Begonia, verbena and calibrachoa hanging basket

Do it:

May, Jun

Takes just:

20 minutes

At its best:

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

This fiery hanging basket display combines trailing begonia with verbena and calibrachoa plants. Perfect for a sunny spot, it provides a long season of colour throughout summer.

You will need

  • Trailing begonia e.g. 'Surfinia Blue'
  • Verbena 'Ipanema Blue'
  • Calibrachoa 'Callie Peach'
  • Hanging basket with coir liner
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Slow-release fertiliser pellets


Place the basket in an empty flower pot to make planting easier.

Add the coir liner and fill two-thirds with compost.

Position the plants in the basket, ensuring the begonia is well placed to grow over the sides. Add more compost and firm plants in well.

Add slow-release fertiliser pellets to boost the floweing potential of the plants.

Water the basket thoroughly and allow to drain before hanging it in its final position.


Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith says...

Be bold with colour combinations, not being afraid to mix contrasting shades. Orange and purple is a classic mix, although you could also try yellow and purple for a similar effect. Hanging baskets are relatively short lived, so take the opportunity to be creative.

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