This color is vibrant and celebrates life; it balances boldness with a feeling of fun. Magenta is an unconventional shade for the garden and a daring choice for these unconventional times. Using this hip hue infuses your garden with a sense of joy and optimism all year long.
Include this fearless shade in your summer color palette through blooms, foliage, and accent plants. Red Diamond™ Loropetalum is a low-maintenance, evergreen shrub that creates a lovely hedge or specimen planting. Its compact shape is covered in fuchsia blooms in late winter and early springtime and has vivid magenta leaves that create year-round interest. Create an eye-catching pollinator planting when pairing this loropetalum with Butterfly Towers™ Magenta Buddleia. This vertical-growing butterfly magnet makes a striking easy-care accent plant covered with summer blooms that thrive in the heat.
For your next infusion of on-trend Viva Magenta, plant Design-A-Line™ Cordyline to add interest to a smaller space with container plantings. Pair it with Bayou Bliss™ Distylium for contrasting color and texture; as a bonus, this lush, tough shrub also serves the perfect filler in containers. Finish with Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum as a spiller that will be covered with playful pink blooms throughout the season.
Want to grow water-wise? Consider planting masses of ‘Killer Cranberry’ Salvia in your low-water landscape and with it, summoning hummingbirds and honeybees. Surround the plantings with a low border of Heart Throb® Hydrangea for deep magenta blooms edged with green and a memorable look that will last 3 seasons. Behind it, Shining Sensation™ Weigela makes an elegant backdrop with burgundy foliage that will bloom profusely in the spring and intermittently in the summer.
If your flowerbeds are full but you still want to utilize this electrifying color, you can pop in multiple Flirt™ Nandinas between existing plantings. Leaves emerge in a stunning red-magenta shade that turns green as it matures and retains superior color all season long.
The upcoming summer heat doesn’t have to get you down. Instead, pick some bright magenta plantings to spruce up your landscape and create a celebratory mood. Inspired by nature, Viva Magenta blends effortlessly into the garden, adding a passionate flair!