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Flowers are plants that can be grown from wild Seed (icon) Seeds and seed packets in flower plots. Flowers come in limited colors by default, but new color variations are obtained through crossbreeding different flower colors together. Rare flowers are flowers with a special pattern applied on top of their color.

Plucked flowers can be placed into flower boxes located around Friendship Island, most commonly near the signs of Visitor Cabins.

For information on pink Plant.png Plants that contain items, go to "Plants". For information on Rainfall_Flower.png Rainfall Flowers, go to "Rainfall Flowers". For information on the Flowers (Collection) Icon.png "Flowers" collection, go to "Flowers (Collection)".

Table of Contents
Flower Basics

List of FlowersList of RecipesBasics Summarized

Growing Flowers

Growth StagesMeadow FlowersOther Regional FlowersEvent Flowers
Biome CompatibilityFertilization and PatternsMoving FlowersAvailable Flower Plots

Crossbreeding

Crossbred ColorsCross-type BreedingExample Layouts

Color Variations

Master PaletteSolid ColorsColor ChartsPattern Colors

Changes to the Flower Feature

Recent Changes - Upcoming Changes

List of Flowers

All flowers have the "Common" rarity in the inventory, even ones with rare patterns and color variations.

Meadow Flowers
Image Name Starting Colors Seed Packet Seedling Tags
Bellbutton (icon) Bellbutton      Yellow
     Blue
     White
Bellbutton seed packet (image) Bellbutton seedling (image) Meadow tag (icon) Flower tag (icon)
Dandelily (icon) Dandelily      Red
     Yellow
     White
Dandelily seed packet (image) Dandelily seedling (image) Meadow tag (icon) Flower tag (icon)
Penstemum (icon) Penstemum      Green
     Sky
     White
Penstemum seed packet (image) Penstemum seedling (image) Meadow tag (icon) Flower tag (icon)
Tulias (icon) Tulias      Red
     Yellow
     Violet
Tulias seed packet (image) Tulias seedling (image) Meadow tag (icon) Flower tag (icon)
Other Regional Flowers
Image Name Starting Colors Seed Packet Seedling Tags
Thistle (icon) Heavy Nettle      Orange Thistle seed packet (icon) Thistle seedling (icon) Volcanic (tag) Flower tag icon
Hibiscus (icon) Hibiscus      Hot Pink Hibiscus seed packet (icon) Hibiscus seedling (icon) Tropical (tag) Flower (tag)
Thistle (icon) Thistle      Violet Thistle seed packet (icon) Thistle seedling (icon) Rocky (tag) Flower (tag)
Event Flowers
Image Name Starting Colors Seed Packet Seedling Tags
Marigold (icon) Marigold      Orange N/A

(Colorblaze Carnival Event only)

Marigold seedling (icon) Colorblaze Icon.png Flower Icon.png
Eggwort (icon) Eggwort      Sky
     White
N/A

(Month of Meh Event only)

Eggwort seedling (icon) Month of Meh Icon.png Flower Icon.png

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List of Recipes

Image Name Tags Rarity Source Materials
Penstemum Candle (icon) Flower Candle

(any flower type)

FireIcon.webp Flower Icon.png (varies)

(3rd tag depends on flower type)

Rare Creation Station Beeswax.png Beeswax (5)

Flower icon Flowers (5)

Rare Candle Rare Candle

(any pattern color)

FireIcon.webp Flower Icon.png Gem Icon.png Rare Creation Station Beeswax.png Beeswax (5)

Flower icon Patterned Flowers (5)

Flower Crown Flower Crown

(any flower type)

Flower Icon.png Rare Creation Station

Plans from Wish me mell level 16

Thread.png Thread (3)

Flower icon Flowers (15)

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Basics Summarized

Flowers have surprisingly complex mechanics, but as a quick summary of this entire page:

