Looking for a few combinations that have proven their ability to work well together in hanging baskets - or even in patio troughs & wall baskets? Let us show you a few ideas...
1. Hot red and sunshine yellow - Choose dramatic red flowers such as begonias and mix in with sunny yellow flowers such
pansies to create this classic colourful display.
2. Classic white - a mix of all white flowers mixed in with green foliage creates a distinctive and classic look. Could be ideal
to create an impressive display for a wedding venue or reception. We recommend such a flower as the Clerodendrum
3. Pretty in Pink - a common but stunning theme is to use various shades of pink to create the hanging basket display. Why
not try some Pelargonium Peltatum & CVS in your hanging basket.
4. Liquid gold - a mixture of orange, light brown and warm gold flowers creates a lovely warm colour scheme.
5. Red, white and blue - a traditional combination that could suit sporting or Australian events hoping to link in with
the national flag.
6. Purple haze - choosing rich purple colours with yellow or white flowers as highlights creates a very strong and distinctive
colour scheme. Purple Verbena is a perfect option.
7. Team colours - some pubs theme their displays around their local football team colours. So perhaps a red flower basket for
Manchester United or royal blue for Carlton.
8. Blue is the colour - blue flowers are distinctive but can be offset with other colours such as yellow, orange or white for
effect. Add some Convolvulus Tricolour to your hanging baskets to create a dramatic effect.
9. Country garden - using multiple colours such as yellow, lilac, red and blue creates a wonderful mix of colours to evoke a
traditional country garden or wild meadow.
10. Ice cool - light blues mixed with white flowers and minimum foliage will create a subtle look for a hanging basket.
11. Pink Power – Hot pink and pale pink alternated created a heightened visual effect in a long narrow space. Select a range of
pink impatiens and dichondra to create a dramatic window box feature.
12. Go Bold – Selecting a mix of four types of coleus in unique colour combinations makes your foliage centre stand in a
13. Add Drama to A Big Window – Texture, depth and dimension, choose plants for your window box that have it all. A riot of
colours from the mini blooms of bacopa to the standout strawflowers create a dramatic effect against large windows.
14. Use White To Add Elegance – A single colour, accented with variegated foliage creates graceful and beautiful window
15. Soften Window Boxes with Trailers – Create an intriguing look by mixing a few different flowers such as impatiens and
geraniums with pale, pink blooms to fill out window boxes.
Begonias and ferns
Use low-growing ferns, such as delicate maidenhair, as a groundcover to enhance the enduring flower displays of begonias.
Cycads and succulents
The compact succulent groundcovers, such as blue chalksticks (Senecio serpens) and carrion flower (Huernia and Stapelia), contrast well with the richly coloured and patterned cycads. In areas with high rainfall, grow succulents in pots to stop root rot. Create mini gardens using dwarf agave, echeveria, rebutia and bold impala lily (Adenium obesum).
Gingers and low bromeliads
Combine for a lush effect of flowers and foliage.
Obviously this list is not exhaustive - there are many thousands of combinations and effects that can be achieved. Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration to create your own hanging basket displays and maybe some ideas to go on create some of your own unique colour schemes.
The most successful, easy-care and long-lived potted plants are those with either fibrous or compact root systems. These plants make good companions, growing well together in the same pots.