For everyone knows that the prevailing color in the season also known as Valentine’s Day is red. This color designation refers to endless symbolism, being most remarkable in this day its strong association with the passion and heart. And, undoubtedly, red occupies a privileged place in our language. But what say of that color in the plant world?

The reddish color is determined by the anthocyanin pigments found in plant cells that color and projected on leaves, flowers and fruits. The functions that provide these pigments in the plant world are multiple, from protection against ultraviolet rays to attract pollinating insects. This applies, for example, with popular red roses.

Depending on the plant genotype these molecules can be expressed either at the end of flowering, well in cold conditions, or even never occur in sufficient to alter the appearance of the same quantities.

When autumn comes, the days grow shorter and increase the hours of darkness. That’s when the photoperiod is very sensitive the plants suspended the production of chlorophyll. In some plants, the absence of this important pigment promotes the accumulation of anthocyanins, so that the green color becomes progressively more unnoticed at the same outcrop more or less vivid colors like shades of purple, blue and non-how the protagonist of this post, the red color.

Examples of “red” plants are the Lophomyrtus ‘Black Pearl’ with vinous tones leaves; Red Leucothoe, elegant scarlet foliage; or white dogwood Cornus alba, which has a striking red stem passion. They are cutting ornamental green little known but have increasingly market acceptance of Valentine’s Day, and enjoying an attractive carmine pigment described winter due to chromatic metamorphosis. Through our business you can purchase and amaze your customers with original compositions for Valentine’s Day.