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Portland Nursery

Bedding Plants for Sun

Fall in love with these classic garden favorites. These reliable beauties are inexpensive and abundantly colorful, making them as perfect for public parks as they are for the home garden. In home gardens, bedding plants can be tucked into empty spaces, used to create a swath of color and may be just the thing you need to fill out a great combination.

  • Line veggie beds, walkways and shrub borders
  • Economical fillers for containers
  • Fill in beds while shrubs and perennials are maturing.
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  • This list highlights the basic Sun bedding plants we carry. If you are looking for a specific variety please give us a call.

Our featured Annual Bedding Plants for Sun include: Petunia and Verbena

Gazania 'Sunbathers Sunset'

Gazania 'Sunbathers Sunset'


Petunia and Verbena


Coleus Hybrid Wizard




Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Bedding Plant FAQs

How many tray packs do I need?

All bedding plants have a height and width on the tag.

To figure trays needed:
Planting area divided by the width of the plant= number of plants needed. Divide this number by 6 for number of tray packs needed.

Which bedding plants are low maintenance?

Some bedding plants will perform beautifully without deadheading, minimal fertilizing and regular water. We recommend: Alyssum, Centaurea, Cosmos, Dusty Miller, Lobelia, Marigold, Nasturtium, Nigella, Portulacca, and Verbena.

What are some good cut flower choices?

Aster, Calendula, Centaurea, Cosmos, King Mix Helichrysum, Marigold, Rocket Snapdragons, Statice, Stock, and tall Zinnia.

Which bedding plants are drought tolerant?

Calendula, Carnation, Celosia, Cleome, Dusty Miller, Gazania, Lisianthus, Marigold, Portulaca, Sanvitalia, Verbena, and Zinnia 'Profusion'.