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Top 62 Types of Plants With Red Flowers

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Are you looking for some bright red flowers to grow from early spring to early fall?

Red is a good choice for just about any bouquet – but it’s not just for cut flowers. There are all kinds of bright red flowers – in all shades of red! – that you can grow outside.

Whether you want a fully red flower bed or a red flower to round out other different colors you have there, here are some flowers in different shades of red to consider growing…

What Are Red Flower Meanings?

Red is the color of love, passion, temptation, and lust. Regardless of whether you like or hate it, it will always attract your attention and provoke certain emotions and feelings. Some people say that it combines aggression, love, and life.

In ancient times, the red color has been associated with a wide variety of symbolic meanings, including strong desires, cruelty, blood, the suffering of saints and Jesus, etc…

Red flower meanings are also tied to extremes. For example, in Egypt, it has been used as a symbol of violence and fierceness while in China it is associated with life and wholly spirit (1). 

Red is claimed to be the most emotionally intense color of all. It has often been analyzed in literature as a meaning of warm feelings, excitement, active lifestyle and hotness (2). This is the most recognizable color of love and passion and it in some regions is also used to symbolize courage, majesty, power, fire, and hell (3). 

If you want to draw attention, red is definitely the color of your choice, regardless of whether we talk about clothes, shoes, jewelry or your garden paradise. Red is the color of excitement and energy and it is a perfect fit for your green fairytale that will definitely provoke interest (4).

My personal advice is to not overuse red as the only color in your garden and rather make a red accent or combine it with other colorful flowers. However, gardening is all about personal perception and feeling, so if you want to use only red flowers, this guide will be even more helpful.

Red is one of the purest colors and fits well with almost all other palettes of flowers. Despite being one of the most distinctive flower colors, red variety is challenging to plan. Here are our top choices for the most beautiful red flowers you can use in your garden. Enjoy!


red alstroemeria

This is another personal favorite of mine. Alstroemeria or lily of the incas is an amazingly beautiful flower which makes a perfect addition to any garden which wants to achieve an unconventional and breath-taking design.

It can be found mainly in white, red, pink and purple varieties but is also available in other color palettes too nowadays. It grows with tall stems full of beautiful foliage topped with three colorful blooms, each having six petals.

It prefers direct full sunlight or part sun, regular watering and well-drained soil. The stem of the flower is not very strong, so if you have it planted in the garden, you might want to ensure support and protection from wind and heavy rain.


red azalea

Azalea flowers are truly beautiful and blooming regularly during the summer season. They prefer part sun or shade which avoids full sun for the majority of the day time.

Azaleas enjoy moderate watering and are perfect to be positioned under a tree or a bigger bush. Azaleas can become an amazing colorful accent of your garden and enjoy the eye with their extraordinary and beautiful blossoms. 


red iris

Iris is one of the easiest flowers to grow and care which is also rewarding with elegant, soft and bright-colored blossoms for a relatively long-lasting period of time.

Irises usually bloom in the spring but if well-developed they can last until the first summer days. Some sorts are cultivated to bloom in summer and autumn seasons.

Irises are very resistant to heavy winter conditions and are likely to survive them without a problem. They have low-maintenance needs and are very adjustable to different conditions. However, they prefer sunny places, moderate watering, and well-drained soil. They can be used as cut flowers for vase decorations too.


red canna

These flowers grow from bulbs are blooming in the summer season and can give your garden an exotic tropical touch. They come in a variety of palettes including red, pink, yellow and orange and their flowers are topping tall leafless stains with big floral buds and rich bright colors.

They prefer full sun and moist but well-drained soil. Once well developed, the canna flower requires minimum maintenance. The foliage of these plants should also not be underestimated as it ranges in different green shades and reminds of the beauty of banana trees.

