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What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket? Welcome to another topic about plants and especially Begonias.

Here in this topic we are going to talk about what other plant species you can plant beside your Begonias in Basket.

Begonias are well known flowering plants for hanging baskets. These plants add amazing view with their beautiful flowers to the garden or wherever they are planted.

Although planting only Begonias in pots or baskets is enough to bring beauty to that place but with adding other plant species, which we are going to talk about them in a minute, can add extra beauty to the sight.

Plant species that you can plant with Begonias

Here are 5 plant species that you can plant with your Begonias and enjoy their beauty, so without further ado let`s get in to it.

Peppy Shade

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

Orange purple and yellow, alone are amazing color combination in the garden. Begonias and perennials combination will absolutely stun you with its beauty when planted.

Birch Double Cranesbill is first plant in this Peppy Shade combination these beautiful plants reach 18 inches in height, this plant will flower throughout the summer and early fall.

This plant combines with Lakeside Paisley Print Hosta, which grows low only to 12 inches tall and when these two combine with Orange Double Begonias, you cannot stop looking at the plant, Orange Double Begonias bring the biggest splash of color because of their large blooms that go throughout the summer.

Twilight and Light Shade

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

In the Fashion industry using contrasting colors is very popular for example they are using black and white in their designs and it looks beautiful, in the gardening we have the same thing, the light colors stand up against the deep purple gives the plant and garden 3D effect.

In this combination we are going to use chocoholic Snakeroot, this plant grows tall and it is narrowed shape with the height of 4-6 inches. This plant likes shaded environment where the color of the leave can stand out.

Next we have Bouton de Rose Begonias with white and pink blooms will definitely catch your eye. Plant thee of this Begonia tubers for every one Chocoholic Snakeroot for the best result.

Golden Glory Shade

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

White and gold are very luxury colors that we all enjoy having an item with color of one of them or even combined.

In this one we will use Yellow Double Begonias and White Double Begonias, typically you can fit 3-5 Begonia tubers in a 10-12 inches planter, it actually depends on how fully you want your plant to look.

If you want to have green, white and gold combination, plant Candidum Caladium and Color Festival Hosta for the unique appearance that you looking for.

Red, White and Blue Shade

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

Red, white and blue color combination is considered as a traditional appearance because we see this combination in so many country flags like America, France, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Chile and other countries.

First for blue look we have to plant Big Daddy Hosta which sets the stage for this combination, then we have Fanal Red Astilbe with red blooms and green/red leaves will look so good after the Big Daddy Hosta.

For the for ground of this combination we have White Double Begonias which will complete the traditional color combination that you can enjoy watching it.

Ferns and Begonias Collection

What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

Last but not least we are going to use Lady Fern for amazing backdrop for the big blooms of Begonias, you can use this combination which is Apricot and Scarlet Begonias with Scarlet Double Begonias as you can see in the picture combining these species will give your garden or Basket pot amazing look and gives perfect shady garden plant combination.

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22 comments on “What to Plant with Begonias in Hanging Basket?

  1. Hello.This post was extremely interesting, particularly because I was browsing for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

  2. I love hanging baskets filled with begonias! They add such a vibrant splash of color to my garden. Can you recommend any plants that would complement begonias well in a hanging basket?

    1. Hi Sarah! Begonias are indeed a beautiful choice for hanging baskets. To complement them, you can consider pairing begonias with trailing plants like ivy, sweet potato vine, or creeping Jenny. These plants will provide a lovely cascading effect and enhance the overall visual appeal of your hanging basket. Happy gardening!

  3. I’m new to gardening and just planted some begonias in a hanging basket. I’m wondering if there are any specific plants I should avoid planting with begonias to ensure they grow well together.

    1. Hello Michael! Congrats on starting your gardening journey with begonias. When choosing companion plants for your hanging basket, it’s best to avoid plants that have different water and light requirements than begonias. Also, be mindful of selecting plants that won’t overshadow or outcompete the begonias for space. Stick to plants that have similar care needs to ensure they grow well together. Happy gardening and enjoy your hanging basket!

