Plants for Hanging Baskets...
constantly seek out plants that work well in Hanging
Baskets and new varieties we can share with you.
Have you thought about a
Hanging Basket of Edibles for the Chef?
Some other recent additions to our pick of Plants for Planters are:
Fuchsia in Hanging Baskets
Fuchsia are a genus of plants of about 100 species with over 3,000 to
They have lovely bell shaped flowers that are ideal in hanging
baskets and hanging planters.
Fuchsia baskets and planters can be hung outdoors during warm weather
when frost is no longer a threat and then cut back and brought indoors
during the colder months.
There are two main ways to classify different types of fuchsias
available for sale, which makes choosing among the thousands of
possibilities a bit easier.
Upright Fuchsias – ideal in the garden and in pots and
Many fuchsia varieties -- or cultivators -- grow in an upright growth
habit, some of which need support such as a trellis or wall. They
potentially grow up to 3 feet, depending on variety so are not really
suited to hanging baskets – the uprights are more for garden planters.
Some popular examples of upright fuchsias include Chillerton Beauty,
Beacon, Black Prince, Constance and Winston Churchhill.
Trailing Fuchsias – The best pick for hanging baskets
Other fuchsia varieties have a trailing or cascading habit. These
generally make the best hanging plants.
Some popular examples of fuchsias ideal for hanging baskets are
Curtain Calls, Falling Stars, Dark Eyes, Hula Girls, Swingtime and
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Portulaca - Easy Care Hanging Baskets
Portulaca grandiflora, also known as moss roses, Mexican roses or the
sun plant, are herbaceous plants with thin succulently leaves that grow
approx 6-7 inches in height.
Because they are so easy to grow moss roses are ideal for hanging
baskets and hanging planters particularly if you have a hot, sunny and
Portulaca blooms from summer to fall, traditionally opening during
the heat of the day.
All Portulacas need sun for their flowers to open. The flowers of
older varieties closed up around noon or as soon as the sun lost its
intensity. Most plants sold today have blooms that stay open all day.
They do stay closed at night and on cloudy days.
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There are well over 1,000 types of coleus on the market today, in an
overwhelming selection of colors, sizes, and shapes – they make a great
addition to any hanging basket or planter.
They can be top planted into your basket to create a stately centerpiece
or as shown in the photo below if side planted into your hanging basket
or planter they will create balls of spectacular foliage.
Trailing and mounding coleus do well with the good dappled light
(they prefer to be out of direct sun for any more than 2-3 hours). They
need plenty of air circulation to help them stay healthy.
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And some reliable standards:
Tuberous Begonias are ideal when Hanging Baskets are in shady spots and
are the splendid showstoppers with their huge double blooms in an array
of dazzling colors including shades of red, orange, pink and pure white.
These superb plants include varieties which grow erect and also
cascading types which are ideal for Hanging Baskets.
New Sun Loving Lobelia
Techno Heat, Lucia and Waterfall are a new lobelia series well worth
considering for your Hanging Baskets or Planters. Their color is a
riveting iridescent blue. Native to Southern Africa, these new
varieties Lucia and Waterfall are more heat tolerant blooming from
spring well into midsummer or even longer.
We have prepared a simple table as a guide to
choosing some great plants for baskets
Learn more about plants for Hanging Baskets.