Don't forget the red ones!

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Hoy
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I had this for several year as a pot plant. I am sorry it is not reliably hardy here.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
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In the garden of a friend of mine (Marsha Russell), she had scads of Anthyllis vulneraria coccinea; what an eyeful of blazing red color :o :o.  I'm not sure about the true name of this color form, I have seen it listed as rubra and coccinea, but these must be illegal latinized cultivar names, because even though there are scads of varieties of Anthyllis vulneraria, I don't find a var. or ssp. coccinea anywhere.  Marsha pulls out most of them each year, otherwise they'd probably take over the garden, but not to worry, they always come back from abundant self-sown seedlings.

IPNI.ORG search on Anthyllis vulneraria:
http://www.ipni.org/ipni/advPlantNameSearch.do;jsessionid=6864F48FB66FA0...

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Hoy
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Anthyllis vulneraria is common on sandy soil many places in Norway, even in the mountains. Usually it is yellow or orange. I have never seen reds in the wild but I know the subspecies A. v. ssp vulneraria can be red. I grow both the red and the yellow form at my cabin in the mountains.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Hoy
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Here are some of my red flowered plants for the moment:
1) Lewisia cotyledon-hybrids are very popular here and seem to tolerate the winter wet. with reasonable drainage.
2) Phygelius capensis is often evergreen except the worst winters.
3) Rhemannia elata is monocarpic. It often flowers first year from early sowing but unflowered rosettes flower next summer.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Nice, Hoy! 
I was very disappointed that Rehmannia glutinosa, supposedly very hardy (re. Rix and Phillips), did not winter over here for me.

This is decidedly orange, but it's the best I can do right now... Penstemon barbatus coccineus:

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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The Penstemon barbatus coccineus is red enough for me!

My contribution this time is not a flower but a kind of fruit, the unfertilized carpels of Paeonia mairei, here together with a Geranium sp from Himalaya.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

RickR
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Fruit!  I can contribute with that...

Podophyllum hexandrum

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Fermi
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How about a South African? Romulea sabulosa, can be grown in the ground here but I keep them in pots because of the cockatoos which have developed a taste for the corms!
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Hoy
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This one was red! Looks a little like some tulips I have. Romulea don't do well here, too moist.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Here's the best I can do - not an alpine though - Silene regia, starting to bloom.

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SIRE2

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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