Complementary and matching plant colours!



Sanguisorba and Knautia macedonica – matching plant colours! I’ve decided this summer that I like the look of matching plant colours in perennials… cut out the contrasts and get a lovely block of colour using different plants but same tones. The combination that I like most at the moment is Sanguisorba officinalis, Knautia macedonica and Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ for a crimson/puce border…fabulous! However I’m also pretty keen on Crocosima ‘Emily McKenzie’  Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’ and little orange geums.  I you add some Euphorbia griffith ‘Fireglow’ you have got a stunning effect.. uuurgh you might say but orange is ‘in’…orange was doing its nut at  Chelsea this year.  None of these plants got a look in a couple of years ago but I think they are great – and later in the season look for some stunning crimson and orange dahlias…

 

Sanguisorba officinalis and Knautia macedonica

Sanguisorba officinalis and Knautia macedonica

Sanguisorba officinalis

Sanguisorba officinalis

Sanguisorba officinalis and Knautia macedonica

Sanguisorba officinalis and Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Knautia macedonica

Crocosima and helenium

Crocosima and helenium

Orange flowers at Chelsea 2016

Orange flowers at Chelsea 2016

Dahlias!

Dahlias!

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