In any garden, red flowers are beautiful and unique. Have you ever noticed that in gardens, red flowers usually seem to attract the most attention? Even in a bed of various plants, one red blossom stands out and attracts attention.
It’s kind of… interesting. Regarding flowers, I know for a fact that this is one of my favorites, and I make an effort to include it as often as I can in my gardens.
Red flowers in a garden provide many advantages. Warm colors like red can help people view a landscape differently. For example, planting red flowers along a border might draw attention away from other parts of your yard and to that specific area.
Red blooms are also supposed to give your garden an emotional boost and a passionate vibe. You may influence how people perceive your environment and even their emotional response by carefully using red flowers and making careful plans.
You may find my top picks for the best red flowering plants for any environment in the list below. Although not intended to be comprehensive, this list should provide you with a shitload of inspiration.
Roses rarely need an introduction because they are among the best-known flowers in the world. We all know that these blossoms come in gorgeous shades of red. Plant your roses in an area that receives full light; for the most profuse blooming, at least 6 hours per day are advised. They prefer fertile soil as long as it is well-drained. Using your compost to extract the minerals that this plant needs can be a smart option.
Provide your roses with at least an inch of fresh water each week during the growing season. They ought to be able to continue and grow on this alone. You should prune your rose plants to get the shape you want and to encourage more blooms. Most rose varieties are content to grow in USDA zones 3 through 10, though this will depend on the particular type you choose.
2. Hardy Hibiscus
Although hibiscus is frequently thought of as a tropical flower, there are several blooming species, including H. moscheutos, H. coccineus, H. laevis, H. militaris, and H. palustris, that have been crossed to create the hardy hibiscus flower, a perennial shrub with woody stems. The end result is a collection of hybrid plants that are much hardier than the majority of hibiscus species, which favor tropical climates, and are hardy into zones 4 or 5. With huge pink or red flowers that can measure up to 10 inches across, these hybrid plants normally reach heights of around 4 feet. Hibiscus plants that are hardy have a bushy growth pattern and typically die back in the winter.
Although Nemesis typically thrives in the colder months of spring and fall, this variety can survive both cool and hot weather and will continue to put out an abundance of flowers throughout the summer. It’s a great option for adding vibrant accents to window boxes and hanging baskets because of its trailing tendency.
The beautiful and exotic Alstroemeria is the first flower on our list. Conidial flowers with vibrant red and golden hues, as well as rich burgundy streaks, are produced by this plant. Peruvian Lily is another name for it because of how much it resembles lilies in appearance. Alstroemerias are well known for having a tough and vivacious nature. It blooms profusely and grows into a big, bushy clump of 16 to 20 inches in height and 20 to 24 inches in width from springtime to late summer.
5. Zonal Geranium
The common geraniums that can be found in planter boxes, hanging baskets, and graveyard plantings are hybrids made from Pelargonium genus species. They are very different plants when compared to the true hardy geraniums, which are the rightful owners of the genus name Geranium.
Tropical perennials known as zonal geraniums are typically planted as annuals. Although zonal geraniums are sometimes seen as overused plants, they survive so well with such little maintenance that their continued appeal is certain.
These plants, which have huge clusters of flowers and are called “zonal” because their leaves have distinct color zones, bloom practically continuously from spring until frost. The ivy-leaved geranium, Pelargonium peltatum, is closely related to zonal geraniums and has a trailing habit that makes it perfect for hanging baskets or cascading over the edge of large pots. Geraniums from the zonal region grow vertically.
Tulips come in a wide variety of varieties, and they thrive in both full sun and partial shade. The height of these permanent bulbs will range from 4 to 28 inches, depending on the type. You can find a variety that will flourish in your garden wherever you live. By including red spring flowering plants, you may take advantage of this lovely hue even before spring arrives.
7. Wax begonia
On this robust, shade-tolerant shrub, tiny clusters of vivid red flowers are accented by glossy green leaves. Deadheading is not needed for continuous blooming.
Depending on the type, these adaptable perennial vines can thrive in zones 4-6 in both sun and shade. Clematis is a climber that may quickly cover a trellis, providing an excellent backdrop for any space. Picture this lovely plant with red blossoms growing on a trellis in the backyard of your garden. Sounds really incredible, no?