Red Roses

dark moments red rose

Red roses are among the first flowers someone thinks of when the red color is concerned. Cultivated in China more than 5,000 years ago, nowadays red oses are geographically widespread and reward gardeners with beautiful flowers of rich and bright colors and strong long-lasting fragrance.

They are breath-taking and amazing garden additions in all of its forms, sizes, and colors but the red one is considered as their best version by many. Red roses are perceived as the symbol of love, attachment and attraction are often used in bouquets and floral decorations as cut flowers.

During the years, the breeding of red roses has improved a lot, making them more resistant to climate conditions, diseases and other challenges gardeners usually face when growing them.

Nowadays, red roses can bloom from spring to autumn depending on the specific sort chosen and the geographical area of growing. Different varieties have varying needs. To learn more, check our rose guide here!


red amaranthus

This is an exotic and definitely unique flower that will give your garden a distinctive look. Its leaves turn red and yellow in the summer and the flower is amazingly beautiful, cascading off of a vine-like rope.

If used as a cut flower in vase decorations, it can last for more than a week. It prefers full full sun and well-drained soil. Once it is well developed, this flower requires minimum maintenance and is quite resistant to changes in conditions.


red pentas

These flowers are also among top garden choices despite the fact that in some areas they are not so popular. They have numerous star-shaped little flowers that can bloom all summer long.

 They are known to attract many butterflies which will also contribute to your garden paradise. They can be found in a variety of color palettes and sizes and prefer direct full sunlight and moist, but well-drained soil. They are often planted in containers and flower beds.


red chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is the name of a group of flowers that can be found in numerous shapes, colors and types which are usually grown slightly differently depending on the specific variety but can also be considered to follow a general routine of care.

The majority of chrysanthemum types are also used as cut flowers in floral decorations due to their relatively big size, height, and long-lasting blooms. The blossoms of the chrysanthemum are each small florets. Different types have varying blooming periods, but in general, they are typical representatives of the autumn season flowers.

Chrysanthemums prefer full sun, regular watering, and well-drained soil. If you want to have your chrysanthemums blooming for longer, you can regularly remove the dead heads to encourage the development of new foliage and blossoms.


red gloxinia

These beautiful flowers are most often annuals and can hardly be grown as perennials. If kept indoors and moved outside only for a couple of months, it can reward its owners with longer life. They bloom for approximately two months.

Gloxinia flowers prefer areas of part sun and some shade. They enjoy regular watering but well-drained soil, as well as being treated with plant food all season long (most often liquid).


red lycoris

Lycoris is an unconventional and unique flower that has tall stalks with amazingly pretty blossoms that bloom in the late summer period. When blooming, this flower no longer has green foliage, so you might plant in greener areas where it can be the colorful accent without looking ‘too naked’.

It prefers areas with full sun and moderate watering with well-drained soil. Keep in mind that, in order to develop and bloom well, it requires at least a couple of hours of full sun daily.


red begonia

Begonia is one of the most beautiful red perennials which you can have in your garden paradise. It is relatively easy to grow and care and enjoys full sunlight or part sun with some access to direct sun.

It enjoys regular watering which makes it a bit more demanding but in return, it will reward you with continuous blooming for a long period of time.


red orange daylily

Daylilies are an amazing addition to any garden especially if you decide to form one corner only with them. They easily spread and form new flowers right after the previous ones die.

They have a trumpet-shaped blossom which grows on a tall and leafless stem but the foliage based on the flower is also remarkably pretty and reminds for tropical bushes and grass. This flower is available in different colors, but the red one is considered as one of the richest and brightest.

To encourage more and longer blooming, you can plant the flower in an area exposed to full sun (although it adjusts to part sun too) and provide it with regular watering and well-drained soil.


red salvia

One of the salvia flower sorts has a beautiful red flower coming in strong bright color which can make it an amazing addition to your garden.

