perinnials for containers - Knowledgebase Question

Richmond, Vi
Question by jangoodin
March 20, 2009
what flowering perennials will flourish in large containers?

Answer from NGA
March 20, 2009


Most annual and perennial flowers adapt to growing in containers, and some veggies will grow in containers, as well. When choosing containers, make sure they have adequate drainage holes in the bottoms, and use potting mix rather than garden soil. Potting mixes contain organic material, sand and perlite or vermiculite, which makes them light, fast-draining and moisture retentive. The plants you choose should be specific to the environment. Since it's a sunny spot, you can grow zinnias,Japanese Anemone, Golden Marguerite, Rock Cress, Thrift, Butterfly Weed, border Dahlias, Bellflower, Corn flower, Michaelmus Daisy, Coreopsis, Coneflower, Daylily, Red Hot Poker, ornamental grasses of all kinds, lavender, Gayfeather, Poppy, Black Eyed Susans and any other sun loving plant. Enjoy!

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