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Warm and Mellow Tones for Fall.....Heucherella Sweet Tea

Fall is a fabulous time to refreshen pots on your patio or deck with cool-weather favorites. View a beautiful container through the window or pass a planter near the front door and you are instantly close to nature without being out in the garden.

This month Swansons features an excellent selection of containers, plants, and seasonal accessories to put together outstanding planter combinations.

Our helpful staff will help you select the perfect tree or plant for that special container. Or select a ready-to-go planter created by a Swansons’ designer for effortless, instant drama.

Learn more about creating planted containers.



Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’

Here are some favorite staff picks for containers:

Consider some of these gorgeous Heuchera to enliven your fall garden.
They can be combined with classic as well as unusual evergreen shrubs to create containers that are real show-stoppers.

Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’
Everchanging evergreen foliage displays ruby pinks, peaches and deep apricots.

Heuchera ‘Crème Brule’ Heuchera ‘Crème Brule’
Good enough to eat, the pure apricot and tawny terracotta shades blend together in perfect balance. Evergreen thru winter.

Carex testacea or Orange SedgeMuehlenbergia complexa or Wire Vine
This black stemmed trailing accent from New Zealand with button-shaped, olive green leaves is the ideal compliment to broad-leaved plants and thin spiky grasses.


Carex testacea or Orange Sedge
This classic is always is on our list for Fall interest. Olive green foliage turns a brilliant orange as weather cools, and adds a fantastic accent cascading over the pot’s edge.

Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’
Evergreen plum foliage overlaid with streaks of iridescent silver. Ruffled edges add an old fashioned flare.

Heuchera ‘Green Spice’
Evergreen foliage of minty green striated with dramatic plum veining that intensifies as weather cools. The plum patterning is a great companion and highlights other purple foliage plants.

Heuchera ‘Green Spice’Ceanothus ‘Diamond Heights’
Brilliant chartreuse evergreen leaves with bold, dark green markings down the center. Excellent paired with plums, burgundy, and the forest green of shrubby Euonymous, Boxwood, or Japanese Holly.

Carex ‘Evergold’ (up-right)
A long standing performer with spiraling masses of long, gold-variegated foliage that shines during overcast gray winter days.

Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’
This bold plant is a real winner with green foliage in summer that turns a luscious burgundy during cooler weather. Nothing like it to balance grasses, small leaved shrubs, and perennials.