LADY LUCK RECIPE
If you’re more of a foliage fan than flowers or looking for a sure win for your patio pots, give Lady Luck a try. You’ll find that she thrives with little more than water and some sunshine, giving you a show of robust growth from spring until frost. Try a pair in hanging baskets on your front porch where there’ll be no spent blossoms to sweep up, or fill a window box with low maintenance, colorful foliage.
*Best in part sun to full sun (minimum 4 hours of sun)
ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Plectranthus
You’ll be amazed at the vigor of this little leaf coleus! It may look small when you first plant it, but just wait. Midway through summer, you’ll want to prune its long stems back to let its companions shine equally bright. When the sun hits the foliage just right its leaves will look dark red, but in shadier spots they’re like sumptuous bits of dark chocolate.
Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Raven™ Ipomoea
You might be used to growing sweet potato vines with long, trailing stems, but this unique variety has a different shape. It forms a full, fluffy mound of near-black leaves that pop out here and there between its companions. Over time, its stems will grow about 30” long. The large leaf shape of Raven adds textural contrast to the grouping.
Proven Accents® White Licorice Helichrysum
A true trailer at heart, this plant may throw a stem or two skyward, but the majority will succumb to gravity and spill down the sides of the hanging basket or upright container. Its silvery white foliage shines like a ray of light among its darker companions. This is one of those plants you’ll want to pet when you walk by. That’s right—a plant you can pet. Those fuzzy leaves are as soft as a puppy’s ears!
plant your own combo
2x Chocolate Drop
1x Sweet Caroline Raven™
2x White Licorice
Tip For Success:
When should you water? For containers, it’s best to soak them once a day, maybe twice in extreme heat. Landscape plants that are surrounded by mulch require about an inch of water each week. For both, water in the morning and near the roots rather than directly over the foliage of the plants.
*This recipe assumes that 4.5″ plants are being used. To make the recipe work using larger plants, you will need to choose a pot that is larger than our suggested size or use fewer plants of each variety in the recipe.
purchase a combo to go
The Lady Luck recipe is widely available at retailers across North America. Look for it in hanging baskets and upright patio pots at your favorite local garden center. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Request it by name next time you shop.
purchase plants online
If your local retailers aren’t carrying the varieties in the Lady Luck recipe, you can always purchase them online.