Perfect Container Pairings for Geraniums

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    • The All-White Look

      White offers a fresh, clean look that blends with everything. And because it reflects light, white flowers are a fantastic choice for containers you primarily view in the evening.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Allure White’) — 1

      B: Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) — 1

      C: Vinca major — 1

      D: Bacopa (Sutera ‘Abunda Giant White’) — 3

    • Use Fresh Spring Colors

      Soft pink offers a cool, refreshing feel and is perfect for a lush geranium head. It’s a perfect partner for purple and chartreuse.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Moonlight Pink’) — 2

      B: Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’) — 1

      C: Calibrachoa ‘Cabaret Purple’ — 2

      D: Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans ‘Golden Delicious’) — 3

    • Create Drama with Foliage

      Plants with pretty leaves can give you as much color as flowers do, especially if you use bold, contrasting shades.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Indian Dunes’) — 1

      B: Coleus (Keystone Kopper Solenostemon) — 1

      C: Sweet potato vine (Illusion Midnight Lace Ipomoea ‘Illusion Midnight Lace’) — 1

    • Add Height

      Geraniums are relatively low plants, so mix them with taller species to add a vertical touch, especially when you plant in upright containers.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Pink Happy Thought’) — 2

      B: Cosmos ‘Sensation White’ — 1

      C: Sage (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’) — 1

      D: New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens ‘Salmon Frost’) — 1

      E: Easy Wave Pink Petunia  — 1

      F: Golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’) — 1

      Learn more about creeping Jenny.

    • Contrast Textures

      The big, rounded heads of geranium flowers are ideal for contrasting spiky plants, such as celosia, and are accented beautifully by fine-texture foliage, such as asparagus fern. 

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Pinto Pink’) — 1

      B: Pentas ‘Graffiti Pink’ — 1

      C: Celosia ‘Smart Look Red’ — 1

      D: Asparagus fern (Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’) — 1

      E: Ivy (Hedera colchica) — 1

      F: Verbena ‘Lanai Royal Purple with Eye’ – 1

    • Keep it Fresh

      A mix of all-white flowers is the perfect way to add a cooling effect to your outdoor space. Light-color flowers are especially dramatic when planted in dark containers.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Americana White’) — 1

      B: Angelonia ‘Carita Cascade White’ — 1

      C: Ivy (Hedera canariensis ‘Variegata’) — 1

      D: English ivy (Hedera helix) — 1

      E: Euphoric White Euphorbia — 1

    • Dress Up the Everyday

      Geraniums, spikes, and vinca is a tried-and-true combination that has worked for thousands of gardeners. Add on to the theme with extra textures for bigger impact! 

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Tango Hot Pink’) — 1

      B: Verbena ‘Lanai Blue’ — 1

      C: Bacopa (Sutera ‘Calypso Jumbo White’) — 2

      D: Ivy (Hedera canariensis) — 1

      E: Vinca major — 1

      F: Spike (Dracaena indivisa) — 1

    • Plant in Contemporary Colors

      Pink and orange is a hot color combo that creates lots of interest in the garden. Put it to work in yours with easy-growing geranium and heat-tolerant cuphea.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Savannah Hot Pink Sizzle’) — 2

      B: Euphorbia ‘Stardust White Sparkle’ — 1

      C: Impatiens ‘Accent Rose’ — 1

      D: Cuphea ‘Caribbean Sunset’ — 3

    • Have Fun with Foliage

      Go bold and create an all-season look by mixing variegated geraniums with other easy-growing plants that offer colorful leaves.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Crystal Palace Gem’) — 1

      B: Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare) — 1

      C: Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ — 2

      D: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Mrs. Pollock’) — 1

      E: Honey Bush (Melianthus major) — 1

      F: Duranta ‘Gold Edge’ – 1

      G: Variegated basil (Ocimum ‘Pesto Perpetuo’) — 1

    • Use Geraniums as Accent Plants

      Because their big heads of colorful flowers are so dramatic, we usually think of geraniums as the star of a container garden. But they also make great supporting cast members when you have bigger, bolder varieties such as canna and sweet potato vine.

      A: Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Savannah Hot Pink Sizzle’) — 2

      B: Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea ‘Sidekick Black’) — 1

      C: Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea ‘Sidekick Lime’) — 1
      D: New Guinea impatiens (Impatiens ‘Sonic Sweet Cherry’) –1

      E: Cordyline ‘Red Star’ — 1

      F: Bacopa (Sutera ‘Calypso Jumbo White’) — 2

      G: Canna ‘Pretoria’ — 1

    • Play Off Your Container

      Match the bloom color of your geranium to your container to tie the combination together. It’s a great way to get a professionally designed look!

      A. Canna ‘Assaut’ — 2 
      B. Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Designer Cherry’) — 1
      C. Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Graffiti White’) — 2
      D. Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Graffiti Pink’) — 2
      E. Easy Wave Shell Pink Petunia  —  1

    • Keep it Simple

      Sometimes simple, straightforward combinations give the biggest impact. Here blue and red offer a stunning presentation.

      A. Geranium (Pelargonium ‘Red Elite’) — 1
      B. Evolvulus ‘Blue Daze’ —  5

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