Blues and Oranges

Phygelius 'Passionate' with Agapanthus, Kniphofia, Phlox paniculata 'Blue Paradise' against Physocarpus opulifolius [Diabolo] = 'Monlo' at the Bellevue Botanical Garden's NPA Border
Phygelius ‘Passionate’ with Agapanthus, Kniphofia, Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ against Physocarpus opulifolius [Diabolo] = ‘Monlo’ at the Bellevue Botanical Garden’s NPA Border

Used alone, blue to dark purple flowers can become visual black holes. Thrown into relief with orange flowers, they
transform into something electrifying and energizing. Here the orange spires of Kniphofia break up the blues and purples of agapanthus and Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ while the airy panicles of Phygelius ‘Passionate’ reinforce the orange theme. Physocarpus opulifolius [Diabolo] = ‘Monlo’ forms a dark backdrop against which the blue and orange planting jumps forward. Its dark foliage relates well to the dark stems of Phygelius ‘Passionate’.     ~Eric

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