Create colorful windowboxes
By: Garden Gate staff
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The eye-popping windowboxes in front of this window couldn’t be more low-maintenance. These are plants that love the sun and don’t need a lot of feeding or deadheading. If your potting mix has a slow-release plant food mixed in, that will be just fine for this group. The celosia and zinnia flowers will last for weeks before you need to deadhead them. Remove the spent blooms and the side stems will grow to take their place
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Windowbox planting plan
Grow these colorful plants in full sun and water when soil feels dry. Each of the two windowboxes is 40 in. long × 12 in. wide.
A – Celosia Celosia argentea cristata (Plumosa Group) ‘Kimono Cherry Red’
B – Celosia Celosia argentea cristata (Plumosa Group) ‘Kimono Yellow’
C – Croton Codiaeum variegatum pictum ‘Petra’
D – Zinnia Zinnia elegans Magellan™ Orange
E – Celosia Celosia argentea cristata (Plumosa Group) Dragon’s Breath™
F – Sweet potato vine Ipomoea batatas ‘Margarita’