Plants with red and yellow flowers are bound to leave a lasting impression – such as the gerbera daisy and west Indian lantana. Red and yellow flowers add aesthetic visual appeal to your garden.

Plants With Red and Yellow Flowers

What are some common varieties that you can grow easily, what conditions do they need and what are their characteristics?

Continue reading to find out answers to your questions.

A Collection of Plants With Red and Yellow Blooms

Scarlet blossoms are a lovely addition to any garden. Whether you incorporate them in small spurts among the greenery or have an abundance of them throughout, they’re sure to make a lasting impression.

Besides planting these, you can make use of the vibrant flowers throughout the year by making pretty vases, bouquets, or floral craft projects. We have compiled a list of plants with red and yellow flowers. We’ll help you choose!

1. Gerbera Daisy

Gerberas are grown for their bright daisy-like flowers. They come in a variety of lovely colors, but the reds are especially beautiful. The blooms have raylike petals surrounding a brilliant golden-brown center.

Gerbera Daisy bright daisy-like flowers

Gerbera daisies are fragile perennials native to South Africa. They can be cultivated as annuals in nearly any environment.

– Growing Season

They thrive in the spring once all dangers of frost have passed. Gerbera daisies can be cultivated from seed in pots and garden beds outside.

They’ll grow slowly initially, producing their first flowers in 14 to 18 weeks, and continue to bloom throughout the summer.

– Specific Needs

Allow your gerbera daisies to receive plenty of sunlight but not too much heat. If you reside in a hot climate, ensure they get enough shade during the day, especially in the afternoons.

Gerberas want rich soil with good drainage; sprinkle with compost or fertilizer to increase blooming. 

Keep the pH level between 5.5 and 6.5 since anything higher may produce chlorosis.Give them at least one inch of water every week, and you should have plenty of blossoms throughout the summer and fall. Gerbera daisies grow well in USDA zones 8–10.

2. Barberton Daisy

Barberton daisy is the common name given to gerbera jamesonii. This species is also native to South Africa and perennial in warmer climes. However, it is grown as an annual and flowering pot plant in cooler climates (temperate zones).

Barberton Daisy flowering pot plant in cooler climates

The plant has a ring of raylike petals surrounding a center, button-like disk of tiny flowers. The stunning bright red flowers make it an excellent choice for bridal bouquets. These daisies feature lovely rhomboid (diamond) leaves with jagged or wavy edges.

– Growing Season

They thrive in the spring once all dangers of frost have passed. Gerbera daisies can be cultivated from seed in pots and garden beds outside.

Gerberas are fragile perennials that bloom yearly in most parts of the United States. These plants are considered annuals in cold winter zones where there is no winter protection.

– Specific Needs

These plants thrive in broad sunlight and sandy soil. A little compost added when planting would promote healthy flower growth. A well-draining propagation mix, as well as strong indirect light, are essential for newly placed seeds.

In peat pots, sow Gerbera plant seed near the end of winter on the soil’s surface. Gerbera seeds should germinate in two to four weeks. Do so in the light, at a temperature of 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Shoeblack Plant

The plant is also known as hibiscus rosa-Sinensis. Native to Southeast Asia, it is known for its beautiful flowers that range in size from as small as 2 inches in diameter to nearly 10 inches. These Hibiscus are distinguished by their glossy evergreen leaves and enormous, showy flowers. 

Shoeblack Plant cultivated in containers

Plants can be successfully cultivated in containers to create a tropical atmosphere on a deck, patio, or around a pool. A well-kept plant can be a showy specimen, while a group of them might operate as a privacy screen. In warmer regions, they also make an excellent species for foundation planting.

– Growing Season

The ideal season to plant Hibiscus is spring, which has a complete growing season to establish a good root system. A perennial hibiscus sowed in the fall may not return as consistently as one planted earlier in the following spring.

– Specific Needs

Hibiscus prefers full sun but may grow in partial shade. The more shadow the plant receives, the fewer and maybe smaller flowers it produces. Plant hibiscus plants in pots, so their stems are barely above the soil level.

To root a cutting in the spring, cut off a 5 to 6-inch long branch and remove the lower leaves. Plant the cutting in a container of three parts sand and one part peat. Roots should appear in a few weeks. Transfer from the pot to the ground.

Plant the hibiscus species that die back 2 to 3 feet apart each year. Before planting, consider the mature plant’s potential height and width (up to 12 feet and 10 feet, respectively). Water thoroughly before planting.

4. Black-eyed Susan

The plant is native to eastern North America and belongs to the Aster family of plants. The black eye refers to the dark brown center of its daisy-like flower head. The plant is a big wildflower, growing to a height of 12 – 35 inches.

Black-eyed Susan withstand harsh conditions

These plants illuminate the garden space with their stunning bright-colored yellow flowers. The yellow flowering is also attracted by bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, bringing even more color to the summer garden.

– Growing Season

In full light, the perfect season to plant Susans is spring or early fall. These plants flower from June to August, often blanketing wide fields with golden-yellow magnificence. There are plenty of black-eyed Susan companion plants you can add to your garden!

– Specific Needs

This annual or perennial thrives in direct sunlight. It can take the partial sun, although it will bloom less consistently. It’s great if the soil is fertile (not poor), yet this plant can withstand harsh conditions. This plant will be alright if it has a chance to grow roots before the weather becomes either exceptionally hot or cold.

5. West Indian Lantana

This plant is native to the American tropics and comes with the scientific name lantana camara. Lantana is a perennial, erect spreading or scandent shrub that grows to over 6 feet tall and forms dense thickets in various habitats.

West Indian Lantana prefer direct sunlight

Camara bears little tubular-shaped blooms with four petals that are grouped in clusters at the tips of the stalks. It blooms beautiful pink, yellow, and orange flowers. Bees and other insect pollinators are drawn to these flowers.

– Growing Season

The bright flower clusters, which come in a kaleidoscope of single and multi-colored hues, bloom nonstop from late spring till frost and practically all year in warmer locations. Lantana is grown annually in northern latitudes and as a broadleaf evergreen shrub or ground cover in frost-free zones.

– Specific Needs

Lantana plants prefer direct sunlight. The plant should be exposed to at least six hours (or more) of direct sunshine every day. It can withstand some afternoon shade but will produce fewer flowers if planted in a shady location.

Lantana grows best in warmer climates where temperatures remain above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It is quite susceptible to low temperatures.


Plants with yellow and red flowers are the best option if you want something to plant in your summer garden. These plants add vibrancy and hues of color while giving a beautiful contrast to other greens. These gorgeous flowering shrubs will turn heads and add stunning visual appeal to your garden.

  • If you are looking for plants that bloom all year in a warmer location, go for west Indian lantana.
  • Plant some Susans or daisies to make your summer garden more appealing by attracting butterflies.
  • Shoeback plants can decorate your outdoor space by planting in containers around a pool, patio, or deck.

You will surely love these gorgeous blooms with bright colors and natural hues in your outdoor or summer garden. 


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