Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Cordyline, Rudbeckia, Artemisia

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A (Centerpiece) = Cordyline, B = Rudbeckia, C = Artemisia

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A (Centerpiece) = Cordyline, B = Rudbeckia, C = Artemisia

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Cordyline, Rudbeckia, Artemisia

We love the understated and complementary colors of this display. The colors work so well together, and are a good alternative for people who don't like over-bright, busy colors. The colors of the flowers are nicely predictable, good for people who don't like surprises come blooming time!

Cordyline forms the centerpiece of this display. Its strong, calming fronds can be obtained in all kinds of green shades. There is also a silvery version, and a rust-red variety if you are looking for something a little different.

The red or yellow flowers, also available in a mango-like orange, Rudbeckia create most of the color in the display. They are like small sunflowers, with wide-reaching, pointy petals. Deep and glorious colors! Very, very appealing and quite predictable performers, so if you are a bit of a control freak about your color selection, then they are a good choice.

The final element is Artemisia. A fern-like, green to silvery-white leaf ties together all the elements. It provides a low-lying anchor of background color for this container gardening display. We really like the way it blends into the background, and unites the other elements of this display.

Please write to us using the Comments link below if you have either tried this arrangement, or have any questions about using these beautiful plants in containers.








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