Many annuals have appropriate form and flowering habit to enhance the appearance of hanging baskets or containers. This list is only the beginning. The use of baskets and pots can improve the appearance of barren area in the landscape, regardless of growing region. Click here to access more information on container gardening.
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Regional Adaptation|
|Alyssum||Lobularia maritime||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Black-eyed Susan Vine||Thunbergia alata||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Dwarf Morning Glory||Convolvulus tricolor||SW, SC, SE|
|Coleus||Coleus x hybridus||N, SW, SC, SE|
|Fuschia||Fuschia x hybrida||N, SW, SC, SE|
|Impatiens||Impatiens spp.||N, SW, SC, SE|
|Ivy Geranium||Pelargonium peltatum||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Lobelia||Lobelia erinus||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Mandevilla||Mandevilla splendens||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Million Bells Petunia||Calibrachoa||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Periwinkle||Catharanthus roseus||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Petunia||Petunia spp.||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Sapphire Flower||Browallia viscose||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
Key to regional adaptation notes:
N = Northern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Moscow to Sandpoint.
SE = Southeastern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 3 & 4 from Rexburg to Pocatello. SC = South-central Idaho Magic Valley locations in USDA zones 4 & 5, Burley and Twin Falls.
SW = Southwestern Idaho Treasure Valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Boise area (also Lewiston).
HA = High altitude (>5,000 ft) areas of central, southeastern Idaho and similar locations elsewhere.