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Flowers That Look Like Fire

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You should add Indian Blanket to your garden if you are interested in a beautiful flower that attracts birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. Though these flowers are annuals, when conditions are correct, they can reseed.The Indian Blanket is flower that appears in different shades of red and yellow, which makes them one of our favorite fire flowers. The flower blooms in late spring to fall, and it requires full sun. Keep in mind that sometimes beautiful things are very delicate, and these flowers are no exception to that rule. Because of this, the parrot tulip must be planted in a place where they are protected from windy conditions. These flowers are also pretty vulnerable to extreme cold and heat. So, it’s best to grow them near your home or in a pot, which can be moved indoors. There are many beautiful flowers out there, but none are possibly more beautiful than the fiery combination of red and yellow flowers. These colors come together to create a flower that looks like it is literally on fire! There are many options out there if you are interested in adding a fire flower to your garden, including the following:

This flower is also known as “tickseed,” thanks to its small, tiny black seed, and because it is extremely easy to care for, any gardener, from the beginner to the pro, can grow these flowers with ease.
The uptick gold & bronze coreopsis blooms in early summer and continues through the season, so it is a wonderful addition if you want flowers for the entire summer and into the fall.This zinnia, called the Sweet Tooth Candy Corn, is a vibrant flower that blooms in bright colors of orange and yellow. This flower is drought and heat tolerant and is a great filler for containers. Additionally, it is right at home in your favorite flower bed…just make sure it gets full sun.

This is a flower that loves the sun, so it can easily transform your garden into a beautiful oasis. Plus, it can be cut for bouquets, which means you will always have the supplies for summer arrangements. These plants aren’t large, either, only about a foot tall, so they are also great for containers.This flower grows up about a foot tall, and it is resistant to deer. The Sweet Tooth Candy Corn is hardy in Zones 10 – 12, and they are long lasting…blooming from the time they are planted until fall.

There are many options if you are looking for a stunning fire flower to add to your garden. From the Dutch Carnival dahlia to the circus rose, there really is something for every environment and taste in this gorgeous combination of red and yellow.
Another option if you are looking for a fire flower for your garden is a certain type of daisy, the uptick gold & bronze coreopsis. This beautiful flower is a brightly colored yellow and it has a red eye in the center. It is resistant to mildew, it doesn’t need a lot of water, and it isn’t picky when it comes to soil.

The Lucifer canna lily is a medium-sized perennial, which grows to as tall as 4-feet in height. It has bright green leaves, which have a blue tinge, and many fiery looking flowers that are bright red in color with yellow edges. These flowers appear from summer to fall, and they require full sun. You don’t have to water them often, and they are hardy up to 0 degrees F.
These flowers are hardy in Zones 8-11, but are suitable in Zones 3-7, too. These dahlias are at home in a flower bed or a container, and they are also beautiful when used as cut flowers. Another great thing about adding the Dutch Carnival dahlia to your garden is that it attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies, and it is resistant to deer.This is not a typical looking tulip, but it sure is stunning. The yellow and red French parrot tulip is a beautiful addition to your garden. They are hardy from Zones 4 to 7.

Though the parrot tulip requires extra care, these flowers pay you back with their beauty. They are generally about 15- 20 inches tall, and the blooms can get as large as 5-inches across.
This rose, like all roses, require well-draining soil, and they are very easy to care for. Most people think that roses are more difficult to grow, but this is not the case here. As long as you choose the right spot and give it a little attention, the circus rose will being a great sense of beauty to your garden.The Dutch Carnival dahlia is a brightly colored double dahlia that is primarily red, but it has yellow edges, which gives it a fiery appearance. The blooms can get as large as 6-inches in diameter, which certainly can make a statement in your garden.

The circus rose is a beautiful addition to your garden. It is a stunning bi-colored rose in shades of orange and yellow. This is a rose that is on the smaller side, and it doesn’t have much of a fragrance. You must plant them in an area that has full sun, and it’s best to get up to eight hours of sun a day.
Indian Blanket is an annual wildflower that grows in many places in the US. It is native to areas with dry conditions, and it loves sandy soil. These flowers look like daisies, but they are not.As mentioned, the Celosia Plant is considered easy to grow because they essentially propagate themselves even if left unattended. Unlike some of the other blooms I have talked about on my blog, this one will actually do quite well with very minimal attention.The wildly attractive Celosia Flower is actually from the Amaranth family and is believed to be edible! Any takers? This plant also goes by the names of woolflowers, cockscombs and flamingo feather – those are quite the street names!Aside from the breathtakingly unique look, Celosia are also one of kind blooms, where each blossom consists of numerous tiny flowers. The best part is that each of these flowers will produce small seeds, which are designed to sow without any work at all!

