Garden Photo of the Day

A purple and white combo for full sun

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

Here’s a great full-sun combo designed by my friend Rebecca Batchie for a garden in South Kent, Connecticut. I love how it’s a subtle and cohesive mix of white/cream and purple. Here are the plants it includes:

1. Big Sky(TM) Sunrise coneflower (Echinacea ‘Sunrise’, Zones 4-9)
2. ‘Fuji Blue’ balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Fuji Blue’, Zones 4-9)
3. ‘Fuji White’ balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Fuji White’, Zones 4-9)
4. ‘Provence’ lavender (Lavandula X intermedia ‘Provence’, Zones 5-8)
5. Purple broom (Chamaecytissus purpureus, Zones 6-9)
6. ‘Golden Sword’ yucca (Yucca filamentosa ‘Golden Sword’, Zones 4-11)
7. ‘Amethyst’ browallia (Browallia americana ‘Amethyst’, annual)

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  1. Judith2 03/22/2011

    If you look carefully in the left background I think I see a Butterfly Bush, Buddleja lindleyana, weeping butterfly bush. I don't see them very often.

  2. arboretum 03/22/2011

    i appreciate rebecca's visual design talents working so well with horticultural knowledge- choosing plants within the parameters of hot hot, reflected heat,and great drainage.

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