Orange flowers are a joy to receive, bringing a bright, sunny pop of color to any bouquet of flowers.
If you’re looking for inspiration on orange flowers, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I will cover a variety of different orange flowers. So, next time you’re looking for the perfect flowers for a loved one, you have plenty of inspiration to draw from.
Let’s get into it, there are a lot of flowers to cover.
Bird of Paradise
The bird of paradise flower, also known as the crane flower, is a perennial native to South Africa.
The bird of paradise flower represents love, faithfulness, and thoughtfulness – making it the perfect gift for someone special in your life.
Butterfly weed is a species of milkweed native to eastern and southwestern North America.
Butterfly weed produces orange, yellow, or red blooms and owes its interesting name to the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color.
The Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants that are native to subtropical and tropical climates that are moist. Begonias come in a variety of colors, from white to yellow, and red to orange, and make a wonderful gift.
Aloe is a genus containing over 560 species of flowering succulent plants native to Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula.
While aloe vera is praised for its healing qualities, its orange flowers can be used to combat immune and digestive problems.
The bulbine is a small succulent perennial with star-shaped blooms that are orange, yellow, or white. Bulbines are mostly found in Southern Africa, with a few species extending into Africa, Australia, and Yemen.
Bulbines don’t take much maintenance at all, making them a perfect option for less experienced gardeners.
The California Poppy, also known as California sunlight, is a species of flowering plant that is native to the United States and Mexico.
California poppies come in shades of orange, red, yellow, and occasionally pink, and are often used to garnish food.
Dahlias are perennial plants native to Mexico and Central America. Its relatives include the daisy, sunflower, zinnia, and chrysanthemum.
With gorgeous blooms in a range of different colors, dahlias are great for brightening borders through the summer season and into late autumn.
Carnations, also known as clove pink, is a species of Dianthus that is native to the Mediterranean. It is often cultivated for its fringe-petaled flowers, which often have a spicy fragrance.
Orange carnations are sure to brighten anyone’s day, and typically symbolize joy, warmth, success, and health.
Marigolds are cheerful annuals native to southern South America. With blooms that are red, orange, orange-red, yellow, and more, these flowers make a wonderful addition to the garden.
Orange marigolds indicate strong, positive emotions, making them the perfect gift for a loved one.
Orange Canna Lilies
Canna Lilies are vibrant tender perennials that are native to to semi-tropical and tropical parts of North and South America. Orange canna lilies, also known as ‘Orange Beauty’ produce beautiful orange flowers, with faint golden streaks.
Leonotis leonurus, also known as lion’s tail, is a perennial in the mint family native to South Africa.
Prized for its brilliantly bright orange flowers that are also reminiscent of a lion’s tail, it is known for its medicinal properties. Lion’s tail tends to bloom from late spring through to the fall.
Chrysanthemums are flowering plants native to East Asia and northeastern Europe.
Chrysanthemums come in a variety of different colors that are associated with different symbols, but orange chrysanthemums are thought to symbolize delicate love.
Lilium bulbiferum, commonly known as orange lily or tiger lily, is a herbaceous European lily. With their vibrant color, orange lilies are bound to brighten up any garden border or make a wonderful gift.
The Gerbera Daisy is a vividly colored daisy that is native to South Africa. The blooms come in a variety of different colors such as red, yellow, orange, pink, white.
The orange flowers represent happiness, joy, friendship, and warmth, making a memorable gift for a close friend.
Iris is a genus of 260-300 species of flowering plants.
Getting its name from the Greek word for rainbow, many state that the name refers to the wide variety of colors found among the species of Iris. Orange irises symbolize courage and wellness.
Lantana is a genus of about 150 species of perennial flowering plants native to tropical regions of the Americas and Africa. Orange Lantanas, also known as ‘Evita Orange’ has a rich blend of orange, red and sometimes pink in each flower cluster.
The Mexican sunflower is a species of flowering plant that is native to Mexico and Central America. The flower symbolizes faith, loyalty and adoration and is known to attract many butterflies, which helps with pollination in your backyard.
Xerochrysum bracteatum, also known as Strawflower, is a flowering plant native to Australia. This flower has a lot of different colored blooms such as orange, red, brown, pink, violet, yellow, and white.
Tulips are a genus of spring-blooming perennials. Tulip flowers can be single, double, ruffled, fringed, or lily-shaped, depending on the variety. Orange tulips are a great option for adding warmth and colour to your flower beds in spring.
Orange honeysuckle is a vine native to North America that produces vibrant blooms in late spring.
The orange-red flowers hang in clusters, effectively brightening the appearance of your garden. Honeysuckle is known to attract bees and hummingbirds.
Pansies are perennials, hugely popular for planting in colorful pots and border displays in your backyard. Orange pansies are rarer than other colors, and typically symbolize joy, happiness, and optimism.
Lily of the Incas
Alstroemeria, commonly called lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants native to South America. These flowers come in many shades of red, orange, purple, green, and white. The orange blooms symbolize energy and warmth.
Roses are woody perennial flowering plants that bloom in a variety of different colors.
Only rivaled by yellow flowers in terms of brightness, when it comes to gifting orange roses, desire and passion are conveyed through this beautiful bloom.
Ranunculus, or Persian buttercups, is a species of flowering plant. Their color range – from bright pink and red to pale yellow orange makes them a crowd favorite. These orange flowers symbolize cheerfulness.
Coppertips is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, native to the grasslands of southern and Eastern Africa.
This stunning plant ranges from red, yellow, and orange, attracting hummingbirds with its pigment-rich blooms, and makes the perfect addition to any flower arrangement.
The zinnia is an annual native to the Southwestern United States to South America and also Mexico.
Orange zinnias are a positive symbol for long-term health and wellness, making them an excellent choice if you want to bring healing energy to someone’s home.
Helenium is a genus of annuals and herbaceous perennial plants in the sunflower family.
Bringing warm colours from orange, red, yellow, and gold to borders from mid-summer into autumn, these orange flowers are a stunning addition to any flower bed.
Hemerocallis fulva, the orange day-lily, is a flowering plant with exotic, lily-like trumpet blooms. Daylilies come in a variety of different colors, from orange, to red, and yellow.
Orange daylilies are native to Asia and are widely grown as an ornamental plant.
Fritillaria imperialis, commonly known as crown imperial, is a unique member of the lily family that is native to the Middle East and West Asia. The pendant shaped flowers come in several varieties in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
Cosmos is a genus in the sunflower family. These flowers bloom from early summer to late autumn, providing ample orange flowers with yellow centers. These flowers are known to attract butterflies, making them a wonderful addition to your garden.
A wallflower is a genus of flowering plants in the cabbage family. Wallflowers come in a huge variety of colors, ranging from pastels to brighter orange and reds.
Orange wallflowers are a wonderful choice to contribute to bold, colourful bedding displays, brightening any backyard up with ease.
Penstemons are summer-flowering perennials native primarily to the Nearctic, with a few species also found in the North American portion of the Neotropics.
Orange penstemons bloom in mid-mummer and have a gorgeous blend of dark orange and scarlet flowers.
There are numerous types of orange flowers in the world! Whether you are looking for inspiration on which orange flowers to plant in your garden, are looking for flowers that you can give as a gift, are or simply curious, you now have an extensive selection of orange flowers to refer back to.
Whatever the reason for your research, I hope you have enjoyed learning more about the different kinds of orange flowers out there.