Elephant Ear and Asparagus Fern make a great plant combination for a container garden-and they're both easy to grow! I know the asparagus fern is easy to grow inside, but need to look up other (Longwood- always worth the trip).
Red Stonecrop (Sedum Spurium 'Schorbuser Blut') Zone: 3 to is a very attractive border plant that does not mind the shade and can be used as ground cover under trees and shrubs. Another advantage of these plants is that they suppress the growth of weeds.
No patio is complete without a container full of gorgeous flowers! Combine hot-colored annuals such as this would look so pretty on the back porch! cannas, Japanese forestgrass and creeping Jenny for a tropical-like focal point.
How to grow alliums, what variety to choose. Not susceptible to any serious plant diseases or pests and even ornamental alliums are deer and rodent resistant because they are technically members of the onion family.