Top 8 Plants for Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are a beautiful way to add color to your yard, and are ideal for gardeners with little space for planting. While you can buy pre-made hanging flower baskets, the truth is making your own can cost you less. Look below as I share the top 8 plants for hanging baskets, and see which plants should be on your shopping list for making your own baskets!
The nice thing about petunias is they bloom all season long so you get a good bloom for your buck. They will gently trail and hang out of the baskets as they grow, and as long as you deadhead the dead blooms you will have lots of success. Find them in colors of white, pink, yellow, purple, blue, and even magenta!
If you live in an area with lots of shade, then impatiens are your best bet! They make ideal filler flowers so if you have small spots to fill in, impatiens can handle it. Colors you can choose from often include pink, white, red, and swirl combos.
Begonias are another option if your yard has a great deal of shade. They offer colorful red foliage that really stands out, and they will bloom all season as long as you deadhead the faded blooms. Choose from shades of red, white, and pink.
Not only does fuschia do well in shade, but the colors are so gorgeous! Choose from bright pinks, magenta, and even fabulous shades or purple. The drooping blooms will trail down your baskets creating some nice visual effect. Plus, they smell great and attract hummingbirds!
If you want a basket with some height to it, geraniums can help. Geraniums will spike up in your baskets offering shades of pink or red. They do prefer full sun, so only use them in baskets that get a good 6 hours of sun per day.
Succulents are ideal for baskets in areas with lots of sun and dry climates. You can choose from dozens of succulent varieties in many colors. Plus, they shape of succulents vary from spikes to trailing vines, to cacti like shapes. You have so many options!
You can not only plant annual vincas in baskets but feel free to add vinca vines for a long trailing effect. This is a fun way to add additional color and texture to the basket without a great deal of fuss.
While they aren’t flowering, they are so practical. Try adding some herbs such as oregano, mint, basil, and chives to your hanging baskets. They will come in handy when you are cooking, and this is a great way to grow herbs in limited space.
Are you ready to create the perfect hanging flower basket? While there are lots more plants that you could use, these 8 plants for hanging baskets is a nice place to get started.
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