Top Plants For Hanging Baskets

There is no end to the plants and combinations that you can plant in your Gardman basket. Here are a few of our favourites. They look fantastic and can be easily found at most leading garden retailers. If you are ready for some extra inspiration, visit our Photo Gallery to see some award winning baskets.

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  1. Verbena
    Verbena is a flowering plant that is drought-resistant, tolerating full to partial sun, and enjoy well-drained, average soils. The evenly spread buds initially open to reveal clusters of flowers which gradually change to provide a subtle blend of purple shades, all with darker edges in the same flower cluster. The trailing stems make this the perfect choice for filling gaps in hanging baskets, window boxes and containers. Growing 20 to 25cm in height and width and hardy to minus 2°C it is easily grown in average, medium moisture soils in full sun.
  2. Convolvulus tricolor
    A short to medium annual plant with solitary long-stalked flowers. The flower is a tri-coloured funnel-shaped bloom about three centimeters wide, blue with white and a yellow centre. These flowers with flashy star­burst centers bloom like crazy, creating an awesome show for several months in Summer. An easy & fast way to add thrills to your garden! Just imagine coming home to these happy little Morning Glory flowers along your verandah or in a hanging basket near your front steps....
  3. Nephrolepis exaltata
    The Boston Fern has graceful green, drooping fronds that are naturally cut in such a way to give a ruffled looking effect and therefore it looks really good in a hanging basket or in a place where the fronds can hang down over something. They are quite sensitive to chemicals and the smoke from coal or wood burner fires are fairly toxic, draughts must also be avoided. It's also one of the top rated plants for removing air pollutants from the air and because of its almost insatiable appetite for water it pumps out large amounts of water vapor into the nearby air, thereby increasing humidity.
  4. Streptocarpus saxorum
    Originally from South Africa, and sometimes referred to as the 'Cape Primrose'. Streptocarpus species are usually grown in hanging baskets and alway grown in a filtered shade position with moist but also a well drained soil that mimics the natural habitat of Streptocarpus Species. Generally, Streptocarpus will flower from spring to autumn. In winter, they will stop flowering and may lose some leaves, which is normal. However, some varieties flower in winter.
  5. Pelargonium peltatum & cvs
    Ivy-leafed geraniums are probably the easiest Pelargonium to grow as they are not susceptible to diseases. They have very attractive glossy leaves and are scrambling or trailing plants in colours of reds, white, pinks, mauves and purple. They also benefit from tip pruning to create a dense form. They can flower almost all year round in our climate. They are South African in origin, and flower almost all year round if trimmed back every so often through the year they will flower almost perpetually in our mild climate. Early to mid-spring is their absolute peak time. Flowers in September, October, November and December. TIP: Prune regularly from a young age for density. Remove spent flowers & leaves as they form.
  6. Calibrachoa hybrida
    This prolific flowering annual is very similar to the Petunia, and one of the most popular hybrids. Excellent for hanging baskets as they tend to cascade over the edge to create a brilliant effect. As hybrids, they have been created to withstand disease very well. Flowers in January, February, March, April, October, November and December.
  7. Sutera cordata & cvs
    The South African plant known as bacopa has simple, rounded flowers and comes in various colours in single and double forms. They bloom for many months, beginning in spring, and seem very tolerant of a hot, sunny position, though can apparently also grow in part-shade. They seem to be excellent plants for creating a soft and flowery effect, especially for cascading from hanging baskets. Flowers in January, September, October, November and December.
  8. Clerodendrum wallichii
    This hybrid aster, the 'Bridal Veil", produces fine-textured branches that initially are arching, and become horizontal, then pendulous, as the growing season progresses, resulting in a very graceful horizontal-weeping habit by the time the plant comes into bloom. Densely branching over time, the selection covers itself in tiny white flowers which create a dramtic effect when added to any hanging basket.
  9. Petunia x hybrida
    This annual, herbaceous summer bedding plant has soft, hairy, grey/green, smooth-edged leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers of intense colour. Petunias today are largely hybrids and come in an enormous array of colours and forms which may be ruffled, single or double, small or large. We love them for their colour and their ease of maintenance. They can withstand intense heat and do need a fair amount of direct sun each day - though you will need to keep them watered, especially in the heat of summer.
  10. Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi 'Variegata'
    Ivy-leafed geraniums are probably the easiest Pelargonium to grow as they are not susceptible to diseases. They have very attractive glossy leaves and are scrambling or trailing plants in colours of reds, white, pinks, mauves and purple. They also benefit from tip pruning to create a dense form. They can flower almost all year round in our climate. They are South African in origin, and flower almost all year round if trimmed back every so often through the year they will flower almost perpetually in our mild climate. Early to mid-spring is their absolute peak time. Flowers in September, October, November and December. TIP: Prune regularly from a young age for density. Remove spent flowers & leaves as they form.

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