This unusual looking annual plant can actually bloom for up to ten weeks, with flower heads that range from red, purple, gold, or pink colors! I learned that the name ‘Celosia’, actually means ‘burning’ in Greek. When blooming in large numbers, the blooms actually begin to appear like they are one plant and resemble ornamental grass of fire. Before doing a little research, I thought these blooms represented more of a colorful brain than anything else – kind of like a colorful, fuzzy brain. I learned that I am not alone in this thought!Celosias will bloom until the first frost. At that time, they can be cut, dried and brought in – remove all leaves and foliage from the stems and hang head downward in a warm, dark place. This takes about two weeks. Once completed, you can spray with a flower preserve and enjoy your new home décor!

Looking to add some new perennial flowers to your garden, but want to make sure they bloom as early as possible? There are many early blooming spring perennials that will do the job, and the key is finding the right balance of colors and growth. In this article, we look at our favorite early bloomers that will give your garden some color in the early spring.To maximize your Cockscomb flower growth, plant them in well-fertilized and draining soil. You should also deadhead old flowers during the growing season. These plants have plant and disease-resistant properties, although they sometimes fall victim to fungus. It may seem odd since the Jamaican Rain Tree originates in a tropical environment, but this plant has an outstanding ability to withstand drought. Many people still use its hardwood for making musical instruments. The African Tulip Tree is a beauty to look at with its reddish-orange flowers. But don’t tell that to a botanist—these trees have a reputation as a hard-to-handle invasive species in several parts of the world. Nevertheless, many people enjoy using them as ornamental trees, given that their flowers span nearly six inches.The name Red Hot Pokers might make you chuckle, but its name is spot-on. It has a flower head that reaches as far as five feet high and radiates with deep orange-red downward-facing narrow flowers, making it appear like a lit torch.

It’s common to encounter Daylilies in fields and along roadsides. You can eat the leaves, flowers, and tubers. In fact, some people use dried Daylily flowers as a soup thickener.
If you love orchids but believe you could never have one because you live in a colder climate, the Cymbidium Orchid might be your solution. These types of orchids come in a range of colors, including orange, and their flower spikes last from one to three months.Montbretia is an exotic-looking plant that grows long stems that boast sword-shaped leaves, ending with a massive cluster of individual flowers that form a triangular shape at its tips. These flowers have lighter orange tubes with showy petals that become a darker orangish-red. Crown Imperial plants resemble crowns, with dark orange downward-facing flowers arranged in a circle around a wide center. Its leaves emerge from the top of the flowers in thin, dark greenish-red strands, making them look like human hair. Crocosmia belongs to the Iris family. As such, you’ll get to enjoy massive orange flower heads with five distinct petals and long stamens. Best of all, they flower continually from early summer into the fall.Frangipani offers the brilliantly-colored, waxy petals that you often see people putting in their hair on tropical vacations. You’ll have an array of orange Frangipani flower colors to choose from, ranging from more solid oranges to pink with orange centers.The Geiger is yet another orange flowering tree, and this one naturally grows smaller; many people call it a shrubby tree. Throughout the year, but especially in the spring and summer, this tree produces dense clusters of deep orange flowers.The Jamaican Rain Tree is a medium-sized tree that produces small, pea-like flowers. Many people would classify these flowers as yellow, but they’re such a deep, buttery color that, in our eyes, they qualify as orange enough for this list.

