11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants

Blossom Lady
May 03, 2021 02:31 AM
11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants

No matter how small your garden, there's always room for hanging baskets. Hanging plants add long-lasting color, height and interest to patios, doorways and balconies. There are many styles of hanging basket to choose from. Use a lightweight, peat-free potting compost and mix in slow-release fertilizer granules and water-retaining gel, before planting. Plant it up with a mixture of upright and trailing plants, in complementary colors, for a complete, coordinated look. Choosing which pre-planted hanging basket plants to display is really down to personal choice of color, variety and trailing habit, do you want long trailing stems full of blooms that can grow down 60cm or more, or would you prefer a ball of color hanging outside your front door. Use any of these 11 best hanging plants to add color and interest to any porch, deck, balcony, or sunroom.

Blue Bacopa

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Bacopa is most easily grown in containers which allows for the consistent moisture that this flowering plant needs. For optimal growth, place your hanging bacopa in a place where there is a lot of afternoon shade.
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Verbena

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Known for its stress-relieving essential oils, verbena is a beautiful hanging plant that comes in more than 250 different varieties. This butterfly-attracting plant demands lots of sun (8 to 10 hours per day) and a well-draining soil. Bright and deep purple-pink, ‘Imagination’ is just one of many verbenas that make perfect hanging plants. Give them full sun and keep the soil moist for best results.
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Trailing Pansies

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Relatively new on the scene after more than a decade of breeding, trailing varieties of pansies do well as hanging plants in baskets and containers. Spreading larger and having deeper color than older pansy varieties, they are also extremely cold-resistant—surviving sub-zero temperatures.
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Oxalis Triangularis

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Also known as the "purple shamrock" or "false shamrock," oxalis triangularis is a colorful hanging plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors. It's known for leaves that open up during the day and close at night. Be careful where you place it as this plant can be toxic to cats and dogs.
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Hanging Fuchsia

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Know that fuchsias don’t bode well in hot climates, but they are great as hanging plants for summer and will attract hummingbirds. They do wonderfully along the coast or in cool areas. With its showstopping flowers, Fuchsia has been a long-time favorite with gardeners. The brightly colored, lantern-like flowers can attract hummingbirds to your yard and thrive in part to full shade. These plants need lots of nutrients when producing flowers, so tend fertilize them regularly and deadhead spent flowers to maximize their blooms.
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Snowtopia

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Bacopa ‘Snowtopia’ has cascading evergreen stems that burst with a profusion of white blossoms from June through September. Favoring sun or semi-shade, it’s an ideal choice for a porch or patio.
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Begonias

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Begonias have earned their place as one of the best hanging plants for their showy flowers, free branching habit, and tolerance for heat. Available in a wide range of colors, from yellows, to oranges, to reds and pinks, “non-stop” varieties can give you blooms all year long.
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Boston Fern

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
This tropical houseplant only has one main drawback—it requires constantly moist soil. If you live in a more mild climate though, Boston ferns can prosper outside year-round too.
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Calibrachoa

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Commonly referred to as Million Bells or trailing petunia, the pretty-in-pink plant is a container garden go-to for its fast-growing florals and variety of colors. Plant calibrachoa outdoors in the late spring in well-drained soil and you can enjoy the foliage until fall. The plant flowers at a rapid rate with colorful cascading blooms.
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Moss Rose

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
For a hanging that receives a lot of direct sunlight, Moss Rose is a hardy choice. These colorful flowers may look dainty but they can endure the sun's direct rays even on the brightest of summer days.
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Lantana

11 Perfect Hanging Basket Plants
Lantana is a hardy plant that can survive in sunny spots, even with little water. This low-maintenance flower draws pollinators to the yard, so if you plant Lantana, expect to see plenty of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds feeding on its nectar.
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Lisa
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May 30, 2021 06:07 AM

beautiful