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10 Orange Perennial Flowers To Grow In Your Garden This Year

Perennial plants are long-lived plants that live for more than one season and stick around for almost two years. Gardeners are keen to invest in perennial flowering plants due to their invasiveness, short blooming period, and tenacity in unfavorable conditions. 

Orange Rock Rose Flowering Perennial
Orange Rock Rose Flowering Perennial

If you’re one of the many fanatics that crave a pop of color in your garden, I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my favorite orange perennial flowers to grow. If you love orange flowering perennials check out my list of yellow flowers that come back every year.


1. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed

With multiple ascending coarse stems and bowl-shaped flowers, butterfly weeds are native to eastern and southwestern North America. They belong to the Asclepias family and have long been used in herbal medicine. 

Blooming from early through late summer, this tuberous-rooted perennial plant requires gritty soil, adequate sun exposure, and very little aftercare. Butterfly weeds attract a legion of butterflies, and they get bushier with age. Remember to pinch back young stems to achieve a disheveled appearance. 

Botanical Name:  Asclepias tuberosa
Growth Rate:  Slow 
Native Range:  Eastern and Southwestern North America
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Dangers: Parts of plants are poisonous if ingested
Soil Needs:  Fast-draining, gritty soil 
Tolerate: Drought-tolerant 
Ease of Care: Easy to grow 
Diseases: Leaf-spot and root rot
Propagation: By seed or root cuttings 
Fertilizer: No fertilizer required
Pests: Milkweed bug nymphs and Oleander Aphids 
Blooming Period: Long 
Pruning: Cut back
Water needs: Low
Butterfly Weed Growing Guide Chart

2. Alstroemeria Apricot (Alstroemeria ‘Koncahusky’)

Alstroemeria Apricot
Alstroemeria Apricot

Alstroemeria apricots are vibrant, long flowering perennials that grow 25cm tall and 30cm wide. They come in a wide range of colors, such as yellow, orange, pink, and purple. 

The tuberous perennial boasts lily-like apricot flowers with striking soft brown spots and green waxy foliage. Also known as “Peruvian Lilly”, these flowering blossoms thrive in warmer regions. 

Botanical Name:  Alstroemeria Hybrida Dwarf Apricot
Growth Rate:  Fast 
Native Range:  South America 
Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Dangers: Toxic to animals 
Soil Needs:  Moist, Well-drained 
Tolerate: Drought tolerant 
Ease of Care Easy to grow
Diseases    Pythium root rot and Botrytis Blight 
Propagation By seed or rhizome division
Fertilizer High potash fertilizer each week
Pests Aphids, slugs, spider mites and thrips 
Blooming Period Short 
Pruning  Pull stems 
Water needs: High 
Alstroemeria Apricot Growing Guide Chart

3. Orange Tiger Lily (Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum)

Orange Tiger Lily
Orange Tiger Lily

Orange lily is a herbaceous perennial with underground bulbs, growing all year-round. Blooming in early summer with striking, flaming orange petal tips, these perennial plants are excellent border plants. 

Since it has average watering needs, orange lilies can be a viable option for those looking for a hassle-free, low-maintenance flowering plant. 

Botanical Name:  Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum
Growth Rate:  Fast 
Native Range:  Europe 
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Dangers: Toxic to cats 
Soil Needs:  Moist, well-drained 
Tolerate: Shade tolerant 
Ease of Care: Moderate
Diseases: Yellow spot 
Propagation: Bulbs from stems, stem bases and scales
Fertilizer: Low nitrogen blooming fertilizer
Pests: Aphids and scales
Blooming Period: Short
Pruning: Remove stem 
Water needs: Low
Orange Tiger Lily Growing Guide Chart

4. Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise

Bird of Paradise belongs to the Streliziaceae family and is acclaimed for its unique exotic flowers and inherently large glucous leaves. With distinct gray-green leaves and brilliant orange flowers, this ornamental plant is indigenous to the arid regions of South Africa. 

Due to its enormous size, the green leaves are good for air circulation, which in turn, boosts productivity and improves sleep. 

Botanical Name:  Strelitzia reginae 
Growth Rate:  Fast 
Native Range:  South Africa 
Hardiness Zones: 10-12
Dangers: Poisonous when ingested 
Soil Needs:  Moist, Well-drained 
Tolerate: Drought tolerant 
Ease of Care: Easy to grow 
Diseases: Leaf rot and bacterial wilt 
Propagation: Rhizome division 
Fertilizer: Slow-release fertilizer
Pests: Mealybugs, spider mites 
Blooming Period: Short 
Pruning: Cut right to the base 
Water needs: High
Birds of Paradise Growing Guide Chart

5. Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens)

Monkey Flower
Monkey Flower

Monkeyflower is a flowering perennial that is known for its mouth-like shaped flowers, resembling a monkey. Native to North America, its genus Mimulus can be found in other parts like Asia, Africa, and Australia. 

It grows quickly in damp soil and requires a regular watering schedule. This wildflower has a great root structure, and its roots have been used to treat sore, bloodshot eyes, fever, and dysentery. 

