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29 Red Ochre Plants For Your Garden (Detailed List)


The red ochre flowers bring color and cheerfulness to any garden. They can be perfectly mixed with other varieties and colors to create a very natural atmosphere. Here is a selection of red ochre flowers that bloom at different times of the year to offer a most pleasant environment.


29 red ochre plants to embellish your garden

1. The canna

This pretty red ochre and yellow flower is a bulbous plant that can be planted in the garden as soon as the risk of frost is removed. Some species only tolerate very hot climates and others resist up to 5°F.


It has a large foliage that is not without evoking the banana tree. It requires frequent watering and faded flowers must be removed to prolong the blooming period.


2. Bromeliad

Bromeliad is a hardy plant that flowers from July to August. It is planted between February and April or September and October and it likes rather sunny or half-shade areas. It supports up to 23°F.


These spiked flowers are very decorative and can be in some varieties planted in hedges.


3. The Camellia

Camellia exists in different shades and the ochre red is certainly the most flamboyant. Its shiny dark green foliage does not go unnoticed either. It is native to Asia and there are no less than 250 varieties.


It blooms from November to May and it particularly appreciates areas in the shade or half-shade. This perennial ochre-red flower likes light, well drained and slightly acidic soils.


4. The anthurium

The anthurium is a perennial ochre-red flower, native to Central America, it is nicknamed flamingo or tongue of fire. It is cultivated only in pots, in heather soil and does not tolerate direct contact with the sun’s rays.


You should keep it in the shade and only put it outside when the temperatures are warm.


5. Aster

The aster in its red ochre color is most often the novae-anglia which has a red ochre flower evoking the ruby. The stems are robust and covered with flowers. One of its advantages lies in the fact that it is not sensitive to diseases and therefore it is a must in our gardens.


6. Bougainvillea

The bougainvillea is also called Marie red ochre, it grows very easily and it does not resist negative temperatures and must be brought in in winter or protected. It can therefore be planted anywhere. It measures up to 7 to 10 feets high and is very decorative.


It appreciates the sun and can be cultivated in the ground as well as in a raised bed.  It flowers from May to October.


7. The astrance

The astrance is a very robust plant which does not fear the low temperatures and which likes everywhere: shade or sun. You will appreciate it for its long period of bloom which extends from May to September. It is a flower which can be cut and which holds very long in bouquet.


8. The magnolia

The magnolia is a spectacular flower that can reach between 20 and 30 feet in height, for the magnolia campbelli Vulcan which is probably the most beautiful species.


Its flowers are a ruby ochre red and appear in early spring. We like its majestic and rounded silhouette.


9. Evening primrose

Pretty coral-red ochre flowers appear between July and early winter (first frosts). The evening primrose has long, narrow, deep green and slightly serrated foliage. It has a height of 2 to 3 feet.


It is a perennial red ochre flower that can be treated as an annual. It is perfect for borders, beds.


10. Fuchsia

We particularly appreciate the fuchsia which blooms from summer to autumn. Its delicate bell-shaped flowers in bright hues are particularly appreciated in the garden, on a terrace or balcony. It is very easy to maintain and requires little care.


11. Passionflower

The passionflower according to the species blooms from June to September for the passiflora alata which is in photo and from June to October for the passiflora vitifolia. Its flamboyant ochre-red flowers adorn your garden and will not go unnoticed thanks to its height of 13 to 20 feet.


The first species resists to temperatures up to 26°F and the second one can’t bear to go below 25° F.


12. Schlumbergera

It is a flower whose hue can vary between pink or red ochre, it blooms between November and March over several periods or uniquely. It is a kind of cactus that grows in width. Its very abundant bloom makes it an extremely decorative plant. It develops slowly, but it lives for a very long time.


13. The buttercup

Easy to grow this flower decorates gardens, terraces or balconies with their pretty red ochre color. They like to be grown in half-shade, in flowerbeds or borders, rock gardens, but also in pots or raised beds.


They make beautiful bouquets that last quite easily. It flowers between May and July, requires relatively little water and is generally resistant to cold.


14. The tulip

The tulip is a spring flower which according to the varieties appears from the beginning of April. This large, sturdy flower has a narrow foliage, which can sometimes be spotted or veined.


We like its bright ochre red color which brings a lot of cheerfulness to the garden and can also be used for very beautiful bouquets.


15. Hyacinth

The Oriental hyacinth in particular has clustered flowers that can range from 6 to 10 inches in height. They are red ochre, white, pink or yellow, they can also take different shades of blue.


