Jason is West Coast Garden’s “garden guy.” With a walkie on his hip you’ll see him around the garden multi-tasking nearly every day. He is also a master of design and puts together many of the gorgeous baskets and containers that you see at West Coast Gardens.
Jason has been gardening since he was 10-years-old and when it comes to annuals he really knows his stuff. Here are Jason’s ten favourite annuals for 2016 - including why he loves them, where to use them and what to pair them with.
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Why love it? Intense fiery flowers that brighten shady spots.
Where to use it? In containers to hanging baskets
Companion Plant: Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train
Lemon Coral Sedum
Why love it? Beautiful chartreuse succulent with a spike texture and a spilling habit.
Where to use it? Hanging Baskets, container gardens or in the landscape.
Companion Plant: Campfire Coleus
Why love it? Low maintenance plant with antique rustic colouring.
Where to use it? Containers or haning baskets in a full sun location.
Companion Plant: Fiber Optic Grass
Why love it? Graceful long stems with bright orange to red blooms.
Where to use it? As a center or 'Thriller' plant in a container garden arrangement.
Companion Plant: Use it as a focal point of an arrangement or let it stand alone.
Fiber Optic Grass
Why love it? A fun plant that lives up to it's name when the tips catch the light.
Where to use it? A welcome addition to any container or hanging basket.
Companion Plant: Works well with all plants.
Why love it? The colourful two-toned foliage that brightens shady spots.
Where to use it? Shade to part sun in hanging baskets and containers.
Companion Plant: Begonia Whopper
Why love it? A drought tolerant plant with massive 3" flowers that are long lasting.
Where to use it? In containers or in the landscape.
Companion Plant: Use it as a statement plant.
Coleus Burgundy Wedding Train
Why love it? Velvety textured and high contrast leaves with a spreading habit.
Where to use it? Hanging Baskets and containers.
Companion Plant: This plant mingles well with all plants.