Annual Planter Recipes

How to Create Your Own Combination Planters

Its easy to design & build your own combination planters using our Planter Recipe list below. When creating your own combination planter, the optimal arrangement contains:

Thriller Plant: These tall and striking plants are placed in the center or the back of the container and often lead as the focal point of your arrangement.

Spiller Plant: We recommend using at least one spiller plant. These varieties "spill" over the pot's edge creating a dramatic waterfall of color.

Filler Plant: We recommend using filler plants fill cover all the nooks and crannies between your Thrillers and Spillers to complete your arrangement.

Tips for Designing a Combination Planter

Use a mix of different varieties for texture and contrasting color etc.  The total quantity will depend on container size. See our suggested combinations to determine how many plants for sizes you'll need for a 12" to 18" container. Our Planter Recipes are broken down by sun to part sun and shade to part shade. You will notice some plants will work in all exposures.

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12" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Plum Wine"

  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Pomegranate Punch Calibrachoa
  • Versa White Bacopa
  • Licorice Splash Helichrysum
  • Really Red Petunia
  • Royal Plum Wine Verbena
329VER012

Verbena, Superbena Royale Plum Wine, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUP005A

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Really Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL005A

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Pomegranate Punch, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HEL004-1

Helichrysum, Licorice Splash, 4.33-Inch Pot

Ruby Slipper Coleus
Color Code: 7427c
BFP 2017, #14154
Bloom, Vegetative
05.15 Arroyo Grande, Mark Widhalm
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Coleus, Ruby Slipper, 4.33-Inch Pot

102BAC003

Bacopa, Versa White, 4.33-Inch Pot

"Honey Mix"

  • Archangel Coral Angelonia
  • Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa
  • Honey Petunia
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Magadi White Compact Lobelia
329VER011

Verbena, Superbena Peachy Keen, 4.33-Inch Pot

Supertunia Honey Annual Flower - honey golden yellow petunia

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Honey, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL009A

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Tropical Sunrise, 4.33-Inch Pot

329LOB002

Lobelia, Magadi Compact White, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL010

Coleus, FlameThrower Chipotle, 4.33-Inch Pot

329ANG004

Angelonia, Archangel Coral, 4.33-Inch Pot

"Mezoo Mix"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Licorice Lemon Helichrysum
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Firehouse Lavender Verbena
  • Grape Punch Calibrachoa
  • Mezoo Trailing Red Dorotheanthus
329LYS002

Dorotheanthus, Mezoo Trailing Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

102SUP016

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Bordeaux, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HEL003

Helichrysum, Lemon Licorice, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL015

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Grape Punch, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER001

Verbena, Firehouse Lavender, 4.33-Inch Pot

4708GRS08

Cyperus, Isocladus Grass Dwarf, 5-Inch Pot

"Sky Rocket Mix"

  • Sky Rocket Grass
  • Burgundy Wedding Train Coleus
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa
  • Large Lilac Blue Verbena
  • Red Calibrachoa
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia
329VER014

Verbena, Superbena Large Lilac Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL006A

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CHO001

Petunia, Supercal Petchoa Carmel Yellow, 4.33-Inch Pot

102LYS001

Lysimachia Creeping Jenny, Goldilocks, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL006

Coleus, Burgundy Wedding Train, 4.33-Inch Pot

4708PEN04

Pennisetum, Sky Rocket Fountain Grass, 5-Inch Pot

12" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Electric Lime"

  • Electric Lime Coleus
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca White Begonia
  • English Ivy Hedra
  • Neon Pink Impatiens
329TOR002

Torenia, Catalina Midnight Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HED001

Hedera, English Ivy, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL004A

Coleus, Electric Lime, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN002

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Neon Pink, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-white

Begonia, Nonstop Mocca White, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Carneval

Begonia, Carneval, 4.5-Inch Pot

"Carneval Mix"

  • Blue Mohawk Grass
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Pink Candy Impatiens
  • Gilded Grape Torenia
329TOR001

Torenia, Catalina Gilded Grape, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HYP001

