Flowers and Climbers for Containers

Plants in containers add color to your garden, and broaden the range of plants you can grow. These flowers and climbers flourish when grown in pots.

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©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Swan River Daisy

A spreading annual, the swan river daisy is ideal for hanging baskets. It produces white, pink, or purplish flowers.

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan is a half-hardy climber with bright orange or yellow flowers. If grown as a perennial, protect pots in winter.

Canary Creeper

The canary creeper is a vigorous annual climber bearing bright yellow flowers with fringed petals from summer to autumn.

Purple Hyacinth

A richly scented flower, the blue jacket hyacinth blooms mid to late spring.

Yellow Hammer Dwarf Dahlia Features Black Foliage

The dahlia 'Yellow Hammer' is a dwarf dahlia with clear yellow flowers and contrasting near-black foliage.

Lemon Scented

The Pelargonium 'Lemon Fancy' offers a citrusy scent from its leaves. It is vulnerable to frost.

Cape Leadwort

This evergreen climber needs to grow in a sunny spot. Bring pots indoors in winter.

Fragrant Climber

The cobaea is a tender perennial climber. However, it is usually grown as an annual unless protected in winter.

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