This is a container I put together for my parents’ house. It sits next to their front door, under a north-facing overhang. If you live in a mild climate, all of these plants will do fine this time of year, otherwise, file this one away for Spring.
A — Spotted Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)
B — Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguinea)
C — Cut-Leafed Daisy (Brachyscome multifida)
This was a pretty simple pot to put together. There is one thriller (the Coral Bells), one filler (the Daisy) and one spiller (the Spotted Deadnettle). If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of planting more than one plant in a pot, I think three plants is the way to go. When I was picking these three, I wanted to have three plants with different characteristics to make a rather simple pot more interesting. The Deadnettle has variegated foliage, the Daisy has finely textured, feathery leaves and small white flowers, and the Coral Bells has deep purple, ruffled leaves. I wouldn’t have selected three plants with very similar foliage color or texture, for example.
The pot will be a bit more dramatic, and have some nice height when the Coral Bells flowers. They have tall spikes covered in bell-shaped flowers. The one I planted in this pot has pale pink flowers. Or at least, it is supposed to have pale pink flowers! I guess we’ll see next year when it flowers.