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What do the colours of your garden say about you?

Sara Cation

Discover each shade's meaning to see how your choice of hues matches your personality

Lavender blue, dilly dilly
The cool shades that span from blue to purple boast similar meanings. Blue is all ice and cold, calm and sadness, trust and dependability, while purple portends sympathy and sophistication, nobility and wisdom, friendship and passion. Together in the garden, they blend well. Very versatile, blue and purple flowers can shrink back (in the shade), stand out (in the sun), and make a garden feel either warm (small doses) or cool (large doses). Reliably, royally, passionately, blue and purple blooms will serve your garden well. (“When I am King, dilly dilly, you shall be Queen.”)

A bevy of blues and purples

* Cool colours in the garden

* Eye-catching blue gentians

* The best purple flowering plants

* ‘Mönch’ aster (Aster ×frickartii ‘Mönch’)

Himalayan blue poppy (Meconopsis George Sherriff Group)

* ‘Superba’ clustered bellflower (Campanula glomerata ‘Superba’)

* May Night salvia (Salvia ×sylvestris ‘Mainacht’)



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