Easily add warmth, vibrancy, and beauty to your home this holiday season with radiant, fresh red flowers! Mother Nature has everything you need to brighten your life and your home with a variety of gorgeous, red-blooming plants and flowers to reinvigorate your winter abode. The floral experts at Robertson’s Flowers, Philadelphias’ best-loved florist, list our favorite bright and festive red blooms we love to display to bring about a cheerful holiday ambiance.
Why We Love Red Flowers
Red is an exhilarating flower color because it immediately attracts our attention. Red is one of the most visible colors to the human eye and is the color babies perceive first. Red is also the international color for stop signs and stop lights, and over 75% of all world flags have red in them. No doubt about it – red attracts our attention.
The Symbolism of the Color Red
In color psychology, red is associated with strong emotions such as passion, love, and anger. It also universally represents power, strength, courage, and danger. Red is vibrant and stimulating, with 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. It’s a warm and positive color that increases our metabolism and lifts our spirits. No wonder it’s such a popular color around the holidays!
Warm Reds vs. Cool Reds
Warm reds include the “warm colors” on the color wheel, which are red, yellow, and orange. Cool reds contain “cool colors,” which are violet, green, and blue. According to color theory, warm colors convey cheerfulness, joy, love, and energy, while cool colors convey nature, harmony, and peace. Choose flowers with warm red hues to brighten your home and chase away the cold doldrums of winter, or cool-toned reds for beauty, peace, and sophistication.
A striking flower with a trumpet-shaped blossom, the amaryllis has a rich, intense warm red color. Symbolizing radiant beauty, the tall and sturdy red amaryllis also denotes strength and determination.
This poppy-like flower comes in a range of sizes and colors, but we love the bright, rich red paired with a white center of this lovely bloom. Representing fragility and love, red anemone blooms instantly bring a good dose of charm and warmth to any home.
Also known as the Michaelmas daisy, the red aster signifies undying devotion and is a popular flower in Greek mythology.
Pretty, fluffy, and delicate, light red carnations represent adoration and admiration, while dark red carnations convey love and affection.
Mums have a rich history and symbolism that dates back to the 15th century B.C. and come in a wide variety of colors, with red blooms symbolizing joy and beauty.
Available year-round, red roses are the foremost symbol of love and romance.
Any discussion of winter-blooming plants and flowers must include the most popular holiday plant of them all – the poinsettia! Sprouting vibrant red leaves among a background of dark green ones, this unique and joyful plant symbolizes happiness, success, and the Christmas season.
The exotic anthurium is well-known for its long-lasting, showy blooms. The bloom is made of modified waxy leaves in a bright, rich red color that surround an equally bright yellow spadix. The striking and bold anthurium portrays happiness and hospitality.
A unique, yet cool, long-lasting houseplant is the Christmas Cactus, which produces colorful, bright flowers in red, pink, and lilac colors. The red variety symbolizes warmth, protection, love, and grandeur.
A type of succulent, the kalanchoe is a hardy, easy-to-care-for plant with thick leaves and bright red, yellow, or orange flowers. Kalanchoe plants symbolize perseverance and eternal love.
A low-maintenance, tropical plant that does well inside, bromeliads are a great alternative to poinsettias. This sunlight-loving plant produces long-lasting, vibrant red blooms that represent passion and joy.
Winterberry branches reveal their beauty once their leaves have dropped and they are left with brilliant red berries. Colorful and cheerful, these berries represent Christmas and holiday joy.
Brighten and enhance your holiday decor with fresh red blooms from Mother Nature. These bright botanicals add warmth, color, energy, and excitement to your home to help us be merry during the winter season. Start your search for festive red blooms now at Robertson’s Flowers!