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The silver and dark-green ivory thistles provide the backdrop for this planting scheme, while the pheasant's tail grass adds soft texture. Scattered amongst the display are Sisyrinchium striatum plants, with striped leaves that are accompanied by yellow flowers in summer. The day lilies bring a welcome splash of colour and fragrance. This display will last right into autumn, when the pheasant's tail grass turns orange, after which flower spikes appear.
There's no need to carefully arrange the plants in this pot as they'll happily mingle with one another. Just make sure the ivory thistle plants aren't too near the edge so they don't prick passers-by.
When using any metallic container, insulate the plants against extremes of temperature by lining it with bubble wrap or polystyrene before planting.