Written on May 22, 2012 at 5:42 am , by Justin W. Hancock
There are a ton of cool new plant varieties on the market this year and one of the most striking is Verbena Lanai Twister Pink. I think it’s cool because of the fun color combo — it’s unlike any verbena I’ve ever seen before and it kind of feels like you’re getting two plants for one because of the bright pink and white.
I also like it because I think it’s easy to mix:
- The pink/white combo works really well with rich blues and purples (Lanai Twister Pink is fabulous with the spikes of Angelonia).
- Go high-impact by mixing it with some rich burgundy foliage (such as sweet potato vine).
- Or if you want to go really contemporary, pair it with a bold orange such as dwarf zinnias, French marigolds, or spiky celosia.
- Play off the rounded heads and get a soft, romantic look by integrating it with pink geraniums and Euphorbia Diamond Frost or Euphoric White. Or add a touch of pink with Euphorbia Breathless Blush.
Thinking of all these combos makes me want to go out and pot up a bunch of new containers!
What do you think this plant would look the best paired up with? Comment below!