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Read our hybrid flower breeding guide on Animal Crossing New Horizon Switch (ACNH). This includes how to get hybrid flowers, flower breeding charts, flower layout, and flower genetics!!!

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List Of Flowers

Flower Breeding Video Guide

Brief 1 Minute Guide

If you're more partial to guides in video format, check out the succinct compilation we've put together on our Youtube channel above!

Things To Do Before Starting To Breed Hybrid 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 (↓ Check out when you can purchase flowers below). If the flower you want is not sold on your island, head to someone else's island and 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

Grow New Flowers In 1 of 2 Ways

How to Breed Flowers & Hybrid Flowers
Pair BreedingTwo adjacent flowers will link together and become a pair. Only these two flowers will produce new flower offspring.
MultiplyingWhen a plant is alone with no other flower to pair with, it will reproduce itself.

There are two main ways of growing a new flower (excluding planting a store bought one); pairing two flowers next to each other to pair and breed, or having one single flower reproduce itself. In the case of multiplying, note that the produced flower will not count as a "hybrid"!

Flower Breeding Summary

Flower Breeding Process

① Plant flower seeds in pairs

② Water those flowers

③ Check if new flowers have appeared on the next day

④ Repeat steps 2~3 until you get the color you want

① - Plant Flowers In Pairs

Hybrid Breeding

▲ By planting flowers like this, a pair will be formed between 1 (white) and 2 (red).

Two adjacent flowers will form a "pair" together and produce an offspring in an adjacent space. Once two flowers are paired, they will not pair with other nearby flowers! It's important to keep track of which flower is paired with which!

Breeding Happens During Rain and Snow As Well

On days when it rains or snows, flowers will behave as if they were watered. This is the reason that flowers on your island continue to propagate themselves even when you're not actively watering them.

Multiply If There Are No Nearby Flowers To Pair With


If there are no nearby flowers to form a pair with (or all nearby flowers have already formed a pair), a given flower will reproduce, producing an exact copy of itself. It's important to prevent this from happening if it could get in the way of your breeding.

Planting In Pairs Is Best

Pair Planting

▲This set up ensures you'll be able to breed red and yellow without interference.

This setup is recommended when you're breeding two flowers of a different color (such as the red and yellow above). In particular, this method will help you prevent flowers from naturally multiplying if you're trying to breed for a flower of the same color as either of its two parents (in this case, either red or yellow).

Square Shape Is Best For Same Color Flowers


▲ A good setup if you want to make a lot of purples (which are white x white)

If you're breeding flowers of the same color, we recommend the above setup. Although it might take a bit of space, you can water 20 flowers with just 4 uses of the Watering Can! You can also plant a flower in the middle, but that's one more spot you'll have to water, so be careful.

Great At Mass Producing Flowers

If you want a whole bunch of one particular color of flowers, this is also a great setup that allows you to blanket an entire area with flowers!

Have Others Water Your Flowers!

Watering Flowers

Having another person water your flowers will make hybrids bloom faster than they would if you did it yourself. As you can see from the above picture, the more players we had water our flowers, the more flowers grew!

Test Conditions

※ Tested this with players not on our friends list!!!

  • ①Watering done by ourselves
  • ②Watering done by ourselves and 1 other player
  • ③Watering done by 5 other players only

Any players who happen to be on your island will suffice - they don't need to be on your friends list for this to work! If you make a group of people who go around to each others' islands to help each other out with watering, you'll find the breeding process goes by much faster!

If you don't have anyone you can ask, why not find someone on our forums?

Flower Seed Shop Schedule

Shop Seasonality For All Flowers

Northern HemSouthern Hem
名前RoseMay - July, Oct - DecJan, Apr - Jun, Nov - Dec
名前PansyJan - Apr, Nov - DecMay - Oct
名前HyacinthFeb - AprAug - Oct
名前MumJan, Aug - DecFeb - Jul
名前WindflowerJan - May, DecJun - Nov
名前CosmosJul - NovJan - May
名前LilyJun - SeptJan - Mar, Dec
名前TulipMar - JunSept - Dec

Keep in mind that your shop will always sell 2 specific types of flowers (this is different for every player), so you won't get all 3 available seeds that particular month - there will be some randomness involved. These flowers will be sold at Nook's Cranny, and the one random seasonal flower will change every Monday!

Hybrid Flowers (Flower Hybrids) List

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

All Hybrid Flowers Chart

Mum Purple Mums Pink Mums Green Mums
Rose Purple Rose Orange Rose Blue Rose Pink Rose Black Gold Rose
Tulip Purple Tulip Orange Tulip Pink Tulip Black Tulip
Cosmos Orange Cosmos Pink Cosmos Black Cosmos
Lily Orange Pink Black Lily
Hyacinth Purple Hyacinth Orange Hyacinth Blue Hyacinth Pink Hyacinth
Pansy Purple Pansy Orange Blue Pansy
WindflowerWindflower Purple Orange Windflower Blue Windflower Pink Windflower

A Note On Breeding

Flower breeding is a lot more complicated than one might expect, as it seems that flowers have their own individual DNA, which only gets more complicated the more you breed them. There can also be various different ways of getting the same color flower. This means that there is indeed an element of chance involved in the process.

