Unique Flowers with Patterned Petals Check out these 10 unique flowers with gorgeous color patterns to add interest to your garden. Unique flowers for the garden
Have you ever bought a plant just because the flower had an interesting pattern or unusual markings? When I see a flower with bicolored petals, I am simply drawn to it. Many insects agree: Veins, stripes, picotees (a flower that is one color but the edges are another) and bicolored throats often point the way to a nectar payoff.How to use patterned flowers in the garden
To really show off a beautifully patterned flower, pair it with other plants that are more subdued. Mixing multiple flowers with bold color patterns may create a look that is busier than you’d like. For instance, use foliage plants in shades of green to surround a container with a showy bloomer so the flower is the star. In a mixed container or garden border, use a patterned flower alongside companions with smaller blooms in a solid color that match or accent the interesting markings.
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If you, too, are drawn to patterns like a bee to a blossom, here are 10 plants with unique flowers that are sure to catch your eye.Petunia (Petunia hybrids)
With petunias, you’ll find stripes, speckles, picotees, starbursts, veins, streaks, and swirls in a huge array of colors. These tender perennials are easy to hybridize, so there are hundreds of patterned petunia cultivars for sale, with more available every year.
Flowers with veined markings, such as 16-inch-tall Headliner™ Blackberry Vein above top left, tend to be one color — aRead more on gardengatemagazine.com