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This article is about a type of flora. For the rhino villager, see Petunia.
This article is about type of flora. For the cat villager, see Rosie.

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 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.

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 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 NH-white cosmos-icon NH-pink cosmos-icon
NH-red cosmos-icon NH-yellow cosmos-icon NH-orange cosmos-icon
NH-orange cosmos-icon NH-orange cosmos-icon NH-red cosmos-icon NH-yellow cosmos-icon NH-white cosmos-icon NH-orange cosmos-icon NH-pink cosmos-icon NH-black cosmos-icon
NH-orange cosmos-icon(Island) NH-orange cosmos-icon(Island) NH-red cosmos-icon NH-orange cosmos-icon NH-black cosmos-icon

Hyacinths

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

Lilies

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

Mums

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

Pansies

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

Roses

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

* Must be wilted before New Horizons.

Tulips

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

Violets

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

Windflowers

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

Special flowers

Carnations

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

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
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
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
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.
  • Presence of Jacob's ladders next to either parent.
  • Water the flowers after planting using a silver watering can.
  • 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.


Plants
BambooBushCloverDandelionFlowerFlower FestFruitGrassGrass DeteriorationJacob's LadderMoney TreeMushroomPalmRafflesiaStumpTreeWeed
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