It is a perennial which enjoys full sun for the majority of the day and has relatively low watering needs as it is quite resistant to drought, making an ideal choice for gardeners who prefer low-maintenance plants. Due to its distinctive shape, this flower is very appropriate to be used as bedding or border plant.


red cockscomb

This is one of the most distinctively shaped flowers you can have in your garden. It can mainly be found in pink, purple and red colors but is also available in other palettes like apricot, yellow and more.

Its flower is either in the form of a spire or crested with a weird pretty twisted bloom. The color is rich and bright. It prefers full sun, moderate watering, and well-drained soil.

Prickly Pear

red prickly pear

This distinctive flower is a versatile cactus which is quite challenging to grow in some areas but once developed, it rewards its owners with rich blooming and bright colors which are definitely attracting the attention of anyone passing by.

The pads grow in various forms which are unique for every plant. In order to grow well, it prefers full sunlight areas and well-drained soil. It is not water-demanding, so once established, it requires minimum maintenance.

Keep in mind that it can grow quite large and tall, so you might want to plant it away from pathways and in an area that has more space to grow and develop. It is often used for decorating rocky corners or spots in gardens. You can mix the soil with sand for better growth.


red poinsettia

Poinsettia flower is usually grown in pots as it is quite challenging to be well developed outdoors, especially in some regions.

It is also known as ‘Christmas star’ because of its star-shaped bright red flowers topping stems covered in beautiful green leaves. It is very often used in Christmas decorations but it can contribute to your garden beauty all-year-round.

Red Sunflower

red sunflower

This is a rather unconventional addition to gardens but is rewarding owners with large, daisy-like flowers which are very similar to ordinary sunflowers.

The richness of the red color and the size of the flower would depend on the specific variety chosen. This flower prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is a relatively strong plant requiring minimum maintenance once it’s well developed in the garden.


red freesia

Freesia is a symbol of innocence and friendship. They are grown from bulbs and have very beautiful and fragrant flowers that attract bees and butterflies. They are relatively small but having them in your garden is a rewarding experience.

Usually, one bulb blooms once per year, so if you want to have a freesia corner in your garden, you have to plant more. They are available in a wide range of colors, including white, creamy, yellow, apricot, red, pink, purple, burgundy and combinations of more than one. They are very gentle and tender and are an amazing addition to any spring blooming garden.

Sweet Pea

This flower comes not only with beautiful blossoms but a tender and soft fragrance which is widely used in cosmetics and perfumery industries.

It can be found in many colors ranging from blue to red, pink, purple and white. Despite being quite resistant and strong once it is developed, sweet pea is challenging to initially grow. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil.


red orange marigold

Marigolds are a preferred garden addition during the summer season, mainly due to the relative ease of growing and care. These are annual flowers which can grow well in places with direct and full sunlight but can also adjust to part sun and are not demanding in terms of watering, you can do that once every couple of days.

They are very often selected for border planting or mixed summer decorations including other perennials too as they match well with other flowers but at the same time have strong colors and look well on their own too.

Marigolds are grown from seeds that are easily collected and self-spread, so keep in mind that your corner can easily become bigger without being planned so.


red hellebore

This flower is a perennial which has beautiful blossoms surrounded by leathery leaves and centered with a large number of stamens. Hellebores are preferred for their relatively long blooming extent, which is approximately two months.

These flowers can be found in a wide range of colors, including red, white, pink and purple. It prefers areas with part sun and part shade, as well as well-drained soil and moderate watering.


Despite this plant being sensitive to low temperatures and heavy weather conditions, during the summer it can be moved outdoors and contribute to a prettier garden landscapes.

It comes in a variety of colors and blooms with funnel-shaped flowers. These funnel-shaped flowers prefer areas with direct and full sunlight or part sun and enjoy well-drained soil.


red petunia

Petunias are also preferred summer additions to planned garden designs due to the relative ease of growing and care and their beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers coming in a wide variety of color palettes, including white, pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, blue, mixtures and many more.

