Annuals forum: Top 10 annuals

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Name: Trish
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Trish
Jan 14, 2013 5:00 PM CST

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In this week's podcast, I'll be listing my top 10 annuals.

I have my list (the podcast will air on Wednesday), but I want to know what your top 10 are.

I'm all ears!
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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Jan 14, 2013 6:27 PM CST
1. Petunia
2. Calibrachoa
3. Bacopa
4. Aster
4. Stock & Heliotrope are tied
5. Nemesia
6. Trachilium (Throatwort)
7. Snapdragons
8. Sweet Peas
9. Pansy
9. Marigolds
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jmorth
Jan 14, 2013 7:13 PM CST
Calibrachoa
Nicotiana
Sunflower
Nasturtium
Larkspur
Poppy
4 o'clocks
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Thunbergia
Lobelia (blue)
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 14, 2013 7:15 PM CST
I like your list too! It's too hard to choose top 10. Maybe top 20
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
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Roses_R_Red
Jan 14, 2013 7:33 PM CST
salvia patens Blue Angel
Thunbergia African Sunset
Heliotrope
Petunias
Lisianthus
Nicotiana
Japanese Morning Glory "Hige"
Vinca Caracalla Vine
Cream Colored Marigolds
Portulaca
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 15, 2013 10:19 AM CST
My top 10 vary from year to year.
Petunias
Pelargoniums (saved over so not really an annual?)
Lobelia
California poppies
Other poppies
larkspur
Phacelia campanularia
Phacelia tanecetifolia
Sunflowers
Nolana
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 15, 2013 10:42 AM CST
Profusion zinnias
alyssum
coleus
salvia
petunia
marigold
pelargonium
rudbeckia hirta (perennial used as an annual)
snapdragon (sometimes last several years for me)
begonia (though I often kill them...)

Karen
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jan 15, 2013 11:15 AM CST
seeded, or bought "as annuals..."

Coleus
Zinnia - especially tall violet queen
Basil
Pansy
Sunflower
Sweet potato vine, chartreuse
Wax Begonia
Moss rose, Portulaca
Cosmos
Moonflower vine, Ipomoea alba
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Feb 7, 2013 5:02 AM CST
Where can I find the podcast?
My list is:

Petunia
Wax begonia
Sunflower
Zinnia
Marigold love the vanilla ones
Rose moss
Coleus
Pansy
Moon vine
Impatients

Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
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Feb 7, 2013 5:07 AM CST
Click on "Ideas" on the bar on top.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 7, 2013 9:00 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Here you are!
http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/1160/ATP-Podcast-2-Our-Fav...
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Feb 7, 2013 9:43 PM CST
Thanks
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Feb 13, 2013 6:07 PM CST

Viola / pansy
Lobelia erinus
Alyssum (reseeding)
Petunia
Salvia (A or P, blue, violet or red))
Zinnia
Marigold
Dianthus / Sweet William
Bachelor's Button / Cornflower / Centaurea
California Poppy
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Feb 13, 2013 6:51 PM CST
coleus
double snapdragon
pansy-viola
espirit penstemon
salpiglossis
zinnia
twinkle phlox
pelargonium
lobelia
sunflower
Not necessarily in that order. Smiling
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 5, 2013 11:00 PM CST
Could I please ask to those that listed petunia. Can you elaborate on what has done best for you. I would like to order some seed for hanging baskets. Which has done best for you?

Thanks
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Mar 6, 2013 2:52 PM CST
I don't have enough experience to say. "Wave" is a good guess for general purposes.

Do you mind dead-heading?
How far do you want them to dangle, or would you prune the ends?

I didn't find the article that detailed all the different kinds of petuias, and what the virtues of each kind was, but here are some links ... someone on one of these threads may be able to piin t you to a good article.

http://garden.org/ideas/view/LarryR/108/All-About-Petunias/
http://garden.org/ideas/view/NEILMUIR1/346/Petunia-Sowing-Ti...
The thread "Petunia Info" in Annuals forum
The Petunias Database
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 6, 2013 2:54 PM CST
Theresa,
Are you planting the hanging basket with only petunias or are you putting other plants in as a combo?
I like the Ramblin' varieties, Opera Supreme, Shockwaves and Easywaves. My most fave yellow seed variety is an Italian petunia called Limenchello. T&M sell it.
There some new varieties this year, so I may have some new faves. Green Grin!

Have a look at this article for some tips.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Joannabanana/282/Big-Balls-of-C...
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Mar 6, 2013 10:10 PM CST
Where do you buy your seeds from? I am looking at Stokes. I want only cascading type of petunias in these baskets.
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 6, 2013 10:54 PM CST
Stokes is one of my faves. Look at Multifloral & Miniflora groups that are spreading or a bit mounded. Ones that have a height of 8 to 10" with over 18" stem length. The groups that they have as bedding plant and grandifloral are more upright and don't suit a hanging basket. 5 or 6 plants for 12" basket. 7 or 8 for 16" basket

note: Tidal Waves will need a very large basket 24" dia and at least 10" depth.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Mar 7, 2013 4:08 AM CST
Joanna, where do you order the Shockwave and Easywave seeds? Do you plant them directly in the basket you want to use or transplant?

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