A warm summer season includes yellow and orange colors. We all know that roses are red and violets are blue. But what about orange-colored flowers? I find this color to be quite bashful. It reminds me of all bright things, and screaming for attention. It stands for energy, enthusiasm and even warmth. They say these flowers symbolize confidence, satisfaction and even a strong passion for life.
These dawn-colored flowers always add a lively touch to any garden or floral arrangement and are pleasant to look at. The color orange is said to enhance the oxygenation of the brain. It helps stimulate mental activity and influences social activities. These flowers can add elegance and sophistication to any situation. You can mix orange and blue colors in any arrangement, as these colors complement each other on a color wheel. Red and yellow add to the warmth and freshness of the cheerful color. You can create a graceful look by pairing few orange and purple flowers that have a few white ones tucked in between. One can also add a psychedelic chaos to your floral arrangement with a few pink ones bunched together with orange blossoms.
Orange also symbolizes autumn where you find different shades of it strewn across the nature's palate. It is a mark of sophistication and exuberance. Many orange flowers like the Birds of Paradise are chosen to add a tropical touch in parties and weddings. They also signify friendship between two people. They invoke a sense of happiness and make us nostalgic.
Names of Orange Flowers
Bird of Paradise
The Asiatic lily are intense bloomers and go well with white, pink and blue flowers. These exotic flowers always add a tropical look to any place where they grow. Blackberry lilies are fan-shaped that bloom bright orange to yellow in color and have dark spots over them. Thus, they are also called the leopard lily. Another favorite of gardeners is the Butterfly Weed. It is known to attract plenty of butterflies.
Marigolds are cheerful and look like large pompoms. Bright orange in color, they were first discovered by the Portuguese in Central America way back in the 16th century. With a lifespan of just one year, the orange Cosmos knows how to spread smiles in its short life. The bright color of these cosmos flowers appear like juicy tangerines to the eye. Stunning varieties of the orange Fritillaria are hard to forget. They have tall stems covered in a bell-shaped flower that has an upside down shape.
Contemporary wedding flowers, the orange Gerbera has a striking look. It will make you smile the minute you take a look at it. Also called a perfect flower, they can be arranged in a variety of floral arrangements. They have long stems with 10 to 12 blooms running along its length. Iceland Poppies have thin petals that look brighter when the sun shines down on them. It looks delicate and sweet. Also called 'The Tequila Sunrise', this plant gives rise to 5 to 6 foot floral spikes. They are found in Western Australia, especially in regions prone to wildfires.
If you love the shade of sunrise orange, then the orange Lantana is your favorite flower. They bloom all summer and can bloom well into autumn. I love the Persian Buttercup. It is large and consists of petals that look like crêpe paper. They are often a florists' delight. Bright and long-lasting, the Peruvian Lily is another appealing variety. It stands for friendship and devotion and is often used to brighten up many occasions. An extraordinary looking flower, the orange Pincushion Protea is an exotic type. It adds an elaborate touch to any floral arrangement.
An eye candy for the beholder, the orange Snapdragon is an ideal option for large centerpieces. A poke hot plant, the Torch Lily will set up the garden on fire. They look like a flaming torch and can be at least 6 feet tall. Energy, enthusiasm, passion and desire are symbolized by none other than the gorgeous orange Tulips. The orange Zinnia are multi-petaled, ball-shaped flowers. They are about 3 inches big and go well in a summer floral arrangement.
The above names will help you identify some of the vibrant blossoms. If you want to add a dash of energy with a tablespoon of bright cheer to your surroundings, make sure you have some orange flowers around.