Container Garden Design: A = Canna , B = Petunia

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: A = Canna , B = Petunia

Pictures of Flowers: A = Canna , B = Petunia

Pictures of Flowers: A = Canna , B = Petunia
They say opposites attract... quite the contrast!

Container Garden Design: A = Canna , B = Petunia

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Daryl Mitchell and Flickr

Canna gives a tropical flare to a two-plant container combination.

It's all about color in this case, bright watermelon pink and electric blue.

A combination such as this one will energize a sunny spot in your patio.

Canna is perennial to USDA zone 7, so you will need to dig out the tubers after the first frosts if you live in colder areas. For a container, you might want to pick a dwarf variety, since canna lily can grow as much as six feet tall.

In this container, canna is under-planted with a gorgeous shade of blue wave petunia. Wave petunia is perfect for containers. It doesn't grow very tall (up to 22 inches for "Tidal Wave", most other varieties are considerably shorter).

They spread and cascade down the sides of the container, making them ideal annuals to grow in pots and hanging baskets. They bloom continuously, and are available in a wide range of colors.

Petunias are heavy feeders, so remember to keep them fertilized throughout the summer with a specific fertilizer formula for blooming plants (Bloom Buster liquid fertilizer).Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.

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