Last fall, I went for a sombre, purple palette in my annual autumn container. This year, I thought I’d liven things up with warmer hues. As I wheeled my cart into the local nursery, a gorgeous, orangey-red coneflower called ‘Sombrero Hot Coral’ caught my eye and became the focal point of my container design.
It took forever to pull all the plants together because there were so many possibilities to choose from, but I finally ended up with the following plants for my container:
- Sedum ‘Sunsparkler Lime Zinger’
- Sage (hiding in the centre)
- Chrysanthemum (it’s just a standard fall ornamental with no label)
- Heuchera micranthus ‘Palace Purple’ (this one I had already purchased at a plant sale)
- Button bush ‘Sugar Shack’
- Red Baron Japanese blood grass
- Ajuga (this I dug out of my lawn. It’s a terrible spreader!)
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The best part about this container is I’m going to pop the perennials into a sheltered spot in my garden so I can enjoy them in my perennial beds next year.
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