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A Toffee Creme Brulee Plant Combo

My next spring plant combination has such a sweet, cottage feel to it.  Again, I've included another ajuga, was inspired by tasty sweets, and kept it simple with just three plants.

This planting is for full sun in zones 4 and 5.  The plants in this design include:

Ajuga reptans 'Toffee Chip' / Bugleweed

Veronica  'Waterperry Blue' / Speedwell

Coreopsis verticillata 'Creme Brulee' / Tickseed

What I like most about this combination:

  • The striking color contrast between the light green, almost white ajuga with the veronica's dark foliage and vibrant blue flowers.
  • The contrast of leaf textures...coarse ajuga leaves to the finer veronica leaves to the even finer coreopsis leaves.
  • The low groundcovers setting a nice base for the strong upright form of the coreopsis.  
  • The quaint feel of the soft yellow, daisy-like coreopsis flowers against the vibrant blue veronica flowers.  Ugh, I want to plant this in my garden right now!

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