Fantasy Friday is Red Flowers

You know it must be the holidays when you’re writing a post for Fantasy Friday on a Saturday. With so much celebrating and stay over guests the time just disappears. Christmas is a lot of fun but a little down time after is always welcomed. Today in our part of the world we are getting a huge dump of snow, by our standards, so not much point in trying to go out until it’s over.

For some reason I have the color red on my radar, probably because of the holiday season. I also love dark red flowers and tall red flowers with rich velvet tones. I thought I would share some of my favorite red flowered plants that I grow, then a few red flowering plants that I can only dream of growing. My favorite red perennials being daylilies here are a few of the cultivars I grow and would add to a red flower garden any time.

All American Chief by Sellers is a gorgeous 9 inch flower in a vibrant red with a contrasting large yellow throat. Not a surprise that it’s a Stout Silver Medal winner.

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Sensible Gardening and Living

Kent’s Favorite Two is another bright red daylily that blooms quite early in the season. Hybridized by Kirchhoff in 1988.

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Sensible Gardening and Living

You can plant red flowers as a group to themselves or mix them with other colors. They are extremely striking with whites and yellows. Check out some of the tulip cultivars in these mixed shades for your spring garden.

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