  1. To grow flowers faster, water them daily.
  2. If you want to breed flowers, make sure they are fertilized! Always pluck bloomed flowers, then fertilize them afterwards.
  3. Leave free spaces next to plants if you want seeds!
  4. Any two plants touching a free space can be the parents of a seed or seedling that spawns in it.
  5. Flowers of the same type can mix colors if their colors are compatible. (Only specific colors mix.)
  6. Sometimes fertilized plants will gain a pattern. These are useful for:
    • Color transfers: The patterned flower breeds with a different type to transfer its color.
    • Pattern transfers: The patterned flower breeds with a different type (but same basic color) to transfer its pattern.
    • New pattern colors: Two patterned flowers of the same type transfer one of one's color to a seed's pattern.

Exactly how to obtain specific flowers in specific colors does get more complicated. The "Crossbreeding" section covers most of it, and the "Solid Colors" section of this page has a summary and color chart. If you are not sure how to arrange your plants, check the "Example Layouts" section.

Official Guide Image

The following flower color guide was posted to the official Discord by the developer Chelsea. It is current as of version 1.6.2.

Official Flower Color Guide

(Click the guide to view a larger version.)

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Growing Flowers

In order to grow a flower, the player can plant seeds. Wild Seed (icon) Seeds from Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow are one option. Players can also obtain seeds as seed packets from Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsules and putting plucked flowers into the Seed Dispenser (icon) Seed Dispenser.

Growth Stages

Flower growing stages.

The stages of growth are seed, sprout, grown plant, bud, and bloomed flower. Starting from a seed, a flower takes 4 days to bloom if watered daily using a Watering Can (icon) Watering Can. A flower can only be watered once a day. Flowers can still grow if not watered; however, growth takes longer.

Watering causes a flower to grow 1 day faster than it would otherwise. If a flower spawns into the garden at a different stage than a seed, it may not always change stages when watered. This is most commonly seen with newly planted seedlings, which remain a bud even if watered the next day.

Watering can also be done with the assistance of a Nul icon Nul wearing the Sprinkler Hat icon Sprinkler Hat, which is unlocked through the "Friends of the Flowers" quest. The nul waters all the plots in a biome (region) once when the hat is given to it and can water once per day after that, but only if asked by the player. Multiple nuls can receive hats. A player can water all plots in a flower patch by wearing the Sprinkler Hat icon Sprinkler Hat while watering.

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Meadow Flowers

The first available flower plots are in Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow. If planted in Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow, the Seed (icon) Seed item always produces a single Meadow flower type. This is the player's wildflower — or default flower type — for the Meadow, and the Meadow's wildflower is randomly set for each island.

A wildflower grown from wild Seed (icon) Seeds can have any of its default colors. Every Meadow flower has 3 default colors. The Meadow wildflower can be the Bellbutton (icon) Bellbutton (yellow, blue, or white), Dandelily (icon) Dandelily (red, yellow, or white), Penstemum (icon) Penstemum (green, sky, or white), or Tulias (icon) Tulias (red, yellow, or violet).

The other Meadow flower seeds are obtainable through Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsules. Usually, the Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsules contain seed packets with the other Meadow flowers in any of their default colors. It is guaranteed to gain every other type of Meadow flower, but it is not guaranteed to get all default colors. If this happens, the other default colors must be obtained through crossbreeding if possible or by obtaining additional Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsules from the Crane Craze mini-game.

Meadow flowers can also be planted in the Seaside Resort (icon) Seaside Resort and Gemstone Mountain (icon) Gemstone Mountain.

Other Regional Flowers

There are other flowers that are available through quests that unlock more plots in other biomes.

Hibiscus

The Hibiscus (icon) Hibiscus is the wildflower of the Seaside Resort (icon) Seaside Resort. Completing the "Beach Blossoms" quest with Lou face icon Lou as a moved-in resident unlocks the Resort's flower plots. A wild Seed (icon) Seed planted in the Seaside Resort always produces a hot pink hibiscus. The hibiscus can also be planted in Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow and Mount Hothead (icon) Mount Hothead.

