flowers for windy spots

rross(NSW Aust)August 19, 2003

I live in a flat on the third floor of my building. I have a large, sunny balcony that unfortunately is very windy in Summer. I don't know how to code Sydney zone-wise, but according to the garden publications here, it's temperate.

Would anyone be able to recommend container-grown flowers that keep their petals on in the wind? So far I've had success with Portulaca, Asters and Marigolds, but I'd like to try something new. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

You should be able to grow most of these, particularly in larger pots:

Pentas, dahlias, cape plumbago, iris, mallows, ageratum, chrysanthemum, osteospermums, lysimachia, salvia, scaevola, lantana, alyssum, scabiosa, verbena, anagallis, astroemeria, bacopa, callas, clivia, cannas (big pots), convolvulus, daylilies, erysimum, euryops, lamium, gazania, dianthus, geraniums, pelargoniums, hellebores, heuchera, impatiens, lavendar, lotus bertholotii, snapdragons, mimulus, nierembergia, bluett (centaurea montana), pieris, ranunculus, dwarf rudbeckia, common garden sage (it has lovely spikes of purple flowers and will rebloom if you deadhead it), gazanias, tulips (but they'll need chilling if you want them to come back).

    Bookmark   August 25, 2003 at 11:15PM
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