Botanical Name:  Mimulus ringens 
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Native Range:  North America
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Dangers: No toxicity 
Soil Needs:  Moist, Well drained 
Tolerate: Drought-tolerant 
Ease of Care: Easy to grow
Diseases:   Leaf spot, Powdery Mildew and Botrytis blight 
Propagation: Seeds, division, softwood cuttings
Fertilizer: Slow-release fertilizer 
Pests: Gall makers, mealybugs 
Blooming Period: Long 
Pruning: Trim stem 
Water needs: High
Monkey Flower Growing Guide Chart

6. Rock Rose (Cistus)

Rock Rose
Rock Rose

Rock rose is an evergreen perennial that is commonly used in Bach flower remedies. Many people use rock roses to relieve stress, anxiety, and panic conditions.

These medium-sized shrubs are native to the Mediterranean region and contain antioxidant properties. Rock roses have shown themselves to be ‘tough as nails’ in all soil conditions. 

Botanical Name:  Cistus 
Growth Rate:  Moderate fast
Native Range:  Mediterranean region of Europe 
Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Dangers: All parts are toxic 
Soil Needs:  Moist, Well drained
Tolerate: Drought tolerant 
Ease of Care Easy to grow 
Diseases:   Gray mold and Botrytis Blight 
Propagation: By wood cuttings 
Fertilizer: None 
Pests: Sawflies
Blooming Period: Short 
Pruning: Cut back
Water needs: Low
Rock Rose Growing Guide Chart

7. Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

Sneezeweed
Sneezeweed

Sneezeweed is one of the ‘coneflowers’, belonging to the Asteraceae family. Its abundant blooms can be found in late Summer or Fall. With erect, branching stems and clump-forming flowers, sneezeweed can be cultivated in any soil condition. 

Formerly, its dried leaves were used in the powdered form to get rid of evil spirits. In recent times, sneezeweed has proved effective in treating colds and headaches.Its also included in my list of the 12 flowers that look like daisies that i’ve written about.  

Botanical Name:  Helenium autumnale 
Growth Rate:  Fast 
Native Range:  North America 
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Dangers: Toxic to livestock 
Soil Needs:  Wet or Moist Soil 
Tolerate: Clay Tolerant 
Ease of Care: Moderate
Diseases:   Rust, leaf spot and powdery mildew 
Propagation: By seed
Fertilizer: Low-nitrogen fertilizer 
Pests: Aphids, lace bugs and scales 
Blooming Period: Long 
Pruning: Cut back
Water needs: Low 
Sneezeweed Growing Guide Chart

8. Globeflower (Trollius ledebourii)

Globeflower
Globeflower

Globe flowers are titular round flowers growing in shades of yellow and orange. This perennial flowering plant requires very moist soil, so frequent watering is expected. 

Native to Europe and Western Asia, these flowers are used by gardeners for their ability to attract hummingbirds. 

Botanical Name:  Trollius Ledebourii
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Native Range:  Europe and Western Asia 
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Dangers: Poisonous if ingested 
Soil Needs:  Humus-rich moist soil 
Tolerate: Drought tolerant 
Ease of Care: Easy to grow 
Diseases: Leaf spot and gray mold 
Propagation: Stem cuttings or division 
Fertilizer: Water-soluble fertilizer 
Pests: Ladybugs and mantises 
Blooming Period: Short 
Pruning: Cut back
Water needs: Medium 
Globeflower Growing Guide Chart

9. Fool’s Gold (Abutilon)

Fools Gold
Fool’s Gold

Fool’s gold is an upright semi-evergreen shrub that can be cultivated in poor soil. With bright orange tassel-like flowers, this herbaceous perennial is found in North America. 

You can grow it in a loam-based potting compost as long as it gets direct sun rays. Fool’s Gold is one of the many flowers I love that are shaped like little bells. 

Botanical Name:  Abutilon 
Growth Rate:  Medium 
Native Range:  North America 
Hardiness Zones: 1-5
Dangers: Non-toxic 
Soil Needs:  Moist, Well-drained 
Tolerate: Cold tolerant 
Ease of Care: Easy to grow 
Diseases:   Honey fungus 
Propagation: Softwood cuttings 
Fertilizer: Balanced liquid fertilizer 
Pests: Mealybugs and glasshouse whitefly 
Blooming Period: Long 
Pruning:  Cut back 
Water needs: Medium 
Fool’s Gold Growing Guide Chart

10. Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis)

Crown Imperial
Crown Imperial

Crown imperial is a bulbous perennial perched atop tall stems. These bright golden-orange bell-shaped flowers are surrounded by small leaves, which also act as a great pest repellant. 

These perennial plants are pretty much impervious to any issues, so it requires less maintenance and after-care. 

Botanical Name:  Fritillaria imperiallis 
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Native Range:  Western Asia and the Middle East 
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 
Dangers: Poisonous if ingested 
Soil Needs:  Moist, well-drained 
Tolerate: Deer and Rabbit Tolerant
Ease of Care: Easy to grow 
Diseases:    Rust and leaf spot 
Propagation: Division 
Fertilizer: Diluted liquid fertilizer 
Pests: Red lily beetle, slugs and snails 
Blooming Period: Short 
Pruning: Trim dead flowers
Water needs: Average 
Crown Imperial Growing Guide Chart

Final Thoughts

While growing flowers in your garden can be cumbersome, these outrageous perennials add a pop of color, no matter the season. Based on your specific planting needs, you can take the time to slowly build your garden. 

After choosing the right orange perennial, you can enjoy the splendid view of the growing blooms without making changes to your standard gardening schedule. 



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