Top 10 Summer Hanging Basket Plants

Last Updated on 13/04/2021 by Shannen Godwin

No matter how small your garden, there’s always room for hanging baskets. There’s nothing quite as captivating in a garden as seeing a full, cascading hanging basket, overflowing with colour as the flowers catch the sun. Keep reading to discover our top 10 favourite hanging basket plants for summer.

A native to South and Central America, Africa and South Asia, Begonias are a flowering plant with around 1500 species. Since cultivation of these plants doesn’t require too much effort, they have become increasingly popular amongst gardeners. Their flowers are often showy with either vibrant coloured single or double blooms, which make for fantastic hanging basket plants.

Million Bells are a dazzling little plant that features hundreds of small, bell-like flowers that resemble mini Petunias and are a must-have in the garden. Their versatile, trailing-like habit make them perfect for hanging baskets or even containers and ground cover.

This summertime bloomer is an easy-to-grow, carefree plant. Lobelia is an attractive annual which produces a variety of long flowering blooms in a range of vibrant, beautiful colours from pinks, reds to cool blues, which make spectacular additions to hanging baskets.

 Long lasting blooms that perform even through the hottest days of summer. The Verbena is a drought resistant plant produces exquisite showy flower heads that appear in tight clusters of brightly coloured flowers along with vivid green foliage.

Bright, bold and bursting with life, these excellent plants are a top choice for hanging baskets. Native to South America, the Petunia is an ornamental plant with showy trumpet-shaped flowers. Available in a variety of colours and shapes, you are guaranteed to find the perfect fit for your garden display.

If you want an impressive big basket display, trailing Begonias are the way forward. Trailing begonias produce a profuse amount of delicate flowers with large outer petals and a tufted truffle centre. Their beautiful vibrant flowers are perfect for creating a flowing carpet of colour in your hanging baskets.

The cascading varieties of Fuchsia have become immensely popular as they showcase beautiful, pendant-shaped flowers. They are easy to maintain and high-performing, so will create an avalanche of colour in your hanging baskets this summer.

Beautiful Geraniums gently cascading over the side of summer baskets and planters are a marvellous sight. With their bright green foliage, vibrant colours and tumbling habit, they are an essential summer hanging basket plant.

A range filled with beautiful cascading dainty flowers; Bacopa is an ideal hanging basket addition for the summer due to their heat and drought resistant habit. Their beautiful soft pastel shades on their clustered blooms are the perfect free flowering staple for any basket display.

Native to Mexico, Bidens bare an abundance of flowers and are a superb addition to hanging baskets. They create a display of rich, lavish colour, which are certain to dazzle in the sunshine this summer.

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2 thoughts on “Top 10 Summer Hanging Basket Plants”

  1. I am interested in ordering the double sybil geranium mixture. Your website states that delivery will be April/May. Can the plants be planted outside on delivery. If not what advice do you offer to keep them alive and when should they be planted out.
    Regards

    1. Hi Elizabeth, you can plant them immediately upon arrival, and give them a little water if needed. If you are potting them up in to containers, use a balanced compost (that is not too peaty) such as John Innes Compost No 2. Make sure to water freely during the growing season. Thanks for your question!

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