Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What’s Hot in Containers This Summer

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM

One of my favorite colors is purple!

Summer Purples
  • Kara Smith of The Contained Gardener
  • Summer Purples

This summer, I have been planting a more simple design plan. It has been fun using purple in this arrangement – but now you need to think – what color is purple??? There are pink purples (gomphrena) and blue purples (blue salvia) and frankly, I do not think the two different families of purple go well together but it can grow on me!

Here is a list of purples that are working well in pots in the heat

Annuals:
Gomphrena (Buddy and Gnome)
Blue Salvia
Lisianthus (watch over watering)
Vinca (there is some lilac and lavender)
Pentas
Neurembergia (Purple Robe)
Osteospernum

Perennials:

Scabiosa
Scaevola
Navajo Salvia
Angelonia
Calibrachoa – does best in morning sun only
Verbena
Heliotrope Blue (shade)
Lavender – low water

If you want to add another color – try choosing from one of these:

See How These Colors Might POP
  • See How These Colors Might "POP"

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