It's all about having the most well-manicured garden of flowers in the deserted island business. When it comes to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a few necessary tips and tricks that any amateur florist can make use of. To get your career started, check out our Animal Crossing New Horizons flower breeding guide.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Flower Breeding Guide
You're going to need to do more than plant flowers willy-nilly if you want to have the most aesthetically pleasing deserted island around. Ther's a bit of a science to flower breeding in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it not only involves planting the right sort of flowers but also in the right formation. Generally, there's a fairly easy rule when it comes to wanting to breed flowers in terms of how to arrange them.
If you're trying to breed flowers that are of different colors together i.e. you want to get a pink variety of tulips, and you have the base tulips of red and white to get you by, then you're going to want to plant them in a cross formation on a 3 by 3 grid. Select one colour to plant in each of the four corners, then plant the other color of flower in the middle of those four. Rinse and repeat for as many groups of flowers as you like.
Another way that you can plant them if you're just wanting to plant many flowers of the same color is to keep the formation from above but remove the different coloured flower from the middle of the equation. This should ensure that you're only going to plant flowers of one color since they're touching in the 3 by 3 grid. To expand this out, make sure that you're maintaining the same formations and ensure that you have a lot of free space to plant other groups of flowers in the same way.
The next important tip that you should be mindful of is the fact that you're going to have to water them every day, so our recommendation would not be to spread out the different flower patches too far apart from each other on the island - you don't want to be spending your entire day winging from corner to corner with a watering can just to ensure that you get a few blooms. Flowers aren't always guaranteed to spout in the variety that you're wanting even if you have them planted careful; it's all down to chance, so just keep at it and your persistence will pay off over time. We have a video below that summarizes it for ya!
Now that you have our guide on how Animal Crossing New Horizons flower breeding works, it should be a little bit easier for you to undertake this endeavor solo. As long as you're planting things in the right patterns and have the base colors needed for your various hybrid color combinations (more on hybrids in this guide that we've put together here), you should be good to go. Not yet a proud owner of Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Pick it up here using this Amazon link and you'll be able to support Prima Games at the same time. If you need help with anything else about being an Island Representative, then come and check out our dedicated guides hub for the game: