Containers forum: Best plants this year

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Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 31, 2014 10:41 AM CST
What did best in your containers this year?

I have some plants that I always use in my containers. They are coleus, petunias, begonias one plant that I love that I buy if I can find it is Persian Shield.

What was you best or surprise plant that did good in your containers this year. Maybe I can get some ideas of what to order or purchase if I see them next summer.
I use to grow Bishop because I loved the dark leaves but I failed to bring it in a couple of winters ago.


My real surprise this year was a Small Dahlia I purchased as a plant at Home Depot. It bloomed non stop all summer I will definitely save it for next summer.
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Name: chuck k
S.W. PA. (Zone 6b)
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kingconeflower
Aug 31, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Hello!!!!....A new one for me also-Exploded all over the place.....Cascadia magenta rim Petunia!!
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Chuck
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2014 2:48 PM CST

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Cinta and Chuck, both containers are gorgeous.
I've never thought about growing dahlias in a container. I'll have to rethink that option.
Chuck is your Magenta Rim fragrant?

Bergeranthus vespertinus, photo taken today. Got this in May and it bloomed all summer, until I quit watering it. Just started back to watering it 2 days ago and it is already making new buds.
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Here it is at the end of May.


It's not suppose to be hardy in my growing zone. I may take a start from it and try keeping it healthy indoors, just in case.


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Cinta
Aug 31, 2014 3:02 PM CST
Lynn I have never heard or seen that plant before I had to google it.

Looks like it will be easy to keep over the winter too.

http://www.houseplantsguru.com/bergeranthus
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2014 3:23 PM CST

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Thank you for the link Cinta. There sure isn't a lot of detailed information on this plant. Hope I can keep it alive and gather more information on growing it.
Name: chuck k
S.W. PA. (Zone 6b)
Plants are as good as Dr's therapy!
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kingconeflower
Aug 31, 2014 3:51 PM CST
First for me too Lynn....Great pic, lovely plant!.....Yes, the Rim Magenta is fragrant.....Ordered 3, gave one to a friend in May, 4 inch pot, it's now bigger than mine..... I Enjoy your pics and input!....Chuck


Chuck
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2014 4:09 PM CST

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Okay, beautiful and frangrant. I may have to find that one next spring Chuck.
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Cinta
Aug 31, 2014 5:37 PM CST
valleylynn said:Thank you for the link Cinta. There sure isn't a lot of detailed information on this plant. Hope I can keep it alive and gather more information on growing it.


Dry was all I needed to read. Rolling my eyes. I have said my problem is I do not like to water plants when I bring them inside. It is why I like succulents and cactus. They do good in my house with water once or twice all winter.

You get all the odd never heard of plants. I tip my hat to you.

WOW Chuck fragrant too. That is a winner.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2014 6:43 PM CST

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I got it at the Annual Canby Plant Sale. It is a mos amazing place to shop for plants that you would never see anywhere else. I wish I could remember which vendor I got it from. There were over 100 vendors.
Name: chuck k
S.W. PA. (Zone 6b)
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kingconeflower
Sep 2, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Lynn and others!----I got that petunia at Burpee, along with a couple other new varieties of plants.....You can look now as they have yet more new things.....Mostly, you can get seeds and/or the plant itself....TONS of other stuff there...That petunia, plus the black velvet one I posted yesterday, came in 4 inch pots or so, and you see what they exploded into.....i enjoy looking at your pics here.....Good luck!.....Chuck
Chuck
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Cinta
Sep 2, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Thank you Chuck. I have never ordered from Burpee I will give them a try this year.
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ge1836
Sep 3, 2014 4:07 AM CST
I cant say enough about this plant that is probably invasive in its native country.
Plectranthuswith verigated cream edge.
DD " borrowed " a cutting from a display at a restaurant 4 years ago.
We take cuttings and keep them over winter and plant in as many planters as we can.
I often take a cutting at planting time and stick it wherever there is a planter that doesnt have any.
These are from last year but the same planter in
May


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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Sep 3, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Some great shots ^up there!!

Warning! The following pics may be too wild for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

This tiny Sempervivum could be hidden under a quarter, but it's making babies!


Containers on a pole (I uploaded this as a multi plant pic with labels.)
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"War of the Philodendrons" pot has had a great summer. (Brazil, Pink Princess)
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Callisia fragrans, Coleus, a rhizomatous Begonia.
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Trying to get at least 1 of every Kalanchoe I have in this pot. It's going to get ridiculous soon, I can't wait!


Fence is still not finished, but hanging plants like it.
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Took this pic while these plants were out of the way of mowing for a minute.
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Various sun lovers that will hopefully have a home next summer. It's been a lot of moving out of rain/back into sun this year.
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"Mostly shade lovelies" helping the giant Dracaena pot to be more interesting. Begonias, Hypoestes, Alternanthera.
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It was bound to happen, downy mildew zapped the Impatiens walleriana in this pot. This was its' 3rd summer, and I hadn't even touched any Impatiens at a store, but it's an airborne entity, and apparently blew in. Pot still has Coleus, Hypoestes, Begonia...
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A succulent fest. The tall one is Senecio crassissimus. A little far back to see from this pic, but the leaves are outlined in purple, and the petioles are purple.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 3, 2014 8:26 AM CST

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Jo Ann I can see why your DH 'borrow' a piece of that Plectranthus. It is beautiful, and what a grower it is. Do you know the name of it? I don't think I've ever seen that one.

Wow Tiffany, you have quite a collection of containers.
What fun your Kalanchoe experiment is.
I absolutely love the Philodendron container with the different colors of leaves. Very pretty.
Do you know what variety your cute little sempervivum is?
Your last photo with all the succulents is very interesting.
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Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 3, 2014 8:33 AM CST
Gold-Edged Plectranthus (Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus')
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Sep 3, 2014 8:44 AM CST

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Thank you Jo Ann, I will see if I can find it next spring. I wonder how it would look growing with Red Head?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 3, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Red and Green, cant beat it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 3, 2014 9:10 AM CST

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I'll have to give it a try. Looks like yours grows well.

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