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Looking for winter bedding flowers

Posted by ricardomartin95 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 23, 13 at 22:07

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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RE: Looking for winter bedding flowers

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

this is just one site

Here is a link that might be useful: winter annuals

RE: Looking for winter bedding flowers

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

RE: Looking for winter bedding flowers

  • Posted by socalgal USDA z10 Sunset z24, (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 24, 13 at 21:56

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.

RE: Looking for winter bedding flowers

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

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