What flowers thrive in a basket that gets lots of sunshine?

Vancouver, Canada

This is my first attempt at a hanging basket. I want instant flowers, so I'm buying them. What will thrive on a patio that gets lots of afternoon sunshine?

Thanks so much!

Whitehall, PA(Zone 6a)

Nemesia (smells great)

Toadsuck, TX(Zone 7a)

Portulaca, Purslane, Scaveola, Lantana, Begonias, Petunias, Million Bells, Trailing Verbena, to name a few.


Woodbury, MN(Zone 4a)

Don't forget the pansies!

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

My favorites are ivy geraniums and petunias. Either one makes a very lush, stunning hanging basket. An added bonus with petunias is they smell great.

Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Try lobelia or alyssum

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Petunia and bacopa (Sutera)

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Disney World in winter in FL. Plants too many to ID.

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Callibrachoa is a nice substitute for petunia.

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Tampa, FL(Zone 10a)

Ivy type geraniums (pelargonium) grow well in Vancouver.

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Hermitage, PA(Zone 5b)

Lobelia is usually sold as a shade annual - although there are different cultivars.

Greensboro, NC(Zone 7a)

Portulaca aka Moss Roses are some of my favorite heat lovers. They are so bright and delicate looking but since they're succulents they are very forgiving should you miss a day watering them;)


Sundial Mix is pretty common and around here many of the garden centers carry it as bedding plants. They're very easy to start from seed, you just have to wait until the temps are consistantly warm, no chance of frost.

Woodway, TX(Zone 8a)

Vancover- yes, the West Coast from Northern CA up into Canada must be a gardener's paradise. Texas is a bit of a challenge, but that's part of the game. If it's too easy, who cares?

Cumberland Mtns, TN(Zone 6b)

those are great suggestions, but don't forget Nasturtiums. I try to find the orange colored ones, but they also come in mixed colors.

I like to mix my hanging pots...i put a bit of asparagus fern, a spider plant and/or trailing ivy and then lots of color.

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