For future plans I like to think about a big raised bed where I grow only orange flowers, both perennial and annual (and bulbs). I'd like to have several shades of orange from bright, light, and citrusy, to deep, heavy, and earth-toned, and with bloom times from early spring to late fall.
Here are my go-to flowers:
Daffodils (peach, salmony, terracotta orange)
Tulips (I like the tall, slender-looking ones)
Marigold (both tall and short varieties)
Tithonia (in back)
Dahlia (in back)
Sunflowers (in back)
Portulaca (front border)
I am open to suggestions and feedback. Of course, all of this is in the "planning" stage right now but I plan to make it happen in the next couple of years. I've considered Icelandic or California poppies, calendula (pot marigold), and even orange roses.
I specifically am interested in late spring/early summer blooms that are orange.