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25 Most Beautiful Red Flowers

25 Most Beautiful Red Flowers

Vibrant, passionate and beautiful red flowers that brighten up your garden instantly.

Red flowers are the ultimate hallmark of passionate love as they are associated with the colour of heart. Young people and lovers often take help of red flowers to express their love for their beloved.Red flowers are the most vibrant and exciting flowers to plant in your garden as they will surely turn every one heads, making your flower garden a show stopping masterpiece.
Red is a simulative colour arousing a plenty of emotions, from passion to rage. It is a dichotomy of good and evil and represents love and war at the same time. Thus, red flower represents not just seduction, blushing desire and romance but also anger, violence and danger.

Here we are discussing some of the most beautiful red flowers found all around the world.

1. Red roses:

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Roses are considered as the most beautiful of all flowers. They come in a number of colors and represent deep love, intelligence and concentration. Red roses are the most widely known symbol of love. It stands for appreciation and fidelity and represents the strongest message of love. This rose is hugely popular on Valentine’s Day when couples present each other with red roses. Thus red roses equal love, passion and desire.

2. Petunia:

Petunia red flower represents resentment

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This is a beautiful red flower which blooms in variegated shades of red and white or yellow and white or purple and white. This one is certainly one of the best looking flowers. But this attractive flower represents haughtiness, resentment and anger over something the recipient has done.

3. Trumpet creeper:

Trumpet creeper flower closely resembles a trumpet

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This unique looking flower gets its name from trumpet, a musical instrument, which it resembles closely. It is a high-climbing woody vine creeper capable of growing as tall as 40 feet. It comes in colors like red, yellow and orange bloom but has some invasive properties.

4. Cardinal:

Cardinal flower looks vibrant in different shades of red

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This ostentatiously beautiful flower comes in shades like deep red, crimson and scarlet bloom. Cardinal flower is closely related to the specie of genus lobelia and is native to North and Central America.

5. Anthurium:

Anthurium flower is a symbol of happiness and hospitality

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Anthurium is a tropical flower and its name came from a Greek word which means ‘tail flower’. It has a glossy, heart shaped bright flower bract which surrounds the true flower which blooms in the form of a spike at the center. It comes in shades like red, pink, lilac, green and brown. Anthurium flower stands for hospitality, happiness and abundance.

6. Red pygmy water lily:

Red dwarf water lily symbolizes frienship and innocence

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Pygmy water lily is a miniature to water lilies which is native to Meghalaya. This small water lily has bright red blooms with stunning yellow stamens in the center. It symbolizes friendship and innocence. This little red flower is definitely a heart stealer.

7. Poppy:

Vibrant and large poppy flower signifies death and rebirth

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Poppy is a wild flower which signifies death and rebirth and is used by many countries on Remembrance Day. This vibrant, large red flower comes with broad petals with dark spots at the base. The stamen consists of violet colored anthers.

8. Anemone:

Anemone flower is native to the Mediterranean region

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This scarlet flower with white or yellowish center is native to Mediterranean region.  Anemone comes in several colors like lavender, lilac, deep purple, scarlet, pink, magenta and even in two colored shades with a white or pale base with colorful blooms.

9. Red carnation:

Red carnation flowers signify deep love and affection

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Carnation is found in a wide range of colors and express love, fascination and distinction in general. It is strongly believed that carnations first appeared on earth from Virgin Mary tears which makes them a symbol of undying love. Red carnation symbolizes admiration, charity (light red), affection and deep love. Its floral meaning is ‘My heart aches for you’.

10. Star cluster:

Star cluster is a five-petal flower with a sweet smell

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Star cluster is a five petals flower and comes in colors like red, white, lavender, purple and pink and some also have two toned shades. These flowers are held in terminal clusters and often attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the virtue of its sweet smell.

11. Gerbera daisy:

Gerbera daisy is a red flower with a golden centre

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Gerbera daisy is a perennial plant which is acclaimed for its brilliantly colored flowers. It resembles large daisies with a golden center surrounded by several petals. The colors of this flower range from white, orange, cream, pink to red and violet.

12. Amaryllis:

Amaryllis flower signifies radiant beauty

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These tall stemmed, trumpets like bloom symbolize radiant beauty. It is believed that this flower was born from a shy shepherdess who pierced her heart to create this crimson flower. Amaryllis flower stands for pride, determination and radiant beauty. It comes in several colors like white, pink, cream, orange and red.

13. Poinsettia:

Poinsettia flower symbolizes success

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Poinsettia is a bright red flower which is native to America. Poinsettia is not actually a flower; it is a cluster of leaves that changes color and form an incredible hue that people love. They come in colors like orange, cream, but most often in red. Poinsettia is often considered as a symbol of purity and it symbolizes cheerfulness and success.

14. Red tulips:

Red tulips are a symbol of pure love

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Similar to red roses, red tulips are associated with love and passion. Elegant and romantic, the red tulip is the perfect flower to show irresistible love. Red tulips hold a historical significance. A Turkish prince named Farad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When he learnt about Shirin’s death, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself by riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It is believed that the red tulips sprang from each droplets of his blood. Thus red tulips stand for pure love.

