Who doesn’t love beautiful, warm-colored blooms? I dream of gardens drenched in flowers of red, orange, and yellow. It’s a color scheme that can translate season to season and has endless possibilities. We’re going to talk about some of our favorite warm color blooming plants today and as always, Savannah Interior Plant Designs is here to help. Call 508-801-6015 if you need help designing, installing, and maintaining your plant life!
Ixora is a semi-tropical blooming evergreen shrub that flowers in colors of red, orange, yellow, and pink. This glossy-leaved plant is similar in foliage appearance and related to gardenia. Here in Savannah, it is on the cusp for the hardiness zone requirements, so if you want this plant as a permanent yard fixture, it may require some cover and extra care if we have a cold winter. However, it is the perfect option for a container! It prefers full sun and an evenly moist, well-draining, and slightly acidic soil.
My favorite lily! Cannas come in all warm colors and provide height, lush foliage, and striking blooms. The foliage colors range from light greens to dark reds, with some displaying variegation. Many varieties are zone hardy in Savannah, so cannas will typically survive winter if they are cut down and mulched over after their bloom cycle completes. If you keep them in the ground, they will have to be separated every 3-5 years to prevent over-crowding. They are also an excellent container option as it makes a great companion plant for many annuals. Canna lilies are super hardy, but will thrive in moist, well-draining, and slightly acidic soil. They can even flourish in bog conditions but need full sun to reach the maximum bloom potential. Canna blooms can also be used in floral arrangements, but have to be cut once the stem has already started blooming.
Dahlias are super easy to grow and maintain. Their foliage colors can range from green to burgundy while the blooms can be just about any color! They can easily be grown from seed or bulb, and most varieties are zone-hardy in Savannah. Not only do they make a perfect addition to your yard or container, they are the perfect statement cut flower. The plant prefers full sun and well-draining soil. They prefer to dry out a bit between watering as they are prone to fungus.