planting - Knowledgebase Question

Owings Mills, Ma
Question by jcl8006
May 31, 2009
What are the best plants to grow on a sunny small bacony? I like colorful leaves more then plants that attract bees.

Answer from NGA
May 31, 2009


Here are some suggestions for your balcony garden:
Geranium pratense ?Midnight Reiter? (purple-leaf cranesbill); Heuchera 'Purpurea?; Lysimachia ciliata ?Firecracker? (Firecracker fringed loosestrife); Penstemon digitalis (Husker?s Red beardtongue); Sedum 'Purple Emperor' (Purple Emperor stonecrop); Carex comans ?BronzeForm? (bronze New Zealand hair sedge); Festuca glauca (blue fescue); Helictotrichon sempervirens (blue oat grass); Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens? (black mondo grass); Pennisetum setaceum ?Rubrum? (purple fountain grass); Saccharum officinarum 'Pele's Smoke? ( purple sugar cane). Best wishes with your balcony garden!

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