Few people realize the variety of beautiful flowers that are available in brown.
Brown is one of the most underrated colors when it comes to flowers, and you’re missing out if you don’t include them in your garden.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite brown flower options for your garden this spring and summer.
Take a look at these stunning plants that will add beauty to any landscape or garden.
1. Angel Amber Kiss Pansy
The angel amber kiss pansy is a stunning, shade-loving annual that’s great for containers. Unique colors are why these are our favorites.
Flowers of the angel amber kiss pansies are dark maroon at base with an oily layer of yellow which glitters in sunlight, hence its name ‘angel’ and ‘amber’. It flowers during summer season to bring cheer in your garden.
You can grow them in hanging baskets or in large pots so that they hang down and look beautiful. They require little care and training, and need protection from severe cold climates.
Angel amber doesn’t like extreme heat so keep them away from summer sun too.
2. Bearded Irises
The bearded iris with brown flowers is the most popular of all irises grown in gardens.
Flowers are soft lavender to deep purple with dark beards, sometimes appearing black. Colored areas are lighter on the inside and fading to golden yellow within, giving it a ‘gilded’ appearance.
The plant itself thrives in well-drained soil in moist conditions with full or partial sun exposure. They grow up to 30 inches tall and require minimal maintenance. During summer season, their stems produce foliage which remain green even after flowering.
There’s nothing like having day lilies in your garden which can bring charm when they bloom.
The plant produces flowers that range from white through yellows into golds. Depending upon the variety, height ranges between 16 to 36 inches. It requires well-drained soil with lots of sunlight for best results.
Columbine flowers are attractive and come in shades of brown, purple, red, yellow and blue colors which appear in spring season.
This perennial plant grows up to 30 inches tall in full bloom, while the foliage remain low around 6 inches in height. Flowers range from red through pinkish orange to bright yellow in color depending upon the variety.
They can be planted along pathways or within borders where they will come out once in awhile to break the pattern. Not only do they look beautiful when they blossom, but also leaves grow into ferns that add texture to your garden’s landscaping plan during summer season when flowers are not blooming.
5. Oriental Poppy
Oriental poppies with brownish flower petals are one of the best flower for your garden this spring season.
Flowers of oriental poppies are orange to soft scarlet with black-red center, similar to that of a paper cutout. They bloom during late spring or early summer depending upon the variety and require full sun exposure with well-drained soil for best results.
Their height can reach up to 2 feet when fully bloomed, which makes them an excellent choice for borders or cutting gardens where they can be mixed with other flowers or plants to give your yard some color.
6. Japanese Arisaema
These are unique, beautiful and come in shades of brown. The leaves of Japanese arisaema comes in various shapes. They have a long green stem with two lobes at the base which are covered by cream to light green leaves.
Flowers are usually pink or white with a maroon center that appears during spring season. They offer unique beauty to your garden but require moist soil that drains well if planted in pots or directly into ground.
Dahlia flowers also come in brown color and they can add some charm to your garden this spring season.
Most people plant dahlias for their showy flowers rather than foliage, but there is one variety (named ‘Bonica which offers both equally impressive flower and foliage. The flowers are dark chocolate brown which is eye-popping when they flower in summer season.
Their height (depending on the variety) ranges between 2 to 6 feet tall, making them wonderful when planted along borders or in garden beds where their blooms can be seen from all around.
8. Flowering Tobacco
As the name suggests, these flowers come in shades of brown that looks like smoke (hence the name). They bloom enough throughout summer season that you can enjoy their beauty with each passing day.
Flowering tobacco plants produce striking blooms with five petals and throats lined with red lines. They range in colors from white through soft yellow to deep orange depending upon the variety/type grown, whereas foliage is green and grows low at around 12 inches in height during summer season.
Blooms can last up to 2 weeks when in full bloom and make a great cut flower, which is why they are often grown for arrangements inside homes these days.
9. Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus flowers come in shades of pink, red, orange and yellow colors which add charm to your garden this spring season.
Tropical hibiscus plants produce blooms that range from white through vivid pinks to blood red depending upon the variety. The leaves grow high up at around 6 feet tall whereas flowers appear on shorter stalks at around 4 feet tall during summer season.
Depending upon the variety, their height varies between 30 cm and two feet tall. They are primarily grown for their summer flowers which range in colors, size and shape (depending upon the variety).
10. Boat Orchids
Boat orchids come with unusual shapes that can be described as curved or boat-shaped.
Once you start growing them inside your home during winter season, you will discover why they are called so.
11. Cattleya Velutina
Cattleya velutina flowers are brownish green or white with green veins that can be regarded as work of art due to its beauty.
This variety is also called “velvet cattleya” because the flower’s base color is brownish green, which makes it appear dark unless you look at them closely. The inner side of their petals are white whereas the tips have a pinkish tinge, making them look stunning when viewed from close quarters.
They can grow up to 2 feet tall within one year if planted outdoors during summer season and require bright sunlight so they don’t become lanky or spind by mid-season. Indoor plants are best grown during winter season so they can flower within first year.
