Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A = Creeping Jenny, B= Impatiens, C = Swallowtail Coleus

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: A = Creeping Jenny, B= Impatiens, C = Swallowtail Coleus

Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus

This container gardening design is a great one for people who like a more calm, green look in their containers, rather than an outright explosion of color.

The Creeping Jenny also brings life out and over the edge of the container. This is a nice addition if you're using the display on a balcony and would like some greenery hanging down, or you'd like the trailing plant vines to hide stains or moss on a patio or flagstone.

The main brightness and focal points are created by the Magenta Impatiens. We really like these because of the dark green leaves, which tone in beautifully with the rest of the green in the display.

Finally, the Swallowtail Coleus brings an elegance to the entire display, taking the height of the container arrangement upwards, which balances out the trailing Creeping Jenny below.

Very easy on the eye, and not at all difficult to recreate yourself. Pretty much any container will do for this arrangement, but square or rectangular ones suit the more sober look of the flowering plants.

Please leave your comments about this arrangement using the Comments link at the bottom of this page.

If you've used any of the three elements in your own arrangement, you can send us a photo and your notes too.








Click to view the previous container gardening idea!Use these buttons to get inspired by other container gardening projects.Click to view the next container gardening idea!

Comments for Container Flower Gardening Ideas: Creeping Jenny, Impatiens, Swallowtail Coleus

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Good
by: ddxw

Check

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Creeping Jenny
by: Anonymous

The greenhouse owner told me to plant creeping jenny where it won't get into other dirt as its stems root really vigorously and it will take over. I was planting a tiered planter and she said put it on the bottom tier or all I will have is creeping jenny in all the tiers. Love its look, though!

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pretty!
by: Anonymous

The impatiens is the New Guinea variety, which can take full sun. The Creeping Jenny is actually a perennial. While it can take sun, it's better in partial sun and it will get crispy if it gets dry. Coleus is shade to part sun (early or late, but not mid day).

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Part Sun container
by: Anonymous

The coleus and the creeping Jenny are part to full sun but the impatien tends to prefer part shade to full shade. I would put this in a part sun location that does not get the hottest mid-afternoon sun.

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sun Needs?
by: Karen

I don't know sunlight needs. Could you state sun, shade or mix?? Lovely ideas tho:)

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Sun or Shade
by: Anonymous

Beautiful containers. Please say for sun or shade

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Pictures of Flowers in Containers.