Bicolored Beauties Make My Heart Race
From the time my parents placed car keys in my hands, I’ve been an American muscle car freak. My first ride was a forest green, 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle, but my dream hot rod has always been a 1970 Dodge Challenger in “Plum Crazy.” Apparently, I’m not the only one.There’s an entire website devoted to “Plum Crazy” Challengers and their owners. Who knew?
Now, you may wonder, what shade of purple is “Plum Crazy” anyway?
Superbells® Grape Punch Calibrachoa is the exact shade of luscious purple at its Concord grape center. I’m running hot for this bicolored flower especially when paired with Sunsatia® Lemon Nemesia and other yellow flowers that show off its golden throat.
Because bicolored plants are unique, they make gardens drive in the fast lane when grown with plants in contrasting solid shades. However, when placed in a hanging basket with another bicolored plant like Superbells® Tangerine Punch Calibrachoa, purple and orange become a racy combo worthy of the track. If you plant a 12-inch hanging basket of these two, you would need at least two, 4-inch pots of tangerine and one of purple for a full container by summer. However, I would take it to the next level and pack in more plants. I nearly always think bigger is better.
I may never own a classic car in a plummy shade, but I’m still crazy for Superbells® Grape Punch Calibrachoa. It certainly makes my engine run. How about you?
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