13 Plant Combination Ideas

Try one of these great container arrangement ideas for the home and garden.

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Photo By: Image courtesy of Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd., alexsmithgardendesign.com

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Sun Kissed

An ornamental concrete urn becomes a dazzling showpiece when a combination of echeveria, donkey tail (Sedum morganianum) and thyme adorn the center of the container. 

Stylish Triad

An arrangement of delphinium, geranium and lobelia create pleasing color contrasts in this limestone container with an antique wash.

Complimentary Combo

A dazzling display of Johnny Jump-ups (Viola tricolor) in the foreground backed by a white flowering Pieris make visually compatible companions in a terracotta base.

Coral Stone Family

When it comes to texture and color, it is hard to top a combination of  drought-hardy sedum and echeveria together. This eye-catching medley is given additional visual flair by the coral stone container that houses the collection.

Native Varieties

The Ghost Fern (Athyrium ‘Ghost’), heuchera and selaginella create an alluring tapestry of color and texture in a terracotta container devoted to North American species.

Watts Pot Showcase

'Blushing Bride' hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) provide a simple but elegant visual lure for this white wash cast stone Watts pot.

Kumquat Bookends

A garden bench framed by two fruit filled kumquat trees in cast stone pots provides a lovely photo op, courtesy of Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd.

High and Low

A superb specimen of agave towers over a low-lying ground cover of sedum in this striking contrast of size and shape housed in a terracotta container.

Boxwood Topiary

A terracotta pot makes the ideal base for a show-stopping arrangement of clipped boxwoods with a sedum base.

Step Up to Beauty

Want to add some visual pizzazz to those barren front steps? Why not try a color assortment of Thai basil, Pesto basil, sage and Blue Surfina in assorted containers?

Patio Dynasty

An impressive lineup of American boxwood globes in concrete pots adds a touch of grandeur to an outdoor patio.

Reach For the Sky

Create a focal point for your patio or garden with this striking combination of a compact Thunderhead pine, which tops out at fifteen to twenty feet, and a color weathered terracotta pot.

Nature's Rosette Design

The Twin-Flowered agave (Agave gerniflora) is a versatile accent plant which forms a thick, symmetrical rosette of leaves which are spiky at the tips. The dark green color makes a pleasing contrast against the classic weathered look of a terracotta container from Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd.