Annual Planter Recipes

How to Create Your Own Combination Planters

Its easy to design & build your own combination planters using our Planter Recipe list below. When creating your own combination planter, the optimal arrangement contains:

Thriller Plant: These tall and striking plants are placed in the center or the back of the container and often lead as the focal point of your arrangement.

Spiller Plant: We recommend using at least one spiller plant. These varieties "spill" over the pot's edge creating a dramatic waterfall of color.

Filler Plant: We recommend using filler plants fill cover all the nooks and crannies between your Thrillers and Spillers to complete your arrangement.

Tips for Designing a Combination Planter

Use a mix of different varieties for texture and contrasting color etc.  The total quantity will depend on container size. See our suggested combinations to determine how many plants for sizes you'll need for a 12" to 18" container. Our Planter Recipes are broken down by sun to part sun and shade to part shade. You will notice some plants will work in all exposures.

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12" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Plum Wine"

  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa
  • Versa White Bacopa
  • Licorice Splash Helichrysum
  • Really Red Petunia
  • Royal Plum Wine Verbena

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"Honey Mix"

  • Archangel Coral Angelonia
  • Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa
  • Honey Petunia
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Magadi White Compact Lobelia

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"Mezoo Mix"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Licorice Lemon Helichrysum
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Firehouse Lavender Verbena
  • Grape Punch Calibrachoa
  • Mezoo Trailing Red Dorotheanthus

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"Sky Rocket Mix"

  • Sky Rocket Grass
  • Burgundy Wedding Train Coleus
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa
  • Large Lilac Blue Verbena
  • Red Calibrachoa
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia

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12" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Electric Lime"

  • Electric Lime Coleus
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca White Begonia
  • English Ivy Hedra
  • Neon Pink Impatiens

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"Carneval Mix"

  • Blue Mohawk Grass
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Pink Candy Impatiens
  • Gilded Grape Torenia

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"Torenia Mix"

  • Unplugged So Blue Salvia
  • Burgundy Wedding Train Coleus
  • Dark Britt Begonias
  • Fire Red impatiens
  • White Linen Torenia
  • Mocca Deep Orange Begonias

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"Special Effects"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Special Effects Coleus
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Clara Begonia
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • English Ivy Hedra

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14" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Lady Godiva"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Lady Godiva Orange Calendula
  • Le Freak Coleus
  • Golidlocks Lysimachia
  • Honey Petunia
  • Peachy Keen Verbena

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"Heart Breaker"

  • Rockin Fuchsia Salvia
  • Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa
  • Heartbreaker Coleus
  • Fiberoptic Grass
  • Vista Silverberry Petunia
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa
  • Firehouse Red Verbena

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"Blue Moon"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Versa White Bacopa
  • Bee Alive Bidens
  • Blue Moon Punch Calibrachoa
  • Licorice Lemon Helichrysum
  • Vista Bubblegum Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena

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"Diamond Frost"

  • Bronze Scarlet Canna
  • Double Chiffon Calibrachoa
  • Flame Thrower Chili Pepper Coleus
  • Diamond Frost Euphorbia
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Really Red Petunia
  • Firehouse Lavender Verbena

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14" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Miss Clara"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Orange Impatiens
  • Clara Begonia
  • Solar Power Lime
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia

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"Spotlight"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Orange Impatiens
  • Special Effects Coleus
  • Mocca Deep Orange Begonia
  • Spotlight Black Heart Ipomea
  • Magadi Blue Compact Lobelia
  • Carneval Begonia

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"Blitz"

  • Dragon Wing Red Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Mocca Red
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Blitz Begonia

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"French Quarter"

  • French Quarter Coleus
  • Dark Britt Begonia
  • Orchid Impatiens
  • Licorice Splash Helichrysum
  • Diamond Frost Euphoribia
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia
  • Mocca Yellow Begonias

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16" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Sunray"

  • Mysty Salvia
  • Double Blue Calibrachoa
  • Firehouse White Verbena
  • Sunray Pink Petchoa
  • Lemon Ball Sedum
  • Varigated Plectranthus
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa

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"Night Sky"

  • Red Shades Canna
  • Red Calibrachoa
  • Burgundy Wedding Train
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia
  • Night Sky Petunia
  • Large Lilac Blue Verbena
  • Vista Snowdrift Petunia

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"Lovie Dovie"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Lemon Slice Calibrachoa
  • Ruby Punch Coleus
  • Heat It Up Yellow Gaillardia
  • Licorice Helichrysum
  • Lovie Dovie Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena

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"Miss Lilac"

  • Blue Mohawk Grass
  • Royal Velvet Petunia
  • Lemon Coral Sedum
  • Miss Lilac Calibrachoa
  • Violet Ice Verbena
  • Magadi White Compact Lobelia
  • Dark Violet Picotee

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16" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Heart of Jungle"

  • Heart of Jungle Colocasia
  • Special Effect Coleus
  • Blitz Begonias
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Sweetheart Lime Ipomea
  • Magadi Blue Compact Lobelia
  • Royal Magenta Impatiens

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"Laguna Mix"

  • Bronze Scarlet Canna
  • Netja Dark Begonia
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Mocca White Begonia
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Sweetheart Jet Black Ipomea
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia

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"Goldilocks" For Shade

  • Red Shades Canna
  • Valentine Red Begonia
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Special Effect Coleus

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"Sweetheart" for Shade

  • Yellow Canna
  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Sweetheart Lime Ipomea
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • Neon Pink Impatiens
  • Gilded Grape Torenia
  • Carneval Begonia

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19" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Pina Colada"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Gold Butterfly Argyranthemum
  • Grape Punch Calibrachoa
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Mezoo Trailing Red Dorotheanthus
  • Vista Fuschia Petunia
  • White Petunia
  • Royal Pina Colada Lantana
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"Dynamo"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Overy Easy Calibrachoa
  • Pinkplosion Coleus
  • Licorice Splash Helichysum
  • Dynamo Red Geranium
  • Dark Blue Verbena
  • Vista Fuchsia Petunia
  • Lucky Rose Sunrise Lantana

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"Bloomify"

  • Dragon Wing Red Begonia
  • Kong Rose Coleus
  • Bloomify Red Lantana
  • Vista Bubblegum Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena
  • Miss Lilac Calibrachoa
  • Royal Velvet Petunia
  • Dreamsicle Calibrachoa

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"Bordeaux"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Dwarf Marguerite Ipomea
  • Coleosaurus Coleus
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Lucky Peach Lantana
  • Evening Star Calibrachoa
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Vista Paradise Petunia

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19" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Ruby Slipper"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Dwarf Marguerite Ipomea
  • Coleosaurus Coleus
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Lucky Peach Lantana
  • Evening Star Calibrachoa
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Vista Paradise Petunia

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"Royal Magenta"

  • Yellow Canna
  • Kong Rose Coleus
  • Dwarf Marguerite
  • Mocca Yellow Begonia
  • Royal Magenta Impatiens
  • Diamond Frost Euphorbia
  • Carneval Begonia

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"Coffee Cup"

  • Coffee Cups Colocasia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca Red Begonia
  • Ruby Punch Coleus
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca Red Begonia
  • White Impatiens
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia

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"Mysty Mix"

  • Mysty Salvia
  • Dark Britt Begonia
  • Mocca Yellow Begonia
  • Licorice Helichrysum
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Special Effects Coleus

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