15. Red lilies:

Red lilies signify a union or a partnership

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Lilies come in different sizes and colors like yellow, white, lavender, orange and red. This elegant and exotic flower inspires feelings of passionate love and desire. Lilies are often used during weddings as a symbol of union, partnership and long lasting relationship. White lily is often associated with Virgin Mary thus is considered as a symbol of purity and chastity.

16. Zinnia:

Bright zinnia flower is a symbol of lasting love and constancy

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Zinnia is quite an uncommon flower and not many people know about it. This is a small flower that is native to Mexico and is found widely in South America.  It comes in bright and vivid colors which make it stand out of the crowd.  Zinnia is a symbol of lasting love, goodness, thought of an absent friend and constancy. Red zinnia stands for constancy.

17. Celosia:

Celosia flowers convey a strong emotion

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The name Celosia derives from a Greek word ‘Kelos’ which means burned because this flower looks as if its head is on flame.  It is a tropical plant with beautiful blooming flowers that are mainly used for decoration in the garden and weddings.  Celosia flower conveys really strong emotion and signifies silliness, humor and warmth. This flower is also used for medicinal purposes and is used to treat chest problems and diarrhea.

18. Dianthus:

Dianthus flower has a sweet and spicy aroma

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Dianthus, a name derived from the Greek and it belongs to the family of  Caryophyllaceae. This is one of the best fragrant flowers and comes in single, double or semi double blooms. It has a sweet and spicy aroma and offer attractive foliage.

19. Red dahlia:

Red dahlia looks closely related to chrysanthemums

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Dahlia is a close relative of chrysanthemum, daisy, dandelion, marigold and zinnia and is a member of the Asteraceae or aster/sunflower family. Dahlia flowers are remarkable because of their diversity in bloom shape and color. Their meanings range from a sign of warning to change or travel and even a sign of betrayal. In Victorian period, dahlia meant ‘flower that has survived’. Symbolically, the dahlia denotes elegance and dignity.

20. Aster:

Red aster symbolizes love and patience

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Aster is one of the most popular and beautiful flowers. Its beauty, pretty jazzy flower head and mushy texture have always made them an enchanting flower.  Aster is available in a variety of shades like white, purple, red, and yellow.  Red aster is considered as a symbol of love and patience.

21. Red hibiscus:

Red hibiscus star represents outstanding beauty and love

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Hibiscus is a tropical flower which belongs to the family Malvaceae. It is called ‘Flower-of-an-hour’ and is admired by many for its beauty. When someone gives you a hibiscus, it can also suggest ‘Seize the opportunity’ which of course is represented by the hibiscus’ full bloom which can end anytime. Red hibiscus is inspired by love and represents outstanding beauty and love.

22. Red calla lily:

Red calla lily is a perfect gifting option for your partner

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Red Calla Lily, like other red flowers, is a symbol of love, passion and attraction. It also stands for righteousness, courage and vanity. Thus it can be a perfect gift for someone whom you love.

23. Red orchids:

Red orchids have a grand and radiant look

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Red orchid is often described as ‘Asian’s lover’s dream’, for their grand and radiant look. This sophisticated and beautiful flower stands for passion, energy, power, strength, power and determination. Red orchid are one of the best flowers in expressing love and gratitude.

24. Red peony:

Red peony flowers embody romance

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Peony is a beautiful flower belonging to the Paeconia and buttercup family.  Red peonies have a showy full head that perches on top of a long slender stem like a fluffy ball of cotton. The ruffled petals of red peonies vary from deep red to light red with hints of chocolate brown. This 12th anniversary flower embodies romance and is regarded as a symbol of prosperity, healing and happiness.

25. Red freesia:

Highly fragrant red freesia symbolizes trust and friendship

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Freesia flowers are native to Africa and belong to the iris family. This bell shaped, highly fragrant flower comes in a range of colors like orange, red, pink, yellow, mauve, lavender, purple and several others. Red freesia symbolizes sweetness, innocence, friendship and trust.

From love to violence and passion to rage, red signifies a wide range of emotions, and so do beautiful red flowers. They are pleasing to the eye and great to have in your garden or in your vases around the house. From red rose and petunia to red peony and red freesia, each flower signifies different emotions. For example, red roses are considered a symbol of love, desire, and passion, while anthurium symbolizes happiness, hospitality, and abundance. So, next time you meet someone special and want to express your feelings to them, gift them some gorgeous red flowers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a burgundy rose?

Yes. The Rubicon spray rose variety is a favorite wedding choice of roses, characterized by a deep burgundy hue.

What is the prettiest red flower?

Red roses have a timeless beauty, and the way they have been romanticized as the flower of love in many cultures earns them appreciation across the globe as the prettiest red flowers.

What is a tall red flower?

The Gladiolus is a delicate red-colored flower that blooms on stalks that can grow to be 2-5 feet tall.

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