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Purple is the new neutral in the gardening world. It goes with just about any other color you pair it with, from contrasting oranges to complementary pinks and greens. The descriptors “blue” and “purple” are used loosely when it comes to flowers and plants; they describe a whole range of these cool tones. Check out this list of ten varieties we think you’ll love for your garden.

The search for the elusive true red flower is over! We know the color red is widely interpreted to mean everything from dark pink to wine purple when it comes to plants. As you plan your summer holiday containers or design your landscape, use this list as a guide to finding the perfect shade of red.

At Last™ Rose

Every year it’s the same… the snow melts and the rose bush in your garden that has been lying dormant all winter springs to life with the hope and promise of summer. You gently lie your soaker hose under it, and comment how lovely it is looking this year. It flirts with the unfurling of tender, green leaves, and soon colorful little buds are sprouting. You give it a sidelong glance…you think this time it will be different.

The color purple is trending in 2018—you’ll see it make its way into everything from cosmetics to upscale furniture stores, chic urban boutiques and more. Garden centers will be getting in on the action too, featuring some of your favorite flowers and plants in every shade from lilac to eggplant. Let’s take a look at four ways you can color your garden purple this year.

Garden designer Rochelle Greayer weighs the two options for her driveway edge.

Learn how garden designer Rochelle Greayer designs an all-white garden.

The midsummer malaise can hit plants as the heat rises. Learn how to help your plants thrive despite the heat.

At Proven Winners, we offer a vast array of annuals including great foliage plants. While flowers are always in demand, we sometimes overlook the interest that foliage plants can bring to a garden. Not only is colorful foliage available, but the texture these plants provide can add drama and depth to your plantings. Not to mention, you will be absolutely amazed by the beautiful garden performance they deliver from spring into fall.

Lemon Coral™

Meet one of the most touchable, versatile and easy plants you'll ever grow - Lemon Coral Sedum. Whether you're planning your container recipes or redoing a garden bed, you'll find a use for this fabulous succulent. Let's take a closer look. 

Sweet Romance™

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