This annual coreopsis variety has bright gold mounding foliage topped with red-orange flowers.
2 of 16Doreen L. Wynja
'Scarlet Pineapple' sage
This shrubby perennial reaches 4 feet tall, and has bright red flowers and foliage that smells like ripe pineapple.
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‘Ember’s Wish’ salvia
Salvia Hybrid 'Ember's Wish'
These bright coral flowers bloom year-round in frost-free climates, or until frost arrives. They’re great as border plants or in containers.
4 of 16Thomas J. Story
‘Red Twig’ chrysanthemum
This is a spoon chrysanthemum—flowers form as single daisies with spooned tips. ‘Red Twig’ is eye-catching with a bright yellow center and dark crimson tips.
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'Little Penny' coreopsis
Coreopsis 'Little Penny'
This variation features tons of small, copper-colored flowers over a mounding plant.
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‘Little Kiss’ Salvia
Salvia micropylla 'Little Kiss' PPAF
This hardy variety remains dense and compact, featuring red and white bi-color blooms from spring through fall.
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'Red Sensation’ alstroemeria
Alstroemeria 'Red Sensation’
For brilliant red flowers, ‘Red Sensation’ is one of the best varieties out there. The vigorous plant pumps out cherry-colored blooms with golden throats and unusually dark dashes.
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‘Killer Cranberry’ salvia
(Salvia microphylla 'Killer Cranberry' PPAF)
'Killer Cranberry' has masses of rich magenta flowers, and superior glossy foliage. They make for a great perennial shrub choice in drier climates.
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'Hopi Red Dye' amaranth
Amaranth's long, dangling seed heads add drama to both your garden and as spillers in a fall vase.
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With ruffled red petals around a yellow center, these single blooms resemble fluffy bowls atop erect stems.
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‘Red Charm’ Herbaceous peony
We can't resist the ruffled, deep merlot-red flowers with full peaked centers and a sweet-spicy fragrance. Grows to 3’ tall.
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'Buckeye Belle' peony
A semi-double variety with velvety, dark red blooms atop sturdy stems, this stunner makes a showy cut flower.
13 of 16Linda Lamb Peters
Yarrow grows in a flat, spreading mat of fernlike, hairy leaves, with bright clusters of flower heads growing from the top. Makes for a good edging or groundcover for small areas.
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Hummingbirds can't resist this sun-loving flower that produces spectacular blooms for months.
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Hummingbirds love bottlebrush, a shrub with colorful flowers carried in dense, bristle-like spikes. Needs moderate water.
16 of 16Steven A. Gunther
The shrub attracts hummingbirds with its brilliant red stamens that resemble powder puffs. Use it as an accent in front of a living ocotillo fence or as a backdrop for small blue agaves. Added bonus: It only requires minimal watering.