Let’s move counterclockwise to the other side of the color wheel today and enjoy two purple combos with some of my all-time favorite plants.
Photo #1: Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania. A deep purple elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta cv., Zones 9-11), metallic purple Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus, USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11), and a mauve flowering tobacco (Nicotiana cv., annual). Those Chanticleerians sure know how to combine plants!
Photo #2: Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Where else? New York, New York. A rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus cv., Zones 5-9) in the background, a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea cv., Zones 3-9), the luscious deep purple leaves of perilla (Perilla frutescens cv., annual), Joe Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum cv., Zones 3-9), and another flowering tobacco (Nicotiana cv., annual). Beautiful!
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Great combos, terrific plants
Very nice look, I love placing a deep colored plant in my beds. The foliage adds so much, flowers not necessary.
Those Chanticleerians are just plain old brilliant! And probably the luckiest open-to-the-public garden staff in the U.S.>> well organized and highly talented professionals; excellent endowment/budget that allows for an environment of creativity and relative free reign because of no underlying worry/fear that the economy will cause you to tank. And all thanks to the owner/benefactor who gave it all to 'us'. Yay him and yay Chanticleer's hardworking team!!(I'm not a fan or anything, right?!!) More, Michelle, MORE!!; I could happily look at Chanticleer photos forever!
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