Orange perennial blooms come in a variety of shades that all bring energy to the garden every year. Whether you create an entirely orange garden or utilize orange perennial flowers to add eye-catching attraction to some border or hexagonal garden, orange is guaranteed to attract attention from all of your garden guests. Even though you have a number of orange perennial blooms from which to choose, some are easier to raise and make excellent cut flowers.
“Mango Punch” Coreopsis
Growing just to 1 foot high and 1 1/2 feet wide, this blazing coreopsis variety boasts orange colors using a scarlet mixture. Flowers appear in early summer and continue all season long. Best for a mixed border, this coreopsis plant is a departure from the traditional yellow shade commonly seen. Suitable for U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 10, let this orange beauty to dry out somewhat between waterings, and snip the spent blossoms for best performance.
Orange Honey Rose
This orange climbed belongs to the family of miniature roses Rosa chinensis “Minima,” which can be hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 through 11. This charming rose does not reach over two feet high. Fragrant double blooms grace this elegant plant, which is ideal for a container or a hanging basket. A potted blazing orange rose is a lovely addition to a sunny patio or deck. Normal maintenance helps this plant thrive, and includes 1 to 2 inches of water per week, removal of spent flowers and a spring dose of fluid.
Peruvian lilies, native to Chili and Brazil, are also known as Alstromeria or Lily of the Inca, and therefore are a common garden and cut flower. This flashy orange flower has patches or streaks of darker colors and is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 7 through 11. Give these bulbs a lot of space, and plant them in well-drained soil for a spectacular display of color during the spring and early summer months. Foliage is grass-like and remains attractive all year long.
“Arizona Sun” Blanket Flower
“Arizona sunlight” blanket flowers are compact plants which hit 12 inches high and 10 to 14 inches wide. They start their lovely flower display in late spring and persist until frost. Orange-pink centres are fringed with bright yellow on this hardy plant that thrives in USDA zones 3 through 10. This sunlight loving perennial tolerates heat, humidity, poor soil and just a burst of cold temperatures.