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PLANTS FOR CONTAINERS AND COMBINATION PLANTERS

By Wayne L. Handlos

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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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