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Red Blooming Perennials

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Red Blooming Perennials often resemble love

Red Hibiscus adds bold interest to gardens with its vibrant color and summer and fall fragrant blooms. It does well in zones 4-9, but if kept indoors, the tropical plant can thrive in any zone. Red Hibiscus can grow between 3 and 8 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet in width. It’s a low maintenance plant, which makes it great for in or outdoors.

Red Blooming Perennials have stunning red blooms that are impossible to miss

Red Trilliums, when they flower, typically exhibit a range in color from brick red to dark burgundy. The Red Trillium grows with three leaves on the mature plant with three petals and three sepals sprouting from the middle of the flower. Both the leaves and the petals are triangular shaped with the broader part closest to the center of the flower. The leaves are bright green, and the flower is a beige color that looks almost white.   These beautiful Red Trillium plants are so gorgeous that they have invited many different names, such as the wake-robin and stinking Benjamin.

Red Blooming Perennials are usually ornamental plants

Red Daylilies are drought tolerant and able to grow in the hardest areas with little care. They will bloom the middle of summer, and since they are growing in clumps, these perennials can be divided and replanted to continue to enhance your garden. They thrive in full or part sun and appeal to butterflies and hummingbirds alike.

Red Lobelia

Home gardeners looking to add a pop of color to their landscape setting must consider red lobelia. This herbaceous perennial is also known as cardinal flower and is a member of the Campanulaceae family. It has an upright growth pattern and is filled with lovely scarlet red blooms.

 

Red lobelia is native to the Eastern United States and grows best in well-drained soil, but will grow in damp soil as well. It also tolerates soil with poor drainage fairly well and grows best in partial shade. This perennial will grow in full sun with exceptionally moist soil and in colder summer climates. It is recommended for cultivation in U.S hardiness zones 2 to 9. Red lobelia is very tolerant of wildlife such as rabbit and deer. There are no known pests or diseases which will affect its appearance.

 

This perennial typically reaches 3 to 4 feet in height and has a spread of 1 to 2 feet. Red lobelia blooms several times a year in early fall, mid-summer and late summer. The scarlet red species produces brilliant, showy flowers in cardinal red with the flowers being tubular. The foliage on this plant is dark green in color and fine-toothed. This flower is known for attracting a variety of butterflies, as well as hummingbirds, which is why it is a home garden favorite.

 

Cardinal flower or red lobelia is perfect for planting in a wild garden or as a perennial border. Propagate by cuttings or seed and pinch back for bushy plants. Since this plant requires very moist soil, apply additional water during the hot, summer months if rain is in short supply. Avoid cutting plants back during the fall and apply light mulch during this time. Divide plants every two years, plants will self-seed to replenish the home garden.

Red Trillium - Trillium erectum

Red Trillium is a flowering plant that also goes by the names, Beth Root, Stinking Benjamin, Purple Trillium, and Wake-Robin, it is a member of the Lily family. The plant is known for having one single reddish, to purple flower on a stem that grows from eight to sixteen inches in height. The leaves of the plant can be up to seven inches long. One distinctive trait of this plant is the unpleasant odor of the flower; some describe the aroma as reminiscent of wet dog. The plant flowers from April to June. This plant is easy to grow; it enjoys the partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. It can grow in a sunny location, as long as it's given enough water. This plant is a perennial, which means it will come back each year. In the spring cover the plant with a layer of organic matter, and be sure to water thoroughly to keep the soil moist throughout the growing season. Red Trillium likes soil that is a bit acidic. As the plants spread, gardeners may want to transplant some, it's best to do this when the plant is flowering, for best results. While the flowers are attractive, and it may be tempting to cut some to bring inside, refrain from doing so. The stress of having its flower cut is often too much for the plant and can cause the entire plant to die. These plants can be grown from seeds. However, it will take several years before the gardener should expect to see flowers. Cuttings allow the gardener to see results faster. Fertilizer is not needed, as long as the plants have compost in the spring. These plants are easy to care for and grow as wildflowers in Asia and areas of North America. However, don't be tempted to pick them in the wild, they won't transplant well, and in some areas are endangered, it's always best to get them from a nursery.

Prairie Trillium - Trillium recurvatum

The Prairie Trillium, known to botanists as the Trillium recurvatum, is a prairie wildflower, initially found growing in central to eastern regions of the United States, in growing bordered by Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The Prairie Trillium thrives in the conditions most commonly found in mesic zones. Mesic zones are common to dryer regions of the earth, where they store and distribute water in a symbiotic relationship with arid neighbors. The trillium relies on that available water supply. While somewhat adaptable, under the right conditions, the Prairie Trillium typically grows in soils fertile with calcium carbonate, usually lime or chalk, often underlying prairie grasslands. More rare to these types of conditions, the Prairie Trillium flowers each year and has fruit, and is, in fact, an early and prolific bloomer amongst its trillium cousins. A typical bloom consists of 3 maroon-colored petals, usually under an inch and a half in length, extending to a recurved, claw-like tip. The fruit of the trillium is greenish-brown in color, defined by six ridge-like growths on its outer sides, surrounded by leaves, grouped in triads, and dark green in appearance. The seeds contain elaiosomes, a nutritious food source for ants who carry the fruit home to their hills, dispersing the discarded seeds as they go. Despite help from the insect world, the trilliums do not grow or spread too quickly. Most Prairie Trilliums reach a height of one to two feet, with a width of about 12 inches. These plants go dormant for much of the summer, so for garden purposes, they are best planted side-by-side with perennials. The Prairie Trillium is not high maintenance but does require moist, partially acidic soil, and can be helped along by yearly mulching. These plants do not require any direct sunlight and do best in full to partial shade, usually developed for more naturalistic settings.

Red Daylily

Daylilies are some of the best plants for you to put in your lawn, and you should make sure that you figure out how you will make the right choices when planting these enjoyable flowers. You can keep one of them in a pot in the house, or you can use the container to bring the plant outside. The red color of the flower is something that you should be sure that you are playing up.

 

You can put this one against some basic lilies, and people will wonder how in the world you got the plant to do that. You should remember that it is much easier for you to make changes to the way that you are planting by adding the red color that you know you need. You can use the red daylily when you want to have that bright color, or your a Hiring it inside because it will look great in the living room or kitchen. Some people pick the stems because they want to be sure that they can get something that will look great.

 

You know that you have a lot of problems that will you not be able to solve with any other flower. Imagine how much fun it would be to use this great plant when red is your favorite color. You can plant it so that you can give someone a stem of this beautiful flower when you love them, or you can use them in bouquets when you want to add this particular color because it is not like any other red flower that you have. You also need to be sure that you have found a place to put it where it will catch all the light because the shape of this flower is played up by natural light.