Red flowers bring fiery energy in the garden and lit dark corners and a vivid contrast to the masses of green foliage. Apart from the classic red roses are the best red flowering plants for sun or shade for those hardy disease resistant, cold or drought, and bloom over a long season.
Red roses are the quintessential cut flower, but many varieties of red-flowering rose plants can also add a dramatic splash of red in the garden. Hybrid tea roses produce classic, long-stem, shapely flowers, try Chrysler Imperial for heat-resistant, dark red flowers, suggests the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The Crimson Glory dark red climbing rose blooms abundantly throughout the summer and autumn and grows on an arbor or trellis to cover unsightly fence. Hardiness for the original single red rose Knock Out won the 2000 All American Rose Selection Award, and blooms intermittently from May until a hard frost. The Eutin variety of floribunda rose bears clusters of bright red flowers and is resistant to disease and fungi, even in humid Northwest production areas to challenge the ordinary roses.
Plants for Sun
Red varieties of yarrow withstand heat and drought during bloom from early June until killing frost widespread in non-invasive clumps even in poor soils, can tolerate full sun or shade and make excellent cut or dried flowers. Its leaves are also attractive and lacy. German red carnations everblooming wear bright red flowers, which are also hot Texas summer and also keep well in a vase. Geraniums, with their venerable scarlet flower heads over rounded Kelly green leaves as bedding plants thrive in full sun and in pots or window boxes. Geraniums are not getting good cut flowers and leggy, if you are too long in low light, but the plants start easily from leaf cuttings rooted, so it's easy to keep a steady stream of fresh flowering plants started. In pots on the table
Plants for shade
Feathery red astilbe flowers spread easily through moist, shady regions. Bee Balm grows to 6 feet and is available in colors from orange-red to deep burgundy. Bee balm flowers for many weeks attracts hummingbirds and bees, and dries to an excellent herbal tea. Cardinal flower is a native North American wildflower stock 8-inch long red plumes from May until the first frost. Cardinal flower prefers moist forest floor and can even tolerate full deep shadow. Hummingbirds of the cardinal flower lighthouse-like flow, flowers especially late in the season after most other summer flowers have faded.
The red varieties of trumpet vines grow in half a vining habit and can be pruned as a free-standing shrub or grown on an arbor or trellis. Trumpet vines are very attractive to hummingbirds. The red flowering currant is hardy in its native Northwest USA, producing spring attracts pink-red flowers from edible fruits, birds and makes delicious jams and cakes followed. Red blooming hibiscus flowers in the warm growing conditions of the southeastern United States. Peregrina, a native of Cuba, flowers and throughout the Southeast, growing into a bush species carry 10 feet tall tubular scarlet flowers. Peregrina is drought-and insect-tolerant and requires very little maintenance.