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Old 07-15-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Daylillies. Use Ladybug's planting tips:

Planting in Florida
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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Oh yeah there's white, cranberry and many shades of red. But this is for a planter. I realized after I posted and changed my post. We really don't have an idea as to the size of the planter though.
I have a crape myrtle in a pot on my back deck. It's been there for five years, full afternoon sun. The pot is 19 inches high and 19 inches across at the top. Beautiful pink blossoms.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:36 PM
 
Location: British Columbia
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Another vote for portulaca.


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Old 07-15-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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South Texas which is humid and drought tolerant plants. .. Well our subdivision is trying to save on watering by planting drought tolerant plants. Knock out roses seem to be a big hit.


Mexican Petunias
Mexican Blue Sage
Purple Sage
Salvia
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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In Texas, we had what must have been a dwarf bougainvillea in a planter and it thrived and was colorful. Or, if you might try planting some lantana in the container.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:18 AM
 
Location: SW Fl (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Lantana is a great suggestion. It blooms year round and helps feed the butterflies. Easy to prune and is very manageable plant. Nice idea Gemini.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Lantana

Loves heat, almost no maintenance, does great in Florida. Care and feeding of Lantana

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Gemstone1
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Lantana is a great suggestion. It blooms year round and helps feed the butterflies. Easy to prune and is very manageable plant. Nice idea Gemini.
Thanks! Now that I am in the north, with a part-shade garden, lantana does not work for me anymore, and I miss it! Such a pretty, easy plant!
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Can you post a photo so we can see dimensions?
Don't have any pics but I would guess it's about 1ft by 5ft. It's long and skinny concrete part of the front stoop.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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What kind of drainage does this planter have? When I had my garden I planted Salvia, Lantana, Mexican Petunias (however they grow like crazy), Periwinkles and if you like Blue Dusty Miller which doesn't flower but has a pretty blue/silver color.
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