How To Breed Hybrid Flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published on April 10th, 2020 by Aric

Having flowers can always improve the appearance of your island, but you might eventually want more color variety. This guide will cover how to breed hybrid flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and show.

Hybrid Flowers Breeding Guide – Animal Crossing: New Horizons


  • Making Flower Hybrids
  • Where To Get Flowers To Breed With
  • Where To Place Flowers

Making Flower Hybrids


  • Red + White = Pink
  • Red + Yellow = Orange
  • Red + Red = Black
  • White + White = Purple
  • Orange + Purple = Hybrid Red
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Blue

You can randomly breed gold roses from watering black roses with gold watering can.


  • Red + Yellow = Red & Yellow
  • White + White = Blue
  • Red + Blue = Hybrid Red
  • Hybrid Red + Hybrid Red = Purple


  • Red + Yellow = orange
  • Red + White = Pink
  • Red + Red = Black


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


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


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


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


  • Red + White = Pink
  • White + White = Purple
  • Yellow + Red = Hybrid Yellow
  • Red + Yellow = Hybrid Purple (Ver 1)
  • Hybrid Yellow + Hybrid Yellow  = Hybrid Purple or Green
  • Hybrid Purple + Hybrid Purple =  Green

Where To Get Flowers To Breed With

Before you can start breeding hybrid flowers in the game, you will want to either go to the Nook’s Cranny and purchase flower seeds of your choice.

If you have a ladder already, climb up the hill and go to the top-left side of the island. Then uproot the flowers you wish to relocate with the shovel.

Where To Place Flowers

After successfully getting the flowers you wanted to breed, you will need to place them in a specific way to make sure the flowers breed properly.

Don’t place flowers as seen in the screenshot above because the flowers won’t breed properly:

If you’re attempting to breed the same color flowers, planting them in a D-Pad shape is recommended, leaving the middle empty, and planting the flowers above, below and to the sides of the empty space. See the screenshot below.

Alternatively, if you have one flower of a certain color that you want to breed with another color, you should do it in a cross shape, where you plant the main flower in the middle and the rest in the corners of it.

If you wish to plant more flowers, keep planting the flowers in a checkerboard pattern.

Make sure you water your flowers before the day resets at 5 AM. If you fail to do so, the flowers won’t create hybrids, unless there was rain. Rain does the job of watering the flowers for you without having to do the work

Note that two separate flower types cannot breed hybrids, for example, you cannot take Tulips and Roses, and breed a hybrid from it.

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