Posted: 01/04/2013 at 22:23
I'm more of a romantic female and I like blues and pinks best. I do have purple, cotinus, berberis, heucheras (such as Palace Purple and Plum Pudding), salvias. Some purples don't like conditions here, hot, dry, windy, limestone, cold winters, eg acers, pittosporum Tom Thumb, acteas, tall red and purple lobelias. I like very dark tulips, like Queen of the Night and Dahlias. I'm trying to do a pastel colour bed and a hot colour bed with reds, yellows, purple, but I like the pastels best.