What to plant in my border - Knowledgebase Question

Methuen, MA
Avatar for brilan4
Question by brilan4
March 26, 2007
I have a large patio with a stone planter that borders half of it. I plant cana lily plants in each corner and in the middle. These beautiful plants provide broad leafy color and I love them. The question I have is what is a good tropical or colorful plant I can plant between the cana lily? I tried gladiolas last year but the just got to tall and fell over and didn't provide the fill in width I desired. Any suggustions that would work well with the cana lily? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
March 26, 2007
For a lush, tropical look, how about planting coleus? These annual plants grow wonderfully well in the shade and if you pinch them back when they're young, they'll branch out and develop lots of colorful leaves.


You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Visual_Botanics and is called "Orange Belted Bumblebee"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.