Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes with a lot of different default flowers, with the possibility of crossbreeding them to make some interesting colors. I hope to cover how to make these interesting colors in this guide, and if you have any questions, please comment below.

How do flowers work?

Each island has a native flower, and after you have built your shop, you can purchase more breeds from Nook’s Cranny. Your friend’s islands and Nook Miles islands may also offer other breeds not available in your shop on your island, so get as many as you can in order to grow all the types of flowers later discussed in this post.

It goes without saying, but flowers require water which can come from the rain or your watering can, so make sure your flowers are always watered to increase chances of creating hybrids. You’ll know that your flowers are watered because they will sparkle.

Arranging your flowers

One of the best methods for breeding flowers is to arrange your flowers every other block, as illustrated in the following image.

Flower Guide


Rose

Tulip

Hyacinth

Mum

Pansy

Lily

Windflower

Cosmos

ROSES

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Gold Rose *

Black Rose

Black Rose

Black Rose

Red Rose

Red Rose

Blue Rose

Red Rose **

Red Rose **

Red Rose

Purple Rose

Black Rose

Purple Rose

White Rose

White Rose

Orange Rose

Red Rose

Yellow Rose

Pink Rose

Red Rose

White Rose

* To get the gold rose, the black roses must be watered using a golden watering can
** These red roses must have been created from crossbreeding purple roses and orange roses

TULIPS

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Black Tulip

Red Tulip

Red Tulip

Purple Tulip

Orange Tulip

Orange Tulip

Pink Tulip

White Tulip

Red Tulip

Orange Tulip

Red Tulip

Yellow Tulip

HYACINTHS

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Blue Hyacinth

White Hyacinth

White Hyacinth

Pink Hyacinth

Red Hyacinth

White Hyacinth

Orange Hyacinth

Red Hyacinth

Yellow Hyacinth

Purple Hyacinth

Orange Hyacinth *

Orange Hyacinth *

* These orange hyacinths must have been created from crossbreeding red hyacinths and yellow hyacinths

MUMS

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Pink Mum

Red Mum

White Mum

Purple Mum

White Mum

White Mum

Green Mum

Purple Mum

Purple Mum

PANSIES

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Blue Pansy

White Pansy

White Pansy

Red/Yellow Pansy

Red Pansy

Yellow Pansy

Purple Pansy

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy

LILIES

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Black Lily

Red Lily

Red Lily

Orange Lily

Red Lily

Yellow Lily

Pink Lily

Red Lily

White Lily

WINDFLOWERS

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Pink Windflower

Red Windflower

Orange Windflower

Blue Windflower

White Windflower

White Windflower

Purple Windflower

Pink Windflower

Pink Windflower

COSMOS FLOWERS

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Orange Cosmos

Red Cosmos

Yellow Cosmos

Pink Cosmos

Red Cosmos

White Cosmos

Black Cosmos

Orange Cosmos

Orange Cosmos