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Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Flower Breeding Guide

Whether you are a newcomer or veteran, this guide will explain and simplify how flowers work in the latest title in Nintendo's cute franchise. Figuring out flower breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be a little complex, especially if you are new to the franchise.

Flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Animal Crossing does not tell you a lot of things. One of which is the explanation behind flower breeding, some of which are new while others are familiar to veteran players. Whether you are a seasoned player or a new islander to Nintendo’s iconic franchise, this guide will help you understand all things related to flowers in New Horizons.

HOW FLOWERS WORK IN NEW HORIZONS

First things first, let’s take care of the basics in case anyone does not know. Everyone has a native wildflower, similar to their regional fruit that is only found on their island. A select variety of seeds can be purchased from Timmy and Tommy, with more to come once you build Nook’s Cranny. Two other ways to get more breeds come from visiting a friend’s island or getting a bit lucky at a Nook Miles island. 

When buying seeds, one pack will cost 240 Bells.

Crossing breeding and hybrid flowers return from other iterations of Animal Crossing. The best technique requires you to plant flowers in a checkerboard pattern with a little bit of space in between as hybrid breeds start to grow.

Make sure you have a Watering Can to water your flowers. Also, rain can do the trick, too, in case you do not have that tool or are not able to due to other activities. It will take three to five days for the seed to grow into a flower. Keeping flowers around town will improve its rating and can lead to unlocking more facilities and opportunities.

Be sure to press “Y” when standing over a flower to pick it without taking away the stems. The stems will be able to regrow. Moving a flower’s location will require using the Shovel. Another tip to not ruin your flowers and to treat them with care is to not run through them, or else you will destroy the petals.

Flowers are great for decoration, attracting bugs to capture, sell for money, and complete DIY recipes.

WILDFLOWERS IN NEW HORIZONS

As mentioned previously, you will have a native wildflower. The eight types include:

  • Cosmos
  • Hyacinths
  • Lilies
  • Mums
  • Pansies
  • Tulips
  • Roses
  • Windflowers

BREEDING THE FLOWERS

Lilies:

Lilies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Type of lilies in Animal Crossing: New Horizon (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Red + Red = Black
  • Yellow + Red = Orange
  • Red + White = Pink

Roses:

Roses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Types of roses in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Red + Red = Black
  • Red + White = Pink
  • Yellow + Red = Orange
  • White + White = Purple
  • Purple + Orange = Hybrid Red (Looks identical to Red but required for Blue roses)
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Blue
  • Black watered with Golden Watering Can = Gold
 

Mums:

Yellow mums in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Yellow mums in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • White + Red = Pink
  • White + White = Purple
  • Purple + Purple = Green

Purple and pink mums can be bred through cross-pollinating with themselves.

Pansies:

Red and yellow pansies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Red and yellow pansies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Red + Red = Purple
  • White + White = Blue
  • Yellow + Red = Orange
  • Blue + Blue = Purple
  • Red + Red = Purple

Windflowers:

Red, orange, and white windflowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Red, orange, and white windflowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Orange + Red = Pink
  • Orange + White = Blue
  • White + White = Blue
  • Blue + Pink = Purple
  • Blue + Blue = Purple

Hyacinths:

Red and yellow hyacinths in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Red and yellow hyacinths in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Red + White = Pink
  • White + White = Blue
  • Red + Yellow = Orange
  • Blue + Blue = Purple

Purple and orange can be bred through cross-pollinating with themselves.

Cosmos:

White cosmos in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

White cosmos in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Yellow + Red = Orange
  • Red + White = Pink
  • Red + Red = Black

Tulips:

Tulips around a tree in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

Tulips around a tree in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Credit: Nintendo)

  • Red + Red = Black
  • Red + Yellow = Orange
  • Red + White = Pink
  • Black + Black = Purple

Orange and black can be bred through cross-pollinating with themselves.

Those are the basics of breeding flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Now go out and make the best garden you can possibly create.

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