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How to Plant Flowers in Animal Crossing: Create a Colorful Island

Planting flowers is one of the creative things to do in Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Otherwise, developing a deserted island into a comfortable and colorful habitat for you and your villagers would be impossible. Therefore, learning how to plant flowers in Animal Crossing is essential.

Planting flowers in Animal Crossing is easy; you want to find a suitable spot for the flower, stand over the spot, and select a flower from your inventory bag. Simple!

However, nothing compares to knowing the right flower to plant, the types of flowers, and the suitable tools to use. So, if you want to grow flowers in Animal Crossing and get it right the first time, this article covers everything you need. Let’s get started.


How to plant flowers in Animal Crossing: Understanding flower types

There are various flower species in Animal Crossing: New Horizon, and each one serves a different purpose. Also, you can use two or more flowers to make a special dish. So, before strapping your farm boots, take a look at the list of flowers you can (and cannot) breed:

List of flowers to plant in Animal Crossing:

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

How to plant flowers in Animal Crossing: Find seeds

If you’re new to playing Animal Crossing: New Horizon, Timmy in Residential Services is the only place to buy flower seeds. However, after you’ve enough credits and open Nook’s Cranny, you can start purchasing flower seeds from the Cabinet in the shop if you interact with it. 

In the Cabinet, you will find at least six species of flowers mentioned above. 

You should understand that each species comes in different colors. For example, there are 9 color variations of Roses; White, Red, Yellow, Pink, Orange., Purple, Black, Gold, and Blue. When you interact with the Cabinet, you can buy any color of the flower you wish. 

You may purchase both single packs and in large quantities. You may buy a single pack of flowers for 240 bells, but five packs will set you back 1,200 bells.

How to plant flowers in Animal Crossing: Sow the seeds

Now that you’ve purchased flower seeds, it’s time to sow your seeds. Follow the simple steps below:

  • Find a suitable spot
  • Open your inventory,
  • Select the seed bag you want to use
  • Click “Plant.”

That’s it; you planted your first flower in Animal Crossing Horizon. But that’s not all!

After planting the seeds, you want to water the flower bed; otherwise, it won’t grow. In fact, creating a schedule to water the plants is the best practice. Unless it rains, you should always keep the flower beds wet. 

Harvesting the plant doesn’t remove the original flower. When you pick the flowers, the plant itself will remain. So, if you want to grow another set of the same flowers, just water the existing plant, and the garden will bloom in no time. 

If you do not wish to keep the garden any longer, ignore it. Without water, the garden and plants will die. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days does it take for a flower to grow?

It will take roughly three to five days for your flowers to grow.

What can I do with flowers in Animal Crossing? 

There are many ways to put your flowers to good use in Animal crossing. You can sell the flowers, use them for recipes and decorations or even use them to attract bugs.

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