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Flower Breeding Guide - How To Get Hybrid Flowers

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Read this flower breeding guide on Animal Crossing New Horizon Switch (ACNH) to learn how to get hybrid flowers by cross pollination. Get different colored flower with this method!

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List Of Flower Hybrids

Things To Do Before Starting To Breed Flowers

Buy The Seeds You Need

Flower Breeding

Your first step will be to buy the seeds of flowers you want to breed! Purchase seeds at Nook's Cranny. If the flower you want isn't sold on your island, head to someone else's island & buy flowers there!

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Possible To Uproot Existing Flowers

Flower Breeding

If you want to use a flower that already exists on your island, it's possible to uproot it with a shovel & relocate it. However, note that some rare flowers only spawn from other previously bred flowers, so using a pre-existing flower might not work for all color variations.

Prepare A Breeding Space

Flower Breeding

Before starting, designate a specific space for your flower breeding. It is a good idea to do this to, so you can better keep track of which flowers you need to water. Also, when it rains, flowers you haven't watered will also spawn new ones, which can make cleanup quite a pain.

Flower Breeding

⬆ Try to avoid having a situation like this, where flowers grow out of control.

How to Breed Flowers & Hybrid Flowers

How to Breed Flowers & Hybrid Flowers

Cross Pollination Procedure

Flower Breeding Process

・① Plant flower seeds

・② Wait for flowers to bloom

・③ Water those flowers

・④ Check if new flowers have appeared on the next day

・⑤ Repeat steps 3~4 until you get the color you want

Place Flowers in 3x3 Area

3x3

▲The area marked by holes is 3x3

Flowers will need to have space between them for new flowers to grow. It's best to plant flowers in a 3x3 grid.

Plant Flowers In A Cross Shape

cross

The basic way to cross pollinate flowers is to plant flower in a cross-like plus shape (think of a D-pad on a controller). This method works the best when you want to cross pollinate flowers of the same color (ex. Red & Red).

If You Need To Expand...

Flower

In the event that you need to expand your operation, continue planting in the shape indicated by the above picture!

Plant Flowers In An "X"

X

If you're using a rare flower as part of your breeding, do your planting in an "X" formation. This way, you can put the rare flower in the middle and it can touch a maximum of 4 other flowers.

Expanding The X Formation

Flower

Expanding this formation is a little different from the regular "D-pad" formation. You'll need to alternate planting the two flower varieties (like in the above picture) to make this work.

No Guarantee

Even if you follow the above patterns and space your flowers out, take note that this method does not have a 100% chance of working. Be patient and keep planting flowers to get the hybrid and colors that you want.

Water Every Single Day!

Flower Breeding

It's necessary to water plants regularly every day in order to breed new ones. This will increase the growth speed of the flower and make it easier to create new flowers. Don't forget this!

Get 2 Flowers From Other Players

If you have at least two of any given flower, you'll be able to make more of it. When you visit other players' islands, make sure to get at least two of each flower type they have!

List Of Flower Hybrids

We will update this article shortly! Please leave a comment if you find any new color flowers.

(※) Flowers marked "Bred" must be the product of breeding! Regular store-bought flowers will not work.

Rose Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
PinkPinkRedRedWhiteWhite
OrangeOrangeRedRedYellowYellow
BlackBlackRedRedRedRed
PurplePurpleWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
GoldGold*1BlackBlackBlackBlack
Red RoseRed (Bred)Purple RosePurpleOrange RoseOrange
Blue RoseBlue Red RoseRed (Bred)Red RoseRed (Bred)

*1 Golden Watering Can Required

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Lily Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
OrangeOrangeRedRedYellowYellow
PinkPinkRedRedWhiteWhite
Black LilyBlackRed LilyRedRed LilyRed
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Pansy Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
Red&YellowRed & YellowRedRedYellowYellow
BlueBlueWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
Red PansyRed (Bred)Red PansyRedBlue PansyBlue
Purple PansyPurpleRed PansyRed (Bred)Red PansyRed (Bred)
Check Out How To Get Pansies From Here

Cosmos Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
PinkPinkRedRedWhiteWhite
OrangeOrangeRedRedYellowYellow
Black CosmosBlackOrange CosmosOrangeOrange CosmosOrange
Check Out How To Get Cosmos Flowers!

Tulip Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink TulipPinkRed TulipRedWhite TulipWhite
Orange TulipOrangeRed TulipRedYellow TulipYellow
Purple TulipPurpleOrange TulipOrangeOrange TulipOrange
Black TulipsBlackRed TulipRedRed TulipRed
Check Out How To Get Tulip Flowers!

Hyacinth Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink HyacinthPinkRed HyacinthRedWhite HyacinthWhite
Blue HyacinthBlueWhite HyacinthWhiteWhite HyacinthWhite
Orange HyacinthOrangeRed HyacinthRedYellow HyacinthYellow
Purple HyacinthPurpleOrange HyacinthOrangeOrange HyacinthOrange
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Windflower Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
Blue WindflowerBlueWhite WindflowerWhiteWhite WindflowerWhite
Pink WindflowerPinkRed WindflowerRedOrange WindflowerOrange
Pink WindflowerPink (Bred)Blue WindflowerBluePink WindflowerPink
Windflower PurplePurplePink WindflowerPink (Bred)Pink WindflowerPink (Bred)
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Mum Hybrids

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink MumsPinkRed MumsRedWhite MumsWhite
Purple MumsPurpleWhite MumsWhiteWhite MumsWhite
Purple MumsPurple (Bred Ver. 1)Red MumsRedYellow MumsYellow
Purple MumsPurple (Bred Ver. 2)Yellow MumsYellow (Bred)Yellow MumsYellow (Bred)
Green MumsGreenPurple MumsPurple (Bred)Purple MumsPurple (Bred)
Green MumsGreenYellow MumsYellow (Bred)Yellow MumsYellow (Bred)
Yellow MumsYellow (Bred)Yellow MumsYellowRed MumsRed
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Anonymous 6

There are guides around that say two blue hyacinths breed a purple hyacinth, and while it could potentially be true, I personally bread my purple one from two orange ones I got off of a mystery island.

Anonymous 5

i meant purple Hyacinth*

Anonymous 4

can confirm that purple hydrangeas exist, not sure how im made them though

Anonymous 3

Can confirm that Black tulips exist, two red tulips yields a black tulip

Anonymous 2

I have black lilies in my town

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