Perennials are perfect in pots
By: Garden Gate staff
| 1 of 2
Pot up perennials
Perennials aren’t just for beds and borders! You’ve probably added one to a container before. But have you considered putting together an entire combo with perennials? Choosing ones with colorful foliage, like the coral bells at left, will make your container interesting from spring through fall, no matter what’s planted together.
For more tips and to find out which perennials make up this combo, click ahead.
| 2 of 2
Reblooming perennials and ones that bloom for a long time are also great choices for containers.
‘Whiskers Deep Rose’ gaura adds height and has rich pink flowers on upright stems from spring through fall. It’s cold-hardy to USDA zone 6, so you can plant it in the garden in late summer or early fall or treat it as an annual if it’s not hardy where you live.
‘Golden Spring’ madwort grows 6 to 8 inches tall and 12 to 14 inches wide. It blooms in spring, but once it’s finished, you can swap it out with a summer-blooming annual and plant the madwort in a rock garden. Madwort and coral bells are cold-hardy to USDA zone 4.
A – Gaura Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whiskers Deep Rose’
B – Coral bells Heuchera ‘Carnival Cocoa Mint’
C – Coral bells Heuchera ‘Carnival Watermelon’
D – Madwort Alyssum wulfenianum ‘Golden Spring’