Orange flowers brighten your yard calling out for attention. They belong to the warm color group and work well with other warm colors like yellow and red. They are often associated with mid- to late-summer when the sun sizzles and the paler colors of spring have faded away. Try these orange flowers to bring life to tired gardens beds or revive old planters.
Black-Eyed Susan Vine
The delightful black-eyed Susan vine is an annual vine that can be added to window boxes or hanging baskets or grown in a trellis. These prolific plants add a profusion of color to the landscape. Requires full or partial sun.
Cosmos grow 2 to 4 feet tall and hold their daisy-like blooms above fern-like foliage. Plant these flowers along fences or at the backs of flowerbeds for both color and movement as they sway in the summer breeze. Grow in full sun.
Although the blooming period for poppies is short, these bright flowers put on quite a show. Add orange poppies to your garden bed to catch the eye and energize the area.
Marigolds are available in tiny dwarfs of 8-inches suitable for borders or towering 4 foot varieties for the backs of beds. Marigold are also thought to repel garden pest. Grow in full sun.
Nasturtiums can be grown in hanging baskets, window boxes or as a bedding plant. Climbing varieties liven trellises and fences. As an added bonus, the blooms are edible and look delightful in a salad. Grow in full or partial sun.
Beautiful rudebeckia is a perennial that thrives on zones 4 through 9. The large daisy-like blooms range in color from yellow to deep orange with several variegated varieties. they thrive in full sun.
Zinnias simply sizzle in the garden and stand up well to hot dry weather. Plant zinnias along fences or at the back of gardens in a sunny location to make your garden pop.