There are a number of colors that anglers often abhor. Magenta might top the list. It is garish and ridiculously loud — a showoff. Most gardeners shun the color and reach instead for the palest shades of blush, deep colors of purple and lovely whites which light up the garden at night.
I believe we ought to provide magenta another chance, however. Paired with cooler tones, used as a sprinkle or a focal point, magenta can actually turn into a star instead of a stumbling block in your garden. Let’s check out some gorgeous gardens with magenta as their showpiece.
Among my favorite magenta plants is named “pinks.” Known correctly as Dianthus, this classic weathered plant is a very low grower that may light up the borders of pathways and borders.
Magenta is among those hard-to-pin-down colors somewhere between red and blue, in the purple-pink selection.
Magenta is the title of a little town in Italy in which a conflict occurred between European forces. The bloodshed has been stated to be so ghastly that the areas were stained reddish purple. After the conflict a dye was designed in the area, created from coal tar. This dye was termed magenta in remembrance of those fields of conflict.
Donna Lynn – Landscape Designer
Cool blue and grey foliage is an ideal complement for bright and bold magenta, such as in such African daisies. The surrounding leaves tones down the color, cooling its rambunctiousness and also offering a background where magenta can shine.
Pairing magenta with grey foliage together with a pinkish-purple brick is a great way to highlight this trio of well-matched color cousins.
Ann Kearsley Design
Magenta plays off of bright purple and bright pink quite well. A mixture of both hues, magenta can weave between them and deliver them into harmony. Throw in a dash of mild blush pink and you have the ideal cottage garden.
There are a host of plants which come in magenta, such as phlox, roses, peonies, pinks (next photo) and all manner of annuals, such as the classic petunia.
Narofsky Architecture + ways2design
Used en masse, magenta plantings may shine. Try using a mass of magenta plants in conjunction with grey fieldstone or siding to liven the duller tones.
Great Oaks Landscape Associates Inc..
Again, masses of magenta blooms brighten a walkway up with nearly neon pizzazz.
If you aren’t the courageous sort who imagines masses of magenta flowing throughout the garden, why not try providing just a small glimpse? Place in the background, a photo of magenta draws attention through the seating area into another side of the porch, extending the square footage.
Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc
Whether you’re using a bright, hot-pink magenta or a bit deeper purplish tone, magenta can shine in your garden. Tone it down, use it as an accent or a focal point, or brighten up a sad-looking space with a bit of its cheer.
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