Red Hot Flowering Plants for Southern Illinois

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Want to spice up your garden this year? Try adding these red flowering plants to your landscape and turn the dog days of summer into a red, hot party!


'Red Knockout' Rose – Everyone's favorite shrub rose, blooms from frost to frost with bright red flowers. Try the 'Double Red Knockout', with double the petals per flower. That means more color!


'Lucifer' Crocasmia – Spikes of red flowers bloom for weeks during the summer. These plants are tall and add a strong,vertical element to the garden. They prefer hot, sunny, dry conidtions.


'Flamanco' Red Hot Poker – Hummingbirds love this plant! The flowers range in colors from yellow to bright red. The flower is unlike anything else in your garden.


Cardinal Flower – A red flowering perennial that does well in shade and in moist areas. Red and green-leaved varieties are readily available.


Hardy Hibiscus – The red flowers on this plant are just like the tropical hibiscus only dinner plate-size! Perfect for around your pool or patio. Blooms all summer.