This heirloom carrot from Seed Savers Exchange, 'Scarlet Nantes', is a bright, orange-red. The nearless coreless roots are sweet-tasting and grow to about 7 inches long. Try this variety for baby carrots, or freeze or juice the roots.
For summer bloom, turn to native, easy-care shrub sweetspire. Scarlet Beauty sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘Morton’) unfurls long white flower clusters mid-June to early July, flooding summer days and nights with luxurious fragrance. Blossoms buzz with pollinator activity, including bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. This is a must-have plant for wildlife gardens. The fall color season unfolds slowly with leaves in shades of vibrant scarlet-reds and deep oranges that hit their peak in early November. Plants thrive in sun to shade, tolerate moist soil and grow 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Good to know: If pruning is needed, do so immediately after flowering, before blossom buds form on mature stems. In early spring, remove any stems that fail to leaf out.
Bring on the fall show two weeks sooner by adding Scarlet Jewell red maple (Acer rubrum ‘Bailcraig’) to your yard. This beauty offers the classic, full shape of a red maple coupled with an early start to fall color. Give Scarlet Jewell a spot in full sun with moist, well-drained soil on the acidic side. Trees grow 70 feet tall and 30 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
This showstopper vine opens blooms that lure in hummingbirds. Some varieties unfurl red flowers, and those are the ones you want. Look for the name coral or trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). Some great varieties include ‘Dropmore Scarlet,’ ‘Major Wheeler’ and ‘Alabama Crimson.’ Do your homework before planting honeysuckle. Make sure the variety you choose isn’t invasive in your area (these varieties shouldn’t be). Perennial vine, hardy in Zones 4-9.
Many plants in a meadow are perfect for plucking and plunking into vases. Include annual zinnias for pops of color in your meadow, and you’ll have plenty of flowers for picking. Zinnias come in all shapes and sizes. For a variety with the size to stand out in a meadow, look to ‘Benary’s Giant’ zinnias (Zinnia elegans). This variety is ‘Benary’s Giant Scarlet.’ You’ll need to plant meadow annuals every year. For best results, sow seed at the proper time by following packet instructions.
Rich hardwood floors create a nice, warm contrast to the stark white design in the surrounding room. The sliding glass door is trimmed with a thick white frame and large glass panels giving it an open feel but still creating privacy for the rooms. A bright red pendant light and complimenting chair cushion shine in the room.
Using a tinted paint primer first will help you master the perfect red walls. The open design and spacious feel of this room allows it to handle a bold wall color. Blue chairs create a classic color combination while white and black elements pop against the crimson background.
Blurry gray and black walls move around a large, circular dining table. Red velvet, brown velvet and plaid chairs alternate around the table and the crystal chandelier hanging above. The bold red from the chairs is echoed in the window curtains and sconce lampshades. Black molding borders the room and creates a decorative look on the ceiling.
This urban, industrial powder room features scarlet red walls to generate instant excitement and contrast with the surrounding fired metal panels. Novel, bare bulb fixtures dangle humbly from red cable, illuminating the surroundings with eclectic allure.
Toucan Scarlet canna is a smaller version of the classic canna, growing 3 to 4 feet tall. It’s a perfect size canna for container gardens. Here it’s planted with Vermillionaire firecracker plant (orange flowers) and purple annual salvia.
Brilliant contrast for these white walls in a compact bathroom by Bill Cook and Michael Faust of Atlanta's Vermilion Designs Interiors, red lampshades and a scarlet skirt for the sink bring a modern punch to the space.
A tall vase filled with scarlet maple branches creates a show-stopping fall arrangement in this Manhattan living room. Hints of burnished gold in the leather occasional chair, lamp and pillow warm up this cozy corner designed by HGTV fan Patrick.
This well-rounded Scarlet microfiber sofa will defy your design expectations. Its terrifically touchable microfiber, matching throw pillows and ample seating space make it decidedly down to earth. Plus, its tailored narrow arms and tight, inverted camel back provide a sleek look.
Who says a laundry room can't be fun? For this young family, Cheryl Scarlet of Design Transformations orchestrated a cheery, whimsical space with a bird-and-butterfly print wallpaper. The open shelving corrals portable laundry baskets, one for each family member and an extra for dry cleaning items. A pretty wall-mounted drying rack serves as a focal point and adds the illusion of a window.
This desk set up features a clean, bright space for work or projects. Bordered in bright white cabinets, the desk is illuminated by a scarlet pendant and backed by a fun wallpaper. This keeps homework and projects out of the main areas of the house.