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Old 03-30-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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Looking for some colorful flowers to but in a beautiful round container. They will be in full sun outdoors. Are they easy...will they really die when it gets overly hot...please provide any insight.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Snapdragons are hardy and pretty. I like them and my opinion is all that counts.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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well then I have all the info I need...lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I think snapdragons are part of the wildflower seeds I bought...
I love them as well.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Looking for some colorful flowers to but in a beautiful round container. They will be in full sun outdoors. Are they easy...will they really die when it gets overly hot...please provide any insight.
They can get a little tall, don't fill the planter too near to the top w/soil when planting. I love snapdragons as well, some get a little more busy but some really do get taller. They love full sun and should last you - in my area, the ones in the ground near the house come back after our winter(s).
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Some years w/ mild winters our will over-winter...like this year. They just started blooming for us in the past week or so.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Personally, I love Million Bells - they look like tiny petunias, they thrive in sun but make sure to keep them watered well, and they never need deadheading. Also, they don't seem to get as rangy and stringy looking like petunias. I love them in hanging pots as well and they come in many lovely colors. Happy gardening!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Mission Bells...will have to look for them...thanks
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Do you know the tip about creating a great container? Choose a thriller, spiller, and filler. A thriller is an accent plant, usually taller for impact. A spiller flows over the edge of the container, and a filler does just that - fill out the planting. A suggestion is purple fountain grass for a thriller, sweet potato vine for a spiller, and lantana for fillers. This is a bright combination for full sun.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Tigard, Oregon
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Do you know the tip about creating a great container? Choose a thriller, spiller, and filler. A thriller is an accent plant, usually taller for impact. A spiller flows over the edge of the container, and a filler does just that - fill out the planting. A suggestion is purple fountain grass for a thriller, sweet potato vine for a spiller, and lantana for fillers. This is a bright combination for full sun.
I love snapdragons, especialy the deeper magenta and almost "bronze" colors. Mind don't get beyond 6". I collect the seeds and plant the pots from those. Because they root in the pot, they are very hardy and survive if the heat well.

Dracena spike in green or purple is a nice (though common) thriller as well and very hardy.

I like the color combination of purple fountain grass, white petunias and chrystal palace lobelia in front of our house. But these days it seems to get hotter; the lobelia doesn't survive and the petunias get mangy. I've not had much luck with lantana and it can be hard to find. I'll have to try that combination. Thanks,
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