Pictures of Flowers in Containers: Coleus = A, Celosia = B, Dahlia = C, Lupin = D, Snapdragon = E, Salvia = F, Datura = G
by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)
Pictures of flowers: Coleus = A, Celosia = B, Dahlia = C, Lupin = D, Snapdragon = E, Salvia = F, Datura = G
Container Gardening Flowers: Coleus = A, Celosia = B, Dahlia = C, Lupin = D, Snapdragon = E, Salvia = F, Datura = G
In the front of this container, we find a row of annuals in peach and yellow: coleus, celosia and dahlia.
A second row of perennials in contrasting blue and purplish blue: lupin and perennial salvia; in the center, one peach snapdragon, and two datura plants on the far left and right.
Datura Purple Ballerina would work well in a container combination like this one. It can be grown from seed, the flowers stay open during the day, and they are scented. But keep in mind all parts of datura are poisonous to humans and pets.
There are a number of salvia cultivars for you to choose from: May Night, Caradonna or East Friesland stay upright and bloom abundantly.
Gallery Blue Lupin, a short-lived perennial, is a great choice for containers. It stays compact, producing showy spikes of blue and white flowers in the early summer.
A galvanized water trough can be used as a planter, provided you drill holes to provide good drainage. They will last for years, and their size will allow you to grow perennials and larger annuals that require space to grow.
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