Although you have the beautiful spot for planter boxes, it’s in full sun, which makes your plants would be wilted due to dehydration. If you are wondering what works best in a location that gets lots of sun throughout the day, the collection today is for you. Here are the 9 Sun Loving Plants to Grow in Planter Boxes to help you make the most of this space but also give your living space as well as your garden a more diverse addition.
When it comes to growing, you should select the right plants that will grow well in your growing zone because each plant has its own requisite features. Besides, choosing plants for your box, considering placing plants together with similar water, humidity, and temperature requirements also is an important note. So, if you are ready for these beautiful plants, there are many different choices for your planters. Start growing them and enjoy the new beauty the next time!
Sedum does well in zones 4 to 9. They usually bloom in the late summer and fall when many items in your garden may be starting to fade.
The Calibrachoa grow well in zones 9 to 11. This trailing vine can produce vines up to 2-feet long. It has the long-blooming from spring through fall and comes in a variety of colors, including violet, blue, pink, red, magenta, yellow, bronze, and white.
Salvia grows up to 2-feet tall in zones 5 to 9 and spreads to be as wide as it is tall. The plant has two-lipped, pale-yellow flowers that bloom in the late summer and early fall.
Gomphrena does well in zones 2 to 11 and grows to be about 2-feet tall, its stem produces many branches. The flower heads appear in early summer and last through the first hard frost and the flowers bloom in the spring.
#5 Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine grows in zones 8b through 11 and comes in more colorful than edible sweet potatoes. The plant will quickly grow outside your planter and trail along the space.
There are many varieties, about 250 choices available, most do best in zones 7 to 9 and bloom abundantly in the summer and fall.
#7 Firecracker Plant
The Firecracker Plant does well in zones 8 to 11 and grows to be about 4-feet tall with flowers bloom throughout the year. This plant usually comes in red, and yellow colors, others are available.
Lantana is a shrub plant and does well in zones 11 and 12. The plant produces white, yellow, red, and purple five-lobed small flowers in clusters that can be up to 2-inches in diameter.
Phlox does well in zones 4 to 8 and grow to be about 4-feet tall. The plant produces 6-to-8-inch terminal clusters of flowers in the summer to early fall.