40+ List Of The Most Beautiful Red Flowers (With Pictures)

Red flowers are among the most beautiful flowers, used in floral displays and presented as gestures of love all around the world.

Red flowers are associated with love, passion, and desire. In addition to that, red flowers can also represent courage, sophistication, and elegance.

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Whether you are looking for red flowers to fill your garden or want to find the perfect red flower to present as a gift, down below is a list of some of the most beautiful red flowers from around the world.

There are many red flowers, from the more commonly known rose, poinsettia, and poppy to some you might not have heard of or seen before, such as the red sunflower (yes, there are red sunflowers!) and red spider lily.

Without further ado, find your new favorite red flower from our list that includes more than 40 of the most beautiful red flowering plants – complete with a small description of each flower.

1. Chrysanthemum

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Chrysanthemums are popular flowers native to East Asia and Northeastern Europe. Their rosette-shaped flower heads can be yellow, pink, purple, or a fiery red and orange.

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2. Cockscomb

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Cockscomb is part of the Amaranthaceae family and is commonly grown in gardens. The most notable color of cockscomb is a deep, pinkish red.

3. Gerbera Daisy

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Gerbera daisies, also known as Transvaal daisies, take their name from a German botanist. These beautiful flowers are white, pink, yellow, or red – sometimes a mixture of all four.

4. Poppy

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Poppies are some of the most recognizable red flowers in the world. Not only do poppies have eye-catching red petals, but they are a worldwide symbol of remembrance.

5. Yarrow

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Yarrow is a common flowering plant in the Asteraceae family, native to the Northern Hemisphere. While yarrow is mostly seen as a white flower, it can also bloom in red.

6. Amaryllis

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Amaryllis is a popular houseplant and flower, despite being native to South Africa. It is known for having a bold scarlet red color.

7. Carnation

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Carnations (botanical name Dianthus caryophyllus) are pink, purple, or red in color, thought to be native to the Mediterranean area. 

8. Orchid

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Orchidaceae, or orchids for short, are a big family of flowering plants loved for their vibrant beauty and colors. Some of the most popular orchids are red orchids!

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9. Poinsettia

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Like orchids, poinsettias are wonderful gift plants. The open, red petals of poinsettias make them stand out, used especially for Christmas floral displays. 

10. Begonia

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Begonias are a flowering plant that has detailed, wine red leaves. Despite not having any flower heads, begonias make eye-catching houseplants due to their appearance. 

11. Zinnia

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Zinnia is, believe it or not, part of the daisy family of flowering plants native to America and Mexico. Zinnias are bright in color, blooming in either orange, yellow, pink, or red.

12. Streptocarpus

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Streptocarpus, more commonly called Cape primrose, is a native African flowering plant that blooms in pink or purple. Despite this, it can also have dark pink petals that look red.

13. Calla Lily

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Calla lilies are popular flowers in bouquets. Red calla lilies are rare to find, but are a fantastic romantic gesture that symbolizes elegance and beauty.

14. Dianthus

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Dianthus is native to Europe and Asia. It is a genus that includes pink, sweet william, and carnation. They mostly bloom in colors of bright pink and dark red.

15. Hellebores

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Hellebores are native to Eurasia, making up about 20 species of perennial flowering plants. Red hellebores are more of a purple color, but with hints of wine red.

16. Freesia

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Freesias are part of the Iridaceae family, flowering in colors that include white, yellow, pink, purple, and red. It is native to Southern Africa.

17. Hibiscus

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Hibiscus are subtropical and tropical flowering plants part of the Malvaceae family. Red hibiscus flowers are a bright, scarlet red with subtle shades of orange.

18. Hyacinth

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Hyacinths, considered Mediterranean, are widely loved for their beauty and color. In addition to red, hyacinths bloom in purple, white, pink, yellow, and blue.

19. Petunia

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Petunias are very popular annual flowering plants. Native to South America, petunias offer colorful flowers (popular for floral displays) in white, pink, purple, and red.

20. Ranunculus

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Ranunculus, also known as buttercups, spearworts, or water crowfoots, are notable for their rose-like flower heads. Buttercups are typically white, pink, orange, or red.

21. Sweet Pea

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Lathyrus odoratus, nicknamed sweet pea, is an Italian flowering plant of the Fabaceae family. Sweet peas are known for their lilac, pink, white, and scarlet red flowers.

