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7 Color Combos That Work for Beautiful Container Gardens

Renee Valdes
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Container with flowers for shade

Gardening in containers is one of the easiest ways to drench your outdoor space with beauty and color. 

Take the guesswork out of container gardening when mixing and matching flowers and foliage. Plant these colorful combinations so you can sit back and enjoy the blooms.

Plant These 7 Colorful container garden Combos


1. Bold and beautiful. This big impact container is made for the sun. This combo of tall, spiky salvia, bright yellow daisies, and purple petunias brings height and color to your container garden that will stand out in your outdoor space. Add creeping jenny for a trailing impact.


Container of flowers

2. Made for shade. Display the eye-catching color combination of lime and fuschia with this container. With fuschia impatiens in front and perilla standing tall in the back, the lime spillers will really stand out. The spillers are ipomoea, also known as ornamental sweet potato vine, and wood rush.


Container of Flowers

3. Shade lovers delight. This container works well in heat and underneath an overhang on your deck, porch or balcony. The bright red begonias add some sizzle and the asparagus fern cascades over like a waterfall of green.

Fill it out with heuchera and a leafy begonia variety such as this Jurassic Green Streak type. Or, you could try other green foliage such as caladiums.


Container of flowers

4. Berry mix. Luscious berry tones with multiple textures make this container a sweet summer treat for the sun, while the tall cyperus gives it movement in the breeze. The container also features angelonia, coleus and petunias. Use a tall urn for these flowers to really stand out. 



5. Pink magic. Build this container now and watch it thrive through hot summer days in the sun. The blush pink and white lantana will flourish, along with the geraniums. Both look dazzling against the taller Juncus, known as soft rush, in the back. Read more about using pink if your garden.


Container of flowers

6. Easy-going cone of flowers. This container spills over with creeping jenny and bursts of yellow lantana, red geranium and green, red and white coleus.


Colorful container of flowers

7. Shady delight. Light up the shade with fuchsia impatiens and red begonias. Then, contrast the flowers with lime-colored ipomoea, or ornamental sweet potato vine, and bi-colored green coleus.


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