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A Long-Lasting Border Idea with Tradescantia and Coleus

Winning Plant Combinations, Plant Combination Ideas, Summer Border Idea


Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting planting idea that will enchant your beds and borders, hanging baskets or containers for months. Bright golden chartreuse and soft red coleus (Solenostemon) are a nice contrast to the striking purple foliage of Purple Heart (Tradescantia purpurea). They create a terrific summer border jostling for your attention week after week. Evergreen perennials in warm winter climates, all these plants can be treated as annuals in cool winter regions.

Easy to grow, low maintenance, most plants are recipients of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Garden Information

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Hanging Baskets , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 24, H1, H2
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Hanging Baskets , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Solenostemon - Coleus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tradescantia - Spiderworts


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