Chartreuse Plants to Make Your Property Memorable.

Mind Cafe has a little article about the mind that, interestingly, claims that Chartreuse is the most memorable color.  Far more so than red.   In fact, this story stated that in many places emergency vehicles are even being re-painted in chartreuse.  I am remembering this because it is one of my favorite colors in the garden.  Almost a year ago Accent Home and Garden Magazine published this cover and I have remembered it ever since (perhaps because the planting is strong on the chartreuse?)

Accent Home and garden magazine cover march april 2008

This is what I want the front of my house to look like….all I have to do is add the plants, and paint my windows white.

But this got me thinking…if you have a house to sell and you want your place to stick out in buyers minds, perhaps chartreuse is the best color for plantings.   Or if you want to make your destination memorable (i.e. a hotel or restaurant) – make your property stick out with eye-catching chartreuse.   Here are some of my favorite chartreuse plants.

Chartreuse Plants to Make Your Property Memorable.
1. Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’, 2. Dazzling foliage of Coleus ‘Careless Love’, 3. Chartreuse Snowballs, 4. Sambucus Racemosa (Sutherland Gold) AKA Cut Leaf Elder, 5. Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit, 6. Sweet potato vine, 7. Spiraea bumalda ‘Goldflame’ Spirea, 8. Hosta ‘Cracker Crumbs’ —, 9. Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ (creeping jenny), 10. Day 64/366: Some Kind of Freaky Euphorbia, 11. Alchemilla Mollis (Lady’s Mantle), 12. Hosta “June”

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. Emily on February 19, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Great article! I personally like this Chartreuse color since my childhood days. This brain habits article is cool too. Thanks to sharing.

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