Pink has been a popular color in flower arrangements and weddings for decades and no color I can think of says spring has arrived more than the green grass and new leaves on the trees. Put these colors together and you have a perfect combination! Just look at pictures of pink cherry blossoms with green grasses and groundcovers in a Japanese themed garden and you’ll know what I mean. When it comes to container gardens green is a color that blends and buffers; it brings colors together or can separate intense colors from one another. Pink flowers often want to be the center of attention so green can be an ideal companion. Put these colors together and you will indeed have a perfect combination!
As a reminder one simple container gardening recipe is to combine spillers, fillers, and thrillers together:
Spillers - They are found at the edge of the container and are designed to cascade toward the ground.
Fillers - They tie the container together as they are planted between the spillers and thrillers. They are taller than the spillers but not as tall as the thrillers would be.
Thrillers - They are the star of the show and are attention getters. They often have dramatic flowers or colorful foliage.
Here are some pink and green flowering plants to grow in partial to full sun conditions:
Spillers - Sweet Potato Vine Marguerite, Pink Calibrachoa, Angelina Sedum, Hens and Chicks
Fillers - Sunpatien Pink Flash, Bon Bon Sedum, Pink Geranium, Gladiolus Greenstar
Thrillers - Coleus Wasabi, Green Spider Chrysanthemum, Zinnia Envy, Pink Coneflowers
Here are some suggestions for containers that include pink and green flowering plants and will be situated in partial to full shade conditions:
Spillers - Creeping Jenny, English Ivy
Fillers - Pink Begonia, Pink Impatiens, Asparagus Fern
Thrillers - Pink Calla Lily, Boston Fern, Bells of Ireland, Caladium Aaron