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Pansies and Dianthus in a pot

Color Bowls for the Cool Season

Build Your Own Cool Season Color Bowl

Grab a pot, potting soil, and some starter fertilizer to create a beautiful display of color for a porch or patio. Show your creative side and make it your own!

Diagram shows thriller in center of pot with alternating fillers and spillers around the diameter

Thrillers, Spillers, & Fillers

Every container should have three elements: a thriller, a spiller and a filler. Use this diagram to help you plan the layout of your own spectacular, cool season container.

For another eye-catching design, place the thriller in the back of the pot, and group spillers and fillers.

  • Thrillers
    • Camellias Part Sun Full Shade
    • Cordyline Full Sun
    • Dwarf Citrus Full Sun
    • Euphorbia Full Sun Part Sun
    • Flowering Maple Part Sun
    • Holly 'Sky Pencil' Full Sun Part Sun
    • Iceland Poppies Full Sun
    • Snapdragons Full Sun
    • Stock Full Sun
    • Topiaries Full Sun
  • Spillers
    • Creeping Jenny Full Sun Part Sun
    • Creeping Wire Vine Full Sun Part Sun
    • Dichondra 'Silver Falls' Part Sun
    • Glechoma Full Sun Part Sun
    • Ivy Full Sun Part Sun
    • Nasturtium Part Sun
    • Thyme Full Sun
    • Vinca Minor Full Sun
  • Fillers
    • Black Mondo Grass Part Sun
    • Calendula Full Sun
    • Coral Bells Part Sun Full Shade
    • Cyclamen Part Sun Full Shade
    • Dianthus Part Sun Full Shade
    • Ornamental Kale Part Sun Full Shade
    • Primrose Full Sun Part Sun
    • Violas/Pansies Full Sun


Full Sun Full Sun

Part Sun Part Sun

Full Shade Full Shade

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