Hypoestes, Hippo Rose, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL010

Coleus, FlameThrower Chipotle, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN008

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Pink Candy, 4.33-Inch Pot

Begonia-Carneval

Begonia, Carneval, 4.5-Inch Pot

4708GRS06

Juncus, Blue Mohawk Soft Rush Grass, 5-Inch Pot

"Torenia Mix"

  • Unplugged So Blue Salvia
  • Burgundy Wedding Train Coleus
  • Dark Britt Begonias
  • Fire Red impatiens
  • White Linen Torenia
  • Mocca Deep Orange Begonias
329TOR004

Torenia, Catalina White Linen, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SAL003

Salvia, Unplugged So Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL006

Coleus, Burgundy Wedding Train, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN001

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Fire Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-deep-orange

Begonia, Nonstop Mocca Deep Orange, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Dark-Britt

Begonia, Dark Britt, 4.5-Inch Pot

"Special Effects"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Special Effects Coleus
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Clara Begonia
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • English Ivy Hedra
329COLE003

Coleus, Special Effects, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HED001

Hedera, English Ivy, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN001

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Fire Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-deep-salmon

Begonia, Nonstop Deep Salmon, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Clara

Begonia, Clara, 4.5-Inch Pot

4708GRS08

Cyperus, Isocladus Grass Dwarf, 5-Inch Pot

14" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Lady Godiva"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Lady Godiva Orange Calendula
  • Le Freak Coleus
  • Golidlocks Lysimachia
  • Honey Petunia
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
329VER011

Verbena, Superbena Peachy Keen, 4.33-Inch Pot

Supertunia Honey Annual Flower - honey golden yellow petunia

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Honey, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CLD001

Calendula, Lady Godiva Orange, 4.33-Inch Pot

102LYS001

Lysimachia Creeping Jenny, Goldilocks, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL019-1

Coleus, Le Freak, 4.33-Inch Pot

4708CAN03

Canna, Cannova Orange Shades, 5-Inch Pot

"Heart Breaker"

  • Rockin Fuchsia Salvia
  • Tropical Sunrise Calibrachoa
  • Heartbreaker Coleus
  • Fiberoptic Grass
  • Vista Silverberry Petunia
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa
  • Firehouse Red Verbena
Supertunia Vista Silverberry - a light, silvery-pink petunia with hot pink center veins.

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Vista Silverberry, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SAL002

Salvia, Rockin’ Fuchsia, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL009A

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Tropical Sunrise, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CHO001

Petunia, Supercal Petchoa Carmel Yellow, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER003

Verbena, Firehouse Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL002

Coleus, Heartbreaker, 4.33-Inch Pot

4708GRS05

Isolepsis, Fiber Optic Grass, 5-Inch Pot

"Blue Moon"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Versa White Bacopa
  • Bee Alive Bidens
  • Blue Moon Punch Calibrachoa
  • Licorice Lemon Helichrysum
  • Vista Bubblegum Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena
329VER007

Verbena, Superbena Royale Iced Cherry, 4.33-Inch Pot

Supertunia Vista Bubblegum, bright pink petunia.

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Vista Bubblegum, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HEL003

Helichrysum, Lemon Licorice, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL013

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Blue Moon Punch, 4.33-Inch Pot

102BAC003

Bacopa, Versa White, 4.33-Inch Pot

329BID002

Bidens, Bee Alive, 4.33-Inch Pot

"Diamond Frost"

  • Bronze Scarlet Canna
  • Double Chiffon Calibrachoa
  • Flame Thrower Chili Pepper Coleus
  • Diamond Frost Euphorbia
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Really Red Petunia
  • Firehouse Lavender Verbena
329SUP005A

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Really Red, 4.33-Inch Pot

102SUP016

Petunia hybrid, Supertunia Bordeaux, 4.33-Inch Pot

329EUP002

Euphorbia, Diamond Frost, 4.33-Inch Pot

329CAL007

Calibrachoa hybrid, Superbells Double Chiffon, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER001

