All Things Gardening forum: Flowers to give winter color in the ATL area

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Sep 17, 2012 5:24 AM CST
A friend contacted me on FaceBook with that question. She wants to plant something besides pansies to have some winter color. We're about 20 miles north of Atlanta GA. She thinks I'm a gardening guru, even though I keep telling her I get all my info from here.

Her actual question is:

What, in your experience, grows well in winter (in pots and in the ground) and provides color throughout the winter, aside from pansies


So can y'all help me out?

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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Sep 20, 2012 8:29 PM CST
Maybe hellebores or bergenia? Snapdragons do well up here. Some types of dianthus, or pinks, maybe. The guys at Nearly Native would have good suggestions for that area.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Sep 21, 2012 9:25 AM CST
The Georgia dept of agriculture has a few suggestions here:
http://agr.georgia.gov/plant-for-winter-beauty-and-interest....
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Sep 21, 2012 9:01 PM CST
woofie, that is a great link. I found several plants that would work well up into zone 5 even.,
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purpleinopp
Oct 4, 2012 12:42 PM CST
My only suggestion not already mentioned or covered by above link would be Gardenia.
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