November 15, 2010

Favorite Color Combos With Blue-Violet



Does blue-violet look good with every flower color? It seems to work fine with all the colors in my yard. Above is light blue-violet fanflower (Scaveola) with pink double petunias and steely 'Blue Star' juniper.



Of course white looks great with blue-violet. Above is white 'Rolling Cloud' siberian iris with 'Six Hills Giant' catmint.



True-blue 'Blue Elegance' bearded iris and mauve pincushion flower (Scabiosa) work nicely with catmint, too. Shades of blue-violet are the team players of the color wheel, after the greens, of course.



More shades of pink - light 'Eglantyne' roses and mid-pink 'Pink Double Delight' coneflowers - show well with a 'Walker's Low' catmint background.



Deep blue-violet 'Worth the Wait' siberian irises are lovely with mauve 'Sister Elizabeth' roses and white 'June Bride' heuchera. Hmm, I may have gone a bit heavy on the pinks for this post . . . but here's one more anyway.



Light blue-violet 'Blue Clips' campanula and deeper 'May Night' salvia cool off the vivid pink petunias.



Blue-violet 'Caradonna' salvia is smashing with lime 'Green Jewel' coneflowers. Of course, lime green looks smashing with a lot of colors.



A deep crimson 'William Shakespeare 2000' rose deserves deep blue-violet 'Purple Pagan' delphiniums as companions. Please ignore the less than straight stance of the delphiniums; someone (ahem) must have forgotten to stake them.



Rosy-orange 'Giggles' dahlias work with catmint. I realize too late that I didn't catch any pictures of blue-violet and golden yellow, another favorite (note to self: photograph the 'Stella d'Oro' daylilies with 'May Night' salvia in the background next spring). I've seen maroon and blue-violet looking good together. Also fire-engine red, florescent yellow and royal blue. Can you think of a color that clashes with blue-violet?

14 comments:

  1. Pinks, purples and blues are some of my favorites in the garden. You really captured it well. Adding a complementary color to the mix really sets it off. That Dahlia 'Giggles' is really a nice peachy color.

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  2. Hey,

    Purples are so romantic, and thanks to the combination of blue and red, it means they can pretty much mix with anything.

    I love you combinations, so very pretty, and also very lucky to still have so much in flower at this time of year!

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  3. I love seeing these sunny flower pictures! I agree that blue-violet looks good with any color. I especially love it with some oranges. I think the reason I'm drawn to the purples is that they seem to fit in just about anywhere in my garden.

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  4. I am asked to do a pink-violet combination in practically every garden that I design. As for you going overboard on pink in your post - its not possible to over do it! Garden blog readers can never have enough of this color.

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  5. Violet is the new white. LOL! I think it goes wonderfully with about all the colors in the garden. Paired up with orange flowers it really pops then. Love that combination.

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  6. Such a pretty post!!! You have some great color combinations and you have my favorite green bloom.

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  7. Such sumptuous photos! Yes, blue/purple really does seem to match up with all other colors so perfectly, and I just love the color purple on any flower.

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  8. This is STUNNING VW !! the blog is looking spectacular and these pictures are gorgeous : )
    Bring on all the pink and blue that you can because I never get tired of it either .. we share so many plants and the William Shakespeare rose I just planted this year .. I am in love with it for the fragrance and that colour is amazing !
    Caradonna salvia I love that one too !.. my Walker's Low is still lively and GREEN it is scary ? haha .. I mean it is the mid November line here and we are usually in SNOW mode ? haha
    Love the new look and those pictures are totally beautiful !
    Joy

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  9. I can't think of any color more beautiful than blue in the garden except for maybe pink. And, the two together? Electrifying! Don't you love Pink Double Delight? It is one of my favorites. I'm also trying the Hot Lava, and I'll know how it fares next summer.

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  10. What pretty combinations!!! How inspiring! :-)

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  11. It is so pretty. I love the way you photograph and how well the colors blend! Help me!

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  12. Hi VW, I tried to comment last night but had changed a setting on my computer and it refused to allow me. Weird. I figured it out now though. Wanted to say I love your color combos and am taking notes! The peach with the catmint must be my favorite but those irises are beautiful. Soon they'll all be blooming again. Hard to believe how fast time flies. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  13. Hello there again VW !
    I had to drop by again to let you know I changed my blog name in case you were looking for me .. it is now http://canadiangardenjoy.blogspot.com/
    A little more "me" ? LOL
    Joy

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  14. Such beautiful colors! My gardens are covered in a thick blanket of white today... but white is also beautiful!

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