Issue 61 Orange Flowers — Choose your hue

Orange flowersWhy is it that we love the vibrant color of sunsets, fresh citrus fruit and warm flames in our winter fireplaces but have trouble incorporating those hues into our gardens? Orange is one of those colors that really stands out, even at a distance. It seems to shout, “Hey, look at me!” Here’s a list of plants with orange flowers and berries for your garden.

If you would like to know more about designing with orange flowers, you can read about them in Garden Gate Issue 61.

Name Type Orange Part Season
of
Interest
Cold / Heat
Zones
Height / Width
Annuals
Begonia

Begonia sutherlandii
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
10 in. / 12 in.
Calendula

Calendula officinalis

‘Indian Prince’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
30 in. / 10 in.
Calendula

Calendula officinalis

‘Orange King’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
18 in. / 10 in.
Celosia

Celosia argentea

‘Apricot Brandy’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
20 in. / 8 in.
Cigar flower

Cuphea ignea
Annual Flowers Summer 10 to 11 /

12 tp 1
12 to 30 in. /

12 to 30 in.
Cosmos

Cosmos sulfureus

‘Sunny Orange-Red’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
12 in. / 10 in.
Gazania

Gazania

‘Mini-star Tangerine’
Annual Flowers Summer 8 to 10 /

12 to 1
8 in. / 10 in.
Gerbera daisy

Gerbera jamesonii
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
12 to 18 in. /

24 in.
Impatiens

Impatiens walleriana

‘Super Elfin Orange’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
10 in. / 10 in.
Lantana

Lantana camara

‘Radiation’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
3 ft. / 3 ft.
Lion’s ear

Leonotis leonurus
Annual Flowers Late Summer 10 to 12 /

12 ot 1
4 ft. / 2 ft.
Marigold

Tagetes patula

‘Scarlet Sophie’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
8 in. / 8in.
Mask flower

Alonsoa warscewiczii
Annual Flowers Late Summer 10 to 11 /

12 to 1
18 in. / 8 in.
Mexican sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
6 ft. / 12 in.
Moss rose

Portulaca grandiflora

‘Warm Gold’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
6 to 8 in.

/ 6 to 10 in.
Nasturtium

Nasturtium tropaeolum

Alaska Series
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
12 in. / 18 in.
Nemesia

Nemesia strumosa

‘Prince of Orange’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
8 in. / 8 in.
Strawflower

Bracteantha bracteata
Annual Flowers Summer 10 to 11 /

12 to 1
1 tp 3 ft. / 1 ft.
Zinnia

Zinnia

‘Orange Profusion’
Annual Flowers Summer Annual /

12 to 1
12 to 15 in. /

12 to 15 in.
Biennials
Siberian wallflower

Erysimum xallionii
Biennial Flowers Midspring 3 to 7 /

7 to 1
20 in. /

12 in.
Bulbs
Begonia

Begonia

‘Illumination Orange’
Bulb Flowers Summer Tender /

12 to 1
10 in. / 20 in.
Crown Imperial Lily

Fritillaria imperialis
Bulb Flowers Spring 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
3 ft. / 1 ft.
Daffodil

Narcissus

‘Jetfire’
Bulb Flowers Spring 2 to 9 /

9 to 1
8 in. / 6 in.
Dahlia

Dahlia

‘Arab Queen’
Bulb Flowers Late summer 8 to 12 /

12 to 1
48 to 60 /

24 in.
Lily

Lilium

‘Enchantment’
Bulb Flowers Summer 2 to 8 /

8 to 1
3 ft. / 1 ft.
Peruvian lily

Alstromeria aurea

‘Dover Orange’
Bulb Flowers Summer 7 to 10 /

10 to 1
3 ft. / 18 in.
Tulip

Tulipa

‘Prinses Irene’
Bulb Flowers Spring 3 to 7 /

7 to 1
12 in. / 4 in.
Tulip

Tulipa

‘Orange Emperor’
Bulb Flowers Spring 3 to 7 /

7 to 1
20 in. / 4 in.
Perennials
Blackberry lily

Belamcanda chinensis
Perennial Flowers Summer 5 to 9/

9 to 1
2 ft. / 8 in.
Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa
Perennial Flowers Summer 4 to 9 /

9 to 1
3 ft. / 1 ft.
Chinese lantern

Physalis alkekengi
Perennial Fruit Late summer 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
2 to 3 ft. /

2 to 3 ft.
Clivia

Clivia miniata
Tender Perennial Flowers Spring Tropical /

12 to 1
18 in. / 12 in.
Daylily

Hemerocallis fulva

‘Flore Pleno’
Perennial Flowers Summer 3 to 10 /

10 to 1
30 in. / 24 in.
Daylily

Hemerocallis

‘Mauna Loa’

