Monrovia Shares Fall Planter Combination Inspiration
Spring may get all the fanfare, but the fall landscape has its own sense of style, color, and excitement. As your summer color fades, independent garden centers can offer their customers some new energy with unexpected combination containers.
“Pairing unexpected color and texture with your traditional fall décor gives you an opportunity to create something really special this year,” says Katie Tamony, chief marketing officer at Monrovia. “These upgraded looks are an investment in your future garden. Fall is a great time to plant, and unlike traditional fall annuals, perennials, grasses, and shrubs added now continue to bring you joy next spring.”
Here are a few unexpected plant combinations to inspire your container offerings.
Unique Color and Eye-Catching Movement
The summer blooms of FloralBerry Hypericum give way to bright, colorful berries in the fall. These unique shrubs are compact and easy-to-grow, taking your containers to the next level. This combination matches Monrovia’s FloralBerry Rosé with Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia, drawing out warm peach and rustic red fall colors. The Ginger Love Fountain Grass adds movement and color with splashy, red plumes that last through the winter.
Unexpected Form and Bright Color
The dramatic shape and glowing color of Captain Solo Calla Lily commands attention in fall containers. Paired with the bright-edged foliage of Ice Dance Japanese Sedge, this combination adds an easy splash of color for an impressive container or landscape design. The long-lasting blooms of Monrovia’s exclusive Captain Calla Lily series are also great cut flowers, perfect for fall bouquets and tablescapes. These Callas are frost tender perennials, but if you live in a cold climate, they can be overwintered indoors.
Falling for Foliage
Fall is all about foliage, but that doesn’t mean you have to be predictable when creating combinations.
“Heuchera may just be the perfect fall container plant,” says Georgia Clay, new plants manager at Monrovia. “The large, bold colored leaves add a striking, jewel-like quality to containers and landscape garden spaces too. Your eye is drawn to the intense foliage color.” There are so many options, from deep, dark plums and ruby reds to bronzy caramels and bright, warm golds. This combination brings together the coppery hues of Brilliance Autumn Fern with crimson tipped foliage of Red-Leafed Mukdenia. The design is accented with the honey-colored, ruffly leaves of Northern Exposure Amber Heuchera.