Perennials forum: Red combo need suggestion

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Cinta
Feb 18, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I do not like red flowers but I am branching out. What colors do you use with your red flowering plants?
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 18, 2016 6:44 PM CST

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To me red, orange and yellow go well together. A red and white combo also looks nice.
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IbisFla
Feb 18, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Blues go well with red. Hard to beat a good ol' red, white and blue Thumbs up
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Cinta
Feb 19, 2016 1:38 PM CST
I found a red daylily it does have yellow throat so I think yellow is a going to work. Now I will go in search for some white. I have the blue bells I can add to the bed.

Thank you
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Feb 20, 2016 3:06 PM CST
I'm fond of purple and red with a little yellow thrown in.
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Calsurf73
Feb 21, 2016 1:55 PM CST
Me, too !
I'm just not crazy about red and pink together.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Feb 21, 2016 2:06 PM CST
For some reason, I do not like orange flowers. However, the previous owner of this house loved orange flowers and I inherited more than I ever wanted ... Hilarious!

I found that planting whites and creamy colored flowers with or near them, seemed to calm things down a lot. Over time, I have tried to add blue colored flowers. I was afraid to jump in with a lot of colors at once because I thought the beds would look like fire pits.

I think that kind of approach would work with adding red flowers to the garden.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Feb 21, 2016 2:22 PM CST
I stayed away from orange for a long time but am gradually adding bits of it but tempered with blue. Not a big fan of pink though although I have a few roses in pink that I can handle.
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Cinta
Feb 21, 2016 3:50 PM CST
Yes you have expressed why I have never purchased red flowers. I like calming colors.
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cliftoncat
Feb 21, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Try blue -- blue is wonderful and goes with more or less anything - it cools reds, adds zing to whites and yellows. Blue, yellow and white is a classic combination that we use every year - often with a red accent or two, because rules have to be broken to make them work visually! Smiling
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Feb 21, 2016 5:06 PM CST
I like lemon yellows rather than golden yellows - seems more soothing to me.

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