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Create a color perfect garden. One cannot help but feel energized and happy when entering a colorful spring garden, ready to explore the smells, sounds and colors. One of the first steps in garden planning is to determine what color or colors to use to best fit your personality and set the mood for your outdoor spaces. Colors opposite of each other on color wheel compliment, while colors next to each other are more contrasting. One way to create a unified garden is to use colors sparingly, creating so called color echoes throughout the garden. When choosing color, consider the overall effect you seek. Some colors pair well together while others may vibrate or add tension. Some colors make spaces look smaller and some larger. In the end, it's all about the colors you love and the space you want to create.
About this Variety
The color purple turns flowers into garden gems. It is a combination of red and blue. Purple adds refinement, elegance and a sense of royalty to the garden. Look towards the color wheel to help pick companion colors. Color Your Garden Purple Collection consists of: 7 Lily Purple Eye, 5 Echinacea Purple (Coneflowers) and 25 Liatris Spicata.
- Rich, bold and beautiful summer color
- Easy to grow
- Excellent for bouquets and cut flower arrangements
- Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds
Full Sun - Echinacea & Liatris
Full Sun to Partial Shade - Lilies
Lily Purple Eye grows 36-48" tall
Liatris Spicata grows 24-36" tall
Echinacea Purple grows 24-48" tall
Plant Lilies 4-6" deep, 4-6" apart
Plant Liatris 2-3" deep, 12-15" apart
Plant Echinacea 1-2" deep, 18-24" apart
Grow Lilies as Perennials in zones 4-9. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Grow Liatris as Perennials in zones 3-9. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Grow Echinacea as Perennials in zones 3-8. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.
Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Echinacea and Liatris prefer full sun. Lilies prefer full sun to partially shaded locations. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant according to depth and spacing noted. Cover with soil. When planting a large number of bulbs or roots in one bed, excavate the entire area to the recommended depth, work fertilizer into the bottom of the trench, set out bulbs or roots and then cover all at once. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out.
Newly planted bulbs and roots need extra moisture once growth appears during their first year in the garden to ensure they form a solid root system.