The Q&A Archives: Plants for Containers in Winter

Questioner's Location: New York, NY
Date: August 29, 1999

Question: What annuals (or other low cost plants) could I plant in street containers for winter interest in New York City? Perennials and shrubs are not an option because theft is a constant problem.

Answer: You might try the ornamental kale or pansies and violas for blooming plants, but if theft is a problem you might want to think about some of the less tempting yet still attractive things that will do well in containers and provide some winter interest. One possibility would be the various forms of English ivy (Hedera helix) which are available with different leaf shapes and variegations (and can easily be propagated for back-up), another might be the ornamental grasses which form interesting and graceful plumes of seedheads in winter. Since these plants are larger they may be cost effective when compared to the annuals.

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