Perennials forum: Red combo need suggestion

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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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
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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.
Name: Ibis
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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
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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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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Name: Mike
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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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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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
Hobart, IN zone 5
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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.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

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