Container Combo with Orange Flowers and Fab Foliage

Orange blooms in varied shapes provide summertime color and are a magnet for hummingbirds and butterflies. These vibrant blooms are framed by foliage plants that have been selected for dramatic form, foliage color, and texture. This collection is perfect for container plantings or could be adapted as an in-ground garden vignette for full sun.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Container, Northwest Eclectic, Tropical
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors
Focus: Mixed Border, Saving Water, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium



Plants In this Combo

Carex testacea

Orange Sedge

Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover, Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Morning Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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Celosia plumosa 'Fresh Look Orange'

Fresh Look Orange Cockscomb

Type: Annual or Biennial, Tender Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun
Zone:

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Treasure Island'

Dwarf Port Orford Cedar

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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Cuphea 'Vermillionaire'

Vermillionaire Firecracker Plant

Type: Annual or Biennial, Tender Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

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Echinacea x 'Balsomcor'

Hot Coral Coneflower

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Heuchera 'Fire Alarm'

Fire Alarm Coral Bells

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Yucca gloriosa 'Bright Star'

Bright Star Yucca

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade, Reflected Heat
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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