Anthurium Colors: A Guide To Anthurium Flower Colors

White Amnicola Anthurium

White Amnicola Anthurium

Anthurium flowers from Hawaii come in many different colors. Here are a few of my favorite anthurium colors.


Purple is a newer color for anthuriums. Most of the colors you see today were developed after the 1940s and purple is even newer than that, it was developed sometime around 1980. Most purple anthurium plants produce a stunning tulip shaped flower in a very pleasing shade of purple.

White is an interesting color. If you take all of the colors of the rainbow and you blend them together you get white. White anthurium flowers were created by crossing a number of different anthurium species together. In fact, a white anthurium hybrid called White Lady is the product of four different species which were crossed together in 1987.

Pink is a very popular color and there are many varieties of pink anthurium. They can range in color from light pink to dark pink and they can be solid colored or mixed with other colors like white and green. You can even find then in standard, tulip, butterfly or obake shapes. Some of the pink amnicola hybrids are even blight resistant, so they are much easier to grow than other colors of anthuriums.

Green anthuriums were created by a grower named Calvin Hayashi in 1985, right here, on the Big Island of Hawaii. There are other varieties that may have some green in them or possess an off shade of green, but only the Midori is solid green. I believe that the Midori is one of the most innovative varieties as it was the first and still the only variety of anthurium that is completely green.

Red is the most popular color for anthuriums and there are a number of varieties of reds. Varieties include: Kozohara, Ozaki, Starlight Red, Princess Lily and New Pahoa Red. The Kozohara and Ozaki are among the older varieties and the other varieties are slightly newer. The major weakness of the red varieties is that many of them are highly susceptible to bacterial blight, though the University of Hawaii and other breeders have been hard at work at creating blight tolerant varieties.