'Get the look' patio container - Summer Sizzler

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Hot Mediterranean colours create a blaze of colour that works beautifully with an unglazed terracotta pot. Fiery orange Calendula, scarlet Salvia, red and yellow petunias and dramatic Salpiglossis make a scorching combination. Add the dark foliage of a Dahlia for a dramatic contrast, and a bright splash of peachy white verbena to catch the eye. You can even add a trailing geranium to tumble over the edge of the pot, if there's space. These patio plants are perfect for a spot in full sun where their fiery colours will really get your temperature soaring.

Growing Tips

  • Use a good quality compost such as John Innes No.2 to fill your container.
  • The plants in this container enjoy a position in full sun.
  • Feed and water your container regularly to get the best display.
  • Regular deadheading will help to prolong flowering.

Calendula 'Fruit Twist' from Thompson & Morgan

Calendula 'Fruit Twist'

Early flowering, with daisy-like blooms in a zesty mix of citrus colours.

Flowering Period: May-September

Verbena 'Peaches and Cream' from Thompson & Morgan

Verbena 'Peaches and Cream'

Salmon-orange flowers that fade through apricot to a creamy yellow.

Flowering Period: June-September

Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children' from Thompson & Morgan

Dahlia 'Bishops Children'

A fiery mix of striking coloured blooms set against attractive dark foliage.

Flowering Period: July-October

Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire' from Thompson & Morgan

Salvia 'Blaze of Fire'

Plumes of brilliant scarlet flowers above neat, compact plants.

Flowering Period: June-September

Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed' from Thompson & Morgan

Salpiglossis 'Royale Mixed'

Attractive burgundy trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants.

Flowering Period: June-September

Geranium 'Red Sybil' from Thompson & Morgan

Geranium 'Red Sybil'

A vigorous, trailing ivy-leafed geranium with exceptional garden performance.

Flowering Period: July-October

Alternative varieties for Petunia 'Summer Sensation'

Petunia 'Amore™ Queen of Hearts' from Thompson & Morgan

Petunia 'Amore™ Queen of Hearts'

A succession of blooms in a carnival of summer colour.

Flowering Period: June-October

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