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1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 522
I just dropped a potted Buddleia Royal Red into a border recently and I am
loving the colour combination with its companion plants.  I don’t want the Buddleia there permanently though.  Can anyone suggest a perennial or shrub with a similar colour


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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,271
    Dianthus 'Black Cherry Frost'?
    Utah, USA.
  • B3B3 Posts: 13,729
    There's probably a penstemon or a dahlia
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 522
    Dianthus 'Black Cherry Frost'?
    Like it.  Bit too red though.  Want to be heading towards the darker end of the red scale
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 522
    Dianthus 'Black Cherry Frost'?
    I just found Dianthus Sweet Black Cherry.  That’s more like it 😁


  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 522
    B3 said:
    There's probably a penstemon or a dahlia
    No dahlias please @B3 Lambs to the slaughter in my garden

    I did come across Penstemon Sour Grapes.  Slightly different colour but I like. 
  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 522
    Top match @Fire Reckon there will be a few salvia that could do it
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 6,694
    No doubt. But these colours are fickle, depending on the age of the flower, the light, probably the soil etc. I think it could be magenta, fushia, dark purple depending on the day.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 62,294
    We have a similar buddliea Miss Ruby, and nearby a Clem. vit. purpurea plena elegans looks very good with it. 
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