Hanging basket display for under a large wisteria pergola

Hello,  I would love any suggestions for plants perennial or annual, for hanging baskets attached to the back of the house onto the south facing patio, under a large pergola which holds a wisteria (pergola is attached to the house), bearing in mind there will be dappled shade while the wisteria is in leaf.  Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing any suggestions! Alison

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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    What size are your hanging baskets?
    Utah, USA.
  • Hanging baskets are 35cm diameter x about 15cm deep.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 1,783
    I think you'd be better off with annuals.  You can't go wrong with a single variety of petunias.  They have amazing all summer color, and do not require deadheading.  They'll do okay in dappled shade, as long as it's not too dense.  Fuchsias may be fine in that size too, and would enjoy the bit of shade.  Make sure to give them good soil, and line the baskets to retain water.  Poke holes an inch or two up the sides.  
    Utah, USA.
  • Hello again Blue Onion, Many thanks for you advice! 
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