Spice up your Containers with ‘Cool Season Superstars’

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.

perennials/garden-spot-nursery(imgs. courtesy of T& L Nursery)

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.


(imgs. courtesy of T & L Nursery)

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.

red and blue planters/garden-spot-nursery

blue planter/garden-spot-nursery

heuchera planter/garden-spot-nursery

‘Ascot Rainbow’ euphorbia with a pinky heuchera and a red-edged viola really pops.

mum planter/garden-spot-nursery

close-up mum planter/garden-spot-nursery

Don’t you love how the bright green frills of heuchera contrast here with the dark straps of Mondo grass?

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euphorbia-up-close/garden-spot-nurseryWe find it hard to resist these purple-leaved euphorbias. And Lonicera nitida ‘Lemon Beauty’ with it’s lime-edged leaves makes a stunning container plant.

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!


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