Top colour wheel plantings

Yellow flower

Photo by Tom Deacon

Tom Deacon’s favourite plants in his colour wheel garden include:

Yellow

Early-blooming: Iris sibirica ?Butter & Sugar?; Thermopsis lanceolata.
Mid: Achillea filipendulina ?Coronation Gold?; Alchemilla mollis; Anthemis tinctoria ?Kelwayi?; Coreopsis ?Cr?me Brul?e?; Digitalis ferruginea; Eremerus stenophyllus; Hemerocallis ?Black-Eyed Stella?; Lysimachia punctata ?Golden Alexander?; Oenothera tetragona ?W. Cuthbertson?.
Late:
Helianthus salicifolius ?First Light?; Rudbeckia maxima.

Orange

Mid: Agastache rupestris; Alstroemeria ?Sweet Laura?; Asclepias tuberosa; Belamcanda chinensis; Digitalis parviflora; Kniphofia ?Shining Sceptre?.
Late: Echinacea ?Big Sky? series; Helenium autumnale.

Red

Early: Allium christophii; Iris sibirica ?Lady Vanessa?; Papaver orientale ?Beauty of Livermore?.
Mid: Achillea millefolium ?Fire King?; Astilbe x arendsii ?Glut?; A. chinensis ?Vision in Red?; Astrantia major ?Ruby Wedding?; Crocosmia ?Lucifer?; Geum coccineum ?Borisii?; Hemerocallis ?Sweet Hot Chocolate? and ?Pardon Me?; Lychnis x arkwrightii.
Late: Sedum ?Bertram Anderson?.

Blue/Purple

Early: Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia; Iris sibirica ?Ruffled Velvet?; Papaver orientale ?Patty?s Plum?.
Mid:
Allium sphaerocephalon; Campanula glomerata ?Purple Pixie?; C. persicifolia; Centaurea montana; Delphinium ?Black Knight?; Dianthus barbatus var. nigrescens; Eryngium amethystinum; Geranium ?Hocus Pocus?; G. ?Rozanne?; Nepeta ?Six Hills Giant?; Platycodon grandiflorus; Thalictrum delavayi; Tradescantia ?Concord Grape?; Veronica longifolia ?Eveline?; V. spicata ssp. incana.
Late:
Aconitum henryi ?Spark?s Variety?; Aster x frikartii ?Monch?; Geranium wlassovianum; Veronicastrum virginicum ?Fascination?.