A Color Scheme

As I am choosing the plants for Annie Hayworth’s garden, I am trying to limit the palette to burgundy/red, lime green, brown/black, and gray-green. This is difficult because of the limited mini plants that I can grow. But I know the following colors will not be present: blue, yellow, and pink. I think Annie’s garden should be dramatic and, well, somewhat bloody because of the scene about to take place. So as many red plants as possible.

Here are some of the plants I have chosen.

SEMPERVIVUM SP
SEMPERVIVUM SP
SEDUM DASYPHYLLUM
SEDUM DASYPHYLLUM
SEDUM 'BURRITO'
SEDUM ‘BURRITO’
SAXIFRAGA
SAXIFRAGA
SANSEVIERIA
SANSEVIERIA, known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, appropriate for Annie’s relationship with Mrs. Brenner.
RUMEX, red sorrel grown from seed. 2 inch pot; the full size plant has 12-18 inch leaves.
RUMEX, red sorrel grown from seed. 2 inch pot; the full size plant has 12-18 inch leaves.
PILEA  with red stems and bright green leaves; may be a variation of PILEA GLAUCA but most of those have darker leaves.
PILEA with red stems and bright green leaves; may be a variation of PILEA GLAUCA but most of those have darker leaves.
PILEA MICROPHYLLA VARIEAGATA
PILEA MICROPHYLLA VARIEAGATA
PEPEROMIA PROSTRATA
PEPEROMIA PROSTRATA
MUEHLENBECKIA COMPLEXA
MUEHLENBECKIA COMPLEXA
LEPTINELLA SQUALIDA 'PLATT'S BLACK'
LEPTINELLA SQUALIDA ‘PLATT’S BLACK’
HYPOESTES, red only
HYPOESTES, red only
I wonder how long they will stay this size. The seeds come from large hostas, not miniature ones.
I wonder how long they will stay this size. The seeds come from large hostas, not miniature ones.
HOSTA SEEDS sprouting, from full size hostas in my yard. 6 weeks old.
HOSTA SEEDS sprouting, from full size hostas in my yard. 6 weeks old.
CHLOROPHYTUM
CHLOROPHYTUM
BEGONIA
BEGONIA, grown from leaf.
ALTERNANTHERA FICOIDEA
ALTERNANTHERA FICOIDEA
ALBIZIA: Chocolate Mimosa, turns red in bright sun
ALBIZIA: Chocolate Mimosa, turns red in bright sun

2 comments

    • Hi Kathy. Someone who was exhibiting last year was throwing them away! I managed to keep some of the alive. It’s a great plant. I think Meehan’s Miniatures has it but I don’t know if they ship in the winter.

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