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Flowers
All Flowers
From top row to bottom row: violets, lilies, tulips, cosmos, pansies, and roses
Type
Undergrowth Vegetation
Spawns
Daily
Rarity
Common
Flowers
A player watering flowers in City Folk
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Flowers are decorative items occurring in all Animal Crossing games; most 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: players can develop new colors (known as "hybrids") through selective planting.

Overview

Flower seeds can be purchased (Gardening Store or Tom Nook's Store); flowers, once grown, can be transplanted, and from Dōbutsu no Mori e+ flowers can be worn as accessories, used in home decor, or given as gifts.

The Tulip, Pansy and Cosmos occur across all Animal Crossing platforms. Other flowers, and their platforms, are:

In this Wikia, colors are referred to as "Base" (standard color from purchase/ gift) and "Hybrid" (developed through cross-pollination/ hybridization).

Survival

All flowers (except golden roses) can wilt (Animal Crossing: Wild World onwards): wilted flowers become dull brown, and are destroyed if picked but can be restored (on the following day) if watered with a watering can on the same day as they wilt.

Running across flowers gives a 10% (12.5% in Animal Crossing: New Leaf) chance of destruction. Digging up flowers with a shovel will destroy them.

Flowers will slightly brighten up upon watering; precipitation will also revive flowers.

Villagers can destroy flowers by running over them several times.

Insects on Flowers

Main article: Flower Insects
Many insect species are attracted to flowers such as Ladybugs, Butterflies, Mantises, and Snails: some will only appear on flowers, such as snails (Including Jacob's Ladders). Until Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Tulips did not attract insects). 
Snaily
Picture shows a Snail on a Jacob's Ladder

See Flower Insects for a complete list of the insects you'll find on flowers.

Standard Flowers (all platforms)

Cosmos

Cosmos are multi-petaled and thin-leaved flowers that take on the appearance of daisies in real life. The base colors are yellow, pink, and blue in GCN games, and red, white, and yellow in other games. Hybrid colors include orange, pink, and black. Unlike roses, if the player were to water the black cosmos with a Golden Watering Can, the cosmos will not turn gold.

Cosmos
Color 1
Color 2
Possible outcomes
Red Cosmos Red Cosmos Red CosmosBlack Cosmos
Red Cosmos White Cosmos Red CosmosWhite CosmosPink Cosmos
Red Cosmos Yellow Cosmos Red CosmosYellow CosmosOrange Cosmos

Rose

Roses are common in all the games from Animal Crossing: Wild World onward. The base colors are red, white, and yellow. Hybrid colors are pink, orange, black, purple, and blue. Gold roses also exist, and are obtained by watering a wilted black rose with a golden watering can.

Blue roses are unique. Creating them requires two "hybrid red" roses. Hybrid red roses are created by breeding orange x white, purple x red or orange x purple. Hybrid red roses cannot be distinguished from regular roses in any fashion, so care must be taken. Breeding two hybrid red roses gives a chance of blue roses.

Roses
Color 1
Color 2
Possible outcomes
Red Rose Red Rose Red RoseBlack Rose
Red Rose White Rose Red RoseWhite RosePink Rose
Red Rose Yellow Rose Red RoseYellow RoseOrange Rose
White Rose White Rose White RosePurple Rose
Black Rose Purple Rose Black RosePurple Rose
Orange Rose White Rose White RoseRed RoseStarIconGold
Orange Rose Purple Rose White RoseRed RoseStarIconGold
Red Rose Purple Rose Pink RoseRed RoseStarIconGold
Red RoseStarIconGold Red RoseStarIconGold Black RoseRed RoseBlue Rose
Wilted Black Rose
Wateringcan gold
Gold Rose
Gold Rose Gold Rose Yellow Rose

Tulip

Tulips are common in all the games. The base colors are red, white, and yellow. Hybrid colors are pink, purple, orange, and black.

Tulips
Color 1
Color 2
Possible outcomes
Red Tulip Red Tulip Red TulipBlack Tulip
Red Tulip White Tulip Red TulipWhite TulipPink Tulip
Red Tulip Yellow Tulip Red TulipYellow TulipPurple Tulip
Yellow Tulip Yellow Tulip Yellow TulipBlack Tulip

Pansy

Pansies are common in all the games. The base colors are red, white, and yellow. Hybrid colors that can be found are orange, blue, and purple.

Pansies
Color 1
Color 2
Possible outcomes
Red Pansy Red Pansy Red Pansy
Orange Pansy Red Pansy Red PansyStarIconGold
Purple Pansy Red Pansy Red PansyStarIconGold
Blue Pansy Red Pansy Red PansyStarIconGold
Red PansyStarIconGold Red PansyStarIconGold Red PansyStarIconGoldPurple Pansy
Red Pansy White Pansy Red PansyWhite Pansy
Red Pansy Yellow Pansy Red PansyYellow PansyOrange Pansy
White Pansy White Pansy White PansyBlue Pansy


Violet

Violets are a new flower in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The basic colors are white, purple, and yellow. The only hybrid is blue, created from white and purple parents.