  4. I adore begonias and have a hanging basket filled with them. I’m looking to add some variety and visual interest to the arrangement. Are there any specific plants that can create a stunning combination with begonias?

    1. Hi Laura! It’s wonderful to hear that you have a hanging basket filled with begonias. To create a stunning combination, you can consider adding plants like lobelia, fuchsia, or million bells (Calibrachoa). These plants will provide a pop of contrasting colors and textures, enhancing the overall beauty of your hanging basket. Have fun experimenting with different combinations!

  5. I recently bought a beautiful hanging basket filled with begonias, but I feel like it needs something extra. Can you suggest any plants or flowers that would complement the begonias and add more interest to the arrangement?

    1. Hello Jennifer! If you’re looking to add more interest to your hanging basket of begonias, you can try incorporating plants like trailing lobelia, bacopa, or verbena. These plants will provide a delicate and colorful complement to the begonias, adding more visual appeal to your arrangement. Remember to consider their care requirements and ensure they thrive in similar growing conditions. Enjoy enhancing the beauty of your hanging basket!

  6. I’ve been growing begonias in hanging baskets for a while now, and I love the look. However, I’m running out of ideas for companion plants. Can you recommend any unique or less common plants that would pair well with begonias?

    1. Hi David! It’s great to hear that you’ve been successful with begonias in hanging baskets. If you’re looking for unique or less common companion plants, you can consider pairing begonias with plants like string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), wandering jew (Tradescantia zebrina), or small-flowered ferns. These plants will add a touch of uniqueness and create an interesting contrast with the begonias. Happy experimenting!

  7. I have a hanging basket filled with begonias, and I love the vibrant colors they bring to my patio. I’m interested in adding some foliage plants to create a more textured and balanced look. Any suggestions?

    1. Hello Lisa! Adding foliage plants to your hanging basket can definitely create a more textured and balanced look. You can consider incorporating plants like asparagus fern, spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), or creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia). These foliage plants will provide a lush backdrop and complement the vibrant colors of the begonias. Enjoy creating a visually appealing hanging basket!

  8. I’m planning to create a hanging basket with begonias and other flowers. Can you recommend any specific flowering plants that will bloom at the same time as begonias and create a harmonious display?

    1. Hi Emma! When choosing flowering plants to accompany begonias in your hanging basket, you can opt for complementary bloom times. Some options include petunias, verbena, and lobelia, which bloom at the same time as begonias and create a harmonious and colorful display. Remember to consider their care requirements and ensure they receive proper light, water, and nutrients. Happy gardening!

  9. I recently received a hanging basket filled with begonias as a gift. I’m not sure how to care for them properly. Can you provide some guidance on watering, fertilizing, and overall maintenance for begonias in a hanging basket?

    1. Hello Mark! Congrats on receiving a hanging basket of begonias. To care for them properly, make sure the hanging basket has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Water the begonias when the top inch of soil feels dry, but avoid overwatering. Fertilize them with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two to four weeks during the growing season. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and promptly address any issues. With proper care and attention, your begonias will thrive and reward you with beautiful blooms. Enjoy!

  10. I have a hanging basket filled with begonias, and they’re thriving beautifully. I’m curious if there are any specific plants that can act as a natural pest deterrent when planted alongside begonias.

    1. Hi Sarah’sGarden! It’s fantastic to hear that your begonias are thriving. To naturally deter pests, you can consider planting companion plants like marigolds, lavender, or mint near your begonias. These plants have scents that repel common pests and can help protect your begonias. Remember to provide proper spacing to allow each plant to grow and thrive. Happy gardening and enjoy a pest-free environment for your begonias!

  11. I’m a beginner gardener and just planted begonias in a hanging basket. I’m concerned about them getting too leggy. Are there any specific plants I can plant with begonias to help provide support and prevent legginess?

    1. Hello GreenThumb! Legginess can be a concern for begonias in hanging baskets. To provide support and prevent legginess, you can consider planting trailing plants like trailing petunias, bacopa, or creeping Jenny. These plants will create a fuller look and help support the begonias as they grow. Regular pruning of the begonias can also help promote bushier growth. Enjoy watching your begonias flourish in your hanging basket!

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