Jason’s Top 10 Favourite Annuals
Jason is West Coast Garden’s “garden guy.” With a walkie on his hip you’ll see him around the garden multi-tasking nearly every day. He is also a master of design and puts together many of the gorgeous baskets and containers that you see at West Coast Gardens. Jason has been gardening since he was 10-years-old and when it comes to annuals he really knows his stuff. Here are Jason’s ten favourite annuals for 2016 - including why he loves them, where to use them and what to pair them with.
Why love it? Intense fiery flowers that brighten shady spots.
Where to use it? In containers to hanging baskets
Companion Plant: Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train
Lemon Coral Sedum
Why love it? Beautiful chartreuse succulent with a spike texture and a spilling habit.
Where to use it? Hanging Baskets, container gardens or in the landscape.
Companion Plant: Campfire Coleus
Why love it? Low maintenance plant with antique rustic colouring.
Where to use it? Containers or haning baskets in a full sun location.
Companion Plant: Fiber Optic Grass
Why love it? Graceful long stems with bright orange to red blooms.
Where to use it? As a center or 'Thriller' plant in a container garden arrangement.
Companion Plant: Use it as a focal point of an arrangement or let it stand alone.
Fiber Optic Grass
Why love it? A fun plant that lives up to it's name when the tips catch the light.
Where to use it? A welcome addition to any container or hanging basket.
Companion Plant: Works well with all plants.
Why love it? The colourful two-toned foliage that brightens shady spots.
Where to use it? Shade to part sun in hanging baskets and containers.
Companion Plant: Begonia Whopper
Why love it? A drought tolerant plant with massive 3" flowers that are long lasting.
Where to use it? In containers or in the landscape.
Companion Plant: Use it as a statement plant.
Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train
Why love it? Velvety textured and high contrast leaves with a spreading habit.
Where to use it? Hanging Baskets and containers.
Companion Plant: This plant mingles well with all plants.