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  • Exposure
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    • Spring
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  • Container Size
    • 12 Inches
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*This recipe assumes that 4.5" plants are being used. To make the recipe work using larger plants, you will need to choose a pot that is larger than our suggested size or use fewer plants of each variety in the recipe.

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jennlw5's picture
jennlw5 Sat, 04/16/2016 - 1:48pm

Beautiful combination, I made this basket in summer 2015, it gave me many blooms all summer long

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Anonymous Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:14pm

Will it work in the FL hot sun? I'm having a difficult time finding anything for my patio that can withstand the FL hot sun.

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Rick Schoellhorn Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:49pm

Hi there -
OK so this combination would be great for your spring but likely not for your summers. All of our Petunias will (unless protected from afternoon rains) likely begin to go down in late June to mid July, that is just the nature of Florida summers versus summers farther north.

Here are some great plants to try for the summer month in your area, these can take the heat, humidity and sun of Florida and keep blooming. Check out the Mojave Portulaca, Snow Princess Lobularia, Gold Dust Mecardonia, and as long as the water and fertilizer are flowing, also check out Summer Wave Torenia and Catalina Torenia.

You can also search for recipes combining these plants as well.

It is hard to find plants that survive all summer in Florida, having lived here for 20 years I have learned that you almost need to invert your idea of seasons, so what did well in the north in summer is what does well in the south in spring, for summer we have to find plants that are better adapted to heat, humidity and high night temperatures.

Check out the list above and have fun!!

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