A Heuchera And Caladium Container

IMG 2627 A Heuchera And Caladium Container

Container gardens don’t always have to feature endless rotations of flowers, a bright collage of leafy foliage works just as well!

For this container in partial sun and shade I chose to use a few Caladium, Heuchera, and Lobelia plants, to add light and texture to an open patio corner.  Heuchera is gaining in popularity as a container plant, particularly when it is layered into a garden with several different colors.  For this container I used ‘Black Beauty,’ and ‘Caramel’ Heuchera to contrast each other.   The Caladium colors I used where ‘Pink Beauty’ and ‘White Christmas,’ and over the course of the season they should grow to be very large, and regal, making tall centerpieces in this container.

The light blue flower spilling over the edge of the pot is Lobelia erinus, which is a solid selection for any warm weather container when you need flowers, and a ground cover in one plant.

Annuals or Perennials:

This container idea has a mix of annuals and perennials.  Heuchera (Coral Bells), are perennial, and can withstand almost any climate.  Lobelia, and Caladium are annuals, which can last only a few seasons in cooler climates, though they can be brought indoors for the winter to save for another year.

For tips on when and how to protect your outdoor Caladium, and when to move outdoor Caladium plants inside, follow the link to my article on specific tips for preserving this great annual!

IMG 2628 A Heuchera And Caladium Container

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