How Many Flowers To Plant In A Container Garden

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How many plants should I plant in a 9 x 22 container?


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Hi Patricia - If you could let me know if the diameter (width) of the pot is 9" or 22", and what type of plants you would like to plant in the container, I'll be happy to give you my opinion on how many plants to use. - Brent

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Answer #2 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Patricia - Even though more flowers are planted in a given space in a container than in the same given space in a garden bed, I still don't like to overcrowd containers with too many plants. Doing so, the plant roots will have to compete for soil space and the container garden will require more water when the heat of summer arrives and the plants have filled out. That being said, and given the plants you want to use, you could put no more than 6 upright (old-fashioned) petunias or 2 to 3 of the spreading-type petunias, such as Wave or Supertunias. If it were me, I would use the spreading petunias to cascade over the edge of the container. Then maybe put 3 to 6 of the bronzeleaf or greenleaf begonia evenly spaced. Then, if you're using the taller growing African Marigolds with the larger flowers, maybe put 3 to 6 of these spaced between the begonias. If it were me, I would probably go with the lower number of begonia and marigold.

Hope this info was helpful,
Brent)



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Answer #3 · Patricia Black's Answer · Thanks for your help.)


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Glad to be of help, anytime:-)

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Answer #1 · Patricia Black's Answer · the width is 9". and I want to plant a variety of flowers, such as: petunias, begonias and marigolds. It is an oblong container that stradles a porch railing.)



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