It appreciates exposure in full sun or half-shade. One can perfectly cultivate it indoors and outdoors, it is ideal in beds.


16. The snapdragon

The snapdragon is cultivated like the ornamental plants for their flowers grouped in elongated inflorescences. It likes as well in rock gardens, in flowerbeds, raised beds as well as in low walls or hanging baskets. The snapdragon particularly likes rich, draining, pH-neutral soils.


17. Linen

Red ochre linen is a flower that grows to a height of 16 inches. It has the advantage of being able to be planted in dry soil that it can support perfectly.


It blooms from June to August. It tolerates full sun, requires moderate watering and is easy to care for.


18. The Dahlia

The dahlia has large double flowers, which are 4 to 8 inches in diameter. Its petals are pointed and fine and its foliage is quite dense. The dahlia can reach from 36 inches to 4 feets in height.


It is perfect to make pretty bright borders and in flower beds. It also holds very well in bunches.


19. The cosmos

The cosmos is a large ochre red, pink or white daisy that blooms in summer and until the first frosts. It is easy to maintain and brings a colorful note to the garden. It measures between 20 inches and 5 feets in height.


It is an annual species that is particularly popular in bedding. It makes beautiful bouquets.


20. The Nasturtium

The nasturtium is a simple, bright ochre-red flower that adorns your garden between June and October. It is majestic and reaches a height of 10 feets. It particularly likes mild climates.


21. The iris

The iris and in particular the variety called Cherry Garden offers beautiful majestic flowers of a pretty red ochre brown. It blooms in April and May and has a height of about 12 inches.


It is the perfect flower to decorate embankments or rock gardens, and is also very suitable with other lining perennials. It can adorn pots, flowerbeds and walls.


22. The morning glory

The Quamoclite Ipomea that you can see in the picture has many small flowers that measure between 1 inch in diameter. Its dark red ochre color is perfect to create a shades of red ochre in your garden. It blooms between July and September and has a very cut ornamental foliage. It can reach up to 10 feet in height.


23. The hibiscus

The hibiscus or China rose is perfect in a pot on the terrace or in the garden. Its flowers can be of different colors: red ochre, white, pink, orange or yellow.


Its foliage is evergreen. The hibiscus coccineus that you see in the picture has red ochre or white flowers, its foliage is deciduous and it is perfect in beds and in the open ground. It resists up to 10°F.


24. The Potentilla

The potentilla has poppy red ochre flowers that appear in June and July. This plant presents a deciduous foliage. It resists at least until – 4° F. It is presented in the form of bushes and it is rather little high.


It appreciates the sun and the light and poor soils. It is perfect in ground cover, in clumps, in low hedges and it can be perfectly cultivated in vats.


25. The peony

The fern-leaved peony has a long flowering period that starts in April or May. We like its small blood ochre red flowers and its cut foliage which is very decorative. It appreciates the warmth without moderation.


It is not very long since its height oscillates between 1 and 2 feets. It has the advantage to last very long because of its resistance.


26. The water lily

The water lily is a flower of a pretty red ochre with dark green foliage on top and wine-red ochre on the reverse. Its flowers are large since they can reach 6 inches in diameter. Its petals are dark pink to carmine ochre red. It is a hardy variety that blooms abundantly.


27. The anemone

The anemone is a flower that can take on a variety of colors, including a luminous ochre-purple red very becoming. It decorates your gardens between May and June. It is a tuberous perennial ochre-red flower, the leaves at the base are nicely cut.


It appreciates light, rich and drained soils and it particularly likes sunny places and half-shade. It can grow up to 20 inches in height and is perfect in borders, flowerbeds, rock gardens or even raised beds. It makes very pretty bouquets.


28. The oleander

The oleander and especially the battle giant has double flowers of a dark ochre-red hue that can sometimes be striped with white. It blooms from June to October in the warm climates of southern France or under a veranda. It is very fragrant and is able to withstand temperatures up to 23°F.


29. Escallonia

Escallonia offers tight and luminous bouquets of flowers that can be red ochre, white or crimson. One appreciates its vigorous bearing of 10 feets. It resists up to – 50°F. Its leaves are large, shiny and of a pretty dark green. It makes very pretty hedges.



Always dazzling in the flower beds, the rockeries or even on a terrace, plants with red ochre foliage also invite themselves into our interiors. Here is a small overview of these plants that bring a touch of undisputed cheerfulness wherever they are installed!


We present 29 plants with red ochre colors.

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