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Most good plants work in the top of an instant basket. Not so for the sides.
These plants are literally planted sideways, and some like it while others quickly die. Here are the results of our trials for side plantings.
Easiest Plants for Side Planting by Pamela Crawford
- Wax begonias – I tried many types and all thrived! They are a valuable plant for these containers because most are grown from seed and are so inexpensive.
- Coleus – Fabulous! Use the giant coleus both in the sides as well as for a centerpiece. It doesn’t grow as large in the sides. Be careful of the ‘Wizard’ mix because of problems encountered by many in the 2005 season.
- Impatiens – Wonderful. All types thrived, including ‘Little Lizzie’, New Guineas, and doubles.
- Trailing torenia – Wonderful. Lasted longer than the upright torenia.
- Purple queen – The plant did well but didn’t look great. It tends to stick out a bit awkwardly as if it can’t make up its mind whether to trail or clump!
- Dragon wing begonias – One of the best performers of our trials. They are slower to start than the wax begonias but have a higher percentage of color in the long run
- Pansies and violas – Great! I tried many different types, and they thrived. Gardeners love this one!
- Lamium – I loved lamium with different shades of purple.
- Melampodium – Did well in most instances. Tends to grow a bit larger than many of the others I used with it, like wax begonias and upright torenia.
- Scaevola – Both the white and the blue did beautifully.
Mixed Performers for Side Planting
- Petunias. Proven Winners’ Supertunias, did very well, but a few of them died (after 18 inches of rain from a hurricane!) Sweet potato vines did too well, taking over many of my baskets. I still use them, though, but carefully!
- Lobelia worked sometimes and died others. I love this plant and will continue to try to succeed with it. Periwinkles lived in Georgia, but not in Florida – probably because the rainfall is double in Florida. But their form wasn’t ideal – they stuck out awkwardly