Shrub or periennal that grows in a container - Knowledgebase Question

Edwardsville, Il
Question by dsnyder2584
October 5, 2008
I need a shrub or periennial that has some color to it (preferably purple)that will grow in a large (16

Answer from NGA
October 5, 2008


My first suggestion is a dwarf burning bush. It's a shade tolerant plant with long narrow leaves that turn reddish bronze in the fall. Seeds are pink and flower-like, making it an attractive plant in late summer.

You might also consider a dwarf Nandina (heavenly bamboo) or a Silver Spirea. A good perennial with purple leaves that does well in shade is Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'.

Hope these suggestions are helpful!

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