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Posted by VanderSalm's Flower Shop on November 14, 2022 | Last Updated: January 17, 2023 Uncategorized

Brighten Your Home and Your Spirits This Winter with Festive Fresh Red Blooms

If you feel like your home is missing that pop of bold color this winter season, pick up a bouquet of exciting, robust, and festive red flowers. Although they are usually associated with romance and passion, red flowers can have a variety of purposes and meanings, including courage, respect, power, and passion. From scarlet to vermillion, the flowers experts here at VanderSalm’s Flowershop, Kalamazoo’s premier florist since 1910, share the whats and whys that make red flowers so enchanting and meaningful while showing off some of our favorite red blooms.

Look to these beautiful red blooms to brighten your home for the holiday season


A symbol of radiant beauty, the amaryllis is a tall, stoic blossom that also represents determination and strength.


A surprisingly simple plant, the red anemone symbolizes love with its striking red petals.


The red anthurium is unique, exotic, and tropical. Its brilliant bloom represents happiness and hospitality.


Symbolizing eternal devotion, this bombastic bloom is a popular flower in Greek mythology.


Soft, subtle, and pretty, this stunning flower is a striking sign of admiration.


Sometimes called the “Queen of Fall Flowers,” the red chrysanthemum symbolizes joy and beauty.


A real statement of a flower, the red dahlia is a symbol of commitment.

Gerbera Daisy

A bold and cheerful addition to any living space, so it’s no surprise the red gerbera daisy is the 5th most popular bloom in the world.


The ultimate symbol of love and romance, the rose’s perfect beauty is welcome all year round.


The winterberry is not a flower at all but a berry. Also known as holly, it is a symbol of winter and Christmas.

Why Is Red an Exciting Color Choice for Flowers?

Red has a large role in human history. It’s the first color perceived by humans after birth, and it’s the first to register in your eyes after black and white. It was one of the first dye colors developed in ancient times, and in antiquity, red came to represent war, wealth, and power. During medieval times red gained even more secular and religious meanings, from love, glory, and beauty to the Fires of Hell and the Blood of Christ.

Red, or the “color of extremes” as it has come to be known, represents a number of emotions in modern culture, such as anger, violence, seduction, passion, and danger. Here are a few more interesting facts about the color red:

  • Red is the international color for “Stop.”
  • Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people (blue is the other one).
  • Red is on 77% of all world flags, making it the most popular flag color.
  • Red captures our attention as it’s one of the most visible colors.
  • Brides in India and Japan wear red gowns on their wedding day for luck and prosperity.
  • Studies show men are more attracted to women who wear red and spend more money on them.
  • Red paired with green symbolizes Christmas in Western countries.
  • Red symbolizes good luck in Asia and is the most popular color in China.

There’s a lot to the color red. It is the color of life and love, and its rich history and powerful symbolism give it a lot of importance. Stimulating and exciting, red blooms are the perfect addition to any home in the fall and winter.

What is the Red Christmas Flower Called?

We can’t talk about flowers in winter and fall without mentioning what is perhaps the most important and iconic winter plant of them all… the poinsettia plant! The poinsettia is a classic symbol of the Christmas season with its iconic red bracts and bright green leaves. It is thought to bring cheer, joy, love, hope, and goodwill with it wherever it goes. When cared for properlyyou can watch your poinsettia bloom every winter.

Whether you’re looking for a way to add a splash of seasonal color to your home or trying to banish the winter doldrums, you can’t go wrong with some festive red flowers this holiday season.  Check out our selection of gorgeous red blooms now!