Pretty Plants for Summer Container Gardens

Choose a few of our favorite flowering and foliage plants to brighten window boxes, hanging baskets and pots all season long.

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osteospermum is good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Osteospermum

16 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

hawaii white is good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Floss flower (Ageratum houstonianum) 'Hawaii White'

6 inches tall, 6 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

coleus is good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Coleus

8 to 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

fescue is good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Blue Fescue

12 inches tall, 10 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

busy lizzie impatien good choice for box or basket How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walleriana)

24 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

variegata ground ivy good choice for box or basket How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) 'Variegata'

6 inches tall, 6 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

swan river daisy is good choice for box or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Swan River daisy 'Blue Mist'

14 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

shockwave petunias good choice for box or basket How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Petunia, Shockwave Series Pink

10 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

convolvulus is good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Bush morning glory (Convolvulus cneorum)

24 inches tall, 36 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

nemesia strumosa good choice for boxes or baskets How To Grow Practically Everything ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2010

Nemesia 'KLM'

12 inches tall, 6 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

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