During the chilly weather that comes around the holidays, a quick and easy way to add warmth, brightness, color, and festive cheer to your home is with fresh red blooms. Mother Nature provides a plethora of radiant red blooms in the middle of winter to add a pop of color and cheer lest the dreary days get you down. The floral experts at Phoenix Flower Shop, the Phoenix area’s premier florist, are listing our favorite red blooms of fall and winter we use for bringing vibrant and radiant color to our homes.
Why We Love Red Flowers
Red is an exhilarating color that has intrigued and stimulated humans for ages. It’s one of the most visible colors to the human eye, attracts attention, is the international color for stop signs and stop lights, and appears on over 75% of all world flags. Clearly, red is an important color.
Symbolism of the Color Red
Red is linked with strong emotions such as passion, love, and anger, and it also conveys power, strength, courage, and danger. The color red is vibrant and stimulating and has a strong link to sexuality and increased appetites (which is why so many restaurants use red in their advertisements.) Red is also energizing and exciting and can motivate us to act and boost our confidence.
The amaryllis boasts a large, trumpet-shaped blossom that grows in an intense bright red color. A tall and sturdy flower, it represents radiant beauty, strength, and determination.
Similar to the poppy, the anemone bloom has wide petals brightly colored in various colors, including red. It’s a simple yet stunning flower that symbolizes fragility and love.
Also called the “Michaelmas daisy,” red asters signify devotion and commitment.
Frilly, dainty, and charming, carnations are a great addition to any floral bouquet and can stand on their own as well. Light red carnations represent adoration and admiration, and dark red carnations depict love and affection.
The chrysanthemum is known as the “Queen of Fall Flowers.” as they are ubiquitous during fall. Coming in a variety of bright colors, the red ones symbolize joy and beauty.
The universal symbol of love and romance, red roses also add elegance and striking beauty to any space.
We can’t have a list of red flowers without mentioning the most famous winter bloom of all – the poinsettia. Seen everywhere during the holiday season, this bright and cheery plant sprouts vibrant red leaves amongst dark green ones and symbolizes joy, success, and the Christmas season.
Anthuriums are famous for their long-lasting, vivid flower, which is actually comprised of modified waxy leaves that are bright red and surround a pointed yellow spadix. Represent happiness and hospitality, this is great plant to have all year round.
The Christmas cactus is a popular houseplant due to its hardiness, long-lasting nature, and brightly colored flowers that come in shades of red, pink, and lilac. The red variety symbolizes warmth, protection, and love.
Another hardy plant, kalanchoes are a type of succulent with thick waxy leaves and vivid red, yellow, and orange flowers. Kalanchoe plants symbolize perseverance and eternal love.
Bromeliads are easy to care for and display beautiful, large, vibrant blooms in rich red, orange, and yellow colors. This sunlight-loving plant signifies passion and joy.
Once the leaves fall off of the winterberry stems, they are left with enchanting, bright red berries that symbolize winter and Christmas. Easily add bits of bright red color to your home by displaying winterberries in holiday wreaths or in a vase.
Enhance your home this fall and winter season with red-blooming plants and flowers. These bright botanicals add warmth, color, energy, and excitement during the coldest of days brightening your home and your spirits. Start searching for festive red blooms to brighten your home now!