Thistle

The Thistle icon Thistle is the wildflower of Gemstone Mountain (icon) Gemstone Mountain. Completing the "Wild Mountain Time" quest with Poco face icon Poco as a moved-in resident unlocks Gemstone's flower plots. A Seed (icon) Seed planted in Gemstone Mountain always produces a violet thistle. The thistle can also be planted in Mount Hothead (icon) Mount Hothead.

Heavy Nettle

The Heavy Nettle icon Heavy Nettle is the wildflower of Mount Hothead (icon) Mount Hothead. Completing the "Fiery Flowers" quest with Chico face icon Chico as a moved-in resident unlocks Mount Hothead's flower plots. A Seed (icon) Seed planted in Gemstone Mountain always produces an orange heavy nettle. The heavy nettle can also be planted in Gemstone Mountain (icon) Gemstone Mountain.

Events Flowers

There are other flowers that are obtained only through events. At this time, event flowers can crossbreed and self-propagate only during events, meaning that breeding new colors is not possible outside of the event period. Similarly, new patterns cannot be transferred from other types into event flowers after the event ends.

However, event flowers can obtain patterns through fertilization at any time, and their patterns and colors can be transferred to other types by crossbreeding those types with patterned event flowers.

Event flowers cannot be turned into seed packets by digging them up or by using the Seed Dispenser (icon) Seed Dispenser, making their flowers purely decorative.

Marigold

The marigold icon Marigold is only obtainable during an event: the Colorblaze Carnival. Orange is the marigold's default color. During the event, orange marigolds can randomly appear in any empty flower plot in any biome. Marigolds are currently the only flower that has the "trim" pattern by default. All event flower limitations do apply to marigolds.

Eggwort

The eggwort icon Eggwort is only obtainable during an event: the Month of Meh. Sky and white are the marigold's default colors. During the event, sky and white eggworts can randomly appear in any empty flower plot in any biome. Eggworts are currently the only flower that has the "speckled" pattern by default. All event flower limitations do apply to eggworts.

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Biome Compatibility

Not every flower can grow or be planted in every region. Besides event flowers, which currently grow in all regions, the following table shows which regions allow which plants.

Regions and Flower Compatibility
Region Bellbutton (icon)
Bellbutton
Dandelily (icon)
Dandelily
Penstemum (icon)
Penstemum
Tulias (icon)
Tulias
Hibiscus (icon)
Hibiscus
Thistle (icon)
Thistle
Heavy Nettle (icon)
Heavy Nettle
Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow yes yes yes yes yes
Seaside Resort (icon) Seaside Resort yes yes yes yes yes yes
Gemstone Mountain (icon) Gemstone Mountain yes yes yes yes yes yes
Mount Hothead (icon) Mount Hothead yes yes yes

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Fertilization and Patterns

The player can also use FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer (most easily obtained by using the Composter (icon) Composter) once a day on most plants. FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer increases the chance of crossbreeding, encourages a plant to propagate (produce seeds), and can cause a plant to turn into a "rare" plant with a pattern.

Flowers with a pattern are referred to as "rare" flowers. Crossbred flowers can also become rare flowers. A pattern has a 1% chance of appearing when FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer is applied to flowers at any stage. The plant, not the flower it is growing, is what becomes rare, so the plant will continue to grow rare flowers if its flowers are plucked. If a seed or sprout is fertilized and becomes rare before being dug up with the Trowel_Icon.png Trowel, it will retain its pattern even when turned into a seed packet by the trowel.

Unlike non-patterned flowers, plucked rare flowers cannot be turned into seed packets with the Seed Dispenser (icon) Seed Dispenser. However, rare plucked flowers, seedlings, and seed packets can still get turned into FertilizerIcon.png fertilizer using the Composter (icon) Composter.