They come in different sorts and sizes which make them an appropriate choice for hanging baskets decorations, border bedding or other types of designs. They can grow up to 4 feet in height and width but this would vary and depend on the specific sort selected.

Petunia flowers prefer full sun but can also be vulnerable if they are exposed to it for the majority of the day time. They enjoy regular watering and well-drained soil. If you have petunias in your garden or balcony, we advise you to remove the dead flowers from the plant as this will encourage faster and more new blooming.


red gladiolus

Gladiolus is amazingly beautiful perennial which is grown from bulbs and impress with their tall and rich flowers which are also often used in floral decorations as cut flowers. They can be found in a variety of colors including red, white, pink, purple and yellow.

Gladiolus prefers direct and full sunlight and moderate watering. These flowers can be used as an accent in a greener garden area or as a part of a summer design. As they can become relatively tall, it is a good idea to plant them next to a wall or make sure that a support system is provided.


red dianthus

Dianthus caryophyllus carnations are usually used to cover landscapes or as border and bedding plants. They are found in a wide color palette that can satisfy any taste and can also vary in size and shape depending on the specific sort chosen.

They are having a strong fragrance which also attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. They are quite adjustable to varying conditions but in general prefer full full sun, regular watering, and well-drained soil.

Despite variations based on selecting different sorts, in general, they grow up to 6 inches in height and 18 inches in width and are self-spreading relatively easy.


red anthurium

Anthurium flowers are appropriate for growing both outdoor as garden plants and indoor as home decorative flora. They are fairly easy to grow and care and have low demands which make them adjustable to varying conditions.

Still, they generally prefer part shade or more sunny places and moist, but well-drained soil. If they are planted outdoors, they should be protected from frost and heavy winter conditions as they are not likely to survive through it.


red ranunculus

This flower is a summer-must as it comes in many and very rich and bright colors, bloom regularly for a long period and has a long life when cutting and used as a part of vase decorations. Ranunculus flowers prefer full sun, moderate watering, and well-drained soil.

As it is a perennial which collects sunlight and power for next year’s growing and blooming, do not remove the leaves when the flowers die, but rather wait for them to dry by themselves or at least to become yellow before removal.


red aster

This is one of the best solutions if you want an autumn garden paradise. Aster flowers bloom in the autumn season and are viewed as the perfect ending of the blooming season due to their beautiful shapes and rich colors.

The specific size, shape, and shade would depend on the specific sort you have selected. The main colors available include white, pink, purple, red, burgundy, yellow, orange and mixtures of more than one. Asters are quite resistant to lower temperatures and can bloom until the first frost.

They prefer regular watering, well-drained soil, and moderate sunlight. However, as already mentioned, they are quite resistant to various conditions which makes them less demanding and easier to grow and care.


red orange gaillardia

Also known as ‘blanket flower’, gaillardia is a low-maintenance perennial which form bright daisy-like blossoms. The specific size, color, and shape would vary on the sort chosen. It can grow up to 18 inches in height and 24 inches in width.

It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It mainly blooms in the second half of the summer season. It comes in several main colors, including red, scarlet, orange, yellow and apricot.


red lilium

Lilies are gorgeous flowers which are breath-taking addition to every garden due to their indisputable beauty and soft but strong fragrance. They are grown from bulbs and form tall pretty stems with beautiful foliage topped with six big petals of blooms.

Liliums can be found in different sizes and colors, but the most common are red, white, pink and yellow. They prefer full sun or part shade positions and moist, well-drained soil.

In order to develop well in blooming springtime, lilium bulbs need a cold period in advance, so if you grow them in a location with no or light winter, you can remove the bulbs from the ground and keep them in the refrigerator for a while before planting them back.


red verbena

This flower is a top choice for people who want to have a colorful garden for the entire summer season. It is available in a wide range of colors, including orange, apricot, pink, purple, blue and red and has rich rosettes of petals.

