An herb plant that has variegated leaves adds more interest to a mixed container combinations. Basil ‘Pesto’ does just that. The Calibrachoa Lemon Slice is new this year from Proven Winners.
An herb plant with tiny flowers, like Chamomile, mixes well with coleus plants. Choose coleus plants with a tendency to tolerate more sun.
Tall herb plants like dill or bronze fennel provide movement in a mixed container combination where the wind is breezy.
Purple Basil adds color to a mixed container combination. Many herbs require full sun to grow dynamic plants. I would like purple Basil with Verbena; remember not to let the Basil flower and harvest the leaves often to keep the plants growing bushy.
Using herbs as a filler in mixed container combinations is good for adding scent to a nearby seating area. But herb plants also give pots variety of leaves or flowers. Herb plants help us to stay gardening.