By: Garden Gate staff
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With a little extra care, the containers you plant in spring can stick around through fall. These two simple but stunning combos are bright and cheery no matter what season it is.
Cape daisy, angelonia, nemesia and lobelia thrive when nighttime temps stay below 70 degrees F. Choose colors that will grab attention, like complementary yellow and purple, so you and your visitors get to enjoy a bold look. And don’t be afraid to pack in the root balls when planting, for the most impact right away.
If you’re setting plants out in early spring, put containers in a sunny spot. This way, the potting mix will stay warmer longer, even if nighttime temps fall lower than expected. Once weather starts warming up in summer, though, carry the pots to a place with afternoon shade, to keep these combos from getting too much heat. This is especially helpful to keep plants going until fall, when blooms will bounce back as temps cool again.
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For the most blooms, deadhead cape daisy regularly, and shear back nemesia and angelonia if they start to fade. By fall, they’ll be back in full force.
A – Cape daisy Osteospermum 4D™ Yellow
B – Angelonia Angelonia Serena™ Blue
C – Nemesia Nemesia Babycakes™ ‘Little Banana’
D – Lobelia Lobelia erinus
Large container is 12½ in. in diameter and the smaller 7½ in. in diameter