The split complementary color scheme is a subtle variation of the standard complementary color scheme. It uses a given flower color and the two colors immediately adjacent to its complementary on a color wheel. This blend of shades provides good contrast and a harmonious look and is widely used in fashion design. Most people find it familiar even if they don´t know the proper name for this grouping.
In the garden, this is one of the most pleasant color combinations.
Here are the possible combinations for split complementary colors:
NOTE: Because there are no green flowered Salvias, we are including the bract color in our determination of this color relationship.
My first order with FBTS was great except for one plant that was weak from the get-go... however all the other plants were in acceptable shape (however a little more pot-bound than I would normally find desirable) they did survive and are flourishing! Upon submitting my issue with this one...
Michael B Stewart
My only comment would be that when the plants arrived they looked like they had had a rough ride. The salvia 'heat scorcher' was a little bit broken, and they all had spilled dirt and looked a little bedraggled. I was home when they arrived, and removed them immediately from the...
When I ordered from Flowers by the Sea I expected to receive the usual seedlings many companies send. To my surprise I received large specimens, some in bloom. I am impressed with both the plants and the plant-saving packaging that helped them survive a week in transit.
Truly fine plants and...
I’m so pleased to have found you! I never realized how lovely salvia could be. I tried just two this year, three plants of each. I’m in zone 6 and felt challenged to find a beautiful plant hardy in my zone. The two I tried were exceptional. Salvia greggii 'Burgundy...
I am always so pleased with the plant orders I receive from you. Considering you
are shipping from the west coast to the east coast, it is remarkable the plants
arrive in such good condition. They always are also very healthy looking. Thanks
so much for the wonderful Salvias you grow and provide.
I have ordered twice now from Flowers by the Sea. Both times the plants have been some of the best I have ever received by mail order and I have used several vendors. I like to attach hummingbirds to the garden and have never a selection that had so many choices.
Since moving from Berkeley, CA to Tigard, OR in November 2017, I have purchased 18 plants from FBTS: two salvias for a small shade garden, fifteen salvias and one agastache for a full sun garden. Every one of the plants arrived in pristine condition and they are all doing splendidly. I...
This afternoon was much better than Christmas morning. My latest shipment of FBTS plants arrived, and all are in great condition. Please thank all who helped with the excellent packing job. The plants were moist and well protected from breakage. The Agastache â€˜Blue Boaâ€™ (one in full bloom!)...
Plants arrived as scheduled. What a relief to see fresh healthy plants in 4\" pots with developed root systems. I will order again. You shoud try them out too.
Wow, what great plants and even better customer service. I ordered 4 plants and two of them died although I treated them all the same..might have been something stupid I did. I called and I got two new plants in less than two days! And they gave me information on how to keep the plants alive and...