Snapdragons are a must-have flower for many gardeners, and it just so happens that their flowers can come in orange (along with many other varieties). Snapdragons get their name from their dragon-shaped nose. In fact, the shape is so unique that only small bees can get inside them to pollinate.
You can plant Marigolds in almost any soil quality and can withstand small droughts. However, you should ensure to water them and that they have access to good drainage when it rains.Tagetes is the traditional Marigold which is excellent for planting in gardens. While Marigolds come in many color varieties, orange and a deep orange-like golden color are among the most popular. These pom-pom-shaped flowers help keep harmful insects away from your plants.The Cigar Plant also has black and white flower lips, and you’ll get to enjoy these blooms during the summer. The bushy Cigar Plant doesn’t need any fancy soil treatment, and it can hold up well during light droughts. We recommend trimming this plant on occasion to ensure it maintains an attractive round shape. In cooler climates, the Painted Abutilon blooms from April to September. However, you can often enjoy an earlier and longer bloom in warmer climates. Painted Abutilons have specific soil requirements, as they need nutrient-rich sandy, loamy, or clay. If you’re hoping to brighten your yard with some orange flowers, you’re in luck—dozens of plants have beautiful orange blooms Better yet, many of these plants come in different shapes and sizes. They can be great for flower gardens, pots, or any type of container planting in around your home or garden space.Pansies are fast-growing flowers that don’t mind cooler temperatures and shrivel under extreme heat. If you plant them in areas with mild winters, you can grow them as biennials. Make sure to give your Pansies well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

You know the wildflowers you often see growing around cottages? They’re almost always Cosmos flowers. The good news is that you don’t need to buy Cosmos already sprouted from a plant nursery. Instead, sprinkle seeds where you want them to grow after the first frost.
The showy Bird of Paradise will make you feel like you’re bringing the tropics to your home. It gets its name because of its series of pointed, orange petals that splay out at varying angles, which resemble a tropical bird.

Spanish Gold is a shrub that gets its name from the orangish-gold flowers that this shrub produces. You’ll get to enjoy its flowers from June to September. After the flowers fall, long bean-like pods appear, relying on water for dispersal.
It’s hard to beat the beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers of orange bells. And as their name states, they come in orange. Orange Bells are shrubs that grow rapidly in hot, humid climates. We recommend pruning them in the fall or winter for shaping.These plants make excellent, colorful privacy borders. They’re low-maintenance shrubs that prefer neutral or alkaline soil. Because of how large Orange Bells grow, we recommend spacing them 6 – 12 feet apart.

Try to plant Strawflowers in rocky or sandy soils to maximize success. They need great drainage while also requiring mulch to ensure a high enough moisture level.
Within two months, these flowers will be at their adult height. From there, you’ll get to enjoy its flowers through the fall. Take care with the type of Cosmos seeds you purchase, as they come in many colors, including orange.Aside from their aesthetics, Roses have several uses, including offering fragrance to products, having high vitamin C in their edible rosehips, and alleviating stomach issues. Many Roses require fungal and insect treatments due to being susceptible to these diseases and pests.

Calendula is a potted form of the Marigold and is part of the daisy family. It produces bright orange flowers with a dark or orange interior, depending on the species. Under ideal growing conditions, you can expect Calendulas to flower continually throughout the year.
We’re presenting you with yet another Lily. This time, it’s a true lily that produces a deep reddish-orange flower that tappers to brown where it attaches to its stem. Dark tips protruding from this 2 – 3-inch wi
de flower add further beauty to its contrast.

By now, we imagine you have your own list of plants with orange flowers that you’re interested in planting! If you’re interested in planting any of these flowering plants, shrubs, vines, or trees on this list, remember that the success of your planting will depend on what hardiness zone you live in.

Best of all, Frangipani trees keep their flowers from November to April. If you don’t have a lot of space, you can talk with plant nurseries to see if they have a dwarf version of Frangipani that they can offer you.If you live in a temperate area, you can expect your Crocosmia to withstand the cold. Furthermore, propagating them is easy by removing the offsets in the spring and planting them wherever you want more orange Crocosmias.So, we’ve put together a list of our favorite orange flowering plants for your home garden. You’ll find flowers of every kind, including annual flowers, perennials, shrubs, and bushes. We’ve even thrown in a couple trees. You’ll learn a bit about each, as well as what USDA zone they will grow best in. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites, with names, and pictures of each!