Verbena, Firehouse Lavender, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL010

Coleus, FlameThrower Chipotle, 4.33-Inch Pot

14" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Miss Clara"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Carneval Begonia
  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Orange Impatiens
  • Clara Begonia
  • Solar Power Lime
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia
329LOB003

Lobelia, Laguna Sky Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

Ruby Slipper Coleus
Color Code: 7427c
BFP 2017, #14154
Bloom, Vegetative
05.15 Arroyo Grande, Mark Widhalm
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Coleus, Ruby Slipper, 4.33-Inch Pot

329IPO003A

Ipomoea, Sweet Potato Vine, SolarPower Lime, 4.33-Inch Pot

Begonia-Carneval

Begonia, Carneval, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Clara

Begonia, Clara, 4.5-Inch Pot

4708GRS08

Cyperus, Isocladus Grass Dwarf, 5-Inch Pot

"Spotlight"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Orange Impatiens
  • Special Effects Coleus
  • Mocca Deep Orange Begonia
  • Spotlight Black Heart Ipomea
  • Magadi Blue Compact Lobelia
  • Carneval Begonia
329IPO008

Ipomoea, Spotlight Black Heart, 4.33-Inch Pot

329LOB001

Lobelia, Magadi Compact Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COLE003

Coleus, Special Effects, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-deep-orange

Begonia, Nonstop Mocca Deep Orange, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Carneval

Begonia, Carneval, 4.5-Inch Pot

4708CAN03

Canna, Cannova Orange Shades, 5-Inch Pot

"Blitz"

  • Dragon Wing Red Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Mocca Red
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Blitz Begonia
329TOR002

Torenia, Catalina Midnight Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HYP001

Hypoestes, Hippo Rose, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-red

Begonia, Nonstop Mocca Red, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Blitz

Begonia, Blitz, 4.5-Inch Pot

1100684-BG4

Begonia, Dragon Wing Red, 5-Inch Pot

"French Quarter"

  • French Quarter Coleus
  • Dark Britt Begonia
  • Orchid Impatiens
  • Licorice Splash Helichrysum
  • Diamond Frost Euphoribia
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia
  • Mocca Yellow Begonias
329EUP002

Euphorbia, Diamond Frost, 4.33-Inch Pot

329HEL004-1

Helichrysum, Licorice Splash, 4.33-Inch Pot

102LYS001

Lysimachia Creeping Jenny, Goldilocks, 4.33-Inch Pot

329COL012

Coleus, French Quarter, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN004

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Orchid, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-yellow

Begonia, Nonstop Mocca Yellow, 4.5-Inch Pot

16" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Sunray"

  • Mysty Salvia
  • Double Blue Calibrachoa
  • Firehouse White Verbena
  • Sunray Pink Petchoa
  • Lemon Ball Sedum
  • Varigated Plectranthus
  • Carmel Yellow Petchoa

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"Night Sky"

  • Red Shades Canna
  • Red Calibrachoa
  • Burgundy Wedding Train
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia
  • Night Sky Petunia
  • Large Lilac Blue Verbena
  • Vista Snowdrift Petunia

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"Lovie Dovie"

  • Orange Shades Canna
  • Lemon Slice Calibrachoa
  • Ruby Punch Coleus
  • Heat It Up Yellow Gaillardia
  • Licorice Helichrysum
  • Lovie Dovie Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena

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"Miss Lilac"

  • Blue Mohawk Grass
  • Royal Velvet Petunia
  • Lemon Coral Sedum
  • Miss Lilac Calibrachoa
  • Violet Ice Verbena
  • Magadi White Compact Lobelia
  • Dark Violet Picotee

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16" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Heart of Jungle"

  • Heart of Jungle Colocasia
  • Special Effect Coleus
  • Blitz Begonias
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Sweetheart Lime Ipomea
  • Magadi Blue Compact Lobelia
  • Royal Magenta Impatiens

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"Laguna Mix"

  • Bronze Scarlet Canna
  • Netja Dark Begonia
  • Hippo Rose Hypoestes
  • Mocca White Begonia
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Sweetheart Jet Black Ipomea
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia

