Flower/Hybrids

Flowers as they appear in the Animal Crossing: City Folk

Flowers and hybrids are a unique feature available in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Same species flowers placed beside eachother in order to get a chance to make a rare flower. This process is simply done, and costs little to no bells. The breedable flowers include: Cosmos, Pansy, Rose and Tulip.

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[edit] How to Crossbreed

To make a hybrid, you must place two flowers of the same species beside eachother. Note, the flowers do not have to be the same colour. You must then wait a few days, and a possible hybrid may appear.

X = Plot of land
F = Flower
P = Possible hybrid growth locations

X X X X X X
X P P P P X
X P F F P X
X P P P P X
X X X X X X

Of course, you can place flowers in a different order, and receive a higher chance that the flowers are going to create a hybrid.
X X X X X X
X P P P X X
X P F P P X
X P P F P X
X X P P P X
X X X X X X

[edit] Requirements

In order to make a hybrid, you must first purchase atleast 2 packages on the same species of flower. You can have more than that to make a hybrid, and your chances of sucessfully creating a hybrid are increased as well. You must buy either two of the same coloured flower (red+red, white+white, etc..) or two different colours (red+white, yellow+white, etc..). There different combinations of flower colours will make different hybrids appear. It is a good idea to also grow hybrids where there is no items surrounding the flowers, as that drastically decreases the chance of a hybrid to appear. Lastly, flowers can also sprout around possibly areas where hybrids can sprout. This will make hybrids grow more often, also making to chances of more hybrids around the area grow.

[edit] Hybrid List

Tulips:

Red + White = Pink, Red / White
Red + Yellow = Purple, Red / Yellow
Red + Red = Black / Red
Yellow + Yellow = Black / Yellow

Pansies:

Red + Red = Purple / Red
Red + Yellow = Orange, Red / Yellow
White + White = Blue / White

Cosmos:

Red + White = Pink, Red / White
Red + Yellow = Orange, Red / Yellow
Red + Red = Black / Red

Roses:

Red + White = Pink or Red or White
Red + Yellow = Orange or Red or Yellow
White + White = Purple or White
Red + Red = Black or Red
Purple + Black = Blue or Purple or Black
Wilted Black + Golden Can = Gold

Carnations:

Red + Pink = White

[edit] Other Flowers

Jacob's Ladder - appears in your town while your town status is perfect. Plant them with your breeding flowers for a higher chance of spawning hybrids.
Carnations - in the game, you get them from your Mom and Dad, they cannot be bred.
Dandelion Puffs - appears randomly in your town. Can be blown and is a hand-held item.
Dandelions - appears from a Dandelion Puff after awhile. Can be worn.
Rafflesia - appears in museum and in town when many weeds are present. One of the ways to catch a fly. Can not be worn or bred. Will only disappear when the town becomes cleaner.

[edit] Pros / Cons

If you are able to grow a hybrid, then you will have actually made around a 500 bells profit. That may not be a lot of money, but these hybrids are considered very rare, and are highly wanted all over the game generally. The difficult part is that sometimes a hybrid will not grow for weeks, which means that the flowers could die actually wasting you about 200-300 bells. To prevent this, water your flowers often.

[edit] Helpful Tips

Although not required, watering your flowers often can promote chances of hybrid growth. Try to water often enough that your flowers won't wilt. Silver and Golden cans are very helpful for this, as they offer a larger watering radius, and can water a 3x3 area with one action.

You may also want to consider location of your garden. Avoid planting near signs, as they are possible neighbor house locations, and if a house does appear there, it will destroy all flowers, trees, and items in the immediate area. Try to put your garden in an area where you frequently visit. It will make your daily rounds a little quicker, and help you not to forget.

Remember, growing hybrids can take time, especially when you first start. Water often, and be patient. Flowers will grow eventually. Once you get started and develop a routine, more and more flowers will grow. If you have Perfect Town status, more flowers than usual will grow per day.

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