Colour trends and planting: Yellow

Inspired by trend predictions for Spring Summer 2013, this post looks at designing planting  that includes pastel and bright tones in hues of yellow.

Yellow flowering plants will need some pale and neutral tones to balance the strength and optimism of the colour, and some accents,  one of which can of course include the darkness of foliage.

Here are some groupings you might find useful and inspiring for your own gardens:

Passiflora citrina.

Yellow Abutilon

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A wild flower Meadow Vetchling, and a similar cultivated hardy Coronilla Glauca citrina

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Insert some pale and neutral shades: this is sorbaria sorbifolia, beautiful and vigorous

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Kniphophia 'Little Maid'

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Finally, hemerocallis lilioasphodelus.

A note of caution: these plants are selected for colour and shape and will all thrive in different aspects....so research with care.