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Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
Feb 21, 2017 4:01 PM CST
Hi everyone!
I have a little spool set up that I am trying to find a rainbow of perennials for. The problem is that there is so much information out there it's making my head spin, so I'm hoping you wonderful people can help me come up with some ideas. I'm looking for blue, purple, white, yellow, red, orange, pink and any other color I forgot. I would love flowers that bloom for two, possibly three seasons. I'll be attaching a picture so y'all can see what I'm working with. I'm overloaded in roses, the three pots already in use are tropicanas(coral in color). Bonus points if I can easily find them at a big box store! Please help my brain from exploding :)
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Name: woofie
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Feb 21, 2017 4:42 PM CST
Calibrachoa spring to mind. And they come in lots of colors.
Oh, and what about maybe some succulents?
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Feb 21, 2017 4:58 PM CST
Hi JackieDavis87, Welcome!

Selections for both shade and sun are probably endless for Zone 9b, Texas! Just be sure to drill drainage holes in the bottoms of those awesome galvanized tubs! Oh ... and please come back here and post some photos for us to see once you get this project finished; I can just imagine how beautiful it's going to look! Lovey dubby

Check out some of the Texas natives listed on this page:

Those listed on this page that should also do well:

Links for a few of them in our database:
Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Mexican False Heather (Cuphea hyssopifolia)

Verbena (Glandularia):
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Name: Jackie
Sweeny Texas (Zone 9b)
Feb 21, 2017 5:07 PM CST
Woofie, I totally had to look up what a Calibrachoa was Rolling on the floor laughing , and they're beautiful! Thank you!

Lin- Thank you, thank you, thank you I tip my hat to you. . I knew I came to the right place. I swear I'm just going to print the pics from the first link and just carry it around lowes with me. And I will make sure I update with pics! This is another one of my Pinterest projects! Oh I almost forgot I already drilled 5 holes in the bottom of the tubs! And I'm going to get pedestals for the. So they'll drain well.

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