Posted by Christine Guenther on November 14, 2022 | Last Updated: November 18, 2022 Uncategorized

Brighten Chilly Days with Festive Red Flowers

Looking for a quick and easy way to give your home a refreshing new feeling? Look no further; a splash of bold red color that’s exciting and festive in a bouquet of fresh new flowers is perfect. Often associated with romance, red flowers can have a variety of symbolic meanings ranging from courage and respect to power and passion. From crimson to scarlet to ruby and cherry, the floral experts here at WildFlower Florist, Baltimore and Annapolis’ premier florist, will delve into why red flowers can have a dazzling effect while showcasing some of our favorite blooms.

Look to these beautiful red blooms to brighten your home for the holiday season


A symbol of radiant beauty, the Amaryllis is a tall and sturdy flower that represents strength and determination.


Striking yet content in its simplicity, the red anemone symbolizes love.


One of the more exotic plants on this list, the tropical red anthurium represents happiness and hospitality.


A symbol of undying devotion, the red Aster is a popular flower in Greek mythology and remains so due to its daisy like appearance.


Subtle, soft, and pretty, this stunning bloom is a symbol of admiration in others.


The Chrysanthemum has many names. Among them is the name “Queen of Fall Flowers.” The red mum symbolizes joy and beauty and is certainly stunning enough to earn the title of queen.


The red dahlia symbolizes commitment. It is a bold statement for any occasion.

Gerbera Daisy

Bold and cheerful, the gerbera daisy is stunning. It only makes sense that it is the 5th most popular bloom in the world.


The penultimate symbol of romance, the fragrant rose comes in a variety of red hues and can be fitting for any number of settings.


Not a flower but a bright red berry, the winterberry (or holly) is a symbol of the coming cold and Christmas.

Why Is Red an Exciting Color Choice for Flowers?

As a color, red has a fascinating history. It’s the first color humans perceive after black and white, and it’s the first color seen by infants before any other. Red is also in natural abundance and, therefore, one of the first colors to be developed for painting and dyeing in ancient times. In antiquity, red was the color of war, wealth, and power evidenced by Rome, and during the medieval era, it gained religious and secular meanings symbolizing love, beauty, glory, and the blood of Christ.

“The color of extremes” is what red has come to be called, as it represents anger, violence, seduction, danger, and passion, among the extreme emotions. Here are a few more interesting facts about the color red:

  • Red is on 77% of all world flags, making it the most popular flag color.
  • Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people (blue is the other one).
  • Red captures our attention as it’s one of the most visible colors.
  • Red symbolizes good luck in Asia and is the most popular color in China.
  • 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.
  • Red is the international color for “Stop.”

Red is certainly the color of life and love. Its rich history and powerful symbolic meanings show that it is certainly not a boring color. It’s visually stimulating with an exciting history, which is what makes us love red flowers. They bring energy and warmth making them perfect for fall and winter.

What Is the Red Christmas Flower Called?

There’s no way to talk about flowers at the end of the year without discussing the most popular winter flower, known humbly as the poinsettia plant. An iconic symbol of the Christmas season, these stunning red and green winter blooms represent love, cheer, hope, joy, and goodwill. With the proper care, you can enjoy your poinsettia all year long and watch it rebloom time and time again.

If you’re trying to find a good way to spruce up your home this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with some festive red flowers! Check out our selection of gorgeous red blooms now!