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Ron20-Jan-02 04:01 PM EST 3   
Ed21-Jan-02 08:44 AM EST 5b   
Ron 21-Jan-02 01:51 PM EST 3a   
JoanneS23-Jan-02 12:58 PM EST 3a   
Ed23-Jan-02 02:10 PM EST 5b   
RON 24-Jan-02 10:42 AM EST 3a   
Julie25-Jan-02 06:28 PM EST 3b   
Ed26-Jan-02 10:31 PM EST 5b   
D28-Jan-02 04:00 PM EST   
bruce31-Jan-02 12:04 PM EST 3   


Subject: North Location
From: Ron
Zone: 3
Date: 20-Jan-02 04:01 PM EST

What are good perennials and annuals for a north location. Good plants for showy planters.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: Ed
Zone: 5b
Date: 21-Jan-02 08:44 AM EST

Is this enquiry specifcally about containers in a north location, or also about flower beds ?


Subject: RE: North Location
From: Ron
Zone: 3a
Date: 21-Jan-02 01:51 PM EST

Looking for showy perennial plants for planters for north location.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: JoanneS
Zone: 3a
Date: 23-Jan-02 12:58 PM EST

I'm not sure about perennials in planters. I can help with annuals though. For a north location with little or no sun, you cannot beat impatiens for a good show. Lots of colours, they bloom non-stop and require no dead heading. The doubles are my favourite because they look like little roses. I love them.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: Ed
Zone: 5b
Date: 23-Jan-02 02:10 PM EST

I have to agree with Joanne; that is my reason for requesting clarification of the enquiry. Most perennials, desirable as they are, simply are inappropriate planter specimens. They bloom over too short a period, and would not survive over winter without extraordinary, inulation treatment. A


Subject: RE: North Location
From: RON
Zone: 3a
Date: 24-Jan-02 10:42 AM EST

Sorry for all the confusion, my mind must have been in reverse when I posted my post.

ANNUAL plants for planters in a north location. The double impatiens are a good idea.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: Julie
Zone: 3b
Date: 25-Jan-02 06:28 PM EST

You can also have fuschias in baskets or planters, pansies, different types of ivy, lamium is nice greenery, too.

I also have begonias in planters, as they like the shade. You can start the tubers indoors early.

I also have some of my spring tulips in pots on the north side and they have done okay, mixed with hyacinths and forget-me-nots.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: Ed
Zone: 5b
Date: 26-Jan-02 10:31 PM EST

Ron, there you have a good selection to get you started. For what it's worth, and perhaps to narrow down the field a bit, impatiens and begonias, both fibrous & tuberous top my list. Trailing greenery is a must and the available varieties almost unlimited, with English ivy excellent and unfailingly reliable; minimum of 2 to a planter. After one season you will be hooked, and noting what others have done, your repetoire will take off uncontrollably year by year.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: D
Zone:
Date: 28-Jan-02 04:00 PM EST

My front yard faces NE, and what little sun would hit is blocked by a neighbour. I always plant impatiens and begonias and they always do superbly. I do start the tuberous begonias indoors, and they look great as soon as they go out. Plus they bloom faithfully right until the first hard frost. I also find lobelia does well. And it is a nice accent since it trails so nicely.


Subject: RE: North Location
From: bruce
Zone: 3
Date: 31-Jan-02 12:04 PM EST

Hi Ron. No matter what you decide to plant, you can always try to bring it in for the winter and keep it going. I have done this succesfully with some plants. Some are grown in containers and some in beds. The ones in the beds I just pot up and bring in. Some of these plants are; New Guinea Impatients[which i divided and is doing well]. almost any household ivy, Azalea bush, begonia, Christmas Cactus, Polka Dot Plant[which is a zone 9 plant],and a Begonia. There are a ton of plants that you can do this with and they will give you attractive foilage and beautiful flowers all winter long while the snow piles up outside. If you like something don't be scared to experiment. If it is an annual you have nothing to lose and beauty to gain.


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