Garden ideas: intense color combinations

buttterfly weed, coleus, and petunias

Butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa), Petunia ‘Hurrah Velvet’ and Coleus ‘Limelight’

coleus, zinnia, and mist flower

Zinnias, Coleus ‘Watermelon’ and Mint Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum), the world’s most adorable plant.

celosia and zinnia

Celosia ‘Tomato Red’ and Zinnia ‘Profusion Yellow’

bee balm and liatris

Monarda and Liatris again but this time it’s a shocking pink more densely planted.

One thought on “Garden ideas: intense color combinations

  1. Hi Jen, very nice color combinations! I’d like to give you a slight correction for what may be a typo–the common name should read Blue Mist flower, not Mint Flower. I learned the scientific name as you list it (Eupatorium coelestinum) but looks like it is recently updated as Conoclinium Coelestinum (see Missouri Botanical Gardens website “Plantfinder” for more info. It is a native perennial here, and in the Aster family rather than a mint family member. I am in the Kansas City area.

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