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The Best Container Plants for Full Sun

Bob Vila Logo By Audrey Stallsmith of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 13: When it comes to container plants, many of the most popular annuals are popular for good reason—specifically, they bloom longer and more lavishly than other put-in-the-shade varieties. You shouldn’t avoid certain types just because “everybody grows them.” Instead, look for new or unusual cultivars that fit your own particular style. You needn’t limit yourself to traditional flowering annuals, either. Many colorful vines, grasses, herbs, and seldom-blooming succulents can look just as sensational when given their place in the sun. In short, creative container gardens are more about pot planning than potluck!

A Place in the Sun

When it comes to container plants, many of the most popular annuals are popular for good reason—specifically, they bloom longer and more lavishly than other put-in-the-shade varieties. You shouldn’t avoid certain types just because “everybody grows them.” Instead, look for new or unusual cultivars that fit your own particular style.

You needn’t limit yourself to traditional flowering annuals, either. Many colorful vines, grasses, herbs, and seldom-blooming succulents can look just as sensational when given their place in the sun. In short, creative container gardens are more about pot planning than potluck!

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