12. Antler Orchids
Antler orchids are rare varieties that bloom with unusual colors ranging from white to light brown through deep red colors.
These flowers have various unique features starting from their color, which ranges from pale yellow (almost resembling vanilla) to dark chocolate brown and even bright red like a radish (depending upon the variety). Their spindly stem and tall leaves make them look like antlers of an animal; hence their name.
They require bright sunlight for healthy growth because low lighting makes them become short and lanky inside homes as well as outdoors during summer season. Indoor plants should be watered sparingly as growing them in a pot indoors for a long time will cause root rot.
13. Charlie Brown Rose
Charlie brown rose flowers come in light pink colors/shades and have a peachy scent that refreshes your mood instantly.
Charlie brown roses don’t have itchy thorns while their blooms open up into small sized, single layer petals with round center. The stems are green in color whereas leaves resemble those of mint plants, which add to their attractiveness when grown outside during summer season.
These varieties produce amazing soft-scented blooms from late spring through early fall that refresh your mood immediately after being inhaled (in fact you can easily notice the difference between normal and Charlie Brown roses at our local flower markets). Therefore, they make perfect indoor flowers during off season because they don’t require more than 6 hours of bright sunlight (if grown indoors).
14. Graham Thomas Austin Rose
Graham Thomas Austin rose flowers come with clusters of single layer petals that are dark pink in color and grow up to 6 feet tall.
This variety of roses can be grown outdoors only during summer season because they need full sunlight for healthy growth during this period. The blooms open up into beautiful pale pink or white, single layer petals having darker shades at the edges.
They have thick stems which help them remain strong so there is no need to use stakes when growing these varieties.
These varieties don’t require much care if planted outdoors since cold weather enhances their beauty by making blooms fuller and healthier (they prefer cooler nights). Their fragrance makes them a great choice for outdoor gardens where you can enjoy their amazing scent while walking past them during summer season.
15. Blanket Flower
Blanket flower is also known as Gaillardia due to its yellow/orange colored petals with black centers.
Gaillardia or blanket flowers are mostly grown for their bright daisy like blooms that come in shades of yellow, orange and red (in some varieties). Their thick stems can grow up to 2 feet tall whereas leaves resemble those of daisies; hence the name “blanket flower”.
Their outer petals have dark central patterns that attract butterflies while their stem tips look attractive when used in floral arrangements. They should be watered on a regular basis so they don’t wilt or dry up. Otherwise, these varieties require little care and can be grown without using of staking.
16. Echibeckia ‘Summerina Brown’
Echibeckia ‘Summerina Brown’ flowers have clusters of single layer petals that are dark brown in color and attract butterflies with their subtle scent.
This variety of flowers comes with petals having deep brown colors (almost resembling black) with centers looking like charcoal when compared to other varieties (this is one amazing feature they possess).
Their growth rate is slow; therefore they should be watered on a regular basis so they don’t wilt or lose their natural beauty too quickly. They can flourish well in bright sunlight but keeping them under direct sunlight for hours can harm them (so it’s better to place them under partial sunlight).
17. Absalon Tulip
Absalon tulips are rare variety of tulips having dark orange/red colored petals with black centers lining up like stripes on the petals.
Absalon tulips come in shades of orange, red and yellow (depending upon the colors present in their native environment) but have black center lines that look stunning when grown outside during summer season.
This variety comes with single layer petals growing 1-2 inches wide, which makes them ideal for both indoor and outdoor gardens where you want to display their amazing beauty for a long period of time. These varieties require little care that doesn’t include staking because they are strong enough to grow without any help.
18. Hardy Mums
Hardy mums are grown for their small/medium sized flowers with single layer petals surrounding yellow centers, but the red petals are also widely available in some varieties.
Hardy mums come in both double and single layer petals that can be surrounded by yellow or dark orange colored chrysanthemum-like centers (depending upon the variety of mum you plant).
Hardy mums have tough leaves that stay green throughout winter season, making them ideal for planting during early autumn so they remain healthy until late winter season. These types of flowers require partial sunlight so they don’t wilt quickly under direct sunlight. Watering on a regular basis will keep them healthy throughout the summer season.
19. Chocolate Cosmos
Chocolate cosmos are ideal varieties for planting during early autumn so they grow well in cold weather and don’t fall prey to any insect/pest attack (due to their strong smell).
Chocolate cosmos come with petals that have dark chocolate color when fully blossomed (hence the name) although, their stems remain brownish in color until late winter when the flowers stay alive but wilt away after few days.
They need little care; therefore you should place them in full sunlight since direct sunlight can cause their leaves to turn yellow/brown quickly. You can make soil rich in organic matter before planting this variety of flower so they remain healthy throughout the summer season (by absorbing nutrients directly from the soil, which will cause them to grow without any problem).
20. Carolina Allspice
Carolina allspice flowers are small in size with yellow petals having brown spots on it (like chili), but they also come with light pink or orange centers that attract bees and butterflies.
The Carolina allspic flower has single layer petals surrounding yellow colored centers, but there are some varieties available where you can find both dark red and orange colored center lines.
