These are late hanging flower baskets and haven’t finished maturing. In another 2 weeks or so they will be ginormous! Full Sun, Partial Shade, easy to maintain.
Don’t be fooled by the early season pics. We’ve sold these hanging flower baskets for about 7 years now and our customers always return because they can’t believe how large they get and they last. Our hanging flower baskets are 18″ fiber pots or 18″ plastic pots, the fiber pots do good but tend to need more water where as the plastic pot doesn’t dry out as quickly in the summer heart. If you get a nice fully planted basket and keep it fertilized then it will shade the fiber pot from the sun directly heating up the top and sides.
The placement of the hanging flower basket and a couple of tricks will keep it lasting long into the fall. Hang the basket where it gets some shade from the hot afternoon sun if you are hand watering them, this will allow the soil to retain more water, or you can fill an empty wine bottle with water, turn it upside down while inserting it into the middle of the basket. We use this trick in our whiskey barrel planters as well as placing the wine bottle waters into some of our commercial baskets that don’t have a water bubbler available. Be careful not to disturb the root system too much when doing this, the roots grow quite compact, almost root bound, by the end of the season. Its best to place the waterer inside the basket in the earliest part of the season so you are creating a permanent indentation into the soil.
The different types of flowers used in our hanging baskets is listed below for reference.
Hanging Flower Baskets – Flower Selection
1. Calibrachoa hybrid – also known as Superbells® by Proven Winners
2. Verbena – you can view images of Verbena here
3. Trailing petunia – there are so many varieties and colors, let your imagination go wild.