The colour vermilion is a particular orange shade of red and is quite a striking and distinctive colour. Catharanthus rosea or Vinca rosea is sometimes called Madagascar Periwinkle. It is a heat loving annual or long lived perennial if given a hot dry spot. Most of the colours available are pale, either mauve or pink or white with a darker "eye" but this 'Vermilion'is exceptional.
The vermillion Callistemon or bottlebrush is noteworthy because the flower is large and abundantly covers this spring flowering shrub which grows to about 4 metres. Native plant experts,Wrigley and Fagg are a bit underwhelmed by this cultivar and think the name is pretentious.
Dutch Vermilion Colour