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.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • osteospermum is good choice for boxes or baskets

    Osteospermum

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

  • hawaii white is good choice for boxes or baskets

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Nemesia 'KLM'

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

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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