As detailed in the "Cross-type Breeding" section, patterned flowers must be used to transfer colors between different types of flowers when crossbreeding them. Fertilizing as frequently as possible to try for rare plants, especially rare plants in new colors, is highly recommended.

Patterns

The default color of all patterns is white on all flowers except white flowers, which receive a warm pink pattern instead. Other color combinations can be obtained through in-type crossbreeding. For more details, see the "Pattern Colors" section.

The ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré pattern is the default pattern for almost all flowers. In version 1.5, it was also the pattern of Marigold (icon) marigolds; however, that was an error corrected in version 1.6.

The trim pattern in black (icon) trim pattern became the default pattern of Marigold (icon) marigolds starting in version 1.6. Currently, the marigold is the only flower that has the trim pattern by default.

The speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled pattern is the default pattern of Eggwort (icon) Eggworts. Currently, the eggwort is the only flower that has the speckled pattern by default.

Pattern transfer is possible across types with cross-type breeding using flowers of the same color, but not all types may be able to get all patterns. Event flowers can currently receive new patterns only during their related event, but event flowers can transfer their pattern to a different type at any time of the year.

Flower Patterns and Known Possible Transfers
Flower Default Pattern Confirmed Transfer Unconfirmed Unable to Transfer
Bellbutton (icon) Bellbutton ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Dandelily (icon) Dandelily ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Penstemum (icon) Penstemum ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Tulias (icon) Tulias ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Heavy Nettle (icon) Heavy Nettle ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Hibiscus (icon) Hibiscus ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Thistle (icon) Thistle ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled

trim pattern in black (icon) trim

Marigold (icon) Marigold trim pattern in black (icon) trim ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled
Eggwort (icon) Eggwort speckled pattern in black (icon) speckled ombré pattern in black (icon) ombré trim pattern in black (icon) trim

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Moving Flowers

The Trowel_Icon.png Trowel allows the player to dig up plants and is unlocked during the "Dig It Up" quest. Troweled seeds and sprouts go into the inventory as seed packets, and troweled older plants go into the inventory as seedlings. Both can be replanted when interacting with an empty flower plot.

Freshly planted seedlings are always at the "grown" stage, and freshly planted seed packets are always at the sprout stage. They are both automatically marked as watered and fertilized when put into the ground, but this automatic fertilization does not have a chance of giving the plant a pattern.

However, the automatic fertilization does reportedly boost seed propagation. If attempting to breed a rare (patterned) flower, digging it up and replanting it daily may help.

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Available Flower Plots

Flower patch locations are most easily seen in-game by turning on the map filter option for them.

Merry Meadow Icon.webp Merry Meadow has 302 individual plots in 8 separate flower patches: 3 in the first area (including a small one unlocked during the "Wildflower Hustle" quest), 1 on the second (which requires growing the first Giant Seed (icon) Giant Seed to access), 2 on the third (after the second Giant Seed is grown), and 2 on the fourth (after the third Giant Seed is grown).

Seaside_Resort_Icon.png Seaside Resort has 258 individual plots in 12 separate flower patches, including one flower patch each in the Hopscotch Islands and Cozy Islands. Obtaining these flower fields requires completing the "Beach Blossoms" quest, which requires Lou to have permanently moved into a visitor cabin.

Gemstone Mountain (icon) Gemstone Mountain has 259 individual plots in 11 flower fields. Obtaining these flower fields requires completing the "Wild Mountain Time" quest, which requires Poco to have permanently moved into a visitor cabin.

Gemstone Mountain (icon) Mount Hothead has ?? individual plots in 6 flower fields. Obtaining these flower fields requires completing the "Fiery Flowers" quest, which requires Chico to have permanently moved into a visitor cabin.

The following files may help you with finding and organizing flower plots. These are updated to game version 1.6.2 as of April 14, 2024.

Note: An Excel version of the above plots used to be available, but the current wiki does not support Excel uploads.

