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Check out our flower breeding (gardening) guide of Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Includes flower list, how to plant and grow flowers, watering can, and flower's usages!!!

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How To Plant Flowers

Steps To Plant Flowers

1Get bag of flowers from Timmy
2Plant the flower bag on the ground
3(Optional) Use the watering can to grow plant
4Flowers bloom in approx. 4 days

Get Flower Bags From Timmy


You can purchase flower seeds at Nook's Cranny for 240 bells. The variety of seeds you can get is limited so you'll need to cross-pollinate in order to get new flowers!

Learn More About What You Can Buy At Nook's Cranny

Each Island Has Different Buyable Flower Seeds

Depending on the island you live on, the product line-up for the flower seeds will differ. Visit other players' islands in order to get different flower seeds.

Click Here To Learn How To Use Airport & Visit Other Island

Use Mystery Island Tour To Get Flowers


You can visit other islands and get more flowers by going on Mystery Island Tours. Make sure you bring a Shovel with you.

Learn More About Mystery Island Tour From Here

Plant Flower Bag (Seed)


Find an open space and plant your seeds. You don't need any tools to plant flowers. The flower will grow in the tile you are currently standing on.

Use Watering Can To Flowers

watering effect

You can use the Watering Can to water your flowers. However, this does not significantly change the speed at which flowers grow! Perhaps watering a plant has something to do with cross pollination - we will provide updates once we've established a pattern.

No Need To Water On Rainy Days

When it's raining, all the flowers will automatically be watered. You don't need to use the watering can on these days.

Flowers Bloom In Approx. 4 Days


Flowers bloom in approximately 4 days. Wait patiently until your flowers bloom.

Don't Run Over Flowers


When you run over a flower, its petals will scatter and fall on the ground. Use fences to prevent other players from running over them.

How To Move Flowers

You Need A Shovel


In order to change the position of a flower, you have to uproot the whole flower with a shovel. This way, you can get a flower plant. If you press "Y" on the flower, you will only pick the flower and the root will be left behind.

Learn How To Make A Shovel From Here

Uses Of Flowers

Improve Your Island's Evaluation


As you progress through the story, you will have to raise up your Island's rating. You can do so by planting more flowers and creating beautiful scenery.

Learn More About Island Evaluation From Here

Use Flowers For DIY

lily wreath

Some flowers can be used for DIY to create a flower wreath. You can create items such as the Lily wreath and Hyacinth wreath.

Check Out DIY Materials List From Here

Place Flowers & Wear Them


You can wear flowers you've picked. The picture above shows a character wearing a white rose.


▲You can also decorate your room

List Of All Flowers


There are more than 8 types of flowers we've confirmed. Each of the flowers has different color variations. Check them out from the guide below.

Check Out Flower List From Here

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Anonymous 2

From what I remember Tommy saying, watering the plants is the only way they will cross-pollinate, otherwise they’ll just grow normally.

Anonymous 1

Indeed they haven't

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