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11 Red Flowering Shrubs for The Perfect Garden

Do you wish to introduce a highly emotional and excited state into your garden? If yes, you need to include some beautiful red flowers, and to make it complete, add a little quantity of some red flowering shrubs to make your garden looks distinct.

A red flowering shrub is a plant cultivated for blossoms and beauty. It is a type of plant you can use to beautify your home or offices.

Red flowering shrubs are in full bloom right now and will be longer lasting than ever when it blooms with flowers at about half the length of the plant.

The flowers will last longer, and the blooms will last longer. Many varieties of red flowering shrubs have flowers that look like roses, which are only available from a couple of months to a couple of years.

Red flowering shrubs are good in patios, flower gardens, and plantings. Most cultivars will be taller than 6 feet high, and some are 12 to 14 feet.

They bloom mid-spring into fall. A great thing about these plants is they are perfect for patio planting. The cooler temperatures keep them blooming long after your other plants have finished.

Here are some lists of beautiful and environmentally friendly red flower plants you can choose to make your garden attractive.

11 Red Flowering Shrubs

1. Scarlet Sage

Get your fragrant red jasmine to be the best accent to any garden as it means good luck. It blooms in spring till the end of October. It will be a perfect addition to vegetation and should be kept free from cold. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Just like other species of sages, Scarlet Sage prefer to be in full sun conditions but can survive in light shade as well. Their soil should be well trained and occasionally watered

The USDA hardiness zones for these plants are 9-11.

2. Lantana

Lantana Red Flowering Shrubs
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The Lantana is an outstanding shrub with four to six feet, and it is also a perennial shrub which means it is non-seasonal. Lantana can be used as an ornamental plant and also for culinary and medicinal purposes. You can use plant leaves to make herbal tea. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Lantana plants prefer to be in full sun, they can survive in low light conditions as well, but they will not flower very well. These plants are also drought resistant, but you should add an inch of water per week for ideal growth.

The USDA hardiness zones for Lantana plants are 8-11.

3. Clematis

Clematis Red Flowering Shrubs
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The Clematis is another thorny, scented, cheerful flower that takes centre stage in many yards.

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Clemantis plants prefer sunny locations with at least 6 hours of sunlight for proper blooming. But their soil should be kept cool for best care.

The USDA hardiness zones for Clemantis plants are 4-9.

4. Heuchera

Heuchera is the name of the garden tiger’s blood plant. The name itself is symbolic as it happens to look exactly like the blood of the tiger.

It grows in well-watered sandy soil and prefers water for long periods. It blooms from January to May in blue to pink. The orange-colored flowers and leaves are what make it attractive. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Heuchera plants need a decent amount of sunlight per day, the lighter colored varieties of these plants generally prefer less sun than the darker varieties.

Their soil should be well-drained, moist, and slightly acidic. A pH of 6.0-7.0 is ideal.

The USDA hardiness zones for Heuchera plants are 4-9.

6. Fuchsia

Fuchsia is one of the best choices for this very reason. This flower is named Fuchsia the Fruitful because of its narrow petals and fragrant, milky bloom. The most popular colors for this species of flowers are yellow, red, and white, but you can also find them in pink. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Fuchsia like to be in partial sun areas, their soil must be moist so you should water is frequently.

The USDA hardiness zones for Fuchsia plants are 6-7.

7. Coral Bells

Coral Bells Red Flowering Shrubs
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These small red flowers give an aura of red colors to your garden. Be it’s bright pink or red, they are a perfect match for the season. Iris flowers are out there to make your garden extra romantic. Lily of the Valley is also a great option to include in your garden.

Ideal Growing Conditions:

These plants prefer soil that is well-drained and enriched with compost. Preferably, they should be placed in the shade or get filtered sunlight.

The USDA hardiness zones for the Coral Bell plants are 4–9.

8. Poinsettia

Poinsettia Red Flowering Shrubs
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The lovely and energetic red color is guaranteed to uplift and energize your garden. The beautiful and irresistible red color will make your day glow anytime you visit your garden. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Poinsettia plants are very sensitive to temperature changes, you should try to keep them between a temperature of 65-75 F. These plants can do well in full sun conditions. Their soil should be well-drained and just slightly acidic.

The USDA hardiness zones for these plants are 10-12.

9. Hydrangea

The classic hydrangea plant is a common sight in any garden. It is available in a range of colors and requires little maintenance. Its full fragrance attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. The classic hydrangea plant is a common sight in any garden. 

Ideal Growing Conditions:

These plants do not like to be in intense sunlight, you can expose them to morning sunlight and then keep them in the shade during noon. Their soil should have plenty of moisture.

The USDA hardiness zoned for Hydrangea plants are 6-7.

10. Azalea

Azalea Red Flowering Shrubs
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Azalea is an explosion of color every spring, azaleas provide blooming and flowering, as well as a solid backdrop for wildlife.

Ideal Growing Conditions:

These plants prefer well-drained soil that is enriched with compost. They should ideally be placed in the shade or get filtered sunlight.

The USDA hardiness zones for the Coral Bell plants are 4–9.

11. Crepe Myrtle

The Crape Myrtle is a medium-sized evergreen tree that has beautiful flowers. These plants have long, heart-shaped leaves that can grow to 5 to 6 feet in length.

The foliage of this tree gets a pale green color in late spring and early summer, but in the fall, it becomes an orangey-red color. It is one of the most popular flowering shrubs.

Unfortunately, these plants are a little bit invasive. The seeds can travel quite a distance and be pretty easy to come in contact with, even after they fall from the tree.

All it takes is a person to walk through a bare patch in the garden or near a sidewalk, and these seeds can become established. There are numerous varieties of these shrubs and pretty in terms of physical setting growing and foliage.

Ideal Growing Conditions:

Crape Myrtle plants like to be in bright areas, you should give them at least 6 hours of direct sun light per day. Their soil should be moist but well-drained.

The USDA hardiness zone for these plants is 7a.


Conclusion

Green-fingered gardeners, it’s time you started redoing your garden, or at least provide a boost to your garden. You will enjoy the benefits of planting red flowering shrubs because it will make your garden more stunning, exciting, and long-lasting.

In addition, having an abundance of red flowers does not make your garden red. The red flowers you see are the ones that surround your house, and the other is bushes. 

Kathy

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Need to have some beautiful Hibiscus. Love my Red/Orange and Pink Hibiscus. and I also love my Azalea, The UPS man loves them too. He takes pictures of them every spring.