ACNH Hybrid Flowers Guide: How to Create Hybrid Flowers

Add these hybrid flowers to your island!

Animal Crossing New Horizons has a wide array of beautiful flowers that you can have on your island. But if having only normal flowers on your island is not your style, then hybrid flowers are a godsend for you. Yes, we’re talking hybrid flowers which you can create by crossbreeding, just like how you could do in previous Animal Crossing games. These hybrid flowers will have newer colors so they will be a wonderful new addition providing the much-needed unique pop of color.

Apart from giving you new colors, these hybrid flowers might just bring in bugs that you won’t find near native flowers, so that’s another big plus!

How to Create Hybrid Flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Want to know how to create hybrid flowers in Animal Crossing New Horizons? We will show you exactly how to do that in this guide.

Now, there will be native flowers on your island and you can get more varieties from Timmy, Nook’s Cranny, Mystery island tours or get some from your friends’ islands as well. Take a look at the flowers list in Animal Crossing New Horizons here:

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

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How to Get New Flower Colors in ACNH

To create hybrid flowers, you will need:

  • 1 x shovel
  • 1 x watering can

Note that you can only crossbreed two flowers of the same species as of now. You need to make sure that the flowers you want to crossbreed are placed in a checkerboard pattern. Ensure that any potential spaces for a new flower to grow are not blocked by anything. The reason behind the checkerboard pattern is that we want to provide flowers the opportunity to cross-pollinate and space to produce new hybrid flowers.

You can choose to grow these hybrid flowers in a fenced area too – it will not only help you find them easily, but it will also make your island look really pretty.

Remember that, your flowers won’t grow immediately, because you need to water them diligently with a watering can. Or if it rains, that’s good too. You will know when the flowers are ready to multiply when they start to glisten.

Once you do everything right, you just have to wait until the new hybrid flowers bloom in the empty areas nearby. There is no fixed duration of hybrid flowers growing on your island, so just keep observing and watering them until they bloom. The color that they appear also cannot be predetermined, so keep trying until you get the color you want.

How to Get Hybrid Flowers Faster

A new method has been discovered to get hybrid flowers fast. The trick is to ask your friends to water the flowers you have planted. This significantly increases (upto 80% chance with five or more visitors!) the breeding rate of hybrid flowers, so definitely try that out.

Hybrid Flower Crossbreeding Combinations

Take a look at the flower combinations which will give you hybrid flowers on your island. Some can be easily obtained while some are very rare.


  • Red + White = Pink Cosmos
  • Red + Yellow= Orange Cosmos
  • Red + Red = Black Cosmos
  • Orange + Orange = Black Cosmos


  • Red + White = Pink Lilies
  • Red + Yellow = Orange Lilies
  • Red + Red = Black Lilies


  • Red + White = Pink Roses
  • Red + Yellow = Orange Roses
  • Red + Red = Black Roses
  • White + White = Purple Roses
  • Orange + Orange = Blue Roses
  • Black Rose + Black Rose (water with a Golden Watering Can) = Gold Roses


  • Red + Yellow = Orange Pansies
  • White + White = Blue Pansies
  • Orange + Orange = Purple Pansies
  • Blue + Blue = Purple Pansies
  • Red + Red = Purple Pansies


  • Red + White = Pink Tulips
  • Red + Yellow = Orange Tulips
  • Red + Red = Black Tulips
  • Orange + Orange = Purple Tulips
  • Black + Black = Purple Tulips


  • Red + Orange = Pink Windflowers
  • White + White = Blue Windflowers
  • Blue + Blue = Purple Windflowers
  • Blue + Pink = Purple Windflowers


  • Red + Yellow = Orange Hyacinths
  • Red + White = Pink Hyacinths
  • White + White = Blue Hyacinths
  • Red + Red = Blue Hyacinths
  • Blue + Blue = Purple Hyacinths
  • Orange + Orange = Purple Hyacinths


  • Red + White = Pink Mums
  • White + White = Purple Mums
  • Purple + Purple = Green Mums

So, that’s how you can get hybrid flowers on your island. Flowers are a great way to beautify your island, increase your island’s rating and are very useful since they are parts of some crafting recipes too.

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