I have selected 6 beautiful red flowers that I hope will brighten your jolly homes this festive season! 

1. Poinsettias

Euphorbia Pulcherrima
Soil: Moist, well-drained
Sunlight: Indirect Light
Growing Zones US: 7-8
Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia except desert regions or extreme dry heat. Best suited to NSW, VIC, QLD.

Poinsettias are commonly known as the Christmas flower as it is the ‘Flower of the Holy Night’ and symbolises the Start of Bethlehem. They have great big red full petals and rich green foliage which bring the Christmas spirit to life

 
 


2.  Rose

Rosa
Soil: Moist, Well-drained
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growing Zones US: 3-11
Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia except desert regions or extreme dry heat.  

Roses are the world’s favourite flower and are used in so many celebrations from Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or any occasions when celebrating life and love. Roses are a beautiful flower with a gorgeous scent and velvet-like petals. Perhaps a bunch of red roses could be a great gift this Christmas season to an old love, new love, or someone special.

 

 

3. Poppy

Papaver 
Soil: Well-drained
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growing Zones US: 2-8Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia except desert regions or extreme dry heat.  

A vibrant red flower that with a beautiful story behind it. The poppy symbolises remembrance and inspired the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. Poppies were the first flowers to grow in churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in the Flanders region of Belgium.  It has since been worn by Brits and Australians to pay respect to those soldiers who fought for their nation. 

 

 

4. Marigold

Tagetes
Soil: Well-drained
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growing Zones US: 9-11
Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia except desert regions or extreme dry heat.  

Popular annuals due to their bright colour and ability to bloom all summer long. Their thick layers and ruffled petals make them a visually more dramatic flower perfect for Christmas table décor.

 

 

5. Tulip

Tulipa
Soil: Moist, Well-drained 
Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Growing Zones US: 8-10
Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia that do not experience frost.

Tulips are a classic and they come in several different colours. Red Tulips are a wonderfully minimalistic flower, great to use for home décor during the festive season.

 

 

6. Dahlia

Soil: Moist, Well-drained
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growing Zones US: 8-10
Growing Zones AU: Most regions of Australia except desert regions or extreme dry heat.  

Dahlias feature spike petals, vibrant colour and amazing volume and are simply beautiful in their architecture and design. Dahlias would make beautiful bouquets for gifting or décor.