Annuals and perennials - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kavitha21m
April 26, 2010
i want to have flowers from spring to fall.which combination i should select?i would prefer if they are perennial combinations?am looking for a look like hanging pots but am keeping in planter boxes...

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2010


Most annuals and perennials bloom in a specific season for a specific amount of time so if you want lots of color in the spring, summer and fall, you'll want to plant lots of different plants. This way when one stops blooming, others will just be beginning their show. Hanging baskets are usually filled with trailing annual plants and what you choose will depend upon whether you are going to set them in the sun or in the shade. For a shady exposure, try trailing fuchsias, alyssum, lobellia, impatiens, begonias or any other shade loving trailing plant. For a sunny exposure, plant wave petunias, kenilworth ivy, dwarf dianthus, or any of your favorite sun loving plants. Enjoy!

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