It’s simple to create an inviting landscape with long-lasting shrubs and colorful accent perennials. Petite Purple Daydream Loropetalum retains its color all year, plus it is drought tolerant—perfect for containers and borders. Try this simple container garden formula to create welcoming entry or porch containers.
Thriller: Kudo Pink™ Scabiosa or other perennial color
Thrillers add height and drama to the planting. They can be placed at the center or back of the container, depending on the viewing angle. Both foliage and flowering plants work well as thrillers.
Filler: White Blush EnduraScape™ Verbena
Filler plants tend to have a mounding or rounded form that fills up the center of the container. Place fillers between the thriller and spiller in the container.
Spiller: Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum
Spillers are placed at the edges and/or front of a container and spill over the edge, carrying the design downward.
Here are two basic designs for a “Thriller-Filler-Spiller” container planting, arranging plants according to the intended viewing angle.
Tip: Repeat Colors!
Repetition of color is a technique used to unite elements in a planting or container design. When using repetition of color, incorporate different tints and shades.
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