1. ‘Tropicanna canna’ (annual or perennial): Stout, upright stems bear broad, purple to purple-green leaves veined with pink to orange, plus large orange flowers. It grows to 6 feet tall. It is a perennial in Zone 8 and south and an annual elsewhere. One plant.
2. ‘Purple fountain grass’ (annual or perennial): Dense clumps of slender, arching, deep-red leaves with long, arching, brushlike flower spikes that start purplish and turn pinkish-tan. It is about 4 feet tall in bloom and grows in Zones 9 to 11. Two plants.
3. ‘Limelight’ four-o’clocks (annual): Bushy clumps of lime-green leaves with late-afternoon pink flowers. It is usually 2 to 3 feet tall at maturity. Six plants.
4. ‘Sedona’ coleus (annual): Once strictly a shade plant, coleus has newer cultivars that are exceptionally sun-tolerant. ‘Sedona’ bears broad leaves that range in color from deep orange to brick-red to pink-red. It grows to be 1 to 2 feet tall. Six plants.
5. ‘Purple Knight’ alternanthera (annual): Broad, branching clumps of smooth, deep-purple to near-black leaves in full sun; burgundy-bronze leaves in partial shade. It is 1 to 2 feet tall. Three plants.
6. ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ sweet potato vine (annual): Sweet Caroline’s restrained (not rampant) vines reach about 6 inches tall and about 3 feet across at maturity. Expect yellow-lobe leaves, not light-green. One plant.
7. ‘Sweet Caroline Bronze’ sweet potato vine (annual): Expect coppery-brown–lobe leaves. One plant.
8. ‘Sweet Caroline Purple’ sweet potato vine (annual): This Sweet Caroline cultivar offers deep-purple–lobe leaves that shelter small, pink flowers. One plant.