This variety is best suited for planting during early spring season because of their tender growth nature; however you should still avoid water logging or overwatering them since they don’t prefer these conditions at all. It’s better to place them under partial sunlight or indirect sunlight to keep them healthy throughout the summer season.
21. Chocolate Orchid
Chocolate orchid flowers are usually large in size, but they come with deep brown petals surrounding chocolate brown colored centers that attract bees during early summer months.
The chocolate orchids have large single layer petals surrounding deep chocolate sized colored chrysanthemum-like center lines (that can be yellow in color), which makes them ideal for planting during late winter/early spring so they become well established before summers start to hit your region hard.
You will need to provide these plants with full or partial sunlight throughout hot weather because keeping them under direct sunlight for hours can damage their tender leaves by causing them to lose water quickly through evaporation.
22. Cattleya Angerei
Cattleya angerei is one of the most beautiful types of flowers with petals that have white to pale pink colors surrounding dark red colored centers.
The Cattleya angerei flower has single layer petals surrounding deep red colored chrysanthemum-like center lines, which makes them ideal for planting during late spring because they grow well in warm weather conditions only.
When you want to plant this variety of flower, then make sure you do it under indirect sunlight or partial sunlight because they don’t tolerate direct exposure very well. Although these plants produce good amount of light energy during summer seasons but their tender leaves will fall prey to insects/pests if exposed directly hot sun rays for hours at a stretch.
23. Golden Leafed-Orchid
Golden leafed-orchids are ideal varieties for planting in late spring because they grow well during the season (and remain healthy), but you can’t plant them during summer seasons because of their tender growth nature.
The golden leafed-orchid has single layer petals surrounding deep brown colored “center lines”, which makes them ideal for planting under partial sunlight or indirect sunlight to keep them healthy throughout hot weather (if planted under direct sunlight, then their leaves will start turning yellow and wilt away quickly).
These plants need fertile soil with organic matter mixed in it to absorb nutrients directly from the soil so that they remain healthy throughout the summer season.
24. Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium
Aloe-leafed cymbidium flowers come with either white/green (or pinkish) petals surrounding chocolate brown colored centers, but there different varieties available for planting that you can choose from.
The Aloe-leafed cymbidium has single layer petals surrounding dark brown center lines, which makes them ideal for planting under full sunlight or partial sunlight to get maximum light exposure (and keep them healthy throughout the summer season).
If you live in warm temperate regions then it’s better to plant these types of flower during late spring so they become well established before hot weather starts damaging their tender leaves and buds). It’s best to provide these plants with fertile soil and proper irrigation because lack of proper soil nutrients and water can damage their delicate leaves.
25. Cymbidium Hybrids
Cymbidium hybrids flowers are usually yellow with dark center lines surrounded white to pale pink colored petals, but there different types available for planting that you can choose from according to your preferences.
The Cymbidium hybrids have single layer petals surrounding brown/chocolate sized chrysanthemum-like center lines, which makes them ideal for planting in late spring/summer seasons so they become well established in warm weather before the arrival of cold winter months in your region (as a result of this, they’ll remain healthy throughout hot weather).
It’s best to provide these plants with partial sunlight or indirect sunlight because direct exposure under hot sun rays can damage their tender leaves and buds quickly over a period of time. You should also make sure that you plant them in fertile soil with proper irrigation to keep the plant healthy throughout summer seasons because lack of proper soil nutrients and water can damage their delicate growth nature rapidly.
26. Deer-Antlered Orchid
Deer-antlered orchids are favorite varieties for planting because they do well in warm spring/summer seasons, but it’s not possible to plant them during winter months because the tender leaves will fall prey to insects/pests if temperatures drop below freezing point (and can even be damaged by frost).
The deer-antlered orchid has single layer petals surrounding dark chocolate colored “center lines”, which makes them ideal for planting under full sunlight or partial sunlight to get maximum light exposure (and keep them healthy throughout the summer season).
These plants need fertile soil with organic matter mixed in it to absorb nutrients directly from the soil so that they remain healthy during hot weather.
27. Lady Banks Rose
Lady banks rose can be planted during late spring/summer seasons because they’ll grow well during these months, but you cannot plant them before this time period because if tender green growth is exposed directly to sun rays then their leaves will start turning yellow and wilt away quickly due to lack of moisture & nutrients.
The lady banks rose has deep dark brown petals surrounding white colored “center lines”, which makes them ideal for planting under full sunlight or partial sunlight to get maximum light exposure (and keep them healthy throughout the summer season).
These plants need fertile soil with organic matter mixed in it to absorb nutrients directly from the soil so that they remain healthy during hot weather.
28. Red Trillium
Red trillium flowers are usually pink with dark brownish red colored “center lines”, which makes them ideal for planting under full sunlight or partial sunlight to get maximum light exposure (and keep them healthy throughout the summer season).
These plants need fertile garden soil with organic matter mixed in it, but you must make sure that there’s enough moisture in the soil for this plant to grow properly because lack of proper moisture can damage their delicate buds over a period of time.