This article is about a type of flora. For the rhino or cow villagers, see Petunia.
This article is about a type of flora. For the cat villager, see Rosie.
This article is about a type of flora. For the frog villager, see Lily.
This article is about a type of flora. For the gorilla villager, see Violet.

Flowers are plants that appear in the Animal Crossing series. They will randomly generate throughout the town once a new save file is created. They can be planted either by players or villagers, although some special flowers only occur when specific criteria are satisfied. Flowers will grow throughout the year. They serve a variety of purposes, such as attracting bugs and developing a perfect town status. They can also be placed in a house as furniture or be worn by the player.

There are many different types of flowers and they come in a variety of colors. Players can develop hybrids of certain types of flowers through selective breeding.

In New Horizons

See New Horizons flower mechanics

Overview

Flower seeds can be purchased from the Gardening Store or Tom Nook's store. Once grown, they can be transplanted, worn as accessories, used in home decor, or given as gifts.

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf, wilted flowers become dull brown and are destroyed if picked, but can be restored if watered with a watering can on the same day as they wilt. Flowers will slightly brighten up upon watering; precipitation will also revive flowers. They will not wilt if the Beautiful Town ordinance is in effect.

Running across flowers gives a chance of destruction. Digging up flowers with a shovel will immediately destroy them. Both of these aspects were changed in New Horizons where digging up flowers now adds them to the inventory and running over flowers only destroy the flowering part of the flower.

Bugs on flowers

Many bug species only occur adjacent to flowers, including ladybugs, snails, mantises, bees and certain butterflies. Until New Leaf tulips did not attract any bugs. Three bugs, peacock butterflies, orchid mantises, and tiger butterflies, are attracted only to specific colors of flowers. For instance, the peacock butterfly appears only when blue, black, or purple flowers are present.

The related dandelion, a variety of weed, attracts only orchid mantises. However, they can spawn on any white flower.

Flower species

Cosmos

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red cosmos-icon.png NH-white cosmos-icon.png NH-pink cosmos-icon.png
NH-red cosmos-icon.png NH-yellow cosmos-icon.png NH-orange cosmos-icon.png
NH-orange cosmos-icon.png NH-orange cosmos-icon.png NH-red cosmos-icon.png NH-yellow cosmos-icon.png NH-white cosmos-icon.png NH-orange cosmos-icon.png NH-pink cosmos-icon.png NH-black cosmos-icon.png
NH-orange cosmos-icon.png(Island) NH-orange cosmos-icon.png(Island) NH-red cosmos-icon.png NH-orange cosmos-icon.png NH-black cosmos-icon.png

Hyacinths

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red hyacinth icon.png NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-red hyacinth icon.png NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-pink hyacinths-icon.png
NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-blue hyacinth icon.png
NH-red hyacinth icon.png NH-yellow hyacinths-icon.png NH-yellow hyacinths-icon.png NH-orange hyacinth icon.png
NH-orange hyacinth icon.png NH-orange hyacinth icon.png NH-red hyacinth icon.png NH-yellow hyacinths-icon.png NH-white hyacinth icon.png NH-orange hyacinth icon.png NH-blue hyacinth icon.png (Bred) NH-purple hyacinths-icon.png
NH-blue hyacinth icon.png (Bred) NH-blue hyacinth icon.png (Bred) NH-red hyacinth icon.png NH-blue hyacinth icon.png NH-purple hyacinths-icon.png

Lilies

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red lily icon.png NH-red lily icon.png NH-red lily icon.png NH-black lilies-icon.png NH-pink lilies-icon.png
NH-red lily icon.png NH-yellow lily icon.png NH-yellow lily icon.png NH-orange lily icon.png
NH-red lily icon.png NH-white lily icon.png NH-white lily icon.png NH-pink lilies-icon.png

Mums

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red mum icon.png NH-white mum icon.png NH-pink mum icon.png
NH-white mum icon.png NH-white mum icon.png NH-white mum icon.png NH-purple mum icon.png
NH-red mum icon.png NH-yellow mum icon.png NH-yellow mum icon.png(Bred)
NH-yellow mum icon.png(Bred) NH-yellow mum icon.png(Bred) NH-red mum icon.png NH-yellow mum icon.png NH-white mum icon.png NH-pink mum icon.png NH-purple mum icon.png(Bred) NH-green mums-icon.png
NH-purple mum icon.png(Bred) NH-purple mum icon.png(Bred) NH-red mum icon.png NH-yellow mum icon.png NH-purple mum icon.png NH-green mums-icon.png
NH-purple mum icon.png (Island) NH-purple mum icon.png (Island) NH-purple mum icon.png NH-green mums-icon.png

Pansies

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red pansy icon.png NH-yellow pansies-icon.png NH-orange pansy icon.png
NH-white pansy icon.png NH-white pansy icon.png NH-white pansy icon.png NH-blue pansy icon.png
NH-red pansy icon.png NH-blue pansy icon.png NH-red pansy icon.png (Bred)
NH-red pansy icon.png (Bred) NH-red pansy icon.png (Bred) NH-red pansy icon.png NH-blue pansy icon.png NH-purple pansies-icon.png
NH-blue pansy icon.png(Island) NH-blue pansy icon.png(Island) NH-blue pansy icon.png NH-purple pansies-icon.png

Roses

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red rose icon.png NH-red rose icon.png NH-red rose icon.png NH-black roses-icon.png NH-pink rose icon.png
NH-red rose icon.png NH-white rose icon.png NH-red rose icon.png NH-pink rose icon.png
NH-red rose icon.png NH-yellow rose icon.png NH-yellow rose icon.png NH-orange rose icon.png
NH-white rose icon.png NH-white rose icon.png NH-white rose icon.png NH-purple roses-icon.png
NH-orange rose icon.png NH-purple roses-icon.png NH-red rose icon.png(Bred) NH-white rose icon.png
NH-red rose icon.png(Bred) NH-red rose icon.png(Bred) NH-red rose icon.png NH-yellow rose icon.png NH-white rose icon.png NH-orange rose icon.png NH-black roses-icon.png NH-purple roses-icon.png NH-blue roses-icon.png
NH-orange rose icon.png(Island) NH-orange rose icon.png(Island) NH-orange rose icon.png NH-blue roses-icon.png
NH-black roses-icon.png* NH-Golden watering can.png NH-gold rose icon.png
NH-gold rose icon.png NH-gold rose icon.png NH-yellow rose icon.png

* Must be wilted before New Horizons.

