One of my favorite color combinations during the spring is purple and green. I love how it appears in nature via blossoming redbuds, lilacs, wisteria, butterfly bush, creeping lantana, phlox, violets, and more.
To enjoy this color palette, I gathered a mix of purple and white flowers for a warm weather planter using the following approach.
Mix textures, shapes & sizes
After identifying a color palette, collect a variety of plants with juxtaposing characteristics. In this sun/part shade planter I used the following:
- Variegated Japanese Iris (1)
- Dark purple Angelonia (3)
- Diamond Frost Euphorbia (3)
- White Sunpatiens (2)
- Greek oregano (1)
- Superbells Evening Star (2)
- Ajuga (2)
Plants with a range of petal sizes, furry or bumpy leaves, and upright versus hanging growth habits create variety and balance.
Choose a few plants then repeat
You don’t need too many different plants to make a statement. Use groups to create unity and depth.