Description

This page offers information on how to cross-breed flowers to create new hybrids in different colors. This page will also provide information on the various cross-breeding combinations for each flower breed.

How to Cross-Breed Flowers

Flowers will only have the chance to cross-breed if they’re watered by either a watering can or by rain. A watered flower will sparkle to indicate it has been watered.

It is not guaranteed that a watered flower will cross-breed, however, you can increase your cross-breeding chances by having your friends water your flowers too! If you have four people water your flowers, you’ll have the maximum chance of having a successful crossbreed. The more people you’ve had water your flowers the shinier and bigger the sparkles. Golden sparkles means they’ve been watered to the maximum.

To increase your chances of success, you should also position your flowers diagonally. For crossbreeding to happen, flowers need to be next to each other. Having your flowers laid out like the photo below means that the flowers are touching but there is also enough space for new flowers to grow in between them.

The flowers are touching each other but also have spaces where the new flowers can grow if the cross-breeding is successful.

Golden Watering Can

For information on how to unlock the golden watering can, click here. The Golden Watering can is used to cross-breed black roses to create Golden Roses. Having other people water your golden roses is advised as the spawn-rate and cross-breed chances are low.

You should have lots of black roses to increase your chances.

Cross-Breeding Hybrids

The following tables indicate the possible hybrids and the combinations to achieve them with each flower breed. Different flowers have different possible hybrids.

Lilies
Red Yellow White
Red Black Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - -

Lily flower combinations.

Mums
Red Yellow White
Red Hybrid Yellow Pink
Yellow Hybrid Yellow - -
White Pink - Purple
  • Hybrid Yellow Flowers can be cross-bred together to grow Hybrid Purple flowers. Two of these specific Purple flowers (not the white-white combination) can then be used to grow rare Green hybrid mums.
Windflowers
Red Orange White
Red - Pink
Orange Pink - -
White - Blue
  • Pink and Blue Flowers can then be used to create Hybrid Red Windflowers. Hybrid Red Flowers can then be used to grow Purple windflowers. These can only be spawned through using Hybrid red windflowers, not regular ones.

Blue Windflowers have a higher chance to spawn so they’re a more common hybrid.

Pansies
Red Yellow White
Red - Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - Blue
  • Blue pansies can be cross-bred with Red pansies to grow Hybrid Red pansies. Two Hybrid Red pansies can then be used to grow rare Purple pansies.
Tulips
Red Yellow White
Red Black Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - -
  • Orange tulips can be cross-bred together to grow Purple tulip hybrids.

Pink flowers are some of the easiest to grow as the hybrid chances are higher.

Cosmos
Red Yellow White
Red - Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - -
  • Orange cosmos can be cross-bred together to grow Black cosmos hybrids.
Hyacinths
Red Yellow White
Red - Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - Blue
  • Orange hyacinths can be cross-bred together to grow Purple hybrids.

Hybrid flowers are great for bordering pathways.

Roses

Roses have the most variations of all flowers, and are the only breed with golden hybrids.

Red Yellow White
Red Black Orange Pink
Yellow Orange - -
White Pink - Purple
  • Purple flowers cross-bred with Red roses will create Hybrid pink flowers. These are the only pink hybrid roses than can be used to create Hybrid red roses.

  • Hybrid pink roses cross-bred with yellow flowers will grow Hybrid red roses. These are the only variant of the red rose that can be used to grow the rare Blue rose. Two Hybrid red roses have a chance to grow the blue rose.

  • Black roses can be cross-bred together to grow Golden roses. These can only be grown if the black roses are watered using a Golden Watering Can.

Flowers can naturally cross-breed if it has rained the day before. If it rains everyday for a while, you may get an unruly flower garden!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    7 August 2020
  • Last Updated
    14 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Seren Morgan-Roberts

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