If you use our combinations before and don't get the result you want, try the following:

  • Remove the unwanted flower and try again
  • Buy new flowers with "fresh" DNA
  • Make sure flowers aren't multiplying naturally

Flower Hybrids - Roses

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink RosePinkRedRedWhiteWhite
WhiteWhite RedRed RedRed
Pink RosePinkRedRed (Hybrid)RedRed (Hybrid)
Orange RoseOrangeRedRedYellowYellow
Black BlackRedRedRedRed
Black Black Pink RosePink Pink RosePink
Purple Rose PurpleWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
Gold RoseGold*1Black BlackBlack Black
Red RoseRed (Hybrid)Purple Rose PurpleOrange RoseOrange
Black Black Red RoseRed (Hybrid)Red RoseRed (Hybrid)
Blue Rose Blue Red RoseRed (Hybrid)Red RoseRed (Hybrid)
Blue Rose Blue Black BlackBlack Black

*1 Golden Watering Can Required!!!

Check Out How To Get Roses From Here

Blue Roses Are Very Complicated

The process of making blue roses is rather convoluted, requiring you to breed several times over. Make sure you have a lot of space prepared if you're trying to produce these.

Check Out The Detailed Blue Roses Breeding Guide Here

Flower Hybrids - Lilies

ResultColor 1Color 2
Orange OrangeRedRedYellowYellow
Pink PinkRedRedWhiteWhite
Black Lily BlackRed LilyRedRed LilyRed
Check Out How To Get Lilies From Here

Flower Hybrids - Pansies

ResultColor 1Color 2
Red PansyRed (Hybrid)Red PansyRedBlue PansyBlue
Purple PansyPurpleBlue PansyBlue Blue PansyBlue
Purple PansyPurpleRed PansyRed (Hybrid)Red PansyRed (Hybrid)
Check Out How To Get Pansies From Here

Flower Hybrids - Cosmos

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink Cosmos PinkRedRedWhiteWhite
Orange Cosmos OrangeRedRedYellowYellow
Black Cosmos BlackOrangeOrangeOrangeOrange
Check Out How To Get Cosmos Flowers!

Flower Hybrids - Tulips

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink TulipPinkRed TulipRedWhite TulipWhite
Orange Tulip OrangeRed TulipRedYellow TulipYellow
Purple Tulip PurpleOrange Tulip Orange Orange Tulip Orange
Purple Tulip Purple Black TulipBlack Black TulipBlack
Purple Tulip Purple Black TulipBlack Yellow TulipYellow
Black TulipBlackRed TulipRedRed TulipRed
Black TulipBlackRed TulipRed(Hybrid)Red TulipRed(Hybrid)
Black TulipBlack Orange Tulip Orange Orange Tulip Orange
Check Out How To Get Tulip Flowers!

Flower Hybrids - Hyacinths

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink Hyacinth PinkRed HyacinthRedWhite HyacinthWhite
Blue Hyacinth BlueWhite HyacinthWhiteWhite HyacinthWhite
Blue Hyacinth BlueOrange Hyacinth Orange Orange Hyacinth Orange
Orange Hyacinth OrangeRed HyacinthRedYellow HyacinthYellow
Orange Hyacinth Orange Blue Hyacinth Blue Yellow HyacinthYellow (Hybrid)
Purple Hyacinth Purple Yellow HyacinthYellow (Hybrid) Yellow HyacinthYellow (Hybrid)
Purple Hyacinth Purple Blue Hyacinth Blue Blue Hyacinth Blue
Purple Hyacinth Purple Orange Hyacinth Orange Orange Hyacinth Orange
Check Out How To Get Hyacinths!

Flower Hybrids - Windflowers

ResultColor 1Color 2
Blue WindflowerBlueWhite WindflowerWhiteWhite WindflowerWhite
Pink WindflowerPinkRed WindflowerRedOrange WindflowerOrange
Pink WindflowerPink Blue WindflowerBluePink WindflowerPink
Windflower PurplePurplePink WindflowerPinkPink WindflowerPink
Windflower PurplePurple Blue WindflowerBlue Blue WindflowerBlue
Windflower PurplePurple Blue WindflowerBlue Pink WindflowerPink
Check Out How To Get Windflowers Here!

Flower Hybrids - Mums

ResultColor 1Color 2
Pink MumsPinkRed MumsRedWhite MumsWhite
Purple MumsPurpleWhite MumsWhiteWhite MumsWhite
Purple MumsPurpleRed MumsRedYellow MumsYellow
Purple MumsPurpleYellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)
Green MumsGreenPurple MumsPurplePurple MumsPurple
Green MumsGreenYellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)
Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellowRed MumsRed
Pink MumsPink Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)
White MumsWhite Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)
Red MumsRed (Hybrid) Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)Yellow MumsYellow (Hybrid)
Red MumsRed (Hybrid) Purple MumsPurple Purple MumsPurple
Check Out How To Get Mums Here!

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Anonymous 61

Blue pansys do produce purple pansys. Just not as often as the hybrid red do. I got my first purple pansy from blue pansys

Anonymous 60

I thought I was just having rotten luck. Blue Pansies do NOT produce Purple Pansies. I learned that the hard way.

Anonymous 59

How do I eliminate flowers?

Anonymous 58

How do you know if it’s hybrid? Does it say “hybrid” on the name? I am trying to produce a hybrid pansy red but don’t know if the product is hybrid or not.

Anonymous 57

Here's something to add to the lillies. I planted two black lillies with a gap between them and the two created an orange lily when I checked them.

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