It prefers areas exposed to full sunlight and moist, but well-drained soil, as well as regular watering. It is not very resistant to drought, so it demands regular watering to bloom more and for longer.

Cardinal Flower

red cardinal flower

This red summer-blooming flower is usually used by gardeners to compensate for other perennials which are declining in too hot summer days, as it blooms in this period.

Despite originally being cultivated in the USA, the flower can be grown in many other regions which are featured with sun and hot weather. Its blossoms are topping tall spikes of pretty dark green foliage and, if grown and developed well, can bloom during the whole summer and early autumn. Cardinal flowers prefer regular watering and well-drained soil.


red orange amaryllis

Despite blooming on a rare basis, the beauty of amaryllis is indisputable and considered as one of the most rewarding experiences for gardeners.

The flower is grown from bulbs and when blooming, it has large trumpet-shaped rosettes up to 10 inches in size, positioned on an up to 2 feet tall leafless stain. If bulbs are provided with preferred growth and care conditions, they can bloom up to 75 years in a row which is impressive.

Amaryllis can be found in a wide variety of color palettes, including red, pink, white, burgundy, apricot, purple and mixtures of two or more different colors.

As the plant is not well resistant to colder weather and lower temperatures, if you live in such an area or a location with the winter season, you can grow amaryllis bulbs in a pot outside and move it indoors when temperatures start falling more significantly.

Amaryllises grow well when exposed to direct full sunlight and are quite drought-tolerant which makes them less demanding for care. Keep in mind that, when planted, the bulb should not be covered with soil.

Zinnia Elegans

red zinnia

This is considered to be one of the easiest flowers to care for and grow. Zinnia elegans is grown from seeds that are planted in late winter or very early spring so that the flower can start blooming in the summer.

It is a flower that requires little extra care and makes a great addition to the garden – it has relatively low watering needs but at the same time rewards gardeners with a rich and bright palette of colors, including red, pink, purple, white, yellow, burgundy and many more. It can also be used as a cut flower in decorations and bouquets.


red camellia

Camellia flower forms a very beautiful green shrub with pink, red or white blossoms. It is relatively easy to grow and care as it requires very little care and is quite resistant to different climate and the surrounding environment. It prefers sunny or partially shady areas and moist, well-drained soil, combined with moderate watering.

Bleeding Hearts

red bleeding heart

This is also an amazing perennial which can reward you with extraordinary flowers for a long period of time. It prefers partial sunlight and regular watering, but keep in mind that it enjoys well-drained soil.

These characteristics of the plant are making it perfect for covering more shady areas that are generally not preferred by the majority of flowers and thus, are considered more difficult areas for growing blooming flora.

If taken care of well, this flower will reward you with many heart-shaped and rich-colored blooms which are usually combining two palettes of shades. The whole flower can grow up to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide.

Red Trumpet Creeper

red trumpet creeper

This cascading plant is one of the most impressive perennials which you can have and is usually used to cover walls, fences or other provided support. It is most often found in yellow, red and orange colors but is available in several other options too.

It is a type of vine-covered in beautiful green leaves and trumpet-shaped clusters of blossoms. It prefers areas that are directly exposed to full sunlight but can also adjust to more shady conditions.

It can grow up to 30 feet in height and 10 feet in width. It is known to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. It spreads relatively easy on provided support, so you might keep this in mind when you decide where to plant it.


red peony

This is one of my most favorite flowers of all because of its strong fragrance and amazingly beautiful flower. Peonies are often used in cosmetics and perfumery industries and their sweet aromatic fragrance cannot be mistaken.

They can be found in bright rich colors and a variety of palettes, including red, pink, white, red, burgundy and purple. Their blooming season is in late spring to early summer.

Apart from the large-sized flowers, peonies have beautiful green leaves and the combination between the two can create a breath-taking garden corner which will definitely attract the attention of people passing by.

