We already have not-red purple, and not-red violet, and not-red lilac, and not-red lavender.
Now, I give to you not-red no.5: not-red mauve. (See below for not-red soft pink.)
To be clear and certain, lavender is my spirit animal. I mean, if a color could be a spirit animal, that would be mine… I am loving all the purples coming in, but I think I would have planted them elsewhere if I knew the actual colors. Of course, it is a relative to mint, so I imagine I won’t actually be moving them anywhere so much as split beds and making more…
I mean, look at all of this color:
Reminder: this massive patch of bee balm came three 3″ plants last year. (Plants that happened to be marked with an image of red bee balm…)
They never did much last year, but this year is a whole new bag of bees! Our pollinator garden is well under way.