Flower Hanging Baskets
Nothing says Spring or Summer like Flower Hanging Baskets. Festooned
with flowers hanging baskets look great under eves, hanging from
porches, entranceways, conservatories even under trees.
With so many new and improved flowering plants to choose from it can be
difficult to decide which flowers you want.
For The Best Flower Hanging Baskets….
There are a couple of important factors if you want your baskets to look
their best with plants that flower and flower .
* choose your planters position – shade or sun. Is the place your are
thinking about for your flower hanging baskets a shady spot or full sun
position - full sun means 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
* consider what time do you have available to water and look after your
plants – can you water once to twice daily, or are you only able to
water your flowers every other day, or even only once or twice a week
These two considerations should determine your choice of flowering
plants. For example if you have time on your hands and have a shady spot
then opt for shade and watering loving plants like impatiens. If you are
lucky enough to have a sunny sheltered spot then you may opt for full
fun and water loving plants like Petunias.
And what if you don’t have time on your hands for watering every day –
well don’t despair – try the ivy leafed pelargonium or geranium. Great
for a basket or hanging planter, these great plants add a splash of
color in a courtyard or even on a balcony and they are pretty tough.
These plants don’t need watering every day they love the sun and they
have a fabulous range of flower colors include pinks, mauves, rose and
Our Pick of Flowers for Hanging Baskets
Free Flowering Impatiens – Shade / Water Daily
Impatiens are without a doubt are one of the most spectacular
shade-blooming annuals available. Ideal for hanging baskets and hanging
planters these great plants are often called “Busy Lizzie’s” simply
because they produce so many flowers
Few other plants bloom with so little sunlight and no other bedding
plant offers the glowing, luminescent colors of impatiens.
impatiens in Hanging Baskets
Geraniums – Regal Flowers Shade / Water every 2-3 days
Hardy geraniums are amazingly good for shade, even dry shade.
Geraniums are summer flowering and give color to any shade area. There
thick stems hold moisture and they can with stand periods of drought. To
get the most flowers out of your Geranium hanging basket – water
regularly, let the plant dry out between watering, over watering can
cause rot – and dead head your plant regularly to encourage more
More on Geraniums in Hanging Baskets
Ferns for Dry shade
Another consideration for your hanging baskets are ferns. While they do
not flower – they are lush and can look great. There are a number of
Ferns that will thrive in hanging baskets and can with stand a dry shady
More on Ferns
in Hanging baskets
Petunia SuperBells – Just Flower and Flower Full Sun/Water daily
Petunias just love the sun, and now with the many new varieties of
Petunias on the market – the days of having to dead head your plant of
its flowers to encourage more flowers is over.
Superbell Petunia just flower and flower and require no dead heading.
Often referred to as self cleaning these great plants are ideal for
hanging baskets and hanging planters.
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Ivy Geranium – Tough Plants Bright Flowers Sun / Water 2-3 times
Geraniums are just tough little plants that are easy care and reward you
with bright flowers all summer long.
Ivy Geraniums are great for hanging baskets as they have a wonderful
trailing habit – they will cascade with flowers over the side of your
basket or planter.
Wax and Dragon Wing Begonias are plants also well worth considering for
hanging baskets in a bright sunny position.
More on Begonias in hanging baskets