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Outdoor Colorful Collection Care

Expertly designed for full sun spaces, the Outdoor Colorful Collection brings an explosion of bright, bold color with trailing vines and brilliant blooms in shades of lavender, chartreuse, pink, and burgundy. We’ve got all the care tips you need to enjoy this collection from spring through fall.

How to care for your Outdoor Colorful Collection Care

Use these instructions to care for an Outdoor Colorful Collection Care. This guide will tell you how to water an Outdoor Colorful Collection Care; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Colorful Outdoor Collection


Place your planter outdoors in an area where it will receive 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day. The plants will tolerate fewer hours of direct sunlight, but flowering will be reduced.


Water when 50% of the soil volume is dry. During periods of high temperatures, check your planter daily for water. During periods of cooler temperatures, your planter will need to be watered less frequently.


Your planter tolerates a wide range of humidity. In areas with low humidity and during windy conditions, your planter will need to be watered more frequently.


Your planter tolerates a wide range of temperatures. It will grow quickly when night temperatures are consistently above 60°F. Prolonged exposure to temperatures below 35°F should be avoided, as this can stunt growth. Freezing temperatures can kill these plants.


To encourage maximum flowering and growth, fertilize your planter once every two weeks with a fertilizer high in phosphorus, like one with an N-P-K ratio of 15-30-15 or similar.


Some plants in this planter are considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested.


PLANTING: If you’ve ordered a biodegradable fiber pot, simply place the pot into your planter and surround it with fresh potting soil. There’s no need to remove the fiber material, which will naturally break down as the roots of the plants grow into the surrounding soil. Discoloration or mold growth on the fiber pot upon delivery is normal and is not harmful to your plants—this indicates the pot is slowly breaking down as designed.  //  FLOWERING: The flowering plants in this planter will continually rebloom with proper care. Old, declining blooms can be removed and discarded, which will allow the plant to put energy toward producing new blooms.  //  END OF SEASON: This planter features some plants that have an annual lifecycle, which means they will not survive more than one growing season. We recommend composting the plants after they experience a hard frost in the fall.

Learn More About the Plants

Image of Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa plants, also known as million bells, feature brilliantly colored blooms. It's not necessary to remove old flowers, but doing so can improve the look and reduce the chance of fungal disease. Avoid areas with strong wind, which can snap the plant's brittle stems.

Image of Creeping Jenny
Creeping Jenny

Also known as Lysimachia, Creeping Jenny features trailing vines that will cover the outside of the pot as the season progresses. They are known for their chartreuse foliage which can be trimmed back by up to half occasionally to tidy the look.

Image of Petunia

With blooms that look like extra-large calibrachoa, Petunia doesn't need much extra care. Removal of spent blooms isn't required, but is helpful to improve the look and reduce the chance of disease. Cut back any trailing stems by half in early July to rejuvenate the plant.

Image of Coleus

Known for its bold and colorful foliage, Coleus adds height and drama. Since it's grown for its leaves, we recommend pinching out any flower buds that typically start to form in late summer. The flowers aren't particularly attractive, and allowing the plant to flower takes energy away from its beautiful foliage.