The color red makes most people feel happy and it’s a great color to add a bit of cheer to a flower garden. I love seeing red accents here and there around the yard. Below, I’ve listed 5 beautiful red flowers for you. Maybe some of them are new to you and sound like the perfect flower for your garden area.
5. Amaranthus Love-Lies-Bleeding
Perfect for fresh cut bouquets and dried arrangements, this sun-loving plant will bloom from the end of summer until the end of fall. The long clusters of flowers can reach up to 2 feet in length, while the entire plant generally reaches a height of 3 to 5 feet.
4. Celosia Fresh Look Red
With 10 inches of long-lasting plumes, these flowers keep your garden looking bright and cheerful all summer long. They will last well into the fall and until the first frost hits. These plants prefer full sunlight; they are tolerant to drought, and pest free. They will reach a final height of around 16 inches.
3. Cyclamen Silverheart Scarlet
This hardy perennial makes an excellent houseplant. With its heart-shaped leaves and bright red flowers, this particular cyclamen would make a great Valentine’s Day gift. They prefer indirect light and will bloom from the middle of winter until the beginning of spring.
2. Gomphrena Strawberry Fields
Each 2 foot tall plant produces a massive amount of blooms during the summer time. These gorgeous flowers even hold onto their deep red hue after they have dried, making them an excellent choice for dried flower arrangements. These annuals prefer full sunlight and are very tolerant to hot summers.
1. Pyrethrum James Kelway
These look like something from a painting; brilliant yellow centers are surrounded by scarlet petals. They are long-stemmed and perfect for fresh cut bouquets. Partial or full sunlight is best for these spring and summer bloomers. They will do well in zones 3-7 and should reach a height of 16 to 18 inches.
Let me know what you think of these 5 flowers and if you’ve already gotten some to grow in your flower bed this year. What is your favorite red flower?
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