Botanical Images: 9 Divine Color Combinations

This slideshow of botanical images demonstrates garden color combinations based on color theory, diverse species and bloom time.

On the Darker Side: “Black” is usually shades of purple and green. (Clockwise from top left) Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’, Cimicifuga simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’, annual millet Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’, Acer palmatum variety, Hibiscus x moscheutos ‘Kopper King’, Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, lpomoea batatas ‘Blackie’ next to heart-shaped Cercis Canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’, Weigela florida ‘Fine Wine’ with Trillium fruit, daylily flower Hemerocallis ‘Jungle Beauty’, strappy black leaves and pale flowers of Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’, Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’s Giant’, maroon leaf of beet Beta vulgaris ‘Bull’s Blood’, Begonia ‘Black Fang’ to its right and Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ above it.
Photo by Ellen Hoverkamp, courtesy Stewart, Tabori & Chang (c) 2012