Eye-Catching Orange Annual Flowers
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'Sundaze Blaze' Strawflower (Bracteantha hybrid)
Papery flower petals dry in a snap on this heat- and drought-tolerant annual. This variety reaches 10 to 12 inches tall, but other types grow to as high as 5 feet. Harvest flowers for drying when the outermost layer of petals has opened and before the flower center is showing. Hang stems upside down to dry blooms, or dry upright after slipping floral wire into stems.
Yellow and Orange Marigolds
Marigolds have a bold color and an unsubtle scent—so it stands to reason that they symbolize strong emotions: courage, passion, jealousy, exuberance. Tradition says that girls who place marigolds under their pillows will dream about the man they’ll marry one day.
Cheerful poppies have a dark side: they’re symbols of sleep and oblivion, and the Chinese flower calendar even calls the poppy a harbinger of evil, signifying the inability to control one’s worst urges. But we’d prefer the label “dreamy,” which perfectly describes the sight of a field of poppies nodding in the sun.
Celosia argentea is a herbaceous plant of tropical origin, and is known for its bright, beautiful colors. In India and China it is known as a troublesome weed. This plant blooms in mid-Spring to Summer and grows best in full sunlight.
The calendula, or pot marigold, is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or every new moon. The petals can be added to salads.
Zinnias bloom profusely from June to September if provided with adequate soil and water. The flowers bloom to be 2-3 inches in diameter and require full sun exposure.
Daisy after rainfall
Daisies bloom in nearly every color and produce large flowers on long, thick, sturdy stems. It does well in average soil that remains evenly moist and likes to be in direct sun.
Miss Huff's Lantana
Miss Huff's Lantana
Gerbera 'Revolution Orange'
This gerbera would make a striking addition to any indoor or outdoor container with its punchy orange petals. Daisies bloom in nearly every color and produce large flowers on long, thick, sturdy stems. It does well in average soil that remains evenly moist and likes to be in direct sun.
Zinnias are bright, hearty plants with plenty of petal power and bloom profusely from June to September if provided with adequate soil and water. The flowers bloom to be 2-3 inches in diameter and require full sun exposure.
Sunflower 'Orange Sun'
'Orange Sun' are bright orange indeed, and the nearly double flowers have an usual row of single outer petals. The big heads measure up to 6 inches across, and remind many gardeners of chrysanthemums. Give them full sun, well-drained soil, and room to reach their mature height of 6 to 8 feet tall.