A combination of fine and coarse textured foliage
Foliage is as equally important when compared to colours to create container plantings that are successful. Once you have thought about a few candidates think about the surface texture and size of these leaves. The textures of leaves range from shiny (croton) to waxy (ivy geraniums), to velvety (dusty miller) to prickly (asparagus fern). Foilage that contrasts really grabs attention.