Window Box Charm

Keep it simple: Combine just a handful of plants to make a statement window box planting. Use this easy combination to get this full, trailing plant look.

This container garden is mounding with color and texture. Rich purple foliage from sweet potato vine is the perfect accent for bright pink petunias and calibrachoas. Fill a window box with these plants for a no-fail combination that is sure to turn heads.

A: Superbells Trailing Rose Calibrachoa — 2

B: Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia — 1

C: Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie') — 1

A: 'Superbells Trailing Rose' Calibrachoa

These vigorous plants make for colorful, cascading accents in containers or hanging baskets, along walkways, and on garden walls. 'Superbells Trailing Rose' has a long trailing habit and is very heat tolerant. This variety also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

B: 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' Petunia

One of the most popular annuals, petunias add mountains of color to gardens and containers. These tough plants are capable of putting on loads of blooms all season long and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns to suit any need. 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' is a variety with dense bubblegum pink flowers, hence the name.

C: 'Blackie' 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. A vigorous annual or a tender perennial, it takes off in summer heat. Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie' offers purple hand-shape foliage on a vigorous plant.

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