These flowers can grow up to 4 feet in height and width, so you might want to plant them in a place where this will not be a problem. To encourage more and longer blooming, plant them in a place with full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Peonies enjoy regular watering but keep in mind to do that either in the early morning or in the evening (not during the sunny period of the day). If you want to have peony flowers longer and improve their lasting period, do not water the flower rosette directly but rather put water on the roots of the plant.

Red Valerian

red valerian

These flowers are mainly preferred due to their strong and sweet fragrance, as well as their ability to attract butterflies and birds. They are mainly available in three colors, including red, pink and white.

Red valerians can reach up to 3 feet in height which should be considered when planted among other flowers. They prefer areas exposed to full sun, moderate watering, and well-drained soil.


This is one of the most distinctive and beautiful flowers you can have and, if planned and designed well in accordance with your garden and other flowers in it, it can easily become the star that will turn heads of people passing by.

Armeria flowers are perennials that are quite resistant to heavy weather conditions in terms of temperatures, wind, and rain, which makes them preferred in many regions. They form beautiful ball-shaped rosettes of petals topping strong tall spikes.

They grow well when planted in areas exposed in full sun or limited shade. They enjoy moderate watering and well-drained soil.


red anemone

Anemone flowers are preferred by gardeners mainly due to the rich color palettes they come in and the long blooming season covering three out of four seasons – spring, summer, and autumn.

It can be found in pink, purple, red, white and many more colors. It is the symbol of luck and some people believe that every home has to have it. It is grown from bulbs that are planted in winter and can be used to plan the beginning of the blooming so that you can match it with your other garden flowers.

The plant starts developing three months after planting and usually blooms approximately 20 times per year per bulb if provided necessary conditions. If you want to cover a landscape with a color mixture of anemones, you might consider planting a large number of bulbs so that you have flowers all season long.

They prefer full sun, moderate watering, and moist, well-drained soil and can grow up to 36 inches in height. When well-developed, bulbs might start self-spreading, so if you want to achieve this, it is not a good idea to move them from the ground.


red bergamot

This distinctive rich-red colored flower can be used as a colorful accent in your garden. It is a perennial, so once developed well it can grow and bloom for years.

In many regions, it is also used as an herb. The leaves are very aromatic and attract bees and butterflies. The flower is featured with a unique form and bright color.

Tropical Hibiscus

red hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers grow on a bushy-like tree and are relatively big trumpet-shaped blossoms. The specific size and shape would depend on the variety selected.

It is a favorite flower due to the intensity and length of its blooming, its strong resistance and adjustment to different climates and the relatively low maintenance needed to grow and care for it.

It prefers direct full sunlight or part shade, moderate watering and moist but well-drained soil. Even though it is a resistant flower though, it should be protected from severe winter and freezing.

Mask Flower

Although being treated as annuals, in some regions, mask flowers can grow several years in a row if not exposed to heavy winter conditions. The flower has gentle red blossoms along a spiked stem that can reach up to one meter in height.

It is often used as a border flower or next to walls and fences as it creates a beautiful red area which is easily spotted and differentiated. Except for their sensitivity to winter conditions, mask flowers are quite adjustable to other conditions of growing and can develop in various regions and different places.

Gerbera Daisy

red gerbera daisy

Gerbera daisies are perennials that prefer direct full sunlight and moderate watering. They are very appropriate for being used as an addition or accent to a larger plant or covering a separate corner of the garden.

Gerbera daisies are often used in floral decorations and bouquets because of its height of flowers, long-lasting blooms, rich colors, and beautiful flowers.

They come in a wide variety of color palettes, including white, pink, purple, bright red, lighter shades of red, scarlet, orange, apricot and others. Depending on the specific sort chosen, the gerbera daisy can bloom with flowers up to 5 inches in diameter.


red crocosmia

This is another flower that impresses with the shape and brightness of its blossoms and reminds of tropical gardens. Its exotic look can be combined with many other perennials and transform your garden into a real paradise.

