~Whether the flowers are colorful or not, grouping plants sure does pack a punch. Case in point this blue and white planter filled with white Geranium (the thriller), Lobelia (blue) and Bacopa (white)~

Red Creeping Phlox. Semi evergreen Perennial Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun Height/Habit:3 – 6 Spread:12 – 18 Spacing:12 – 18 Hardiness Zone:3 – 9 Foliage Type:Semi-evergreen needle-like dark green leaves, 1 long; brighter green in spring. Flower Form:Simple 5 petals – 3/4 across in small terminal cymes. Flower Color:Red, white, pink or blue Flowering Date:Early to mid spring Planting Requirements:Plant at same depth as it is in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly. Soil Requirements:Well-drained, sandy soils, slightly alkaline. Growth Rate:Moderate Unique Characteristics:Plant is totally covered in blossoms in the spring. — Herald of Spring

Aster Asters are one of the last plants to bloom in many gardens. Enjoy their red, purple, pink, white, or blue flowers in the garden or as long-lasting cut flowers. Plant Name: Aster selections Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide Zones: 3-9, depending on type Plant it with: Goldenrod and mums are two perfect partners for blue asters.