Herbaceous Plants with Red, Pink or Magenta Flowers

Plants are organized by flower color, then size (shortest to tallest).
To find what you need for your garden site: search this list by flower color, size and planting type. Click on the common name for descriptions, pictures and more information about the plant.

 

Plants for Descanso with Red, Pink or Magenta Flowers
Image Common Name Height Plant Type Months in Bloom Features
No Photo Available Verbena Mostly up to four inches Mostly mat-forming perennial February-June Butterfly nectar plant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Mar,2003] English Daisy Up to four inches Perennial February-June
[Copyright by Julie Elghanian Oct,2002] Dudleya Up to six inches Perennial succulent May-July
[Copyright by Marguerite English Jan,2003] Cyclamen Up to six inches Perennial growing from tuber February-June
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Feb,2005] Primrose Up to six inches Perennial February-June
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Apr,2002] Ranunculus Twelve inches Upright herbaceous perennial from tuber Spring
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Mar,2003] Talinum Twelve inch mat with taller flowering spikes Succulent herbaceous perennial Spring
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2002] Zinnia Six to eighteen inches Annual Summer Attracts butterflies
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Mar,2003] Blanket Flower Two to four feet Upright herbaceous perennial June through frost
Attracts butterflies
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Apr,2002] Coral Flower
Alum Root
Up to two feet Upright herbaceous perennial April-August Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Mar,2003] Jupiter's Beard
Red Valerian
Up to three feet Upright herbaceous perennial April-June Hummingbird favorite
Attracts butterflies
Drought resistant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman May,2003] Checker Flower Up to two feet Upright herbaceous annual April-June Descanso native
Attracts butterflies
Photo not available Stonecrop Up to two feet Variable, depending on variety Summer
[Copyright by Tina Ludeman Nov,2007] Snapdragon Eighteen inches Upright herbaceous perennial April-June Attracts hummingbirds
[Copyright by Carole Dearman May,2002] Cosmos Up to three feet Upright annual Summer through fall Reseeds freely
[Copyright by Carole Dearman jun,2002] Scarlet bugler Up to 3 feet Upright herbaceous perennial April-June Descanso native
Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Nov,2003] Beard Tongue Up to 3 feet Upright herbaceous perennial April-June Hummingbird favorite
Attracts butterflies
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2002] Alstromeria Up to three feet Upright herbaceous perennial Spring through summer Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Tina Ludeman Nov,2007] Four O'Clock Up to three feet Mounded herbaceous perennial Midsummer through fall Seeds and roots are poisonous if ingested
Drought tolerant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2002] California fuchsia Up to three feet Herbaceous perennial August-Frost Drought resistant
Descanso native
Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Carole Dearman May,2002] Watsonia Up to four feet Upright perennial from bulb Early summer Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Carole Dearman May,2002] Oriental Poppy Up to four feet Herbaceous perennial or annual Early summer
[Copyright by Tina Ludeman Nov,2007] Gladiolus Up to four feet Upright perennial from bulb Summer Attracts hummingbirds
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2003] Lily Up to four feet Herbaceous perennial from bulb July Attracts hummingbirds
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2002] Texas Red Yucca Up to five feet Herbaceous perennial Summer Hummingbird favorite
[Copyright by Tina Ludeman Nov,2007] Hollyhock Up to nine feet Herbaceous perennial August-Frost Host plant for Painted Lady Butterfly
[Copyright by Carole Dearman Jun,2002] Sweet Pea Climbs on fences, arbors Annual climber Summer Attracts hummingbirds


 

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