Annuals forum: List of messy annuals

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2015 7:11 AM CST
These are some I have used in planters on the deck.
The petals or blooms drop easily and stain, some are impossible to scrub up and leave a stain.
I love them but dont use them often.
Angelonia
Begonia
Fuchsia
Portulaca
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 29, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Salvia is another. I love having them on the deck to lure the hummingbirds up close, but they sure are messy.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Is that the annual salvia ? I dont think I ever used it.
Guess I will avoid the temptation.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 29, 2015 9:09 AM CST
I've found the hummingbirds like both annual and perennial salvias. They really seem to like coral nymph, and they usually reseed reliably for me. The perennial ones are messy, but I don't remember ever having the annual ones on the deck- only in garden beds.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2015 10:36 AM CST
I had a perennial in a planter. Mystic Blue Spires. I dont recall it being messy but I dont recall much from 4 years ago.
I was on a Salvia thread and the discussion was about them being fragile over winter. I considered myself lucky when it came back the next year. I transplanted it to the garden but it lasted only 3 more seasons.
This is it planted in a 16 inch planter. 2010

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In the garden ,last seen in 2012

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 29, 2015 11:02 AM CST
Pretty.

Karen
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jan 29, 2015 11:23 AM CST
I do not recall the calibrachoas from years past as being messy.DD usually buys them but this year they will feature heavily on the deck.
I hope they dont let me down.
I also remember the begonias as trouble, ( all types )
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abhege
Feb 1, 2015 5:57 PM CST
And geraniums! Very messy, but showy,
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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Probably anything that blooms & drops petals would make this kind of "mess." Stick to decorative foliage for deck pots?

How is it going on the deck this year?
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