Are you looking to increase the thrill factor in your gardening life? You may have heard of Thriller, Filler, Spiller designs when creating a container garden. Let’s look at options for Thrillers, which are plants that provide height and a bit of thrilling interest. Consider:
- Canna lily (red, pink, orange or yellow): This lush, broad-leafed plant emerges from a bulb that can be dug up and replanted year after year. It blooms continually throughout the summer and thrives on the summer sun and its heat.
- Coleus (redhead or electric lime): This colorful plant is loved for its variety in foliage patterns and designs. Choose from the rich color of the redhead or a pop of visual interest with the electric lime. This plant tolerates the sun and can also thrive in partial shade.
- Colocasia (heart of the jungle): This plant offers uniquely large leaves that reach for the sky. It offers visual interest with heart-shaped leaves that rest on top thick, sturdy stems. This plant thrives in a shaded area among begonias or impatiens.
All these plants have a growing habit to thrive best when planted in the center of a container garden or in the back of a garden bed.