Of all of the different colors of geraniums that exist, the most prevalent is the classic red geranium. Rich and luscious in color, the vibrant blooms stand out beautifully against the backdrop of deep green leaves. There are several different varieties of red geraniums, and we explore them all below!
1. Big EZEE Red
Big EZEE red geraniums are very showy, as they produce large flower blooms and strong foliage in clusters. They are very robust and weather tolerant and can thrive in full sun to partial shade. This flower can reach between 10 and 24 inches in height and can spread out as much as 16 inches. Too much shade can cause this flower to not reach its full bloom potential.
Big EZEE Red geraniums are bright and vibrant in color and can grow near each other in clusters without risk of gray mold.
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2. Calliope Dark Red
This red geranium is a cross between a zonal pelargonium and an ivy pelargonium, and it represents the best features of the two. The flowers are large and a dark velvety red, perfect for growing in pots or hanging baskets. The Calliope dark red can grow up to 12 inches in height and is classified as a herbaceous annual.
These Calliope dark reds look amazing contrasted against the white growing pots, drawing attention to their beauty.
Calliope Live Plants
Amazon offers live starter Calliope dark reds for your home, and they come with 4 live plants. They can handle a slight frost and between fall and late winter is the perfect time for planting. You can find these red geraniums on Amazon here.
3. Dixieland Deep Red
Its botanical name is Pelargonium 'Dixieland Deep Red' and it is classified as a herbaceous annual. Dixieland deep reds are lightly scented and have a high tolerance to heat, and can grow in the hotter growing zones. This flower will grow to be 18 inches tall at full maturity and can grow up to 6 more inches when the flowers start to grow.
Dixieland Deep Reds grow with some distance between each bloom so that there's more of air flow between each flower.
4. Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Blaze
This type of red geranium is an ivy leaf geranium, which has long trailing stems. This makes them ideal for hanging containers. Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Blaze blooms from late spring to early fall and its leaves stay green throughout the year. It can grow as tall as 18 inches and can spread out up to 18 inches.
Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Blaze are almost neon in color as they are so bright and vibrant.
GrowJoy offers Great Balls of Fire Burgundy Blaze on their online site, which are perfect for outside hanging baskets. This flower blooms all season long and is guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving.
5. Ice Queen
The Ice Queen Geranium, also known as Mint Julep, has attractive round palmate leaves with showy white variations throughout the year. They can grow up to 15 inches in height and can spread out as much as 15 inches. It's a herbaceous annual with thick foliage that can withstand partial shade to full sun.
The Ice Queen geranium is absolutely gorgeous, and the white-edged leaves add personality to the entire flower. It definitely stands out!
Hort Couture offers live Ice Queen Geraniums in packs of 4, and the site is now open for online ordering.
6. Presto Dark Salmon
This flower features lightly scented salmon blooms at the end of its stems from late spring until early fall. Its leaves have prominent brown stripes all year, and the foliage remains green throughout the year. The Presto Dark Salmon geranium can reach up to 8 inches at full maturity and can spread out 10 inches.
Presto Dark Salmon geraniums have petals that are clearly defined and stand out against each other.
7. Raspberry Ripple
The Raspberry Ripple geranium is categorized as a perennial, meaning that it matures and completes its life cycle over the course of three or more years. The flowers bloom in various shades of red and its leaves are lightly scented.
Raspberry Ripple geranium seeds are available on Amazon, and the seeds come from producers in Europe. They can grow between 12 and 14 inches in height and can be found on Amazon here.
8. Maverick Red F1
This type of geranium has a high heat tolerance, and can be grown in warmer climates. It can reach between 14 and 16 inches in height and can spread out as much as 14 inches. They require full sun and need to be in soil that is well-drained and moist.
This Maverick Red F1 geranium is just starting its blooming cycle, with only one bud in bloom.
Seeds Packs from Amazon
Amazon has great options for Maverick Red F1 seeds; this pack of seeds comes with 100 garden seeds. They take between 91 to 105 days to reach full maturity and can be found on Amazon here.
9. Wilhelm Langguth
Much like the Ice Queen geranium, this type of geranium has leaves with green and white variations. It has a high tolerance to weather and is great for spring, summer, and fall. The Wilhelm Langguth can reach up to 14 inches in height and can spread out between 12 and 14 inches.
This Wilhelm Langguth is being grown out of a pot and is having a successful blooming season.
Wilhelm Langguth Seeds
These seeds from Amazon grow attractive bright red blooms with white-edged foliage. Wilhelm Langguth geraniums are easy to grow and care for, and you can find them here.
10. Arctic Red
Arctic Red geraniums can withstand partial sun to full sun exposure, making them very heat tolerant. They flower in the warmth of the summer and have semi-trailing habits that make them perfect for hanging baskets. They can grow as tall as 12 inches and spread out between 16 and 20 inches.
This Arctic Red geranium is offered on Amazon as a root ball. The root ball measures 4 inches across and 4.5 inches deep. This type of flower is easy to grow in soil that is well-drained and moist and can be found here.
11. Blizzard Red Ivy
This type of geranium is considered self-cleaning, as the flowers drop off by themselves after they are spent. They are ivy geraniums, meaning that their foliage spills over and trails, making them the perfect plant for hanging baskets. Their red color remains dark and vibrant all summer long.
This Blizzard Red Ivy geranium is being grown out of a hanging basket, which is perfect for its soft green trailing leaves.
Blizzard Red Plants
Amazon offers Blizzard Red Ivy Geraniums on their online site here.
12. Stars and Stripes
This flower produces petals that are white in the center and red on the edges. It can reach between 14 and 18 inches in height and can spread out as much as 24 inches. This ivy geranium prefers full sun to partial shade exposure and well-drained soil.
Stars and Stripes geraniums are absolutely breathtaking and the bright colors help it perfectly stand out against its foliage.
If you enjoyed this post but are still considering colors, try this post about 15 awesome varieties of pink geraniums too. And if you're wondering on where to place them in your garden, this post about creeping geranium could give you ideas for planting on the ground, while this one will help you out with hanging geraniums.
Finally, can't do without a shoutout for our complete geranium care guide! A must-read for any beginner to geranium care.