Red Color Plants
Planning a flower garden from scratch can be daunting. There are so many questions that need answering. Do you go with annuals or perennials? Or a mix? How can you make sure your garden will have year-round interest? And where do you place flowers in your garden, so no individual plant gets short-changed? One of the best ways to get a jump start is to make a list of flowers and other plants by color. It will help you handle what flowers will go well together and get you thinking about your next steps. Thinking about some bloomin' reds? Here are a few of our favorites:
Red lobelia, commonly known as the cardinal flower, is equally at home as a perennial border plant in a meadow filled with wildflowers. Its fiery-red trumpet-like blooms appear in tall spikes creating a striking contrast against its long, thin stems and dark green leaves. Cardinal flowers bloom from May through October and outlast many summer flowers. They prefer sun, shade and partial shade and moist, wet soils. Hummingbirds find them an attraction.
Red Daylily Plants
Would you like to give your garden a walk on the wild side? If so, be sure to add some red daylily plants. They are a perfect choice. These spring to summer-blooming perennials are unmatched in their beauty with their brilliant red trumpets and contrasting yellow throat. They are particularly striking set along with ponds or other water features. Red daylily plants are drought tolerant and prefer sun and shade to full sun. There must be something about red because hummingbirds are attracted to these lovely flowers as well.
Red chokeberry is a tall, three-season shrub that can be used as a border plant, and, as it attains a mature height of five to ten feet, it also works well as a hedge. This plant produces beautiful white flowers and shiny red berries, adding interest to the fall season. Red chokeberry prefers full sun or partial shade and acidic, well-drained soils.
Winter, with its barren landscape, can give anyone the doldrums. The American wintergreen plant, however, will positively get you out of them. This low-growing, evergreen perennial features oval-shaped green leaves and eye-catching, shiny red berries. Its tiny flowers are usually white or pale pink. Plants at mature height grow to about seven inches tall. They make an excellent groundcover. American wintergreen is best planted in the fall in acidic, well-drained soil. It prefers full shade and thrives in Zones 3 to 9.
Red Osier Dogwood
By now you may be seeing a pattern with red-colored plants. They seem to go quite well with whites. Red osier dogwood is one more example. Unlike wintergreen and chokeberry, this low-growing, perennial does not produce red berries. Instead it is the shrub's deep red stems that will catch your attention. In late spring it produces bunches of pretty white blossoms which later become tiny white berries. Long after the foliage has gone, the red twigs remain creating an arresting contrast against a fresh winter snow. It thrives in Zones 2 to 7.
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