Color Guide: Solid Colors

Solid Colors are any three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel

When placed in order, warm colors and cool colors are examples of solid colors, however, they are not the only combinations.  When using the color scheme, you can plant red, purple, and blue together with the secondary color (purple) between the two primary colors that combine to make it (red and blue).  If choosing this example as your color scheme, plant red in the back to bring all the other flowers forward and plant blue in the front to give depth.  Here are some solid red, purple, and blue flowers:

Red is the color of power, passion, and love and is known for attracting Hummingbirds.

Stars and Stripes Pentas (annual in zones 9 – 11 and grows 12 – 24” tall in areas with full sun and well-drained soil)

Ragin Cajun Ruellia (perennial in zones 7b – 11 and grows 12 – 14” tall in full sun and well-drained soil)

Oxblood Lily (fall planted bulb for zones 6 – 10; grows 10 – 16” tall in full sun and natural rainfall)

Red Spider Lily (fall planted bulb for zones 6 – 10; grows 18 – 24” tall in full sun/part shade and natural rainfall)

Purple is the color of royalty, spirituality, and mystery.

Azure Skies Heliotrope (annual or perennial in zones 7 – 11 and grows 12 - 14” tall in full sun and well-drained soil)

Princess Dark Lavender Verbena (annual or perennial in zones 8 – 11 and grows 4 – 6“ tall in full sun and slightly moist soil)

Little Black Magic Dwarf Elephant Ear (perennial in zones 8 – 10 and grows 1 – 2‘ tall in full sun/part shade and wet soil)

Blue is the color of loyalty, wisdom, and truth.

Cajun Blue Scaevola (annual and perennial in zones 9 – 11 and grows 8 – 10” tall in full sun and well-drained soil) 

Spanish Bluebells (fall planted bulb for zones 6 – 8; grows 24” tall in full sun/part shade and natural rainfall)