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The Ultimate Guide to Red Flowers


Want to know everything there is to know about red flowers? Well look no further - We've created the perfect flower guide for you. You'll find everything you need to know about red flowers – their meanings, types, tall ones, small ones, red wildflowers through to red trees and bushes. All with names and pictures!

Red flower meanings

Red flowers are often associated with romance, deep desire and passion, making them the perfect flowers to send as a romantic gift

Red roses are the most common flower to send as a romantic gesture, with a single stem denoting "love at first sight". Tulips are also a popular choice, with a red bouquet representing true love.

TYPES OF RED FLOWERS

SMALL RED FLOWERS

Amaryllis
Amaryllis
Peruvian Lily
Large, funnel shaped flowers. Colour Crimson Seasonality Winter
Cosmos
Cosmos
Bipinnatus
Long stalked daisy-like flowers with a velvety texture. Colour Deep red that fades into a warm pink Seasonality Autumn & Summer
Freesia
Freesia
Iridaceae
Slender tubed or trumped shaped flowers. Colour Salmon-red flowers with dark spots Seasonality Summer
Nerine
Nerine
Nerine sarniensis
Open umbels of orange-red flowers Colour Orange-red Seasonality Autumn
Poppy
Poppy
Papaver
Simple 4-petalled flowers Colour Scarlet Seasonality Summer
Ranunculus
Ranunculus
Ranunculus acris
Large rose-like flowers Colour Deep red Seasonality Spring & Summer
Lilac
Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus
Showy flowers that grow in tight clusters. Colour Dark red eyes growing paler towards the outside Seasonality Spring / Summer
Tulip
Tulip
Tulipa
Single cup-shaped flowers. Colour Bright-red often with white margins. Seasonality Spring
Zinniar
Zinniar
Zinnia elegans
Solitary daisy-like flowers Colour Crimson Seasonality Summer & Autumn

TALL RED FLOWERS

Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria
Peruvian Lily
Funnel shaped flowers on long 1.2m stems. Colour Dark red with an orange flash and black streaks. Seasonality Summer / Autumn
Anigozanthos
Anigozanthos
Kangaroo Paw
Tubular flowers with pointed lobes and velvety hairs. Colour Pale red Seasonality Spring / Summer
Callistemon
Callistemon
Bottlebrush
Shrub with bright spiky flowers. Colour Crimson Seasonality Spring / Summer
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum indicum
Single and double flowers on a branching stem. Colour Deep red flowers tinged with pale yellow Seasonality Autumn
Cirsium
Cirsium
Cirsium vulgare
Thistle like flowers on a spiny leafed stem. Colour Deep red Seasonality Summer
Helenium
Helenium
Helenium autumnale
Spreaded daisy-like florets. Colour Deep red Seasonality Summer / Autumn
Kniphofia
Kniphofia
Red hot poker
A dense cluster of tubular flowers. Colour Soft red Seasonality Autumn / Summer
Leucadendron
Leucadendron
Safari Sunset
Cone-like clusters of flowers surrounded by large leaf bracts. Colour Crimson Seasonality Year round
Lilac
Lily
Lilium
Wide-open flowers with a deep trumpet. Colour Deep red Seasonality Summer
Protea
Protea
sugarbushes
Narrow tubular flowers Scarlet Lilac Seasonality Spring / Summer
Lilac
Rose
Rosa
Large double cup-shaped flowers Colour Deep-red Seasonality Spring / Summer

Red plants & garden flowers

Bottlebrush
Callistemon
Bottlebrush
Shrub with bright spiky flowers. Colour Crimson Seasonality Spring & Summer
Crocosmia
Crocosmia
Montbretia
Funnel shaped flowers in bright colours. Colour Bright red Seasonality Summer
Cirsium
Cirsium
Cirsium vulgare
Thistle like flowers on a spiny leafed stem. Colour Deep red Seasonality Summer
Dahlia
Dahlia
Dahlia pinnata
Outer ring of flat florets, with an inner ring of shorter florets surrounding a centre disk. Colour Bright red with a yellow central disk Seasonality Autumn / Summer
Rose
Rose
Rosa
Large double cup-shaped flowers Colour Deep red Seasonality Summer / Autumn
Poppy
Poppy
Papaver
Simple 4-petalled flowers Colour Scarlet Seasonality Summer
Peonies
Peonies
Paeonia
Large double bowl-shaped flowers Colour Dark purple Seasonality Autumn / Summer
Tulip
Tulip
Tulipa
Single cup-shaped flowers. Colour Bright-red often with white margins. Seasonality Spring

Red flowering bushes & trees

Anthurium
Anthurium
Painter’s Palette
Heart-shaped, bright red spathes with a light yellow spadix. Colour Bright red Seasonality Year round
Callistemon
Callistemon
Bottlebrush
Shrub with bright spiky flowers. Colour Crimson Seasonality Spring / Summer
Celosia
Celosia / Cockscomb
Chamelaucium
Tiny purple blooms often used as filler flowers. Colour Dark purple Seasonality Winter
Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum
Dendranthema grandiflora
Single and double flowers on a branching stem. Colour Deep red flowers tinged with pale yellow Seasonality Autumn
Euphorbia
Euphorbia
Spurge
Small flowers held within a cupped bract. Colour Crimson Seasonality Year round
Leucadendron
Leucadendron
Safari Sunset
Cone-like clusters of flowers surrounded by large leaf bracts. Colour Crimson Seasonality Year round
Peony
Peony
Paeonia
Large double bowl-shaped flowers Colour Pinkish red Seasonality Summer
Rhododendron
Protea
Sugarbushes
Narrow tubular flowers. Colour Scarlet Seasonality Spring / Summer
Sweet William
Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus
Showy flowers that grow in tight clusters. Colour Dark red eyes growing paler towards the outside Seasonality Spring / Summer
Zinnia
Zinnia
Zinnia elegans
Solitary daisy-like flowers Colour Crimson Seasonality Summer / Autumn