You’ll get to enjoy Hibiscus blooms from the summer to autumn. If you live in cooler climates, you can grow Hibiscus has a potted plant, bringing it outside only on warm, sunny days.
Make sure to prepare by planting this bulb early, because Crown Imperials only flower between April and June. They grow well in a range of pH but prefer sandy or perlite soil. We recommend planting Crown Imperials away from your house, given that they produce a deer-deterring, skunk-like scent.The Lilium bulbiferum Lily variety has petals that face mostly upwards, unlike the droopier petals in many other species. It blooms in the early summer and can handle most soil conditions as long as you provide it with sufficient water.

Not only do Begonias produce salmon-orange colored flowers (in addition to several other color varieties), but their steams also have a reddish-green appearance. You can enjoy these four-inch diameter flowers in the summer.
Most impressive of all, Million Bells produce flowers for nine months of the year under the right conditions. The key is to keep them out of the cold, as they struggle to survive more than a light frost.The aptly-named trumpet vine boasts massive 4 – 12 flowers per stem that truly resemble a trumpet. These deep-throated orange flowers appear only after the plant has spent a few months in warm weather.

Sneezeweeds are a bit of a trick on the eye since their downward turning petals are a deep gold yellow, surrounded by a dark orange honeycomb-like center that protrudes upward. So, while some would call this flower yellow, we consider it orange enough to land a spot on this list.It’s hard to go wrong when growing Zinnias, given that they’re hardy plants that can withstand almost any soil type as long as it drains well. Zinnias hold up well without much water, so most people don’t include them in their watering routine. Be careful when handling hawkweed, given that it produces a milky sap if you snap the stem. These plants commonly grow in mountainous meadows, and they may crop up in lawns if you don’t treat your grass for weeds. Gerbera Daisies grow well in rocky and sloped environments. As a result, they need well-draining soil. They’re excellent at spreading their seeds, so don’t be surprised if you see new Daisies crop up in different locations the following year. If you’re looking for a smaller orange flowering tree, the Flame of the Forest is an excellent fit. It has small bright orangish-red flowers that grow up to one inch long, which appear like a forest fire when they’re in bloom. Although Lantana produces a blueberry-like fruit, it’s toxic to humans. If you decide to plant Lantana, you’re in luck—it’ll grow in several different environments and soil conditions within its USDA zone.If you’re looking for a fragrant orange flowering plant, Buddleia is an excellent option. Its flowers range from deep yellow to orange, and you can enjoy its blooms in the fall and winter. Attractive deep green leaves frame the Buddelia’s flowers.

Helenium thrives in low-lying meadows and other moisture-rich areas. They also prefer acidic soil, and while they prefer it to drain well, they can also tolerate clay. These are excellent plants for rain gardens.
We’ll admit that we’re cheating here, given that the Chinese Lantern Plant has white flowers that bloom in the summer. However, their uniquely shaped, paper-like seed pods are where the orange comes into play. Once the late summer and early fall come around, you’ll get to enjoy looking at these bright-orange pods. If you want a range of orange colors to choose from, Helenium is a great choice. The daisy-like plant comes in colors ranging from standard orange to orange mixed with gold, red and brown. More often than not, you can purchase Heleniums with a mix of some or all of these colors. The heart-shaped petals of pansies are a favorite among gardeners. These flowers rarely come in pure orange colors. Instead, you can expect to encounter them with splashy orange, yellow, and brown designs, to name a few.Hibiscus is a beloved tropical plant both for its large, delicate flowers but also because of its high vitamin C content. So, many people drink Hibiscus tea or use dried Hibiscus flowers in desserts. Although traditionally, Hibiscus is red, you can purchase plants that produce orange flowers. The Gerbera Daisy is a unique kind of Daisy because it has ultra-thin petals that splay out in a slightly upward curve from its center. They flower from September to December, and the most common color variety is orange-red. The Carnation’s leaves are also attractive, given that they have a greenish-blue hue. You can grow Carnations in neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Here’s a fun fact: Back in the day, people used them for their fragrance in vinegar, beer, wine, and salads.

The Butterfly Weed also has medicinal properties, as you can chew its root to help with pleurisy and pulmonary diseases. The plant flowers from May to September, and it needs a medium to small amount of water.
Trumpet Vines grow fast, so make sure you have trellises in place and check on them regularly to ensure the plant grows in the direction you want. These vines can quickly become invasive, so regular pruning is a must to prevent them from taking over your garden.The Flame of the Forest’s leaves is also attractive, with three wide glossy leaves per stem. It contains tannin in its gum, making it popular to use among leather workers. Furthermore, people use this tree for timber, medicine, and dye.

