Gorgeous Summer Hanging Basket

Decorate your porch or pergola with a lovely hanging basket. This planting is stunning and easy to grow!

Enjoy sunny, summery colors in a simple 12-inch-wide hanging basket. Golden yellow is accompanied by many shades of red in this planter design. Blooms and foliage of different sizes and colors add fullness and texture.

Get more ideas for gorgeous hanging baskets.

A: Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Red') — 2

B: Dwarf black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia 'Toto Gold') — 1

C: Ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Medusa') — 2

D: Can Can Apricot Calibrachoa — 1

A: 'Sweet Caroline Red' Sweet Potato Vine

Gardeners turn to the sweet potato vine for its ability to power through just about anything while bringing interesting shapes, sizes, and colors to a pot or plot. 'Sweet Caroline Red' has muted red foliage. The trailing plant adds rustic red hues to this hanging basket.

Check out more plants with colorful foliage here.

B: 'Toto Gold' Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia 'Toto Gold' is an annual dwarf type that bears with golden blooms that get darker gold toward the chocolate brown center. It grows to 15 inches tall. The height of this plant makes the black-eyed Susan the center of the display.

C: 'Medusa' Ornamental Pepper

'Medusa' ornamental pepper plants have long and narrow fruit that add color and texture to any container garden. The plant often shows red, yellow, orange, and ivory peppers all at once. A single plant makes an appearance in this arrangement and matches the warm-hued scheme of the design.

Learn everything you need to know about growing peppers here.

D: 'Can Can Apricot' Calibrachoa

These pleated trumpet flowers on 'Can Can Apricot' calibrachoa resemble small petunias. Their unique color pattern includes a warm shade of apricot with deep red in the center. The small flowers add texture and color to this hanging basket.


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