Friday, October 15, 2010

Mums - Stunning Combinations

Lime and rose leaves of Caramel Coral Bells (Heuchera 'Caramel')
are a striking accent to burgundy and gold mums.

Chrysanthemums are a fall classic for good reason.
A final flower hurrah, they
keep our yards bright into the fall. 
For a more spectacular display,
combine them with other fall stars.


Bronze Plumbago foliage (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) and 
Autumn Joy Sedum add depth to
burgundy and gold mums.
Black and Blue Salvia (Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue')
makes a cool counterpart to bright pink mums.

Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomea 'Emerald Lace') adds a
bright foreground to yellow mums.

Deep purple Heliotrope and red mums
are a striking combination.

Yellow mums and Marigolds brighten the
fading fall flowers of Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia).

My personal favorite -
a quiet combination of
violet and white mums with
rosy sedum (perhaps Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet'), silver Artemesia,
gray Rose Campion foliage (Lychnis coronaria),
white Sweet Alysum and lavender Aster.

See Mums - More Great Combinations for more ideas. 

Happy Gardening!


Toni said...

Beautiful combos! I love the 'Emerald Lace' sweet potato vine! Doesn't take over the world. Hard to find this year, though, because it is so new. Hopefully next year will be easier. I have "faved" you on Blotanical. I enjoy your blog :-) Keep up the good work!

Chris said...

Thanks for your encouragement! It's been fun getting started with blogging. I enjoy your blog, too.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent mums combos. I enjoyed your photos, especially the last two. The Perovskia and the yellows are great together. And the textural pairings of whites and lavender in the last image just lovely.

Chris said...

I'm glad you enjoyed them. I'm trying to appreciate the all the fall colors in this beautiful season.

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