tropicanna companion plantings

mrtoad(7b NC)April 22, 2009

in my potager i have 4 of the raised beds are triangles  4x4x6  in the center of the triangle i am planting (in a partially sunken terra cotta pot) a canna lily , tropicana - the garden has other terra cotta and i use tuscan colors as much as possible

what suggestions do you have as companion plantings around the tropicanna, canna lily Â

thanks

mr toad

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marcy3459(6a NE OK)

Homestead Purple verbena.....obviously purple

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' or 'Goblin' Both are 10-12". Tuscan-y colors of yellow on the outside of the petals and orangy red at the centers.

The 'Kiss' Gazanias. Mixed solid colors of yellow, oranges and reds. These are 10-12" also.

Some of the Lantanas.....

I am assuming you want something that can take all day sun and the summer heat and still look good, as well as blooming at the same time as the cannas.

Marcy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 1:32PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I'd suggest Black PEarl Peppers or any pepper that has dark purple leaves. marcy is right. Purple looks wonderful with tropicana cannas. If you want something more permanent, purple barberry or a small loropetalum (Purple Pixie or Purple Diamond) would be great with this plant too.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 2:19PM
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