It comes in a variety of colors, but red, pink and yellow are considered to be the most preferred. These flowers enjoy full sun or part shade but bloom more if exposed longer to the sun. 

However, if you live in a region with the very hot summer season and strong sun, it is a good idea to provide it with part shade for at least a part of the day time, so that the blossoms are protected from burning and fast drying. It prefers moderate watering and moist soil with good drainage.


red dahlia

This is also a perennial which is grown for bulbs and often used for giving a volume of color either in the garden or in different floral designs and decorations due to its shape and large flower. It can be found in a rich palette variety, including white, red, pink, purple and many more.

It is generally bloom during the summer but the specific term and lasting of the season would depend on the specific type chosen. Depending on the sort, dahlias can be up to 6 feet high. They enjoy full sun for at least the majority of the day time, regular watering and soil with good drainage.


red callistemon

This is another personal favorite of mine. Callistemons are also known as ‘bottlebrush plants’ due to the shape of their flowers which reminds about it. The striking red blossoms are topping fully green branches covered in beautiful and aromatic leaves.

Its unique beauty is indisputable during the season when the whole plant is covered in red blossoms which are bright, strong-colored and refreshing for the eye. In general, it is said that this plant can grow as a small bush but if taken care of well, it can become quite a big tree.

It blooms in different periods of the year but well-developed plants that are provided with proper conditions can bloom several times a year for approximately a month each. Callistemons enjoy full sunlight for a long period of the day, regular watering and soil with good drainage.

These plants can be trimmed in different shapes according to the desired design but even if left to grow naturally, their shape is outstandingly pretty.


orange red tulips

It is difficult to imagine a blooming spring without thinking about tulips. Tulips are considered to be one of the most popular and preferred choices of gardeners when spring flowers are selected due to the wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes available.

They are grown from bulbs and bloom every year if taken care of well. If you grow tulips directly in the ground and bulbs are provided with necessary conditions, they can start self-spreading at a moderate pace.

Even though each different sort has specific preferences for growing and care, tulips are generally preferring direct full sunlight and regular watering, as well as soil with good drainage. Depending on the specific sort chosen, they can grow up to 15 inches in height and 6 inches in width.

They are often used as border flowers. Their blooming period is relatively short but the beauty and fragrance they bring in a garden are definitely worth the effort!


red geranium

Geranium flowers are very popular among gardeners due to a variety of reasons. They are relatively easy to grow and care, have a long blooming period covering three seasons in the year, impress with rich colors and a wide variety of sizes and their beauty and fragrance are never neglected from people passing by your garden.

The color palette which is available for this flower is quite rich and includes red, pink, white, yellow, apricot, burgundy and more. Geraniums can start blooming in early spring, throughout the whole summer, and until the first winter frost.

Their bright and strong colors will definitely contribute to your garden paradise. Keep in mind that if you live in a hot area, it is a good idea to regularly water these flowers as they can be sensitive to drought if they are left without water for a relatively long period of time.

They prefer soil with good drainage and full sunlight, but can also grow well in more shady areas, which makes them appropriate for a variety of garden needs.


red celosia

Celosias are also preferred by many gardeners due to the relatively easy maintenance and low demands they have. Their flowers bloom in the summer and remind of coral reefs and fluffy bird feathers. Celosia flowers prefer a warm climate and moderate watering, combined with soil with good drainage.


red columbine

These delicate flowers are also among the top choices of gardeners due to their beauty and the fact that they attract hummingbirds. They can be found mainly in red, pink, purple, blue, white and violet colors.

They bloom in the spring and the flowers are topping beautiful deep green foliage which is also used for covering landscapes. The flowers are bell-shaped and can vary in size. Columbines prefer full sun or part shade positions and well-drained soil.

