Browns and deep reds.
Vibrant annuals like Zinnia ‘Purple Prince’, Verbena bonariensis and Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green’ may be too exuberant for some tastes. Although technically they are considered ‘cooler’ colors these annuals glow and stand out like beacons especially in evening shade. If you have garden friends who frown on too much color, show them how sophisticated you can be by adding browns and deep reds to your highly colored schemes. In these images, Angelica, Amaranths (red and brown), Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Colors and earthy orange Heleniums, even a deep brown dock, add savor, mystery and depth to these colorful vignettes.