Tulips

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-black tulips-icon.png
NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-yellow tulips-icon.png NH-yellow tulips-icon.png NH-orange tulips-icon.png
NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-white tulips-icon.png NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-white tulips-icon.png NH-pink tulips-icon.png
NH-orange tulips-icon.png NH-orange tulips-icon.png NH-red tulips-icon.png NH-yellow tulips-icon.png NH-white tulips-icon.png NH-orange tulips-icon.png NH-black tulips-icon.png NH-purple tulips-icon.png
NH-black tulips-icon.png(Island) NH-black tulips-icon.png(Island) NH-black tulips-icon.png NH-purple tulips-icon.png

Violets

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
White Violet (New Leaf icon).PNG Purple Violet (New Leaf icon).PNG Blue Violet (New Leaf icon).PNG Purple Violet (New Leaf icon).PNG White Violet (New Leaf icon).PNG

Windflowers

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
NH-red windflowers-icon.png NH-orange windflowers-icon.png NH-pink windflowers-icon.png
NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-blue windflowers-icon.png
NH-red windflowers-icon.png NH-blue windflowers-icon.png NH-red windflowers-icon.png (Bred)
NH-blue windflowers-icon.png NH-pink windflowers-icon.png NH-red windflowers-icon.png (Bred) NH-orange windflowers-icon.png NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-pink windflowers-icon.png (Bred)
NH-red windflowers-icon.png (Bred) NH-red windflowers-icon.png (Bred) NH-red windflowers-icon.png NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-blue windflowers-icon.png NH-purple windflowers-icon.png
NH-pink windflowers-icon.png (Bred) NH-pink windflowers-icon.png (Bred) NH-red windflowers-icon.png NH-orange windflowers-icon.png NH-white windflowers-icon.png NH-pink windflowers-icon.png NH-blue windflowers-icon.png NH-purple windflowers-icon.png
NH-blue windflowers-icon.png (Island) NH-blue windflowers-icon.png (Island) NH-blue windflowers-icon.png NH-purple windflowers-icon.png

Special flowers

Carnations

Color 1 Color 2 Outcome
Icon pink carnation.png Icon red carnation.png Icon red carnation.png Icon white carnation.png Icon pink carnation.png

The player receives a pink carnation in a letter from their mother on Mother's Day, and a red carnation from their father on Father's Day.

Jacob's Ladders/Lilies of the Valley

Main article: Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's ladder new leaf.JPG

When the environment of a town reaches a perfect level (or 5 stars in NH), the Jacob's ladder flower grows usually on the edge of a cliff. It is a rare and desirable flower. In growing hybrids, placing Jacob's ladder next to parent flowers increases the chances of germinating a hybrid.

Dandelion

Main article: Dandelion

NLDandelion.jpg

A dandelion appears randomly, and although essentially a weed, it does not affect town status. It is brighter and fuller in appearance than yellow cosmos. After a few days, dandelion flowers turn white and become puffs which can be held and blown away by the player resulting in the seeds floating away and disappearing. Puffs do not re-seed.

Rafflesia

Main article: Rafflesia

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The rafflesia is a large, red plant growing in the player's town when a large number of weeds accumulate. Its appearance means the town is at the lowest rank. The real-world rafflesia is notorious for its smell: in the Animal Crossing series, this is represented by the presence of flies attracted by the rotting odor.

To rid the town of weeds, either the player must pull them up or talk to Wisp who will grant a wish to remove all weeds if the player completes a task. Ridding all weeds in the town will make the rafflesia wilt and disappear. In New Leaf, the player can talk to Leif. He is shown sleeping as a villager would inside their houses. He will be traumatized by the weeds while the player is talking to him. Leif will then ask the player to help him pick the weeds. Once the player has picked all of the weeds, the player can talk to Leif again and he will give the player a rare floral styled furniture item.

Guide to hybrids

Plant flowers of the same type either side-to-side or diagonally. The next morning, a new flower may occur adjacent to one of the parents. Neither germination nor the occurrence of a hybrid color are guaranteed, as only 3-5 new flowers appear each day and hybrid colors occur less frequently than standard colors. As of New Horizons, there is no limit to how many new flowers can spawn per day.

Required factors:

  • The parents must be adjacent (next to each other side-to-side or diagonally).
  • At least one open empty space must be available next to each parent flower.
  • Same type of flower.

Beneficial factors:

  • Perfect town status.
  • Good luck from Feng Shui.
  • Presence of Jacob's ladders next to either parent.
  • Water the flowers after planting using a silver watering can.
  • Fertilizer (only in New Leaf).
  • Visiting players watering the flowers (only in New Horizons), up to 5 different players (watering effect becomes more pronounced)

Trivia

  • If a watered flower is picked up and moved elsewhere, it will not retain its watered state. Likewise, if an unwatered flower is moved onto an already watered square on the ground, it will count as watered.

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