Way Hot
Proven Winners
Sycamore, IL

Photo by: Proven Winners.

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic':  Big tropical leaves. Goes with almost anything in a container. Perennial in mild climates.

Calibrachoa Million Bells®: Great in containers or hanging baskets, good mixer. Flowers like tiny petunias, in white, blue, pink, yellow and other colors. Long bloom, hardy in mild climates, very heat tolerant. Look for new series Super Bells®.

Scaevola aemula Blue Wonder®: Trailing habit made for hanging basket. Long blooming.

Sutera cordata (bacopa): Tiny leaves and flowers in blue, white, salmon, pink. Blooms in shade, "doesn't look exhausted by September." (Davis) Favorites: 'Breeze Indigo', 'Breeze Upright Lavender', 'Giant Snowflake'.

Coleus 'Inky Fingers': Irresistible foliage plant with dainty palmlike leaves. "Diminutive scale belies sturdy robust demeanor." (Cooper)

Supertunia® Series (pictured): "I love their spreading habits and free-flowering character." (Walheim)

Brugmansia 'Snowbank': Among many wonderful angel's trumpets—never failing to evoke the tropics—this stands out. "Awesome in a container, huge, fragrant, dangling apricot flowers in amazing profusion. The most beautiful variegated foliage." (Heims) Zones 8-9; annual in cold climates.

Tropicanna Gold Canna: Like yellow-and-green striped banana leaves. "Beautiful with Solar coleus in a whiskey barrel." (Fell) Zones 7-10.

'Black Beauty': Dark maroon, ruffled leaves.  Airy pink flowers.

Free NewsletterSign up for weekly gardening inspiration and design tips

Join thousands of design-conscious readers for exclusive offers, gardening inspiration and innovative design solutions for enjoying outdoor spaces.

*Name: *Email:

* Required Fields
We will never sell or distribute your email to any other parties or organizations.

More about the newsletter

Come on a journey with us! Explore amazing gardens, view beautiful plants, and gain insights from the world’s best designers. Click on the issue to preview its contents.

Autumn 2015 - Issue 192Autumn 2015 - Issue 192

To order a print copy of a past issue, click here.

Swipe to view slides
Follow Us Garden Design Magazine Facebook Garden Design Magazine Twitter Garden Design Magazine Google Plus Garden Design Magazine Pinterest Garden Design Magazine Instagram