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.