Lily

Lilies are a new flower in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The basic colors are red, white, and yellow. Hybrid colors are pink, orange, and black.

Special Flowers

Carnations

Carnations
Pink Carnations being watered
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Carnations can only be obtained in City Folk and New Leaf. There are three colors - pink is obtained from the player's mother on Mother's Day (May 10), the red is obtained from the player's father on Father's Day (June 21), and whites are created as hybrids of the two.

Carnations
Color 1
Color 2
Possible outcomes
Pink Carnation Pink Carnation Pink Carnation
Pink Carnation Red Carnation Red CarnationWhite Carnation
Pink Carnation White Carnation Pink CarnationWhite Carnation
Red Carnation White Carnation Red CarnationWhite Carnation
White Carnation White Carnation White CarnationPink CarnationRed Carnation

Clover

Main article: Clover
Four-Leaf Clover Found
A player finds a four-leaf clover
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Clover grows frequently as weeds, disappearing after being pulled. Infrequently, when clover is picked the player exclaims that they've found a four-leaf clover, which is then found in the player's inventory. The four leafed-clover has been known to improve luck and can be used as a hair accessory or home decoration.

Dandelion

Main article: Dandelion
Dandelion new leaf
Dandelion.
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A Dandelion appears randomly, and although essentially a weed (which disappears when picked) it does not affect town status. It is brighter and fuller in appearance than a sun (yellow) Cosmos.

After a few days Dandelion flowers turn white and become "puffs" which can be "blown away" by the player resulting in the seeds floating away and disappearing (e.g., equipped as a tool, action by pressing A). Puffs do not re-seed.

Jacob's Ladders

Main article: Jacob's Ladder
's Ladder
A Jacob's Ladder
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When the environment of a town reaches perfect level, the Jacob's Ladder flower grows, usually on the edge of a cliff. It is a rare and desirable flower.

Color/ appearance

  • Base: white (bells handing from a curved stem (similar to real-world "Lily of the Valley") with a large green leaf behind.)
  • Hybrid: none, not possible.

Note: In growing hybrids, placing Jacob's Ladder next to parent flowers increases the chances of germinating a hybrid.

Rafflesia

Main article: Rafflesia

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 (e.g. far from perfect) and can be considered the polar opposite of the Jacob's Ladder.

Real-world Rafflesia is notorious for its smell: in Animal Crossing, this is represented by the presence of flies attracted by the rotting odour.

Rafflesia removal

After weeds are removed, Rafflesias will wilt, then disappear.

To rid your town of weeds, either pull them up or talk to Wisp, the ghost who will grant a wish to remove all weeds if you complete a task (to restore all five spirits). Only in Animal Crossing: City Folk and in Animal Crossing  can Wisp remove the weeds without you pulling them up.

Hybrids: Overview

Hybrids first appeared in Animal Crossing: Wild World, though some hybrid colorations (especially cosmos) were available as basic colors in GCN games. Hybrids and the process of growing them in the game reflects real-world cross-pollination and selective planting, when pollen from two plants (of the same type but with different characteristics) combines resulting in a new plant with a unique feature.

One special "hybrid", the golden rose, is created not by selective planting but by using a golden watering can to water a wilted black rose.

Hybrids

Although special hybrid colors are often the desirable results of selective planting, base colors can also result: e.g., two red cosmos can spawn either a black or a red cosmos.

Hybrids cannot exist between different types of flowers (e.g., lilies and roses) and the Jacob's Ladder will not parent additional flowers of its type.

Neither germination nor the occurrence of a special color are guaranteed, but some factors improve likelihood (see next section).

Hybrid Farm
A large and effective hybridization Farm for pansies in New Leaf.
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Hybrid Germination Guide

Growing Hybrid Flowers

Plant flowers of the same type ("Parents") adjacent 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.

Some factors may increase the likelihood of hybrid germination: certain factors are required whilst others are anecdotally considered beneficial.

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 Feng Shui
  • Presence of Jacob's ladders next to either parent
  • Watering dried out flowers that meet hybridization conditions
  • Water the flowers after planting (using a silver watering can is best)
  • Fertilizer (only in Animal Crossing: New Leaf)

Getting blue hybrid roses

Breeding two red hybrid roses can result in a blue rose but red hybrid roses are indistinguishable from basic red roses, so care must be taken to differentiate between them if a blue rose is desired.

Flora
Undergrowth vegetation FlowerGrassBushJacob's Ladder
Trees BambooMoney TreeStumpPalmTree
Weeds WeedCloverRafflesiaDandelion
Other Grass DeteriorationFruitFlower Fest
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