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Crossbreeding

Crossbreeding refers to any attempt to breed different flowers together to produce a new result. Flowers can breed with each other if there is an empty plot touching two or more flowers. If an empty plot is touching only one flower, seeds will always be a flower of the same type and solid color.

Flower Breeding Guide: How seeds' parents may be determined if the parents are in a "checkerboard" pattern.

An empty plot is needed to allow a seed to appear. A seed has a chance of appearing next to any flowers that are at least in the grown stage. The seed's parents are then selected from among all grown, budded, or bloomed flower directly touching the seed on any side. If this is pictured as a 3 by 3 square, a seed in the center square could have any plant in the 8 surrounding squares as a parent.

In other words, it does not matter if the flowers are directly touching. Flowers spaced one plot apart will still have up to three plots where a seed that appears could be their child: the one directly between them and the two plots on either side of that (the plots that are between the parents diagonally).

The following tables are some examples of how seeds may be determined from the interaction of two parent plants.

Seeds from Spaced Parents
Seed
A
Seed
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seed
A
Plant
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Plant
B
Seed
B
Seed
A
Seed
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seeds from Diagonal Parents
Seed
A
Seed
A
Seed
A
Seed
A
Plant
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Seed
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Plant
B
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seeds from Side-by-Side Parents
Seed
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Seed
A
Plant
A
Plant
B
Seed
B
Seed
A
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B

If multiple possible parents are in the 3 by 3 square, only two are picked as parents, so only two contribute to the seed's color and type. The selection of parents may be entirely random. Even if two compatible parent are chosen, the chance of a successful crossbreed is lower than the chance of getting a duplicate of either parent. To increase the chance of a crossbreed, use FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer. The boost from fertilizer only effects the plant for that day and does not seem to apply to currently bloomed plants.

FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer also helps crossbreeding by significantly increasing seed propagation. A fertilized plant has a 10% chance of spawning a seed in any empty plot around it. The effect is additive; each additional fertilized plant touching a particular empty plot has a 10% chance of putting a seed in that plot. That makes the maximum chance 80% if a plot is surrounded on all sides by fertilized plants.

Example Seed Chances (with Fertilized Plants)
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
10% Plant Plant 30% Plant 10%
10% 30% 40% Plant 30% 20%
0% 20% Plant 60% Plant 20%
0% 20% Plant Plant Plant 20%
0% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10%

Arranging flowers so that only two plants can interact with produced seeds is a good way to target specific crossbreeding results. However, successful crossbreeding is not guaranteed even by limiting flowers' interactions. (For example, color mixes have about a 20% chance of success.) Because the chance of a seed spawning is determined by the number of nearby plants, plot layouts with more flowers and less predictable interactions can still be successful.

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Crossbred Colors

Flowers of the same type can produce seeds that mix their colors if their colors are compatible. Compatible flowers do not always produce crossbred colors; they also have a chance of producing a flower with only one of the parents' colors.

Like other plucked flowers, plucked flowers with crossbred solid colors are able to be placed into the Seed Dispenser (icon) Seed Dispenser to produce new seed packets as long as they do not have a pattern. Seeds cannot inherit patterns, but fertilized seeds and sprouts can gain patterns before being dug up.

Applying FertilizerIcon.png Fertilizer to flowers is strongly recommended for all crossbreeding attempts. Crossbreeding is possible without FertilizerIcon.png fertilizer, but the chances are much lower.

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Cross-type Breeding

Cross-type breeding refers to breeding flowers across different types of flowers. Successful crossbreeding between flower types requires at least one of the parents to have a pattern, and the result, depending on the parents, can be either a color transfer or a pattern transfer. The chance of success is approximately 1-2%.

Color transfers are when a seed takes its type from one parent while taking its color from a patterned parent of a different type. Only the basic/solid color transfers, not the pattern color. For example, a green penstemum with an ombré crossed with a bellbutton could produce a green bellbutton. A blue bellbutton with an ombré crossed with a dandelily could produce a blue dandelily.

