Wow your guests this holiday season by having fresh, beautiful red flowers in your home. Red blooms are perfect for enhancing any interior, brightening your home, and adding radiant, positive energy. From crimson to cherry to scarlet and vermilion, the floral experts here at Julia’s Florist, Wilmington’s Premier Florist, reveal why red flowers are so dazzling and showcase some of our favorite red blooms for making chilly days brighter.
A striking, tall stem reveals an even more striking large bloom that is remarkable in its beauty. A symbol of radiant beauty, the lovely amaryllis also denotes strength and resolve.
A burst of bright red is displayed in this simple yet charming pretty bloom. It’s not surprising that the red anemone symbolizes love.
Large, thick, waxy leaves in a vibrant red color really stand out in this exotic and tropical plant. The red anthurium denotes happiness and hospitality and is a great substitute for poinsettias.
A star-like bloom that comes in an array of bright colors, the beautiful aster represents undying devotion and is a popular flower in Greek mythology.
A contestant source of year-round beauty, the soft, frilly, and pretty carnation is a sign of admiration.
Called the “Queen of Fall Flowers,” mums herald the beginning of the fall and winter seasons. Full, lush, and beautiful in the garden or inside the home, the red chrysanthemum symbolizes joy and beauty.
An amazing bloom with numerous petals and a large, lush round form, dahlias are great statement flowers. The red variety represents passion and commitment.
Daisies make everyone smile, and bold, red daisies add a warm beauty and radiant energy that will brighten even the dreariest of days.
Forever linked with love and romance, the fragrant, beautiful red rose will bring elegance, sophistication, and stunning perfection to your holiday party.
Not a flower but a bright red berry, winterberry (aka holly) is a sign of winter and Christmas. Add these charming berries to a wreath, or simply place a few branches in a vase for to elevate your holiday decor.
Why Is Red an Exciting Color Choice for Flowers?
Red is a fascinating color in that it’s the first color humans perceive after black and white. In antiquity, red signified war, wealth, and power, and in the middle ages, the color red had religious and secular meanings denoting the blood of Christ and the fires of Hell, as well as love, beauty, and glory.
Other sentiments attached to the color red include passion, seduction, violence, anger, and danger. Here are a few more fascinating facts about the color red:
- Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people (blue is the other one).
- Red is on 77% of all world flags, making it the most popular flag color.
- Red is the international color for “Stop.”
- Red symbolizes good luck in Asia and is the most popular color in China.
- Red captures our attention as it’s one of the most visible colors.
- Brides in India and Japan wear red gowns on their wedding day for luck and prosperity.
- Studies show men are more attracted to women who wear red and spend more money on them.
- Red paired with green symbolizes Christmas in Western countries.
The color red is certainly an important color to all cultures. It’s stimulating and exciting, passionate and bold, which is why we love red blooms for adding energy and warmth to our homes during fall and winter.
What is the Red Christmas Flower Called?
And, of course, we can’t speak about red flowers without discussing the most famous winter flower of them all – the poinsettia! A symbol of the Christmas season, these attractive red and green plants represent cheer, joy, love, hope, and goodwill. With the proper care, you can enjoy your poinsettia all year long and watch it re-bloom each winter.
Take your holiday decor up a notch this year by adding natural beauty in the form of brilliant red flowers. It will boost your spirits, warm your home, and beautify any interior. Check out our selection of gorgeous red blooms now.