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"Goldilocks" For Shade

  • Red Shades Canna
  • Valentine Red Begonia
  • Fire Red Impatiens
  • Goldilocks Lysimachia
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Special Effect Coleus

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"Sweetheart" for Shade

  • Yellow Canna
  • Ruby Slipper Coleus
  • Sweetheart Lime Ipomea
  • Salmon Deep Begonia
  • Neon Pink Impatiens
  • Gilded Grape Torenia
  • Carneval Begonia
329TOR001

Torenia, Catalina Gilded Grape, 4.33-Inch Pot

329IPO009

Ipomoea, Sweet Potato Vine, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime, 4.33-Inch Pot

Ruby Slipper Coleus
Color Code: 7427c
BFP 2017, #14154
Bloom, Vegetative
05.15 Arroyo Grande, Mark Widhalm
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Coleus, Ruby Slipper, 4.33-Inch Pot

329SUN002

Impatiens, SunPatiens Compact Neon Pink, 4.33-Inch Pot

begonia-deep-salmon

Begonia, Nonstop Deep Salmon, 4.5-Inch Pot

Begonia-Carneval

Begonia, Carneval, 4.5-Inch Pot

4708CAN06

Canna, Cannova Yellow, 5-Inch Pot

19" Planter Combinations - Sun to Part Sun

"Pina Colada"

  • Isocladus Dwarf Grass
  • Gold Butterfly Argyranthemum
  • Grape Punch Calibrachoa
  • Flame Thrower Chipotle Coleus
  • Mezoo Trailing Red Dorotheanthus
  • Vista Fuschia Petunia
  • White Petunia
  • Royal Pina Colada Lantana
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329VER014

Verbena, Superbena Large Lilac Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER013

Verbena, Superbena Dark Blue, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER012

Verbena, Superbena Royale Plum Wine, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER011

Verbena, Superbena Peachy Keen, 4.33-Inch Pot

329VER010

Verbena, Superbena Royale Chambray, 4.33-Inch Pot

"Dynamo"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Overy Easy Calibrachoa
  • Pinkplosion Coleus
  • Licorice Splash Helichysum
  • Dynamo Red Geranium
  • Dark Blue Verbena
  • Vista Fuchsia Petunia
  • Lucky Rose Sunrise Lantana

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"Bloomify"

  • Dragon Wing Red Begonia
  • Kong Rose Coleus
  • Bloomify Red Lantana
  • Vista Bubblegum Petunia
  • Royal Iced Cherry Verbena
  • Miss Lilac Calibrachoa
  • Royal Velvet Petunia
  • Dreamsicle Calibrachoa

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"Bordeaux"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Dwarf Marguerite Ipomea
  • Coleosaurus Coleus
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Lucky Peach Lantana
  • Evening Star Calibrachoa
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Vista Paradise Petunia

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19" Planter Combinations - Shade to Part Shade

"Ruby Slipper"

  • Cannova Rose Canna
  • Dwarf Marguerite Ipomea
  • Coleosaurus Coleus
  • Bordeaux Petunia
  • Lucky Peach Lantana
  • Evening Star Calibrachoa
  • Peachy Keen Verbena
  • Vista Paradise Petunia

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"Royal Magenta"

  • Yellow Canna
  • Kong Rose Coleus
  • Dwarf Marguerite
  • Mocca Yellow Begonia
  • Royal Magenta Impatiens
  • Diamond Frost Euphorbia
  • Carneval Begonia

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"Coffee Cup"

  • Coffee Cups Colocasia
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca Red Begonia
  • Ruby Punch Coleus
  • Midnight Blue Torenia
  • Mocca Red Begonia
  • White Impatiens
  • Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia

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"Mysty Mix"

  • Mysty Salvia
  • Dark Britt Begonia
  • Mocca Yellow Begonia
  • Licorice Helichrysum
  • Rose Deep Impatiens
  • Special Effects Coleus

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