Containers forum: What to plant with Coleus?

Views: 248, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Gary
Cincinnati Ohio (Zone 6a)
Image
Gschnettler
Sep 4, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Hello. I put Coleus and Begonias in a pot this year and they played nicely with each other. There was originally a 3rd plant in there too but it was overwhelmed by the other 2. And now I noticed that the Coleus and Begonias are of similar colors. This is my first time planting Coleus and I have been amazed by how big it grew!

I'd like to plant Coleus again next year in the same pot. What do you recommend as a good companion plant, both in terms of complimenting Coleus's colors as well as competing effectively for space?


Thumb of 2016-09-04/Gschnettler/08a945

[Last edited by Gschnettler - Sep 4, 2016 8:27 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1262543 (1)
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
Image
purpleinopp
Sep 4, 2016 2:59 PM CST
How gorgeous!!

Anything that dangles/spills over the sides & also likes the same light exposure should work well. I bring mine inside for winter.
Thumb of 2016-09-04/purpleinopp/22e999

Coleus & Begonias do well at the bottom of taller potted plants.
Thumb of 2016-09-04/purpleinopp/e71ef4


Thumb of 2016-09-04/purpleinopp/48183a

👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Sep 8, 2016 6:49 AM CST
The formula for plant combos in containers i " Thriller (in the middle ) Filler,Spiller.
I have found coleus come is all sizes and shapes.
The website RosyDawn http://www.rosydawngardens.com/ has lists of coleus and what type they are. I place my order early in the year.
I tend to buy the tall ones and it seems a good idea except until now when they overpower the container.
Good fillers are calibrachoa ( superbells) they fill and spill. Wave petunias, pelargonium geraniums. I like certain varieties of trailing coleus as spillers.
Check out the tall Abigail in front of the door.
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/73160c

Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Sep 8, 2016 7:26 AM CST
Gary, Here are my planters. I noticed many more annuals than I originally listed.
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/1d5575
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/ef3f02
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/fec9df
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/e403a0
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/4c465c
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/8069e8
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/10fbac
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/194cc1
Thumb of 2016-09-08/ge1836/73723a

Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Image
Yardenman
Sep 27, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Don't laugh, I would do the same thing next year, but with a different coleus. Coleus and begonias always do well together. Try a brighter coleus. Or add an impatiens.

Thinking more on this , why not mix them? One pot with Coleus and Impatiens, one of Impatiens and Begonias, and one of Begonias and Coleus?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
CarolineScott
Sep 29, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I like blue flowering annuals with coleus.
Lobelia works well.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Containers forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"