Pattern transfers are when a seed takes its type from one parent while taking its pattern from a patterned parent of a different type. For example, an orange & white trim marigold crossed with an orange bellbutton could produce a orange & white trim bellbutton. The solid colors for the patterned flower and the other type of flower must be the same.

It is still recommended to apply FertilizerIcon.png fertilizer to all possible flowers. Patterned flowers cannot be manually fertilized, but digging up and replanting flowers automatically marks the flowers as fertilized and should help with seed production.

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Example Layouts

Recommending exact layouts can be difficult because of the irregular shapes of flower fields, but the following are basic setup suggestions for fields in general.

A side-by-side pair has the most spaces for possible crossbred seeds of any pair arrangement. If you want to keep breeding pairs separated, rows (or columns, if arranged vertically) should be two spaces apart, while the plant pairs in the row are one space apart from other pairs. The three spaces between two pairs can also produce crossbreeds.

Example of Paired Breeding
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Plant
A
Plant
B
Seed
AB/A/B
Plant
A
Plant
B
Seed
B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
B
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
D
Plant
C
Plant
D
Seed
CD/C/D
Plant
C
Plant
D
Seed
D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
CD/C/D
Seed
D

Rather than a spaced line, you may want to use a continuous line. Even if it results in possibly unwanted pairs, it may increase seed propagation and therefore still help with crossbreeding efforts. Anything unwanted can always go into the Composter for extra fertilizer.

If you have 3 or more colors that you want to crossbreed together in different combinations, this also works fine as a continuous line. All seeds in the below row could result in clones (of plants A, B, or C) or a crossbreed with one of the following combinations: AB, AC, or BC.

Example of Line Breeding
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Plant
A
Plant
B
Plant
C
Plant
A
Plant
B
Plant
C
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)
Seed
(any)

Alternatively, you may be in a situation where you are trying to crossbreed multiple flowers with a single flower. For example, you might have a single flower that you want to breed with several other flowers. In that case, you might want to make a more circular arrangement where the flowers breeding with the central flower cannot breed with each other.

Example of Circular Breeding
Seed
B
Seed
B
Seed
C
Plant
C
Seed
C
Plant
B
Seed
AB/A/B
Seed
AC/A/C
Seed
AC/A/C
Seed
C
Seed
B
Seed
AB/A/B
Plant
A
Seed
AD/A/D
Seed
D
Seed
E
Seed
AE/A/E
Seed
AE/A/E
Seed
AD/A/D
Plant
D
Seed
E
Plant
E
Seed
E
Seed
D
Seed
D

The above circular breeding pattern can include more flowers. A "merry-go-round" can have multiple flowers set to interact with the central flower. The benefit is that more seeds can be produced thanks to having more flowers involved, which may allow more chances at crossbreeding. The con is that more flowers means more alternative parents for the seeds (because, as in all cases, parents are randomly selected). However, the increase in crossbreeding opportunities seems to generally help get useful results, despite the unpredictability of the results.

A setup like the one below shows an attempted cross-type using 6 flower types: 5 in the perimeter with a single central patterned flower of a 6th type. A merry-go-round does not have to involve multiple types or cross-typing; this is only an example.

Example Cross-type Merry-Go-Round
Type
5
Type
1
Type
3
Type
2
Type
5
Type
2
Seed Seed Seed Type
1
Type
4
Seed Ombré

Type 6

Seed Type
4
Type
1
Seed Seed Seed Type
2
Type
5
Type
2
Type
3
Type
1
Type
5

Many thanks to Discord users ._.kitcat and hitherecat for their breeding setup suggestions and assistance.

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Color Variations

Each flower grown from a Seed (icon) Seed or obtained through a Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsule will have one of a flower's default colors. Once grown, the player can crossbreed flowers of different colors to unlock new color variations.

There are 29 possible colors according to the master palette, but black and gray are unable to be obtained at this time. Even without them, with 27 solid colors and all of the possible combinations of pattern colors and types, there are an extremely large amount of possible variations, and the amount increases with every flower type released.

