Plants I should have put together

When I saw these shots from scattered spots around the garden on the thumbnails page, I wished that I’d put them all together in one place in the garden, too. The whites and purples work well together.

Verbascum. (Don’t know the species, but it’s seeding around nicely.)
these plants work well together, at least in this post

Closer view
these plants work well together, at least in this post

Cerinthe major
these plants work well together, at least in this post

Purple-flowered tradescantia
these plants work well together, at least in this post

White-flowered tradescantia
these plants work well together, at least in this post

Purple-spotted foxglove
these plants work well together, at least in this post

Another view.
these plants work well together, at least in this post

A shrub whose name escapes me.
these plants work well together, at least in this post

The verbascum I opened with, along with some Verbena hastata coming on. If the Verbena speeds up and/or the verbascum slows down, could be a nice pairing.
these plants work well together, at least in this post

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12 thoughts on “Plants I should have put together”

  1. These are lovely. I really like the verbascum. The wild ones are now blooming too.

  2. Ooh that white verbascum is pretty. Really like the purple-orange centers. Thinking of digging up and moving some plants around?
    I put in so many seeds, but I think the rain has just beaten the seedlings into the ground. So not sure we’ll see Verbascum ‘Southern Charm’ as hoped, but I do have a wild one cozying up right next to a very wild Campanula and both are starting to bloom in a blue-yellow combo that’s always nice.

  3. I liked the verbascum. I have one growing in my garden and I’m trying to remember if I planted it, or if it is a wind sown ‘weed’. I haven’t seen any roadside mulleins (verbascums) nearby, but still. I like the tall spires, and whether I keep the yellow item in my garden or not, I am going to add verbascum next year.

  4. commonweeder:

    I always just say ‘Verbascum’ because I’ve lost track of the species. I participate in the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) seed exchange every year. (It’s a bargain.) And I load up on all the verbascums offered, get them started in pots or direct seed. Then promptly lose track of which is which.

    I’ve got some of the ‘wild’ ones cropping up here and there, too. It was one of the first plants I was truly impressed by as a teenager faced with weeding a gravel entryway. How could something that dramatic have popped out of such a hostile place, plant-wise?

    I let it be and pulled everything else. No one complained.

    Flowers, Theresa: Thanks for the kind words.

  5. Beautiful pictures! I wish I could find the name of the one who’s name escapes you, I found one near an old house site in North Carolina a few years ago in full bloom. Managed to get a rooted shoot from it to grow, and it grew to about six feet high in less than two years.

  6. @Jacob:

    just found this shrub growing in our woods here in NJ at the higher elevations. flowers are pure white and leaves are paired. have you discovered it’s name yet? thanks

  7. I would love to know the name of the bush you posted it is the eighth pic down I have one in my yard and no one can seem to tell me what it is ….please help

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