What is “Gemini Hair”?
It is a colorful, astrology-inspired look that has hair dyed in two different, contrasting colors. One color can be one’s natural color with a vibrant, bold color as the second. Or, it can be two bold colors side-by-side. Or why not gray on one side with black or brown on the other? Any way you go, it’s certainly a fashion statement.
Not daring enough to try the “Gemini” look on your hair? Then why not in your garden?
There are many flowers and plants with bold colorations on their leaves and petals. The below examples are but a few that you can try in your yard or garden to spice things up and jump onto this trendy look.
“Gemini” Colored Annuals
Tall, bushy, and prolific, Incredible! Swirl is a quick and easy grower that draws an abundance of butterflies and bees. Planted in mass, the blooms are a feast for the eyes and make a showstopping display that is sure to delight. An excellent choice for a pollinator garden or cut flower garden.
This sun-loving annual is fantastic for gardens, landscapes, and planters. The daisy-like flowers come in multiple bright eye-popping colors that add zest to gardens and landscapes. Gardeners and landscapers appreciate its heat and drought tolerance.
A breeding breakthrough allows this all-new tradescantia to maintain heavy white variegation while still supporting vigorous growth. An excellent selection for small pots and hanging baskets, as well as an eye-popping combination item. It maintains fantastic performance as a house plant in winter months!
“Gemini” Colored Annuals – Petunias rise to the trend!
The deep-violet blooms, looped with a distinctive white rim make the new RIMarkable™ Petunia truly remarkable. RIMarkable features a mounding and trailing habit that makes it a perfect addition to larger hanging baskets and container combos.
Step right up to thrilling color! Dynamic petunias with unique flower color and pattern. Great habits for a fun addition to hanging baskets and patio containers. The two-toned colors are fun and eye-catching and pair well with many different annual and perennial plants.
Shock Wave® Purple Tie Dye is a playful spreading petunia with a purple-blue and white bicolor pattern. Each bloom is as unique as an artist’s brush stroke. The random, variable color will blanket hanging baskets with masses of petite, high-impact flowers.
This bicolor novelty has hot purple blooms with a stable star pattern in each flower. It has a compact, mounded habit that will work well in hanging baskets, planters, and landscapes. Our Surfinia petunias are 30 years old and we are getting the party started with Purple Starshine!
Heavenly Amethyst Burst petunias are beautiful light purple blooms with dark throats that are perfect for containers, hanging baskets, and landscapes. Surfinia petunias are known for their strong garden performance, endless flowering, and excellent rain resistance.
Enchanted Sky features both a hazy white star and a sky pattern backed in a cheery pink flower color which adds a different color to your summer annuals. The Headliner series is known for its mounded, medium-vigor habit perfect for impactful hanging baskets.
“Gemini” Colored Houseplants
One of the most exciting new varieties of this tried-and-true houseplant we’ve seen, Cool Beauty features leaves variegated both with creamy centers and crisp white edges. It’s a dwarf variety, so it stays full and compact, too — perfect for your favorite desk or tabletop.
A striking houseplant in the aroid family (related to Pothos, Philodendron, and Monstera) that features arrow-shaped leaves boldly variegated with silver stripes. The leaves grow bigger and even more eye-catching as the plant matures!
This award-winning plant offers just about everything you could ask for — it’s easy to grow, features dramatic variegated foliage, and fits in with any decor style. White Aspen Dracaena features green leaves broadly edged in creamy white, making it a standout in every houseplant collection.
“Gemini” Colored Perennials – Gaillardia lend themselves naturally to this coloration!
Fiery reds and yellow pinwheel blooms create an unforgettable show against gray-green foliage. The compact mounding habit makes it the perfect small-space addition to a container planting, border, bed, or cut flower garden. Hardy to zone 5.
Gaillardia x grandiflora
Cheery colorful flowers in sunshine yellow with bright cherry red centers. Flowering continuously from early spring. Compact rounded habit 12′ x 12″. Great for easy summer containers and mass planting in the garden border.
“Gemini” Colored Hosta – Their leaves often sport this Gemini-style coloration!
A majestic, variegated large hosta that will capture the hearts of any gardener who showcases it in their garden. Medium green, heart-shaped leaves have white centers and light green intermediate streaking between the center and margin. The contrast between the margin and the center is dramatic and refined.
The striking leaves of the White Feathered Hosta stand straight up and point to the sky. In early summer to early fall, you will get beautiful, bell-shaped, lavender flowers to attract butterflies to your garden! This truly is a stunning addition to any shady border to brighten your garden!
Starting out green in the spring, this incredible hosta begins to show a blush of red color from tip to base. As the season wanes, the rich green hue will return. The red blush will persist longer in Northern gardens. In summer, purple blooms enrich the scene with contrasting color.
What do you think? Are you going to bring the “Gemini Hair” trend to your garden?
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