However, the goals for the Flowers collection do not require getting every possible variation, and there is no achievement for doing so. Doing anything more complex is entirely up to the player. Beyond the collection goals, flowers are currently only used for decorative purposes.

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Master Palette

Master Palette Colors (Non-flower Version)
Type
Color Names
Base  Black  Gray  White  Red
Tint  Warm Pink
Base  Coral  Orange  Yellow  Lime
Tint  Blush  Peach  Cream  Pistachio
Base  Green  Teal  Sky  Blue
Tint  Mint  Seafoam  Cloud  Ice
Base  Indigo  Violet  Magenta  Hot Pink
Tint  Periwinkle  Lilac  Cool Pink  Pink

The possible flower colors are all derived from the official master palette, whose colors are seen above and in the official master palette image. The master palette was first introduced in version 1.5 and is meant to be used with flowers and other items, like clothing and furniture.

Flower colors do not precisely match the master palette's brightness or saturation, but the hue remains consistent. According to the developers, the differences in the colors exist to make the flowers more visibly different. The most notable changes to flower colors are for warm pink, blush, and sky.

If you need help identifying colors, this color identifier may help. To use it, you must download it to your device as an .SVG file. On a Macbook, open the .SVG file in your device's image editor, and take a screenshot of the flower to load into the editor.

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Solid Colors

The following table shows how to obtain solid (non-patterned) colors through crossbreeding. Many base solids can be produced by breeding other base colors of the same flower type together, and tint solids are produced by breeding the corresponding base color and a white flower of the same flower type together.

Some base solids cannot be produced by regular crossbreeding but instead require "cross-typing" or "color transferring". Color transfers require breeding a rare (patterned) flower of one type with a flower of another type to produce a flower with the solid color from the patterned flower and the type of the other flower. For example, to get a red bellbutton, you could cross:

  • a red & white ombré dandelily
  • any color of bellbutton

Color transfers work even if the color can also be obtained through regular crossbreeding, but regular crossbreeding has about a 20% success rate compared to the 1-2% success rate of color transfers.

If the player is completely missing certain colors (white, red, yellow, sky, or blue) because they were not in the player's Mystery Seed Capsule (icon) Mystery Seed Capsules, the other default colors can be obtained by cross-typing (in some cases, not all) or by obtaining additional Mystery Seed Capsules from the Crane Craze mini-game.

Obtaining flowers in black and gray is currently impossible.

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Color Charts
How to Obtain Solid Colors
Base Color Mix

(Crossbreed)

Tint Color

(Mix Base + White)

  Red color transfer only   Warm Pink
  Coral Red + Orange   Blush
  Orange Red + Yellow   Peach
  Yellow color transfer only   Cream
  Lime Yellow + Green   Pistachio
  Green Yellow + Blue   Mint
  Teal Green + Sky   Seafoam
  Sky color transfer only   Cloud
  Blue color transfer only   Ice
  Indigo Blue + Violet   Periwinkle
  Violet Red + Blue   Lilac
  Magenta Violet + Hot Pink   Cool Pink
  Hot Pink color transfer only   Pink
  White color transfer only
Flower Colors and Required Color Transfers
Flower Default Bases Default Crosses Must Transfer
Bellbutton (icon) Bellbutton   Yellow
  Blue
  White
1st gen:
  Green
  Cream
  Ice

2nd gen:
  Lime
  Mint

3rd gen:
  Pistachio

  Red
  Sky
  Hot Pink
Dandelily (icon) Dandelily   Red
  Yellow
  White
1st gen:
  Orange
  Warm Pink
  Cream

2nd gen:
  Coral
  Peach

3rd gen:
  Blush

  Blue
  Sky
  Hot Pink
Penstemum (icon) Penstemum   Green
  Sky
  White
1st gen:  Teal
  Mint
  Cloud

