Flying Colors Container Garden

In spring the main attraction of this container is the brilliantly hued Flying Colors™ Coral Diascia.  Diascia is a close relation of the snapdragon and the blooms are equally charming.  It prefers cool temperatures and in my mid-south garden I grow it in spring and then plant it again in the fall along with pansies and violas.  Northern gardeners can expect it to bloom through the summer up to the first hard freeze. 

Also in the container is Sundaze® Flame Strawflower.  Once the temperatures rise, the strawflower will take over for the Diascia, which will retreat until the heat breaks in fall. 

Proven Winners Flying Colors Coral Diascia
Flying Colors™ Coral
Proven Winners Sundaze Flame Strawflower
Sundaze® Flame

This container can be grown in full sun in cool climates.  Those of you who experience hot summers should place it in an area that is shaded in the afternoon.

Flying Colors Container Garden RecipePlant List:

  • Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake® Sutera
  • 'Black Scallop' Ajuga
  • Flying Colors™ Coral Diascia
  • 'Ogon' Acorus (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)
  • Sundaze® Flame Strawflower

Accent Containers:

  • 'Golden Moss' Feverfew
  • 'Helena’s Blush' Euphorbia and 'Ritterkreuz' Ivy


Proven WinnersThe plants used in this container garden are from Proven Winners®.  Visit to find a retailer in your area.


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