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I work with young homeless people in a supported housing project. I our back garden we are growing lots of vegetables but in the front garden we would like to grow low growing plants in the shape of the charity's logo. The only colours are red and white. We thought of alyssum for the white but are lost as to what plants to use for the red. Could someone please help.



If you just want annuals you could try fibrous rooted begonias. They are sometimes supplied in mixed colours but often you can get just red. They are low growing and flower reliably all summer, tolerant of rain and shade and OK in sun as long as you water them if they get too dry.
sounds like a great idea - hope its very successful!

27 Apr, 2011


How about red geraniums or red salvia.

And get fuchias .

Good luck with your project .

28 Apr, 2011


Begonia sempervirens can be bought in red only but the mixed red, white and pink mixtures would probably work all right if you lay them out first. Red Salvias and Red and white bedding geraniums might be an option for you.
Snap Scotkat

28 Apr, 2011


You want the flowers to be of the same size as possible. A mix of white and red pansies would work - cheap to buy, grow and can be thickly planted and they last.

There are red coloured alyssums, though more of a pinkish hue.

28 Apr, 2011


You can get bright red Busy Lizzies too. I had a box of all scarlet last year.

28 Apr, 2011

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