Annuals forum: My Best Performing Annual for 2016

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Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
Love of gardening grows on you!
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Oct 2, 2016 4:57 AM CST
All of our outdoor gardening is done in container plants on our large patio. A couple of large containers of red petunias is always a must. This year we purchased two small hanging pots of red impatiens from Home Depot - not expecting much of a show from them. To our amazement these impatiens took off like a "house afire". They got so heavy that we had to remove them from the shepherd hook and place them on the ground. A couple of violent thunderstorms/high winds broke off a few branches. Behind them are three pots of ornamental peppers that also grew well for us this year. A photo is attached.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Oct 9, 2016 3:03 AM CST
Yeah, by far my best annuals this year were the impatiens. Also the coleus. I love red salvia, but they struggled. Marigolds (3 types) went wild after I finally got them in. The several kinds of Zinnia did great in deck pots (and I especially the Pinwheel Zinnias in one pot because I luckily got such good variety of color from just 4 plants.

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