Have the containers you planted in June, started to look a bit tired these last few weeks? We could all use a little inspiration this time of year. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of six ‘Cool Season Superstars‘ that will carry your planters from autumn into the winter.
Heuchera: Evergreen foliage that comes in a rainbow of colors. (Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ pictured here).What’s not to love when it comes to filling your planters?
Coprosma: ‘Evening Glow’ pictured above is one spicy shrub. When you see its luminous foliage at dusk, you’ll agree that it’s aptly named.
Acorus: This is a little workhorse of a grass. Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ stays looking fresh through the winter and adds a lime-colored kick to your planters.
Heather: Blooming or not, their spiky form adds textural interest to any planter. (Calluna vulgaris ‘Red Star’ pictured here)
Euphorbia: These evergreen beauties are champions throughout the winter when other shrubby perennials start to look worn. Pair ‘Ascot Rainbow’ (pictured above) with a mauve winter viola and you’ve got a winning combo.
Carex: Its thin, strappy leaves are an attractive accent to any broad-leaved perennials you might be planting. But don’t take our word for it, browse our gallery of inspiration below.
‘Ascot Rainbow’ euphorbia with a pinky heuchera and a red-edged viola really pops.
Don’t you love how the bright green frills of heuchera contrast here with the dark straps of Mondo grass?
Our thanks to T & L Nursery for their lovely photos. Hopefully we’ve gotten you inspired to try your own fall container combos. For more ideas take a look at our Pinterest board or drop by our store anytime. We love to chat about container design. And don’t forget, we can plant your containers for you as well!