One of the boldest colours in nature, orange’s blend of red and yellow exudes plenty of energy and brightens up any space. Orange flowers are a wonderful addition to any garden or bouquets, and their rich meanings make them all the more appealing.
Generally, since orange is a happy color, orange flowers represent happiness, enthusiasm and being upbeat. It also stands for courage, excitement, boldness, passion and exuberance. Orange is also believed to help people heal from broken hearts, disappointments, and blows to one’s pride. This bold hue is associated with stimulation, flamboyancy and vibrancy. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular orange flowers you can choose from.
Lantana flowers bloom from midsummer to the first frost of fall with clusters of tiny bright blooms. The leaves of the plant are dark green and oval with a wrinkled texture. They also have a fragrance to them. These tropical plants are often grown as annuals in areas that experience frost, and the flowers are quite attractive to butterflies.
Orange begonias are typically used as houseplants but work very well in shaded summer beds too. These flowers have both tropical and subtropical origin. They are often grown because of their asymmetrical, patterned foliage and can add necessary pops of color to any garden.
3. Bird of Paradise
This striking flower is unique for its fan-like foliage adorned with orange, yellow and red flowers which assemble like a crane’s head. It is native to South Africa, loves full sun but could also tolerate up to 10 degrees. It also makes a good indoor plant. It is the official flower for nine-year anniversaries, and it stands for faithfulness.
4. Orange Lily
The orange lily is a vibrant lily species with showy orange flowers that have red accents and brown spots. This lily blooms in the early summer, with mature bulbs sending up around six flowers on average. Once the plants are done flowering, cut back the foliage when it turns yellow.
Pansies are popular flowers for the garden, coming in a wide range of colors and blooming in the mid-spring to early summer. They're short-lived perennials or biennials most often grown as annuals. They're a popular fall flower in warm climates as well. The flowers stretch around 2 to 4 inches across and have a fairly flat appearance. Remove the spent flowers to promote further blooming.
6. Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera daisies are most commonly grown for their cheerful, bright daisy-like flowers. Native to South Africa, these plants can be sized anywhere between two and 13 centimeters across. They are available in a number of different colors, of which orange is one of the most popular.
his one belongs to the Ranunculus family (composed of more than 500 species). The buttercup is known for its rose-shaped, silk-textured, deep orange, yellow and white flowers. It is a famous stem cut and border flower that blooms the entire spring. Its most famous cultivars are the Tecolote Orange and Elegance Orange.
8. Flowering Maple
Flowering maple appears like a small maple tree except that it bears bell-shaped flowers that can come in several colors. These subtropical plants are sensitive to frost, so they should be moved inside over the winter unless you want to grow them as an annual. In their native climate, they bloom seasonally and are evergreen.
These little flowers are easy to grow and usually reach their full maturity within two months. They sit atop long, slender stems and attract plenty of bees and butterflies with their bright colors that continue to blossom all through summer.
10. Butterfly weed
It is also called the Butterfly Milkweed or the Chigger flower. It gets its name from being a butterfly favorite. It is known for its clumped, tiny flowers in a bursting orange color that bloom during spring rested on waxy, sturdy stems with long, pointed leaves. It is lay-lowing and is good as a border plant.