Join Smithsonian Gardens’ Horticulturists Melanie Pyle and Jill Gonzalez for an online demonstration on how to make creative, beautiful, long-lasting flowering containers. Learn how to use color, texture, and height to create a season-long container for your porch, patio, or balcony.

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Plant List
Remember, containers need to be watered daily and fertilized every other week.

Thillers:

  • Cannas
  • Red Cordyline
  • Caladiums
  • Coleus: tall variety
  • Red Fountain Grass (Pennisteum ‘Rubrum’)
  • Mandevilla
  • Strobilanthes
  • Hibiscus
  • Salvia ‘Amistad’
  • Banana or other like tropical

Spillers:

  • Tradescantia
  • Creeping Jenny
  • Ajuga
  • Sweet Potato Vine
  • Trailing Lantana
  • Trailing Coleus
  • Calibrachoa
  • Petunias
  • Scaevola
  • Evolvulus

Fillers:

  • Lantana
  • Coleus
  • Crossandra
  • New Guinea Impatien
  • Pentas
  • Angelonia
  • Gomphrena
  • Geranium
  • Zinnia
  • Begonia