13 Spiky Red Flower: Types of Unusual but Beautiful Blooms

A spiky red flower can be beautiful, even if it looks a bit dangerous to touch. Red flowers are highly attractive in a sea of rich green leaves. Whether you love them in the wild or want to cultivate them in your garden, red flowers are some of nature’s most amazing sights.

13 Spiky Red Flower Types of Unusual but Beautiful Blooms Plant America

Here are some of our select plants that produce red flowers during the blooming season.

List of Beautiful Spiky Red Flower 

1. Scarlet Sage

This wonderful plant belongs to the Lamiaceae plant family under the Salvia genus. It is also called Salvia splendens. It grows up to four feet tall in warm and humid environments, although common garden cultivars are usually shorter.

Scarlet Sage Plant America 1

This plant needs some very well draining soil in order to keep it thriving, in addition, the key property to keep this plant happy would be full sun absorption. 

2. Red Dahlia

Red dahlias are native to Mexico and belong to the Asteraceae plant family. The tuberous roots of this plant are highly nutritious and can be eaten. Red dahlias bring a touch of drama to any garden with the beautiful spikes that it has a pleasing aesthetic. 

Red Dahlia Plant America

You must keep this spiky red flower in fertile and moist soil, however, don’t forget that it needs bright sunny spot to receive reach its growth rate.  

3.  Common Hyacinth

Red hyacinth flowers are highly attractive during the springtime, making them highly sought-after by many gardeners. Aside from their spectacular colorful flowers, hyacinths produce a strong sweet fragrance that enchant people of all ages.

Common Hyacinth Plant America

The reason why this plant is loved by gardeners is because it has a property that is significant to its health, if it isn’t moved for three to four years, it will still do so well, as long as you are proving it with full sun.

Don’t be afraid, it won’t get any sunburn, however, another aspect that you should be keen about is the soil requirement, because this plant needs moderately moist soil yet it should be fertile soil by all means.

4. Amaranth

The spiky red sprays of Amaranth flowers are spectacular when in bloom. Most Amaranth plants have showy flower spikes, although some have drooping flower clusters. They are mostly grown for their nutritious grains and rich colors used as dyes.

Amaranth Plant America

In order to keep this plant growing in the best condition, is to be able to provide it with the right environment, and this would be by providing it with the proper drainage, and some full sun. The reason why it needs good draining soil is that the roots will be thriving and not damaged, or else if the water remains, the roots will be rot.

5. Gerbera Daisy

These gorgeous plants are also called African daisies, and sometimes Transvaal daisies. The large showy flowers have spiky petals that range from vibrantly bright reds to beautiful pastel pinks and peaches.

Gerbera Daisy Plant America 1

These annual flowers would grow perfectly if it is grown in the USDA zones of 8 all the way through 11. The reason for the latter would specify that the plants like to grow and thrive their beautiful red spiky flower as they are in the colder climates.

6. Hibiscus

The hardy hibiscus is a tropical wonder that makes everyone feel the sunshine even on cloudy days. The exotic trumpet-shaped flowers are reminiscent of fluttery butterfly wings with a spiky stamen in the center.

Hibiscus Plant America

It prefers to grow in chalky-soil can even be clay like or even sandy in the texture, however the pH of the soil must be 7.0, because it thrives in neutral soil.

In addition, flowers need to be exposed to direct and full sunlight so that they would grow in the perfect bloom. Some cultures like to make tea with the flower after they dry it, claiming that it has some healing properties such as for abdominal cramps.

7. Scarlet Bee Balm

The scarlet bee balm has flowers that produce sweet, citrusy scents that are comparable to the enticing fragrance of bergamot oranges. This plant belongs to the sage and mint family and has been used to treat various infections due to its antiseptic properties.

Scarlet Bee Balm Plant America

Although this spiky red does perfectly well as it would be under some very direct sun, but it would also do well if it received shaded sun. However, note that this plant would do great it is in some fertile soil, which would be kept moist or humid, in order to thrive, and grow somewhere between two to three inches tall. 

8. Pineapple Guava

The pineapple guava, scientifically known as Feijoa sellowiana, is a native plant to the northern parts of South America. It produces edible fruits that are highly similar to guavas, hence the name. These fruits are common ingredients in many desserts such as sorbets and pies. In addition, they would even spread their amazing fragrance all around.

Pineapple Guava Plant America

These flower would grow to their best quality as they are grown in the zones 8 all the way through zone 11 in the USDA zones. They would do perfect as thy receive some full sun, or if you have planted them in extreme hot weather conditions, they will thrive. However, in order to harvest the fruit, you must water them deeply every week.

9. Red Aster

This cultivar is impressive because most aster flowers are either white or purple. The red cultivars are harder to find, but they are quite fantastic once you find them.

If you’re looking to attract hummingbirds during late summer to fall, then plant this easy-to-grow plant in your garden. In addition, it would also attract different pollinators such as bees, as they would come and search for the nectar. 

Red Aster Plant America

These flowers love to be in cooler climates, and they would be their happiest in summer nights because the air would be both cool and moist. The red spikes would thrive if they are placed in an area where they would receive full or even some partial sun.

What you must make sure is that the soil should be moist but not wet, because the roots would be prone to getting rot or developing fungus when it is wet for a prolonged time.

10. Egyptian Stars

Each flower has five pointy petals, ranging from vivid scarlet to pale pinks and whites. This plant is grown for its impressive flower display and ease of growing. The flower clusters are popular decorations in the tropical regions of Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Egyptian Stars Plant America

To see these little spiky flowers grow, you must make sure first that the soil is fertile and very well draining. In addition, make sure that the soil is mildly acidic, and it is receiving the full or even partial sunlight.

11. Christmas Cactus

The spiky red flower name of this plant already gives its description away. The sharp scarlet flowers of the Christmas cactus plant never fail to amaze onlookers. The waxy, succulent leaves also draw admiring glances, even if they are a bit sharp to the touch. 

Christmas Cactus Plant America

In the daytime, this flower would be thriving if it is in a weather that’s around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, on the other hand, in the evenings, the weather should be between 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Some gardeners claim that this plant is great as a shower plant, or kept in the bathroom, because of the high humidity requirement it has. So as long as your bathroom is perfectly lit, and humid at the same time, it will be a great addition. 

12. False Goat’s Beard

This plant is also known as Astilbe, which is native to parts of both Asia and North America. The flowers are small and feathery, and come out in bright-colored spikes that seem to explode among the verdant greens of the plant.

False Goats Beard Plant America

The key aspect to see this plant thrive is to give it a properly draining yet moist soil. On the other hand, it must receive shaded light, because direct light would easily harm this plant and it would be hard to recover. In addition, you must not forget to water it because they need a lot of water, since they aren’t resilient, they will die fast when in drought.

13. Sweet Pea

The fragrant flowers of the sweet pea plant come in various colors from the most angelic pastel hues to vividly saturated tones. The fragrance of the flowers is a wonderful combination of hyacinths, roses, and delightful citrus orange blossoms. 

Sweet Pea Plant America

Remember to keep these spiky red flowers in a moist soil when it comes to thriving their roots, in addition, the soil must be slightly acidic and alkaline. Don’t forget that the flowers need in direct and full shades of sun, because this way they will stay happy and healthy.

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