Find out if brown flowers exist and which ones there are

there are brown flowers

Have you ever wondered if brown flowers exist? It is something normal, just like if you wonder if there are blue or black flowers. And the answer is not as easy as it may seem.

We've done some research and concluded that the brown flowers are unusual. But that doesn't mean they don't exist. Yes, there are plants whose flower color can be close to brown (or be). Here we leave you a selection of them.

Angel Amber Kiss Pansy

Angel Amber Kiss Pansy Fuente_@aiacide

Source: @aiacide

This plant, whose scientific name is Viola cornuta, is a plant that will put out brown flowers. Actually, Depending on the sun, they may be that color or a shade between orange and gold.

You can enjoy them during the months of April, May, June and July.

Visually they are like thoughts, which tells you that they are easy to care for and to grow in the garden, either in the ground or in a pot. The only thing you have to control above all is the lighting they receive as well as the watering you give them (these are plants that need to keep the soil moist to be healthy).

bearded irises

Scientific name iris germanica, this variety in hybrids, does allow you to obtain flowers that are brown, although there will also be matte oranges and bronzes (two more shades of brown).

Specifically, if you are looking for these would be: Brown Duet, Supreme Sultan, Bronzette Star…

Regarding their care, you must bear in mind that they are outdoor plants that require a lot of lighting to grow and flourish, as well as some watering (especially hybrids, which need to be more aware of them).


When you see the Sweet Hot Chocolate or Sir Mod Red varieties of lilies, the question of whether brown flowers exist will be completely answered. They are the plants that we have found more brown than there are.

Actually, they are hybrid lilies, which is why unusual colors have been found in them.

The lilies are plants that need a lot of sun, and a lot of watering. But they don't tolerate the cold well at all and that's why, in those seasons, you have to protect it well so that it doesn't die.


The Dahlia pinnata, in its Chocolate Sundae or Black Beauty varieties, have flowers with very, very dark petals. While some say it is dark red, others refer to it as a bronze brown or rusty gold color.

These plants are also very grateful to the sun (the more sun they receive (without getting burned) the more they bloom). In addition, the center, between yellow and gold, contrasts in such a way with the petals that it captures the gaze of any person.


You may have seen the tobacco flower. But maybe you don't know that there are two varieties whose flowers are brown or pinkish brown. These are the Chocolate Smoke and the Hot chocolate.

As for their care, they need very frequent watering (being hybrids they require more water than the originals), especially in summer. And it is that, being in full sun, the earth dries easily and it is important to keep it moist.

Yet another example that brown flowers exist.

pink brown velvet rose

pink brown velvet rose

Within the hybrid tea roses there had to be one with a brown flower, without a doubt. In this case it is the Brown velvet rose, a variety that produces flowers with dark petals, tending to brown. These resemble peonies (not common roses).

As for care (because yes, you can get this variety in nurseries or on the Internet), it requires full sun and soil with lots of nutrients, as well as moderate watering.


Normally hibiscus are red, orange... But yes, there are tropical hybrids that have given brown flowers (actually the petals are brown with yellow and white in the center). Two of these varieties are the so-called "Creme de cacao" or "Pocahontas".

Hibiscus are delicate plants. They need to have constant moist soil and at the same time they must be in full sun to be able to flourish (otherwise the plant withers).

In winter they have a very hard time with low temperatures, to the point that they can die.

cymbidium orchids

Another of the brown flowers that we can find comes from orchids. For example, the Cymbidium floribundum offers you orchids with golden edges. EITHER Cymbidium Charlie Brown is the one that gives you the brown petals with a yellow, white and pink center.

Care is no different from other orchids. Lots of light, not direct, and I water only when the roots look pale (and not bright green).

Echibeckia "Summerina Brown"

This plant, scientifically named Rudbeckia x Echinacea, is a cross between these two plants. The flowers it gives are brown petals (actually it's like a burnt orange on the edges and dark brown in the center). In addition, the circular cone is almost black, which gives a darker and more serious touch to the plant.

In contrast to the dark green of the leaves, they look like very austere flowers and would be chosen for wakes or burials.

dendrobium johannis

This is also an orchid. But we wanted to talk to you about it because it is one of the few that has reddish-brown petals. The center is very yellow, but the truth is that it contrasts much better with the very dark color of the flower.

Regarding its care, it needs a lot of lighting but not direct. In addition, irrigation must be controlled because it usually retains moisture and that can be harmful to the plant.

Cosmos atrosanguineus Chocamocha

Cosmos atrosanguineus chocamocha Source_Gardens Illustrated

Source: Gardens Illustrated

And we end up with this tuber plant. The plant itself is bushy and blooms from midsummer to fall, with not too large but velvety flowers. And, as you know, yes, brown flowers do exist. Specifically, these are crimson bronze.

But also, if you like the smell of chocolate, these flowers will make your garden smell like that.

As you can see, there are many flowers that can answer the question of whether brown flowers exist. Do you have any other examples that we have not mentioned in this list? Leave it to us in comments!

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