I love choosing plants each season for the urn I display out front of my home. Last fall I opted for plants in shades of purple and black instead of the typical harvest palette of reds, oranges and yellows. I think I still had that container on the brain when I started choosing plants for my summer container combo.
For height, I started with a deep maroon-purple shade of elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta). I thought this plant paired nicely with the red-green foliage of Alternanthera ‘Red Threads’. Both of these plants looked really nice when I held them up to the ‘Floramia Nero’ sweet potato vine, with its purple-green foliage. But here’s where I felt I needed a pop of colour. I chose a few ‘Hula Gold’ calibrachoa plants, which promised peach-coloured blooms with red centres. Peach isn’t usually a colour I would gravitate towards – usually I’m all about shades of pink. All in all, I think I chose an unusual colour combo, but somehow it works. What do you think?