9 orange-flowered plants for the garden

Orange garden flowers

Orange flowers really make a garden feel peppy and active! Perennials, shrubs, bulb and annual flowers flash their orange hues for a vitamin-packed garden.

Check out this list of 9 orange flowers that you can plant in your outside garden.


3 shrubs with orange flowers


  • Variety: Rhododendron x knaphill ‘Fire Ball’
  • Blooming: in April-May, large red-orange flowers that have long pistils grouped in beautiful clusters appear.
  • Foliage: oval, bronze-colored deciduous leaves.
  • Planting: from February to May or from September to November.
  • Location: sun or part shade, protected from cold wind. Soil should be light and acidic. Ideal for shrub beds or pots.


  • Variety: Berberis linearifolia ‘Orange King’
  • Blooming: abundant tubular flowers that are bright orange completely cover the shrub in April. Sometimes, this particular Berberis blooms a second time in October.
  • Leafage: deep green lanceolate leaves that stay on the tree year-round.
  • Planting: in March or October.
  • Location: whether in shrub beds, garden boxes or as a hedge, this shrub can make do with any type of soil. Place it in the sun or in part shade.


  • Orange-blooming cinquefoilVariety: Potentilla fruticosa ‘Mango Tango’
  • Blooming: the sweet tasty fruit this cinquefoil is named after definitely matches the appealing cute orange flowers. Simple but numerous five-petaled blooms appear from May to September.
  • Foliage: deciduous leaves with thin gray-green folioles.
  • Planting: from February to April or from September to November.
  • Location: best is a sunny or mostly sunny spot with well drained, ordinary or chalky soil. Plant it in a bed, as a standalone, and in containers. Great for hedges, too.

3 bulbs and annuals with orange flowers


  • Ranunculus has orange varieties as wellVariety: Ranunculus asiaticus ‘Orange’
  • Blooming: globe-shaped flowers with many petals appear in May-June. Compose iridescent bouquets with them as cut flowers.
  • Foliage: basic green deciduous leaves, fairly lobed that accompany the flower stem as it climbs.
  • Planting: plant these bulbs from end of August to November.
  • Location: either in flower beds or in containers, with cool, rich soil that drains well. Sun or part sun is fine.

French marigold

  • Variety: ‘Fleria’
  • Flowering: from June to September, frilly double flowers open up. Their smell is a powerful repellent for many vegetable patch pests.
  • Foliage: deep green imparipinnate leaves (meaning leaflets grow in pairs with a single leaflet at the tip).
  • Planting: sow seeds between February and April, and transfer the seedlings after the last Spring frosts.
  • Location: edges, in flowers beds, dotting rock gardens, windowsill garden boxes, pots and of course, as a companion plant in the vegetable patch. Settle it down in light soil, rather on the dry side, with warmth and full sun.


  • Papaver poppy that is orangeVariety: Papaver orientale ‘Harvest Moon’
  • Blooming: hey, a poppy that isn’t red! This particular variety stands out thanks to its thin crumpled petals that are like bright orange crêpe paper, like other poppy flowers.
  • Foliage: narrow green leaves with toothed edges.
  • Planting: from February to April or from September to November.
  • Location: ideal for wild prairie beds or in rocky terrain. Also grows swell in pots and beds. Requires draining soil and full sun.

3 climbing vines with orange flowers


  • Variety: Lonicera x heckrotii Firecracker®
  • Blooming: fragrant powerfully orange blooms, tubular in shape with long yellow pistils.
  • Foliage: either deciduous or evergreen, depending on how cold winter is. Rounded, normal green leafage.
  • Planting: in March or October.
  • Location: atop a low wall, wire fencing, a pergola or to flow along an old barrel. Honeysuckle loves well-draining deep soil, and favors part shade.

Trumpet vine

  • This trumpet vine blooms orange in the gardenVariety: Campsis grandiflora
  • Blooming: large bright orange trumpet flowers from August to October.
  • Foliage: 7 to 9 folioles along a stem, soft green.
  • Planting: from March to May or in September-October.
  • Location: draining soil, in the sun and sheltered from wind. In the garden, a good place for it would be climbing up a treillis or wire fence, running along a pergola or overflowing from a barrel composition.

Climbing rose tree

  • Variety: ‘Alchymist’
  • Blooming: apricot-hued double flowers in June-July.
  • Leafage: oval leaves with serrated edges. These semi-evergreen leaves start out bronze-colored and then shift to green.
  • Planting: in March or in October-November.
  • Location: on a trellis, wire fencing, pergola or around an old barrel. This specific climbing rose tree makes do with any kind of soil, as long as it gets either full sun or part sun.