Best examples of primary colors in flowers

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  1. Nik

    Nik Rising Contributor

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    Just for fun (waiting for colors outside) I decided to start this thread, being most curious about the reds and the blues. I think the yellows are plentiful.
    My best examples, from previous years, are:
    Yellow: Sternbergia lutea
    Red: Lobelia cardinalis
    Blue: Lobelia erinus
     

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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    And that is what it's all about N. 'FUN'. Sometimes people take gardening far too seriously.
     
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    Wendy suggested I should post this here. A picture of our neighbors’ walkway with glory of the snow en masse. A good example of blue. And of course the daffodils of yellow.
     

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    Love this! I made up a game to keep my kids entertained while we're walking or driving where we have to find a flower/plant for each colour of the rainbow. We call it the Rainbow game. lol. Blue and orange always seem to be the last two that we find. Green is never a flower, always a bush, grass, or leaves. I'd be very curious to see a green flower if anyone has pictures!

    I planted marigolds this year so now we always have orange. :) [edited to add: I planted some blue lobelia this year too, I love it so much]
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Does green with red count? Here are Prunus 'Gyoiko' flowers. We have some in Vancouver posted on these forums, but not this showy.
    IMG_0866.jpg (1600×1200) (kankou-shimane.com)
     
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    How about this for a beautiful red, the picture doesn't do it justice really. It's a Pavonia, don't know the Latin name sorry, that came from some free bulbs I was given, only downside is it only lasted for a day. Hopefully the rest of the pot will bloom soon.
    IMG_20210713_085439.jpg IMG_20210713_085427.jpg
     
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    Ooh! Yes, I would count those, though the jury's out if my kids will. ;) The green (chartreuse) zinnia are lovely.

    Pretty! I'll keep my eye out next time we go for a walk. We usually are looking down low, gotta remember to look at the trees too.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Prunus 'Gyoiko' flowers - these are cherry blossoms, so you'll have to remember next year, in April.
     
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    Just to clarify, primary colors are yellow, red and blue.

    Knowing that they do well in our yard, based on volunteers (last two pictures from the spring), I just planted 50 bulbs of Chionodoxa forbesii. The bulbs are relatively inexpensive and small (1-1.5 cm diameter). Fingers crossed for good spring flowering..
    I also planted 100 bulbs of daffodil ‘Dutch Master’ in close proximity for contrast in colors.
     

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