A Hero in the Mix

January 22, 2014

Stuck for ideas of what to put together for your inspirational mixed containers? Those living planters of flowers & foliage that inspire your friends and neighbors but take very little time?

Tropicanna Black canna
Tropicanna Black is clearly the “thriller” in this mixed container


Here’s a tip… lead with a hero plant (often called a “thriller”) – something that catches the eye and makes people stop and notice all the other players in the pot. Something like the quart-sized Tropicanna® cannas which work with anything – an ivy to spill at the lip, annuals for flowers, something strappy to add in some texture and then the fabulous canna foliage and more flowers to bring it all together.


To see what’s possible check out these longer pieces on easy ways to create stunning containers!






Containerology 101 – Tips for Gorgeous Long Lasting Pots

Super-Size It: Large Container Gardens in 3 Easy Steps

10 Planter Tips from the Pros

easy container plants

Tropicanna Gold is the hero in this easy-to-create container.


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For free downloadable images to accompany this story, please contact JBrower@TesselaarUSA.com

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