While red roses are a classic, there are a number of other red flowers, ranging from inexpensive garden favorites to less common blooms. c, ranging from elegant white to vivid violet.
Filler flowers are tiny, clustered flowers or berries. While many red flower bouquets use white, cream or yellow filler flowers, you can find red ones for cut flower arrangements. Wax flowers are small and pretty with dark brown centers. Use red varieties as fillers in fall bouquets or wildflower-style arrangements, or group them on their own in tiny vases. Red hypericum berries add a touch of color to arrangements. Try pairing the red berries with white roses for a romantic and pretty gift.
Wildflowers create a cheerful bouquet, ideal as a hostess gift, a get-well offering or just to brighten someone’s day. Bachelor’s buttons, cosmos and farewell-to-spring flowers are all found in maroon tones. Look for poppies, hollyhocks, scarlet flax or scarlet sage for true red color. Zinnias are long-lasting blooms in varied colors, including shades ranging from magenta to maroon.
Give bouquets with a variety of affordable and pretty red blossoms. Dahlias, zinnias and gerbera daisies all produce large, colorful blooms in a range of red shades. The long, tapered flowers of the celosia plant add height to bouquets, while the pom-pom blooms of the dahlia may be given as single blossoms or combined to form a voluptuous display in a vase.
While wildflowers and ordinary annuals produce bright, happy bouquets, some red flowers have extra meaning or style. Red roses are a traditional choice for romance. Red tulips are a pretty alternative and pair beautifully with other shades, like the violet in ProFlowers exuberant Deluxe Hugs and Kisses arrangement. Lush garden peonies, amaryllis or red lilies can all turn any flower bouquet into a showpiece.