Mixing Flowers In A Pot - Knowledgebase Question

Seattle, WA
Question by lpsabacan
April 23, 2001
I have a corner apartment with a balcony that faces south and west. I have already purchased an assortment of pansies to grow in flower boxes, but would like to add another plant that would cascade over the flower boxes to hide the pots and continue to flower or remain green past summer. What do you suggest?


Image
Answer from NGA
April 23, 2001

0

Here are some choices: Portulaca (excellent for drought tolerance), Alyssum, Ageratum, Convolvulus, Dusty Miller, Geranium, Heliotrope (smells heavenly), Lobelia, Verbena, Nasturtium, Pentas, Petunia, Phlox, Scaevola, and Helichrysum (looks spectacular with Verbena and/or Heliotrope). Remember, the most important factor in having beautiful cascading plants in planter boxes or hanging baskets is staying on top of watering. During the hottest days of summer you may need to water more than once a day. Containers dry out very quickly.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hibiscus 'Purpureus Variegatus'"