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Questions about annuals for deck pots??

Posted by lary1047 z5 MI (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 08 at 2:00

Hi everyone!!

Can Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' be used in a regular pot or do we have to use it as a hanging plant? We are looking for some nice plants for our new deck area. In the past we have used the Black and Blue salvia and the red also. Hummers sure like these. Looking for suggestions for colorfull plants that be put into pots for our hummers.


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RE: Questions about annuals for deck pots??

Lary...I personally love the "new gold" lantana...I have them in huge pots on the corners of my patio and they really thrive, are drought tolerate and require little care, except cutting off spent flowers (hummers like it and it attracts beautiful butterflies)...and they are sun loving plants...actually the blooms are bright yellow and will look beautiful along with your red salvia (I'm In MS)


RE: Questions about annuals for deck pots??

'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' is an upright fuchsia, not a trailer, so you can use it in a regular pot. I like to grow trailing fuchsias around the rim of the same pot, though, with mid-height fillers in between.

RE: Questions about annuals for deck pots??

Pentas! Love em.

RE: Questions about annuals for deck pots??

Most say hummers don't touch them, but petunia's at my house are a hit!!! I also like dwarf nicotiana. You'll also get visits from hummingbird moths. Mine has hosted the hummingbird moth caterpillar (large and green!), here is link to what you'll be looking for :) Christy

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird moths and their caterpillar

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