After treating various colors, could not miss my favorite color, this year let’s prepare in advance to fill the garden or balcony with orange flowers, a cascade of color and liveliness with the many plants that produce flowers from a thousand shades of this beautiful color.
Let’s choose together the most suitable and easy to grow plants that can color our corner of harmony with many shades of orange.
Orange flowers: a warm color symbol of inner harmony
Symbol par excellence of inner harmony, orange is a warm color that is also very much linked to creativity and artistic imagination as well as to the sphere of sexual pleasures.
Wise and balanced, but above all optimistic about nature are the people who like this color, so, coloring our garden, balcony or terrace, with many orange flowers we can create our corner of relaxation where we find our inner harmony.
Let’s see together which are the plants that we can use that all bloom of the same color with different shades, thus obtaining orange flowers from different shades.
We also demonstrate that we face our summer with optimism and new vitality.
Orange flowers: choosing the right plants
Before making any purchase, and choose plants at random, we must keep in mind several things and factors that will inevitably affect our choice of plants that produce orange flowers, the first thing to consider is definitely the flowering period.
Whatever the home of our plants, in pots or in the ground, if we want to create a relaxing corner all colored, in various shades and shades of orange, we must necessarily choose plants that bloom in the same period, to avoid dead zones without flowers and therefore without color.
Another important factor to take into account, in addition to the climate of course, which will affect our choice of plants, since a place too rigid assumes the choice of more rustic plants and that do not fear the cold, is the exposure.
The exposure of the balcony or the place in the garden where we want to create a perfect corner of relaxation, where we can rediscover our harmony and vitality by coloring it with many orange flowers of different shades, is essential.
Choosing, therefore, plants that prefer the same exposure, depending on whether it is sunny in the shade or half shade, is obviously important to have plants that grow and bloom all strong and lush.
The Arrangement of the Plants
In choosing the plants for our corner of harmony, in addition to the flowering period and exposure, there is another very important factor to keep in mind before buying the right plants, the size to which they can get and of course also the type of growth, so that we can arrange them in a manner appropriate to their growth.
According to our tastes and also according to the choice of the prefixed place, we can prefer a growing arrangement by arranging the plants that will come higher, behind and lower in front, or by arranging the plants higher in the center and all around those that will grow lower, we can create a different effect particularly suited to the central places of our garden.
With a bit of imagination we can then play with the various shades of the plants that produce orange flowers, thus obtaining very special effects both in the garden and on the terrace.
Orange Flowers: What to Choose
Orange flowers of different shades and shades, here are some plants that we can use to achieve our corner of harmony in our garden or on our balcony:
Belonging to the family of Verbenaceae, the plants of the genus Lantana, are much loved as ornamental plants, are quite common in Italy and have a very important history behind them.
Scientific name: Lantana camara.
Flowering period: from spring to autumn.
Exposure: sunny positions – half shade – but prefers places directly illuminated by sunlight.
Soil type: very well drained and fairly rich in organic matter.
Watering: regular and constant in the hot season, but never excessive to avoid stagnation of water.
Dahlia is a genus of plants of the family Asteraceae, native to Mexico, where the tuber is considered edible. The name of these plants is a tribute to the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, a pupil of Linnaeus.
Scientific name: Dahlia.
Flowering period: from spring to autumn.
Exposure: Sunny positions, being native to Mexico fear the cold.
Type of soil: any type of soil, very well drained and quite rich in organic substances.
Watering: not very frequent, only in periods of very hot the frequency increases but not excessive.
The Buttercup is a genus of herbaceous spermatophytes dicotyledonous plants of the family Ranunculaceae, composed of more than 600 species all originating in the cold and temperate areas of the globe. It produces flowers that remind us of roses for their appearance.
Scientific name: Ranunculus.
Flowering period: late winter-early spring
Exposure: Sunny – mid-shade positions.
Type of soil: Soft soil rich in organic substances or slightly acidic.
Watering: regular and frequent, especially in periods of high humidity.
The Gerbere flower plants are very decorative and appreciated for the simple elegance of the flowers. They have a shape that is very similar to that of daisies, but the petals are sharper and longer and the colors brighter and brighter, ranging from white to yellow to shades of dark red.
Scientific name: Gerbera.
Flowering period: from spring to late summer.
Exposure: luminous positions – but not directly affected by the sun’s rays.
Soil type: light, well-drained soils that are fairly rich in organic matter.
Watering: moderately and only when the soil is completely dry, to avoid stagnation of water.
Much used in cosmetics for the creation of perfumes and appreciated for the composition of bridal bouquets or as cut flowers for elegant and original creations, the freesias are perfect flowers to grow in pots or in the garden.
Scientific name: Freesia.
Flowering period: from spring to the end of summer.
Exposure: bright and sunny locations
Soil type: they prefer a soft, well drained and rich in organic matter soil.
Watering: water regularly every 3-4 days during the whole flowering period.