Cool down with cool color
By: Garden Gate staff
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Cool fall color
In fall, changing foliage puts on bright, eye-catching displays, but the color doesn’t have to stop there!
This combo is great for relaxing, featuring soothing cool colors, such as shades of purple, green and blue. With all this color, you can celebrate the end of the growing season with some of the most brilliant shows of the year.
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This low-maintenance combo does best in part shade, where you won’t have to worry about staying on top of too many tasks, aside from watering — these plants like evenly moist soil.
A – Wizard™ Pineapple coleus (Solenostemon) Tender perennial; lavender-blue flowers from late summer to frost; yellow-green foliage; part to full shade; 12 to 14 in. tall, 10 to 12 in. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1
B – ‘Blue Mist’ bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis) Shrub; blue flowers from late summer to fall; full sun; 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 8 to 1
C – Diamond Frost® euphorbia (Euphorbia hypericifolia) Tender perennial; white flowers from spring through frost; full sun to part shade; 12 to 18 in. tall, 8 to 18 in. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 10 to 12, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1
D – ‘Prelude Pink’ wax begonia (Begonia semperflorens) Tender perennial; pink flowers from late spring through frost; full sun to part shade; 6 to 8 in. tall, 8 to 10 in. wide; cold-hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11, heat-tolerant in AHS zones 12 to 1