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PLANTS FOR CONTAINERS AND COMBINATION PLANTERS

By Wayne L. Handlos

                                                  Photo Gallery  Geraniums in Containers

SUNNY LOCATIONS

African daisies – Osteospermum, Dimorphotheca

Agastache

Angelonia

Bacopa (Sutera)

Bidens – beggars ticks

Brachycome – Swan River Daisy

Calibrachoa – Million Bells

Ceratostigma – lead wort

Dahlia – especially dwarf forms

Diascia – twin spurs

Felicia

Gaura

Geraniums – Pelargonium – including zonals, ivies, regals, angels, fancy leaves, scenteds, species

Lavender – especially Spanish types (L. stoechas)

Lobelia

Lotus – parrot’s beak

Mandevilla, Dipladenia, Allamanda

Marguerite daisies – Argyranthemum (Madeira Daisy)

Nemesia

Petunia – including Supertunias, Tiny tunias, Waves, Easy Waves, Avalanche, Ramblin’, Surfinias

Salvia – smaller types like Autumn Sage, splendens types, farinacea types

Scaevola – fan flower

Snapdragons – Antirrhinum - especially dwarf and trailing types

Strawflowers – Bracteantha

Verbena

Viola – including pansies, Johnny Jump Ups, etc.

SHADY LOCATIONS

Begonia – wax begonias, rex begonias

Cuphea – cigar plant, Mexican heather

Fuchsia – use only gall/fuchsia mite resistant plants; mite spread by hummingbirds

Heliotrope

Impatiens – including New Guineas, Pixies, doubles, exotic types

Lobelia – both bedding and trailing types

Pelargonium – geraniums, especially ivies and fancy leaved types

Viola

FOLIAGE PLANTS

Ajuga – bugle - shade

Asparagus fern – shade or sun

Coleus and Perilla – shade (but some newer types are sun tolerant)

Dusty Miller – including Artemisia and other silver-leaved plants

Glechoma – ground ivy, variegated creeping Charlie

Hedera – English and Algerian ivy – shade

Helichrysum – licorice plant

Heuchera and Heucherella – coral bells – shade

Ipomoea – sweet potato vine

Lamium – shade

Lotus – parrot’s beak

Pelargonium – fancy leaved geraniums – shade

Plectranthus – shade

Salvia – especially the culinary sage

Santolina

Succulents

                                                                 

 

 

                         

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