When it comes to hanging baskets, most of us are looking for colourful, trailing flowers that are easy to maintain to give your garden or outdoor space the ‘wow’ factor. The latest hanging basket designs use just one flower, so feel free to experiment with different varities and colourways of the same plant. Or, for a more classic look, choose a host of different flowers that will add plenty of colour and interest to your baskets. Whatever you decide, we’ve selected a few tried and tested favourites that will make your hanging baskets look simply stunning.
One of the most dramatic fuchsias of all, producing a succession of huge double blooms up to 4in across. This stunning pink variety is a superb hanging basket choice, where the sheer weight of flowers gives a fully trailing mass of colour. Pack of 6 plants.
Very similar to the popular trailing begonia ‘Champagne’, but this one has yellow flowers, which are infused with a soft apricot blush. This is a wonderful new introduction that will provide several months of colour – even in shadier areas. Perfect for hanging baskets. Flowers from May to first frosts. Price per tuber.
Busy Lizzies are a popular summer-flowering outdoor plant, great for adding a splash of colour to even the shady areas of your garden. It produces vibrant flowers in solid shades and bi-colours throughout summer and well into autumn.
Perfect for hanging baskets, these Begonias look great with just one variety per container or basket, it gives a contemporary feel to an otherwise old-fashioned plant.
An early flowering and vigorous trailing begonia. It combines pretty orange-pink and white flowers with very dark green foliage and is brilliant for hanging baskets. Flowers July to October. Price shown for 5 plug plants.
This pretty octopus version of the delicate campanulas flower is a unique plant that’s easy to grow. It’ll look just as pretty trailing over the top of your hanging basket as it will tumbling over a small rock cliff.
Flowers that grow in a bushy style are great as they help ‘fill’ your hanging baskets. Choose ornamental and medicinal lobelias (bushy types) for bright splashes of colour.
Flamboyant pendula flowers ideal for hanging baskets. Sow from January to March to enjoy beautiful blooms from June to October. Average pack contains 100 seeds.
100% botanically accurate artificial geranium hanging basket that will look lush, bright and healthy all year round. These hanging baskets are hand built to give them the most natural look so you have the flexibility to mix and match with any colour combination. Artificial hanging baskets are the perfect way of bringing a burst of colour into your home and garden. Unlike real ones, artificial do not need constant water and sunlight to keep them looking lush and healthy. 50cm diameter.
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The big, colourful petals of these cheerful pansies make them a very showy addition to pots, window boxes and hanging baskets. The flowers are held on short, stout stems and the plants are renowned for their robust growth and bushy habit. Grown in individual plug cells, each plant measures about H5 – 7cm.