Bright Red

These photos were taken in autumn on 07 May 2022 in Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Here’s a small selection of plants that feature some bright red in their autumn appearance.

First up is Fascicularia bicolor, the hardiest bromeliad in the world! When a rosette of leaves is about to flower the central part of the leaves turn bright red; the colour fades once flowering is finished. This native to coastal Chile grows on cliffs, trees, or in very well drained ground. Read more at this article

Sage/Salvia, Mexican border.
It reminds me of looking into an infinity room ๐Ÿ™‚

Sage/Salvia, herb garden.

Papaver orientale or oriental poppy, herb garden.

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2022)

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  1. I love bright red and it is cool that you were able to find the different examples of bold red flowers. So often the reds are much more pinkish, rather than the red that is part of your avatar image. Oriental poppies are one of my favorites, both when they are blooming and when they die off and become seed pods.

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