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No blossoms? No problem. Sophisticated combinations of leaf textures and colors supply plenty of drama.
  • Perennials Contained

    The variegated form of Jacob's ladder pairs well wit hthe heucherella's lime foliage. Both can be planted in the shade garden at the end of the season.

    This pot features Polemonium 'Stairway to Heaven' and Heucherella 'Fire Frost.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage
  • Sun-Loving Combo

    Provide a tall dash of color in the garden. The dark purples pick up the accent color in the coleus leaves.

    This pot contains Coleus 'French Quarter,' Alternanthera 'Purple Prince,' and sweet potato vine 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage
  • Bold Contrast

    Cannas are a strong vertical accent for larger pots. Bright chartreuse-color plants provide a bold contrast for the darker leaves and pot while keeping the large container from feeling too heavy. 

    This pot contains canna 'Pretoria,' coleus 'Under the Sea Copper Coral,' coelus 'Ruby Slippers,' coleus 'Hipsters Luca,' and sweet potato vine 'Dwarf Marguerite.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage
  • Monochromatic

    The warm, rusty hues of this combination work great for an autumn display. The finely textured Alternanthera serves as an eye-catching contrast to the other plants. 

    This pot contains Cordyline 'Red Star,' coleus 'FlameThrower Habanero,' and Alternanthera 'Red Threads.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage
  • Mixed Pot of Succulents

    With so many sizes, shapes, and colors to mix and match, succulents offer fun, low-maintenance tabletop displays.

    This pot has sempervivium 'Red Heart,' kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chic Boutique,' echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy,' echeveria 'Black Prince,' and echeveria 'Neon Breakers.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage
  • Color Pops Against Black

    Select a sleek, dark container when combining bright tropical colors. An addded bonus is the croton can be brought indoors at the end of the season as a colorful houseplant. 

    This pot contains oakleaf croton, coleus 'Stained Glassworks Eruption,' coleus 'Pineapple Surprise,' and lysamachia 'Goldilocks.'

    Date Published: May 1, 2018
    Date Updated: May 1, 2018
    Tags: foliage

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