Monday, June 6, 2011

Product Spotlight: Recommended Container Varieties

Great Container Varieties


Spicy Bush Basil


China Town Celosia

Container planting continues to grow in popularity, and ready-made containers are high-value items to sell at garden centers, farm stands, and farmers markets. Experiment with new ingredients in mixed containers this year. These herb and ornamental varieties are excellent selections that will add an unusual palette to baskets and pots.
907 Spicy Bush Basil: This 8-14" dome-shaped plant has a spicy, sweet flavor and is great to grow in either pots or garden beds. Johnny's specializes in fusarium screened basil seed lots and will only ship basil seed lots where no fusarium was found in the lab test.
1664 Black Dragon Coleus: Black Dragon has large serrated leaves with red centers and purplish black edges. It adds dramatic unusual color to containers, window boxes, and borders. Colors remain strong. Grow Black Dragon in full sun to part shade.
1894 China Town Celosia: For cut flowers, borders, or containers, China Town plume celosia has 3-6" flower spikes of scarlet red. Leaves change throughout the season from green to purple to bronze. China Town is a FleuroSelect Quality Award Winner.
235 Sangria Ornamental Pepper: The purple-to-red peppers of Sangria create an unusual focal point in containers and garden beds. It has "child-safe", non-pungent, 2-3" fruits.
1848 Athena Mix Impatiens: This semi-double rosebud impatiens mix contains blooms of bright purple, orange, red, red flash, and orange flash. It is an outstanding performer in containers and beds with a prostrate, spreading habit.

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