offers an even delicate orange color.
- Prinses Irene: the sunset is offered in a flower; each petal starts with a deep, pale red, spreading suddenly into orange and then yellow.
- Orange Princess: a unique color combination of a red-orange hue on the edge and top of each petal, which contrasts with a mauve purple stripe down the middle.
These classic garden varieties each offer different shades of orange perennial flowers. With long blooming seasons overlapping with one another, you can benefit from the warmth and joy these colorful flowers provide for most of the year.
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