Plants with red flowers are ones that always attract a lot of attention. And this is a color that stands out, and a lot, when combined with green, so if you like it, tell you that there are many species that produce petals of some reddish hue.
Do you want to know them? If so, I encourage you to stay with us to discover their names and some basic care.
Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
La common or wild poppy It is a herbaceous plant with an annual cycle that reaches 50-70 centimeters in height. It develops a branched stem from whose branches pinnate leaves sprout, and a flower stem emerges from its center in spring-summer. The flowers are red, and are about 3-4 centimeters. As you know, its petals are very delicate, to the point that they can fall off with a simple touch.
You can sow the seeds towards the end of winter, in pots or in the garden where there is fertile soil. This plant likes the sun, so it is recommended that it be placed in places exposed to the sun.
Our azaleas that are traded are generally low-rise evergreen shrubs (2 meters at most). Its scientific name is Rhododendron simsiibut it is also possible to find rhododendron japonicum. They bloom during spring, and their flowers are about 2 centimeters in diameter.. As for its color, it is very varied: white, pink, purple or red.
They are plants that want shade, as well as acidic soil and irrigation water (pH between 4 and 6). They withstand cold and occasional frosts of up to -2ºC.
Camellia (Camellia japonica)
La camellia it is a shrub, rarely a tree, 1 to 11 meters tall that has dark green evergreen leaves. It is one of the most beautiful plants with red flowers, since the ones it produces measure up to 5 centimeters in diameterand also sprout in spring.
You need a soil and irrigation water whose pH is low, between 4 to 6, because if it is higher, its leaves will turn yellow. Place it in a bright area, and enjoy it. Supports up to -2ºC.
Callistemon (Callistemon citrinus)
Also known as pipe cleaner or brush shaft, this is an evergreen tree that reaches between 2 and 10 meters in height. Its growth rate is slow, but it blooms at an early age. The flowers are grouped in spikes of up to 10 centimeters in length, and are made up of stamens that are usually red in color.although there are varieties that produce them lilac and other red-purple ones.
You have to keep it outside, in a sunny place, and with well-drained soil. In the event that there are strong frosts in your area, protect it at home or in a greenhouse. Supports up to -3ºC.
Flamboyant (Delonix direction)
El flamboyant or framboyan as it is also called, it is a deciduous or evergreen tree depending on the climate that has a parasol crown and whose maximum height is 12 meters. Its flowers are up to 8 centimeters in length, and are redalthough you should know that there is a variety of orange flowers whose scientific name is Delonix regia var. Flavid.
Ideal for growing in warm gardens, where there is no frost. It can withstand the cold, and short dry spells once established.
Zonal geranium (zonal pelargonium)
The zonal geranium is an evergreen shrub that reaches a height of up to 1 meter. Its bearing is erect, and it produces succulent stems from which green leaves sprout. It blooms during spring and summer, and its flowers are about 2-3 centimeters. These can be pink, orange, or red.
It is an ideal plant to grow on terraces, patios and balconies, as it grows well both in full sun and in semi-shade. Of course, it does not tolerate waterlogging or strong frosts.
Guzmania (Guzmania lingulata)
The bromeliad known as guzmania Frankincense flower is a stemless plant that reaches a height of up to 30 inches tall once it blooms. The leaves grow to form a rosette, and during the spring-summer an inflorescence formed by bracts (false petals) of reddish color sprouts from its center.
It is very interesting as an indoor plant in bright rooms, as well as in warm gardens. It cannot stand the cold, so if the temperature drops below 10ºC it will be necessary to protect it.
Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
El Japanese quince It is a pretty spiny deciduous shrub that grows up to two feet in height. Its flowers sprout in late winter, before the leaves do, and it can sprout again in summer. Its flowers are red, and measure about 3-4 centimeters.
It must be put in places where the sun hits them directly, and if possible on neutral or slightly acidic soils or substrates. It tolerates calcareous, but in them its growth is very slow. Otherwise, it resists well up to -7ºC.
China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
La china rose It is an evergreen or deciduous shrub depending on the variety and the climate, reaching a height of 2 to 5 meters. The leaves are large, and of a bright green color that contrasts with that of its flowers. Are they are big too, measuring between 6 and 12 centimetersand there are several colors: yellow, pink, orange, white … and of course red.
It is a plant that must be kept in sunny areas, or failing that, in one where there is a lot of light. It grows in fertile, well-drained soils. It does not bear much cold, but if it is in protected areas it can hold up to -2ºC (although in these conditions its leaves will fall).
Red rose bush (Rosa sp)
Rose bushes are thorny, evergreen shrubs that reach a height of between 2 and 10 meters depending on the variety. And speaking of varieties, there are many that produce red flowers, such as the Rose bush grandiflora, the English rose »Alain Souchon», or the mini rose bush. If you want a climbing rose, you have the »Papa Meilland». They bloom during spring and summer.
They all grow best in full sun, although they can be in semi-shade. To always flower well, it is necessary that they be pruned regularly. They resist frosts down to -7ºC.
Which of these plants with red flowers did you like the most?