This perennial planting combination for sun provides a succession of summertime blooms in blue. This vignette showcases a planting combination that successfully navigates the delicate balance of enough “sameness” to unify, and and enough “differentness” to energize.
The harmonious color scheme of this perennial pairing works because of the varying bloom shapes. Color unifies the scene, but the variety of bloom shapes is what makes it work. Without this variety, the vignette would lose its focus.
Geranium ‘Ann Thomson’ is an easy and long blooming perennial for sun. The dissected golden foliage of this hardy geranium adds textural interest and the yellow foliage is an important, and engaging, contrast to the the blue flowers.
Earlier the allium's pink tones figured more prominently in the color scheme; the faded blooms are attractive as they age and prolong their interest.
Blooming in the background are varieties of astantia and phlox, carefully selected to complement this analogous scheme. If you look carefully, you can see evidence of other perennials that are either coming and going; I spy lilies, iris and daylily for starters, and I’d be willing to bet there are a few more.
(Garden: Floramagoria in Portland, Oregon)
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