The orange gerbera (winter-hardy) and purple angelonia make the perfect colour contrast, while the grass creates a backdrop for the scheme and lends movement to the display. The combination is best suited to a sunny spot, so position it in the brightest area you have. Deadhead the blooms regularly to keep the display neat, and to encourage more flowers.
Learn how to create this zesty gerbera and begonia container display, in just three easy steps.
You Will Need
- Gerbera garvinea ‘Sweet Surprise’ (2)
- Carex comans, bronze-leaves
- Angelonia angustifolia
- Begonia sutherlandii (2)
- Multi-purpose, peat-free compost
- Slow-release fertiliser
Add peat-free, multi-purpose compost to your container until it’s two-thirds full. Work in slow-release fertiliser.
Position the grass at the back of the display, gently teasing its roots as you remove it from the pot.
Plant the gerberas next, followed by the begonias at the front so they spill over the edge. Water in well.
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Don’t forget to boost your stock of the plants used by propagating them. You can take cuttings from the gerbera, angelonia and begonia, while the carex can be divided.