During the winter period, it is a good idea to put a lot of mulch to keep the soil moist enough and encourage higher rates of spring blooming.


red pink bergenia

This is often a choice of gardeners when they want to cover a landscape area as it is a relatively short flower and spreads quite slow, so the risk of overtaking other plants is mitigated. It forms dark green foliage which is topped with big floral rosettes comprised of many blossoms.

It is most often found in pink and red color but other options are also available. Bergenia is also often selected due to its relative resistance to changing weather conditions and low maintenance needs. It enjoys areas of part shade with limited full sun, moderate watering, and well-drained soil.


red yarrow

Yarrows are also among the top choices for garden decorations due to several reasons. They are strong and quite resistant to changing climate and other conditions.

Their flowers come in rich and bright colors in a wide variety of palettes and shades, including white, yellow, pink, purple, red and blue. The floral rosettes are positioned in the top of stains covered in feathery foliage.

You can also dry yarrow flowers and use them in different decorations. Florists are using it for vase designs and bouquets too due to the fact that it can reach up to 24 inches of height. To develop and grow well, yarrows prefer direct full sunlight, regular watering, and well-drained soil.


red poppy

Red poppies are the most popular color variety of this flower and are preferred garden additions. Despite being classified as annuals, poppies are easily self-spread with seeds, so you can expect to have them every year in your garden.

They are relatively easy to grow and care as they are mainly known for being wild and self-sustained flowers. They prefer places with full sun but can also adjust to grow in part sun or shade. They are very resistant to drought and have low watering needs which make them preferred by gardeners who cannot spend a lot of time on maintenance.

The bright red color of this flower attracts makes it a very appropriate and beautiful solution for covering landscapes. It attracts butterflies and bees which would make your garden fairytale even prettier and more breath-taking.

Royal Poinciana

red royal poinciana

Delonix regia (or royal poinciana) is one of the beautiful trees with red flowers. It is a species of flowering plant native to Madagascar but now it can be found in many tropical countries around the world. In Vietnam, it’s known as a symbol of summer flowers, especially when students leave school for the summer holidays.

It is noted for its red flowers and fern-like leaves. You can also find this plant in Australia, mostly in Brisbane areas and Queensland, where the weather is warmer.

Calla Lily

Calla lilies have cherry red flowers and are a good choice for someone looking for more exotic plant types. These deep red flowers are extremely heat tolerant, making them a great choice for warmer climates.

Peruvian Lily

Another red flower to consider is the Peruvian Lily, which features bold, deep red blooms that can create a striking contrast against green foliage. This flower is also known for its long vase life, making it a favorite of florists.

Lenten Rose

Another red rose to pay attention to (which is actually not a true red rose but is instead in the buttercup family) is the Lenten Rose.

These flowers in the buttercup family are hardy perennials that can thrive in both full sun and partial shade, making them a versatile addition to any garden.

Torch Lily

The Torch Lily is another choice that adds a burst of bright and bold red to the garden. Also known as Kniphofia, these flowers grow on long stems and provide a showstopping display of flame-like blooms with their brilliant red and orange hues.

They can thrive in heat and sun and make a perfect addition to gardens that experience full sunlight.

Red Hot Poker Flowers

A less commonly known yet equally impressive flower to grow is the Red Hot Poker flower. These plants are self-seeding and can grow up to three feet tall, producing elegant spikes of flowers with their vivid red coloring. They require minimal upkeep and can survive droughts, but they do prefer cooler temperatures.

Fiery Red Phlox

Fiery Red Phlox provides an array of deep red flowers that form clusters of a dazzling display of color. These plants are perfect for borders and as ground cover, adding visual interest and vibrance wherever they are planted.

Their lush foliage provides excellent protection for the blooms and the plant from external elements.

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So what do you think?

Red is a gorgeous color no matter what you say. If you want to add visual interest to your spring, summer, or fall garden (or even rock gardens!), red is the way to go.

These blooms are perfect for expert or novice gardeners alike. Give them a try today!


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