Flower Guide ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’


Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a few basic flower types to brighten up the area around your island, but breeding these standard options has the potential to offer a unique look and a solid exchange rate for Bells. In this guide, we are going to list all the flowers currently available in New Horizons and describe the best methods of reproducing them to obtain hybrid colors.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons flower list

Before starting the flower selection process, it makes sense to cover all the types of flowers available in New Horizons. Here’s what we know so far.

  • Carnations: White race.
  • Cosmos: Pink, orange and black race.
  • Dandelions: Cannot breed.
  • Jacob’s Ladder: Cannot reproduce.
  • Lilies: Pink, orange and black breed.
  • Pansies: Race orange, blue, red (special), purple, orange (special)
  • Roses: Race pink, purple, orange, black, red (special), blue and gold
  • Tulips: Pink, orange, black, purple breed.
  • Violets: Pink race.

Basic versions of these flowers can be purchased in seed packets from Nook’s Cranny or their basic store. To plant flowers, just buy them, go to where you want to plant the flower, and select the flower bag from your inventory. To transplant, it is enough to dig them up with a shovel and replant them in the same way.

However, in order to get the most out of your new flowers, it makes sense to have the right tools for the job. For the most part, all you really need is the watering can. The Fragile Watering Can handles 1×1 squares of land very well, but true flower lovers should get the Standard Watering Can recipe, which sprays a larger area at a time. To get this recipe, spend 3,000 Nook Miles on the “Pretty Good Tools” set at ABD.

The watering can requires a fragile watering can and an iron nugget. To get Iron Nuggets, simply hit a rock with an ax or shovel. You should be able to get at least one nugget per day just from the rocks around your island.

How to grow hybrid flowers

Now that you know the basics of planting flowers, it’s time to breed them. The process is actually quite simple. As seen in this photo, all you need to do is arrange a 3×3 flower cluster like this one. Think of the arrangement as the points of a five on a standard die. Make sure to leave an empty space between your plants, as this is where its offspring will breed. The color of the hybrid you get depends on the colors of the flowers located next to each other. In this example, the row of red and white roses above is most likely to have pink roses appear in the center.

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ has many types of flowers. This arrangement is the best way to breed hybrids. ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is out now on Nintendo Switch.

Here are the basic rules of coloring.

  • Pink: White + Red
  • Yellow: Red + Orange
  • White: yellow + purple
  • Black: Red + Red

As with most natural selection processes, there is ample room for variation and randomization. Here are some of the more adventurous and lucrative combos.

  • Black Cosmos: Orange + Orange
  • Blue Thoughts: White + White
  • Special Red Thoughts: Blue + Red
  • Violet Pansies: Red Special + Red Special / Orange Special + Orange Special
  • Special Orange Pansies: Blue + Orange
  • Pink roses: red + red
  • Purple roses: white + white
  • Special red roses: orange + purple
  • Blue Roses: Red Special + Red Special
  • Golden Roses: Dried Black Rose + Golden Watering Can (Get a Five Star Town Rating and craft with 1 Gold Nugget and 1 Watering Can).

That’s all you need to know about hybrid flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Just water your plants daily and watch them grow in a beautiful garden.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now on Nintendo Switch.

What are your thoughts on New Horizons until there? What type of flower do you prefer? Tell us in the comments section!

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