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What’s in my hanging baskets?

I bought these hanging baskets in my local garden centre earlier this summer and they were already planted.
Could anyone name the plants so I know what to replant next year?
Also I’m assuming they are annuals?
Sorry I’m a beginner when it comes to gardening...
Thank you,


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,688
    In the top photo, the basket contains Lobelia on the left, possibly Lobelia White Fountain. The right side looks to be some sort of Oxalis. Maybe something like Oxalis Spiralis Subsp.Vulcanicola.

    Bottom photo, large floppy purple/blue flowers are Petunias. Not sure with the lower right side ones, may need a more closer picture. The left trailing plant could be Felicia Amelloides? 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,852
    I think you might get more responses with pictures taken in more light and less shadow and maybe each individual plant so it's clearer but I would hazard a guess that the white flowers in the top basket are trailing lobelia, the trailing daisies in the second basket are brachycome and the trumpet shaped purple flowers are petunias.  The rest are too blurry for me.

    Come next spring there'll be loads of basket and bedding plants on offer with labels to hep you decide which colour and shape you want so I wouldn't be too worried about finding the same or similar plants again.  The main thing is to make sure you use completely fresh compost and that you add some slow release fertiliser at planting time and feed and water regularly throughout the season.  Dead-heading keeps them flowering longer too.

    Make sure each plant has a good drink before planting it up, water the whole basket after planting and keep them sheltered till after the last of the spring frosts in May as these plants are not hardy.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks both for your assistance.
    I’m a complete novice so it’s great having this forum for guidance.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,248
    edited September 2020
    Trimmed/turned pics.
    1. Looks like Lobelia ....white flowers and Oxalis...yellow flowers.
    2.  Petunia, purple flowers and Brachyscome..maybe Brachyscome iberidifolia.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thanks Silver Surfer 
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