Outdoor Flower Pots - Knowledgebase Question

Ridgewood, Ne
Question by marcrappin
October 8, 2009
Our front porch is in direct sun all day long. Is their a special pot or hearty flowering plant that can survive the heat. On is a hanging pot one is a hook to the railing box.

Marc


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Answer from NGA
October 8, 2009

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I think heat and drought tolerant annuals are your best bet. You'll get lots of color from the following, regardless of sunshine and heat:
Gaillardia (blanket flower) is a low-growing, colorful plant in warm colors with petals that appear fringed. Gazania (Gazania regens) comes in a host of colors. Gazanias are tender perennials but are often grown as an annual. The flowers close at night. Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) The flowers look like brilliant purple clover, though it may be available in other colors. As well as being a tough survivor in the heat, globe amaranth makes a good plant for drying. Melampodium (Melampodium paludosum) has small yellow daisy-like flowers and retains its abundant flowers throughout the summer. Rose moss (Portulaca grandiflora) is very tolerant of summer heat. It is a low growing, succulent plant that comes in an array of bright and intermediate shades.

Hope these plants work for you!

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