Autumn and winter hanging baskets

Viola hanging basket

With autumn and winter hanging baskets this year seems to be trending towards using viola which are a great choose of autumn and winter hanging baskets as they produce flowers all winter in the milder periods and early spring. Adding some dwarf early season flowering bulbs such as Iris Reticulata is also a great way to add more colour in the spring.

When it comes to choosing plants for autumn and winter hanging baskets, you’ll want to select those that can withstand the cooler temperatures and shorter days. Here are some great options:

  1. Pansies – These colorful flowers can bloom well into winter, and come in a range of shades, from deep purples to bright yellows.
  2. Violas – Similar to pansies, these small, dainty flowers can add a pop of color to your hanging baskets and will bloom even in the cooler months.
  3. Ornamental kale and cabbage – These leafy plants come in a variety of colors and add texture to your hanging baskets. They also thrive in cooler temperatures.
  4. Heuchera – Also known as coral bells, these plants come in a variety of colors and are great for adding some height to your hanging baskets.
  5. Sedum – This hardy plant is perfect for autumn and winter hanging baskets, as it can withstand frost and cold temperatures.
  6. Cyclamen – These flowering plants come in a variety of colors and are perfect for adding a pop of color to your hanging baskets during the cooler months.
  7. Evergreen plants – Consider adding some evergreen plants, such as trailing ivy or ferns, to your hanging baskets for some greenery that will last throughout the winter.

Overall, you want to choose plants that are hardy and can withstand the cooler temperatures and shorter days of autumn and winter. By selecting a mix of colorful flowers and hardy foliage plants, you can create a beautiful and long-lasting display in your hanging baskets.

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