'Black Magic' Elephant Ears (Colocasia): 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'.
'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.