This plant is best grown in a hanging or raised up planter protected from the afternoon sun, either in a shady or partially sunny location. Because its’ branches are pendulous, with stems that are fleshy like the tuberous begonia, and whacks and whacks of non-stop flowers, you’ll have to make sure it isn’t in the line of fire for your Saturday newspaper delivery — its’ branches are easily snapped.
This variety has more coral coloured blooms but, as you can see, is just as floriferous as ‘Bellfire’.
I want them all!
This small petunia (hence, Littletunia) is described as being white with a black centre. Striking, no?
And then there’s what might be the showstopper of the season — the first black petunia. A novelty to be sure, but also a plant that will need to be used carefully so that its receding flowers don’t disappear.
There’s no question that this variety called ‘Phantom’ would be easier to see from afar. But careful; it could easily cross the line and be too much for the eye to take — dare I say garish?!
I’m going to wait until I see it in person to make my decision…
But the jury’s not out on this one — LOVE IT!
There is a reason why blue is a favourite; just look at the way this sage captures the light and the colour shifts from bud to bloom.
Am I the only one who likes this one? Really different, I know, but think about how you’d make such interesting combinations with other chartreuse and black foliage plants, with some dark purples thrown in for good measure…
What glorious colour to greet you in the spring with these pansies. Look for ones like these at nurseries that do their own seeding.