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I would like to plant some pink and purple annual flowers in some containers on my
deck. The containers are quite large and the area gets almost no shade the entire
afternoon. What are some good plant combinations that will allow me to have non-stop
color all summer?
When we design container gardens it is always best to have three different forms in
the pot - something with some height, something filling, and something cascading.
For your taller plant, consider one of the beautiful pink mandevillas. It does need
some support, but it will grow quite tall and bloom non-stop all summer long. A nice
fill plant could be pink or purple pentas and the cascading flower could be trailing
verbena or wave petunia - in pink or purple. For some contrast, add some asparagus
ferns, dusty miller or Artemisia. Regular watering and fertilization and you should
be good to go all summer long.
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