Looking to cut down on some garden work this summer but still have a knockout display? We love creating containers filled with a mix of this and that. However, we also love putting one power plant in a large pot and calling it a day. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
EnduraScape™ Verbena is an improved variety that loves heat, has excellent resistance to powdery mildew, and stays in flower longer. This variety’s trailing habit also shines in a hanging planter. Zone: 7 -10
Near Constant Blooms
From a outstanding new series of this free-flowering and heat-loving plant comes Colorita® Isabella® Peruvian Lily. The brilliant-orange blooms will keep coming if old stems are plucked! Zone: 8 – 11
Bring on the Butterflies
Waterwise and loved by pollinators, use lantana in tough full sun spots. Purple Potion™ Trailing Lantana is evergreen in frost-free climates and an annual for cold climate areas. Zone: 9 – 11
Hot Color That Holds Up to Heat
In those super-sunny, sweltering spots you need plants that can not only deal, but delight. Places such as facing south settings, in the reflected heat from pools or hardscape, or on a roof gardens.
These plants do that: CANNOVA® Orange Shades Canna Lily, Endurascape™ Dark Purple Verbena, and Sienna Sunrise® Heavenly Bamboo. Plus they have a variety of textures and forms that makes for an interesting vignette.
Cut a Few Flowers
Coneflowers grow as well in pots as they do in the garden. Enjoy Evolution™ Fiesta Coneflower’s flamboyant flowers all summer and into autumn. It blooms so much, you can cut a few to bring inside! Zone: 4-9
Low-growing varieties, such as Deep Blue Clips Bellflower, are elegant choices for low, bowl-type containers you can use as centerpieces. This selection flowers continuously all summer. Zone: 4-9