22. Anthurium

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Anthuriums are also called laceleaf, tailflower, and flamingo flower. They have a close resemblance to poppies, with either red or pink petals.

23. Red Tulip

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Tulips are native to Asia, as well as Turkey, and are some of the most popular flowers in the world. Tulips bloom with white, pink, yellow, purple, or red petals.

24. Red Sunflower

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Red sunflowers are not as well-known as their yellow counterparts, but are some of the most sought-after red flowers around. The petals are a deep red, with yellow tips.

25. Alstroemeria

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Alstroemeria, better known as Lily of the Incas, or Peruvian Lily, is originally native to South America. It is a popular bouquet flower, which blooms in white, yellow, pink, orange, and red.

26. Coneflower

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Coneflowers are easily recognizable by their out-turned petals, usually pink or dark red in color. They are also known for their medicinal qualities.

27. Cardinal

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Cardinal flowers are part of the bellflower family, their botanical name being Lobelia cardinalis. It is a tall, bright red flower with uniquely shaped petals.

28. Dahlia

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Dahlias are part of the Asteraceae family, distinguishable by their neat rosette-shaped flower heads. Dahlias bloom with pink, orange, purple, or scarlet red petals. 

29. Gaillardia

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Similar to red sunflowers, gaillardias have red petal centers with yellow tips. They are also known as blanket flowers, native to North and South America.

30. Lycoris

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Lycoris radiata, better known as red spider lily (as well as equinox flower), has thin upturned petals from which it gets its ‘spider’ name. It is typically a red flower.

31. Red Marigold

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Red marigolds are sought-after red flowers for their full, elegant appearance. The flower heads are bold red with an orange center.

32. Woolflower

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Woolflowers (botanical name Celosia trigyna) are a perennial flowering plant, native to Africa and America, that blooms in either yellow, pink, or red.

33. Bleeding Heart

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Lamprocapnos spectabilis, also known as bleeding heart, Asian bleeding heart, or fallopian bud, is part of the poppy family. Due to this, its petals are bright pink or red.

34. Verbena

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Verbena flowers, also vervain or verveine, are predominantly pink, with some species having red petals with white centers. It can be an annual and perennial flowering plant.

35. Anemone

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Anemone flowers vary in colors of purple, pink, white, blue, and red. They are mostly found in subtropical regions, symbolizing love and fragility.

36. Scarlet Bee Balm

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Scarlet bee balms resemble red spider lilies in appearance, native to Eastern North America. They have spiky, jagged petals that are red or pink, but mostly red.

37. Red Trumpet Creeper

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Trumpet vines or trumpet creepers are part of the Bignoniaceae family, native to the Eastern United States. It is true to its name, having a trumpet shape with red petals.

38. Peony

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Peonies are similar to roses in appearance, making wonderful gifts. They bloom in pink, white, or red, the red variety having a subtle pinkish hue.

39. Pentas

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Pentas, native to Southern Africa, are flowering plants with small star-shaped petals. They are also called Egyptian stars, typically pink or red in color.

40. Camellia

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Camellias have neat rosette-shaped flower heads that can be white, light pink, or scarlet red in color. Camellias are native to East and South Asia, blooming in late winter or early spring.

41. Canna

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Cannas are lilies that have a bold orange and red color. There are 10 species of this perennial flowering plant, blooming each spring.

42. Azalea

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Azaleas are a flowering shrub of the Rhododendron family that can bloom in a variety of colors: white, yellow, pink, and red.

43. Scarlet Sage

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Salvia splendens, more commonly known as scarlet sage, is a red flower that is true to its name. It is a perennial flower native to Brazil that loves high humidity.

44. Rose

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Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Their elegant appearance, dark red color, and symbolic status for love make them one of the most sought-after red flowers.


And that’s it – our list of over forty of the most beautiful red flowers from around the world. We hope you found the perfect red flower to add to your garden, or to give to someone (who loves red flowers!) while discovering some new red flowers along the way.

Red flowers, in particular, make wonderful gifts, having a symbolic status around the world as one of the most romantic gestures of love and desire. In addition, red flowers can also represent courage and passion.

Red flowers sit beautifully in almost all bouquets, perfectly complementing other flowers of red, white, and yellow colors. If you are planning to create a bouquet, nothing should stop you from including one of the red flowers we have listed above!

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