Looking for winter bedding flowers

ricardomartin95October 23, 2013

I live in Aguascalientes, Mexico and want to plant some bedding annuals among my hydrangeas which grow in the shade. I was thinking wax begonias and coleus but am worried that a frost could kill them in winter. What are some reliable bedding plants for zone 9 where the temperatures are daytime 60s and nighttime 30s with ocassional frosts.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

You can find various suggestions with a search for "winter bedding plants for usda zone 9" minus the quotes.

this is just one site
http://www.gardenguides.com/116885-winter-flowering-bedding-plants.html

Here is a link that might be useful: winter annuals

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 12:39AM
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calistoga_al

Most winter flowering bedding plants, are really better suited to full sun and will not do their best in your shady spot. I think your fibrous rooted Begonias, Primula and Cyclamen are more tolerant of your shade. Al

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 10:06AM
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socalgal_gw Zone USDA 10b Sunset 24

I don't think Coleus would survive a frost - I live in a zone without frost and I have to treat it as an annual. The wax begonias should be fine. I second the recommendation of primula/primroses.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2013 at 9:56PM
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giraffe(5b)

Also........snapdragons make a good winter flowering plant, if budded or flowering before frost hits.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 11:06PM
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