Sure, we all know that contrast is the name of the garden design name, but sometimes it’s just as effective to pair a fine-textured plant with one of a similar texture but with a different color. The effect is a bit more subtle, but it has a charm all its own. Here, purple-flowered tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis, Zones 7-11) is paired with the delicate, chartreuse blooms of a flowering tobacco (Nicotiana knightiana, annual).
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