2nd gen:
  Seafoam

  Red
  Yellow
  Blue
  Hot Pink
 Violet
Tulias (icon) Tulias   Red
  Yellow
  Violet
1st gen:
  Orange

2nd gen:
  Coral

  Sky
  Blue
  Hot Pink
  White
Heavy Nettle (icon) Heavy Nettle   Orange N/A   Red
  Yellow
  Sky
  Blue
  Hot Pink
  White
Hibiscus (icon) Hibiscus   Hot Pink N/A   Red
  Yellow
  Sky
  Blue
  White
Thistle (icon) Thistle   Violet N/A   Red
  Yellow
  Sky
  Blue
  Hot Pink
  White
Marigold (icon) Marigold   Orange N/A   Red
  Yellow
  Sky
  Blue
  Hot Pink
  White
Eggwort (icon) Eggwort   Sky
  White
1st gen:
  Cloud
  Red
  Yellow
  Blue
  Hot Pink

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Pattern Colors

When a flower turns rare, in most cases, the rare will get the default pattern color. All non-white colors gain a white pattern by default, while white flowers gain a warm pink pattern by default. For example, a blue bellbutton gets a white ombré, and a white marigold gets a warm pink trim.

Obtaining non-default pattern colors is possible. Non-default pattern colors are usually called double patterns (for example: "double ombré") in player communities. They are extremely rare results of crossbreeding because the chance of success is very low.

To obtain a double pattern, two patterned flowers of the same type of flower are required. For example, a yellow & white ombré hibiscus can breed with a blue & white ombré hibiscus to potentially produce a yellow & blue ombré hibiscus or a blue & yellow ombré hibiscus

It is possible to mix all colors in a double pattern. Patterns cannot be the same color as the basic flower color. There is also a chance that a patterned flower will self-propagate (make a new seed or sprout with the same color and pattern) instead of breed with another flower.

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Recent Changes to Flowers

The following changes occurred in version 1.7:

  1. Flowers now have a use. Plucked flowers are needed to make gifts for Wish me mell: Flower Candles and Rare Candles, which are her 2-heart and 3-heart gifts respectively. Flowers can also be used to make Flower Crowns. Creating items with flowers requires unlocking the Creation Station.
  2. The Sprinkler Hat is able to be equipped by players. If a player is currently wearing it, watering 1 flower in a patch of plots waters all the plots in that patch.
    1. As of version 1.7, there is a bug where newly spawned flowers in a patch are not properly watered by the Sprinkler Hat. An option is to take off the Sprinkler Hat to water new flowers.
  3. A new map filter shows patch locations.
  4. Changes were made to environments around some flower patches to allow for greater visibility of the patches.
  5. Past event flowers (marigolds) no longer self-propagate but are still be able to be a "parent" for pattern and color transfers to other flower types.
  6. There were some changes to how watering is handled:
    1. If a player plants a generic Seed in the rain, the Seed will immediately get watered.
    2. If a player plucks a bloom in the rain, the grown flower will immediately get watered.
    3. Bloomed flowers cannot be automatically watered by rain or the use of the Sprinkler Hat (including a Sprinkler Hat nul). They can be watered only when plucked.
  7. Pattern color combinations ("double" patterns) should be possible with all colors through breeding two patterned flowers of the same type but different colors.
  8. Patterned flowers can be fertilized to increase their chance of seed production and crossbreeding.

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Upcoming Changes to Flowers

The following changes should be coming in version 1.7.5:

  1. Stacks of items when composting so that more than 10 fertilizer can be made at one time.

The following are possible changes further in the future:

  1. Holding down a button will allow for patch-wider actions. This would be for watering, fertilizing, and plucking all flowers in 1 patch of plots. This make be releasing in 1.8.
  2. A feature that will allow for the breeding of specialized flowers, such as past event flowers, is probably releasing in version 2.0. (There is no version 1.9.)
  3. The inventory will have a different way of sorting flowers.

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