The Nasturtium’s water lily-like leaves compliment its flowers, which bloom from May to September. These fast growers sprout fast from seeds, and they prefer a moderate amount of water, although they can tolerate dry soil but not to the point of drought.

It wouldn’t be right to put together a list of orange flowers without including the garden grown Rose. Although everyone thinks of red as the classic Rose color, the truth is that this flower comes in a variety of colors due to there being more than three hundred varieties within the Rosa genus.
If you didn’t inherit a green thumb, don’t worry—it’s hard to kill Calendulas, as they grow in almost any soil condition. We recommend deadheading these plants to encourage them to continue blooming. In the case of some of the flowers we covered, they function as annuals at the cooler end of the plant zone range and orange perennial flowers at the higher end. Should you have any doubts, we recommend consulting with your local nursery. And before long, you can expect a yard full of orange flowering plants. If you’re seeking an orange flowering plant with a color on the verge of red, the Climbing Penstemon is a great fit. Their one to two-inch flowers appear from May to July, and it’s common to encounter this plant growing wild on sloping terrain.Thinking of planting some perennial flowers, but want to make sure that they can tolerate full sun before you do? There are a number of different sun-loving perennials that can brighten up just about any garden space. In this article, we explore our favorite full sun perennials that you can plant in your garden this year!

Nasturtium is a hardy plant that produces beautiful little richly-colored orangish-yellow flowers. They’re a versatile species, offering you the option to plant them for ground cover, keep trimmed as a bushy plant, and as climbers on a trellis. Despite how fragile the Iris appears, it’s a hardy plant. You can grow it in almost any soil type as long as it has good drainage. Under the right weather and growing conditions, some species of Iris bloom as early as February or March. Cigar Plants get their name from their cigar-shaped dark reddish-orange flowers. People also call them “firecracker plants” because of the flowers’ sporadic dispersal along each stem, making them look like firecrackers.

Peruvian Lilies often bloom the first year you plant them if they have access to warm weather and fertile soil. If possible, plant these Lilies in slightly acidic soil.
If you have a fear of killing plants, you’ll be glad to know that the hardy Stalked Bulbine can withstand everything from dry weather to intense humidity. They’re ideal for rock gardens or ground cover.

Pocketbook Plants are a popular indoor species, although you can plant them in a garden. They thrive with a medium amount of moisture and well-draining soil to prevent root rot.The upsidedown flowers of Painted Abutilons attract an array of hummingbirds and other pollinators. They have five petals that overlap, producing an elegant appearance. You’ll have a range of orange colors to choose from, as this plant has various shades of yellow and orange.Although Cat’s Tail Aloe withstands drought well, it’ll bloom better if you offer it rich soil with summer watering. Furthermore, it can handle temperatures below freezing without dying, and it attracts an array of birds and insects. Poppies are gorgeous plants with deep orange, upward turned petals, and a wide violet-colored center. These hairy plants bloom in the mid-summer, and the flowers range from creased to fringed, depending on the variety. You won’t look at a Mexican Sunflower and immediately see a traditional sunflower, given its deep orangish-red color and lack of sunflower seeds. However, this tall plant is a favorite among migrating monarchs, as they eat pollen from its dark yellow center.

From spring to fall, Snapdragons put on a show, with them blossoming from the bottom up gradually throughout the season. Don’t worry if their blossoms slow down in the heat of the summer; that’s common. Make sure they have rich, well-draining soil.
The small Verawood tree is famous in South America for its durable tinder. However, this evergreen also has attractive ornamental features in landscaped yards, especially because of its orange flowers.Hummingbird Hyssops need well-draining soil and frequent watering. Their flowers grow on thick, erect stalks, covering the upper portion in an array of tiny flowers. You can purchase Hummingbird Hyssops in the orange flower variety, among many other colors.From pure orange, to orange and red, to tri-colored orange, there’s no shortage of orange tulip varieties you can use to add color to your garden. You can expect your Tulips to have one flower per stem, but keep an eye out for varieties with multiple flowers per stem if that interests you.

