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Red Flower Border

Red Flower Border

Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.

Here's another example of how some reds just work against each other. There's the Purple Smoke Bush, 'Limerock Ruby' Coreopsis and some more purple foliage plants in the backdrop. The purple and burgundy foliage has too much blue in it to work cooperatively with the more orange Coreopsis.

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