Powerful color can be powerful in the landscape. The impact of massed color makes a showy display, even from a distance. Don’t like the cottage garden look? No worries.
Try a monochromatic scheme instead. Pairings of similarly hued plants – whether it’s the bloom or the foliage – fit well in any style landscape, from modern to rustic. A not-so-formal green gathering of diversity can be ramped up to a black-tie event when alike in their color pallete.
Position the groupings so when viewed they have a pleasing flow, usually from tallest in back to shortest in front.
Here are a few of my favorites of all sizes, each one chosen for a royal purple reign.