|Echinacea 'Sombrero Salsa'|
The Daily DuBrule
I am seeing red everywhere. Ever since Echinacea 'Sombrero Salsa' came into my life, I can't take my eyes off of it. This is a shocking, pure red. As I walk down the steps from my attic office, it is the first thing I see. Every time I turn the corner into the nursery yard, I say "WOW!" to myself. This is one screaming accent color. I must have it.
'Sombrero Salsa' has started me obsessing about the color red. There are two basic flavors: orange-reds and blue-reds.
|Hibiscus 'Disco Belle Red'|
Now look at what happens when you introduce burgundy foliage. It totally changes the feeling. Burgundy with blue-reds or rosy-reds is subdued and quite mysterious
Bee balm (Monarda) is a classic red summertime flower. When you take this blue-red and combine it with a green and white variegated foliage it pops with crispness.
|Physostegia variegata with bee balm and Persciaria|
|The bracts of this bee balm are a deeper maroon|
|Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' & 'Sienna Sunset'|
|Daylilies 'Royal Occasion' and 'Condilla'|