Perennial Flowers Summer 3 to 10 /

10 to 1
22 in. / 18 in.
Euphorbia

Euphorbia griffithii

‘Dixter’
Perennial Flowers Early summer 4 to 9 /

9to 1
3 ft. / 2 ft.
Gaillardia

Gaillardia x grandiflora

‘Dazzler’
Perennial Flowers Summer 3 to 8 /

8 to 1
24 in./12 in.
Geum

Geum coccineum
Perennial Flowers Late spring 5 to 9 /

9 to 1
12 to 20 in. /

12 in.
Gloriosa daisy

Rudbeckia hirta

‘Goldilocks’
Perennial Flowers Late summer 3 to 7 /

12 to 1
24 in. / 12 in.
Hawk’s beard

Crepis aurea
Perennial Flowers Late summer 5 to 7 /

7 to 1
12 in. / 6 in.
Helianthemum

Helianthemum

‘Henfield Brilliant’
Perennial Flowers Summer 6 to 8 /

8 to 1
10 in./12 in.
Monkey flower

Mimulus aurantiacus
Perennial Flowers Early summer 7 to 10 /

10 to 1
32 in./2 ft.
Orange hawk weed

Pilosella aurantiaca
Perennial Flowers Summer 5 to 9 /

9 to 1
8 in./36 in.
Oriental poppy

Papaver orientale

‘Allegro’
Perennial Flowers Spring 4 to 9 /

9 to 1
24 in. / 24 in.
Pansy

Viola x wittrockiana

‘Padparadja’
Perennial Flowers Spring 4 to 8 /

12 to 1
6 to 9 in. /

9 to 12 in.
Potentilla

Potentilla

‘William Rollison’
Perennial Flowers Summer 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
18 in. / 24 in.
Primrose

Primula bulleyana
Perennial Flowers Spring 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
24 in. / 24 in.
Snapdragon

Antirrhinum majus

‘Frosted Sunset’
Perennial Flowers Summer 5 to 9 /

12 to 1
12 to 15 in. /

12 to 18 in.
Sneezeweed

Helenium

‘Moerheim Beauty’
Perennial Flowers Autumn 4 to 8 /

8 to 1
4 ft. / 32 in.
Sphaeralcea

Sphaeralcea incana
Perennial Flowers Summer 4 to 7 /

7 to 1
3 t. / 16 in.
Sundrops

Oenothera versicolor

‘Sunset Boulevard’
Perennial Flowers Summer 5 to 9 /

12 to 1
2 ft. / 1 ft.
Tall garden phlox

Phlox paniculata

‘Orange Perfection’
Perennial Flowers Late summer 4 to 8 /

8 to 1
32 in./24 in.
Torch lily

Kniphofia

‘Prince Igor’
Perennial Flowers Summer 6 to 9 /

9 to 1
6 ft. / 3 ft.
Trollius

Trollius x cultorum

‘Orange Princess’
Perennial Flowers Late spring 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
3 ft. / 16 in.
Yarrow

Achillea millefolium

‘Paprika’
Perennial Flowers Midsummer 3 to 9 /

9 to 1
24 in./24 in.
Shrubs
Azalea

Rhododendron

‘Gibraltar’
Shrub Flowers Spring 5 to 8 /

8 to 1
5 ft. / 5 ft.
Butterfly bush

Buddleja x weyeriana

‘Golden Glow’
Shrub Flowers Summer 6 to 8 /

8 to 1
10 ft. /

6 to 10 ft.
Flowering quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

‘Dwarf Orange’
Shrub Flowers Spring 5 to 9 /

9 to 1
4 to 6 ft. /

4 to 6 ft.
Potentilla

Potentilla fruticosa

‘Sunset’
Shrub Flowers Summer 3 to 7 /

7 to 1
3 ft./3 ft.
Pyracantha

Pyracantha

‘Orange Glow’
Shrub Fruit Autumn 7 to 9 /

9 to 1
10 ft. / 10 ft.
Rose, hybrid tea

Rosa

‘Just Joey’
Shrub Flowers Summer 5 to 9 /

9 to 1
4 to 5 ft. /

2 to 3 ft.
Sea buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides
Shrub Fruit Late summer 3 to 8 /

8 to 1
12 ft. / 6 ft.
Sumac

Rhus glabra

‘Laciniata’
Shrub Foliage Autumn 2 to 8 /

8 to 1
8 ft. / 8 ft.
Woody Vines
American bittersweet

Celastris scandens
Woody vine Fruit Autumn 3 to 8 /

8 to 1
30 ft. / 10 ft.
Trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans
Woody vine Flowers Late summer 4 to 9 /

9 to 1
30 ft. / 10 ft.