These plants grow well in bogs and moist but well-draining soil. Canna Lilies also prefer neutral or slightly acidic earth with lots of nutrients. While most people grow them as annuals, they become perennials in warm climates.
Even when they’re not in bloom, you’ll appreciate this plant’s long, showy leaves. If you don’t buy an already flowering plant, keep in mind that Cymbidium Orchid seedlings will wait many years before flowering for the first time.Begonias require lots of water and well-draining soil. They also need a lot of nutrients, so they grow well with a combination of peat moss, dry manure, and decomposed leaf litter. If you can’t get enough of their orange flowers, you can propagate Begonias by dividing their tubers at the end of winter.

Buttercups are beautiful in and of themselves, but Persian Buttercups, also known as ranunculus, take it to a whole new level. These plants produce flowers with dense, ruffled petals that sit on tall stems. In fact, when looking straight down at their flowers, they almost look like a small, open rose.

Coral Honeysuckles really do have a coral-like flower color. However, in our opinion, they’re orange enough to make this list. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the contrast of yellow centers that emerge out of their deep, thin tubes, making them a favorite among hummingbirds.
Zinnias produce beautiful little flowers with daisy or pom-pom-like tops. It seems they bring new color varieties of Zinnias to the market every year, so you can expect to have a range of orange colors when you’re at a plant nursery.

Some people say the flowers on a Pocketbook Plant look more like slippers than a pocketbook, but we’ll let you make up your mind on that one. In either case, the Pocketbook Plant’s flowers are truly unlike any other on this list, and the orange variety comes with yellow accents.
Take care not to overwater Poppies, as it may lead to an early death. Furthermore, they don’t transplant well. So, it’s best to sow their seeds directly into the soil after you believe the last frost has passed. The butterfly-loving Dahlia is easy to grow, and has erect stems that boast two to eight flower heads per stem. The flowers are ovate-shaped and medium-sized and come in a range of colors, including deep orange. You’ll get to enjoy these flowers from mid-summer to the fall. Thinking of adding some perennial flowers to your garden this season, but aren’t sure which ones to pick? There are many different types of perennial flowers that can brighten up just about any garden. In this article, we take a deeper look at our favorite perennial flowers, with names and pictures of each one.You’ll need to plant Tulip bulbs in the fall and can expect them to appear at the first signs of spring. They’re fast bloomers and flower quickly under ideal conditions with nutrient-rich, well-draining soil.

We recommend planting Sneezeweed in large spaces since they make for beautiful, colorful borders and prairie coverings. You can also cut this flower and put it in a vase for a week or more before it drops its petals.
Cat’s Tail Aloe gets its name from its mid-winter floral blooms that are in the long, cylindrical, and curved shape of a cat’s tail. An orangish-brown cat’s tail, to be exact. Its leaves can grow as long as five feet if you let them grow to a tree-like height.

Impatiens are a classic flower that comes in many colors, including various shades of orange. Its five-petal flowers grow up to around one inch in diameter. However, this plant grows so many flowers that it covers up much of its dark green leaves when in full bloom.
Verawoods require sandy, clay, or loamy soil, with its pH being less of a concern, given that they grow well in almost any condition. While these trees prefer moist soil, a drought spell won’t likely kill them, nor will strong winds.

You’ll get to enjoy Lion’s Tail blooms in the summer, which will last into winter if you live in warmer regions. That said, take care with growing this plant, because countries like Poland and Latvia ban it.

The Hummingbird Hyssop is one of many Hyssop plants that offer unique traits. If you crush up the leaves of this humming-bird loving plant, you’ll get to enjoy a mint fragrance. And that’s not a surprise, given that this plant belongs to the mint family.Caring for Montbretia involves giving them access to fertile soil, preferably with humus. They like frequent watering and well-draining conditions, although they can withstand drought once they reach maturity.

Red Hot Pokers grow in thick clumps, and some parts of the world consider them a weed. However, when you intentionally plant them in your garden, you can enjoy their flowers which bloom at different times during their growing season.
Carnations are a beloved flower among gardeners, and much of this has to do with the array of flower colors you can choose from, including orange. Their flowers grow individually or in groups of up to five, and each one spans up to two inches in diameter.