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Q.Looking For Consult For A Perenual Flower Combination Basket

Zone Kitchener, Ontario, n2n 3r8, zone 5 | Anonymous added on April 9, 2022 | Answered

Hi I want to build a perenual flower combination basket. I want them – “flowering” every month, or last long time during the year. – Very elegant kind. Not cheap one. Could you please give me your idea? what are the name of those flowers

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Answered on April 11, 2022

I'm guessing this is for outdoors? Like on a patio. I would start with a good sized container, if you want to include several perennials, such as 22 to 24 inches (0.5 to 0.6 m) across. Use a good, lightweight potting soil that will provide excellent drainage.

For aesthetics, include a tall perennial for the back or the center. Then mid-level plants, plus some around the edge that will spill over. (Thriller, filler and spiller)

Then select early blooming or spring blooming, summer blooming, and fall perennials.

Spring bloomers for sun could be columbine, hellebore, woodland phlox, dianthus, coral bells.

Summer bloomers for sun would be coneflower, coreopsis, phlox, miniature rose.

Fall bloomers would be mum, aster.

If you have a little space, you could add a couple annuals, which will bloom all summer.

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