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Best Flowering Plants for Hanging Baskets/Pots

Best Flowering Plants for basket

Hanging plant baskets are an elegant piece of beauty that can bring an unmatched sophistication to an area. Various flowering plants can be adorned in these hanging pots. If you don’t have a lavish garden in your flat then these hanging flowering baskets are a good option. Many flowers are suitable for hanging baskets. These may be of creeping or fragrant characteristics that can be a challenge in a garden but perfect for decorative display. Below given is a list of the best flowering plants from which you can select plants for your hanging baskets.

1. Petunia

Petunia pot plant

These colorful blossoms are an indication of happiness. These are the sun-loving plants that are perfect to bring liveliness to your place. They are quite easy to maintain, require less watering and care. They are an all-time favorite for hanging baskets, Petunias emit most fragrance in the evening time.

Color Variations: Purple, lavender, yellow, blue magenta, maroon, pink, red, and white.

Sun Exposure: Sun-loving

Suitable Soil: Fertile, well-drained, and slightly acid

2. Begonia

Begonia basket plants

These are the waxy blooms that add an interesting aspect to your garden. These are perennial flowers that give many blooms in their lifetime if proper care is provided. You have to make sure that the soil remains moist, but not wet. Place them in a sunny place to get the best growth. They are adapted to handle the heat and humidity of southern summers. They look great in hanging baskets.

Color Variations: Yellow, red, pink, white, and orange

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to part shade

Suitable Soil: Rich, moist, and well-drained

3. Lantana

lantana pot plants

Lantanas are lovely flowers that grow for a long time. They are extremely easy to maintain. Lantanas can survive in almost all types of weather conditions. In frost-free areas, lantanas grow into a wild woody shrub. However, the vibrant flower clusters of lantana provide reliable tropical colors. They are good at attracting butterflies. These could be a great choice for your hanging pots. 

Color Variations: Combinations of red, orange, yellow, white, and pink.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Suitable Soil: Well-drained

4. Fuschia

Fuschia Flowering Plants for Hanging Baskets

Everyone loves to have Fuschia in their hanging baskets at their home. These are very lovely and delicate-looking flowers that add elegance like no other flower. But, these plants are easily infected by bugs or insects, so it becomes essential for you to keep them safe. They require moderate amounts of sunlight and water.for their growth. They are most preferred in the areas with cool and wet summers. These are shade-loving, tender, and perennial. Although these plants tend to wither in hot summers, you can look for one of the more heat-tolerant varieties, like ‘Surprise’. The plants grow very well with regular fertilizing, and diligent deadheading.

Color Variations: White, pink, red, purple, and multicolored.

Sun Exposure: Partial sun

Suitable Soil: Moist, fertile, and loamy

5. Portulaca

Portulaca basket plants

Portulaca or also known as the sun rose or moss rose, is a great flowering plant variety to grow in your hanging baskets. if you live in a hot and dry region, then these are the best. These tiny flowers are super easy to maintain. All they need is direct sunlight and occasional watering.When there is a shade over the plant, its flowers close up. 

Color Variations: Orange, white, rose, yellow, and red

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Suitable Soil: Sandy, and well-drained.

6. Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum Flowering Plants for Hanging Baskets

These flowers are great to fill up an empty void space in your garden area. They are the flowering plants with a lingering sweet fragrance, as the name itself suggests. Because of their sweetness they are very prone to pests and diseases. Therefore they require some extra care. They require to be watered regularly. These flowers have a sweet honey like scent that easily attracts butterflies and bees. 

Color Variations: White, pink, and purple.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Soil Needs: Rich and  loamy with neutral pH

7. Lotus Vine

Lotus Vine Flowering Plants for Hanging Baskets

These are the generic flowering plants found in the Canary Islands. You can impress your gardening friends by having this endemic flowering plant in your hanging baskets. This is also known as Lotus berthelotii or parrot’s beak vine. They can be kept safe as it is easy to grow them from seed and cuttings. Its leaves are greenish-gray and pointed like a needle. They are as soft as a feather. Joyful flame-like flowers bloom in all seasons, when grown in a sunny place. For flourished growth, this plant requires daily moisture.

Color Variations: Orange, red, and yellow

Sun Exposure: Full bright sun

Suitable Soil: Light and well-drained

8. Lobelia


It is the best spilling seasonal plant for early spring. It usually thrives in moderate temperatures. Your hanging basket will be covered with a mass of electric-blue flowers. These lovely flowers appeal to butterflies a lot. But these can not flourish in summers.

Color Variations: Purple, blue, red, pink, and violet.

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Suitable Soil: Organically rich, well-drained, and moist.


There are more than a hundred varieties of beautiful flowering plants to be placed in your balconies or any corner of your house in the hanging baskets. I have identified these eight flowering plants for hanging baskets and pots which are beautiful and amazing. 

Enjoy their beauty and fragrance!!

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